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    Quote Originally Posted by DakotaRat View Post
    Woah that looks like it sucks man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goober rt View Post
    I was gonna start a tread about this..... I’m gonna look into buying a set of headers I the next couple weeks. What’s better mids or long tube headers . And are the spintech headers one of the best options? What’s better? As of right now I have the mopar mid length headers. I was told that there crappy headers! Is it true? My headers are also 20 years old lol. Not worried about smog if that’s a issue with the long tube headers.
    NO, stay with the Mopar/PPH mids. If anything pull them and have them ceramic coated. I am still running my 20 year old PPH headers on my built 365 c.i. 10:8 -1 compression engine. Spend that money somewhere else...
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    Good to know! Thanks 99DRT

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99dart View Post
    NO, stay with the Mopar/PPH mids. If anything pull them and have them ceramic coated. I am still running my 20 year old PPH headers on my built 365 c.i. 10:8 -1 compression engine. Spend that money somewhere else...
    What’s the benefit of ceramic coated? Last longer? Cleaner flow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goober rt View Post
    What’s the benefit of ceramic coated? Last longer? Cleaner flow?
    It protects the headers from rust/corrosion and keeps the engine bay, surrounding wiring/rubber items cooler.
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    i had the same problem. they have a flat spot like they clearenced them, but its rotated 40 degrees from where they need to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R/T ish... View Post
    i had the same problem. they have a flat spot like they clearenced them, but its rotated 40 degrees from where they need to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 99dart View Post
    NO, stay with the Mopar/PPH mids. If anything pull them and have them ceramic coated. I am still running my 20 year old PPH headers on my built 365 c.i. 10:8 -1 compression engine. Spend that money somewhere else...
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    I have a set of Jess Dale Long Tubes's I'm not using...Fit perfect on my 2001. Maybe not the prettiest out there, but perfect for someone running a power adder, Im NA, and 2" to 4" was too big.
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    I have had nothing but problems with the spintech headers. Specifically the gaskets. I've had them off twice now and had to purchase new ones, because they leak. It sounds like my engine is knocking. I'm about to go into it again for the third time. $48 a gasket is no joke. I also spoke with spintech about the clearance issues with the steering rack, they told me that they must not have been installed correctly. How can I not install it right? You Bolt them up and they either fit or they don't. I would not recommend spintech. They've been nothing but trouble.

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    You can see at the corners on both the bottom right and left of the gasket that there's no bolts to hold it down. So at both those spots, where it's thinnest, it leaks. Poor design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DakotaRat View Post
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    You can see at the corners on both the bottom right and left of the gasket that there's no bolts to hold it down. So at both those spots, where it's thinnest, it leaks. Poor design.
    Get yourself a set of Remflex header gaskets. They're several layers thick and conform to a lot of flange irregularities.

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    Yep, the whole port plate thing with Spintechs sucks ass, but as arro said, pick up some Remflex gaskets.

    I tried the crap Spintech included before I knew any better, leaked almost immediately. Threw on Remflexes and never looked back. Hipotek, one of our supporting vendors, sells them.

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    I have been running spintechs for years, first thing i did was helicoil the threads in the port plates, then I run ultra copper RTV on the plates to the heads and Remflex gaskets on the headers to plates and i use ARP bolts. ZERO leaks ever with my longtubes. Other have also got with a guy who makes one piece plates for the headers, try a search here or on the dakota R/T owners group page on facebook to contact him if you want to go that route.

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    My spintechs have ticked from day one. I was planning on trying to fix that this weekend, but now I think I'll order the remflex gaskets. Perfect timing for this thread to come back to life. Thanks guys

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    I’ve used cometic type gaskets, but I have long tube hookers with the 1/2 aluminum plate, but I also use the copper rtv sealant, but then I swapped to remflex with the copper rtv, 1 pack per side(2)

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    I will look into getting some new gaskets ordered. Thanks for the direction guys! I will update once I get them goin'.

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