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Old 09-29-2010, 10:22 AM   #1
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Kooks advice

Hey, I know these are 'newbie' questions, but trying to get a good setup..

I am looking into the 1 7/8 long tube headers...I have read some reviews from other C5 members and venders on this site that they fit great and have had no issues..

I am looking into this product and just had a few questions..
http://www.kookscustomheaders.com/show.php?pid=889

How much do cats dull the volume? We don't have emission testing in FL but was more so concerned about volume level. I will probably install with the stock H pipe, is there anything else I would need to purchase to have this product installed and operating? Sorry, I know it is a stupid question, but I have never done anything past exhaust in my history and I have caught the camaro moding bug...

To the venders on this site, are there any negatives at all to the kooks headers? I know I will be doing a dyno tune and the warranty will be gone, but besides that and increased heat ..are there any other issues that can be caused? I would imagine there would not be any added stress on the powertrain when you add LTs with an intake and you are just circulating air in and out more efficiently?
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I worried about tune/warranty issue and stuff like that as well.

Had the KOOKS and Magnaflow exhaust with a tune done almost a month ago through ADM Performance. LOVE IT! You won't be disappointed. I didn't install the headers because the install came as a pkg deal otherwise I would've. Heard they are real easy to do and I've heard nothing but good things on the KOOKS. Haven't seen a negative post yet.

I still haven't seen a post where someone with headers and tune was denied warranty work. I think we are going to be okay there....especially if you can get it done by a reputable performance shop and not some 16 yr old kid trying to learn.

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I just put these in yesterday. Had no problems other than the o2 sensors coming out of the stock pipes. If you have any questions I would be more than happy to answer them. Maryland speed has good prices as well as IPS Motorsports. I bought mine from IPS. Couldn't beat the deal. Check with IPSBrandon before you buy them.
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Cool, thanks for the help guys...I have a connection with a Vette/Camaro/Pontiac only dyno tune shop in the area so I will not be installing it (so I really don't even mind the tune and if they hit me with the warranty issue...so be it, pay to play I guess)...my concern was only if there were any negative issues associated with headers besides heat such as any additional stressors.

I am going for the catted LTs..curious with the volume change between catted and non.
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I just put these in yesterday. Had no problems other than the o2 sensors coming out of the stock pipes. If you have any questions I would be more than happy to answer them. Maryland speed has good prices as well as IPS Motorsports. I bought mine from IPS. Couldn't beat the deal. Check with IPSBrandon before you buy them.
hello bro, i see you have kooks, cats and muffler delete, what is the sound like? drone? is the rest of the exhaust stock other than muffler delete?

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I'd go with the high flow cats. Without cats, it may be a bit stinky. High Flow cats flow great, so there is next to no performance loss.

No negative issues. With LT's, high flow cats, a good CAI and tune and you will love the way it runs.

The coating may help with the heat. Mine are uncoated which seems fine, my IAT temps seem fine using a good CAI. It does seem real hot under the hood though after parking. I may try getting them coated this winter.

If I did it over again, I'd probably get them coated to start with.
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I'd go with the high flow cats. Without cats, it may be a bit stinky. High Flow cats flow great, so there is next to no performance loss.

No negative issues. With LT's, high flow cats, a good CAI and tune and you will love the way it runs.

The coating may help with the heat. Mine are uncoated which seems fine, my IAT temps seem fine using a good CAI. It does seem real hot under the hood though after parking. I may try getting them coated this winter.

If I did it over again, I'd probably get them coated to start with.
alright, I will def look into ceramic coating then. I think Cold air inductions does it for my CAI so no complaints...are kooks not already ceramic or is that an additional cost...
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alright, I will def look into ceramic coating then. I think Cold air inductions does it for my CAI so no complaints...are kooks not already ceramic or is that an additional cost...
No....typically an additional cost.

I don't think there are any Stainless Steel headers that come coated from the factory.

I would tell you to do the coating mostly for looks and heat. Take a look at what coated look like after a few heat cycles vs what a coated headers looks like.

When getting your pricing make sure you have coating included. You may have to find a local coater if the company that you buy from can't have it done for you. Mine cost $275 to get cleanded and then coated.
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IPS does have a great price..about 1100-1200...saving nearly 400 from Kooks website...

Is there ANYTHING else I would need to install these as far as mid pipes? Or does the 7/8 fit directly to the stock H pipe?

and ..(my last newbie question of the day) what is the benefit or difference between the 7/8 and 3/4? Noise or performance?
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I don't think there are any Stainless Steel headers that come coated from the factory.
SLP Headers come coated from the manufacture. It's because they use a lower grade of stainless steel (409), so they have to coat them to prevent any rusting.

There are many opinions on coating. Unless your running some major boost the most benefit you'll get from coating are the looks.
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IPS does have a great price..about 1100-1200...saving nearly 400 from Kooks website...

Is there ANYTHING else I would need to install these as far as mid pipes? Or does the 7/8 fit directly to the stock H pipe?

and ..(my last newbie question of the day) what is the benefit or difference between the 7/8 and 3/4? Noise or performance?
All you would need besides the headers are the connector pipes, either with cats or without.

1 3/4" headers give a little more low end torque on a stock motor. If you plan to do any upgrades beyond CAI and headers in the future, go with 1 7/8".
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SLP Headers come coated from the manufacture. It's because they use a lower grade of stainless steel (409), so they have to coat them to prevent any rusting.

There are many opinions on coating. Unless your running some major boost the most benefit you'll get from coating are the looks.
Yea, I don't plan on going much further than CAI, Exhaust, LTs, and a tune...i think that is enough for me (at least I say that now)...I will take a look at prices and check out maryland speed as well
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All you would need besides the headers are the connector pipes, either with cats or without.

1 3/4" headers give a little more low end torque on a stock motor. If you plan to do any upgrades beyond CAI and headers in the future, go with 1 7/8".
alright cool.. like I said, I don't know if I will go past a cai or headers..but with the tune and the warranty gone...who knows man. Probably safer to go for the 7/8th then....

Where do you find connector pipes? I am trying to gather all these products now and drop it at the tune shop. I just want to make sure I have purchased everything...

I am going with the catted kooks product..

EDIT: Ok, disregard. Maryland speed sells the connector pipes separate, but with the pipes are a lil more expensive with IPS. (IPS and kooks main site have it all included) However..they coat the headers for only 140 and have free shipping...so it seems to equal out. Probably end up going with them to get the sterling silver coating..

Kooks Long Tube Headers 1 7/8"x 3" - 2010 Camaro SS 6.2L V8
- Kooks Connection Pipes 3" x 2.5" Catback Connections with Cats (PT# 6513-OEMC)
- Optional Header Coating Precision Motorsports 1700 Degree

free shipping shoots me around 1580, which still allows me to save money AND get a coating.
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alright cool.. like I said, I don't know if I will go past a cai or headers..but with the tune and the warranty gone...who knows man. Probably safer to go for the 7/8th then....

Where do you find connector pipes? I am trying to gather all these products now and drop it at the tune shop. I just want to make sure I have purchased everything...

I am going with the catted kooks product..

EDIT: Ok, disregard. Maryland speed sells the connector pipes separate, but with the pipes are a lil more expensive with IPS. (IPS and kooks main site have it all included) However..they coat the headers for only 140 and have free shipping...so it seems to equal out. Probably end up going with them to get the sterling silver coating..

Kooks Long Tube Headers 1 7/8"x 3" - 2010 Camaro SS 6.2L V8
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Maryland speed has the best deal around, hands down. I researched prices and no one was even close. It's def worth the phone call. Don't go by the site prices. Thanks again Brandon!
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Alright, I will def give you guys a call soon. I am only at 2k miles right now, so I have been a lil hesitant to void the warranty, but this is not a daily driver so I am not racking miles up...but I don't know if I can wait much longer lol

...one question I do have for some of you guys big into the mod scene. Once your warranty is voided, who do you go to for servicing? For instance, will the dealer even work on the vehicle if you are still paying for the service? That is something I have never known..once the warranty is gone and you have now dipped into the higher performance field who do you go to when (God forbid) the transmission or something complex in the engine itself takes a pooper?
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I called Paschal Performance, and I got the same LT headers you are getting, with the connection pipes, and a Magnaflow catback exhaust system for only a little more than you are paying Maryland Speed. Apparently they are having some kind of killer sale. Just trying to help a fellow gear head out...

BTW once I get it installed I will upload a video so you can determine if no cats is too loud. What kind of exhaust are you going to get?
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Actually I see that Maryland Speed is also having a killer sale going on...seems the cost is about the same, so you are probably good to go. But yeah, what exhaust are you going to get? I am going with the Magnaflow 3" Competition Series catback.
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You have to call Brandon to get the best deal. Once you do I think you wont find anyone close to his deal.
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Actually I see that Maryland Speed is also having a killer sale going on...seems the cost is about the same, so you are probably good to go. But yeah, what exhaust are you going to get? I am going with the Magnaflow 3" Competition Series catback.
I have the Borla S-type axle back right now (all I could afford at the time) and the tone is PERFECT. Friggin love the S type tone...but, does need a little more volume. That is where headers come into play (obviously performance increase as well)... So my goal is to keep the Stock H pipe for now..If the sound is still subtle I will go out and buy the remaining mid pipes and get rid of the resonators, but I am taking it one step at a time.

long story short it will be CAInductions, Kooks 7/8, Stock H, and Stype axle.....for now
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...one question I do have for some of you guys big into the mod scene. Once your warranty is voided, who do you go to for servicing? For instance, will the dealer even work on the vehicle if you are still paying for the service? That is something I have never known..once the warranty is gone and you have now dipped into the higher performance field who do you go to when (God forbid) the transmission or something complex in the engine itself takes a pooper?
You're putting to much into the voiding of the warranty. Go do a search on the forum and see if you can find even one thread where some had their warranty voided because of basic mods and a tune....I'm not talking about a cam or super charger.

No matter what it's all going to boil down to a case by case issue. First they aren't going to just void your warranty. At most we are talking about the drivetrain warranty.

If your power seat stops working and you take it to the deal they aren't going to say...."you have a tune so we aren't paying for your seat". The tune has nothing to do with it.

Now...this is all just hypothetical....say you had a header bolt come loose and for what ever reason it caused the header gasket to blow away and you have a header leak. If you take it in because of the sound they would probably say that the header bolt caused the issue and they aren't paying. That's a little obvious but I'm trying to show that if they can determine that the headers or tune caused the problem then they won't warranty it .... if they can't your warranty claim should be good.

So, say that scenario happened and they said no...we aren't paying for your header gasket and to have it replaced. That doesn't mean that they would automatically void the rest of your warranty. So...you come back a month later with a bad oil sensor. They aren't going to say....you had a header bolt come out and we denied your header gasket claim so now we aren't going to pay to fix your oil pressure sensor.

As to who would work on it anyway....the dealer would probably still work on the car. It's just out of your pocket and not theirs.

I would look at finding a reputable performance shop in your are. If it's something you can't get under warranty then your probably going to want to go to a performance shop anyway. They'll probably have a better idea on what's going on and my bet would be that they would be cheaper anyway.
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:12 PM   #25
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Actually I see that Maryland Speed is also having a killer sale going on...seems the cost is about the same, so you are probably good to go. But yeah, what exhaust are you going to get? I am going with the Magnaflow 3" Competition Series catback.
I have the Magnaflow 3" and with headers it great!
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