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header problems

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by chuck123wapati, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Sep 23, 2012
    chuck123wapati

    chuck123wapati Member

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    I have a set of headers and short cherry bombs on my cj, my problem is that the setup is so short standard exhaust straps break due to the engine movement then the rough roads out here crack the headers due to the added weight. Anybody have ideas to prevent this?
     
  2. Sep 23, 2012
    grannyscj

    grannyscj Headed to the Yukon

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    I use steel rod welded to the pipe and hung with a rubber isolater.
     
  3. Sep 23, 2012
    cj6/442

    cj6/442 Sponsor

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    Yup ^ me too . I ran 1" strap and welded that to the pipe then and drilled a large hole for the isolators,and I welded bolts to the frame. very strong/.solid set up and has not broken yet .But I would have to say your motor mounts need to be in good shape.
     
  4. Sep 23, 2012
    homersdog

    homersdog Tulsa, Ok 2019 Sponsor

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    thats why went back to manifolds, got tired of re welding headers. But the guys on here have a lot of great ideas on their build threads I believe, I may go back to headers one of these days.
     
  5. Sep 23, 2012
    chuck123wapati

    chuck123wapati Member

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    those are good ideas, the main road going to th mountains is about 50 miles of the most washboarded road you have ever seen, new trucks are typically down to 5mph in some spots its so bad.In my Jeep i take the barrow pit cause its smoother.
     

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