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This is a discussion on Help Me Out within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; OK so the other day i hooked my car up with an x pipe set up, i did 2.5 inch ...

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    OK so the other day i hooked my car up with an x pipe set up, i did 2.5 inch all the way but now my baby is asking for headers. ummm i dont know what to get. everything i find comes with a Y pipe and i dont need one. but i also dont know what size to get. im so lost and need some help. ummmm and what is the best to get i want it to make my car louder then it is. so please help me out. im down for spending around the 500 range.

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    Lots of header options out there. Best bang for the buck IMO is Pacesetter. They're under $400 shipped. Are you running cats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jag42420 View Post
    Lots of header options out there. Best bang for the buck IMO is Pacesetter. They're under $400 shipped. Are you running cats?
    I still have my cats on my car so yea are pacesetters loud?

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    Most headers are going to sound the same so far as volume goes. I was wondering about the cats because if you're looking to make your car louder you could use high flow cats or remove them completely (if you don't have emissions testing where you live).

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    XS stainless are stainless steel and 450 shipped some guy sells them on ls1tech.

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    could i get high flow cats and headers???? how would that sound???

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    And how much would it cost??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2fast2blegal View Post
    could i get high flow cats and headers???? how would that sound???
    Yes, cats run from $40-300 each, depending on what size/brand you get. Do yourself a favor and spend at least $60 each if you want a decent quality. High flow cats are definitely louder than stock, but quieter than without cats at all. They still protect the environment, and keep the odors associated with cat removal at bay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jag42420 View Post
    Yes, cats run from $40-300 each, depending on what size/brand you get. Do yourself a favor and spend at least $60 each if you want a decent quality. High flow cats are definitely louder than stock, but quieter than without cats at all. They still protect the environment, and keep the odors associated with cat removal at bay.

    kool what are the best ones to get and what are the ones to steer away from???

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    I've always used Catco ($50-60ea) or Random Technology ($150-175ea), and gotten 100k or better out of them. A lot of LS1 owners have been using the ones from Ebay for $60 each with decent results. There are some on there for $30-40 each too, but they tend to fail quickly.

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    i found some nice magnaflow ones but my problem is i have a custom made exhaust. ive got an x pipe and im just wondering what would fit on them here ill post some pics



    would they still work???

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    O yea and the pipes are 2.5 inches all the way through

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    There wouldn't be much clearance, but some here have done it. Browse the various cats out there and the casing sizes to see what you might be able to fit. Talk to whoever did your pipes to see what they'd recommend.

    If you dion't mind the slight gas odor, don't have emissions to pass, and want it louder you can go catless.

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