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Old 02-24-2011, 11:00 PM
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So after a bad exhaust manifold cost me way to much money, due to traveling for work and where i had to get it repaired. This makes me a little nervous about the other side going when i am away from home. I was thinking the easiest solution to this problem was to get a set of headers put on and be worry free. The downside is that from what i have read is that the gains are minimal. Can anyone convince me otherwise? If so what would brand would you recommend? Thanks
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I have to disagree that the gains are minimal. Headers typically offer between a 10-25 HP gain depending on how good the stock manifolds were.
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Long tube headers can be upwards of 25-30 horsepower when tuned! They are pricey though!
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Especially of you go with coated headers. I still can't imagine what kind of pinhead would call that kind of gain minimal when it's commonly known that headers are one of the biggest bang for the buck mods that can be done.
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Yeah, the ARH headers for 4th gens are 40 whp on a tune only!
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Just a tune? No cat-back system?
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I agree, best bang for the buck and you cant beat the throatier sound. I have gibson ceramic coated on mine and they sound great. Keeps the air moving real nice, anyone who nows cars will tell you the same. It's a no brainer get some
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Ok hears the deal, headers are a great upgrade... but only when combines with a CAI, and good exhaust. Problem is since you and I have the 4.7 longtubes arent made.... so you either have to go with a shorty header.... have a shop custom fabricate a set of long tubes, or and i have see hemi long tubes modified and welded to a 4.7l flanges. Is going to be pricey to get long tubes, but you will see better gains with them than you will with shorty's
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It's true that equal length long tubes will be better but shorties are better than iron manifolds any day. A CAI or at least a drop in K&N is also a good idea.
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It's true that equal length long tubes will be better but shorties are better than iron manifolds any day. A CAI or at least a drop in K&N is also a good idea.
Yeah shorties are better than nothing but man i want a set of longtubes lol
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