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View Poll Results: How do you expel your gases?
Long Tubes, Baby!!!! 44 66.67%
Shorties for me! 6 9.09%
My wife said I better not mod the Camaro, or else! 6 9.09%
Maybe I'll wait and see what everyone else does. 10 15.15%
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post #1 of 42 Old 01-27-2009, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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LongTubes, Shorties and Stock Manifolds....Oh My!!!!!

With the approaching release of our new factory powerhouses, who's changing the stock manifolds for headers?

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I'm not gonna bother with shorties (especially with the $1000msrp that GM is asking for). I'd like to go with LT's...will probably at least wait until next winter to see what brands are available and what kind of gains can be had...not to mention any initial inflated prices to work themselves out.

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Mike, you gotta vote, man!



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Mike, you gotta vote, man!


sorry

I voted LT's...but in reality, my wife said I better not mod the Camaro, or else! BUT...I've gotten good at covert modding over the years. I've already gotten an email from KOOKS saying that there Camaro LT's are ready to go.

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Long tubes or don't bother.

I hope they are cheaper than the set for my GTO still sitting in my garage..

Higher volume should mean much cheaper mods.
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....BUT...I've gotten good at covert modding over the years.
It's only 'white lies', Mike! My wife thinks my heads and cam were beta test components!

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It's only 'white lies', Mike! My wife thinks my heads and cam were beta test components!


that's funny. I find ways to camoflage the $$ spent (business credit card, paypal, cash etc...) and/or tell my wonderful wife I just traded or sold some parts I had. I learned my lesson after I bought a ceramic-coated set of Hooker super-comps for my malibu and she saw the charge on our card. I'm not going there again...Camaro headers will be 2x the price probably. I love my wife, but she just doesn't get it.

I have already worked out a barter arrangement with a corvette tuner...so the master plan is already in motion.

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Exhaust manifolds anymore are designed in such a way that shorties are almost useless.
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Exhaust manifolds anymore are designed in such a way that shorties are almost useless.
The gains just aren't worth the $$. I could see doing it if they were $100...but for the same price as LT's it's no contest.

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Yeah, the shorties are probably useless when replacing a good manifold. Long tubes are the way to go. Along with a good set of Flowmasters it should sound pretty sweet, especially if I point the exhaust tips down mid car. I love it when it echoes off the pavement.

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