Longtubes, or shawties?

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  1. 2slo95fiveoh

    2slo95fiveoh Well-Known Member

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    hey guys, ive got a 95 gt that i am getting ready to do a motor swap to.. a 87 block, redone with factory forged pistons,
    cast crank and rods, with trickflow stg. 1 heads, cam and intake. my question is, should i put longtubes on it while it's getting swapped or just leave my
    Mac shorty headers and off road X pipe? I have flowmaster catback by the way if it matters.
     
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    cant go wrong with longtubes
     
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    if the motor is allready out get the longtubes...they wont hurt you none.
     
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    Longer is always better ^-^........thats what the wife says anyway :D
     
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    i heard its the thickness :hammer:
     
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    she says that tooo Brother :drunk:
     
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    LMFAO :dancing6:
     
  8. 2slo95fiveoh

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    wow, i didn't think the title of the article was "it's not the size that matters....." but i thought about it. haha. i was already leaning towards
    longtubes, now what brands have you heard about/ used?
     
  9. 19mustang95

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    longtubes are the win....case closed
     
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    im not sure on brand just make sure its one solid flange. the ones that bolt up individually i heard are a pain in the ass.
     
  11. Pennywise2

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    You can get ground clearance issues with longtubes.
     
  12. 2slo95fiveoh

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    yeah i was looking at the ground clearance factor too, my cars lowered with 18s soon to be on it, :-\ i'm not sure if i'll scrape or not...
     
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    does anyone have long tubes and still pass smog?
     
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    it depend on where you live, some places arent as strict..where do you live?
     
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    One of my mustang friends had a 92 LX 5.0 with longtubes and no matter
    where he went he bottomed out on everything.If you took a look at the
    longtubes on his car the bottoms of them was scraped to hell.
     
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    it depend on where you live, some places arent as strict..where do you live?

    ca
     
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    well that sucks, i dont know of any longtubes that are 50 state legal....causei believe california's law for exhaust is that you cant move the cats any farther back than stock, and ongtubes do that. :dunno:
     
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    You're telling me. Yeah I've never seen a set that was 50 state legal, I was curious to know whether or not someone had managed to skate by the visual and still pass the test.
     
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    i know people that run catless in california and just put back on the stock h-pipe to get tested,but none of them have longtubes.
     
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    longtubes all day.. your shawty will thank you.. :santa_afro: