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    Header question?

    Hey I was wanting some in-put. I am planning on buying some pacesetter longtubes for my 02 ws6 and I was wondering what the main difference is between the "0ff-road" and the w/emmissions ones. I was wanting to know what you guys think about these and which ones yout reccomend. Thanks

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    off road means its not emmissions friendly like it doesnt have the AIR and EGR hook ups

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    I have a header question too.....are vert headers the same as the rest of the f-bodys?

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    im not to sure but i dont see y there would be a difference between convertible and hardtop/ttop

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    the header system i want to buy is either the QTP or supermaxx with a high flow catted y pipe i have to be emmissions friendly cause this is my daily driver

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    Get the off road ones and ditch the air pipes.

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    yeah i agree......i have a question every one makes a joke about installing headers on 4th gens is it really that hard? i have access to a lift at my friends shop and i know what im doing and i was wondering how long it would take if my buddy helped me?

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    but my main question is do the off road ones eliminate the CATS? Cause I would like to get the ones that did for more sound and power.

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    yeah off road means no cats make sure you get the 02 sims though

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    you can still bolt up cats to them it would just be stupid to

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    So my question is what are the exact kind of pacesetter headers do I want if don't want to keep the cats but. But is that possible to do withought throwing any check engine codes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLDWS6 View Post
    So my question is what are the exact kind of pacesetter headers do I want if don't want to keep the cats but. But is that possible to do withought throwing any check engine codes?
    You'll need 02 simms or a custom tune to get around the ses light.

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    well if u dont want the cats u will get the off road headers and off road y pipe u will have to get o2 sims and delete EGR and AIR from the pcm and than im pretty sure u wont throw a code

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    Quote Originally Posted by ban-one View Post
    yeah i agree......i have a question every one makes a joke about installing headers on 4th gens is it really that hard? i have access to a lift at my friends shop and i know what im doing and i was wondering how long it would take if my buddy helped me?
    LT1's are a pita, ls1's are pretty easy. Take a look at a modular Mustang and what needs to be done to one of those.

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    ive heard its VERY loud and sounds shitty with no cats..im sure whatever exhaust u have would make a dramtic diff on this as well though

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    yea i heard that also about no cats a nice cam would take care of that tho

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    I put a set of American Racing headers in mine a month or so ago. Did it at my friend's shop. It was a clean install and not that difficult. Hardest thing was getting the bolts out of the coils under the lip near the firewall. Took all day and much of the time was the tight spots where it was hard to remove the bolts.

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    some would say the average time would be about 5 hours

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandit1 View Post
    you can still bolt up cats to them it would just be stupid to
    Why would it be stupid? There are more reasons other than hp why cats are ok on our cars. The hp difference isnt that much either.

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    I don't thinks the cats that came with my headers do much.

    It took me about 5 or 6 hours working mostly alone, friend helped on a couple things.

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