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1981 Side Pipes, Hooker or Doug's?

 
Old 03-15-2019, 09:17 AM
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Default 1981 Side Pipes, Hooker or Doug's?

So I really love the looks of side pipes and my state lets me get away with that so which do you all recommend? I see so many people brag about Hooker Headers but the ones I found are 18 gauge while Doug's headers are a little cheaper and a thicker 16 gauge. I have not looked at other brands so feel free if you have suggestions. Thanks all as always.

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Old 03-15-2019, 09:27 AM
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Recommend stainless steel headers. Pick your brand.
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Check into Billy Boat Ceramic headers/side pipes...


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I have Doug's and they are very good. The only thing I sort of messed up on was I bought the black ones, which I love, but I assumed they were painted. I took the car out in the rain once and they got all pitted up. Apparently it's just a primer (called them and complained... yada yada) So I took them off and painted them nice with header paint and they are fine. As far as the fitment they were fine. I had to do some 'adjusting' on the holes in the frame but that is pretty normal and it's not difficult. I think Doug's is pretty good quality.


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I've had both and OBX. They all fit well and had no issues.with any of them.
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I have OBX no fitment issues no complaints.
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