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Are headers for LT1's worth it?`

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    Hello, I was wondering what are the best headers (brand and type) on the market are for LT1 Z28's? Also do they really as much power as some say? Or worth the blood, sweat and tears installing them. Do the stock LT1 exaust manfoilds well compared to for example some BBK shortys?
    Also has anyone noticed a +/- in MPG, after installing headers?

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    Yes def worth it, and I had an increase in gas mileage.


    300RWHP, 341RWTQ
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    I went with pacesetter btw, regular black painted ones but I would reccomend going with Hooker.

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    thanks for the info. so do you have long tube pacesetters?
    Also I am selling some of my lt1 boltons if your interested let me know.
    Thank man!

    Scott/my94zzz

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    Yea I have longtubes. They sound amazing too.
    What parts u selling PM me the info.

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    long tubes are the way to go!!

    but if you are going to get another header besides a long tube either go with as&m or macs

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    never get shortys. or mid tubes. get only long tubes. you should get a mileage increase in normal conditions. (not rippin').

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    ask 5.0this what he thinks about his as&ms..... and as for me i love my macs, took no time at all to put them on and they are a good header... plus you can find them for dirt cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillinFormula View Post
    ask 5.0this what he thinks about his as&ms.....
    They're just as good as long tubes... it's been dyno proven. And without the ground clearance issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    They're just as good as long tubes... it's been dyno proven. And without the ground clearance issues.
    haha i new you wouldnt fail me... i have been gone for about a year and yet you still come through!

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    LPP long tubes.


    stepped stainless steel. high velocity merge collectors. $550 shipped.

    30+rwhp increase. they are AWESOME!!!! install sucked out loud, but that is expected.....with any brand header. whatever you do.....dont believe that shite about going from the top. the header WILL fit through the bottom. they WILL!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Thanks for all the info. On my ret 94 Z28 A4 I was running BBK shortys. I diden't know a hole lot about headers when I installed them and know they are crap compared to some good long tubes huh? I was also running bigger down pipes and 3 inch stright off pipe then 3 inch mandrel bent cat back with flowmaster muffler.
    On my new 94 Z28 A4 with 52K mi and is 100% stock I want to do some mods to it but don't want to put my bBk's back on. I do how ever have the following parts to install from my ret. 94. A BBK 58mm throttle body/w ported to match bigger TB, Granitelli mass air sensor/w cold air tuning, K/N FIPK gen II cold air system, ceramic intake elbow, MSD6AL ignition box, MSD Blaster coil, volt booster, hi flow fuel pump(rated up 700hp) MAF tuning box, 160 thermostat/w man fan switch, TCI 2600 TQ, Jegster tq arm/w pinion adjustment, NX wet 150 shot basic fogger kit, some more.
    But this time I want to have my PCM custom tune. Does anyone have any suggestions? If so that would be great. Thanks.
    Scott..

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    Quote Originally Posted by My94ZZZ View Post
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    But this time I want to have my PCM custom tune. Does anyone have any suggestions? If so that would be great. Thanks.
    Scott..
    Ion at http://madtuner.com/

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    have fun with the install though, make sure you have a new set of plugs because you will probably break off more than one trying to do the install. PITA for an LT1 to install them.

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