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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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very nice.
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:24 PM   #7
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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, 10:29 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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Old 05-17-2010, 10:28 AM   #15
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Marley,
Sounds really great. I'm glad you're as pleased with them as I am.
Thanks guys!

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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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Old 05-17-2010, 01:46 PM   #17
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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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