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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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Old 07-06-2018, 08:37 AM
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Finally getting around to installing this setup. I also added all of Levi's blankets for the manifolds, up-pipes & turbo.
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:18 AM
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looking good post some pic's when you get those blankets installed i'd like to see how they fit.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:45 AM
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looking good post some pic's when you get those blankets installed i'd like to see how they fit.
Finally finished that install. Now need to get the sump done, move the lift pump location.
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:40 AM
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Looks good
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:36 PM
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Damn sexy!

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Old 07-10-2018, 01:03 PM
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Looks great buddy!!!

Now where's that twin kit......
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Damn sexy!

Thanks!
LMAO, my thoughts during the install too!
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Carrillo's, Fingers cast w reliefs 17:1, ARP, SoCal 3388AF cam, SoCal flex-plate, SoCal dampner & springs, Chromoly push rods, DHD Cast High-flow intake bridge, DHD coupler & DHD lock-up box, Danville Billet Stage 2 68R1, Danville motor mounts & Danville welded/pinned water pump, Energy 10mm, 45% over inj, Airdog 4G 165, AFE, Banks, Mag-Hytec, ProFab Cast manifolds, MBRP, Magnaflow, QA1, Cognito, McGaughys, CalTracs, TruTrac, AC Delco Extreme duty rotors.

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Mike L Built Trans w billet shafts, hub and "K" converter

758HP/1441ftlbs
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Old 07-15-2018, 03:41 PM
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What a difference the manifolds and blankets have made. The fit and finish of these components were spot on. I have noticed that when accelerating that turbo screams like never before; it's almost annoying. And the throttle response has definitely increased. Once I get my wagon hooked back up, I can give an idea about the EGT's.

I've also installed a G&R sump and relocated my lift pump. Simple install and nice finish of all the parts.

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