With over two million sets of headers produced, you could say Hedman Hedders of Hedman Performance Group knows a thing or two about building a reputable exhaust manifold for your American hot rod, and little about proper spelling. Though it has recently announced a new large runner mid-length header for its popular 1982-2004 Chevy S10 and Blazer small block swap line. The exact application is for 2WD-only swaps in GMT330 Chevrolet and GMC S10/S15s, Chevrolet Blazers, and GMC Jimmy SUVs.
Hedman claims that the 1 3/4-inch diameter mid-length headers will allow S10V8 fans to finally get the most out of their truck’s heavily modified engine, and that the mid-length design offers added power without sacrificing ground clearance. Hedman also states that the headers were created with power and efficiency in mind, and that they are designed to maximize exhaust flow for higher horsepower naturally aspirated, supercharged, or nitrous-fed small blocks. These finely crafted manifolds are manufactured with sturdy 16-gauge mandrel bent primaries, bullet-proof 3/8-inch flanges, and a 3 inch collector with a three-bolt, gasket-style flange.
The headers come with all new mounting hardware, including new studs and gaskets, as well as instructions if you need them. They are also available in the following finishes; uncoated, Hedman’s HTC high-temperature silver ceramic coating, and Hedman’s new Black Maxx flat black ceramic metallic coating. The ceramic coating is guaranteed for up to five years, and works to keep more heat in the header tubes for faster exhaust speeds and lower under-hood temperatures; to be honest we’re a bit partial to the stealthier look of the Black Maxx finish. Something else you should know is that all Hedman Hedders are made here in the USA and are backed by a lifetime warranty, if you’d like to find out more please visit their website here.