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Old 03-20-2014, 09:14 PM   #1
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Should I do this?

My 07 gt currently has shorty headers. Should I go long tube? Would it make my car louder and add more hp?
Is it worth making the swap?
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My 07 gt currently has shorty headers. Should I go long tube? Would it make my car louder and add more hp?
Is it worth making the swap?
I would say yes I just got my long tubes in today a lot of people say you hardly get any HP out of shortys but that's just what I hear
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shorties dont do much more than sound...if you get longtubes you will also need to replace your mid pipe (i'd go with H-pipe it gives a better sound IMO, but x pipe flows a bit more power)

You will also need a tune to avoid check engine lights and to run optimally.

This can be a pricey upgrade so I'd only do it if you really needed the power. If you are just looking for sound the factory setup has great potential with a decent axle back.
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Lots of opinions and myths on short tube (shorties) and long tube headers.

Shorties deliver more HP/TQ from idle to the mid RPM range. Long tubes are best for mid range and higher RPM.

Where do you see most of your driving RPM in?
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When I race, it's in the higher rpms. And how would it change the sound of my exhaust? Going from shorty to long tube?
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I want it more for a hopeful increase in sound from my exhaust more than hp increases.
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My 07 gt currently has shorty headers. Should I go long tube? Would it make my car louder and add more hp?
Is it worth making the swap?
Hey,

Coming from someone that had an 06 GT with both shorties and long tubes, I would say the long tubes are definitely worth it.

When I had the shorties, I could tell a noticeable difference in sound from the stock manifolds, and knew there would be a couple of additional horses even though I couldn't feel them.

When I put the long tubes on, the difference in sound was substantial, it was much louder than shorties and not even comparable to the stock manifolds. In addition to the massive sound increase, I could feel the car pull harder in the upper RPM band.

If you really want the best sound you can get for these cars, long tubes are the way to go!

I hope this helps, and if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch. Good luck!

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Thanks a ton! That's exactly what I needed to hear!

---------- Post added at 07:25 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:24 PM ----------

Oh and is x-pipe or h-pipe better?

And what brand long tube and h/x pipe do y'all recommend??
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Thanks a ton! That's exactly what I needed to hear!

---------- Post added at 07:25 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:24 PM ----------

Oh and is x-pipe or h-pipe better?

And what brand long tube and h/x pipe do y'all recommend??
Do you want a raspy sound or deep sort of mellow sound? I had the pypes off road x pipe with the pypes bomb axle back it was really LOUD so I added the high flow cats is your car auto manual?
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Manual and I want it to roar
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Manual and I want it to roar
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And my car has cat delete right now and I'll probably stick with that cause I like the sound
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I'm looking at the bbk lts, and maybe a flowmaster shorty x-pipe. Does that sound like a good idea, or does anyone have experience with these?
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Manual and I want it to roar
If you want it to roar get an offroad x pipe and a muffler delete axle back something like the pypes bomb or SLP loudmouths I think SLP are the loudest you can get in the market I just purchased jba natural long tube headers and an off road h pipe I might add cats Kuz I got kind of tired of the loudness plus it doesn't sound well on an auto
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Haha alright thanks a ton!!
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If you want it to roar get an offroad x pipe and a muffler delete axle back something like the pypes bomb or SLP loudmouths I think SLP are the loudest you can get in the market I just purchased jba natural long tube headers and an off road h pipe I might add cats Kuz I got kind of tired of the loudness plus it doesn't sound well on an auto
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Lol well its gonna be running without cats for about a month or 2 its just gonna be super loud
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How long (on avg.) would it take to install some X-pipes?
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If yoy want a deep, muscle car sound but looooouuudd, go with some pacesetter long tubes ($298), their shorty of road h ($135) and a set of borla s types (stingers) ($500/600). I have it and sounds sooooooooo mean. I also added a set of ford racing hot rod cams to deepen it even more and to add that old school sound.
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How long (on avg.) would it take to install some X-pipes?
Not very long about 1 hour or 2 depending if you got help and know how everything works already
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How long (on avg.) would it take to install some X-pipes?
Takes me about an hour from putting up on the ramps to driving it down.
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