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Old 08-06-2012, 03:39 AM   #1
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Shortys or long tubes?

I am running BBK short tubes on my 1994 GT, and my friend was telling me they don't add any horsepower over stock. I am constantly having problems with my exhaust leaking too. Even when I have everything tightened up. Could this be because of my shortys?
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Just because they are shortues doesn't mean they leak easier. And shorties will gain you some hp over stock. But not as much as longtubes will gain you. LTs are the way to go. Just a little more of a pain to install.
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Long tubes can be a little bit of a problem when you want to put in a starter or change trans. But they add more hp than shortys
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Re: Shortys or long tubes?

The only other issue I found with the Long Tubes, are the O2 sensors, they are a little farther away than before, and they give off a code of being slower, X pipe added also, that's about all.
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I have Mac long tubes on mine and an offroad H pipe with flowmaster 40's, the sound is amazing and they never leak!
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Long tubes can be a little bit of a problem when you want to put in a starter or change trans. But they add more hp than shortys
Had no problem changing starter or taking tranny out to change the clutch.
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I have Mac long tubes on mine and an offroad H pipe with flowmaster 40's, the sound is amazing and they never leak!
I have dual Magnaflow mufflers because I got them for $10 from my friend but I don't like the way they sound. It's not loud enough. I like drawing attention. Haha
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Does anyone kno or have a part number for Mac longtube headers for auto trans ?
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:22 PM   #9
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Long tubes are the way I went and don't regret. I would have to agree to change the starter sucks but it worth it. Also the sell extenders for the o2 sensors for long tubes. I running. Bbk long tubes Off road h pipe and 40 series.
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If anyone's worried about starter replacement, I would just throw a mini on there during install and call it a day.
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Long tubes are the way I went and don't regret. I would have to agree to change the starter sucks but it worth it. Also the sell extenders for the o2 sensors for long tubes. I running. Bbk long tubes Off road h pipe and 40 series.
Does your setup sound pretty good?
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I am running BBK short tubes on my 1994 GT, and my friend was telling me they don't add any horsepower over stock. I am constantly having problems with my exhaust leaking too. Even when I have everything tightened up. Could this be because of my shortys?
Are your headers aluim. Or ceramic coated?
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Re: Shortys or long tubes?

the headers shouldnt have thrown a slow response code,,you may have a bad sensor
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Re: Shortys or long tubes?

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the headers shouldnt have thrown a slow response code,,you may have a bad sensor
Even though, The Long Tube Headers are longer than stock lenth pipes and they change the position of the sensors and etc? My shop never mentioned any possibility of a BadSensor, but I will ask that specific question. Thanks.
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Does your setup sound pretty good?
Yes. Gotten copule of complementes of Thr way it sounds.
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Post a video up 88' you have a very nice ride

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I'm running Mac equal length shorties, off road x pipe, pypes violator mufflers, full exhaust. It's definitely different than the flow masters most stangs have

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I have HCI with BBK equal lengths, bassani offroad x-pipe with American thunder 40series flowmasters

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Cant run longtubes in Cali (damn smog laws).so shorties r our only option out here or switch-out exhaust every other year (nothanx)

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I have HCI with BBK equal lengths, bassani offroad x-pipe with American thunder 40series flowmasters

Ur car sounds sweeeeeeeeet
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:37 PM   #19
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Are your headers aluim. Or ceramic coated?
Aluminum.

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Yes. Gotten copule of complementes of Thr way it sounds.
Sweet. When mine is all working the way it should, I get compliments all of the time. But it hasn't sounded right in a while.
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