Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Nickey Chicago
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Engine | Drivetrain | Powertrain Technical Discussions > Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons

Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Bolt-Ons | Intakes | Exhaust

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-02-2011, 02:37 PM   #1
011silver 2SS
 
011silver 2SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 2ss inlaid silver seats a6
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: new york
Posts: 272
Header questions: gonna go for it

i know its been covered but, i,m finally going to spend the money and get headers and cats. after you guys having headers for a while knowing any issues with diff brands i,d like some opinions. i,m leaning towards arh or kooks. want a header that will bring great performance and no leaks or rubbing etc. what gains did you get and what do u like or not like,,install, codes thrown after tune,,etc. i have,,2011 L99 with halltech cai,, keeping stock mufflers.. thx dan
011silver 2SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2011, 02:45 PM   #2
The Stig
knows 2 facts about ducks
 
The Stig's Avatar
 
Drives: ...and they're both wrong
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The HMS Invincible
Posts: 26,690
I have Bassini and couldn't be happier (though I do need to do another set of dyno pulls). ARH or Kooks are both great brands, and I've heard only good things about their quality and fitment. If you get long tubes you will want a tune. You don't *need* one, but you won't be getting the most out of your headers running the stock tune. You'll also get at least one CEL (the O2 sensors tripping).
__________________
Click to view my build thread
The Stig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2011, 03:44 PM   #3
siriusdish

 
Drives: Nothing "On the site for my Dad"
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Erie PA
Posts: 1,166
Look in to Jennttys Header test. My Dad went with the ARH 2" for the extra HP for Drag racing.
__________________
2010 L99
vararam intake, Vmax TB,Vmax Intake,TSP VVT 3 Cam,TSP underdrive pulley,Yank 3600,TM Cooler, Thundervolt 10.4 mm wires,ARH 2", High Flow cats, X-pipe, GM Pro mufflers, RX Catch Can,160 stat, BMR Trailing,toe,Cradle insert, Diff. Bushings, End links, Spohn-LCA's (Touring)18" TSW Nitto Nt05r's (spacer's). 422 rwhp Mustang Dyno http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaFNAhCL7Os
Escort 9500ix
Disclaimer:This is my Dad's Car, I help him out from the site.
siriusdish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2011, 04:21 PM   #4
Apex Motorsports

 
Apex Motorsports's Avatar
 
Drives: 2000 Camaro SS
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Louisville, Ky.
Posts: 23,201
Give this article from our blog a read:

Choosing The Right Headers

If you have any questions feel free to shoot me a PM.
__________________
Apex Motorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2011, 06:10 PM   #5
MarylandSpeed



 
MarylandSpeed's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 ZL1 & 2010 2SS/RS
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,655
Give us a call, I would be glad to help. That being said, I don't think any header manufactuer would recommend you run 2" headers on anything but the most extreme setup. It's like wearing a shirt 3x too big. There is not a lot of harm in doing it..but it is still not the right size. It is funny how the mood of a forum dictates what header sizes people choose. Every LSx forum we are on..1 3/4" is standard, and 1 7/8" is for like people with heavy mods. 2" headers you must have an 800 HP dragaster. Here, no one has 1 3/4"..1 7/8" is standard..and you have a cam..everyone is like "Ohh you need 2" headers".
__________________
www.marylandspeed.com * 443-730-9428 * Great Prices and Experienced Service!

MarylandSpeed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2011, 09:30 PM   #6
BOSS_HOSS
 
BOSS_HOSS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Petawawa, ON
Posts: 133
I pulled the trigger on 1 7/8" ARH and I couldn't be happier. Not a single leak, fitment issues etc...bolted right up to with the arh cats to my borla catback....highly recommend ARH.
__________________
2010 2SS/RS 1 7/8" Long Tube American Racing Headers w/high flow cats, Borla S-Type Catback Exhaust, Roto-Fab CAI, VMAX Ported Throttle Body, MGW Shifter, JRE 445 Street Cam Package tuned via SCT, Pedders Street 1 Kit.
BOSS_HOSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 06:37 AM   #7
phdjent
Evan "FRESHAYR"
 
phdjent's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Stingray Z51, 2014 Jeep SRT
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Plainview,NY
Posts: 319
Quote:
Originally Posted by BOSS_HOSS View Post
I pulled the trigger on 1 7/8" ARH and I couldn't be happier. Not a single leak, fitment issues etc...bolted right up to with the arh cats to my borla catback....highly recommend ARH.
I agree...
Here's my review:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...headers+review

