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Shortie headers -- Sufficient for turbo manifolds?

I've got a set of 1 5/8'' primary shortie headers that I'm going to try to use. A friend that's going to build the kit for my car says they'll work. Would these be suffient enough?

Or should I opt for some manifolds elsewhere? If yes, where can I get some quality manifolds, that aren't hella expensive?

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Unless you are wanting to build something that makes 1200+ horsepower, they'll work just fine. Go for it!
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They will work perfect

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How much of a difference would those 1 3/4'' Bassani/AFM short tube headers make, as compared to the 1 5/8''?

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I would not waste my time getting other non-turbo headers than you already have. What you have will work fine. If you want to spend some more money, B&G custom turbo makes a really nice set of turbo headers. This will fix the position of your turbos in a way that will work for sure for fabbing the rest of the setup. THAT is an advantage. Also, one less thing to build.
I think they are like 300 - 350 bucks.

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How much of a difference would those 1 3/4'' Bassani/AFM short tube headers make, as compared to the 1 5/8''?
They would make a difference in that they would be a PITA to get on there, may not even worked flipped. Plus with a turbo you do not need the biggest tube header in most applications, it could even possibly hurt a little. I would use the shorties you have over those log headers posted above.

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I used flowtech 1 5/8" on mine but I wouldn't recomend this to anyone as I am currently making another set from scratch.I got them cheap but man what a PITA to take off and put on as I had a leak problem with the pass side header.
I'm using a 3/8 flange this time(over 1/4") and trying to place primaries as to allow easier access to the header bolts.
Also the flowtechs have a more round port opening which I never liked.
JMO if your shorties are flowtechs.

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ony use bbk or motorsport stainless,they wont crack and built way better,mac suck they will start cracking been there done that,you get what u pay for
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just buy a set like the b&g set above, they are proven to fit and work and will save you alot of headaches

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my friend made 720 to the wheels on cft's dyno with flipped shorties and a home fabbed kit. and a gt42
I'm running a much smaller turbo with shorties (tried to use equal length, what a pita) make sure you don't run equal length whatever you do, mine should come in right around 450 on a mild h/c/i setup

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