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Old 09-12-2013, 07:19 PM   #1
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Long tube vs short headers

I currently have bbk shortys and bbk o/r x pipe. I was thinking about long tubes tho.

Are they worth the change?

Do I need a different mid pipe?

What all do I need for the switch?

And how hard is it???

I have an exhaust lead right where my shortys bolt on so I figured kill 2 birds with 1 stone??

Please opinions and comments lol
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do u like to race and are the type of person who wants to squeeze every hp?
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I currently have bbk shortys and bbk o/r x pipe. I was thinking about long tubes tho.

Are they worth the change?
High dollar cost for minimal hp gains, but great sound!
Do I need a different mid pipe?
Yes, same mfr as the lt's for best fitment. Kooks, ARH are over a grand for the pair, MAC comes well recommended too
What all do I need for the switch?
lol im curious too, beyond the lt/midpipe hehe
And how hard is it???
Some folks say they nailed it in a weekend, others in an afternoon. I dunno if i have the patience for such an endeavour, maybe have a shop install lol
I have an exhaust lead right where my shortys bolt on so I figured kill 2 birds with 1 stone??

Please opinions and comments lol
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What's mentioned previously is some good advice and a number of factors play into ur decision. If money's an issue could it be fixed with another set of shortys since everything else is there? Or why are your long term plans? Anything other than bolt ons I would send suggest the long tubes. Now for me personally I plan to go above the bolt on stage so I went with long tubes and a shorty x. Because of finances I purchased the pace setter lts and shorty x for about $350 total from American muscle I went with he painted version cause it was cheaper. Not the prettiest under the hood but sounds great ad gets the job done like the top brands. Hope this info can serve u well.
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+1 with dr.doof lol.

Are you auto or manual? Manual its hard to replace the clutch with them.
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Unless you're full bolt ons(and cammed), switching to a different set of headers isn't worth the money. Factory manifolds flow pretty good to begin with, and seeing as you already have shorties you'd be better off bolting goodies on elsewhere.
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Unless you're full bolt ons(and cammed), switching to a different set of headers isn't worth the money. Factory manifolds flow pretty good to begin with, and seeing as you already have shorties you'd be better off bolting goodies on elsewhere.
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You're not gonna feel a difference with LT on your car. Any gains will be marginal and you'd probably only see them on the dyno. Only time LT's are gonna make a big difference is on an F.I. car. So save your cash for now, imo
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