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Old 11-23-2010, 05:59 PM   #1
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DT Shorties Installed

I had some DT shorties put on my car. The stock wires on the left side
and the brake module harness on the right side came too close to the header tubes for my comfort.

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I ended up using a cable tie to pull the harness as far away from the headers as possible.

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I replaced the stock plug wires with a set of Accel 9070C wires. These wires are a custom set for an LS3.

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Old 11-23-2010, 07:57 PM   #2
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Looks nice. What are your driving impressions?
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:22 PM   #3
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Looks nice. What are your driving impressions?
Don't know about his but mine are Steve Martin.

Seriously though. Did you install them from the top? I installed a set and was able to drop them in.
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:24 PM   #4
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looks good, hope you like them like I do.
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:02 PM   #5
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Awesome !!! Welcome to the DT Shorty club, you won't regret it ...
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:03 PM   #6
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I have not had a chance to drive it other home from the shop. I just finished tying things up today. It seems to be quiter than with the manifolds. I should be able to get out tomorrow.
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:05 PM   #7
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Seriously though. Did you install them from the top? I installed a set and was able to drop them in.[/QUOTE]

I paid someone to put them on. I put an MGW shifter on a couple of weeks ago and I didn't have the desire work on the car all day.
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Seriously though. Did you install them from the top? I installed a set and was able to drop them in.
I paid someone to put them on. I put an MGW shifter on a couple of weeks ago and I didn't have the desire work on the car all day.[/QUOTE]


No Problemo. I was just wondering if you followed the instructions. I didn't! and it worked!
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:31 AM   #9
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So how much is the power gain with these alone?
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how bout sound-wise? should i just put in some hi-flow cats or do both? i'm lookin at $1,000 for a pair of dt shortys installed vs hi-flows.
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:48 PM   #11
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how bout sound-wise? should i just put in some hi-flow cats or do both? i'm lookin at $1,000 for a pair of dt shortys installed vs hi-flows.

They seem a little quiter than the manifolds. If all you are after is sound you might want to try the high flow cats first. I have been told that the Clear Image cats on a stock exhaust sounds pretty good. $1000 for DT shorties installed sounds a bit steep. Check with Ivan at Southwest Speed for the headers and look for a different installer.
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:59 PM   #12
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So how much is the power gain with these alone?

I did not get before and after dyno numbers. I tried to get someone to do that and the install but they did not return my phone call or email. There is a dyno chart on the DT web site.
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how bout sound-wise? should i just put in some hi-flow cats or do both? i'm lookin at $1,000 for a pair of dt shortys installed vs hi-flows.
1000....dddddduudddudududdudududud....WOW! Really easy to install if you ask me. I did it alone and from the top. "That's what she said" You cat killer you!
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I have not had a chance to drive it other home from the shop. I just finished tying things up today. It seems to be quiter than with the manifolds. I should be able to get out tomorrow.
What pipes are you running with them ? I have FlowMasters and picked up a lot of sound after putting the DT's on.

This isn't my car, but this is what it sounds like under normal take off. And it get much louder under WOT ...

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