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Old 01-19-2012, 04:01 AM   #1
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small question for catted mid-pipes

Hi to you all,

maybe its a stupid question and asked already very often. But still i wanna sk for some help:
i thought to buy some long headers with cats. Just mounted my Stainless works exhaust.
Now i saw that JBA offer 3" midpipes with high-flow cats, as well as Shorty headers.
Would it be better so safe money for the LT headers or its better to buy first the Mid-pipes and add later on shorty headers? I thought first to buy midpipes and see hows car is working with them ( power, loudness,...). So later i could still add the JBA shorties.

Thanks for your opinions. Greets from Saudi Arabia
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:18 AM   #2
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Hi to you all,

maybe its a stupid question and asked already very often. But still i wanna sk for some help:
i thought to buy some long headers with cats. Just mounted my Stainless works exhaust.
Now i saw that JBA offer 3" midpipes with high-flow cats, as well as Shorty headers.
Would it be better so safe money for the LT headers or its better to buy first the Mid-pipes and add later on shorty headers? I thought first to buy midpipes and see hows car is working with them ( power, loudness,...). So later i could still add the JBA shorties.

Thanks for your opinions. Greets from Saudi Arabia
That's what I did: JBA high-flow cats first, followed by JBA Shorties.

The install is easy for both - you can do it yourself - and I was very pleased with the results.

My Build Journal shows my progress and my gains.

I think you would really like the results.

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Old 01-21-2012, 06:02 AM   #3
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thanks Padre,
guess i follow this one... will check how to get first the mid-pipes. Hope any dealer can order them..otherwise i havr to go through Stainless works headers with catted pipes....
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:50 AM   #4
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I did the mi pipes and regret no saving for LT's down the road... LT's are louder, more power and are more complimenting to future mods ie big cam heads or blower.
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Go with the long tubes, you dont gain near as much power with short tubes as you do with long tubes, and you can get some pretty good deals on long tubes with high flow cats
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:03 PM   #6
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but for me its just the problem to get them to Saudi. guess it will be around 400usd for shipping.... here we can get Stainless lt headers, take 1.5 month to get them.... and if i think about size and weight of midpipes, will be a bit cheaper. even short headers are here available....
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:03 PM   #7
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but thanks for the advise so far.
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:38 PM   #8
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Saudi huh.... That's soes change things a bit, I shorties are available use em. You will pay a ton to have LT's shipped
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i messed around with cats first. in the end long tube headers are the way to go.
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:37 AM   #10
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after calling here around like a donkey i found now that we have offers of:
SLP LT headers, Doug Thorley and Stainless Works/Power.
What would be the best, as price is here nearly equal? im thinking to buy 1 7/8" Headers...
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i would go with stainless works american made. many people run them here.

SLP not sure where made, but not many people run them.

Doug thorley have good reviews also.

stainless power are Chinese made from what i remember.
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