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Ok, Guys today's my birthday and i got money for long tube headers now which ones do I get. American Racing Headers or Kooks. The american racing one's are a full length long tube headers while kooks is like a mid length. Now the guys at American Racing are right here by me and I can get a great deal on them. I know the guys over at american racing worked for Kooks but didn't want to move with the company to North Carolina so I know it's top work they are doing and fit great with no questions asked so which one?
 

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you cant go wrong with either, they are both good companies for long tubes. i have kooks on mine with the catted x pipe. If you are impatient get them from ARH since you said you live close by. My kooks took about a month to be made.
 

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What makes Kooks a "mid-length" header? :?:
 

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here's the American Racing Headers:




Kook's Headers:


I have the kooks L/T on mine and they look nothing like that picture. They sound awesome, had zero clearance or fitment issues, and they will most likely outlive the car.

Kooks all the way.
 

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I have the kooks L/T on mine and they look nothing like that picture. They sound awesome, had zero clearance or fitment issues, and they will most likely outlive the car.

Kooks all the way.
I'd have to agree with Brezick :bigthumbsup

Didn't mention I have them too, which is why I also know that picture isn't of them. Pictures of mine going in with the matching catted x-pipe are in a different thread I started somewhere...
 

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Yea, sorry was hard to find a picture of it for some reason, but why does it seem like a decent size difference in the headers, does that even matter?
 

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Hard choice as I do not think you will be disappointed with either Kooks or ARH. Personally, I went with ARH and am very happy with them.

 

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In case you are not already aware, you will need a new mid-pipe also to go with the headers, which means you need to think about cats -- get a catted mid-pipe or not?

Personnaly I would go with the high-flow catted mid pipe to stay legal, and I know Kooks has one but not sure about ARH.
 

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From the tests I have seen the Kooks always perform right there at the top of the heap, they are more “compact” than most so easier to install/maintain and their quality is TOP NOTCH.

My tuner, who I trust implicitly, said “Get the Kooks. They are pricey but they are very, very nice headers. I don’t know how their “shorter” unequal length design works so well but it does. Almost all the others don’t work as well and are a PITA to install”.

And my advice is to take the time to wrap them. It will keep your under hood temps down considerably and when it comes to heat control is far superior to ceramic coating.

 

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Kooks enough said!
 

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if you want to save some money go for the boost brothers longtube headers. ive been running them for a year now and they have held up just fine and other people have had them too. only like $250.
 

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I have Kooks on my 04 Cobra. I have had them on there for almost 7 years now. They look just like the day I put them on. Not to mention they sound absoluety insane! I can't wait to put them on my 09.:bigthumbsup
 

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