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Old 10-17-2007, 06:41 PM   #1
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Default Long Tube vs Short Tube Header sound difference


Is there a big difference in the sound between short and long tube headers. I know the long tubes breath better and make more horsies but they are so damn expensive. Just trying to figure out if it is worth the extra expense and installation hassle, short tubes seem so much easier. By the way , generally how much more power do the long tubes make over the shorties.
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Old 10-17-2007, 06:59 PM   #2
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Don't waste your money on shorties.
World of difference on l/t's. Sound and performance. I had shorties and sold them
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:14 PM   #3
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Opinions are like Click the image to open in full size.. Mine is, long tubes, which may or may not give a little more power than Shorties, are much more costly. Shorties on the other hand replace your stock exhaust manifolds, and retain the Cat's in their stock location, a plus, if your State has emmision inspections. 5.0 Mag this month has a write-up on long tubes, they dynoed before and after the install......10 HP gain.
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:22 PM   #4
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I have a V6 but I'll chime in my opinion aswell. I have LT headers and while they do give you added power, they delete the cats (since I have O/R H-Pipe aswell). I'm not too sure about the GT but without the CATS on a V6, it sounds like legit crap at 2,500 RPM. Damn I need to find some CATS that will fit my MAC LT's and MAC O/R Hipe =(
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:23 PM   #5
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big difference between the 6 and 8 and how the exhaust sounds
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I have a V6 but I'll chime in my opinion aswell. I have LT headers and while they do give you added power, they delete the cats (since I have O/R H-Pipe aswell). I'm not too sure about the GT but without the CATS on a V6, it sounds like legit crap at 2,500 RPM. Damn I need to find some CATS that will fit my MAC LT's and MAC O/R Hipe =(
instead of trying to find some cats, you should just sell me your mac lt's
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:41 PM   #7
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If i were to get headers I'd definitely get LT's. Gains that you get from shorties are nothing compared to LT's even after you do the math with dollars/hp. Only thing is they are not street legal and we get raped here in Cali for having stuff like that on our cars.
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Old 10-18-2007, 01:19 AM   #8
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A buddy of mine here on the boards has a very similar set to my stang... the differance is that he has LT and I have shorty's... he only dyno's 4 RWHP over me... thats it. You're right though.. the emissions here in CA suck so when I get pulled it's much easier to swap a midpipe to pass a CA Police inspection as apposed to having to swapp headers and a midpipe... thats the reason I went with shorty's over LT

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Opinions are like Click the image to open in full size.. Mine is, long tubes, which may or may not give a little more power than Shorties, are much more costly. Shorties on the other hand replace your stock exhaust manifolds, and retain the Cat's in their stock location, a plus, if your State has emmision inspections. 5.0 Mag this month has a write-up on long tubes, they dynoed before and after the install......10 HP gain.
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Old 10-18-2007, 03:00 AM   #9
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c'mon man, get the LT's. dont get shorties, regret it and then get long tubes later. that would be real expensive. if you are wondering the difference is now, you will regret it if you get shorties. nothing wrong w/ shorties, they are better than stock, they look great in the engine, but i think the LT's are worth it.

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