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Old 12-28-2010, 11:00 AM   #1
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What's the difference between length shorty headers and just shorty headers? And what's the difference in polished, satin, and ceramic ones? I was look on American Muscle for some and I didn't know the difference
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your standard shorty header has un-equal length tubes ,witch is only slightly better than the stock manifold ,and probably worth 1 or 2 horses , while a tuned equal length ( where all the tubes are of the same length ) scavenges the exhaust better and is probably worth 7 - 10 hp on a v6
satin is a natural finish , usually stainless , and polished is the same but polished to a luster or chrome looking ....... ceramic is a coating that keeps the heat in and keeps underhood temps down ..... and is corrosion resistant
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^^^Very well said...

I'd just like to add that your stock manifolds are fine when comparing them to shorty headers. I'd only suggest replacing your stock manifolds with shorties if one was cracked and you didn't want to buy longtubes.
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Well what's the difference between short and long tube?
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The difference between short tube headers and long tube headers is where the power is shifted in the power band. In terms of short tube headers you will see more peak horsepower, this is better for 5 speed vehicles that have low end traction issues such as wheel spin and wheel hop. The long tube headers make more overall torque but tend to shift the power gains down towards the bottom of the power band. The long tubes are more optimal for automatic cars since they tend to lag down low in the power while the torque converter is engaging.

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i put MAC long tubes on my pony and i think it made the biggest improvment of all my mods. it made the throtle responce quicker and added some more horses. the problem ppl have is that they put on the cold air intakes and the bigger plentums and they dont see how much air they are putting into the motor. the more air in the more air you need to get out, and the long tubes help get the exhuast out faster. to musch back presure will restrict your hp.
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So what would be best for more horse power and more speed on my standard 07? Long tube?
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So what would be best for more horse power and more speed on my standard 07? Long tube?
I've had shorties and long tubes. The long tubes give way more power by far. Plus they help give a nicer sound. I didn't notice anything with the shorties. Its your choice, but I would definately do longtubes.
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