Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 41 to 60 of 89

Opinions about SLP

This is a discussion on Opinions about SLP within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; for easy installment slp works well. everything bolts right on. i have their coldair, air lid, headers+catback and the ultra ...

  1. #41
    yeah that's right! 15T01Z28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    WPB, FL
    Posts
    18

    pewter
    '01 Z28

    for easy installment slp works well. everything bolts right on. i have their coldair, air lid, headers+catback and the ultra Z hood. all of them were easy to install. the headers do hang way low as well as the y-pipe. however i did like the gains i got from these items. plus the sound is great. just dont try to go over any speed bumps! the prices are pretty high too. just know what you want your ride to do before you do anything to it.

  2. #42
    Moderator Firebirdjones's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    12,552
    Just so we compare apples to apples here,,,,I am curious who else offers tuned length headers like the SLP long tubes?

  3. #43
    no more 4th gen secondgearscratch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Age
    29
    Posts
    2,463

    Pewter
    2000 z28

    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Oh, by the way,,,all of the power pack SLP packages are based off of the LS6 intake as well,,,something to keep in mind. Larry.
    yes i heard that and thanks for reminding me. that further reinforces my point. if im going to swap my intake, ill go with the fast 90. it would be pointless to me to waste more money on a stock manifold that doesnt flow as well as the fast unit. but i dont know and thats the overall point so like i said keep it coming!!!!!

  4. #44
    Member WARP211's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    FairField, CA
    Age
    36
    Posts
    398

    RED 35TH ANIVERSARY PKG
    2002 CAMARO SS 35th LE

    Quote Originally Posted by jmhvenom View Post
    400hp w/ 4.11s should equal low 11s... Mid twelves with that setup is pathetic.
    That 400HP at the flyweel not the wheels.. its a bit pricy for the pkg anyway.. i would rather go with heads and a cam setup for that price..

  5. #45
    Ebaaaaaaaaa Speedy_Gonzales's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    11,019

    Black
    2014 Camaro 1LS

    cs stinks

  6. #46
    ORNGP33L 1BADDLS1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Age
    32
    Posts
    415

    Hugger Orange
    1999 Camaro Z-28

    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    I believe Texas Speed is the company that currently has the fastest stock long block Fbody in the country with only a camshaft change,,,one of their majic sticks. That says a little something about them backing up what they sell. Larry.
    TR TREX

  7. #47
    Just me Y2KPewterSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Broken Arrow, OK
    Age
    42
    Posts
    23,353

    Pewter metallic
    2000 Camaro SS

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon7I2 View Post
    I can't beleive that they r calling some of u guys liars on the phone. That is completely ridiculous. I just can't imagine. Like how did they call u a liars? Did they ask what current mod's u had, and then they didn't believe u? WOW! that is really bad in my mind. I don't blame anyone for not ever using or recommending any of their products after an experience like that.
    They lost my order and tried to cover it up by saying that my debit card was declined. I contacted Visa and got a statement from them saying SLP never attempted to bill me. I faxed it to them and made them eat their b/s. They never apologized for it though. On a second occasion they were completely unwilling to admit they shipped me a bent 10 spoke wheel and even after receiving pictures of the bent lip they then began to blame the shipping company for the bent wheel, which most likely didn't happen. They need to lose their arrogance IMO.

  8. #48
    Member Jerry01ss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Stephens City. Virginia
    Age
    36
    Posts
    334

    Blue
    01 SS M6 SLP#4572

    what other headers give the same power as the SLP ones they are very expensive and that is going to be my next mod...HELP ME PLEASE THANKS

  9. #49
    Just me Y2KPewterSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Broken Arrow, OK
    Age
    42
    Posts
    23,353

    Pewter metallic
    2000 Camaro SS

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry01ss View Post
    what other headers give the same power as the SLP ones they are very expensive and that is going to be my next mod...HELP ME PLEASE THANKS
    Any longtube out there will give you the same or more HP gains compared to the SLP ones.

  10. #50
    Member Jerry01ss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Stephens City. Virginia
    Age
    36
    Posts
    334

    Blue
    01 SS M6 SLP#4572

    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Any longtube out there will give you the same or more HP gains compared to the SLP ones.
    any recommendations????

