A big part of every performance car’s program is the choice of what headers to run. Whether yours is a street/strip car or a full-fledged drag car, your vehicle’s headers play an important part in power production and in getting the most out of your combination.
Thankfully, through the magic of the interwebs, Dynatech is here to help you make a decision of what’s best for your car. The biggest questions people have are what size header tube to choose for their application, and the length of the header. In many applications, it’s going to be more of a packaging issue when it comes to header length. That’s why you have shorty, mid-length, and long-tube, or full-length headers. In that instance, the chassis you are working with decides the length of the headers.
The same goes for header tube diameter. In some instances, you’re limited as to how big a header tube you can run, depending on the car you choose to run. On many cars, the steering column is the deciding factor on which headers will work on your car. We’ve seen many a driver side header with clearance issues, but that’s the fault of the steering column. Many header designs have to snake around the column in order to properly fit a particular application.
As Dynatech points out in this helpful video, though, the company knows what your car needs in a header design. Dynatech knows the length your car requires, the primary size, or if a stepped header design will work best.