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I've seen these headers with catted (sorta) y-pipe on EvilBay. I read on other forums about other vehicles that they were ok, but the 500 bucks for longtubes makes me leery. Does anyone have any knowledge of them or if they are ok? I'm not a cheapskate by any means, but if I can find a part for cheaper and it works, I'm all for it.
 
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$500 for longtubes??? sounds like a head ache waiting to happen man i dont ever trust cheap ebay parts if you buy them just dont be surprised if they throw codes or dont fit right etc...
 

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I know it isnt apples to apples, but I put OBX headers on my dads corvette and the fit fine and have had no problems with them since :shrug:
 
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Yeah but these headers say they will fit 07 08 09 i dont see them being able to fit both 3rd gen and 4th gen
 

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I installed these headers on my 05 about 6 weaks ago, install was not too bad and so far so good. Ilove the sound and the seat of pants dyno says WOO HOO!!!

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Yea I was looking at those as well. I just needed a set of cats not the resonators they have. If you have emission laws then those aren't going to really work. I guess you can always get that kit and then go with some Magnaflow cats.
 

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I've had the OBX LT on my Lightning for 3yrs, I bought them off ebay as well. Back then they were $375 shipped. Those headers are great, they are Dyna Tech knockoffs. The only suggestion I make is don't use the hardware that comes with them, get new clamps, gaskets and header bolts, got mine from summit racing. Other than that everything went on smooth and the sound is amazing!

BTW get the locking header bolts, so you never have to go back to tighten them.
 

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I haven't heard nothing bad about them . I'd consider using them . You use to beable to get them for $375 . Not a bad price when you start seeing prices of $1000 + .
 

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I haven't heard nothing bad about them . I'd consider using them . You use to beable to get them for $375 . Not a bad price when you start seeing prices of $1000 + .
Exactly, it was a hidden little secret till the Lightning guys went on a group buy and bought 300 sets!!! Then prices started jumping, they come with hi flow cats now from what I hear, still a good deal at $500.
 

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@BLKSVT, how hard is the install on headers? I'm new to this but I'd like to do my own work if possible. Just need some guidance...
 

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I like the look of those headers and if I had the money right now I would get them.
 

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Yeah I'm pretty sure I'll be using my Per Diem I get after this deployment to buy the headers, exhaust and CAI...then I'll dip into the pocket for the Predator
 

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i have obx header there nice easy to put on
 

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it's defenitly a 2 man job... My ARH's took me and my bud 8hrs to complete them. the reason it tooks so long is cause there was no instructions so we just had to wing it and we ran into a ton of snags. Here is a link to my right up on the ARH's install. http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=54302
 

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Well, I think I'm gonna do it when I get back from the Afghan-land. I'll do a write up on the OBXs after I install them, so you guys can make a choice for yourself based off of my experience. Thanks all for the replies!
 

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so did you ever install them and how did it go?
 

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i installed a set on my 05 probably a month ago now, me and my roommate had them one in about 6 hours including removing a broken stud. as for quality they are fantastic the welds are great and solid materials just make sure you get the 4x4 cross over pipe or you will have to modify to get around the transfer case.
 
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