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Old 06-04-2013, 11:29 PM   #1
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Mac lists their long tube headers as 'race use only'. Does anyone know specifically why? Noise, emissions, etc?
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Mac lists their long tube headers as 'race use only'. Does anyone know specifically why? Noise, emissions, etc?
Liability I'm guessing. It's illegal for emissions and sound I think. It's so if you get ticketed you can't sue the company for selling you an "illegal" item
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It's like off road use only meaning not for the streets.
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Pretty much like off roads say for off road use only.

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Lol agreed^
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It's like off road use only meaning not for the streets.
I figured that much. I guess I was more or less asking how much they differ from their street legal headers.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:44 PM   #6
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Just a carb sticker. It's whatever company has the most money to pay the government or state to make their product pass smog or legal.
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Just a carb sticker. It's whatever company has the most money to pay the government or state to make their product pass smog or legal.
I see. Well, not sure if I want to go through the hell of installing long tubes. Guess I need to research what kind of gains I could expect with the build I'm wanting to do vs gains with shorties.
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What mods do you have now? And what are your goals? If going any headers go longtubes or leave stock manifolds unless theyre broke
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If you plan on going FI with a blower some longtube a would be good. If turbo you will need some custom ones
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What mods do you have now? And what are your goals? If going any headers go longtubes or leave stock manifolds unless theyre broke
Just got the car, so only a muffler. My plan is for eventually trading it for a 5.0. So, definitely no turbo. Wanting to keep the mods under $5000. Probably cam, Cai, exhaust, nos, tuner, coil pack, throttle body, etc
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If you really plan on getting a coyote then I suggest to not invest money in you're car.
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If you really plan on getting a coyote then I suggest to not invest money in you're car.
That's why I'm keeping it under $5k. I have the money, just don't have enough payment history for the bank to approve me on a $40k car. This my first car loan. :/ But I have to keep the V6 for about18mo, so might as well make the best of it.
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Id suggest saving the money for the 5.0 but if you're going to spend 5k you have a few options.
You could skip all the mods and just get a supercharger.
Or i say cai, gears, tune, full exhaust, lower the car, short shifter. Those will get you to about $3500 which is plenty on a car you're not even keeping.

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You dont get the money back that you put into a car...
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Id suggest saving the money for the 5.0 but if you're going to spend 5k you have a few options.
You could skip all the mods and just get a supercharger.
Or i say cai, gears, tune, full exhaust, lower the car, short shifter. Those will get you to about $3500 which is plenty on a car you're not even keeping.

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You dont get the money back that you put into a car...
Of course you don't get money back on mods lol I don't treat my cars as investments. I put money into them as a hobby because I enjoy working on them.
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When I got mine I had to go with o/r mid pipe bc of how long long tubes are
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When I got mine I had to go with o/r mid pipe bc of how long long tubes are
Because of clearance issues?
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