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Old 02-02-2014, 05:18 PM   #1
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Which headers

Ok I would like to get everyone's opinion on which headers I should run on my ZL I would like to have a set that doesn't have a lot of interior drown and should I go with cats or no cats
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:14 PM   #2
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Pfadt Tri-Y with cats is what a few guys I know run. Sound mean. However I went with the muffler delete for magnaflow y pipes and fuse pull. Def thinking about Pfadt Tri-y this year though.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:28 PM   #3
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Pfadt Tri-Y's hands down. Excellent performance and the sound is amazing!! And the belly pan doesn't need to be cut to install them. Here is a link to my YouTube channel with a few sound clips.

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Old 02-02-2014, 07:30 PM   #4
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:37 PM   #5
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I have American Racing headers, high flow cats, stock cat back, fuse pull(which is where the drone comes from, so leave the fuse) and I'm very happy.

But I can't really argue with the other people's post because I did have to cut out part of the belly pan with the install. About an 8x8 inch patch on the back edge for each side.




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Old 02-02-2014, 08:56 PM   #6
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Pfadt Tri-Y's hands down. Excellent performance and the sound is amazing!! And the belly pan doesn't need to be cut to install them. Here is a link to my YouTube channel with a few sound clips.

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That does sound bad as hell I think you just made up my mind!!
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:57 PM   #7
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:10 PM   #9
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Ok I would like to get everyone's opinion on which headers I should run on my ZL I would like to have a set that doesn't have a lot of interior drown and should I go with cats or no cats
Are you looking for HP or Sound? The reason I ask is because the NoWeeds Exhaust diverters are a good alternative if you are looking for sound. You can go wide open or close it for using the stock system. You can also set any point in between the wide open or closed settings to customize your sound.

Here is a sound byte taken from earlier today in the wide open position:


Gotta love the comment the chick makes as I drive by...

Otherwise I will be adding to what I already have so by the end of this month I should have in hand my PFADT Tri-Y's (they are on a long backorder btw) with the offroad connection pipes. No Cats!
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:42 PM   #10
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Pfadt! Just got mine and the craftsmanship is 2nd to none, and I've had several different sets of headers. Sending them to Swaintech for their White Lightening coating, really hate to cover such a beautiful set of headers.
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Ok I would like to get everyone's opinion on which headers I should run on my ZL I would like to have a set that doesn't have a lot of interior drown and should I go with cats or no cats
Highly recommend American Racing Headers , my last 3 camaros I only used ARH and ARH is the official headers in the COPO's
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:05 AM   #12
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I agree I have Kooks 1 7/8ths with high-flow cats, stock cat-back but kept the fuse in. It is very loud on start up and WOT but the closed exhaust flaps at cruise give it almost no drone!!
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Pfadt! Just got mine and the craftsmanship is 2nd to none, and I've had several different sets of headers. Sending them to Swaintech for their White Lightening coating, really hate to cover such a beautiful set of headers.
That is what I running and love them.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:36 AM   #14
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if I put the Pfadt or another, I lose power or not?
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:09 AM   #15
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Are you looking for HP or Sound? The reason I ask is because the NoWeeds Exhaust diverters are a good alternative if you are looking for sound. You can go wide open or close it for using the stock system. You can also set any point in between the wide open or closed settings to customize your sound.

Here is a sound byte taken from earlier today in the wide open position:


Gotta love the comment the chick makes as I drive by...

Otherwise I will be adding to what I already have so by the end of this month I should have in hand my PFADT Tri-Y's (they are on a long backorder btw) with the offroad connection pipes. No Cats!
Would like to have both hp and sound I think I am leaning towards the Pfadt ststem I dont really want to cut my belly pan but thanks for the advice.
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:16 AM   #16
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Ok I would like to get everyone's opinion on which headers I should run on my ZL I would like to have a set that doesn't have a lot of interior drown and should I go with cats or no cats
Gorgeous car in your signature! Is your Z orange also?

I've been very happy with the Kooks headers we've been installing! Pfadt is also a great company for that.
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:21 AM   #17
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Is there any truth to losing power on adding headers?
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Is there any truth to losing power on adding headers?
No.

I added the Rotofab CAI first, picked up 2/10s faster on the 1/8th mile. Then added the American Racing Headers, still with no tune, picked up another 2/10s faster on the 1/8th mile.


You might be referring to a drop in boost which isn't necessarily a drop in power. That's not my area, perhaps someone that knows about it can chime in.
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:39 AM   #19
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No.

I added the Rotofab CAI first, picked up 2/10s faster on the 1/8th mile. Then added the American Racing Headers, still with no tune, picked up another 2/10s faster on the 1/8th mile.


You might be referring to a drop in boost which isn't necessarily a drop in power. That's not my area, perhaps someone that knows about it can chime in.
2012-1822 is correct. You will lose a bit of boost but your horsepower #'s will go up. Also depends if you go high flow cats or cat delete there will be less back presure so the boost drop will depend. I went with ARH long tubes and cat delete and left the stock system in the rear and have no drone issues. Sound incredible !
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Would like to have both hp and sound I think I am leaning towards the Pfadt ststem I dont really want to cut my belly pan but thanks for the advice.
Cool, you will like the PFADT headers, not needing to cut the belly pan was my main reason for ordering them as well. Plus you get more HP from the Headers than you would with the NoWeeds system, which btw you don't even have to remove the belly pan if you did go the NoWeeds route.
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I have noweeds on mine and they sound awesome. Been thinking about adding the PFADT headers - now to keep noweeds with that setup? talk about loud
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I have noweeds on mine and they sound awesome. Been thinking about adding the PFADT headers - now to keep noweeds with that setup? talk about loud
No Kidding, but we'll have the option to tone it back to what everyone is using now and then right back to LOUDER again lol! What should we call that? 2XLoud?
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:48 PM   #23
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I personally recommend American Racing Headers!!! You can't go wrong with them!
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:50 PM   #24
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Gorgeous car in your signature! Is your Z orange also?

I've been very happy with the Kooks headers we've been installing! Pfadt is also a great company for that.
No I wish its Victory Red I don't really like the inferno orange I think that is one color GM should bring back the Hugger Orange from 1969 wish I still had the 67 Camaro in my signature like always you don't realize how much you will miss it until its gone
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:04 PM   #25
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Ok my next question is cold air intake any recommendation's on one thinking between CAI,Airaid,Roto-Fab but I also heard Veraram is coming out with a unit for the ZL1 sometime by the end of Febuary and I like there power gains with there units.
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