Longtubes, or shawties?

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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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if the motor is allready out get the longtubes...they wont hurt you none.
 

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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?
 

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2slo95fiveoh said:
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?
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.
 

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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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fixthedoor said:
does anyone have long tubes and still pass smog?
it depend on where you live, some places arent as strict..where do you live?
 

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2slo95fiveoh said:
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...
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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fixthedoor said:
it depend on where you live, some places arent as strict..where do you live?

ca
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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