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Old 09-28-2015, 12:17 PM   #1
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So i'm looking to buy headers for my 2001 GT. I'm looking to get SLP mid pipes to go with my Loudmouth. I want to gain a decent amount of power from them. If they're overall worth it i'm whiling to pay more money but as of now, i'd like to pay around 600$ for a pair.


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I have SLP LT with the SLP catted x pipe. Fitment is great.

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I was planning on that mid pipe but i'm getting a lot of mixed feedback on headers. At this point, i'm really lost on what I should get.


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I was planning on that mid pipe but i'm getting a lot of mixed feedback on headers. At this point, i'm really lost on what I should get.


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Bassani, kooks, mac, slp.


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Kooks would be best bet but not worth getting on 2v. Save money and use it like on gears etc.

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Yeah, I was told kooks but i found that people said the price isn't worth it. I was debating either SLP's or Mac's. Why are the kooks so expensive anyway?


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Yeah, I was told kooks but i found that people said the price isn't worth it. I was debating either SLP's or Mac's. Why are the kooks so expensive anyway?


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My guess is material. Mac should be fine. Not bad pricing for Mac headers anyways.


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Old 09-30-2015, 04:03 PM   #8
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Yeah, I was told kooks but i found that people said the price isn't worth it. I was debating either SLP's or Mac's. Why are the kooks so expensive anyway?


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Because their set is made of better quality and the time and research gone into the development that makes them a better design. Each one is also made by hand in a shop not to far from me.


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I'm sure people will haggle about them but I bought pacesetters, they come with a cheap black paint so I blasted that off and painted them with rattle can header paint, for was perfect, pretty nice gains.. They used to be a little sketchy but they have vastly improved and it's definitely the cheaper option but good quality..
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I'm sure people will haggle about them but I bought pacesetters, they come with a cheap black paint so I blasted that off and painted them with rattle can header paint, for was perfect, pretty nice gains.. They used to be a little sketchy but they have vastly improved and it's definitely the cheaper option but good quality..
You say quality but have you seen other headers to give a comparison? Because I've seen they're quality and refused to help put them on my friends vehicles. Also boils down to what material they used. And well we just won't go there.


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Dont bother with headers, not enough gain for the cost, get u a good x pipe or h pipe and call it a day, if ur hell bent on headers then id go with a nice set of stainless steel cuz most others will rot away eventually and a set of stainless steel long tubes are gonna set u back about a grand maybe alil more or less if u can catch a sale, but me personally id rathar take that grand, add 500-700 more to it and peice together a vortech kit, then save for tune stick it on go get tuned and be happy that u did cuz boost is nice and fun, my car has stock manifolds, ss offroad x pipe and no mufflers and its 3in from manifolds back, not too loud normal driving but screams on top end when u open it up i like it and its not too raspy, i also have 3.73 gears ( was my first real mod and well worth it. My car is stick tho) , if i didnt crash my bike last week with compund fractures and wasnt laid up right now id go make a vid for u lol, and yea the motorcycle accident wont my fault and i have it on cam, good ol gopro, lady cut me off when i was in lane next to her and light turned green and she was moving 5 mph and turned hard right into my lane and i didnt have nobody in my lane and wont no need to slow down yet and i slammed into her pass door at 55-60, my knee imprint in her door, and it hurts like a sob even now a week outa surgery, anyway, hope the suggestion helps, if u got auto car then 4.11 gears and jmod , ull be glad u did


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If your able to do the install it's worth it, if not don't bother because I'll be honest they aren't worth 4-600$ for the install cost.. But yes pacesetters are decent. Metal was thick and welds were good as well as fitment
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Im sorry but pacesetters will eventually rot away even if u repaint them, only how u can make them last alil longer is go get them powdercoated but still.. Not really worth it, but to each his own its ur car and u gotta live with it so its up to u but thats my opinion, i think id get a ebay stainless steel set and just check the welds and throw them on before i went with pacesetter, i remember seeing a post that a guy got some ebay ones and they where actually good, the fitment was good but the welds where in different spots the. A set of kooks but they where solid and didnt leak, he compared them to the kooks and the bends where almost identical, but like i said theres other better smarter ways to spend ur money , i doubt ur anywhere near maxing out the stock mani's im at 400 and they not issue, the xpipe did help a bit tho as mine had 6 cats from factory


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Yeah go ahead and drop 1200$ on a set of kooks for 2 hp diff between pacesetters..

I've had pacesetters on my truck for 4 years now and the paint on them looks just as good as when I installed them. I can't justify a grand for a 2 hp difference lol but your right to each his own lol
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If your able to do the install it's worth it, if not don't bother because I'll be honest they aren't worth 4-600$ for the install cost.. But yes pacesetters are decent. Metal was thick and welds were good as well as fitment

I'm sorry but just no. Pacesetters will rot off the car. It doesn't matter how thick the metal is. And for the welds on them the last time saw a set of there's it made me laugh. I felt bad for my friend because those things are worthless.


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Like other people have said on these forums many times. It's crazy how people will justify spending 1k+ on a set of nice headers the second go around.


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Ya like i said its really not worth the money, thats why i said get a good x-pipe or h-pipe and move on


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I got my bbk shorty tuned headers with the car. For a 400-500 dollar shop fee are they worth doing?..


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I got my bbk shorty tuned headers with the car. For a 400-500 dollar shop fee are they worth doing?..


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Not at all.


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Why not do it yourself? It's not hard. I did my long tubes on jack stands
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My exhaust mans are very rusted and I'm just afraid a bolt will break cause I don't have the tools for that.


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Why not do it yourself? It's not hard. I did my long tubes on jack stands

Did you have to drop your alternator?


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I think you mean the starter

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😓 i just was told if you did it you had to take something out.


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Putting anything on my car isn't an issue. Me and my Dad usually do it. My Dad's been working around Mustangs for 30 years and he's not a mechanic either. I'll probably go with a nice mid pipe and i'll think about the headers. I'm just looking for an insane exhaust note. My plan was Cams, mid pipe and headers. I already have the SLP Loudmouth so it's not quiet at all.


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