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Old 05-17-2018, 07:29 PM
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Default Cast or log RDL headers and up-pipes

I have the LML drivers manifolds and tow flow up-pipes. I am wanting to upgrade to a compound set-up and add more fuel, but cannot decide on weather to go cast or log? Truck is just a DD, and use it on the interstate alot, but I want more...this thing is reliable and a blast but is a my main source of transportation. Please advise; RDL is having a 10% off sale; just want to take advantage of the situation.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:07 PM
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Cast for sure. Don't see the point in log headers.
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:04 PM
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Cast has my vote for what youre doing.
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:04 AM
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I tried multiple set of log headers and had issues with them warping and blowing gaskets. I have cast manifolds now and no issues.
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:38 PM
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I'm running RDL's cast manifolds with a Wehril Custom Fab twins setup ( Jordan at Wehril is top-notch). Wishing I had gone with Rick's log manifolds. Wrap the manifolds whichever you decide on, also get RDL gaskets. Using Levi's turbo/up-pipe blankets. Rick is great to work with and will answer all your questions without selling you things you don't need. My 01 LB7 is a DD.
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Old 05-19-2018, 10:34 AM
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Thanks everyone, I pulled the trigger on the cast set-up!
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