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Old 05-26-2016, 08:34 PM   #1
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I'm going to put long tube headers on my 14 3.7. There are 3 brands that I know of; BBK, Bassani, and MAC. I want to know everyone's opinion on each header and which one sounds the best and best Preformance as well. I'm going to have my exhaust shop make me a custom catted h pipe after the header to tie into my over axle pipe. I aslo have custom flowmaster 40 mufflers with quad gt500 style tips.
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Or should I got shorties with a catted h pipe
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Old 05-27-2016, 12:13 AM   #3
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It depends, if you want more high end power and don't mind sacrificing low end torque then long tubes are for you. They will give you the best 1/4 mile times too. I don't race my car so I went for Mac shorties. They boost low end torque and power and sound and look terrific.
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Bbk does a pretty good job with their headers (only got the shorties tho)

Has anyone rocked an H pipe on their 3.7 yet? I got bbks x pipe and love it. Had an H pipe on my '05 4.0 and it gave give it a nice rumble.
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Old 05-27-2016, 04:33 PM   #6
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I'm sure they all perform close to each other or it would be in their advertisement. They all must put out about the same horsepower
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BBK makes good headers and they look great. If I was to purchase a set of long tubes I would go with the Mac ceramics with the matching h-pipe (not a fan of the prochamber) Theres not much information out there on them but I believe its due to the fact BBK got a 3 year head start on production so BBK was basically the only headers available maybe borlas where out also at the time. Read reviews on the loss of low end torque with the long tubes but I would say the 1 3/4" tubes are the culprit. The Mac are 1 5/8" which should help retain some low end torque. Just my opinion I have no dyno facts.
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Save yourself a headache and get the Borla long tubes for the 3.7. Problem with the BBK long tubes is the O2 sensors location is off and tend to burn up O2 sensors over time.
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Save yourself a headache and get the Borla long tubes for the 3.7. Problem with the BBK long tubes is the O2 sensors location is off and tend to burn up O2 sensors over time.
This, they cost more up front but won't cost you more down the road when your O2 sensors start giving you issues from the cheaper BBKs.
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I have the BBK ceramic shorty headers and they were pretty much painless to install. Plus the best performance mod too, I seemed to get more out of thoss than a tuner. Only problem is they're rusting after a little more than a year and half so BBK will be sending me a new set to replace them. That's a bummer but at least they're making good on the warranty. I guess they must have had some quality issues when I bought mine


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I have the BBK ceramic shorty headers and they were pretty much painless to install. Plus the best performance mod too, I seemed to get more out of thoss than a tuner. Only problem is they're rusting after a little more than a year and half so BBK will be sending me a new set to replace them. That's a bummer but at least they're making good on the warranty. I guess they must have had some quality issues when I bought mine

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Hmmm...that's interesting. Good to know.
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Hmmm...that's interesting. Good to know.
Which coating does your headers have?
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Which coating does your headers have?
Ceramic! About 2 years old and still look like the day I put them in.
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Ceramic! About 2 years old and still look like the day I put them in.
mine are ceramic too and they look like the day i put them in...if they traveled through a time warp and went back twenty years that is At least they're making good on the warranty
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I bought the Chrome plated ones..........so regret it!
Ceramic is the way to go!

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https://www.holley.com/products/exha.../70103307-RHKR

Blackheart Hooker headers....
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The blackheart headers say for a 15-16 3.7. Do you all think they would fit a 14 3.7? I know I'd have to have a custom mid pipe but I'm going to do that any way.
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The blackheart headers say for a 15-16 3.7. Do you all think they would fit a 14 3.7? I know I'd have to have a custom mid pipe but I'm going to do that any way.

Here's the 2011-2014 set...looks the same as the 2015-2016


https://www.holley.com/products/exha.../70103306-RHKR


and here's the shorty version


https://www.holley.com/products/exha.../70303302-RHKR
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Here's the 2011-2014 set...looks the same as the 2015-2016


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Thanks! I like the look of these better than any other.
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Your Welcome...I might get the Shorties ...their a bit sticky up here in Canuck Land with exhaust emissions
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