Originally Posted by 50mustangs
thanks Bill, exactly the kind of response I'm looking for. Pace Setters are the headers on the top of my list right now. are yours Stainless Steel or painted mild steel? just wondering if the stainless is the way to go. I don't care what they end up looking like because you really can't see them but I don't want to buy regular painted steel headers and they rust thru in a year and I hear that the Stainless are prone to crack. I'm not in much of any kind of salt and my truck is still in awesome shape. Still looks close to new and drives like the day it was drivin off the showroom floor. I've heard good things about OBX Stainless Steel headers also. Just looking to get the best bang for my buck. Anybody? your 2 cents will be welcomed.. thanks
Mine are the painted mild ones - I have only been in AZ since Jan. So my headers are ugly from Michigan salt, They do not appear to be pitted or rusting through, just ugly, the paint lasted about one month. So if you go the mild steel route, remove the paint and recoat with high temp header paint. As for stainless headers - I didn't go that route due to cost, and I figured the truck would be dead by now. As far as cracking goes - I would make sure the exhaust system is properly supported to prevent undue stress on the headers, and I wouldn't go blasting through big ice cold puddles when they are hot.