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This is a discussion on Slp Header Feedback within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; This summer Im looking into gettting the whole setup from SLP, Headers, Y-Pipe, and cats. Its a big purchase about ...

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    This summer Im looking into gettting the whole setup from SLP, Headers, Y-Pipe, and cats. Its a big purchase about $1300 so Im wondering if anyone else has used this combination and what kind of gains they got. Its going on a 98 Ram air, I already have the computer edited by SLP, the harmonic balancer, lid, loudmouth, etc. What kind of HP we looking at? Any help or feedback would be great THanks

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    For about half you can get the same gains from a Pacesetter set-up.

    Plus...you won't be scrapping the shit outta your headers with the Pacesetters. Even at stock ride height.


    For future reference....avoid SLP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos
    For about half you can get the same gains from a Pacesetter set-up.

    Plus...you won't be scrapping the shit outta your headers with the Pacesetters. Even at stock ride height.


    For future reference....avoid SLP.
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    What about the DYNATEC supermaxxxx header setup does that have better clearance than the SLP, How do they compare?

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    They ALL have better clearance than SLP's.

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    If i do go with the pacesetter setup, what cats should I get and should I stick with the pacesetter y-pipe, also is there an install kit that is similiar to the one that SLP sells?

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    That kit SLP sells is a complete rip-off.
    By those pieces separate from other vendors and save 40%.

    Random Tech for the cats.

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    What exactly is in the install kit that I need? Anything I cant get from autozone?

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    The O2 extenders you need to get from a sponsor here or any LS1 type shop.
    The clamps can be gotten at AutoZone.
    The header gaskets...I like to get them from GM.
    Don't really need bolts unless you want the locking ones. I have used the stock bolts without problems so far.

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    Thanks for the help, so between the pacesetters and the hookers which ones are better? I know they are both reputable brands but im looking for quality, the difference in price isnt much of concern

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    I don't have any experience with either.
    Both are good from what I have read.

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    I have pacesetters and have had no problems with them in 2 years. For the money I don't think you can beat them. I can use these up and buy a second set and still be cheaper than one set of the pricey headers. Just my opinion. Don't get the header install kit like he said, it's a rip off. Also, if you plan on any other mods do yourself a favor and use all band clamps instead of U-bolts. The U-bolts will crush the pipe and make it a bitch to get them apart again where as the band clamps don't damage the pipe. I got my clamps from NAPA just because they always seem to have them in stock. Check out thunder racing for the O2 extensions. Are you planning on running cats on the car? If not you'll have to get O2 sims or get the codes deleted. I bought the stage 8 locking bolts and never even used the locks. Pain in the ass to get on and off if you ask me. I would just stick with stock bolts. I bought GM gaskets too.

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    Don't get me wrong, the Pacesetters are great headers.

    But I still say the QTP/Kooks are worth every dime.
    My Kooks are great quality, fit well, and are stainless. Plus...they are 1 7/8" primaries.

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    im partial to hooker supercomps, but thats on a truck not ona ls1.

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    what kind of HP gains are we looking at with the pacesetters or hookers with free flow cats and y-pipe? 50+ HP Does anyone have any dyno stats on this?

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    No way in hell will u see 50 from pacesetters. My friend saw 40 from KOOKS, and we all know where KOOKS is and where pacesetters are.

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    Im talking all together with headers y-pipes, and cats. Thats what I want to know whats going to give me more, pacesetter, SLP, Hooker, or KOOKS

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    Where can you get KOOKS headers and how much are they?

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    SLP's original Tuned-Length Long-Tube Headers use our patent-pending tuned-length design to optimize exhaust scavenging for phenomenal power increases. Gains of up to 41 horsepower and 58 lb.-ft. of torque are possible, depending on your application!

    Are these numbers any where close to what they actually give you? This is straight off theyre website

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    I guess what I really want to know is what is the best bang for your buck headers? Hands down what is going to give me the best gains and quality for the money?

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