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    Shorty or longtubes???

    Im trying to make up my mind on which header to buy. Long tubes or shortys? Is there a difference in performance between the two?
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    HUGE difference between shorties and longtubes....shorties offer little to no gain over stock manifolds

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    SHorties only if you will run into emission problems in your state

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    I have emissions in utah! And im getting long tubes, talk to the right people and you find a way around it as long as you have a tune.

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    If your really in Florida, as you should know. We don't have emissions to worry about. Go ahead and get the long tubes. Just stay away from the SLP's, I had them on my 98 and they was way to low. Would scrape them on everything.

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    longtubers!

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    Here in florida there are no emissions, gotta love it!! It looks like long tubes it is. I was wondering if there was a performance gain to each style and like always LS1 members come through. Thanks everyone

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    performance gain from one brand to the next is minimal, its more about clearance/fitment/cost.....let us know your budget and well be able to direct you towards the best lt's for the money

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    performance gain from one brand to the next is minimal, its more about clearance/fitment/cost.....let us know your budget and well be able to direct you towards the best lt's for the money
    Im not willing to drop a grand on headers when I would rather get a nice cam package. I was looking at pacesetter, the price is cheap and Ive heard they perform well. Im eventually getting a head and cam package so i will need the headers. At one point I was gonna boost the car but I think I want to stay all motor

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    if you plan on a decent size cam/head package go with 1 7/8''.....pacesetters are great when on a budget and get them coated if you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    if you plan on a decent size cam/head package go with 1 7/8''.....pacesetters are great when on a budget and get them coated if you want.
    Thanks for the info and you just answered my next question about what size to go with, lol. Pacesetter's seem like a great choice and is perfect for my budget. I also plan on going to a true dual exhaust set-up as well. I love modding

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    nice! sounds like your guna have a nice car, keep us updated on the progress and let us know if you need anymore help!

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    I also suggest a shift kit and stall to really wake the car up. Will be nice with a cam also. SFC's is a must.

    NVM, you have an M6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHines-IT View Post
    I also suggest a shift kit and stall to really wake the car up. Will be nice with a cam also. SFC's is a must.

    NVM, you have an M6.
    if you saw he had an m6....y didnt you just delete what you wrote........

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    if you saw he had an m6....y didnt you just delete what you wrote........
    I will keep you posted, Thanks again for the advice. Did I mention my car has a 6-speed??? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHines-IT View Post
    I also suggest a shift kit and stall to really wake the car up. Will be nice with a cam also. SFC's is a must.

    NVM, you have an M6.
    Sub frames are coming soon. With a convertible I agree, they are a must

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