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Hooker Aerochamber Catback

This is a discussion on Hooker Aerochamber Catback within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I installed the Hooker CB. The sound is awesome to me as compared to stock. No popping/crackling just a low ...

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    I installed the Hooker CB. The sound is awesome to me as compared to stock. No popping/crackling just a low loping idle. WOT is great and roars. I didn't like the dual tips that came with the kit so replaced with Gibson 8" slants. The other tips looked goofy to me and hung too low. The R/H wheelwell area for the spare prevents that side from being tucked up closer to the frame so be aware of that if you buy this system for a 2000 Z28 or similar. All in all I am very pleased and looks presentable and sounds great. Paid $409 and then saw Summit had them for $357.
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    im very happy with the same exhaust
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula
    im very happy with the same exhaust
    +1

    Longtubes and no cats with the Hooker Catback.


    Thought about getting a nicer looking stainless Magnaflow, but I just can't get away from how good the Hooker sounds, so I decided to stick with it. Wish it came in stainless and polished, I would buy it in a heartbeat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roastem
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    Longtubes and no cats with the Hooker Catback.


    Thought about getting a nicer looking stainless Magnaflow, but I just can't get away from how good the Hooker sounds, so I decided to stick with it. Wish it came in stainless and polished, I would buy it in a heartbeat.
    Ran that on 2 fbody's so far, absolute favorite

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roastem
    +1

    Longtubes and no cats with the Hooker Catback.


    Thought about getting a nicer looking stainless Magnaflow, but I just can't get away from how good the Hooker sounds, so I decided to stick with it. Wish it came in stainless and polished, I would buy it in a heartbeat.

    ? Are the hookers louder then the magnaflows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skar
    ? Are the hookers louder then the magnaflows.
    no. the hooker is alittle more quiet

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula
    no. the hooker is alittle more quiet
    at idle the hooker is quieter, but after that all bets are off

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadSeason
    at idle the hooker is quieter, but after that all bets are off
    +1

    Under 3000 rpm, it sounds like a Fox 5.0 with flows and no cats, but above that it screams 1960's Big Block. Just RAW power.

    What I like about this setup, is that if you don't want to wake up the neighborhood at 6 in the morning, you don't have too. But if you do want them to get their lazy asses outta bed, then that can be accomplished easily by pulling past 3 grand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roastem
    +1

    Under 3000 rpm, it sounds like a Fox 5.0 with flows and no cats, but above that it screams 1960's Big Block. Just RAW power.

    What I like about this setup, is that if you don't want to wake up the neighborhood at 6 in the morning, you don't have too. But if you do want them to get their lazy asses outta bed, then that can be accomplished easily by pulling past 3 grand.
    yup, and that nice hum you get around 1800-2200 when on the highway

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    I have hooker on my m6 2000 ws6 and i dont like it i am running it with stock manifolds and y pipe about to add longtube headers and pacesetter y peipe that will open it up but ya i would say if gonna stay with stock manifolds geet slp loudmouth like it alot better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ws6guy559
    I have hooker on my m6 2000 ws6 and i dont like it i am running it with stock manifolds and y pipe about to add longtube headers and pacesetter y peipe that will open it up but ya i would say if gonna stay with stock manifolds geet slp loudmouth like it alot better.
    to each his own, when i bought the firehawk it had stock manifolds and Y and the LM, absolutely hated it, but it did have a big cam too , you'll love it when you get the LT's and ORY

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    One more for long tubes, ory, and hooker cat-back...even the cops compliment me on the sound of my exhaust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ws6guy559
    I have hooker on my m6 2000 ws6 and i dont like it i am running it with stock manifolds and y pipe about to add longtube headers and pacesetter y peipe that will open it up but ya i would say if gonna stay with stock manifolds geet slp loudmouth like it alot better.
    Madseason and I are talking about a catless Y and Longtubes with the Hooker. I have no idea what a stock LS1 with just the Hooker catback will sound like. Prolly like sh*t.

    If anyone is serious about having a car that sounds powerful, they will cast aside the stock manifolds and Y-pipe ASAP.

    I heard the loud mouth sounds like sh*t with Longtubes and catless Y, by the way.

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    how low are the rear pipes compared to stock? anybody got any pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sd1971
    how low are the rear pipes compared to stock? anybody got any pics?
    how low? you can adjust them wherever you want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sd1971
    how low are the rear pipes compared to stock? anybody got any pics?
    An inch or two below the rear bumper is about right, IMO. I like the way it looks. I thought about getting the race exhaust that dumps before the axle, but somehow I don't think the ass end will look right without any exhaust.

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    Hooker Exhaust How Low? Answer

    As I said I had the dual 3" chrome tips that came with the package. They were 11" and entended out past the bumper slightly which made them look funny to me as compared to stock (stock being the rectangle look). I purchased Gibson 8" single 3" exit chrome tip and they fit further back of the bumper and look better to me personally. The pipes can be moved up and down because they connect to the muffer via clamps and easy to adjust. Don't forget the spare tire wheel well will prevent that side from going higher (it will hit). They are probably down 2-3 inches. Can't measure at the moment as it is pouring rain. I like the roar at WOT and idle is slightly lounder than stock. Oh, I painted the tail pipes with high temp black paint pior to installation (muffer is flat black) and they look fine to me. Not as pretty as stainless or chrome but certainly okay in my eye and cost effective. ( I am pretty picky).

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    thanks for the info

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    I measured my Hooker CB exhaust pipe clearance. They hang 1 & 3/4 inch below the lowest part of the rear bumper. Looks good to me as I said. Good luck with whatever set-up you opt for. 2000 Z28

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