__________________
phdjent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 06:47 AM   #8
KARBON
 
KARBON's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 CAMARO 850 RWHP/733 RWTQ
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Lafayette,LA
Posts: 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarylandSpeed View Post
Give us a call, I would be glad to help. That being said, I don't think any header manufactuer would recommend you run 2" headers on anything but the most extreme setup. It's like wearing a shirt 3x too big. There is not a lot of harm in doing it..but it is still not the right size. It is funny how the mood of a forum dictates what header sizes people choose. Every LSx forum we are on..1 3/4" is standard, and 1 7/8" is for like people with heavy mods. 2" headers you must have an 800 HP dragaster. Here, no one has 1 3/4"..1 7/8" is standard..and you have a cam..everyone is like "Ohh you need 2" headers".

KARBON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 06:59 AM   #9
ParisTNDude

 
ParisTNDude's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 Corvette
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Paris, TN
Posts: 1,971
Kooks

Gees, I bought Kooks 1 7/8s Long tubes with HF cats from Marylandspeed and no one could beat their price...but you have to call...they're great! I have a headers install video on YouTube and you can see how simple it is. It really took only about an hour to do it on a proper lift. The Kooks headers were very easy to work with and the space on either side of our engines is great...you can actually see every manifold bolt. Headers was the best performance mod, you could feel the difference. You may have to tune out a check engine light after long tube headers, some say...I didn't. Good luck on your choice.
__________________
Current ride: 2006 Corvette, LG long tube headers, HF cats, Xpipe, Vararam, Vmax ported throttle body, Z06 bi-mode axle backs, Fast LSXR 102 intake, DynoSpeed tune




Dragtimes link: http://www.dragtimes.com/Chevrolet-C...html?r=1"]2010
ParisTNDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 07:05 AM   #10
jtmiller92
 
Drives: 2011 1SS Camaro
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nicholasville, KY
Posts: 258
After months of looking at different header brands I went with the Kooks stepped headers from Maryland Speed(Call them for best price). They fit pretty good with exception to one spot on the passenger side. It touched the heat shield but I was able to bend the shield slightly to get the clearance I need.
__________________
2011 Camaro 1SS LS3/TR6060,TSP 229/236, Kooks Headers/HF Cats, Flowmaster AT, Rotofab CAI, VMAX TB, Pulley,(464rwhp)12.39 @ 115
jtmiller92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 07:06 AM   #11
Bay Area SS
 
Bay Area SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 rs/2ss
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: ca bay area
Posts: 669
The brands you mentioned are great. They were too pricey for me at the time. I have XS Power LT's, I love them and great price. My car made 454 at the wheels with my mods. They are worth taking a look at.
__________________
1 7/8 long tubes full XS Power exhaust no cats, Rotofab CAI, PowderPro Ported TB, Hurst short throw, TSP 231 236 cam, tuned by Synergy Motorsports 454RWHP, 440 RWTQ. More to come!
Bay Area SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 08:34 AM   #12
bluetorp
 
bluetorp's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS IOM M6
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Posts: 288
Kooks and ARH are both outstanding manufacturers.

I'd say go for whichever one you can get the best deal on.
bluetorp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 08:59 AM   #13
Russell James


 
Russell James's Avatar
 
Drives: '12 SS/RS LS3 IBM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 3,399
Either is great for power/quality...

The key to no leaks is use a stock LS3 gasket. If the headers come with any other gasket, throw it away.
Russell James is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 11:36 AM   #14
sscamaro

 
sscamaro's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS, 2012 Silverado LTZ
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Denver,PA
Posts: 1,888
Quote:
Originally Posted by Russell James View Post
Either is great for power/quality...

The key to no leaks is use a stock LS3 gasket. If the headers come with any other gasket, throw it away.
I agree on the gaskets. Buy new gaskets, only about $25 for a pair and no worries afterwards.
__________________
2010 2SS/RS Victory Red, MN6, 1-7/8 Kooks LT Headers, SLP Axle Back, Edelbrock E-Force S/C, ZL1 Fuel Pump, 72# Injectors, JRE fuel rail upgrade, Roto-Fab CAI, Elite Catch Can, Billet Hurst Shifter, DSS 1000HP axles, Spohn Trailing Arms, Toe Links, Lower Control Arms. 546/rwhp & 522/rwtq Tune by Jeremy Formato.
sscamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 12:12 PM   #15
Rage
TRI-COUNTY CAMARO... FTW!
 
Rage's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS M6 Cyber Grey
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,988
I went with 1 7/8 LG SuperPro..... from what I read no other header produces more torque. Dont flame me if I'm wrong, just passing info I researched.
__________________
CAI inc. cold air intake, LG G6x3 cam, Patriot Gold Extreme Dual springs, Titanium retainers and locks, LG SuperPro 1 7/8 Long Tube headers with full 3" exhaust, DynoMax VT mufflers, SLP 4" tips, Moroso catch can, Race Ready electronic exhaust cut outs, Full painted Razzi body kit, Headlight Armor Smoke taillight and marker blackouts, T-Rex aluminum upper and lower grille, Polished aluminum front and rear bowties. Professionally installed and Dyno Tuned by HorsePower Sales, Pompano Beach FL.
Rage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 12:19 PM   #16
DINGO
 
DINGO's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 CGM 2SS/RS M6
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Brampton, Ontario. Canada
Posts: 301
I have Dynatech LT's and cats. I know many with this setup. Not 1 problem and easy install.
DINGO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 12:57 PM   #17
YOUNGnRECKLESS
Building the Beast
 
YOUNGnRECKLESS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 VR LS3
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Queens, New York
Posts: 1,400
you're gunna love whatever you purchase!
__________________
YOUNGnRECKLESS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 01:09 PM   #18
KnightRider
 
KnightRider's Avatar
 
Drives: Black 2SS/RS M6
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 357
Kooks 1 7/8 jet hot coated from MarylandSpeed. I absolutely love my setup. Highly recommended!
KnightRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 01:30 PM   #19
Juiced1
JUICED MOTORSPORTS

 
Juiced1's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2SS CAMARO 45th
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: IL
Posts: 10,813
Quote:
Originally Posted by BOSS_HOSS View Post
I pulled the trigger on 1 7/8" ARH and I couldn't be happier. Not a single leak, fitment issues etc...bolted right up to with the arh cats to my borla catback....highly recommend ARH.
We can get you a good deal on a few different brands. We recommend ARH over anything but give us a call or shoot us a PM and we can work something out.
__________________
Get more Power per Dollar!!!! We carry all the hot new products for your 5th gen! CAI, Roto-Fab, Solo, Corsa, MBRP, ARH, Stainless Works, MRT, SLP, Procharger, Whipple, BMR, Diablosport, Superchips, Street Scene, VFN Fiberglass and much more. Contact us for your Camaro5 discount today!
Call us at 224-63-JUICE - 224-400-5793
Juiced1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 02:02 PM   #20
Rage
TRI-COUNTY CAMARO... FTW!
 
Rage's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS M6 Cyber Grey
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,988
Quote:
Originally Posted by Juiced1 View Post
We can get you a good deal on a few different brands. We recommend ARH over anything but give us a call or shoot us a PM and we can work something out.
How does ARH stack up against LG? Never saw the side by side comparo.... I just compared kooks, LG, Stainless works, Bassani. Thanks!
__________________
CAI inc. cold air intake, LG G6x3 cam, Patriot Gold Extreme Dual springs, Titanium retainers and locks, LG SuperPro 1 7/8 Long Tube headers with full 3" exhaust, DynoMax VT mufflers, SLP 4" tips, Moroso catch can, Race Ready electronic exhaust cut outs, Full painted Razzi body kit, Headlight Armor Smoke taillight and marker blackouts, T-Rex aluminum upper and lower grille, Polished aluminum front and rear bowties. Professionally installed and Dyno Tuned by HorsePower Sales, Pompano Beach FL.
Rage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 04:06 PM   #21
Anthony @ LG Motorsports



 
Anthony @ LG Motorsports's Avatar
 
Drives: 1994 1LE / 2006 Z51 Corvette
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 2,311
If you haven't seen ours yet....it is very much worth a look.


The Corvette guys all know me, LG Motorsports, and the layout of our Corvette systems so I thought I would spend some time to high light the choices and features of our LG Super Pro Headers for the Gen 5 Camaro.



