long or short tub headers??
This is a discussion on long or short tub headers?? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by 99zman i also want to get shortys, i understand that you will not get all the power ...
12-06-2005, 12:25 PM #21Originally Posted by 99zman
Mid length headers would solve the scraping issues and give a real gain.
Last edited by rotwiler; 12-06-2005 at 12:35 PM.
12-06-2005, 12:55 PM #22Originally Posted by SLP00blueSS
I ran no cats and the sound was terrible, way too loud and abnoxious. I had a guy come up to me at a car show I was in and say, "I live a couple blocks away from the 4 way stop where you live and I can hear you punching the gas while watching t.v". Thing is I never punch it where I live, a 3400 stall converter and LT's with no cats and a Magnaflow is LOUD. Even getting the car to move is loud, since it needs to get to around 2,000 rpms to start moving and is a cop target. I put back on the cats and really love the sound now, plus ran my best 1/4 mile times with them on. My car makes the windows rattle in my house and everyone knows when I am coming or going even with cats.
Skip even thinking about Shorty headers unless you just show your car. If you want to see a real gain then LT's and if lowered Mid length headers. You may change your mind about wanting a ORY, my car was really quiet before the LT install. There are a bunch of great setups, but depends on the $ you want to spend. Dynatech supermaxx LT headers come in a complete kit, stainless steel so never rusts and all gaskets and cats and tube to put in if you don't want to run cats, but is around $1,300 and all you would need is 02 sims and a tune or handheld tuner using a dyno to get your A/F correct. A complete Mid length setup should be around $600 and would get you a nice gain within prob 10-15rwhp of the LT's. The grotty design headers seem to be the best(FLP, Kooks, dynatech) I think are simular in design.
Clearance with headers installed. If you look to the right you can see a spot the Y hangs down a little. Some modifying and I could get that fixed. Since the F Body is a long car it only is a issue when going from steep incline and then flattening out.
Last edited by rotwiler; 12-06-2005 at 01:00 PM.
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