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what should I get headers or Cam?

This is a discussion on what should I get headers or Cam? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; If I only have money for a CAM or Headers, what should I go with and which type should I ...

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    what should I get headers or Cam?

    If I only have money for a CAM or Headers, what should I go with and which type should I get?

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    Headers. How much are you looking to spend? Pacesetters are good headers for the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRocketZ28 View Post
    Headers. How much are you looking to spend? Pacesetters are good headers for the money.
    Lt headers are absolutely necessary for a cammed ls1 so get those first. I have pacesetters and the car sounds great. get the ceramic coated unless you can afford some stainless steel headers.

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    Cam install is def gonna cost more....headers. Oh and GottaHaveLs1 is right, headers b4 cam.

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    Like mine?

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    If you don't get exhaust any benefits you would get from another mod such as cam will be limited by the engine's inability to breath.

    I would also suggest if you were to change cams do the cam, heads, and intake all at once so that they will match and you can get the most out of them all. Unfortunately, that is a very expensive thing to do

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    where can I get the Y pipe and the headers together? I guess im looking for a pacesetter?

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    You can try any of the sponsors. SLP or Thunder Racing. I used Texas Speed & Performance. Pacesetters and good and inexpensive. That's what most of us are using.

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    only have enough for headers, Ill get cam and exhaust together though when I get enough.

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    I would also suggest checking your local muffler shops. You would be surprised how cheap a custom setup can be.

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    fabrizi, you have your's dumped in the middle of the car? is that better than having them go all the way back?
    It's more for sound, TD's are TD's. All I know is that it was shaking the building @ LG Motorsports yesterday.

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    will I notice a big diff. with the new headers?

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