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I would use stainless. I don't think mild steel will hold up well under the heat. Mine are 304 ss, 16 gauge.

Your exhaust port dimensions will partially dictate the header tube size. Measure the port and determine what size (ID dimension) tube you need.

You can use a pair of shorty headers bolted on backwards or you can have a custom set of headers built. It depends on your goals and budget.
 

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I built some mild steel headers for my turbo truck, it was my first set, so there are a few less than perfect things about them.

They help good for me for a year and a half, and are still in great shape, in fact they will be going on another car, when we build it, similar turbo set-up.

Anyway, I think for my next set I will use weld ELs, and see how this works. In the end I will probably use stainless for weight savings, when I get to a point where is a primary concern, and no more power can be pulled from the engine.
 
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