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This is a discussion on Longtube Ground Clearance? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Just as anyone, I want the most power for the money. However, I have one major issue that slightly impedes, ...

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    Longtube Ground Clearance?

    Just as anyone, I want the most power for the money. However, I have one major issue that slightly impedes, and that is the fact that my car is a daily driver. That being said, I'm looking into a longtube stainless steel header set up. I would also need a catted y pipe, due to emissions regulations. My main question and concern is about the ground clearance. Will this modification affect my ground clearance significantly, to create a problem? Does anyone have a similar situation that could lend advice? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

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    You want stainless so that means you won't be buying SLP headers. That in turn means that you won't have any ground clearance problems.

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    If your car is lowered then i would stay away from slp, I'v personaly have pacesetter's but i know a few guys that have slp lt's and there not soo happy bc the seem too scrape everywhere i dont.
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    If you have a good shop put them on with ground clearance in mind, you'll be fine. I actually see more people having problems with the y-pipe clearance. I've got QTP LTs running to an x (3" piping), and I certainly have to watch what I drive up/down/over. I'd say it's worth the gains, but you're going to lose clearance, maybe a little, maybe a lot. Do a search and you'll find lots of pictures of cars with the setup you're looking for, just take note of how low their pipes are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetorangess View Post
    If your car is lowered then i would stay away from slp,
    If your car is stock height, I would stay away from SLP.
    I scraped them several times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProwlerZ View Post
    If you have a good shop put them on with ground clearance in mind, you'll be fine. I actually see more people having problems with the y-pipe clearance. I've got QTP LTs running to an x (3" piping), and I certainly have to watch what I drive up/down/over. I'd say it's worth the gains, but you're going to lose clearance, maybe a little, maybe a lot. Do a search and you'll find lots of pictures of cars with the setup you're looking for, just take note of how low their pipes are.
    Yeah, thats exhactly waht i was going to go w/ too, the QTP's, and that was also my concern. The clearance of the Y pipe. I also have 18 inch wheels so would that improve my situation at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon7I2 View Post
    Yeah, thats exhactly waht i was going to go w/ too, the QTP's, and that was also my concern. The clearance of the Y pipe. I also have 18 inch wheels so would that improve my situation at all?
    I have edelbrocks and clearance is good.if not great....I may get a 2.5" custom y-pipe though..the ory that edel. has is actually almost 3 1/4" ...I cannot believe it.. still it does not hang as low as my qtec..which hits every speedbump....you have 18" wheels...should help if u don't mind the 4x4 look....... jk.
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    18's won't help, my car is actually lower with 18s. It all depends on the tires that go on them, and you'll have a hard time finding anything that isn't low-profile. If you haven't picked up the tires yet, Goodyear makes some special order F1s available in 295/45/18 (rear obviously), those would help a bit, but you have to realize that every bit your tires help you, the rides going up in the air, and that ain't helping the looks... Solution? Who knows... Bag it.

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