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Would it be worth my wild to swap out my Edelbrock shorty's for Hooker longtubes?

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    Would it be worth my wild to swap out my Edelbrock shorty's for Hooker longtubes?

    I have a 1998 Camaro SS and have Edelbrock shorty headers with 2.5" Stainless Works catted y-pipe. I came across an excellent deal on a set of Hooker Longtubes. I was just wondering if going to the Longtubes and a 3" o/r y-pipe would be worth the time, money and effort? I don't want to do it if I will only will see like 10rwhp.

    Please let me know before I invest my time & money.

    Also, how long does it usually take to install a set of longtubes, considering it's your first time? I am mechanically inclined and have done it numerous times on Mustangs. This would just be my first on a Camaro.

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    Yes, it will be worth your 'while'. Since you're so mechanically inclined....4-8 hours seems to be the general time needed for such a project.
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    yes, some people say on these cars shorties sometimes can run lower hp numbers than stock manifolds

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    Definitely, long tubes are always better for performance than shorties. Long tubes alone should net you more than 10 HP. I think the general expectation is 15-20HP with headers, and a couple more ponies when you get them tuned in. Here's a pretty good guide http://www.geocities.com/foff667/98Camaropg4.html . Install time differs from person to person. Mine took about 3 hours, but I did not connect them to my duals (had an exhaust shop do that). I had a friend over, and a case of beer... Plan on it being an afternoon job so you aren't rushed.

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    SWEET.... thanks for the link. That some good info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KIXASS View Post
    I have a 1998 Camaro SS and have Edelbrock shorty headers with 2.5" Stainless Works catted y-pipe. I came across an excellent deal on a set of Hooker Longtubes. I was just wondering if going to the Longtubes and a 3" o/r y-pipe would be worth the time, money and effort? I don't want to do it if I will only will see like 10rwhp.

    Please let me know before I invest my time & money.

    Also, how long does it usually take to install a set of longtubes, considering it's your first time? I am mechanically inclined and have done it numerous times on Mustangs. This would just be my first on a Camaro.
    Lose the ESH. They are junk, I have them also and they are way to restrictive. Replace them with some good long tubes. I think the stock manifolds are better then the shorties are. I got ARH, going on this winter.

    Just ran my car last nite against my buddies 06 GTO, after 115 it just dosent pull like it did before the edelbrock shorties.

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