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Old 09-21-2014, 02:54 PM   #1
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Long tubes or shorty headers?

I have a 07 v6 mustang and I can't decide weather to go with long tubes or shortys Click image for larger version

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Old 09-21-2014, 06:06 PM   #2
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Long tubes will give you more top end gains and will sound better, shorties are good for low end to mid torque gains and are cheaper. Really just depends on your budget
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So if I have the cash go with long tubes? What brand would you recommend I know I can't afford kooks
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Old 09-21-2014, 06:21 PM   #4
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Pacesetter is the best bang for your buck for sure


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I heard pacesetters are great but they sit really low
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Old 09-21-2014, 06:24 PM   #6
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Just cause they're a true long tube and not a mid length


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Long tubes or shorty headers?

How bads the install
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Not bad since it's a 60 degree engine, can be done with some jacks. Just gotta get a muffler shop to weld em to your mid pipe


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Old 09-21-2014, 06:30 PM   #9
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I can do that I have a welder, I was just worried about getting them in I hear long tubes are a pain
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Old 09-21-2014, 06:31 PM   #10
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Nah not too bad, I mean they're probably like a medium on the scale of installs haha


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Would you do shorys and delete the cats or do long tubes?
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I've got shorties and an o/r x pipe myself but if I could do it again I'd have long tubes


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Would you do shorys and delete the cats or do long tubes?

longtubes sound insane on the 4.0's with the right mufflers u can get them to sound identical to a v
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How do I pass inspection with long tubes they delete the cats
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How do I pass inspection with long tubes they delete the cats

u gotta either find somebody to pass u or u switch the midpipe everytime u go get the car inspected
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How do I pass inspection with long tubes they delete the cats
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How do I pass inspection with long tubes they delete the cats

if u can find a local car meet they can probably tell u were to go for inspection
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I'll see what I can find
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I have a few friends with diesels that just do that, they have all their deletes so when they go get inspection they just slip the guy a 50 lol
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Longtube headers are great for performance. With a tune by nature they will flow better then shorties therefore making more power. A few downsides are you need a new mid pipe as well as new cats if you wish to keep them. If you get an inspector that knows these cars in the majority of states they are legal since in most states it is against the law to remove OR relocate the cats. Due to the design of LT's there is no way to retain the cats in the stock position. Although as long as you have them most shops probable won't catch it but its always a possibility.

Shorty headers are good as well but not as good as LT's. Benefits are there 100% legal in most states, easy to install, and retain factory cats if you want. Gains are not as significant with shorty headers on these cars due to the factory manifolds flowing pretty well for stock power levels.
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I'll see what I can find

what state u live in?
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Old 09-26-2014, 10:04 AM   #24
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I'm not sure where I would get it inspected
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FYI I'm in North Carolina as well and not only is it illegal to remove the cars it's illegal to relocate them. With our inspections being yearly that's why I say away from LTs as its not worth 5-10 hp to worry about failing inspection every year.


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That's what I was thinking I was leaning toward shorts but I wanted the sounds and power from long tubes but I don't want to worry about inspection every year
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That's what I was thinking I was leaning toward shorts but I wanted the sounds and power from long tubes but I don't want to worry about inspection every year

im in charlotte so when i find a place ima hit u up
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When do u have to get ur car inspected?
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