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Is there a LT Header thats good for lowered cars?

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    Is there a LT Header thats good for lowered cars?

    My car is lowered 1.5incs and I wanted to add LT's, but Iím afraid there will be clearance problems. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks for your help.

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    from what i hear and read on the boards here pacesetters or kooks is what you want to look at if you want clearance and to keep the cost down.
    i myself am lowered like you but im running dynatech supermaxx thats a complete system and is more pricey then then pacesetters or kooks. i have no issues on clearance though as i have yet to scrape the longtubes

    hope this helps you some

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    kooks my friend has his lowered and runs kooks no problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zboner
    kooks my friend has his lowered and runs kooks no problems
    Yes...these fit nicely.
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    Actually you should only have problems with the SLP Long Tube Headers... Most of the others you will be fine with.

    We have coated PaceSetters, but you would be best with stainless Kooks or QTPs if you can afford them.

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    I bought the car and the guy had it lowered with shorty headers. Will there be big performance and sound difference if i add LT's? Thanks a ton guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02 Blk T/A WS6
    from what i hear and read on the boards here pacesetters or kooks is what you want to look at if you want clearance and to keep the cost down.
    i myself am lowered like you but im running dynatech supermaxx thats a complete system and is more pricey then then pacesetters or kooks. i have no issues on clearance though as i have yet to scrape the longtubes

    hope this helps you some
    Do you like the supermaxx I am thinking about getting them.

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    To 02 WS6:
    I am yet to upgrade the exhaust on my TA but i think the gains should be around 15-20 rwhp for lt's over shorties. But it depends on the rest of your exhaust system too.

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    You cant keep the stock Y on with LTs.
    I have the pacesetters and am lowered 1.5 inch on BMR springs. I have no clearance issues with these headers and ORY.
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    What kind of ORY did you get?

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    my car is lowered 1.7 in the front and 1.8 in the back and i have kooks headers with catted y and an open borla...tucks up nicely, the cats hang the lowest, but havent had any problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02_WS6
    What kind of ORY did you get?

    pacesetters. if you were asking me

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02_WS6
    I bought the car and the guy had it lowered with shorty headers. Will there be big performance and sound difference if i add LT's? Thanks a ton guys.
    IS your car a 02? Earlier models did see some of a gain from shorty headers, the later 01-02 had better flowing headers already and shorty headers show very little gain(like 5 h.p). I have a 02 Z28 and going from the stock to LT's made a big difference(35 rwhp h.p area), you should see at least a 20 rwhp gain going from shorty to LT's. Earlier cars even more depending on the headers. I have the old FLP headers and they flow with the best of them. Sound is also much better and without cats It can be very very loud, you can tell right away even with cats and my magnaflow catback it has LT's.

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    I am lowered almost 2 inches and have Flowtech LT's and ORY. I am very pleased with the clearance. I did have a banging issue but that was easily fixed. Pics ar in my sig Plus the ORY was only 100$ at Tbyrne.
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    Yeah, I got SLP longtubes on mine with SLP Y-pipe and I think it was lowered an 1". It drags on every speed bump and most driveways. It isn't the headers though, it is the Y-pipe that hits everything. I thought about putting a slight bend upward after the headers and attaching the Y-pipe to that. If it was up just an inch or two it would clear most things. I hate the idea of putting aluminized exhaust sections on an otherwise all stainless system. I put chrome 05 vettes on it, 18"s all around, and that raised it a little but not much.

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