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Old 10-01-2010, 06:12 PM   #1
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OBX Longtube Header Install review (with clips)

First off... This thread is intended just to show how these headers sound. I'm not intending this to be a flame fest like some of the other OBX threads. Please keep those comments out.


Install was really a breeze. Thank you all for chiming in to help out in my earlier posts. I literally did this install with only ramps, small floor jack, and jack stands. Only struggles through the entire process were unplugging the O2 sensor from the back of the block. That green tab that holds them in place I had to fight with to get off. The only other hiccup was trying to figure out of the spring bolts attached, but per recommendation of Highcompression and Camarocowboy I ditched them.

My only mod on the car was Injen CAI. Anyway, here is a small before and after video:



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Old 10-01-2010, 06:19 PM   #2
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Sounds good!
I embedded the videos for you.

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Headers w/cat delete
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:46 AM   #3
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Sounds like my car
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Old 10-02-2010, 09:52 PM   #4
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awsome dude...glad it worked out for ya.......sounds great...
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:00 PM   #5
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Thanks guys... Appreciate it. I love the sound now.
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:12 PM   #6
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dam dude talk about ***** revs
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:29 PM   #7
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Sounds good! Are you going to get it tuned?
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Old 10-03-2010, 01:48 AM   #8
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Sounds good! Are you going to get it tuned?

Already got it with SCT from Ted. And about the revs... I was the camera man, not the rev man so be easy haha.
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:17 AM   #9
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It sounds good and I`m sure that they were as easy to install as the Kooks are...Lol.. Glad you are enjoying them.
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:59 AM   #10
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Sounds great and you can feel proud that you saved some money by installing them yourself. I'm running the stock mufflers too and love how it sounds. If you switch to anything other than stock mufflers be prepared for drone or it just being overbearingly loud!
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Old 10-03-2010, 11:35 AM   #11
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Sounds great and you can feel proud that you saved some money by installing them yourself. I'm running the stock mufflers too and love how it sounds. If you switch to anything other than stock mufflers be prepared for drone or it just being overbearingly loud!
Yeah, to anyone debating putting these on themselves... DO IT. Its as easy as about 17 bolts, O2 sensors (with front extensio, some ramps, unplugging sensors, and a little patience. Thats it.

The sound is perfect for me. I dont think i'll be changing anything else about the car unless maybe some suspension upgrades.
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Old 10-03-2010, 12:05 PM   #12
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hey smike47. which ebayer did you get yours from. i have been looking at these for a week or so now trying to find reviews on ebay. this morning i just now came across yours. i love the sound too. any o2 problems.
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Old 10-03-2010, 12:18 PM   #13
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I installed my OBX Longtubes last week, easy install.
I added 3" inlet/outlet high flow cats to mine and cut out the little 2.5" section on my Flowmaster catback so that mine is all 3" now. Welded it all up myself...very pleased with how it turned out.
Oh, I also lengthened my front 02 sensor wires, little solder and some wire.
Saved $800 compared to Kooks longtubes with cats.
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Old 10-03-2010, 12:30 PM   #14
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sounds nice man!

wut size is the LT??
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Old 10-03-2010, 12:32 PM   #15
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Already got it with SCT from Ted. And about the revs... I was the camera man, not the rev man so be easy haha.
Did he just put a tune on the SCT or did you have to log from your car, send it to him and then he makes a custom one to send back? If you had to log, how hard was it? I'm assuming the SCT does it itself?
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Old 10-03-2010, 01:41 PM   #16
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Ebayer I got it from was Tuning-Depot. The quality was great. I inspected all the welds, which all looked great. Polish was nice as well, but dont expect it to last since these are not coated.

They are 1 7/8th"

No O2 problems at all, but I do have a tune on the car which is probably why. I did buy the wire extensions from Ebay as well ( http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/C6-CO...2#ht_500wt_956 )

For the tune, I gave Ted a list of mods my car would have on it and uploaded him my stock tune. He then sent me the custom tune back the next morning (same day probably if you send him your stock file early enough). Since he's tuned ~200 camaros he can pretty much nail it on the first try. Things like nitrous or forced induction would probably be where the data logging comes in. For bolt on's I believe he knows what he's doing without it.
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:35 PM   #17
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Sounds great and you can feel proud that you saved some money by installing them yourself. I'm running the stock mufflers too and love how it sounds. If you switch to anything other than stock mufflers be prepared for drone or it just being overbearingly loud!


Hey I resemble that remark.............LMFAO
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Hey I resemble that remark.............LMFAO
Not tired of the noise yet? Have the neighbors put their house up for sale?
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Sounds really good! With this setup did you gain a lot volume? Or did the mufflers do their job of keeping it quite.
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Not tired of the noise yet? Have the neighbors put their house up for sale?
Nope not tired of the loudness......LOL
My neighbors give me glaring looks but they will get over it. I had the car dyno tuned Saturday and that made it a little more quiet but still very loud.

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Sounds really good! With this setup did you gain a lot volume? Or did the mufflers do their job of keeping it quite.
Definately gained volume at WOT... normal driving not really too big a difference. Start up its noticeable.
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I may be in trouble...I already deleted my mufflers...I imagine that with these headers it will a bit too loud...lol
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Especially since I'm deleting the cats
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I may be in trouble...I already deleted my mufflers...I imagine that with these headers it will a bit too loud...lol
headers / no cats / and a muffler delete....

it is going to be deafening... but awesome at WOT

I had this setup... and I was back at the muffler shop 2 days later getting magnaflows.

Now I am installing QTP cutouts so I can go back to the awesomeness if I want to... but when it gets annoying I can calm it back down.
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Especially since I'm deleting the cats

I have the LTs, with cat delete and muffler delete..you can hear what it sounds like here.

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