I'm looking hard for some chrome headers, I ordered some from Mustangs Unlimited and it was backordered untill september, but I need them now so I canceled it. Do you know of a good place to find some chrome headers, preferbly tri-Ys? Thanks
Most "shiny" headers are nickle plated, as nickle holds up to heat far better than chrome. I bought the JBA shorties on my son's car from Sacramento Mustang, but they're probably way cheaper at Summit Racing. I got my ceramic coated FlowTech's off our favorite auction site for about $125 (still in the original box :. I got the Hooker Comps that are going onto my sportsroof at the Petaluma Swap Meet for $35.
So you see, there's all kinds of options as to where to get headers.
I recommend ceramic coated, though, over nickle plated. The difference in heat disapation is nothing short of amazing, and the ceramic coating is more durable than nickle.
Did they fit? I bought tri-y's from Sacto. Mustang and the fit was so bad I took them back. The driver's side collector was bent inward to the point that once the header contacted the bell housing, the flange was 1/8" away from the head still by the no. 8 plug. According to the counter guy, he said about 1 in 10 of their headers come back because the fitment is so poor. That's when I upgraded to the JBA's (which are now on my son's car).