SEMA 2013: Gibson Chevy C10 LS Swap Headers

IMG_4456GRSometimes, a personal project turns into a marketable product – when Shawn Gibson got it in his head to swap a modern LS powerplant into a Chevy C10 pickup, he discovered that it wasn’t going to be as dead-simple as he first thought. There weren’t a lot of options when it came to headers, but fortunately the company with his name on the front door just happened to have the resources to knock out a set of long-tube headers specifically for this application.

Now, Gibson Performance Exhaust is offering them for sale in two finishes – natural stainless steel, or with a high-temperature-resistant ceramic coating. They’re made from heavy gauge stainless steel tubing with 3/8-inch thick flanges for a tight seal to the heads, and the oversized exhaust ports and 1 3/4-inch diameter primary tubes are tuned for added horsepower. They’ll fit C10 full-sized pickups from 1963 to 1987, and they are backed by Gibson’s limited lifetime warranty.

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Best of all, they’re bargain priced – look around at stainless headers of similar quality and you’ll find four-digit price tags are the rule, but the suggested retail for these pipes is just $631.96 for natural finish, and $705.31 for the ceramic-coated headers.

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Paul Huizenga

After some close calls on the street in his late teens and early twenties, Paul Huizenga discovered organized drag racing and never looked back, becoming a SFI-Certified tech inspector and avid bracket racer. Formerly the editor of OverRev and Race Pages magazines, Huizenga set out on his own in 2009 to become a freelance writer and editor.
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