  11. #51
    Ebaaaaaaaaa Speedy_Gonzales's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    11,019

    Black
    2014 Camaro 1LS

    took me 3 weeks to get part that was suppose to take 1 week. when i called they gave me this story about how they lost all there orders in the system had to redo everything...but would not express ship the part @ no charge made me wait 2 more weeks

  12. #52
    Member Jerry01ss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Stephens City. Virginia
    Age
    36
    Posts
    334

    Blue
    01 SS M6 SLP#4572

    Quote Originally Posted by rrgray8 View Post
    took me 3 weeks to get part that was suppose to take 1 week. when i called they gave me this story about how they lost all there orders in the system had to redo everything...but would not express ship the part @ no charge made me wait 2 more weeks
    that sucks

  13. #53
    Slow'er'Ass Mr. Luos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Thornton, CO
    Posts
    23,785

    Red Tint Jewelcoat
    2008 Trailblazer SS

    Ready for this???


    Headers.
    SLP. Design is flawed as they have serious clearance issues and are extremely curvy. Power claims on SLP's are simply bullshit. I didn't gain that kind of power with a cam install.
    I went with Kooks. I needed a larger primary so I figured I would go with one of the best.
    SLP vs. Kooks...
    Click for full size

    Kooks are expensive though.
    Pacesetter and JetHot seem to be great lower price alternatives.

    I scraped my SLP headers all the time and I was at the stock ride height. Much more than I do now....and I am running the Kooks with a ProKit drop.

    Catbacks
    SLP. I like the Loudmouth under one condition. The rest of the exhaust is stock AND will stay that way. Meaning no longtubes.
    My recommendations....
    GMMG, Corsa, Borla are the pricey ones.
    Magnaflow and Hooker are the ones I would go with personally.
    Slowmasters catback sounds 'okay' but flows terrible in comparison.

    MAF
    SLP again banks on the rookie modder by claiming power gains. Which you will get. Because you will go lean. Sometimes lean enough to cause detonation leading to piston damage.
    Stick with your stock MAF. Good for 500+ RWHP.

    SLP Customer Service
    I got a great deal on a new SLP oil pump for my 402 build. Took it.
    Had an issue with the oil pickup bolt hole. The threads came out under nothing more than finger tightening.
    Not in the mood to get into it about this again.
    Read here if you would like

    Overall...SLP just sucks. They are using designs for the LS1 cars from 1998 while other shops are using new designs. Claiming bullshit power gains. Not backing their products.

    Sure I missed something in there...
    Any questions??
    2008 Trailblazer SS
    Yank PTB3600, Kooks 1 7/8" LT's, 4" intake, E-fans, Magnaflow, Sonnax kit, tranny cooler, tune.
    Lowered, HID's, tinted.

    1999 Pontiac Trans Am WS.6 #1747 SOLD
    531.1 RWHP 481.3 FT/Pounds all motor.

  14. #54
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Davenport, IA
    Posts
    10

    RED
    2002 Camaro SS

    Thanks Mr. Luos - great info.

    Where did you get the Kooks? Did you install yourself? They look to have a MUCH cleaner and straight path! I am looking to do this mod in the spring and by myself - thoughts on install degree of difficulty?? What exhaust did you run with the Kooks?

    Again, great info - thanks.

  15. #55
    Moderator Firebirdjones's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    12,552
    Still back to my original question that no one has touched on. SLP headers are tuned length,,,,who else makes a tuned length header? There has to be someone. Part of that price you are paying is for tuned length tubing which cost more to manufacture. I want to compare apples to apples as far as pricing goes.

    Also 1bad LS1 posted TR TREX next to my post about the claim of texas speed having the fastest naturally asperated long block with just a camshaft,,,,what the heck is TR TREX and what does it mean. I can't make sense of all this abreviating. Larry.

