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Old 08-20-2013, 09:58 AM   #1
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Long tube or shorty headers

What's the difference between them, which gives more power and which makes the car louder and sound better?
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[QUOTE="BadAssStang07;1767211"]What's the difference between them, which gives more power and which makes the car louder and sound
The longtube headers will give you the sound you want. Plus horsepower. The shorty headers are pretty much the same as the stock headers tho it will give you a few horsepower and a noticeable sound difference but not much.
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Ok appreciate the advice, that's what I needed to know.
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Summit racing has a you tube video that explains what you need to know...

Long Tubes everytime
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Ok appreciate the advice, that's what I needed to know.
Not a problem. But if your buying headers go with the longtube headers you wont regret it and its worth the extra money.
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Long tubes perform and sound better but are a hassle and shorties arent really worth the money, flow like stocks and just look better
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Waste of time unless its longtubes.
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Everyone agree long tubes combined with a Roush axle back, will be too loud?
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Everyone agree long tubes combined with a Roush axle back, will be too loud?
Longtubes and pypes bomb and or x will be too loud
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Shorty headers are a waste of $$$$.
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Longtubes and pypes bomb and or x will be too loud
Well that's awesome, but I have Roush Axle back, so that's why I wanna know.
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Well that's awesome, but I have Roush Axle back, so that's why I wanna know.
If u have cats on it wont be extremely loud but it will sound good! And if take the cats off in my opinion it wont sound good with roush axelbacks I used to have them
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Oh ok I wasn't planning on taking the cats off, not yet anyways... Just was told I wouldn't be able to hear my passenger if I have long tube headers and a Roush axle back ..
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Oh ok I wasn't planning on taking the cats off, not yet anyways... Just was told I wouldn't be able to hear my passenger if I have long tube headers and a Roush axle back ..
Yea like I said with the cats on its not bad it sounds good. Aggressive but once I took the cats off it was horrible lol it was obnoxious loud and raspy in my opinion did not sound good. But thats just my opinion others might like the loud raspy noise id father get the deep rumble
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Yeah me too.. I like the tone it has now, but a little louder wouldn't be too bad.,. Lol
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Yeah me too.. I like the tone it has now, but a little louder wouldn't be too bad.,. Lol
Yuup haha unless u get the offroad h
I wonder how that would sound cause with offroad x definitely not
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Shorty's are cheaper, you will get some HP10-12 and a raise on your torque. A bonus is a reduction on engine heat. They are more of a pain to install. OF COURSE YOU CAN'T TELL ANYONE WHO HAS A V8, THEY KNOW IT ALL! JUST ASK, THEY WILL TELL YOU!
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There are plenty of KEYBOARD mechanic/tuner/builders out there that are quick to give you their opinions on what is a waste of money in their minds they have read it a 1000 times.
I like my shorties and I bought them inspite of all the negative waste of time and money comments
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There are plenty of KEYBOARD mechanic/tuner/builders out there that are quick to give you their opinions on what is a waste of money in their minds they have read it a 1000 times.
I like my shorties and I bought them inspite of all the negative waste of time and money comments
Everything everyone has stated about more power and sound from the LT over the shorties is true. PROVEN true over and over again.

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Will long tubes and catted x pipe sound good with SLP axle back or will it still be too loud?
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You want loud? Because slp is loud regardless. Loud on my stock h pipe even when I had it.
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Will long tubes and catted x pipe sound good with SLP axle back or will it still be too loud?
It sounds good my buddy has that setup. Its loud but not obnoxious loud
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Shorty's are cheaper, you will get some HP10-12 and a raise on your torque. A bonus is a reduction on engine heat. They are more of a pain to install. OF COURSE YOU CAN'T TELL ANYONE WHO HAS A V8, THEY KNOW IT ALL! JUST ASK, THEY WILL TELL YOU!

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One can tell by your sig that you are an expert on performance mods:
Your exhaust system is designed to produce more noise than hp. I and others would be interested in seeing a dyno showing the hp gains shorty headers achieve over stock headers.
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Good read it explains allot and the books you can buy on the 4.6l are good too I own two of them. They are at the bottom of the page.
http://www.mre-books.com/sa115/sa115_9.html
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shortys are a complete waste of money save up for longtubes, and a x or h but be prepared for them to be loud
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What's the difference between them, which gives more power and which makes the car louder and sound better?
Are you planning any type of forced induction? If so, go to the Kenne Bell web site and read about all of the bolt ons that dont give any more HP at the tires.

It's good reading

I am planning shorties just cause they look and sound cool. I also want to keep catalytic converters.
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I'm really not planning on it right now but I know in a couple years I will be getting some kind of forced induction and ok sounds good thanks
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Would shorties void the warranty? Cause I'm pretty sure long tubes do
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Would shorties void the warranty? Cause I'm pretty sure long tubes do
Not sure.. Can ask wife to check as she works at a Ford dealership
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I would appreciate it.
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I would appreciate it.
Okay this is what my wife said. If the "aftermarket" part causes the failure then the part or labor is not covered.

However if you purchase and install Ford Racing Parts then you are covered.

Example would be if the catalytic converter fails after you install "aftermarket" shorty headers then you would not be covered. If the ECU fails on the same car, you would be covered because the aftermarket part could not cause the failure. If you install Ford Racing headers, then you would be covered.

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Thanks man, that's did help alot.
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Thanks man, that's did help alot.


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