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Which Headers? Hooker or Kooks

This is a discussion on Which Headers? Hooker or Kooks within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I 'm deciding on one of these: Hooker long tubes or Kooks long tubes? Which ones should I get?...

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    Which Headers? Hooker or Kooks

    I 'm deciding on one of these: Hooker long tubes or Kooks long tubes? Which ones should I get?

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    Kooks FTMFW!

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    If you have the money get kooks.

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    Your ? is too general without telling us enough info on your car as in mods and what you are trying to accomplish.



    Welcome to the site though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LS2Tuner View Post
    Your ? is too general without telling us enough info on your car as in mods and what you are trying to accomplish.



    Welcome to the site though.
    I wouldn't think it matters. Kooks are better in every way (except price of course).

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    hooker. with the money left over, do another mod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula View Post
    hooker. with the money left over, do another mod.
    +1 even, even go with the pace setter LT ceramic

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    you cant get the Hookers in a "race" version (with out AIR and EGR tubes) but you can in the Kooks.
    I have Kooks 1 7/8 race headers and I love them

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    american racing headers FTW.....has a slightly better merge collector than kooks. People that used to work for kooks branched off and started American racing headers. From what i hear, kooks customer service is horrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    american racing headers FTW.....has a slightly better merge collector than kooks. People that used to work for kooks branched off and started American racing headers. From what i hear, kooks customer service is horrible.
    exactly ,amh headers are far superior for the money. kooks are great but amh is better in fitment and the ory

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    Kooks are the best you can buy. Hooker makes stainless versions I believe too which should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Kooks are the best you can buy. Hooker makes stainless versions I believe too which should be fine.
    please explain more? ARH is people that branched off of kooks, kept the same concept just came out with a better merge collector and ORY. OO and not to mention better fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    please explain more? ARH is people that branched off of kooks, kept the same concept just came out with a better merge collector and ORY. OO and not to mention better fit.
    Says who? I know several people with 9 second cars that disagree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Says who? I know several people with 9 second cars that disagree.
    That must be it, there are no 9 second cars with ARH or Hooker or anything else. Hes right, if you want a 9 second car, Kooks is the ONLY option. Why didnt i think of this.

    Ur still not backing your statement up with any facts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post

    Ur still not backing your statement up with any facts.
    Nor are you. I gave my opinion, you don't have to get all butthurt about it cause I don't agree with you. Either header will give same hp and prolly last forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Kooks are the best you can buy. Hooker makes stainless versions I believe too which should be fine.
    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Nor are you. I gave my opinion, you don't have to get all butthurt about it cause I don't agree with you. Either header will give same hp and prolly last forever.
    ARH is a group of guys that branched off of kooks. FACT
    ARH came out with a new design merge collector. FACT
    ARH came out with a new design ORY. FACT
    ARH has a better fitment. FACT
    ARH has better customer service than kooks. FACT

    So please explain why kooks is better than ARH, or is it because some of your friends have 9 second cars with kooks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    ARH is a group of guys that branched off of kooks. FACT
    ARH came out with a new design merge collector. FACT
    ARH came out with a new design ORY. FACT
    ARH has a better fitment. FACT
    ARH has better customer service than kooks. FACT

    So please explain why kooks is better than ARH, or is it because some of your friends have 9 second cars with kooks.
    Top 3 may be fact but what does that mean? Big deal. I'm not aware that Kooks has ever had any fitment issues, nor that ARH fits "better". Not a fact.
    As for 5, never heard of any issues with Kooks or their customer service. (not a fact)

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    +1 for the kooks, If you have the money go for the best. I saved till I could afford the kooks setup and couldnt be happier!!!!

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    Well I have Never had any issue with Kooks customer service. I have dealt with them for over 10 years. Not sure what you have heard. . . . . . .

    What they told some idiot the wrong tube size to run after he exaggerated his motor. . . . . . . ?

    Just curious as to what "customer service is horrible" means or some real world experience. Because in the 10 years I have dealt with them I have only had 2 headers I have ever sent back and that was due to pussy's behind the wheel after a big wheel stand and they got scared and lifted and the cars came down crushing the headers. And both of those times I had good service and quick turn around.

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    I talked to both the guys from kooks and ARH, kooks customer service acts as if they dont need your service as if their superior. ARH is willing to go over everything with you as if your a human being. FACT

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