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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 about to get new headers for my car and i am wondering which ones i should get. i ...

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    i am about to get new headers for my car and i am wondering which ones i should get. i want ones with a nice aggressive sound and for a reasonable price. does anyone know of some good headers and where to get them

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    Everybody I know has the Pacesetter headers. They sound great, hold up good, and are pretty cheap. I know that a couple of the sponsors on the site carry them.

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    Oh, I didn't realize you had a 97. I don't really know about LT1 headers, but I would guess the Pacesetters are just as good in LT1 form as they are in the LS1 form.

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    thanks i have heard alot of good things about the pacesetters i just needed a little reassurance before i spend the money

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    i have the lt5 motor from a zr1 it was already in the car when i bought it and i dont know what headers are on it but i am not that happy with the sound so i wanted to change it

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    LT5, huh? REALLY!? Rare motor you got there. Post up some pics of it if you can.

    Since I really don't know jack shit about the LT5's, can't say for sure that any LT1-style header will fit the heads of the LT5. I assume that they have the same D-shape exhaust ports, but other than that, good luck. But get some pics up.

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    its really kinda sad that you are doubting me but it is okay i am used to it, but i dont know much about the lt5 motor either it was in the car when i got it, but dont worry ill take some pics for you

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    I'm down with some pics...that sounds like a killer swap. You might have to custom fabricate some headers as I doubt the C4 Corvette ones will fit (I have a 1990 Vette and there is way more room than a 4thGen) and obviously there was never a LT5 option for the F-Body. Again, please post pics.

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    here is a pic the guy sent me when i bought it i will take more later but i dont have a digital camera so i will have to develop them later

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    he sent me the pic because i didnt even know what an lt5 was and i really dont know much about them accept everything on them is expensive and it is a really high strung motor

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    Quote Originally Posted by lt5performance View Post
    here is a pic the guy sent me when i bought it i will take more later but i dont have a digital camera so i will have to develop them later
    thats a corvette engine bay. def not a T/A. look at the top of the pic and you will be abble to see the top of the tire. not possible with a T/A...

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    Ya dude, that's a Vette.

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    Maybe he meant LT4.

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    That is a Corvette, not a Trans Am.
    Dead give-aways: Master-cylinder. PCM. Open wheel-wells from Clam-shell hood. Radiator hose. Firewall.
    I could list a bunch more as I own a C4, but you get the point...

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    i said this is a pic that was sent to me but dont worry ill take pics and post them i just asked the guy what an lt5 was and he sent me a pic i didnt really analyze it plus even if i did i wouldnt know what i was looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lt5performance View Post
    its really kinda sad that you are doubting me but it is okay i am used to it, but i dont know much about the lt5 motor either it was in the car when i got it, but dont worry ill take some pics for you
    Never said I doubted you, just commented that it is a rare motor and pics would be nice. Not everyone gets to see an LT5. Wasn't doubting, just commenting.

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    I doubt the LT5 shares anything in common with the regular SBC. It was made by Lotus and Mercury Marine so My guess is you will have to spend lotsa money to get a set of headers custom made to fit especially since the LT5 is wider than a SBC it might be as difficult as putting a BBC in one of these cars. I wanna see how that sucker fits. How much clearance is between the Valve covers and shock towers and the cowl? Gotta be tight as hell. At least plug changes should be easy. Also forgot to mention it is a 4v engine so it will sound different than a standard V8 I'm sure.
    Last edited by slims00ls1z28; 05-08-2007 at 01:49 PM.

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    The lt5 was designed by Lotus but made by Mariner/Mercury Marine. BTW they came with headers...shorties that fed right into the cat.
    Last edited by The Scientist; 11-13-2007 at 07:41 PM.

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    Oh ya designed by lotus my bad hand assembled my Mercury. Still totally different from a SBC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lt5performance View Post
    i said this is a pic that was sent to me but dont worry ill take pics and post them i just asked the guy what an lt5 was and he sent me a pic i didnt really analyze it plus even if i did i wouldnt know what i was looking for.
    We want pics! You could probably get your car in a magazine easily with that swap...

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