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This is a discussion on Help With decision on headers within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I have an 01 ws6. I just found out that my y pipe and manifolds are basically rusted out. I ...

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    Help With decision on headers

    I have an 01 ws6. I just found out that my y pipe and manifolds are basically rusted out. I have an exhaust leak where the cat meets the flange and was told that they'd have to take the manifold off to repair the pipe. Soooo, I thought well if they have to take the manifolds off I might as well have somethin better for them to put back in. Im debating on whether to get shorty headers, stay with the stock manifolds, or try to find some cheap mid lengths. I dont want to have to deal with tuning the car, nor worry about emissions when it comes time for that. I'm not looking for gains, I rather have a good sound. What do I do? What are some good brands for each?

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    get a set of lt's. I have tsp on mine and i love them. no clearence problems at all.

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    It sounds to me like a set of mac mid-lengths would be a good fit for you. There's been people that've made good power with mac's. LT's are definitely the way to go but it really sounds like mac's would suite you better. I wouldn't even mess with shorties.

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    well im tryin to keep the cost low. Im not worried about performance or speed. I have my vette for that. I was lookin at the shortys cuz they're cheaper than the stock manifolds, and emissions legal everywhere

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    if you're just concerned with cost then keep your eye out for a set of used stock manifolds. There are a ton of people that have went to LT's that'd love to sell their stockers. I have mine in the shed but they're for a 98 and have the egr port on them.

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    ill sell you my stockers but there for a 99

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    Lts are by the far the greatest power gains, but if your not rely concenrned I would probably go with Macs mids as stated above, they make good power. Shorty's and the stock manifold flow about the same, def not worth the trouble.

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    with the mids, are they street legal everywhere? do i have to get the car tuned? cat relocation?

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    I want to say a supercharged local guy is running 10's using macs. I'm not sure if he's still using them though but I know he was making good power with macs.....and they're 50 state legal I'm pretty sure. I'd have to look that up though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramairgod84 View Post
    with the mids, are they street legal everywhere? do i have to get the car tuned? cat relocation?
    With the mids I think you do have to relocate the stock cats, but it should be legal.

    Pacesetter also make mids, they claim there 50 state legal.

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    with mids would i have to get the car tuned? and can someone find out if they're 50 state legal?

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    get some pace setters for 350 and be done with it

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    the shorty headers and y pipe they sell?

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    speaking of exhaust leaks i got a small one coming out of my headers where they get bolted together, big issue? or just tighten the bolt down a little?

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    Pacesetters with ORY from texas speed is like 500 shipped.

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    i bought pacesetter LT's with pacesetter ORY and 02 extensions for 426.00 shipped to my door from marylandspeed.com if you ask me i thought it was an awesome deal!

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