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Old 10-05-2010, 02:56 PM   #1
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Kooks and HF Cats Insall

I just completed the install of my Kooks LT headers and HF Cats yesterday. Waiting for my Janetty tune for my SCT X3 programmer. I'm excited to get this stuff done and check it out at our local drag strip this Friday night. I was sold on the Kooks headers by all the comments on Camaro5 so, my thanks to all of you. Incidentally, without the tune, I think I have just "awakened a sleeping giant"! LOL

I need to formally thank Maryland Speed for the great customer service, price and speedy shipment of my headers! You would be hard pressed to beat their prices and quality service. Janetty Racing did the tune using the SCT tuner and I couldn't ask for better results. Both of these great Camaro5 Forum Sponsors deserve your business! Do it!

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Mine just came in today. Ordered the coated Kooks from Maryland Speed also. Let us know what kind of time and what the difference is.
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whats maryland kooks price?
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Old 10-05-2010, 05:22 PM   #5
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You have to call. They won't give it out.
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:52 PM   #6
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:52 PM   #7
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whats maryland kooks price?
Trust us on this...you have to call them and ask for the phone price. If you are in the market for headers, call around to get a bench mark on pricing and then call Maryland Speed. You will thank us.

Before I installed the Maggie, I pulled 424 RWHP with 1-7/8" Kooks LTs, Hi Flow Cats, a Roto-Fab CAI and a tune...and that's with factory mufflers behind the cats.

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Mine just came in today. Ordered the coated Kooks from Maryland Speed also...
+1 Ordered Kooks and catted connections from Maryland Speed today. Jet Hot coated silver, too.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:44 PM   #9
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I am in the market for kooks as well..I see about 20 damn different coatings though..what the hell is the difference besides color lol
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:46 PM   #10
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:52 PM   #11
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My WORD!!!!!!!! I just installed the Janetty tune using an SCT X3 tuner and I am driving a different car. This thing feels like a Z06 now. I am possitive I will turn mid 12s or better. For what it's worth, I was using a DiabloSport tuner and I was advised to return the car to the stock tune and buy the SCT. I did so and went to Janetty, and as always, it came with a Janetty tune. The tune reset the shift points, tightened the shift to a snap and gave me low end torque galore!!! This is awesome. The DiabloSport is a good tuner, but it won't change any of the transmission perameters. I'm just certain my 1/8th mile track is going to require a helmet after the next run on the track....oh, Friday night. Get the headers, and SCT Tuner and a Janetty tune and I say, "bring on the 5.0 Mustang boys!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

My mods: K&N CAI, Kooks LT headers and Kooks high flow cats, 160 deg thermostat, Janetty tune on an SCT programmer.....AWESOME! I may have to invest in a set of Drag Radials...holy mackeral!!!! (do I sound excited?)

I gotta thank Maryland Speed for the quick delivery and good price on my Headers and Janetty Racing for the awesome service and the unbelievable tune and powerful increase in performance. This is really what I expected from my Camaro...Thanks!
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:04 AM   #12
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Congrats fellow Tennessean

Good grief...you must own a Camaro speed shop or parts outlet with all the mods on your Camaro. Where are you at and where are you running your car???
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:06 AM   #13
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I am in the market for kooks as well..I see about 20 damn different coatings though..what the hell is the difference besides color lol
I bought non-coated, but the stainless looks good and it will last forever. The coatings might reduce heat a bit and retain a good appearance, but I'm on a budget and didn't think I could afford another $300 for the coating. The performance is the same and that's what I was after.
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:15 AM   #14
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I forgot to mention, we videoed some key parts of the install and before and after sound check on the Kooks. It's 13 minutes long, and if no one else likes it....I do...lol! Search under my username ParisTNDude on youtube and you'll find it.
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I forgot to mention, we videoed some key parts of the install and before and after sound check on the Kooks. It's 13 minutes long, and if no one else likes it....I do...lol! Search under my username ParisTNDude on youtube and you'll find it.
Go ahead and post the video here.....so we see it.
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Unable to do it. I tried uploading and it says it's missing a security token. Matter of fact, I can't post pics either in garage or on profile. It even rejected my notice to the web administrator. That's a shame.
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:27 PM   #17
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Unable to do it. I tried uploading and it says it's missing a security token. Matter of fact, I can't post pics either in garage or on profile. It even rejected my notice to the web administrator. That's a shame.
Vengeance Racing did all my mods last week

Upload to youtube, then copy the PmL15ZTaLBY with [u2b] tags, i.e.

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Unable to do it. I tried uploading and it says it's missing a security token. Matter of fact, I can't post pics either in garage or on profile. It even rejected my notice to the web administrator. That's a shame.
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Good video because it shows how a stock exhaust system sounds with headers. Many here, (including me), believe that headers with the stock mufflers is an ideal combination. It's a perfect set up to get a good balance between loud at WOT, and no drone freeway cruising.
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Thanks for posting my video for me. Now that I watch it, it is pretty entertaining....lol.

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Thanks for posting my video for me. Now that I watch it, it is pretty entertaining....lol.

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Great video! How long did it take to install the headers? I'm still trying to decide if I want to try this by myself or not...
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Great video! How long did it take to install the headers? I'm still trying to decide if I want to try this by myself or not...
Although we had the car in the shop for about 3 hours, my mechanic friend dealt with other customers and other issues for at least an hour. So, in all, probably 2 hours. You can install them yourself. The entire exhaust system is really well done and there were no problems at all. They say you need 24 inches of clearance underneath, but I think that was because they removed the factory headers with the cats installed. We took them apart and I can't see that you need that much space. Some instructions say to take the steering linkage apart, but we found that unnecessary for any part of the install. It was actually fun and I know I could have done it. Good luck.
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