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Unread 03-17-2012, 10:37 AM   #1
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Replacement Manifold

I need to replace my cracked exhaust manifold. This is my second replacement (original cracked, then Borla header cracked), so I would like a good quality unit and a good vendor to buy from. Any recommendations? I am going to go with one with the flex tubes on the ends. Quadrajet sells these for $250, and I have found what appears to be the same one from various Ebay vendors for $100. I am of the mindset that you get what you pay for, but is this the case here?

I would also like to get all new bolts and hardware. What size are the bolts, and where can I find these?


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Unread 03-17-2012, 03:42 PM   #2
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So long as the eBay header looks like this with the two steel expansion bellows (aka flex joints) that stop the cracking, you should be fine.
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Unread 03-17-2012, 04:56 PM   #3
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I used the cheapest ebay manifold with flex joints on my old sahara, and never had any problems, but I bought my own gasket.
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Unread 03-17-2012, 06:08 PM   #4
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$70 ebay cheapo with expansion joints and gasket worked great for me.
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