Different Exhaust Options
I have a 2006 GT. I've been reading different forums and I am looking to upgrade my exhaust. I'm 59, so an old guy, and I remember when everyone was driving 68 Camaros, Mustangs, 442s, and Chevelles. All of them put headers on and of course we had no cats. So there was lots of noise. Some of the forums that I read give an indication that headers, even long tubes don't make much of a difference in hp or sound, it's more what you put behind them. I'm wondering, if I did it in stages, what would be the best process. Should I even go with long tube headers or stay with stock exhaust out to the Xpipes. I don't want it to be so noisy at highway speeds that I can't think or talk, but I do like a good sounding rumble. If I go Xpipes and back, would it increase hp without headers?
Let me know what I think. I know there's about half a dozen questions in this but any help would be appreciated.