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Cant decide bout headers...

Im wondering if putting on a set of Steeda Performance Shorty headers will be worth the investment-any thoughts?
What I'v modified already is on my signature so any recomendations on this????

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Shorties do nothing for performance gains, go with LT's.


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yeah my brother was saying the same thing...if i go with long tube gotta lose the off road h pipe i got now and that i guess where price is a factor. i was thinking of along the lines of keeping the engine cooler w/ stainless steel headers and of course the looks versus the rusted cast iron ones??
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I will be going with shorties because I plan on going turbo. It all depends on your ultimate goal. If you want to remain N/A or go supercharger go with longtubes. If you want a turbo get the shorties, as long as the turbo kit doesn't replace the stock manifolds.

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Well said, make them go with your long term goals. But there is nothing like the roar of LT's

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Long tubes is the way to go. I think Chris at Tillmans is still having a sale on them.


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I think LT are a waste of money if your not supercharged!! Unless you want to stay n/a and you have every other bolt-on then by all means go ahead with LTs

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I think LT are a waste of money if your not supercharged!! Unless you want to stay n/a and you have every other bolt-on then by all means go ahead with LTs
That's a good point. You could bank the money and put it towards a supercharger or go with nitrous oxide for the same money. A 75 shot would probably be about 70 rwhp and 100 lbs-ft instead of the 20 hp or so from headers.
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Im wondering if putting on a set of Steeda Performance Shorty headers will be worth the investment-any thoughts?
What I'v modified already is on my signature so any recomendations on this????
Absolutely. For a little over $300 you'll gain about 5 hp peak but you'll also gain around 15 ft. lbs. of low end torque over the stock exhaust manifold. (Might help you make back some of the low-end torque you lost with the plate deletes) You're also emissions legal. Long tubes will give you more hp and torque but you'll have to replace your car's mid-pipe as well. For a name brand they'll end up costing you about 4 times the price. And although you're car could pass the inspection sniffer test they could technically still fail you. (That depends on how strict you State's inspection is)

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And they look a lot better than those OEM rust logs!

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i have obx long tubes....bout the same price as shorties and make a nice hp gain. and they come with 2 h pipes 1 with resonators and 1 straight..you can get them off ebay for under $500.
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Yeah, but you deleted your cats, right? Not everyone thinks that's a good idea, legally or environmentally. A catted x pipe alone is $300 or $400 alone. Shorty headers bolt to the stock headers and I've seen them as cheap as $280 depending on the material used.

I almost forgot...here's a dyno that Anderson Ford Motorsports did with the JBA shorty headers.

http://www.andersonfordmotorsport.co...ck-headers.jpg
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ok so get the pypes cats for $175 for pair and u are still far cheaper than most brands of headers and you have cats.
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I think you can get the Pypes cats even cheaper at RPMOutlet.

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cool...i found that price at 50resto.com

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