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Old 03-03-2012, 02:36 PM   #1
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Any one know if shorty headers sound good? Any power gains?
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I hear that power gains with shortys on the '11+ are negligible, but would like to know real world too. LTs give more hp but aren't legal in California... I'd love this to be my next mod, but don't want to battle smog every other year.
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Buddy made within 5whp with shorty's off road x to my LT's off road x. Only difference between cars was his 3.73 gears and my 4.10 gears.
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Our cars come from the factory with shorty headers. The only gain is from long tubes.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:16 PM   #5
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Our stock headers look nothing the shorties though
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:23 PM   #6
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There is gains with Shorty headers when matched with off road x pipe.
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Re: headers

I hear LTs' are a difficult install on these, are shorties going to be similar...you said your buddy net'ed 5whp less, but what were your gains from LTs'? Worth the cost?
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I did quite a bit a bunch of research on this a few months ago. Installing requires removing the motor mounts something that I'm not willing to do. Shop in Houston offered to install LTs and shorty x pipe and dyno tune for $600. I thought it was a decent price to pay. Havnt done it yet tho.
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I hear LTs' are a difficult install on these, are shorties going to be similar...you said your buddy net'ed 5whp less, but what were your gains from LTs'? Worth the cost?
I had full bolt ons. I say that minus the totally worthless TB. Its more worth less then a cold air. But from adding LT's to my off road x pipe I gained about 12whp..when trying to get every last bit of power its worth it.
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When you get headers i strongly suggest that you get stage 8 locking header bolts....you will never have an exhaust leak with them.
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When you get headers i strongly suggest that you get stage 8 locking header bolts....you will never have an exhaust leak with them.
The 11+ have studs.
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I did quite a bit a bunch of research on this a few months ago. Installing requires removing the motor mounts something that I'm not willing to do. Shop in Houston offered to install LTs and shorty x pipe and dyno tune for $600. I thought it was a decent price to pay. Havnt done it yet tho.
What shop in houston? That's what I'm looking to do the winter when I come down to see family in Clear Lake
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:59 AM   #13
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Strictly Performance in Pearland I have never used them and don't know anyone that has I found them on google.
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I heard of them I know a buddy that owns a mustang shop in tomball that talks good about them, I know that the PA mustang shop in clear lake does good work but are kinda pricey but are not the kindest people in the world so I'm trying to find a better shop around the houston area
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Re: headers

600$? That sounds pretty steep. When I was looking, before I decided to do it myself, I was quoted anywhere from 350-450 in el paso, tx.
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600$? That sounds pretty steep. When I was looking, before I decided to do it myself, I was quoted anywhere from 350-450 in el paso, tx.
350-450 for a install and a dyno tune is really cheap!! Usually a dyno tune is about 350 to 400 by itself. I say $600 is a good deal for install and tune
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Re: headers

I wouldn't go with the shortys, u should get long tubes. The
Main difference between longtubes and shorties is that long tubes are
Going to give you more horse power mid range rpm and up,
Shorties are gonna give u power at the begining of your rmp
Band and die down after around 2700 rpm. I have long tubes from
Pypes with an x-pype and they estimate 36 rwhp with a tune. But they
Will sound good regardless, it will help if u did a lil more research before
You blow $1,500 on headers and x-pipe
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