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99 C5 intake and exhaust build

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    Talking 99 C5 intake and exhaust build

    Hey,
    I finished the 98 Camaro headers and custom S.S. true duals all the way out this winter and I'm starting a project on my dads 99 C5 M6. He has a rear-end seal leaking and to fix that we need to remove the exhaust. So, because of that we are going to go ahead and do the whole thing...Lt headers, catback and intake.

    We are planning on installing:
    -catback setup - Corsa #14111 Pace Car.
    -intake setup - Vararam VRM-VR-B2 venturi setup (is it REALLY do 40hp? how is the fit/install?)

    Need ideas for:
    -Long tube headers (good gains, fitment, ceramic coated) Kooks maybe?
    -Do we need a new X pipe or can we reuse the existing?
    -O2 sensors?
    -Anything else i missed?

    Any help you could give me on what worked for you, best results, best prices, ect.

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    The Vararam is one of the best CAI's out there but its not going to give you 40hp. Thats just marketing crap. Headers I would recommend LG Pros but ARH and Kooks are good also. Those are the top three used. I would get the x-pipe that usually comes with the headers. The stock H-pipe isnt that great.

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    What is the real difference between the Kooks and LGs? besides price...

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    Quote Originally Posted by raysz28 View Post
    What is the real difference between the Kooks and LGs? besides price...
    The name.

    Seriously, LG's are made by Borla, Im not sure who makes the Kooks headers. Theres probably not a lot of difference between them. With a good tune they both should make about the same power.

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    any other suggestions?

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    if anybody knows someone selling a use header x pip with cat let me know

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    Quote Originally Posted by raysz28 View Post
    any other suggestions?
    Old Post. But Kooks don't fit worth a crap on C5's. Many Many owners complain about the installation process. I installed ARH 1 7/8 Headers on my Vette last year and they literally slid right in. Easiest to install.

    Quote Originally Posted by raysz28 View Post
    -catback setup - Corsa #14111 Pace Car.
    -intake setup - Vararam VRM-VR-B2 venturi setup (is it REALLY do 40hp? how is the fit/install?)
    I've heard good things about Vararams, but NO Cold Air Intake will net you 40HP, they are also a bit tricky to install I've been told. I went with the Zip Tie Mod (just google it) instead with an AMSOIL E/A Filter
    Need ideas for:
    -Long tube headers (good gains, fitment, ceramic coated) Kooks maybe? Already mentioned my take on that header
    -Do we need a new X pipe or can we reuse the existing? I'm sure you could have someone weld your headers to the factory H Pipe but why bother. The X Pipe flows better and will give a much better sound.
    -O2 sensors? Might as well buy new ones
    -Anything else i missed?
    If you're on a tight budget there is a Header from XS Power that is only 700 something for Headers and Off Road X Pipe.

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    can you find them in the internet what is ther webste

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    For sale 1995 GTS, one owner, 91000 miles. Great collector’s car. 1995 was the last year Ford built the GTS. Only about 6000 were built, of those about 4000 were Laser Red. You can be sure you won’t be pulling alongside one of this any time soon.
    The car is in great condition, always been garaged. Put in: headers high performance clutch, cam and chip, 373 gear and air intake, chrome wheels and throttle body. Asking price $7000.00 or best offer. Please contact Victor at 813-973-2073.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic 53 View Post
    For sale 1995 GTS, one owner, 91000 miles. Great collector’s car. 1995 was the last year Ford built the GTS. Only about 6000 were built, of those about 4000 were Laser Red. You can be sure you won’t be pulling alongside one of this any time soon.
    The car is in great condition, always been garaged. Put in: headers high performance clutch, cam and chip, 373 gear and air intake, chrome wheels and throttle body. Asking price $7000.00 or best offer. Please contact Victor at 813-973-2073.
    You need to start your own thread in the FOR SALE section of the site. You also need to include pictures. This is a site rule. If you need help doing this, let me know.

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