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Old 07-06-2013, 08:31 PM
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Well I already have the ATAK Axleback, and was planning to finish the rest of it with Borla which was why I was asking. I just didn't feel like mixing and matching manufacturers for the exhaust.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by clowe1965 View Post
Too freakin expensive, you have to make your own or use with the borla catback system, which runs it up to nearly 2500. They are probably on par with SW, Kooks, ARH and other brands, just not too many people who want to shell out that much on exhaust. There aren't that many who want long tubes honestly, most get the o/r setup and call it a day.
I thought about just getting the shorty's and then running the pypes o/r pipes and cut outs for the track
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:13 PM
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I just put these on and what a difference, check the testing results!


http://www.modularfords.com/threads/...Headers-Tested
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:37 PM
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What do you think the difference is likely to be in terms of labor hours, LTs vs. shorties?
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:24 PM
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They are both ball busters , but easy if you drop the k frame! Im gonna replace my catted x with a stainless works off road x, and will pick up another 25 hp with it.

http://www.jpcracing.com/stainless-w...replaces-cats/
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:15 AM
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Thanks for the link!
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:18 AM
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Originally Posted by dominant1 View Post
I just put these on and what a difference, check the testing results!


http://www.modularfords.com/threads/...Headers-Tested
I really like the looks of those.. they look like standard long tubes, but cut off a little higher than the normal ones..
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:38 AM
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You mean mid-length headers?

Long tubes, shorties, or even replacing the stock manifold all take the same amount of effort.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:21 AM
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My personal car has the stock "headers" with a JBA o/r x pipe, a magnaflow competition cat back exhaust, and a steeda CAI... which put down 426rwhp/395rwtq on a mustang dyno... One of our customers' cars has the BBK shorty headers, bbk x pipe w/ high flow cats, the magnaflow competition cat back exhaust, steeda CAI, and a boss intake manifold, and it put down 437rwhp/380rwtq.

Obviously the main differences are that his car had cats and mine didn't, and he is running the boss intake manifold and mine is stock. But for gains of only 11rwhp and a loss of 15 lb/ft of torque (which I account to the intake manifold) I'd say that shorty headers aren't worth doing. Get the LT's or don't get anything.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:17 PM
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Shortys that get u 25 hp with the cats and a high flow x or h are worth getting so far only kooks gets that power! Kooks are a better product then bbk!

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