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Old 02-24-2009, 10:32 PM   #1
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Kooks exhaust on 2008 G8

So you guys want to hear what our cars can sound like?


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Old 02-24-2009, 11:15 PM   #2
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That's more like it Nice !
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:22 PM   #3
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This sounds great, (although it's not the LS3 I believe as it's a regular G8). Quick question, I know of the benefits/characteristics with going long tubes, but what's the deal with emissions?

I know each State has different standards (I'm in IL where they don't do a sniff test and just check the cars computer), but would a Camaro SS with this setup, high flow cats included, pass an emissions test? If not, there would be no way for me to justify the upgrade.

I'm assuming that the shorties with cats that they offer would pretty easily pass the test, but I have no idea in regards to the long tubes.
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:40 AM   #6
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:21 AM   #7
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Sounds great! Here's the pricing from their website for that G8 GT full system

http://www.kookscustomheaders.com/ki...valves=&offrd=

Kit Items # 97
6711 $ 865.50 (headers)
6711-CX $ 929.50 (x-pipe w/ cats)
6718 $595.00 (mufflers)

Total: $ 2,390.00 ($1,795.00 w/o muffler kit)

So the sound don't come cheap
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:35 AM   #8
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these guys are 45 mins east of my house, love it! I hope they do something for the V6
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:45 AM   #9
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That sounds really good ! LOVE IT !!
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:05 AM   #10
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Sounds great! Here's the pricing from their website for that G8 GT full system

http://www.kookscustomheaders.com/ki...valves=&offrd=

Kit Items # 97
6711 $ 865.50 (headers)
6711-CX $ 929.50 (x-pipe w/ cats)
6718 $595.00 (mufflers)

Total: $ 2,390.00 ($1,795.00 w/o muffler kit)

So the sound don't come cheap
However - considering you'll get 2-3 Xs more power out of their LTs as with shorties at nearly the same price, that price becomes a little better. Not emissions legal in states requiring CARB numbers, but that isn't a big deal for many people out there. The mufflers don't look too bad either, since it looks like they replace everything past the rear axle. I don't know about that X-pipe kit, but you gotta' pay to play.

Kooks and ARH are among the top companies in my book to look at for exhaust on our cars
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:58 AM   #11
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Sounds awesome, but the price for all of those components is absolutely ridiculous - I would NEVER pay that. Also, what can be done exhaust wise without voiding the warranty?
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Frak Kooks. Go ARH instead.


And GLBL, welcome to modding LS cars. That's par for the course in terms of Long Tubes, Catback, and Catted mids. If that's too much for you, don't ever buy a Vette. The only thing you should do if you're concerned about your warranty is a Catback.
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:57 PM   #13
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That sounded very nice! Thanks for the post!

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Old 02-25-2009, 01:03 PM   #14
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Sounds great! Here's the pricing from their website for that G8 GT full system

http://www.kookscustomheaders.com/ki...valves=&offrd=

Kit Items # 97
6711 $ 865.50 (headers)
6711-CX $ 929.50 (x-pipe w/ cats)
6718 $595.00 (mufflers)

Total: $ 2,390.00 ($1,795.00 w/o muffler kit)

So the sound don't come cheap
that is stupid expensive
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:16 PM   #15
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This sounds great, (although it's not the LS3 I believe as it's a regular G8). Quick question, I know of the benefits/characteristics with going long tubes, but what's the deal with emissions?

I know each State has different standards (I'm in IL where they don't do a sniff test and just check the cars computer), but would a Camaro SS with this setup, high flow cats included, pass an emissions test? If not, there would be no way for me to justify the upgrade.

I'm assuming that the shorties with cats that they offer would pretty easily pass the test, but I have no idea in regards to the long tubes.
Depends on the laws in your state, and even more on who's actually doing the inspection. Most emissions states require the cat to be in the exact same physical location under the car as it was from the factory, so long tubes would be a no go. Most inspectors, at least around where I am, look under, see it has cats, and pass it, if they even bother to check.
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:56 PM   #16
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However - considering you'll get 2-3 Xs more power out of their LTs as with shorties at nearly the same price, that price becomes a little better. Not emissions legal in states requiring CARB numbers, but that isn't a big deal for many people out there. The mufflers don't look too bad either, since it looks like they replace everything past the rear axle. I don't know about that X-pipe kit, but you gotta' pay to play.

