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red02dak
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5/28/2005
16:02:16

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Where can I find decent headers for a modified 4.7 that wont cost an arm and a leg???



MoparDak
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5/28/2005
23:22:10

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I got a set of Gibson Shorties, in Chrome, they wearn't that much, and for me, at least, I could feel a differance in performance.

my brother and his friend put them on, all he paid him was a case of beer, to do the job, pretty cheap labor huh?



GraphiteDak
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5/29/2005
00:48:57

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Nice thing about a 4.7 is NO spark plugs or spark plug wires down there either :)

I'm interested in LONG tube headers. But they are outta site on the price range for a 4.7



Dako
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5/31/2005
02:18:19

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I have the JBA shorty headers. Took of the cat.and installed 2 exhaust pipes,put the 2-02sensors back on. 2 Flowmaster Deltaflow 50's and 2 tailpipes behind the rear tires. LOVE IT. No ck. engine light.



GraphiteDak
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6/01/2005
01:24:56

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So you did what I was going to try? Installing them O2 sensors on ONE side only?


How'd the power feel afterwards? Did you loose tons of power like some loosers around here are claiming (even though they didn't try it themselves)?






Dako
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6/01/2005
02:28:50

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Hardly any lost of power,only can feel it when in forth gear up a steep hill. With out the cat it's a little louder other then that LOVE IT.



TexasTodd
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6/01/2005
10:34:58

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Anyone have a 4.7 dyno, before and after, headers and the exhaust being the only difference?
Show me the money!

Dako,
I've relocated my third cat to a dumpster, and it sounds great, little rumble, and no obnoxiously loud sound either.



GraphiteDak
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6/03/2005
01:39:00

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Todd. Are you saying that beauce you DOUBT the performance from headers and duals, or are you actually SEEKING proof because YOU want to take a chance on headers and duals as well?

I sure notice a lot of people skeptical on running duals and/or headers on a 4.7
Weird. They worked FINE on Mustangs, Crown Vics, Grand Marque's, Jaguars, etc that have FACTORY true dual exhaust on a SMALL block (4.6/5.0/5.8, etc). Some mustangs had nice factory headers too.






Old Fool
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6/03/2005
07:11:26

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I don't have any Chassis Dyno's, but I have the Track Dyno's. Went to JBA Shorty Headers and true duals and a pair of 24" glass packs on my 4.7L and picked up 3 full tenths in the 1/4 mile. 3 tenths in the 1/4 mile on a 4,000 lb truck at 4900 ft altitude (Pueblo, Colorado) is about 35 to 40 ponies (you know the real ones, not the chassis Dyno braggers). I'm now back in South Texas and with my set up I have some serious traction issues sitting on 295/50-16 tires. Low end torque is just great. If you aren't part girl, then the decision to go to headers and true duals should be automatic. I can see women having problems with this decision, since there are so many new shoe styles available at the mall every week to spend that few hundred dollars on.

Later,



GraphiteDak
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6/03/2005
21:09:17

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Right on OLD FOOL :)

There are so many people who just BLAST you these days for wanting the good ol' headers and True Duals on a truck. Glad you agree that you CAN get equal or BETTER performance with duals.

This is my ONLY V8 so far that has NOT had headers and Duals.
Even though I think my Dak currently sounds GOOD the way it is, near stock with a flowmaster, I KNOW I like the sound of Duals even better.

You can take 5 Dakota's and all pull into a parking lot one at a time. The one with TRUE DUALS (done right) will stand apart from the rest :) Kind of like listening to a MONO radio, then a STEREO one...
No offense to the other guys here. I just LIKE true duals.



DAK014.7
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6/04/2005
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I have a set of Gibson Shorty's on my 4.7 Dak,

I felt a gain in low end., not so much top end though.

it pulled alot better, and plus, if you combine headers with exaust, it'll sound a whole lot better.

2001 Dakota CC 4x4 4.7, Blue, 5 - speed Manual, 3.55s, 32 inch Muds, Gibson shortys, Flowmaster 40, 70mm F/B TB, KN FIPK II, Mopar HO cams.



Dako
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6/05/2005
15:12:19

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GraphiteDak, You should try the set up I tried. JBA shorty headers, 2inch exhaust pipes,Xpipe,2 Flowmaster Deltaflow 50 series mufflers and 2 2.25tailpipes coming out behind the rear wheels. Hardly any power loss and the good thing is no MIL light. Sharing is caring,Dako



dakotaguy
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6/08/2005
15:11:14

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hey guys just got my first truck its a dodge dakota 4.7 liter 2000 and i was wondering if you could put longtube headers on it. i am also interested in other mods you can do to it if someone could help me i would be greatl apreciative



JimmyD
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6/09/2005
03:26:39

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GraphiteDak posted "I'm interested in LONG tube headers. But they are outta site on the price range for a 4.7"

Have you checked out the early model (2000-2002) Jeep Grand Cherokees with the 4.7 engine?
Their exhaust manifolds look much different than the ones on the Dakota 4.7s. Might just be what you're looking for, or close to it, and maybe need just a bit of tweaking to make them fit.



dakota guy
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6/09/2005
04:35:21

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no ill have to check into that. thanks, hey what other modifications would be best for my truck



dakota guy
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6/11/2005
12:53:04

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i just found out that krc make headers custom for whatever you just have to give them the specs



dan mannocchi
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7/18/2018
08:04:26

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I want to put shortys on my 2000 dak 4.7 . not sure what brand to buy . don't want to break the bank ,looking at JBA'S and Gibson, which is better made header ???? also decided on the stainless . opinion ??



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8/28/2018
12:59:08

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Looking to do the same on a 2006. Does anyone make
an off-road pipe?




Horace Sublet
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8/29/2018
20:37:47

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I am installing a HO 4.7 in my 2000 Dakota
and my idea for the exhaust is Stainless
headers dual pipes that will join with a
crossover like the Mustang H system,
Route the pipes over and up to original
location, turn two 2 chamber mufflers
vertical and over axle and out to
right.2.5" and after break in coat the
headers and crossover pipes with thermal
paint



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