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This is a discussion on headers within the Corvette forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; alright what are the best headers for a c5?...that can just simply bolt into place of the stock manifold? or ...

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    alright what are the best headers for a c5?...that can just simply bolt into place of the stock manifold? or what are the cheapest headers and whatever piping is needed to make them work? college student on a budget you know how it is

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    A direct bolt-in would be a shorty header and they've only yielded around 10-12 hp. New they are around $800...in short, there are better modifications to make for the money.

    You could buy a used set of LT headers for around $1,000 (or less if you are willing to wait for the right set). This should get you closer to 30 hp and improve the sound of your car. If you get Long Tube headers, there are other expenses to consider, like a computer tune, O2 extenders, gaskets...

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    okay so i cant picture my exhuast in my head right now but what would be the best exhuast from headers to cats? I already have corsa duals not cat back but from the junction over the axel. no mufflers just straight. oh and dont forget price the best for the cheapest ha the american way. I have come to realize im going over 1000$ just dont know how much

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    LG has a good price on there street headers they just put it up yesterday.
    http://www.lgmotorsports.com/catalog/index.php
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    Go to texas-speed

    seems like they are having a sale on them, what a steal!!!
    http://www.texas-speed.com/shop/item...d=689&catid=20

    They don't put out as much as the more expensive brands such as kooks, lg, dynatech. They will work just great for you and the price is right. This system has no cats on it. If you do put these on, they will set the check engine light, especially if you don't have the rear 02 simulators or a tune. Also if you can get a used Z06 ti cat back, will sound awesome!!

    don't waste your time with shorties, expensive as hell and no where the extra power lt's add.

    You can reuse your stock mainfold gaskets. If you want you can go to Gm and get a new set for around $25. They work great just watch yourself since they are sharp.

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    Nice!

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    Easy Install = American Racing Headers. Not cheapies though..........

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    LG headers all the way. Dyno proven performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrm1149 View Post
    Easy Install = American Racing Headers. Not cheapies though..........
    YEP !

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    Go to texas-speed

    seems like they are having a sale on them, what a steal!!!
    http://www.texas-speed.com/shop/item...d=689&catid=20

    They don't put out as much as the more expensive brands such as kooks, lg, dynatech. They will work just great for you and the price is right.
    all i can say is STAY AWAY FROM THESE HEADERS.....
    its a LONG story.... i wont bore you.... just STAY AWAY !!!!!

    imo.... ARH is the BEST kit out there.... best quality, and EASY to install...

    also, as a C5 owner DONT EVER search for the cheapest items...
    you will soon regret it., shop for quality products with a FAIR price.

    why dont you save up $1,500 and get a quality SS set-up.
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    pm sent

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    I realize this thread is about C5 headers, but I have to say that the Kooks on my C6 fit awesome and were relatively easy to install, but then again, after working on an f-body, anything is easy.

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    whats the diference between 1 3/4 to 1 7/8"? I mean size duh but hp wise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NIKDSC5 View Post
    whats the diference between 1 3/4 to 1 7/8"? I mean size duh but hp wise?

    Hp wise with just heads/cam and bolt ons, not a whole lot. The 1 7/8" headers are more towards F/I and spraying nitrous. The 1 7/8" headers will flow more, which you will need when you really add more power. I went with 1 7/8" headers since I was eventually going to get a supercharger. I dont think that there was a price differance with the kooks i bought. I will say the Kooks 1 7/8" headers were a big PITA to install.

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    i just installed headers on my 07 and got them at a good price at corvetteforum.com...they are slp longtubes with hi flo cats and xpipe all for 800 shipped....im in college too so it worked out well....i had a few buddies help and it went well...took about 4hrs..i think slp are the way to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by savannahvette13 View Post
    i just installed headers on my 07 and got them at a good price at corvetteforum.com...they are slp longtubes with hi flo cats and xpipe all for 800 shipped....im in college too so it worked out well....i had a few buddies help and it went well...took about 4hrs..i think slp are the way to go
    damn bro? what college? and how the hell do you own an 07? must be nice hell the army pays for my college all's I could afford was an 01! haha

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    haha well i saved up a bunch of money throughout highschool, and pops said if i coould get 20k saved hell help me out with insurance and payments as long as i did good in school..took that deal..haha...i go to Armstrong Atlantic State...gonna transfer to UGA soon...i love the vette though! soon to be tuned so it will open her up...want some Nitrous, but dont wanna hurt her...too expensive what about you man?

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    ha my vette didnt even cost me 20,000! and it is a product of a sign on bonus and uncle sam paying for college!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NIKDSC5 View Post
    ha my vette didnt even cost me 20,000! and it is a product of a sign on bonus and uncle sam paying for college!
    Congrats..........great way to go!

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