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Cat back or headers ?

This is a discussion on Cat back or headers ? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; As of now I have hi flow cats and an electric cut out, what would benefit me more ? I ...

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    Cat back or headers ?

    As of now I have hi flow cats and an electric cut out, what would benefit me more ? I was overall leaning towords headers cuz with the cut out I feel I would see the most gains, just wanted a 2nd oppenion before I spend the money, if so I have been leaning towords Hookers.....I have pretty much made up my mind just wanted to see what you guys have done and experenced....It is going to be my small winter project so starting to get excited

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    i think headers will be a better modification as far as performance goes it is a harder install than a cat back but you got all winter so no worries

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    headers FTW!

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    I wouldn't put headers on if I had the stock catback... do both at the same time

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    Quote Originally Posted by camarolvr69 View Post
    I wouldn't put headers on if I had the stock catback... do both at the same time
    Being 19, living on your own and driving around two cars, and paying for rent is expencive lol so one or the other for now....I drive with the cutout open all the time so thats why I wanted to get headers but im also leaving the option open for doing the cat back first, this is why I asked haha...

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    Driving around with a cutout open all the time and headers will be loud. I too drove around with my cutout open all the time on stock manifolds and cats. I would get the headers though.

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    Open headers...lol. I hope Colorado cops are laid back cus that is gonna be loud.
    Yeah I would def pick the headers over the catback...

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    Quote Originally Posted by camarolvr69 View Post
    Open headers...lol. I hope Colorado cops are laid back cus that is gonna be loud.
    Yeah I would def pick the headers over the catback...
    I always like to test the waters lol but I would prolly run it half way open if I got the headers, but it looks like that is what im going to be doing, it should be a good weekend project....Then im going to have to buy something els lol, damn the mod bug likes to take my money haha

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    You should do both at the same time or just get the catback if you can't afford it. The headers alone will help but to keep the stock CB with long tubes is stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GottaHaveLS1 View Post
    You should do both at the same time or just get the catback if you can't afford it. The headers alone will help but to keep the stock CB with long tubes is stupid.
    he has a cutout... his cb is not stock and it has the added benefit of being quiet when he wants it to. i say LTs FTW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard head View Post
    he has a cutout... his cb is not stock and it has the added benefit of being quiet when he wants it to. i say LTs FTW!
    Yeah thats what im thinking haha

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