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Old 05-16-2010, 09:04 PM   #1
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Doug Thorley Headers installed with MRT 1.0 (pics and video)

Just picked up my car with my Doug Thorley shorties installed. I already had MRT v1.0. My initial reaction is beyond anything I even expected. This may be the most exciting mod I have done to my car. The exhaust note is absolutely insane. The powerful and throaty sound it has is simply mind boggling. The power increase is definitely noticeable as well. The low end torque feels like it has really improved. I am 100% pleased and happy with these headers. Here's some pics and some videos:

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Picture of the header welded and ready to be installed....







Crappy cell phone video but still worth posting:

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Old 05-16-2010, 09:09 PM   #2
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WOW... very nice!
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:12 PM   #3
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damn that sounds amazing....best sounding 6 on the forums IMO
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:14 PM   #4
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Nice dude! How much those headers run? Im getting the MRT 1.0 in August! Cant wait! I got a SW too
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:18 PM   #5
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oh btw...any cel's? r u tuned?
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:24 PM   #6
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:24 PM   #7
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WOW... very nice!
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damn that sounds amazing....best sounding 6 on the forums IMO
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very nice.
Thanks guys!!!!

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Nice dude! How much those headers run? Im getting the MRT 1.0 in August! Cant wait! I got a SW too
Thanks man. I got these on the initial group buy from user Bad Karma. PM him for his current price. I think they are supposed to be available in a few weeks. Nice color choise btw

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oh btw...any cel's? r u tuned?
No CEL yet. fingers crossed! Only about 30 miles on the headers so far. I am not tuned yet. I am getting my Injen intake this week I hope and then a Trifecta tranny tune.
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:33 PM   #8
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Wow....nuff said lol.

Do you plan on any dyno runs or just happy with the new seat of the pants feeling?
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:39 PM   #9
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sounds good. you should get on it a little more in the vids. WOT always sounds the best.
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:42 PM   #10
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Wow....nuff said lol.

Do you plan on any dyno runs or just happy with the new seat of the pants feeling?
After I get my intake and tune I plan on getting it on a dyno.

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sounds good. you should get on it a little more in the vids. WOT always sounds the best.
I am gonna take some more video this week in a better location with some more WOT. Cop showed up while I was shooting these so I couldnt do all i wanted. lol
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:59 PM   #11
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I am gonna take some more video this week in a better location with some more WOT. Cop showed up while I was shooting these so I couldnt do all i wanted. lol[/QUOTE]

ahh, next time wave him down and let him hear it. most likely he will enjoy it and let you rev it as loud as you want. every cop at my dept would.
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:22 PM   #12
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:29 PM   #13
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Marley,

Sounds really great. I'm glad you're as pleased with them as I am.

Look forward to your report on how this combines with the Injen. That is probably my next move unless Vararam gets its act together soon.
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:38 AM   #14
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Nice man. I ordered a set of DTH shorties right after the first batch came out. They should be here in a few weeks along with my Corsa cat-back. I think that set-up is gonna sound mean. How long did your install take?
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Marley,
Sounds really great. I'm glad you're as pleased with them as I am.
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Nice man. I ordered a set of DTH shorties right after the first batch came out. They should be here in a few weeks along with my Corsa cat-back. I think that set-up is gonna sound mean. How long did your install take?
That should sound really good man. My exhaust shop is untouchable when it comes to their level of quality crafstmanship so the install time is quite a bit longer than I think you would see from most exhaust shops. My guy spent about 8 hours on the install and made sure everything was absolutely perfect. There's no one else I would trust to touch the exhaust on my car.
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So with a new intake (say, the in Injen which has a good AFR design), these shorties, and an exhaust do we think a tune is necessary? From all of this vast information I've read, I kind of gather that a tune wasn't as necessary for shorties as they are long tubes, but I wanted to get opinions. I mean, sure you could probably grab an extra horse or two with a catered tune, but is it really necessary to avoid a bad AFR and a CEL?

These shorties have my interest, but I'm not sure if I want to do a tune.
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So with a new intake (say, the in Injen which has a good AFR design), these shorties, and an exhaust do we think a tune is necessary? From all of this vast information I've read, I kind of gather that a tune wasn't as necessary for shorties as they are long tubes, but I wanted to get opinions. I mean, sure you could probably grab an extra horse or two with a catered tune, but is it really necessary to avoid a bad AFR and a CEL?

These shorties have my interest, but I'm not sure if I want to do a tune.
I have been wondering the same thing.
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:47 PM   #18
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Dang... That Sounds amazing....
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:52 PM   #19
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MARLEY,
i've noticed you have the phantom grille,
and nice car/sound by the way, but
can you send me a pic of the front of your car with the halos on? and a pic with all the lights on?

the reason is because i really like this grille but i just bought AAC Blue halos and i didnt wanna end up buying the phantom grille if the grille completely ruins the purpose of the Blue halos...
thanks!
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:40 PM   #21
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My guy spent about 8 hours on the install
GULP What's the hourly rate???
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:23 PM   #22
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Thanks for the compliments guys.

@CrunkGJ1230 - Thats not a phantom grille. Its the heritage grille with a rider graphix flat blackout under it and the headlights tinted.

@Synergy - He quoted me a total for the job up front and it was a fair price for 4 hours of labor. He just takes his time and measures and re-measures to make sure its perfect. He also rust proofs all the welds and test fits everything twice.
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:26 PM   #23
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@Synergy - He quoted me a total for the job up front and it was a fair price for 4 hours of labor. He just takes his time and measures and re-measures to make sure its perfect. He also rust proofs all the welds and test fits everything twice.
Hmm wonder how fast I could get there from San Antonio once the second half of my DT's arrive. (w00t I got the DTs lol). You have me anxious now.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:10 AM   #24
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Hmm wonder how fast I could get there from San Antonio once the second half of my DT's arrive. (w00t I got the DTs lol). You have me anxious now.
Right!??

Can't wait to see that DT Catback on your insanely SG car.

Marley, excellent write up my friend! Excellent. Your guy knows what he's doing there. Good job on the welds and mock up. I dig the clips, very well done.

Thank you for posting up yet another fantastic thread on the product!


Round 2 is going down if you are interested guys and gals!
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80266

Thanks for the awesome feedback again,
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:21 AM   #25
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Sound great and looks great too.

I am certainly interested in this mod and would love to know how things are going with folks without Tunes being done to the car. I think this is a valid combination and would sound awesome with my Cat Back system.

You are right,the welds look great on yours and it looks like a great job done.
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