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Old 12-13-2015, 10:14 PM   #1
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Pros and cons of LT headers

Im thinking of putting LT headers on my 16 gt. Along with an x pipe and muffler delete. I live in CA tho.

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Im thinking of putting LT headers on my 16 gt. Along with an x pipe and muffler delete. I live in CA tho.

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con: you're in CA.

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I'm not positive, but I don't think that anyone is currently producing long tube headers, for Mustangs, that are legal in CA.
Since your car is brand new though, I believe that it doesnt require any emissions testing for five years. So you can install the headers of your choice, and you won't have to worry about the exhaust system until the time comes to smog test the car.
The only "catch" is, your car will then have a non-factory exhaust system installed when, and if, it ever has to go back to the dealership for any power train related warranty work. And it will need to be tuned to get the most out of the headers, so that will also show up if the Ford techs look at the PCM.
Just something to think about.
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Somg doesnt really concern me. . Its the cops lol. Say, if i was pulled over for being to loud. What would happen. Do i have to return it back to stock exhaust or just pay a fine?

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I live in the Bay Area and have been stopped many times because my car sounds "Modified".
I have been very lucky so far as I have talked my way out of it each time but now with long tubes and OR X pipe (Both illegal in Ca.) I can't talk my way out of it anymore.
There are cops that make a point of stopping muscle cars and if it's suspected that you intentionally defeated any smog devices they can impound your car on the spot.

My car now sits on a rack in my shop and see's very little asphalt unless it's on a track somewhere.

My advice to you is.....don't do it.
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^ "modified" would be putting mildly.


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^ "modified" would be putting mildly.


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Hahahaha....yeah, well it wasn't always this modified.
I was pulled over multiple times for just axle backs on a stock motor and they were 50 state legal at the time. It just sounded "Un Stock."
Now its so modified I am afraid to drive it.
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Lol yeah i think ill pass n the headers.. what would you guys recomend for a tune? Should i get a combo from AM? Intake and tune? Or look for a local tuner ?

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If in Cal. go aem

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Lol yeah i think ill pass n the headers.. what would you guys recomend for a tune? Should i get a combo from AM? Intake and tune? Or look for a local tuner ?

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The cold air intake is a waste of money, pure looks and sound mod, no power.

Seems like the basic Coyote guide to power is:

-Full exhaust
-Tuner
-Suspension Suspension Suspension

There is not exactly that much you can do for "bolt on" power for these, Ford did a REAL good job in that dept, they just loaded an ultra conservative tune onto it and had to work with what they had to work with as far as making the exhaust 50 state legal.

Owning a sports car in Cali... ugh no. I'd get an old Muscle car or nothing just to not have to worry about all the emissions craziness. Then again... if you look at a picture of cities in the early 70s vs now, you can kind of see why some places stress emissions so much.
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