Long Tube Headers

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  1. sanitarium16

    sanitarium16 New Member

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    Thinking of getting MAC Long tube headers for my car. I have an auto. Mods listed in sig. How much HP am i lookin at? Is it worth it? For those with long tubes how does the car feel now?
     
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    Its not the hp you'll notice, its the torque. Peak to peak won't be much, but we just dynoed a 99 gt and it picked up 20-32rwtq across the board. The peak to peak was only about 7-8hp and 11rwtq. The rest of the powerband looked really nice though. For example it picked up 32rwtq right around 3400rpm I believe.
     
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    In your opinion, is it worth it?
     
  4. 19mustang95

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    yes, very much so.
     
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    Wow thats a nice peak gain @ 3400rpms!
     
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    well before my long tubes I wheeled at 253 rwhp... After my kooks long tubes... I dynoed 278.... I think there well worth it.
     
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    I just put a set of BBK's on my buddies car yesterday.. Fit and finish was 100000 times better than the macs i installed a few weeks ago. Sounds great, and he says the car has noticeably more torque and power, and seems to ride much much smoother and w/o near the drone he used to have.
     
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    Only thing that scares me is the ground clearance or else i would be all over the Kooks.
     
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    I had Mac longs on my 98 auto GT and they were worth every penny,...........worth it on the install too
     
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    Can you install longtubes without pulling the engine?
     
  11. Lightning Struck

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    yes, mine were put in with the engine still in the car. My K member was pulled out of the car to make the room that is required to do the job ( to make it as easy as possible ) I have heard you dont even have to do that, but my shop owner prefers to do it this way since it makes it easier.
     
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    The BBK longtubes + O/R h pipe GAINED ground clearance in regards to the mac prochamber and stock manifolds.
     
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    Interesting, if you could snap a pic or 2 of the clearance i would be greatly appreciative :)

    My Dynomax shorties and Bassani X have decent clearance but the X does hang kinda low.
    I would really love a Kooks LT/mid pipe combo but my car is really low and i'd hate to mess up a $1500 header setup.
     
  14. Lightning Struck

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    you could always put those 4x4 springs back on it :D
     
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    mine wasn't that bad with the stock springs, definately no where as high as Fets :eek: