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Old 12-22-2006, 04:40 PM   #1
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Long tube header vs. short tube

I've heard some people say that they had great results from adding long tube headers and others prefer short tube. I wanna hear what some of you prefer. What are the pros and cons to both?
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Re: Long tube header vs. short tube

The only bad thing about long tubes is the fact that they can be a ***** to work with. They often hang low and scrape if your car is lowered. They make it a near impossibility to change a starter. They can also be a major PITA to install.

Other than that, they are hands down superior to short tube headers.
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Re: Long tube header vs. short tube

Well my car is already a lowered Saleen with the Racecraft suspension so it scrapes anyways. I already used to that. I've been leaning towards the long tubes anyways and will be having them put on when I have my x-pipes put on.
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Re: Long tube header vs. short tube

Try Bassani's mid-length headers, alsmost as powerful as long tubes. From what i understand you can change the starter and drop the transmission with them in place. Only draw back is you need to use their x-pipe.
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Re: Long tube header vs. short tube

Bassani was already the brand of x-pipes I was planning on using. Thanks for the advice but if I can get more power out of long tubes, then I will.
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Re: Long tube header vs. short tube

i say go with the long tubes...more power and i personally think they sound better than shorty or bassani mid lengths but thats just my $.02
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