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This is a discussion on headers within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I am thinking of installing headers for my car what i would like to know is what headers would fit ...

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    I am thinking of installing headers for my car what i would like to know is what headers would fit .I have as of right now stock factory headers and a bassani 3 inch y pipe with high flow cats and slp exhaust after the y pipe. I would like to get headers that would fit with the bassani y pipe and cats but dont know which i should get.I would really appreciate any suggestions since you guys and gals are so great at helping with a novice as myself. Thanks in advance.

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    Pacesetter- if your on a budget
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplebat66 View Post
    I am thinking of installing headers for my car what i would like to know is what headers would fit .I have as of right now stock factory headers and a bassani 3 inch y pipe with high flow cats and slp exhaust after the y pipe. I would like to get headers that would fit with the bassani y pipe and cats but dont know which i should get.I would really appreciate any suggestions since you guys and gals are so great at helping with a novice as myself. Thanks in advance.

    Sorry to say this, but only shorty headers will fit that bassani Y... and upgrading manifolds to shorties is just not work the time and cost...

    You will need new long tube headers and a new Y pipe. X2 on the suggestions above

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    Will shortys give at least 10 horse power??

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    Shorty's flow about the same as stock manifolds, but they look better. Not worth the time or money as said above. Longtubes or spend you $$ on other mod's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetorangess View Post
    Shorty's flow about the same as stock manifolds, but they look better. Not worth the time or money as said above. Longtubes or spend you $$ on other mod's.
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    I hear this a lot, though i've never tampered with shorty headers before. Funny thing is I was glancing at an episode of HPTV when they were installing Edelbrock TES shorties on their LS1 Camaro SS. On a back to back dyno run the headers & y-pipe showed a gain of 13rwhp, which doesn't seem to shabby for shorties.

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    Ditch the Bassani y, lesson learned. Get some long tubes and an ORY. Shorties are lame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retired Cop View Post
    Will shortys give at least 10 horse power??
    Maybe, but you find a lot of used shorties for sale. Owners often upgrade to long tubes later... Again, save your $$$ and time and go LTs in the first place

    LTs often yield 20+ RWHP tuned.

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    +1 people always end up getting LT's sooner or later so save yourself the time and money. However, I place Pacesetter in higher regards then Hooker... however, if money were no object I would probably get some Kooks... but Pacesetters will be just fine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bouvers View Post
    +1 people always end up getting LT's sooner or later so save yourself the time and money. However, I place Pacesetter in higher regards then Hooker... however, if money were no object I would probably get some Kooks... but Pacesetters will be just fine...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rajiv1998 View Post
    Pacesetter- if your on a budget
    Hooker- is u wanna shell out a little more money
    KOOKS,QTP,ARH- if money is not an issue and you want the absolute best
    Are the OBX headers any good? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/98-99...Q5fAccessories

    How about the MAC? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MAC-L...Q5fAccessories
    Last edited by jigger1166; 12-08-2008 at 04:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jigger1166 View Post
    those MAC headers look pretty good. def not a shorty header but not quite longtube either. prob your best bet for ease of installation but have almost the same power as a true long tube.

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    where is the best place to buy pacesetters with all hardware included? and will I need to get an ory? or will it bolt up to the stock position?

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    purple you have a pm

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