Kooks and ARH are among the top companies in my book to look at for exhaust on our cars
They must be running some really expensive cats w/ that x-pipe kit. $900+ for that is just way steep. I got LG Motorsports Street Series LT headers for my C5 LS1 w/ x-pipe (no cats) for $995. Even with the cats it would have been $1295. That's $500 less than the Kooks system. Doesn't seem worth that much extra money to me. But since it's for a G8 I'm not sure maybe they use more cats, can't really tell for sure by the picture of the system but that's the only thing I can think of that would justify that high of price for a mid-pipe setup. The Kooks headers/mid-pipe for an LS3 vette is $1,888 and that doesn't even include the cat-back system. I'm sure we'll find a vendor that puts out a solid exhaust system for much less by the time the cars start hitting the streets.
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:06 PM   #17
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Frak Kooks. Go ARH instead.


And GLBL, welcome to modding LS cars. That's par for the course in terms of Long Tubes, Catback, and Catted mids. If that's too much for you, don't ever buy a Vette. The only thing you should do if you're concerned about your warranty is a Catback.
I've read many good things about those guys over at ARH. Very good customer service from what I remember. I'm not suggesting Kooks is opposite, but they've been around longer, to my understanding.

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They must be running some really expensive cats w/ that x-pipe kit. $900+ for that is just way steep. I got LG Motorsports Street Series LT headers for my C5 LS1 w/ x-pipe (no cats) for $995. Even with the cats it would have been $1295. That's $500 less than the Kooks system. Doesn't seem worth that much extra money to me. But since it's for a G8 I'm not sure maybe they use more cats, can't really tell for sure by the picture of the system but that's the only thing I can think of that would justify that high of price for a mid-pipe setup. The Kooks headers/mid-pipe for an LS3 vette is $1,888 and that doesn't even include the cat-back system. I'm sure we'll find a vendor that puts out a solid exhaust system for much less by the time the cars start hitting the streets.
It seems to me you could probably get away from the X-Pipe and just go with mufflers. LTs are definately the way to go for power and sound though.
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It seems to me you could probably get away from the X-Pipe and just go with mufflers. LTs are definately the way to go for power and sound though.
Guess I'll have to find some pics of the undercarrige to see if they use a decent stock mid-pipe. If the stock connections allow for it, it would be nice to use just the Kooks headers, stock mid-pipe and then a Magnaflow or Corsa cat-back system. I'll just start with the cat-back system for a meaner sound then slap on some headers after the 426hp doesn't feel like enough power anymore .....so probably a few months after I get the car
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Guess I'll have to find some pics of the undercarrige to see if they use a decent stock mid-pipe. If the stock connections allow for it, it would be nice to use just the Kooks headers, stock mid-pipe and then a Magnaflow or Corsa cat-back system. I'll just start with the cat-back system for a meaner sound then slap on some headers after the 426hp doesn't feel like enough power anymore .....so probably a few months after I get the car
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Radz, you and camrospike both are very helpful on the exaust, headers, etc!
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that system sounds sick. I couldn't see the 1st o2's in the video. But I see them in the pictures on the site. Any issues with placing the o2 that far away from the head? Are these legal in NY? how about NC?
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:01 PM   #22
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oh and what kind of gains are you guys getting on the G8?
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:36 PM   #23
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Kook's make really good products.

I just recently took my Kook's 1 7/8 headers, high flow catted mid pipes, and Corsa Catback off my 06 GTO (getting ready to sell the car). Its actually kind of nice having my GTO quiet. Now I can haul axx around town without being noticed.

But it sucks when a Mustang or some kid in a Civic si (today) gets next to you and revs at you. Before I would just give them a quick blip of the throttle and they wouldn't want anything to do with me. Now that my GTO is quiet, everyone wants to race me.

So there's definately benifits to having the car quiet and aggressive sounding.

And the Kooks long tubes combined with a Corsa catback (on my GTO) sounded quite a bit better than that sound clip I just heard. But sometimes sound clips really don't do an exhaust justice.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:29 PM   #24
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Thats a good video.
They make some nice stuff for sure!!!
Imagine what that will sound like w/ a CAM ... or a stroker kit or BOTH
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I have this setup ordered im hoping it will be here this week I cant wait. There isnt another setup for this car that sound's this good. Nothing else makes it sound like a muscle car.
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