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I see i can get the hooker comp for $189 and a ceramic coated nickel plated tri ys for $229. The car is a 65 mustang with a stock 289 and a T-5. Its a daily driver. Don't plan on trying to make a bunch of horsepower out of it (for now). Which header should I go with? Should I just go with a standrad tri y ($139), hooker comp, or ceramic tri y? Thanks guys, I aprreciate it.
 

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I had a buddy get the super comps and was very happy. I think the coated comps be good for your application.
 

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I'm sure the hookers will make more power but the Tri-Ys fit like a glove with awesome ground clearance and are easy to install...If your looking to make more power in the future the hookers might be the better choice though.
 

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Like frdnut said, the hookers will give great power but the try y's wil be easy to fit and will make a little better low end. Get them coated if you dont like rusty headers.
 

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I noticed you have a T-5. If you're running a cable clutch, clearance with the tri-y's is tight. I have a set on my '67 with cable clutch and have had to make some adjustment (after burning through the first cable). Something to consider. Greg
 

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On 2006-03-01 20:52, 65stang289 wrote:
are you saying that there are clearance issues with the tri ys or any headers? or both? thanks!
there will be cable clearance issues with both, but not to say you can't MAKE either work. Tri-y's are ok, I switched from tri-y's to comps and noticed a substantial performance boost. I was using the generic shelby style tri-y's that sell for $125 or so in the mustang catalogs. A quality tri-y, like Doug's, would probably be as good as a longtube header, but the cost is more. My comps fit great and went into place and bolted up easier than the tri-y's I was using.
 
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