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All orders of Lightning Headers will require you to provide measurements, see these diagrams:
Lightning Jet Headers
Lightning Mercury Headers
Lightning Generic Headers
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Standard Jacketed Header - S/B Chevy LS1 Jet Boat
These headers are designed to be a replacement for Mercury, OMC or jet manifolds. However, they terminate approximately 8" aft of stock manifolds and are projected to meet the exhaust tips providing they are in the stock location. Headers will have about 1/2" clearance between header and tall Moroso valve covers. Headers come complete with bolts, gaskets, waterfittings, pet cocks, etc. (less 4" hose and 4" hose clamps). Factory oil filter requires relocation.
When comparing performance exhaust systems it's good to understand the different systems on the market today and the performance demands of your engine. Understanding how a header works will help you decide on which exhaust system is best suited for your application.
Headers have two basic functions. First is to simply relieve back pressure. For example, when looking at a manifold you see a 4" diameter exhaust hose, but the actual exhaust gas opening is about 2-1/2" diameter. Most performance manifolds and some header manufacturers use a 4" exhaust hose and 3" or 3-1/2" OD exhaust gas tube. All of these headers use a 4" OD exhaust gas tube and a 5" water jacket tube until the water gets introduced into the exhaust gas stream, then it gets reduced from 5" to its 4" exhaust hose diameter. At no time does the exhaust gases see a diameter smaller than 4" OD. When looking at these exhaust gas openings consider their area not their diameter. For example, a 4" OD opening has an area of approximately 12.56 sq. in. A 3-1/2" opening has an area of approximately 9.62 sq. in.That is 25% smaller! A 3" opening is approximately 7.06 sq. in. and a 2-1/2" opening is approximately 4.90 sq. in. which is 60% smaller.
LIGHTNING HORSE POWER COMPARISON
Performance figures on headers vary considerably. As a rule, the higher horsepower engines benefit more than the lower horsepower engines. For example, the 330hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 50 to 75 rpm, where as the 365 hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 300 to 400 rpm (45 hp). Blown engines gain up to 800 rpm (80 hp). Of course this is comparing these headers against stock Mercury center rise manifolds.
Our Magnum header starts with Mandrel bent 316L stainless steel interior tubes. The exterior tubes are Mandrel bent heavy wall steel tube (.074). The tubes are then mechanically etched by sand blasting and then assembled. Finally, a corrosion resistant silicone ceramic coating is applied to the interior of the header while the exterior receives a powder coat finish.
ALL THIS PLUS THE BEST 2-YEAR WARRANTY IN THE INDUSTRY
Through continuing research Lightning Mfg. has developed a Dual Porcelain Coating that resists the harshest of salt water environments. Now as an option theyare able to apply the same high tech coating to a 316L stainless steel lined header once thought to be the cracking alloy and render it crack resistant.
Standard Jacketed Header - S/B Chevy LS1 Mercury
LS1 Headers, Jet, Long, Chrome
This is the header the Bassett legacy was built on. It's clean smooth flowing shape and high luster chrome are a sure winner anywhere. All original style headers come with gaskets, bolts, tee valve, water injection lines, and hardware.
Sold As A Pair
LS1 Headers, Jet, Short, Chrome
LS1 Headers, V-Drive, Long, Chrome
LS1 Headers, V-Drive, Short, Chrome
Cyclone Water Jacketed Header System For GM LS and Standard Dimension Bravo - Fully Polished
This new cyclone header system is designed specifically for GM LS engines. The tailpipes are set up for standard Bravo exit locations.
This Cyclone wet exhaust series header works perfectly on both
stock and modified performance applications This header mixes
engine cooling water with the exhaust near the end of the tailpipe That
allows you to use a 4" rubber hose connection to attach your transom
mounted exhaust tips This is the perfect replacement for your factory
exhaust system Oil filter, shift control, ECU brackets, gaskets, and bolts
If you are one of thousands of performance boaters seeking the power and styling from stainless
steel tubular headers then you're looking at the leader in exhaust technology These "Cyclone"
header systems share 100% 316L stainless steel construction. All appropriate flanges are laser cut and
CNC machined for a perfect gasket seal. Each individual exhaust tube is bent to precise, exact
tolerances every time. A computer designed fully welded water inlet manifold provides equal water distribution
to each exhaust runner tube. While each set of headers goes through a 1900 degree annealing
process that multiplies the durability factor of the header many times over while providing added
protection against corrosion. But the heart of these systems lies in the ability to generate loads of
additional power. By using CAD-5 Technology to develop a unique staggered tube runner length, these
systems are capable of maximizing the broadest low end and midrange torque, all the while yielding
incredible peak power gains. These systems are available in many configurations to fit every boaters needs.
Rest assured when you lay down your hard earned money because the system comes complete with
all necessary mounting bolts, gaskets, and shift and oil filter brackets making installation a snap.
Cyclone Water Jacketed Header System For GM LS with Turbo Adapter Flange - Fully Polished
This new cyclone header system is designed specifically for GM LS engines. The header has an adapter flange set up to easily adapt a turbo for use with the system.
GM LS Aluminum Exhaust Manifold system for 4.8, 5.3, 6.0, 6.2, Aluminum 4" Exhaust System
The NEW LS Aluminum manifolds is popular on OEM based Aluminum exhaust system is popular on production GM LS based engine platforms up to the GM LSA of 550HP. This system features a single o2 sensor bung provision on one of the exhaust risers..The system features both fresh water and closed cooling plumbing options. a 4" exhaust hose connection is standard. See the link for installation instruction for further sizing specifications. Not for use with engines using a camshaft with more than .216 @ .050 Camshaft Duration.
ATTENTION** This Exhaust System is sold in a raw Aluminum "As-Cast" satin finish, Installer will be required to apply any final finish as the outside is ROUGH aluminum. Sanding, Polishing, Powder coating or Painting is the responsibility of the purchaser!