Ease of Install
We learned a long time ago to make the system work, it needs to be easy for the user to install. So like our Corvette systems we made this as simple of a bolt on as you can get. All of our kits come complete from engine to mufflers or with mufflers and tips included so all you have to do is bolt it onto the car. Fittings slip together for the smoothest connection between pipes. This also makes our cats replaceable in the event of damage or you want to swap to an off-road setup for track use. The only cutting you would have to do, would be removing the stock mufflers if you want to use them with our kit as GM welded the OE system together complete from the manifolds back.

Configurations and Options
We offer our system in one of four different setups.
1. Full system with out cats, without mufflers
2. Full system w/cats and without mufflers
3. Full system w/o cats and w/mufflers
4. Full system w/cats and with mufflers
All systems will come with off-road pipes included at no charge even for cat'd systems. All systems come with clamps, hardware, extensions, and now GM gaskets as well.


Features
  • 1 7/8" Primary size
  • 3" merge collector with fire cone
  • Full 3" mid section
  • 3" high flow Siamese X pipe design
  • Connects to OE or OE replacment mufflers with included 2.5" adapter
  • All wires, hardware, extensions and GM gaskets now included
  • High flow optional 200 cell metal matrix catalytic converters
  • Off-road pipes included no charge on cat'd systems
  • 35+ RWHP GAIN!
  • LifeTime Warranty for original owner

Also a new feature on the Super Pro line is our merge collector with fire cone.




All LG Motorsports header kits are covered for the lifetime to the orginial owner against any defect or issue. Of course damage by accident is not covered.

MUFFLERS
Our LG designed mufflers are fully polished stainless steel. These also a full 3" throughout and end with a 4" double walled slash cut tip. Lightweight and combined with a straight through design give you little back pressure with a deep American V8 sound!


TAKE A LISTEN!





2010 A6 L99 Camaro before and after full LG System and Dyno tune STOCK AIR BOX AND FILTER!


2010 M6 LS3 Camaro before and after full LG System and Dyno Tune








As always, please feel free to ask any questions or comments.






LG SUPER PRO EXHAUST
__________________
Anthony @ LG Motorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 04:09 PM   #22
shadow09
H-Town Camaro Club
 
shadow09's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS LS3
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pearland, Texas
Posts: 904
+1 for LG
shadow09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 04:14 PM   #23
Rage
TRI-COUNTY CAMARO... FTW!
 
Rage's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS M6 Cyber Grey
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,988
+2 for LG
__________________
CAI inc. cold air intake, LG G6x3 cam, Patriot Gold Extreme Dual springs, Titanium retainers and locks, LG SuperPro 1 7/8 Long Tube headers with full 3" exhaust, DynoMax VT mufflers, SLP 4" tips, Moroso catch can, Race Ready electronic exhaust cut outs, Full painted Razzi body kit, Headlight Armor Smoke taillight and marker blackouts, T-Rex aluminum upper and lower grille, Polished aluminum front and rear bowties. Professionally installed and Dyno Tuned by HorsePower Sales, Pompano Beach FL.
Rage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 04:30 PM   #24
Snake Slayer

 
Snake Slayer's Avatar
 
Drives: Awaiting 2014 C7
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Sunshine State
Posts: 904
Don't forget about Stainless Works.
__________________
Awaiting 2014 C7
Snake Slayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 04:35 PM   #25
rjdapilmoto
DAP-ONE [COTW - 12/23/13]
 
rjdapilmoto's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 - 2SS/RS IOM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 2,910
+ for ARH!!
rjdapilmoto is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Coil covers fit that fit the LS3? full of days Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 10 09-24-2010 11:43 AM
Do you have 2010 Camaro Mod Newbie Questions? Step inside MoranoRacing 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 32 06-02-2010 11:22 AM
Dynatech's SuperMaxx Long Tube Header Packages On Sale!!! tbyrne V8 Bolt-Ons & Tunes 8 01-26-2010 01:31 PM
Dynatech Long Tube Header Package With SLP 1.85 Rockers and Springs - $1569.99! tbyrne V8 Bolt-Ons & Tunes 1 01-22-2010 08:48 AM
Dynatech's SuperMaXX Long Tube Header Packages On Sale! tbyrne V8 Bolt-Ons & Tunes 28 12-18-2009 08:33 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.