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This is a discussion on headers within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i have a 96 trans am 5.7L lt1 with k&n cai, 6 speed short shift and bolra catback exhaust, and ...

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    i have a 96 trans am 5.7L lt1 with k&n cai, 6 speed short shift and bolra catback exhaust, and i am fixing to get pacesetter headers. Should i or do i need to get it tuned after i get my headers on?
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    it is not required, but i would strongly recommend it. I put the LT Pacesetters on my 99 Trans Am and after a tune, gained over 20RWHP and over 30TQ over what the headers already add so a tune would def help.

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    ok thanks man, did u get regualr black headers or ceramic coated?

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    Ceramic coated is the way too go.
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    A tune can be expensive though, so weigh that with your goals for the car. If you intend to go with heads and cam and full bolt-ons then it may benefit you more in the long run to get your car tuned when you really need it. You should see some benefit from a tune with headers though, since the car will detect the larger movement of exhaust and a lean condition and adjust the fuel/air to run rich.

    But real cars should chop and stink!

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    chop?

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    i think he meant lope???

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rookie View Post
    i think he meant lope???
    Yeah old school, "Chop and stink" used to refer to big cams, but with long tubes you will be getting a smaller but similar effect.

    It should make small children light headed, and terrify small animals!

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