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Old 01-06-2015, 09:29 AM   #1
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Headers and mid pipes

So I have been thinking about getting headers for a while and I have the money for them now and I don't know what ones are the best bang for your buck. Long tubes or shorties? What brand? Mid pipes or not? Will I need a tune? Will I need to take anything out on my car to put them in? Will they fit with a catback exhaust?


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Most people will say long tubes. Very expensive. But very nice too. I have shorties with an H-pipe. Flow master 40 series mufflers and no cats. Sounds wicked. Loud too. You can also buy kits like flowmaster complete kits on latemodelrestoration.com and cjponyparts.com They come with everything from headers all the way back to exhaust tips

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I will have to go with the long tubes as it will give you more power through out the entire rpm band.


Also when buying headers it is a good idea to get the same mid pipe so that the install goes much smoother. Not that they won't match up but it usually takes persuading, hammers, jacks and some swear words.


And yes it should bolt right up to your cat back.
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I will have to go with the long tubes as it will give you more power through out the entire rpm band.


Also when buying headers it is a good idea to get the same mid pipe so that the install goes much smoother. Not that they won't match up but it usually takes persuading, hammers, jacks and some swear words.


And yes it should bolt right up to your cat back.

So I don't have emission regulations where I am at so should I go with and o/r mid pipe no cats? And what brand would you recommend?


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Depends on how much noise you want to make.
Personally I love the way my flowmasters sound even tho I know they are not the best flowing mufflers and I am giving up a few horses.


An off road mid pipe will be louder.


MAC's are nice and not a budget killer.
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Flowmaster super 44 ' s are flowmaster most aggressive sounding thus far

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Now won't I need shorties if I want to turbo it?


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Well if you turbo it, the kit usually comes with manifolds.


If you want to build a kit then shorties could be used.


What is your final goal "realistically"?


There is not a one size fit all for bolts ons.
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Well if you turbo it, the kit usually comes with manifolds.


If you want to build a kit then shorties could be used.


What is your final goal "realistically"?


There is not a one size fit all for bolts ons.

Well I am wanting to twin turbo it that is my final goal and I am saving up the money to get the turbos but wanna try and make the build as low cost as possible.


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Flowmaster super 44 ' s are flowmaster most aggressive sounding thus far

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These are the best sounding to me

The care should be OBD I so not so much a need for the tune but they do exist as I'm assuming a 5.0. I would go long tubes with x pipes and no cats if emissions is not a issue.
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Well I am wanting to twin turbo it that is my final goal and I am saving up the money to get the turbos but wanna try and make the build as low cost as possible.


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Well if you want twin turbo best bet is just to save up for it. No need to build your car twice or three times.
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Okay will do thanks


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You were asking in another forum about doing heads too but it seems you don't even have the bolt ons done yet. Exhaust/gears/CAI/pullies/suspension first. Then fuel system and then HCI. Looking at about $6k doing it yourself, not trying to scare you, but just being realistic about the monetary cost of all of this.
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