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    wasting time with shorty headers

    Guys am I wasting time & money putting shorty headers on my car? I found these on ebay for around $98.00.I am not racing the car it is my daily driver in the good weather.I just want add a little more power to my car cheaply.My wife give me a small budget to spend on the car lol.the car is a stock 98 ls1 with K&N filter,some free mods,gutted stock muffler & a ws6 ram air hood.


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    I put edelbrock shorty headers on mine got a good deal and I think it did do something
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    Originally Posted by sunsetorangess
    Shorty's flow about the same as stock manifolds, but they look better. Not worth the time or money as said above. Longtubes or spend you $$ on other mod's.
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    I hear this a lot, though i've never tampered with shorty headers before. Funny thing is I was glancing at an episode of HPTV when they were installing Edelbrock TES shorties on their LS1 Camaro SS. On a back to back dyno run the headers & y-pipe showed a gain of 13rwhp, which doesn't seem to shabby for shorties.

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    waste of your time

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    The only comparison i can give is i put shorty headers on my 93 LT1 with a tune it made a very big difference. It would spin out its tires in the higher rpms meaning 2nd gear which it never did that before and notice a nice difference in power top end. On the LS1 it already has good top end im not sure how much better there gonna flow since ive heard some say stock manifolds on 01-02 camaro's flow good enough if your gonna replace them with shorties dont bother. But i must say you would gain power just not as much as you would ofcourse running LT's.

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    ill bet that gaining 10 rwhp is realistic with shortys.
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    Thanks guys for the info.

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    i'd save more money for LT's, thats the route i went, both are gonna be just about the same difficultly to put in

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    Im gonna say a waste when you step back and look at what the gains are compared to other setups..(Long Tubes)... but im the type who likes the best before something average IE: I skipped buying a lid and went with a full Volant Cold Air Kit......... but on a side note the stock manifolds actually flow decently really, the biggest difference im guessing would be the removing of stock cats.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss~zoso~ss View Post
    i'd save more money for LT's, thats the route i went, both are gonna be just about the same difficultly to put in
    Exactly, same amount of work, but more power and tq with LTs... Just go with LTs and you will be happy

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