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Old 12-17-2015, 10:22 PM   #1
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What headers should I run with bassani exhaust?

Hey guys I'm wondering what would be some good options in headers for my 2v? I have catted bassani X and bassani catback right now. I absolutely love the exhaust note I have now and I get compliments all the time. I would kind of like it a bit louder, but can't stand crackly, poppy, exhausts like slp loudmouths, straight pipes and others. I like more of a clean sound. Besides, exhaust note is the one thing our 2vs are the best at lol. I always tell people "I can't win but I'll sound better than you while I lose!"


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2V does have the best exhaust note of all the motors post pushrod for sure. 3V with aftermarket cams sounds good too.

I'd leave the stockers on there TBTH... The stock manifolds are actually not restrictive and you will gain little to nothing with shorties. Now if we are talking longtubes... you're going to have to budget a solid $1200-$1500 for good ones like Kooks.
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2V does have the best exhaust note of all the motors post pushrod for sure. 3V with aftermarket cams sounds good too.

I'd leave the stockers on there TBTH... The stock manifolds are actually not restrictive and you will gain little to nothing with shorties. Now if we are talking longtubes... you're going to have to budget a solid $1200-$1500 for good ones like Kooks.

Yeah kooks sound absolutely amazing. Don't worry im not going to waste time and money on shorties. The only other header I was considering that isn't long tubes is bassani's mid length headers but I'm not sure if they will make a while lot of difference. I'm not worried much about power gain, I've accepted it's slow, just want it to sound amazing. And yes, kooks is orgasmic for sure, not sure how they'll bolt up with my catted X, prolly have to cut and weld.


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I have slp long tubes with the slp catted x pipe. No problems and sound good!

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I have slp long tubes with the slp catted x pipe. No problems and sound good!

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I was thinking about slp long tubes. Only thing is like I said I don't want crazy loud


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If you don't want crazy loud then get a set of stainless high flow Magnaflow or Walker cats and have them installed in the mid pipe. Make you emissions legal and won't rob any power at all.
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Keep the cats on and you should be good.

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If you don't want crazy loud then get a set of stainless high flow Magnaflow or Walker cats and have them installed in the mid pipe. Make you emissions legal and won't rob any power at all.

I have a bassani catted X already


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I haven't heard a lot about bassani's headers, I know they are only mid lengths but their exhaust has definitely made me a fanboy so idk


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I just installed bassani axlebacks and really like the sound, Kook's are great headers.
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Only thing is dropping 1300$ just for headers on a 2v lol


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I'll be the odd man out and give my 2cents..


I have pacesetter longtubes on my car.

There's prob a 2-4 horsepower difference between them and any other brand, a lot of the kooks price is the name..

Pacesetters a few years ago were kinda iffy but I've had them on 3 of my vehicles and they have came very far with quality..

I did my install on the ground with jack stands and they fit perfect..

I didn't see the justification of throwing down 1200$ for something that isn't a big gain over the 279$ set..

Only con I found to them is they come with a cheap black paint that WILL flake off after the first start up, which happened to my first set on my drag truck. So the set on the stang I sandblasted and used the VHT header paint on those and that was 6-7 months ago and they still have the same great finish..

You'll definitely feel some torque in the butt dyno and the sound difference is very nice..

Now if I someone gave kooks to me sure I'd take em but why not save on the longtubes and spend the rest on other mods.Click image for larger version

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Old 12-23-2015, 12:16 AM   #13
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Not worth it for long tube headers.. sure it will sound different , but gains are minimal,
I'd save that money for a power adder , or gears.

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Pacesetter is cheap and actually have good fitment.
Only thing that blows is that they come spray painted black ..
They do offer a ceramic coat or jet coat for more.
Your call..


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Pacesetter is cheap and actually have good fitment.
Only thing that blows is that they come spray painted black ..
They do offer a ceramic coat or jet coat for more.
Your call..


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I mentioned the paint, that really is the only downside.. Just get the cheap black painted ones and sandblast them and paint them yourself with header paint..


For under 300$ you can get longtubes installed if you do it yourself..

So I think it's worth the money, I don't see any kind of power adder for that kind of money.


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I mentioned the paint, that really is the only downside.. Just get the cheap black painted ones and sandblast them and paint them yourself with header paint..


For under 300$ you can get longtubes installed if you do it yourself..

So I think it's worth the money, I don't see any kind of power adder for that kind of money.


How are they for clearance? I have seen Kooks state that they have better clearance for lowered cars, but there's no comparison out there that I've seen. Wonder how much a shop would charge to sandblast and paint them? I agree, I can't see paying $1200-$1300 for anybody's headers lol.



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I sandblasted and painted mine myself, most powder coating places will charge maybe 20-40$ to sandblast them and just paint them yourself with rattle can header paint from an auto parts store..


As far as fitment they were spot on, and I'm lowered 1.5"... When doing the install it's also a good time to delete your egr so you don't have to worry about fishing that thru and it cleans the engine bay up as well


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If you don't want to pay $1000 for a set of fully stainless longtubes with equal length primaries you are in the wrong hobby imo. But if you can get the pacesetters in for $300 with a coating that will keep the rust at bay for awhile then go for it. Just remember they are not equal length so you don't get the scavenging effect and you are getting $250 quality.

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I'd pay the 1000 if I needed a certain size header like a 1 7/8 , etc. That is not offered in a cheaper brand.
Pacesetter has great fitment , I removed my transmission with the headers and mid pipe still bolted on , I can post a picture of that as well.
Pacesetter will rust without the proper painting .. but it's not like it's going to due any major harm right away.
Not equal length ?
As far as what ?
I had them , and they seemed pretty damn even to me.

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Equal length primaries. Bigger deal with longtubes than shorties. That said, not going to be a huge deal on a NA 2V.
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