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Old 04-02-2014, 07:12 PM   #1
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Headers for GT

Hey u guys I am starting to look into a good set of headers to complete my exhaust system. I have a magnaflow catted Tru-x x-pipe and a magnaflow catback exhaust system. I was wondering what headers will deliver a decent performance gain or a better sound to the exhaust system. This is the mid pipe I have Magnaflow Tru-X Mustang X-Pipe 93335 (99-04 4.6L) - Free Shipping - AmericanMuscle

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Old 04-02-2014, 07:17 PM   #2
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I have SLP headers and love them. I'm not saying that's what you should get because there are other great choices. SLP is also really expensive (about $800) but I came across a deal for $250 so I snatched em' up. Just make sure that when you get some headers, get ceramic coated so they last a long time and you won't have to replace them in a few years.
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That is what I was thinking I WILL NOT BUY cheap stuff for my car I usually pick the higher in price tag stuff. I have also been reading a lot of good things about the slps so I might go with them.
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Just got a a set of BBK Tuned Length headers!.. Sound great and zero fitment issues!..
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Absolutely do not buy pacesetter, the longtubes are not terrible but there X pipe that you have to buy to mate it up to is god awful horrible, I have constant exhaust leaks no matter how right I clamp down the connections, I'm so disappointed from this product. I'm doing a DOHC swap soon and I will be getting rid of this garbage and spending the good money on a good set of headers. Oh and also not to mention that I could not get the headers to fit without my tubular K member
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Just installed a set of hedman headers and I love them. Ceramic coated for 480 I think ? They are great and fit well too.

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That is what I was thinking I WILL NOT BUY cheap stuff for my car I usually pick the higher in price tag stuff. I have also been reading a lot of good things about the slps so I might go with them.

And just so you know if you go longtubes (Shorties aren't worth the time, money or effort) that the mid pipe you have now will not fit. You will have to buy a shortie mid pipe
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Absolutely do not buy pacesetter, the longtubes are not terrible but there X pipe that you have to buy to mate it up to is god awful horrible, I have constant exhaust leaks no matter how right I clamp down the connections, I'm so disappointed from this product. I'm doing a DOHC swap soon and I will be getting rid of this garbage and spending the good money on a good set of headers. Oh and also not to mention that I could not get the headers to fit without my tubular K member
Dude you aren't kidding I made that mistake and then I replaced them with hedman and literally threw the pacesetter headers across the yard

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Just got a a set of BBK Tuned Length headers!.. Sound great and zero fitment issues!..
+1 I got the shorty tuned length and they went on great and look great.. And make it sound great. :]

You're only losing like 1-2hp/tq by using shorties instead of LTs and I will definitely pick that HP/TQ up somewhere else so I'm not worried.
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Dude you aren't kidding I made that mistake and then I replaced them with hedman and literally threw the pacesetter headers across the yard

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If I wasn't planning on doing a 4v swap real soon I'd rip them out and put better ones in but I'm going to be patient
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If you have that mid pipe that means you are going to keep shorties. There is no performance gain to be had from swapping stock 4.6L manifolds to shorty headers. You are wasting time/money doing shorties, spend the money somewhere else on the car unless the factory manifolds need to be replaced because of corrosion/age/whatever else.
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If you have that mid pipe that means you are going to keep shorties. There is no performance gain to be had from swapping stock 4.6L manifolds to shorty headers. You are wasting time/money doing shorties, spend the money somewhere else on the car unless the factory manifolds need to be replaced because of corrosion/age/whatever else.

That's what I am probably going I do I don't feel like replacing my x pipe with a shorty x pipe it a nice mid pipe and don't feel like dropping 500 on another shorty mid pipe and then another 5 for LT s
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Well honestly most the mid pipes I've seen with the longtubes are only another $170-$200 on top of the headers
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Well honestly most the mid pipes I've seen with the longtubes are only another $170-$200 on top of the headers

Do u think it would sound better than the setup I have now. I've got a magnaflow catted true-x x-pipe with high flow cats and a magnaflow catback exhaust system. Low rpms loud rumble and screams upwards of 3500 and can be head from a mile away. Lol
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You are going to pay $700 just for the least expensive good headers in the SLPs. Then another $200-$300 for the mid pipe I think. Then you might as well do the K member while you have it out... see what I'm getting at? lol
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Yep lol I probably going stick with what I have now
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You are going to pay $700 just for the least expensive good headers in the SLPs. Then another $200-$300 for the mid pipe I think. Then you might as well do the K member while you have it out... see what I'm getting at? lol
+1111 wish I did when dropped mine.

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If I wasn't planning on doing a 4v swap real soon I'd rip them out and put better ones in but I'm going to be patient
I wish I went with the ones I have now instead of pace setter. As I was looking for better ones I noticed there were some for a automatic and manual. Didn't know it really matter? So since the hedman headers were for a auto I got them off of summit.

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Yeah I installed a tubular K member with my longtubes and man do I love it!!!
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Yeah I installed a tubular K member with my longtubes and man do I love it!!!
I have one just haven't installed it yet.

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The tubular K is on my wish list but not necessary for what I have right now honestly. I'll do it eventually but I'm going to probably do the SLP because they come already ceramic coated and are stainless.

Now... if you were to buy the Pacesetters for $250 or whatever they go for and then get them ceramic coated which runs around $350 by me you are at $600 and not stainless. SLP is stainless and comes with a good coating and is only $100 or so more so there is no reason to not get them unless you want ****ty headers that will rust out in a few years.

Trust me, if you drive in weather, crud likes to get up where all 4 primaries meet at the collector and that **** rusts FAST if its not protected. And wrapping headers is not the best idea in the world honestly because the wrap does not allow moisture to escape from the surface of the metal so you are drastically accelerating the corrosion process there. Only one way to do it right and that is a stainless/ceramic set of headers to a stainless mid and fully stainless exhaust.
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I have BBK full length ceramic coated headers! I'm very happy with them. Whatever you decide get ceramic coated headers you won't be sorry!!!
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I have BBK full length ceramic coated headers! I'm very happy with them. Whatever you decide get ceramic coated headers you won't be sorry!!!
BBK ceramic is not in the same league as a full blast/coat inside and out from a good shop or the Ceramic on the SLPs. Also my biggest issue with BBK is they kink the primaries to clear the steering shaft vs actually redesigning the thing properly like SLP/Kooks/Stainless Works. I will NEVER have BBK longtubes for this reason. I've actually not been impressed by anything BBK I've ever had except for a set of 5.0 underdrive pullies that were nice.
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I'll take that into consideration the next time I buy a Mustang and put headers on it!!
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