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This is a discussion on Q on Headers within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I'm thinking about some headers for my bird. Not sure if I should go with LTs or shorties? I have ...

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    I'm thinking about some headers for my bird. Not sure if I should go with LTs or shorties? I have Borla exhaust and want to keep things close to stock. I'm leaning towards shorties. Any suggestions?

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    Definately longs....you won't see much of a gain with the shorties...especially on a 00+ because the manifolds were redesigned and flow better. Unless you live in cali like me...don't get shorties.

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    The only difference with the LT's over the shorties is your able to retain your stock y-pipe with shorties and you have to buy a aftermarket one with Longtubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransAmMan
    The only difference with the LT's over the shorties is your able to retain your stock y-pipe with shorties and you have to buy a aftermarket one with Longtubes.
    ummm...and lonhs have a hgue gain over shories...im dunk nd still now that

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransAmMan
    The only difference with the LT's over the shorties is your able to retain your stock y-pipe with shorties and you have to buy a aftermarket one with Longtubes.
    how can yu even say that wit a striaght face

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    Well I'm talking about fitting issues. Duh. Thats obvious that long tubes have a huge gain over shorties. Go sit your fucking drunk ass down. haha I hate it when drunk people get on the computer. It must be like a three year old retarded mexican trying to use a computer hahaha.

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    Definatly LT's over shorties... No brainer the gains from LTs are unmatched compared with shortys

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    Thanks for the advice on the longs, but changing anything that deviates from stock has been a major cramp in the ass. This is my daily driver and the local inspection guys I have to deal with give me no slack. I'll think about the longs, but I'm leaning towards the shorty for now.
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    To be honest, I wouldnt bother spending the money for shorties. Its just not worth it. You wont see any significant gains over the stock manifolds.

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    You're probably right, but I'm going to do the cam and an LS6 intake and wanted something a bit better than stock headers. I've read a lot of pros and cons on this site, as well as talking to some of the guys at JBA, BBK, JEGS, and AJUSA and it seems that some gains will be achieved. I'm still thinking about it and will do some additional research before I spend the money.

    Thanks for the feedback!

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    I can understand the situation you're facing, but shorties will be the weak link in a cammed car. They will be a bit better than stock manifolds with a cam and whatnot but you'll never see the true potential of the setup.

    I also noticed you're an A4. Just so you know you might want to get a torque converter before you start thinking about a cam.

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    there are guys from Philadelphia that post here and have LTs and have not had any problems with inspections
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula
    there are guys from Philadelphia that post here and have LTs and have not had any problems with inspections
    Same in Colorado. They pull the sniffer and visual here.
    Not sure how strick they are compared to say Cali.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransAmMan
    Well I'm talking about fitting issues. Duh. Thats obvious that long tubes have a huge gain over shorties. Go sit your fucking drunk ass down. haha I hate it when drunk people get on the computer. It must be like a three year old retarded mexican trying to use a computer hahaha.

    Happy new year
    Sorry about that bro...I don't even remember writing that Now that I can see straight...yes you're talking about fitment...my fault

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    It's ok. I was slightly ineberated when I wrote that too haha.

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    My QTPs fit great and don't hang down too low. I haven't scraped them on anything. I'm lowered with a BMR kit but it sits about the same as a pro kit.

    I say Long tubes are the way to go

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