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This is a discussion on buying headers within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Okay some iam in the market for some headers i heard shorty's were the way to go, also with putting ...

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    Okay some iam in the market for some headers i heard shorty's were the way to go, also with putting new headers on do i have to change the exhaust system on it, also do i have to get a new tune for the car.

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    Well, shorty's are the way to go for ease of installation, and to remain smog compliant in CA.

    Long tubes will give you better gains, and will perform better.

    you can run your stock cat back, as the cat forward will be headers/mid pipes.

    For the price your going to pay for shorties though, about 650-700 you could have Pacesetter (ceramic coated) long tubes, 520 (with mids) or Kooks for about 850-1000 depending on the mid pipes... also, Stainless works are about the same price as Kooks as well.

    If you go catless you will either need a predator, or a tune, but a tune is always recommended when going with headers to maximize the gains.

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    JBA makes a really good quality shorty style header. And NO you don't have to get it re tuned but YES you would see more of as gain if it was re tuned with the new exhaust.
    What is on it for mufflers now?
    If you go full length they do hang down more than stock so if you have a lowered car and depending on where you live take that into consideration.
    Do you plan on the car staying N/A as in no power adders?
    Depending on your plans that should be the deciding factor on header size choice.
    Kooks are a VERY high quality header. All I can say is you get what you pay for. If you do some scouting in the other area of this forum you'll see some other threads about headers and some issues others have had with Ebay headers lately.
    Don't be afraid of the bottle!!! Be afraid of your tune!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ledesma54 View Post
    Okay some iam in the market for some headers i heard shorty's were the way to go, also with putting new headers on do i have to change the exhaust system on it, also do i have to get a new tune for the car.
    if you going to put headers on do the long tubes why spend the money on the shorties they are not worth the money the ls2 gto had a great flowing factory exhaust,long tubes will pick you up around 15-30 rwh with a good tune ,heres a pic of mine they are stainless works..

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    Speildawg nice ride I have a pulse red 04 m6 that also lives in beavercreek I look forward to seeing thursday nights at kil kare this summer

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    I'm about to smog my car and register it so it'll be good for 2 yrs and up the slp long tubes with there high flow cats on with the slp loud mouth exhaust i already have anyone know how well this will work and sound?

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