Headers: short or long 3rd gen, reply - ModernCamaro.com - 5th Generation Camaro Enthusiasts
3rd Generation F-Body 1982-1992 Camaro & Firebird Discussion

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 12-12-2008, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
71-iroc-rs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: minneapolis
Posts: 34
 
Headers: short or long 3rd gen, reply

Which is better, have seen long headers on camaro mid 3rd gen car. Have also seen short headers and y pipe. Why keep cat? and go Ypipe? other than states testing for cat, Would like true dual and x pipe in mid car. thanks
71-iroc-rs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 12-12-2008, 01:23 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 41
 
If your car is a 71 as I gather from your name it is a 2nd not 3rd gen. There are several differences in the aspects of short vs long tubes. Fitment, powerband, component retention, price, etc. The quick answer for me is, if money isn't a concern: long tubes.
whiteshadow87 is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 12-12-2008, 01:26 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 41
 
Well just saw the pics you posted of your car in the other forum. So just disregard the first part of my other post
whiteshadow87 is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 Old 12-12-2008, 10:51 PM
MODERATOR
 
54inches's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dirty Bay, Texas
Posts: 8,984
  
I had SLP 1 3/4" stainless and I loved them.

It rally depends on how much power you are putting down.

On a stock camaro switching from the stock type exhaust to the true dual with an x-pipe probablu won'y help in performance.

Ground clearance is an issue as well.

I would assume that you have sub-frame connectors and with them and adding true exhaust really compromises ground clearance.

2005 CTSV BLACK LS7 Clutch/Flywheel/Slave, Tick Speed Bleeder, Tilton Clutch MC, RevShift Bushings, Domestic V8 Solutions (shifter, 8.8 Diff conversion, srut tower braces, sub-frame connectors), SLP cats, no cags, xpipe, bullet mufflers, Volante, iPod dock, G-force tune; 379hp 381tq.

Killing 5th gens like it is my job.
54inches is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 12-12-2008, 11:45 PM
Member
 
bpeters113's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Pittsburg, KS
Posts: 166
 
i have long tubes, y-pipe to 3" mandrel bent tubing, to chambered muffler at the rear.
ground clearence is going to be a big concern. my engine loves a free flowing exhaust, but would be way too big for a stock engine.
bpeters113 is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 12-30-2008, 01:55 PM
Veteran Member
 
80s_Adam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pittsburgh & Texas
Posts: 4,203
 
Long Tube Headers, 3in Y, High Flow Cat, Flowmaster Cat back..

My car loves it.
80s_Adam is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 12-30-2008, 05:25 PM
Moderator
 
USA1Camaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 5,229
  
The OP hasn't been back to the site since the 12th of December.
USA1Camaro is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the ModernCamaro.com - 5th Generation Camaro Enthusiasts forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome