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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 29th, 18, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Ridetech Tru-turn package clearance with Hooker Headers

So tried installing the Ridetech tru-turn package tonight and couldn't get the drag link installed as the ball joint housing on inner tie-rod on both sides hits one of the header pipes. I've got the LS swap goddies from Holley with their mounts and hooker headers, pics are below to show contact areas. Has anyone else ran into this before? I don't mind running massaging the headers to make things fit and for the drivers side it doesn't seem to be a lot of clearance required but it looks like I'm going to have to do a lot of hammering on the passenger side to make sure it runs through the full travel.

The stock drag link worked fine with this setup, any insight is appreciated.




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Re: Ridetech Tru-turn package clearance with Hooker Headers

True Turn is notorious for header clearance issues

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Re: Ridetech Tru-turn package clearance with Hooker Headers

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True Turn is notorious for header clearance issues
The engineer in me is contemplating how much space the pipe for the passenger side takes up. Not that the craftsmanship or design is bad from Holley but that pipe could be rerouted and made a little closer to the rest of the runners to free up a lot of clearance around the upper control arm mount and drag link itself. Although that may make it harder to install.

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Re: Ridetech Tru-turn package clearance with Hooker Headers

What is the PN for the headers you are using? The Holley engineer (Toddoky) regularly posts on LS1Tech. He has stated the mid lengths should clear the Tru-Turn. The Holley Blackheart Full length headers were redesigned sometime ago to accommodate the Tru-Turn as well. You can do a search for his posts over there.


RideTech also just redesigned the centerlink with a forged piece which provides more clearance as well. However I believe the clearance areas focused around the oil pan. You can call RideTech for clarification on this.
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Re: Ridetech Tru-turn package clearance with Hooker Headers

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What is the PN for the headers you are using? The Holley engineer (Toddoky) regularly posts on LS1Tech. He has stated the mid lengths should clear the Tru-Turn. The Holley Blackheart Full length headers were redesigned sometime ago to accommodate the Tru-Turn as well. You can do a search for his posts over there.


RideTech also just redesigned the centerlink with a forged piece which provides more clearance as well. However I believe the clearance areas focused around the oil pan. You can call RideTech for clarification on this.
Yeah I took a look again and the drag link does not look like it will have any problems with the drain pan, its quite far forward almost against the crossmember. Looking back through my parts list I have engine mount part #12618HKR (which is correct) but long tube headers part #2276-1HKR which is the super competition headers which will not work. Going to put a call into Holley tomorrow and confirm if the blackheart headers fit and will work with the 3" system that I have from them.

Thought about seeing how much it would cost to cut the headers to make them fit but for the time and money I might as well get a new pair and sell this one. Anyone want a set of long tubes for an LS swap?

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