  16. #56
    member since may 2000 nhraformula's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    n/w chicago
    Age
    47
    Posts
    6,933

    black
    2000 nhra edition formula

    Quote Originally Posted by WARP211 View Post
    That why their bolt on's.. bolt them in... you can bolt them off too...
    you can do the same with all other ls1 compamies and thier parts cost less.
    2000 nhra edition formula
    a few bolt ons, 379 rwhp
    11.96 @113.25

  17. #57
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Davenport, IA
    Posts
    10

    RED
    2002 Camaro SS

    Sorry Firebird - did not mean to hijack your post. IMOP the "tuned length" is marketing BS. Look at the kooks in the photo - which header do YOU think flows better????

    It is not the one that is "tuned length" and bends around like a freakin' snake....

    To your original Q - I don't know any other headers that are advertised as "tuned length". Anyone else know??

  18. #58
    Slow'er'Ass Mr. Luos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Thornton, CO
    Posts
    23,785

    Red Tint Jewelcoat
    2008 Trailblazer SS

    Quote Originally Posted by 02FASST View Post
    Thanks Mr. Luos - great info.

    Where did you get the Kooks? Did you install yourself? They look to have a MUCH cleaner and straight path! I am looking to do this mod in the spring and by myself - thoughts on install degree of difficulty?? What exhaust did you run with the Kooks?

    Again, great info - thanks.
    I got mine on special from a non-sponsor.

    Installed them with the motor out of the car. The install is probably a weekend job for a first timer.

    My set-up past that is cutouts and custom duals.
    Click for full size

  19. #59
    Moderator Firebirdjones's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    12,552
    Don't worry about the hijack thing,,,we all get off subject,,quite frankly it doesn't bother me anyway.
    I wasn't referring to which flow better,,,but it's been shown many times on engine dyno's that a tuned header will indeed make more power so long as the headers are designed properly.
    The fact that the SLP tuned headers are very "snakey" I am sure is due to these Fbodies really not having enough room to do it any other way.
    In a larger car with more room they could be designed much smoother.

    In this instance of the F-body, with tight confines and no room to work,,,I really can see where these tuned headers from SLP can have adverse affects. I was just curious if anyone else made tuned headers for the LS1.
    Most people were complaining about the price and comparing it to other headers that were not of similar design,,,which compares apples to oranges. I am just of the opinion that if a website like this is to be helpfull for everyone,,,,comparisons should be kept on a level playing field.

    To be honest,,,the non tuned headers like kook headers, pacesetters, and the like,,,will all make about the same power on a given engine so long as tube diameters are the same. Just depends on how much money you want to spend, type of material used, coatings etc...
    I will personally go with pacesetters for a couple of simple reasons,,,for one, headers generally will last me a lifetime because I don't drive the cars in inclement weather,,,and putting more expensive kook headers or some other expensive brand is not going to yield me anymore power, so the extra money that I saved can be used somewhere else.
    I am all for top brand quality parts and I spend tons of money on other things,,but as far as standard style headers go for a street car,,,the pacesetters do just as well as the highdollar stuff, and seems to be the favorite among most F-body owners that I know or talk to. Usually I will spend more money on expensive headers if the fit is better on a given car,,(hooker super comps are my favorite on the old cars due to better fitment) but most everyone is pretty happy with pacesetter fitment and quality on these 4th gens it seems. Sorry, I am done babbling. Larry.

  20. #60
    Member WARP211's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    FairField, CA
    Age
    36
    Posts
    398

    RED 35TH ANIVERSARY PKG
    2002 CAMARO SS 35th LE

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I got mine on special from a non-sponsor.

    Installed them with the motor out of the car. The install is probably a weekend job for a first timer.

    My set-up past that is cutouts and custom duals.
    Click for full size
    Do you run into any clearence issues with the kooks headers.?? Or any other problems when installin the headers.?? Where can I find a good deal on the kooks headers.?

Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Need your opinions
    By Gillyss in forum Internal Engine
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-02-2010, 12:31 AM
  2. Ls1 I need your opinions on these........
    By Murder after Midnight in forum Almost Anything Goes
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-20-2009, 08:59 PM
  3. Need your opinions please...
    By Lswoo in forum Forced Induction
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-28-2009, 08:40 PM
  4. need some opinions
    By a338566 in forum General Help
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-01-2007, 09:06 PM
  5. next mod opinions???
    By clg82 in forum Firebird / WS6
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 04-30-2007, 08:38 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •