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Old 06-29-2013, 03:27 PM   #18
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Here is a link to a thread I wrote about selecting headers. Yes, there are some differences between those brands but you can't make a wrong decision if those are the brands you are deciding between. They are the top of the line.

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Chase, thanks, I have seen this before and will look at it again. Can you shed any light on the differences between the three brands of LT headers I mentioned? Thanks!
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:22 AM   #19
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Chase, thanks, I have seen this before and will look at it again. Can you shed any light on the differences between the three brands of LT headers I mentioned? Thanks!
All three use the same high quality material (304L stainless steel), have a very high degree of construction quality, and are made in the USA. If you look at them all side-by-side you will notice that they each route their primaries slightly differently and have some proprietary features. Where the rubber meets the road they all produce almost identical performance gains. There is some little bit of a variation in price.

Here is a quick crappy iPhone picture for you. I will do a more in depth post on the specific differences soon. The top one is Kooks, the middle is Stainless Works, and the bottom is ARH.
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:59 PM   #20
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I just received this photo from one of our customers that went with the black coated tip option.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:04 PM   #21
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here is mine with offroad pipes and a nasty cam
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here is mine with offroad pipes and a nasty cam
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That sounds sick!
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:32 PM   #23
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Best part of this system is that everything bolts on and matches up with out any hassles. SW really did their homework.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:17 PM   #24
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Best part of this system is that everything bolts on and matches up with out any hassles. SW really did their homework.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:06 AM   #25
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All three use the same high quality material (304L stainless steel), have a very high degree of construction quality, and are made in the USA. If you look at them all side-by-side you will notice that they each route their primaries slightly differently and have some proprietary features. Where the rubber meets the road they all produce almost identical performance gains. There is some little bit of a variation in price.

Here is a quick crappy iPhone picture for you. I will do a more in depth post on the specific differences soon. The top one is Kooks, the middle is Stainless Works, and the bottom is ARH.
Great stuff and the comparison pic is helpful. I'll keep an eye out for your post. Does Apex supply all three?
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:26 PM   #26
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Great stuff and the comparison pic is helpful. I'll keep an eye out for your post. Does Apex supply all three?
We do. We are a distributor for Kooks, ARH, Stainless Works, Stainless Power, and Pfadt.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:32 PM   #27
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All three use the same high quality material (304L stainless steel), have a very high degree of construction quality, and are made in the USA. If you look at them all side-by-side you will notice that they each route their primaries slightly differently and have some proprietary features. Where the rubber meets the road they all produce almost identical performance gains. There is some little bit of a variation in price.

Here is a quick crappy iPhone picture for you. I will do a more in depth post on the specific differences soon. The top one is Kooks, the middle is Stainless Works, and the bottom is ARH.
So ARH drop a nice little bit more than the other two options?
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So ARH drop a nice little bit more than the other two options?
Not sure I follow. Do you mean hanging below the car?
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looking at the 3 pics you posted with the 3 brands the ARH look substantially "taller" so ya hanging down more. just thinking that might personally end up as a problem for my application.
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looking at the 3 pics you posted with the 3 brands the ARH look substantially "taller" so ya hanging down more. just thinking that might personally end up as a problem for my application.
Part of that is the perspective of the shot. The headers where on the floor and I was standing over them. The ARH were the closest to the camera. The Pfadt headers are probably the set with the most clearance. They do not require cutting the under tray on the ZL1 and most do.
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I really dig the sound of the SW retro system. Question: If I have kooks LT's now, with their Hi-Flo cats dumping into a 2.5" system (don't ask...) what would I need to get from SW parts-wise? Do I need new Cats to feed the 3" pipes or...?
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:27 AM   #32
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I really dig the sound of the SW retro system. Question: If I have kooks LT's now, with their Hi-Flo cats dumping into a 2.5" system (don't ask...) what would I need to get from SW parts-wise? Do I need new Cats to feed the 3" pipes or...?
Nothing but the cat back. The system includes a neck to attach to 2.5 inch leads.
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I'm just curious...

How does this thread always end up back on the first page when there is never any new content posted?
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