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Old 05-21-2013, 03:12 PM   #18
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I'm looking to buy a set of headers and possibly cats. Where I live, I am not required to pass emissions or noise tests. What would you guys recommend? What size headers? Should I even buy cats? What would hi-flow cats do for me anyways?

I have a catback Dynomax exhaust. I installed them with out the mufflers though. Any recommendations?
BAWLZ SS is pretty much on-point. There are many good options; both made in the U.S.A. and not; you just have to decide if that's important. For anyone considering headers, I highly recommend getting them FIRST; then figure out what exhaust you would like. Because....now back to the OP.....headers will significantly amplify whatever exhaust sound you have now. So, depending on if you like the sound after your header install you may want to install those mufflers. Many people end up selling the exhaust system they have after they install headers because it gets too loud (check out the member classifieds). Some also say it changes the tone but this is all very subjective to the listener.

As for size, I recommend 1-7/8 because there is not much price difference (if any) over the 1-3/4 and then you are covered for most all future performance mods. I am a fan of getting them coated. Jet Hot is the most widely known but they are by far the most expensive. There are other coating vendors out there with more reasonable pricing.

I also recommend hi flow cats with your headers because I don't think you will like the smell without them. Also, back to the sound, no cats will make the exhaust louder than without them.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:24 PM   #19
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BAWLZ SS is pretty much on-point. There are many good options; both made in the U.S.A. and not; you just have to decide if that's important. For anyone considering headers, I highly recommend getting them FIRST; then figure out what exhaust you would like. Because....now back to the OP.....headers will significantly amplify whatever exhaust sound you have now. So, depending on if you like the sound after your header install you may want to install those mufflers. Many people end up selling the exhaust system they have after they install headers because it gets too loud (check out the member classifieds). Some also say it changes the tone but this is all very subjective to the listener.

As for size, I recommend 1-7/8 because there is not much price difference (if any) over the 1-3/4 and then you are covered for most all future performance mods. I am a fan of getting them coated. Jet Hot is the most widely known but they are by far the most expensive. There are other coating vendors out there with more reasonable pricing.

I also recommend hi flow cats with your headers because I don't think you will like the smell without them. Also, back to the sound, no cats will make the exhaust louder than without them.
I agree it's smarter to do the headers first... especially since basically everyone says they sound great with the stock system. It's really easy to go louder. As far as the smell goes... I love the smell of no cats. It smells exactly like a boat.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:38 PM   #20
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well.....with a name like thahemp that makes perfect sense.

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well.....with a name like thahemp that makes perfect sense.

.....all in good fun.
Hey whatever covers it up!
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Good one Now......
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