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Ram Air Restoration Enterprises- head pipe kits?

The previous owner of my newly acquired 69' installed a set of Ram Air manifolds from ramairrestoration.com and I am considering buying their 2.5" pre-bent head pipes with flanges for $219 and was curious about the quality/fitment and if anybody here has used these? Thanks
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Don't know about those but i believe jegs and summit sell down pipes too. $100 cheaper made by pypes

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I don't know about the Summit/Jegs headpipes but I saw an article in HPP where they dyno tested these manifolds with the Pypes headpipes vs. standard 90 deg muffler shop pipes and there was a significant gain in HP/TQ with the mandrel bent Pypes stuff.



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PYPES DGA20S PYPES Downpipes

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^Oh wow , yeah, that's a no brainer then.



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The Pypes head pipes are just the "head" pipes for about $110. I would still need to buy the intermediate pipes back to the mufflers. This kit from ramairestoration is factory bent from the manifolds all the way back to the mufflers. I already have a new pair of mufflers and mandrel bent tail pipes ready to install. I just need a kit from the manifolds to the mufflers.
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Then the restoration services may be the way to go. I have these head pipes and a magna flow header back system on the way. In two days I can let you know just how far back those pypes pipes go back

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That would be great if you could let us know. I think the PYPES down pipes are 41" long. I like the idea of mandrel bent everywhere but this motor is not real stout, yet. I'm either going to buy the PYPES head pipes and have a shop bend the rest to my mufflers or get this ramairrestoration.com kit. Tomorrow I'm going to measure 41" back from the manifolds to see where it ends and then measure the approximate distance to the muffs. I'd kind of like to keep all the factory located bends though.
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yea they aren't gonna be that long. Supposed to be here the 4th. Usually close to 6pm. I must be at the end of ups's route. I will gladly measure them though.

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Every time I've dealt with Ram Air Restoration, they've been great. Quality parts and they'll take the time to talk with you to make sure it's right.

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