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    Reduced water headers

    I'm looking for some input, I'm going to purchase the reduced water lightning headers. This kind has a separate 3/4" port that diverts a majority of the water overboard(thru-hull) to help reversion. Any thoughts on these? And secondly, I don't have too much fiberglass expierence, do I just drill with standard bit, add tube, and caulk. Or do I need to add actual fiberglass or a another bit. Thanks.

    BTW, I have been in a holding pattern for over a year now. Moved from central IL to a rental here in IN. Just bought a house with a good size pole barn to house the Baja. Now I'm anxious as hell to get the headers on, add some Leverage to it and be ready for the lake!!

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    Re: Reduced water headers

    Don't know anything about Lightning Headers, but on the outlet hose you want to buy a through hull fitting to use

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    Re: Reduced water headers

    Sending mine back extending as we have reversion. We will be extending them 6" for the additional collector we are adding, as i don't want to be that loud will keep ya posted.

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    Re: Reduced water headers

    Hole saw works best. Go slow and don't rush to keep from tearing the fibers up too bad.

    I wouldn't use a standard drill bit for a hole that big (you said 3/4"). Even starting small and going up to 3/4" will cause a lot of fiber tearing.

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    Re: Reduced water headers

    Quote Originally Posted by WattsNXT View Post
    Sending mine back extending as we have reversion. We will be extending them 6" for the additional collector we are adding, as i don't want to be that loud will keep ya posted.
    Yea, please keep me posted. I'm leery about being that loud also! And a pic if you could. Thx

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