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This is a discussion on headers within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Im looking at buying some headers this week for my 02 ws-6 and i have the slp loud mouth that ...

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    Im looking at buying some headers this week for my 02 ws-6 and i have the slp loud mouth that came stock on the car i was wondering when i get the headers will they just bolt on to that exhaust and what diameter should i get and which headers are the best bang for your buck

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    I went with 1-7/8" Kooks on our car. If you plan on later engine mods, such as a cam, definitely go 1-7/8". Lots of debate on here about the difference between 1-3/4" and 1-7/8", with the majority falling in favor of the larger tubes.

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    When you buy long tubes, you have to buy a new ypipe, whether its catted or not, is up to you. The stock ypipe will not bolt up to long tubes though.

    Also, the Loudmouth did not come stock on the car. That was an upgrade a previous owner must have done.

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    alot of people say Pacesetters are the best bang fo the buck headers but there is all so alot of different choice to go with. i would deff. stay away from SLP headers tho due to the fact they suck a** installng and the lowest ground clearence on the market

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    Love my QTP header's. They look and fit well. Y pipe hangs a little low especially when I lowered my car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanJM View Post
    Love my QTP header's. They look and fit well. Y pipe hangs a little low especially when I lowered my car.
    Ditto!

    My QTP headers were a great fit. In my case the mufflers are the closest to the ground as I have a TD setup dumped at the axle but I didn't want the bottom of the car in the rear seat area hammered up for clearance. I'm not lowered and as long as I'm careful I don't have a problem.

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    Follow the above advice, you'll be fine. I ended up with Hooker ceramic coated, and their ORY, the fit is good, even higher than the stock Y-pipe.

    This is the first question I had when I joined, everyone said to stay away from SLP headers. I had one of their glossy product magazines in my hands, they were claiming like 45 HP if I put their ill-fitting, low hanging long tube headers on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    Follow the above advice, you'll be fine. I ended up with Hooker ceramic coated, and their ORY, the fit is good, even higher than the stock Y-pipe.

    This is the first question I had when I joined, everyone said to stay away from SLP headers. I had one of their glossy product magazines in my hands, they were claiming like 45 HP if I put their ill-fitting, low hanging long tube headers on.
    you forgot the fine print (45 HP gain with installation of SLP stickers.


    ..but on a serious note, i love my pacesetters. although i heard of some people on here awhile back buying the ebay special headers..and they were 100 somethin dollars? never heard BAD reviews but most people had just bought them and had not yet had the chance too install and give an honest review about them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TmaxicanA View Post
    you forgot the fine print (45 HP gain with installation of SLP stickers.


    ..but on a serious note, i love my pacesetters. although i heard of some people on here awhile back buying the ebay special headers..and they were 100 somethin dollars? never heard BAD reviews but most people had just bought them and had not yet had the chance too install and give an honest review about them.



    Silly me. I forgot I had to put the sticker on for the extra HP!

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    I'll be installing my ebay special headers later this week and I'll post my install thoughts and comments when I do, I'm going to take her out to the track on wednesday night before I put them in to get a good baseline after the suspension and driveline upgrades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UH60Driver View Post
    I'll be installing my ebay special headers later this week and I'll post my install thoughts and comments when I do, I'm going to take her out to the track on wednesday night before I put them in to get a good baseline after the suspension and driveline upgrades.
    +1 on that. They are great and easy to install

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    My vote goes to Texas speed. Theyre 1 7/8", ceramic coated and they're about half the price of kooks. although Kooks are stainless some people get ceramic to trap the heat a little more. 500 will get you them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post



    Silly me. I forgot I had to put the sticker on for the extra HP!
    well there ya go.

    go buy SLP stuff get the stickers, apply, and FEEL the powa.

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    Ive had pacesetter long tubes on my car 7 years now and only some surface dust here and there. The coating has held up very well.

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    My 02 has Ebay headers and they look good but they were already there when I bought the car. I put pacesetters on my 98 and the install was a breeze, I just had to bang the firewall on the drivers side a bit but aside that they slid right in and bolted right up with no troubles. The coating is coming off a bit but I don't mind.

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    I have the Pacesetter LTs and the pacesetter ORY, they look great and tucked up nice. Im lowered and I rarely scrape. Best bang for your buck IMO.

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