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Old 11-25-2010, 06:50 AM   #1
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Kook's or ARH headers?

Ok so I'm gunna pull the trigger soon on a set of 1 7/8 inch longtubes. I have alway loved Kook's headers and that seems the direction I'm heading in but i also like the ARH. Kooks guys do u like!!??(duh) ARH guys any thoughts. BTW I have the slp loudmouth II currently and am going to keep that. I'm just getting the headers and the cats no x pipe full system for now.

Happy Turkey day!!!!!
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:55 AM   #2
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I have heard they are both quality headers. Its all preference. I love my kooks. Good luck
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:49 AM   #3
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Here, I'll make it even more confusing for you...don't forget about Stainless Works headers too, they're just as good as the other two!
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Old 11-25-2010, 08:37 AM   #4
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I have installed all 3 brands of headers a few times. They are all nice pieces but i think the attention to detail is better on the ARH in my opinion.
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:14 AM   #5
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I love my ARH...
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:27 AM   #6
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I have ARH 1 7/8" x 3" on my vette

I do not like the 3" Ball Socket flange that comes on ARH headers

Go Kooks

They come with a slip fit flange
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:35 AM   #7
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Those are all good headers. You can't go wrong with any of them. I doubt there will be any performance or sound difference. To me it would come down to price.

Now....I'll really throw a monkey wrench at you. Take a look at LG. Should be in the same price range and they look like a great header.
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:39 AM   #8
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I'll save you some time. Here's what 20 pages of posts will look like.

Get Kooks, Get ARH, Get Kooks, Get ARH, Get LG, Get Kooks, Get SLP, Get Kooks, Get ARH, Get Kooks, Get Stailess Works, etc. etc.

Everyone has their favorite with Kooks and ARH being the most popular with lots of loyal and satisfied customers.

You can also do a search and get numerous threads discussing Kooks vs ARH.
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:43 AM   #9
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I'll save you some time. Here's what 20 pages of posts will look like.

Get Kooks, Get ARH, Get Kooks, Get ARH, Get LG, Get Kooks, Get SLP, Get Kooks, Get ARH, Get Kooks, Get Stailess Works, etc. etc.

Everyone has their favorite with Kooks and ARH being the most popular with lots of loyal and satisfied customers.

You can also do a search and get numerous threads discussing Kooks vs ARH.
Agreed....everyone is going to say that what ever they have is the best. That's why to me it would come down to price. Of those....what is the cheapest one.

And for me it had to include having them ceramic coated.
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:57 AM   #10
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I have ARH but after seeing BFE in person the other night... That would no doubt be my choice..
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Old 11-25-2010, 12:00 PM   #11
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I'll save you some time. Here's what 20 pages of posts will look like.

Get Kooks, Get ARH, Get Kooks, Get ARH, Get LG, Get Kooks, Get SLP, Get Kooks, Get ARH, Get Kooks, Get Stailess Works, etc. etc.

Everyone has their favorite with Kooks and ARH being the most popular with lots of loyal and satisfied customers.

You can also do a search and get numerous threads discussing Kooks vs ARH.
Agreed.

Like Caverman said, if you want more for your money, PM me what you're thinking and we'll more than likely get you into something better than what you'd expect for less $$.

Especially today and tomorrow.

Happy Turkey Day Gang!
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Old 11-25-2010, 12:03 PM   #12
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Old 11-25-2010, 12:25 PM   #13
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Just installed Kooks 17/8 LTs, ceramic coated with HF cats, alone in my driveway. The headers go right on and fit perfectly. Never used any other headers so I cannot comment on them. However, you cannot go wrong with Kooks for quality, performance and price. I hope this helps. Lastly, I did not have to go to the muffler shop for any fitment issues or modification, everything just bolts right up!!!

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Old 11-25-2010, 12:38 PM   #14
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These sorts of threads tend to turn into a survey of what the people online at any one moment have on their car. Give this a read. It should give you enough info to help you make an informed decision on your own.
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Old 11-25-2010, 01:55 PM   #15
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I've installed both, they're both great but fit and finish on ARH is better but it's not like KOOKs are not very nice either. If price is not part of the decision ARH, no doubt. If it is price shop. In the past KOOKs could be found for much cheaper but I haven't shopped headers in a while and that might have changed. FWIW, If I could have gotten ARH for around $100 more I'd have purchased them instead of KOOKs, I am still very happy with my KOOKs.
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Old 11-25-2010, 02:00 PM   #16
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Like others have said, you're kinda splitting hairs.

I chose AHR mostly cus I've met the guys over there and was taken by their enthusiasm for their product.

But Im sure you'll see the same thing at Kooks.

Both are great but I am sold on ARH for the Camaro.

Either way money well spent.

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Old 11-25-2010, 02:24 PM   #17
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kook and ARH are both pretty good. i went with kooks only because so many people here had them, and i started looking into them, and really like them. and my local speed shop had them in stock and recommended them.
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Old 11-25-2010, 05:44 PM   #18
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thanks guys for all your responses! I know between the 2 its really is like splitting hairs but I just cant decide. lol really problem i have right. I'm thankful i can afford either one of them but im gunna keep researching and just pick what i feel is right for me. As always u guys have been awesome! thx again.
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:55 PM   #19
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I just installed a set of Kooks Ceramic Coated LT Headers with hi-Flo cats yesterday, and I absolutely love them. They really woke up the car, and made my Corsa Cat Back exhaust really come alive.
It's insane at WOT!
The install was really easy, and the fit andmfinish is 100% top notch.
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I just installed a set of Kooks Ceramic Coated LT Headers with hi-Flo cats yesterday, and I absolutely love them. They really woke up the car, and made my Corsa Cat Back exhaust really come alive.
It's insane at WOT!
The install was really easy, and the fit andmfinish is 100% top notch.
yea the kooks on his car are awesome so id say go with kooks
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:34 PM   #21
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Dont you have to cut something when you install the ARH if you are using the stock cat back exhaust?
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:47 PM   #22
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If it were not for the price difference I would say flip a coin but you can get Kooks for much cheaper. Call around and shop around for the best price on both then call Brandon at Maryland Speed who is a sponser on this site and I am pretty sure his price will be alot cheaper then the rest.
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:58 AM   #23
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I'll save you some time. Here's what 20 pages of posts will look like.

Get Kooks, Get ARH, Get Kooks, Get ARH, Get LG, Get Kooks, Get SLP, Get Kooks, Get ARH, Get Kooks, Get Stailess Works, etc. etc.

Everyone has their favorite with Kooks and ARH being the most popular with lots of loyal and satisfied customers.

You can also do a search and get numerous threads discussing Kooks vs ARH.

Well, if I was deciding between the two it appears that ARH is available with mid and x-pipe whereas kooks you have to buy the whole exhaust. Is this the case?
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Well, if I was deciding between the two it appears that ARH is available with mid and x-pipe whereas kooks you have to buy the whole exhaust. Is this the case?
I'm not sure if you have to purchase the whole exhaust from kooks but I don't know.

But Yes, you can piece a system together with ARH. LT's, Mids, Cats, Xpipie to axle back. I'm not sure if ARH has fixed this, but their XPipe didn't go all the way back to the stock axleback location so you had to fab a piece to join the two. Not a big deal as once that piece was in place you can use any aftermarket Axle back.
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We sell Kooks and SW and they both fit good and perform well. It's kinda like shoes in that most headers will perform similar as long as they have the same features like a merge spike and merge collector.
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