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Old 05-08-2012, 07:42 AM   #1
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next performance upgrade?

I've got cai, bbk h pipe with flowmasters, and custom race tune. What should be the next performance upgrade that isn't too hard on the wallet?
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Re: next performance upgrade?

gears if you can do the install yourself
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Lowering springs
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gears if you can do the install yourself
+1 really helps you feel the torque of these engines
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:26 AM   #5
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Gears or long tube headers
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Gears or long tube headers
Which are better long tube or shorty headers? And why?
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Long tubes are def better. They help move the exhaust gasses quicker and show power improvements across the power band, especially in the upper range
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If u want off the line torque, go for gears, if u want over all performance plus nice sound, get LT headers, if u plan on lowering ur car, get shorty headers
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Long tubes are def better. They help move the exhaust gasses quicker and show power improvements across the power band, especially in the upper range
Are shorty headers more specificity focused in a HP range (low end or high end, etc)? Reason I ask is I'm looking to improve flow mainly and sound. I'm looking to do headers and mid pipe at the same time. I have Flowmaster cat back now. It's the one that has really small resonator looking mufflers. I'm not sure what the name of the setup was. This was on the car when I bought it.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:01 AM   #10
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No, shorties dont make as much HP, but if ur lowering ur car, u cant get LTs unless u drive on a PERFECT road without ANY bumps or u will bottom out
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No, shorties dont make as much HP, but if ur lowering ur car, u cant get LTs unless u drive on a PERFECT road without ANY bumps or u will bottom out
Any additional items needed to install either headers? I'm planning mid pipe setup w/cats just in case they start inspections here in Indiana.
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Go catless, u wont regret it, little more power and sound
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Go catless, u wont regret it, little more power and sound
I'd like to, but Murphys law says if can happen, it will. Soon as I go catless, Indy will start inspections again. Haven't done inspections around here since late 70's - early 80's.
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Its technically illegal in WV 2 but I do it any way, haven't got n trouble yet
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