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Best long tubes for a lowered Z convertible

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    Best long tubes for a lowered Z convertible

    What are the tightest tucking long tube hedders for a lowered Z convertible. I have Mac mids right now, but am looking to upgrade to long tubes.

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    Anything is better than Slp. Pacesetters are fine if you want to go cheaper. I have Jet hots (aka Hookers) and there dandy-good upper mid range brand. One thing I recomend when you have them installed is to ask them to grind the k-member a bit so the header doesn't scratch (they'll know where its at).

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevy1966 View Post
    What are the tightest tucking long tube hedders for a lowered Z convertible. I have Mac mids right now, but am looking to upgrade to long tubes.
    I have American Racing hearders on my vert. With a catted Y pipe I have 4.5" clearance at stock height. ORY would tuck a little better.

    These headers tuck nicely with no modification to the car, yet they don't bang the floor either which is nice.

    Let us know what you end up doing... best of luck

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    thanks for the help. I will let you know when I decide.

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    LPP has a nice set. I may end up with a set.

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    I'd recommend Pacesetters if you're wanting some great, inexpensive headers. If you are wanting high-quality stainless steel, I'd recommend either Kooks or American Racing Headers.

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    yeah stay away from the slp headers unless u want ur car throwing up sparks from them hitting the road all the time
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    Also Hooker has a nice set.

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    ARH all the way. Especially if you are going to run their Y pipe. I am lowered on Stranos and Y pipe fitment was a big factor in me going ARH.

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    I have LLP's on my LT1 and my Y hits the floor. You can make anything fit good but from what I have heard is American racing is the way to go for an LS motor. LLP's need work to fit the way you want them to and yes notch that K frame.

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    I have Hooker LT and their ORY, it fits higher than the stock setup did. I did have to clearance the ORY and a couple minor grinds for the headers, but I am happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    I have Hooker LT and their ORY, it fits higher than the stock setup did. I did have to clearance the ORY and a couple minor grinds for the headers, but I am happy.

    Mmmmm... I have helped install two sets of Hookers and both went in easy without a hitch. Every car is a little different though

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOMbitch View Post
    Mmmmm... I have helped install two sets of Hookers and both went in easy without a hitch. Every car is a little different though
    Well the headers themselve fit fine, just the ORY. I did not want to adjust it a little lower so instead of losing ground clearance I smashed it about 1/2 inch for about 4 inches under the crossmember. No biggie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    Well the headers themselve fit fine, just the ORY. I did not want to adjust it a little lower so instead of losing ground clearance I smashed it about 1/2 inch for about 4 inches under the crossmember. No biggie.

    Haha yea...Y's can be a PIA on these cars. Seems they do bang more often than not.

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    I have JetHots on my lowered camaro. No clearance issues at all...


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