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Old 11-05-2014, 06:24 AM   #1
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Long or short?

Ok i am now in the process of ordering parts to improve performance. i already have a tuner. intake is on the way (airaid race intake) i am not installing any parts until i have them all. i want to get full exhaust. but im stuck on getting shortys or long tubes. i know LT have more gains but harder to install and shorties are easier but less gains. my question is, are the gains that much of a difference?
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Yeah don't waist your money on shorties! You likely won't see any gains. Long tubes all the way.


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I agree with benny don't waste your money just and honestly at the shop I goto you will only save rightly about 200 on install of shorties. American racing longtubes make the most power but you'll pay for it. The pound for pound best gain vs money is bbk ceramic don't go chrome. Ceramic actually has heat benifits and chrome in the summer time will heat your cabin up which may be a good thing or bad depending on where you live.

Do you plan on getting cams to?

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What are your overall build plans?.. If you plan on staying NA or going SC then get the Long Tubes!.. If your thinking of going Turbo later on, then get the shorties (Tuned Length are better).


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I agree with benny don't waste your money just and honestly at the shop I goto you will only save rightly about 200 on install of shorties. American racing longtubes make the most power but you'll pay for it. The pound for pound best gain vs money is bbk ceramic don't go chrome. Ceramic actually has heat benifits and chrome in the summer time will heat your cabin up which may be a good thing or bad depending on where you live.

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I have thought about cams but right now I'm doing like a stage one thing just intake and full exhaust then stage two is suspension. If that makes sense


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What are your overall build plans?.. If you plan on staying NA or going SC then get the Long Tubes!.. If your thinking of going Turbo later on, then get the shorties (Tuned Length are better).


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ive got bbk lts and or x and when i loaded then new tune on and punched it. it was night and day difference. i spun about 3/4 through 2nd gear. it is so awesome


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ive got bbk lts and or x and when i loaded then new tune on and punched it. it was night and day difference. i spun about 3/4 through 2nd gear. it is so awesome


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Hmm well how was the install?
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i dont have lifts so i payed 600 for install of the lts and x


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If you are doing it from the ground, a floor jack that can go pretty high and 4 jack stands will help out a ton. Jack the car up as high as you can, use two jack stands to support it, and then unhook the K-member and lower it as low as you can and support it with the other two jack stands. After you create some room, its all blood, sweat, and time. Have a friend help and you can each tackle a side at the same time. Make sure to get good gaskets and make sure they are sealed really well so you don't have to drop it down again a week later to replace them like we did. Start early in the morning and as usual, if you don't bleed, you aren't really working on a car.
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i dont have lifts so i payed 600 for install of the lts and x


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On a 3v you don't need to drop the K member I've done it so many times just place a pice of wood between the tranny and oil pan and slowly lift the motor I've done it on 5 3vs and nothing bad has happen


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I know dropping the K-member gives you a good amount of room, how much room do you have lifting the motor?
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Plenty of room, I've done BBK LTs, SLP LTs, JBA shortys, JBA LTs, all have enough room clearance and I've done it on 3v and coyotes


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Short for show ........long for go
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Short are almost like the stock manifolds with very little power or sound difference. Long tube is the way to go for power and sound.
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