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This is a discussion on 2002 ws6 headers within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Does anyone make headers that are 1) easy to install 2)bypass the cats 3) bolt up to the stock Y ...

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    2002 ws6 headers

    Does anyone make headers that are 1) easy to install 2)bypass the cats 3) bolt up to the stock Y pipe?
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    1 - Shorties and mid length are slightly less difficult then LT's
    2 - No, only LT's do so.
    3 - Only shorties will hook up to CATs and Y pipe.


    Go ahead and join the dark side. Come to the LT headers and never look back. TS&P and Pacesetter are pretty much not to hard to install. I did mine in my garage. Only had a friend hold the drivers side while I installed 2 bolts. The Offroad Y pipe from TS&P will work with Pacesetter as well as their headers. There are a few brands that in order to install you may have to pull the engine mount bolt and lift the engine on that side (namely the drivers side) to get it in. I did not have to with my 1 7/8" Pacesetters.
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    I pick TSP over Pacesetters. I had Pacesetters but my issue with them is the flanges started leaking at the welds. I run TSP stainless steel 1 7/8" headers and the only thing I had to do was notch my K member to clear but that wasn't hard to do but no leaks. The 1 3/4" TSP's you won't have to notch as I installed a couple of those on other people's cars
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    Our Kooks headers were absolute works of art and installed pretty easily. I only had to nip a small body flange with my die grinder to get the driver side up in place. I do recommend Stage 8 locking stainless header bolts and DEI heat sleeves for your plug wires while you are at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Our Kooks headers were absolute works of art and installed pretty easily. I only had to nip a small body flange with my die grinder to get the driver side up in place. I do recommend Stage 8 locking stainless header bolts and DEI heat sleeves for your plug wires while you are at it.
    Kooks are great also. I chose TSB because of cost and budget when compared to Pacesetters. Locking header bolts are a must and copper exhaust gaskets. I use Breslin locking header bolts and have never had an issue with them backing out.

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    TS&P took their design or shall I say looks a lot like Pacesetter's back when I got mine. Fitment was not issue. Never had to notch or use BFH to massage the headers in.

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    I have Speed Engineering headers on mine fitment was a breeze. Price was good too.
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    I just wish I could have a header/y pipe system that was more flush with the body. I can see my Kooks catted y’s, hanging well below the rockers from about 50 ft away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whamhammer View Post
    I just wish I could have a header/y pipe system that was more flush with the body. I can see my Kooks catted y’s, hanging well below the rockers from about 50 ft away.
    I feel your pain. Mine came with all SLP stuff , headers, cats and Y. Might as well have an anvil under the car to drag on anything larger than a chocolate bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LS6BLACKHAWK View Post
    I feel your pain. Mine came with all SLP stuff , headers, cats and Y. Might as well have an anvil under the car to drag on anything larger than a chocolate bar.
    Yeah, one would think that if a cars floorpan should stay the same for 20 years, somebody would find a way to have high performance exhaust that actually fits right.

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