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Old 05-13-2015, 07:19 PM   #1
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What is best LT header and should I go 1 7/8 or 1 3/4 on 2012 5.0 I here so many different opinions. I like the step header from pypes but have heard bad reviews regarding fitment. It has a tune and off road x pipe and stock axle back right now. Not sure of future mods yet but just curious what is best way to go since I would rather buy headers one time.


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I have Pypes and yes fitment is bad, the driver's side was a real pain in the ***, in my case, the initial install, the driver's side header cleared the steering shaft by a mile, but it hit the floor board under a heavy load, I was livid! called Pypes and they sent me another header right out, installed it and it cleared up the floor board clearance, but lol imagine that, steering shaft was hitting! I shimmed the motor mount with a few washers and called it a day. if I had it to do over, I'd choose ARH headers


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Get Kooks. They are amazing. I have the 1 3/4 with offroad xpipe.
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That's what I was worried about with pypes. I like the kooks plus I have not heard any complaints.


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Get Kooks. They are amazing. I have the 1 3/4 with offroad xpipe.
Aren't those mid lengths? The Kooks headers I've seen weren't near as long as long tube headers.
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Best long tube header

I already have a ford racing x pipe and flow master 40 series mufflers boss 302 intake jot performance can dual adjustable lower control arms so looking for headers or cams first
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Technically mids but they are way better for ground clearance and are the best out there.

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I have the JBA LT w/H-pipe, MBRP catback and it's great. I do have to be careful going over speed bumps, but there are no fitment issues.
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I have the JBA LT w/H-pipe, MBRP catback and it's great. I do have to be careful going over speed bumps, but there are no fitment issues.
yup, buddy of mine had JBA's on his 2011 before he sold it and they hung real low, only complaint he had with them actually
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Got to love those low hanging. LOUD, JBA's
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I'm debating going with the kooks super street 1 7/8 shortys because I already have a off road x pipe and they showed good gains on the dyno they did with them if you can believe what they posted. Any views about that?


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Almost anyone on this forum will tell you not to waste your time or money on shorties. It's the same amount of work doing both, why not just got ahead and do the LT and get your car ready for the future. Cause when you pull up next to someone whi has LT's and you hear them, you will be mad.
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I'm debating going with the kooks super street 1 7/8 shortys because I already have a off road x pipe and they showed good gains on the dyno they did with them if you can believe what they posted. Any views about that?


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I went with BBK 1 3/4" long tubes with high flow catted X and I love them. I would of like to gone with an offroad x but emissions in toronto are strict

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sell your midpipe, get kooks longtubes and mid and call it a day I have kooks and perfect fitment and quality. if you plan on supercharging 1 7/8 are better...if N/A then go 1 3/4
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I went with BBK 1 3/4" long tubes with high flow catted X and I love them. I would of like to gone with an offroad x but emissions in toronto are strict

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I have dynatech supermaxx stainless long tubes 1 7/8 and love em. Very early versions in 2011 hung kinda low but the revised design tuck up very nicely. Haven't scraped anything ever.

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How much of a gain do you get with LT's on these cars? I feel like the exhaust flows pretty well from the factory beside the cats obviously.
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I was making 407whp and 370 lb/tq with boss mani, c&l cai and 91 octane dyno tune. After Bbk 1 3/4 long tubes and changing over to 94 octane im making 430whp and 380lb/tq. Dyno numbers can be manipulated but I definitely felt a huge difference in the power band. I was very satisfied with the gains and the sound is intoxicating

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I have stainless works long tubes 1 7/8 with off road x pipe fitment was perfect and I'm lowered on eibach pro springs and I haven't scraped or anything, the headers don't hang low at all.


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