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Old 06-08-2016, 10:26 AM   #1
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Are Long Tube Headers Really Worth It?

Ive Been Debating Weather i Should Get Long Tube Headers or Not.. Im Just Not Sure To Spend The Money For The Small Gains??


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The gains you will get from LTs and and a good tune are worth the money. Shorties are not worth the hassle.
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Edit : didn't notice this was a 5.0 forum. Go LT
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Not necessary but you will see some good gains.

And it's "whether" not "weather".
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Not really worth the few hundred for the 8hp or so gains. But hey if cash is no object then sure it's worth it


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Well, that's a subjective question. If you're looking for every ounce of power and/or to make the most of other supporting mods then yes of course. If you're looking for the unique exhaust sound that only LTs provide, then the answer again is yes.
Personally, I can't justify the added cost and effort to install LTs on my car over the gains of a comparatively cheaper and easier O/R H Pipe.

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Like someone else already mentioned, the gains from LTs and a good tune are worth it and depending on your mufflers, your neighbors will hate you. Unless they're cool. It's pretty unmistakable sound and if you plan on doing it yourself, be prepared for a long weekend and some busted knuckles.
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CAI, tune, exhaust will net you somewhere close to 400whp and 380wtq.

Adding a LT would give you an additional 8hp or so. You won't feel the 8hp or miss it just by itself. However, if you match the LT with an off road h-pipe that deletes the cats then you'll probably add an additional 20whp. That you should be able to feel.

Add a Boss manifold while you're and you may end up with an additional 10hp for a total of about 430whp and 400wtq.

But all that power is useless without a good suspension setup. So look into that first unless you're wanting a Horsepower Dyno Queen.


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I see a lot of long tube dyno tests showing 25+ HP
Think I watched a stainless works dyno put down high 30's
friend of mine put bbk shorties on his with their x-pipe , left the cats on , and got like 14 , so where are we getting 10hp at ?
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If you're getting 8hp from a set of long tubes then I'd be worried more about who's tuning it than anything else. Kooks and stainless works are the best route you can go but they are pricey, unless you can find them used. From what I've seen expect a gain of about 25-40 hp, and a better exhaust note. They'll help your engine breathe better and are a mod that's actually worth it, unlike a cai or throttle body in my opinion.
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Lol at people's ASSUMPTIONS


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Lol at people's ASSUMPTIONS


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People who assume makes an *** of u and me.

Hell if a LT header can get 40hp....... LOLOLOL


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definitely worth it if you have the money. with the right tune, you're looking at a pretty good power increase. definitely more than 8 horsepower. just don't go with shorty's, it's a waste. it'll be a lot louder too


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How much hotter are they compared to the stock headers? I noticed the strut tower brace gets so hot to the touch, so does the shock towers with stock exhaust.
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I see a lot of long tube dyno tests showing 25+ HP
Think I watched a stainless works dyno put down high 30's
friend of mine put bbk shorties on his with their x-pipe , left the cats on , and got like 14 , so where are we getting 10hp at ?
Is that 25+ over base line dyno?
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