6-CYL Pipe Size

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  1. rickm

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    I now have a 6 into 1 header for my 200-6 and wonder what is the best size pipe to run to the back ? Keep in mind that I may install a 250 head and now have a 2 barrel on it. If I go with a 250 head and bigger valves I want to already have the right size pipe for these conditions Thanks Rick
     
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    What other modifications have you made to your engine, if any? That would help to determine what size pipe would be best. Without knowing I would not go over 2 inch inside diameter. If you have made other internal mods like bigger camshaft and higher compression etc you could go 2 1/4. I currently have a 6 into 2 header with dual exhaust and I am running a 2 inch pipe but could probably go 2 1/4 for a bit more performance.
     
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    Nice Sound RThomas, Not The Usual Six Odd Frequency
     
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    ^^^this guy. THere's also a chart and an article talking about sizing up the pipes on a six at classic inlines

    http://classicinlines.com/proddetail.asp?prod=WAE-200-ISS

    Think you should figure out how many ponies you're making and how many you want in the future.
     
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    Hmmm, I didn't think a 250 head fit on a 200.
     
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    It fits. Highly encouraged. Flows better from what I understand. May need to mill it for desired for CR
     
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