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Old 10-02-2011, 09:13 PM   #1
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Big Flow Headers???

I'm considering putting headers on the new 2012 Camaro 2SS/RS,LS3, when it finally arrives. I have read many many threads and posts on the subject of headers lately and i'm considering a set of 1-7/8 Big Flow headers with high flow cats connected to my stock catback exhaust. I am looking for the added performance of headers with high flow cats but dont want an obnoxiously loud exhaust either. So basically,... i'm looking for opinions on the quality of Big Flow headers and cats and will it help keep the volume level down if I stay with my stock catback exhaust? Or is it even possible to have headers and not have an obnoxiously loud vehicle? I plan on just running basic bolt-ons,... headers, high flow cats, stock catback exhaust, and CAI.
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:22 PM   #2
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By "Big Flow" do you mean that's an actual brand? If it is I've never heard of it. I'm getting a completely new exhaust manifold in a couple of weeks, and I'm personally going with a stepped header setup from Kooks.

If you bolt on headers w/cats onto a stock cat back, it will still be fairly loud, but not obnoxious.
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:26 PM   #3
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Btw, wait until you have a couple thousand miles on the car before you start any serious modifications, just as insurance. You never know, you might be unfortunate enough to drop a valve at 1500 miles and then you're ****ed when it comes to the warranty because your dealer says headers caused it.

Let me just be clear, I hope this does NOT happen to YOU. I'm just saying, life is unpredictable.

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Old 10-02-2011, 09:38 PM   #4
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By "Big Flow" do you mean that's an actual brand? If it is I've never heard of it. I'm getting a completely new exhaust manifold in a couple of weeks, and I'm personally going with a stepped header setup from Kooks.

If you bolt on headers w/cats onto a stock cat back, it will still be fairly loud, but not obnoxious.

Yes, Big Flow Exhaust is a company located in good ole Texas.
http://www.bigflowexhaust.com/camaro_2010_exhaust.shtml
I was just wandering how many people on here has them or has opinions on them.
Yeah, I know exactlly what your talking about on having something go wrong early on on my car. The reason I have a 2012 2SS/RS ordered is because I just got tired of top issues with my new 2011 2SS/RS vert.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:49 AM   #5
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Yes, Big Flow Exhaust is a company located in good ole Texas.
http://www.bigflowexhaust.com/camaro_2010_exhaust.shtml
I was just wandering how many people on here has them or has opinions on them.
Yeah, I know exactlly what your talking about on having something go wrong early on on my car. The reason I have a 2012 2SS/RS ordered is because I just got tired of top issues with my new 2011 2SS/RS vert.
Looks like you must use their X-pipe if you want cats($1600). With Kooks Headers + cats you can connect to OEM H-pipe($1200).
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:39 PM   #6
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Looks like you must use their X-pipe if you want cats($1600). With Kooks Headers + cats you can connect to OEM H-pipe($1200).

Those are dealer prices on that site. Not sure if they sell to the public at that price. Either way we can set you up with a system at a better price with a top quality header company like Stainless Works or ARH. I'm not knocking their products because I've never even heard of them. Looks like they have a design that is very similar to the ARH long system.
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:05 PM   #7
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Shaggy, I honestly think Kooks is your best bet, but it's your decision.
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:57 PM   #8
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Looks like you must use their X-pipe if you want cats($1600). With Kooks Headers + cats you can connect to OEM H-pipe($1200).

So,... Who has the Kooks 1-7/8 Headers + cats for $1200 and does that include s&h?
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:59 PM   #9
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try Maryland Speed
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:04 PM   #10
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here you go

http://marylandspeed.com/kooks-long-...11-p-2674.html
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:38 PM   #11
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Yeah,.... I gave them a call and they gave me a great price,... so it looks like thats what i'll prob go with when my Camaro arrives.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:43 PM   #12
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I have the BFE LTs and high flow cats. I was told by Jannetty they are every bit as good as Kooks or ARH and produce the same power. Here is my thread:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=134859

These are high quality LTs. Fitment was perfect and they were easy to install. Still looking new months later.

One word of caution though, the BFE cats are a little long so you will have to trim your stock catback to get them to fit. I did. I have an early set so they may have changed this. I think tihs extra length matches up to the BFE mid X-pipe.

I have not dynoed, but even without a tune these tubes rock. Traction is now a big problem.
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:30 AM   #13
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So,... Who has the Kooks 1-7/8 Headers + cats for $1200 and does that include s&h?
S, I was off $150. That's still a good price.
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:48 AM   #14
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We offer Big Flow, I'll send you a pm..
We also offer ARH.. I've run the top 3 on my car and only use ARH now.. we have sold the BFE for a bit now and the customer are very happy with them
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:57 AM   #15
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I have Big Flow headers on my 418 stroker, and they look and sound great. I only bought the headers since I have a Magnaflow cat-back and didn't need their x-pipe. I have no comparison data to other headers and power gains, etc.; but I'm happy with my choice.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:04 PM   #16
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i have bfe headers with the oem exhaust...love the headers..still shiny...i have a cam though. cars sounds like a beast..look at some of my old post..
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oh....i am running no cats though
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:16 AM   #18
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I love my BFE Headers

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oh....i am running no cats though
I've had my BFE headers for over a year. Flawless!!!!

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Old 11-11-2011, 11:27 AM   #19
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I've had the BFE headers, X Pipe, and Hi Flow Cats for just about a year with absolutely no problems. And as others pointed out they still look new!
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:03 PM   #20
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I Have BFE Headers, BFE X-pipe & No Cats with a Borla S exhaust, You can Walk in and they will sell you things on the spot. I have had mine for about a year also without any problems, Love mine
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:09 PM   #21
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ummmm.... Is it me or do those headders look exactly like a set of kooks???? if so you can save some money by getting kooks high flow cats...
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:10 PM   #22
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what do you all think??? Big flow headders, OBX, or kooks???
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