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Old 10-24-2011, 07:19 AM
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Anyone used the hardin shorty header they make to replace the gil cast manifolds? Looks nice and you can still use your gil tails. How are they???
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Anyone used the hardin shorty header they make to replace the gil cast manifolds? Looks nice and you can still use your gil tails. How are they???
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They are pricey. Based on looks EMI are a knockoff of gil, you could get those for much less money. If you need a replacement I'd call Eddie Marine and see if they match up.
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Personally, I would go with CMI's if you have to replace the exhaust, or maybe look at Lightning.

I had Gills on a 42 I had. My brother had EMI's on his 42. My Gills were louder. I like noise, but thats what I noticed. I didnt like the EMI's. Just my observation and opinion. Not knocking either one.
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My gil cast manifolds and tails are still good, ive just been eyeing these hardin tubular header style exhaust that you can bolt gil tails to and I think they look cool, and im sure id get better flow and performance outa them.
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As I understood if your running gill the Hardin are "slightly" better. If you pushing more than 700 hp go with a full header exhaust( CMI) . If under 700 not a noticeable gain from the hardin to the CMI. S If you like the looks of headers and don't want to put out the extra buck and running under about 700 Hardin is the way to go I was told. I was told this by a motor builder so don't shoot the messager.
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Under 700, dont care for the looks of the black gil cast manifolds.
Figured if I sell them while they're still good used, keep my tails, and get the hardins it would be win win.
Header looks, slightly better flow and less $$$ than cmi

Just curious if anybodies used em

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I use them.I was in the same boat, the tails were newer but the manifold were done when I repowered. I have no complaints. And yes, easier for plugs and such.
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I use them.I was in the same boat, the tails were newer but the manifold were done when I repowered. I have no complaints. And yes, easier for plugs and such.
Havent even priced em yet.
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stainless marine gen 3 are the way to go. make great power and very loud. CMI headers are junk they all leak dont waste ur money.
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My gil cast manifolds and tails are still good, ive just been eyeing these hardin tubular header style exhaust that you can bolt gil tails to and I think they look cool, and im sure id get better flow and performance outa them.
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You will not see any performance gains.
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