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This is a discussion on Hooker Headers within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Hey guys I am thinking about getting some Hooker Super Comp Headers ceramic coat for my 01 LS1. The car ...

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    Hey guys I am thinking about getting some Hooker Super Comp Headers ceramic coat for my 01 LS1. The car already has quad dual Magnaflow exhaust installed.

    Are these headers any good?
    The headers I'm looking at are 1 3/4.

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    They are a proven brand, I have Jet hots which is owned by hooker.

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    I got jet hots too. Wanted Hooker's but jet hots were cheaper at the time and seem to be holding up pretty good? Got about 40k and everyday drivn on them for bout 4 years? Like said above the guy at Jet hot said they resembled Hookers almost exactly without saying they were the same which he couldn't do.
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    Good headers but all ceramic coated headers will rust in the future. Imo if your not going the stainless route I'd just get the cheapest ceramic ones you see. (usually Pacesetter)

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    ive got hooker stainless super comps and couldnt be happier.

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    Hooker and QTP are my favorites. You will not be upset with your decision my friend. Go for it.

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    TSP 1 7/8" headers are nice and the price isnt bad at all. $500.

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    i say go with stainless steel, if ur guna do it the first time might as well do it right, jsut my opinion tho

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    Hooker 1 3/4 here for the last 6 years or so..... hard to remember...... but love the shit out of them. I don't drive the WI winters but my headers don't have very much rust on them. Not enough to be worried about looks or rotting through. I could prolly get about another 5 or so years with no worries. I think I'm going to a 1 7/8 here in the next 2 years or so. Most important thing............DO NOT USE CRAP GASKET!!! USE OEM GM GASKET!! Follow that advice and you will be happy as a kid in a candy shop my friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    i say go with stainless steel, if ur guna do it the first time might as well do it right, jsut my opinion tho
    agreed, thats why i went stainless. to me it was worth the little extra up front, that way i wont have ot replace them.

    Quote Originally Posted by blackSS01 View Post
    Hooker 1 3/4 here for the last 6 years or so..... hard to remember...... but love the shit out of them. I don't drive the WI winters but my headers don't have very much rust on them. Not enough to be worried about looks or rotting through. I could prolly get about another 5 or so years with no worries. I think I'm going to a 1 7/8 here in the next 2 years or so. Most important thing............DO NOT USE CRAP GASKET!!! USE OEM GM GASKET!! Follow that advice and you will be happy as a kid in a candy shop my friend.
    yeah, stick with the oem gasket.

    i had a problem with my exhaust leaking between the headers and the y, so i replaced all of the band clamps with these:
    http://www.jegs.com/p/JEGS/JEGS-Pref...53274/10002/-1

    no leaks at all. highly recomended.

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    Is stainless realy that much better because i am going to get hookers but i wanted ceramic for the heat but is it that big of a deal between the two

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    eventually ceramics will rust, stainless wont

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99z-28 View Post
    Is stainless realy that much better because i am going to get hookers but i wanted ceramic for the heat but is it that big of a deal between the two
    people say you get more power from ceramic coated, but they will eventually need to be replaced after a few years, unlike stainless.

    i think ive heard of some people buying stainless headers, than having them ceramic coated.

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    but do they hold the heat in like ceramic?

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    Going for for stainless route I've been checking out a set of OBX stainless steel headers on ebay, that include a ypipe for $500. They are 1 3/4 long tubes.

    If not these i might spend the extra 200 for Texas Speed 1 7/8 and ypipe, but they would be carbon steel with ceramic coat.

    Any suggestions between the 2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grouch0jr View Post
    people say you get more power from ceramic coated, but they will eventually need to be replaced after a few years, unlike stainless.

    i think ive heard of some people buying stainless headers, than having them ceramic coated.
    why would you get more hp from ceramic coated headers? Ive never heard that before, also, why would you ceramic coat stainless.....

    My rule with my car is, if your going to buy something, buy it right the first time so that you dont need to do the same thing 2x. If you plan on keeping your car for a long time, wait a few more months, save a few extra bucks and do it right the first time. Theres always deals out there, just have patience, dont rush to buy headers for $500 bucks just because there cheap. If you plan on having your car for only a few years then buy the cheaper stuff. Just my opinion tho.

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    Stainless steel holds heat better than the mild steel ones to begin with, therefore no ceramic coating required.

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