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This is a discussion on long tube headers within the LT1 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; The guy is telling me there is no way to run my exhaust with long tube headers. I need advice ...

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    long tube headers

    The guy is telling me there is no way to run my exhaust with long tube headers. I need advice on how to run it. I know its possible. I just need to know how its set up.

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    Need more info. What kind of exhaust are you wanting to run? Which LT headers are they?
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    Dynotech longtubes and whatever can make it quiet again.. lol

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    Did he say what the exact problem was? Are you running an off-road y-pipe or catted y-pipe? What all does your exhaust setup consist of, aside from the headers?

    You can always try another shop if you think the guy doesn't know what he's doing or doesn't know what he's talking about. Unless you've got some sort of exotic exhaust setup, I don't see what the problem is.

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    Well they say the longtubes stick out too far for them to run it back to the original y

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    Seems like a little fabrication work could fix that problem without too much of a hassle. I'm guessing the y is stock?

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    There are aftermarket y pipes made to fit long tubes. That being said, any competent exhaust shop can bend and weld up a y pipe if needed. It wouldnt be mandrel bent, but it could work. And if you want it to be quiet and still good for performance, run a high flow cat and a good muffler such as borla, magnaflow, etc. And make sure the exhaust exits in the stock location at the rear bumper.

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    You can't run the OE Y-pipe to LT headers. This also removes the cats if you run an ORY, maybe that's why the exhaust shop won't touch it. Many suppliers have Y-pipes to connect from you headers to the stock I-pipe. You can get a catted Y-pipe, but this puts the converters in a not-from-the-factory location, and if the emission police get technical, they won't like you.

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    have the guy at the exhaust shop build you a Y pipe thats what i did on both of my cars and if they cant even do that then take your car somewhere else because they are incopetent or just plain lazy
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    Your better off running a x-pipe with 2 and a half inch pipe.

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    the 2.5 with an x is a good idea UNLESS you are lowered then you will drag on everything. ask me how i know lol

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    How low did you drop it?

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    eibach pro kit is what i had on the old car and i drug EVERYWHERE lol ive got the sport lines on my new car now but im running a y pipe so its all tucked up nice and neatly

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    Oh nice what kind of car are you running?

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    y2k ss camaro

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    You here in okc arnt you?

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    yeah somewhat i work in norman at fowler toyota and i live in the blanchard newcastle area. used to live in mexi ville off 59th and may just havent changed my location on my profile yet

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    I have pacesetter LTs on a 93 LT1, and I had the same issue. The shop I went to got some 3" tube and two mufflers, rigged up the whole system custom from headers to tips, and I believe they only charged $350-$400 installed. And I lifted it up, and it actually looks real clean and original.

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