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post #1 of 7 Old 04-16-2008, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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I'm new when it comes to the diesel world. I have seen cast iron aftermarket made headers for cummins and duramax but never for the ford. There is a good place that I have been going to for all my header and exhaust needs plus i have seen their work i must say amazing.

I want to do a custom twin turbo with my 6.0 with 2 stock turbos but my question is would the header melt if they use stainless steel. I have looked up the melting point its about 1450 - 1485 depending on what other materials are added and where its bought.

I have a friend that has a 250 with a 7.3 and he says he gts 1450 egt's but he is also pushing 150hp + stock im only going to be running 50+ only thing i tow around is my bike its 350pounds.

So can some of you old diesel guys pick me up on this.

Right now I have 4" downtime with Custom 5" exhaust, Afe stage 2, FASS, and head studs. I'm saving up right now for a ats stage 3 tranny and my dads already built both of my axles. I'm also still stock height and stock tires
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If your only going to run 50+ horsepower why bother. Just get a tune and you're there.
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If your only going to run 50+ horsepower why bother. Just get a tune and you're there.
If your only looking for 50hp buy a tuner.
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downtime, do you mean down pipe?
Just get a tuner.

my dads truck:
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I'm new when it comes to the diesel world. I have seen cast iron aftermarket made headers for cummins and duramax but never for the ford. There is a good place that I have been going to for all my header and exhaust needs plus i have seen their work i must say amazing.

I want to do a custom twin turbo with my 6.0 with 2 stock turbos but my question is would the header melt if they use stainless steel. I have looked up the melting point its about 1450 - 1485 depending on what other materials are added and where its bought.

I have a friend that has a 250 with a 7.3 and he says he gts 1450 egt's but he is also pushing 150hp + stock im only going to be running 50+ only thing i tow around is my bike its 350pounds.

So can some of you old diesel guys pick me up on this.

Right now I have 4" downtime with Custom 5" exhaust, Afe stage 2, FASS, and head studs. I'm saving up right now for a ats stage 3 tranny and my dads already built both of my axles. I'm also still stock height and stock tires
twin turbos will add a lot more than 50 horsepower. The headers do not "melt" at 1400 degrees. If they did, a lot of people would be screwed. lol Some guys get up to 1600 degrees.

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He's asking if stainless headers would melt. Stock manifolds are cast Iron if I'm not mistaken.

On that note, for 50hp twin turbos is not effective. Slap a tuner on, or if your keen on turbos just get a aftermarket turbo that'll easily push 50hp.


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LOL. I assure you it takes a helluva lot more than 1500 degree EGT to melt Stainless. I've been messing around with turbo cars for over 10 years and I've never heard of someone melting a stainless header. They will sometimes crack if not built well or not braced well, but melting one would be the last thing I'd be worried about. Like others said, if all you're looking for is an extra 50hp, slap a tuner on it and be done. You're going to spend thousands of dollars to have a twin turbo setup fabricated, installed, tuned.

Besides, with the technology of turbos today, twins just aren't neccessary to make big power without sacrificing all your response.

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