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Old 01-26-2013, 09:35 PM   #1
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Halltech CAI, ARH, TSH

I'm new here, and I'm as "mechanically inclined" as I wish I was.

But I have a 2010 SS L99, and I wanted to mod it further within the next few weeks. I currently have a tune and Flowmaster Super 10 series mufflers with a resonator delete.

I was looking into CAI and I found one I liked after looking at various spreadsheets and forums.

It's a CAI by Halltech
http://www.halltechsystems.com/product-p/yj440.htm
My only problem is that it says "LS3", and I was just wondering if it would work with my L99.

Also I saw a video that showed a L99 with the same exhaust as me with American Racing Headers , and it sounded nice! The only problem is I couldn't find a place that sold just the 2in Longtube headers by themselves. They only sold the whole kit for like $1800.

A friend of mine recommended I go with the Texas Speed Headers, and they seem reasonably priced, but I was hoping to go with ARH. Here is a link http://texas-speed.com/p-4012-texas-...ro-ss-62l.aspx.

So does anyone know where I could find the ARH headers by themselves?

By the way, I plan on going back to the guy who originally tuned my car to do any re-tunes as necessary.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:41 PM   #2
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you can buy the just the arh headers from arh's website or vendors. if thats what you want get it.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:43 PM   #3
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I couldn't find just the headers on their website. Or on the countless other websites that sold their headers.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:32 PM   #4
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All the CAI's for the 10+ Camaro will work with either the L99 or LS3. Everything to the heads is the same.

The Yellowjacket works very well. I had the first one on a L99 and am still running it. It's not talked about as much as some of the others but it performs as good or better than any of them. It's also cheaper than the others as well.
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http://www.phastekperformance.com/Am...-headers-s.htm


it was hard to find took a few tries. maybe talk to venders here that sell ARH.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:39 PM   #6
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You won't find ARH headers for much, if any, cheaper than what SPCBA posted. American made high quality headers are going to run you over $1k, no matter the brand. That's why a lot of people choose TSP. They aren't american made but they are 304SS, good quality, and TSP is a good company that will back up what they sell.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:05 AM   #7
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Im running the Haltech on my l99 the fit and quality are great and so is the performance and sound.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:11 AM   #8
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Jannetty has just the headers on his website and he sells the Halltech CAI. I've had the Halltech for 3 years and love it.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:36 AM   #9
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I appreciate the replies guys. I guess I'll end up going with the Halltech CAI.

As for the ARH headers, it looks like it's going to be a bit more than I wanted to spend.

So if I go with the TS headers, would this be a good set to get? http://texas-speed.com/p-4012-texas-...ro-ss-62l.aspx
And would I need anything else?
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i don't know what comes with the tsp headers. with that said make sure you get high quality bolts, gm gaskets, and front o2 extensions for your model year.

it is a pretty straight forward DIY install. good luck getting the o2 sensors out of the oem rusty manifolds.
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"Includes new GM gaskets and exhaust clamps". So I don't need gaskets then?

And are the O2 sensors a pain to get off? They have an option to add new ones for $40.
Is it worth the trouble of saving 40$?
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i have a 2010 and they were rusted in. the connector also stumped me i had no idea there was 2 different style clips on the same connection. i am not about spending money when i don't have to so i would say no. you will need extensions for the wire so it will reach.
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ohh and yeah if it comes with GM gaskets you are good on that front. my kooks came with kooks gaskets and i still used gm gaskets.
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Thanks.

And did you have any trouble besides that when you installed yours? Do I need to make any modifications to the pipes to get it to fit?

Also did you get a CEL?

Edit: Sorry for all the questions
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Thanks.

And did you have any trouble besides that when you installed yours? Do I need to make any modifications to the pipes to get it to fit?

Also did you get a CEL?

Edit: Sorry for all the questions
i can only tell you my kooks fit perfectly only thing i had to remove that wasn't the OEM manifolds or cats was the plug wires and the dipstick tube.

i got a cell that was unrelated to the headers. goofed on putting one plug wire back in correctly.
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if you remove the o2 sensors when theyre warm hot it will be easy. you can remove the pipes and warm them up a bit with a propane torch. sometimes when youremove them cold you strip the threads headers go in easier from the bottom
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:30 PM   #17
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if you remove the o2 sensors when theyre warm hot it will be easy. you can remove the pipes and warm them up a bit with a propane torch. sometimes when youremove them cold you strip the threads headers go in easier from the bottom
This. Definitely much easier if you have a lift.

As for the LT's, those 2in headers should work fine. Why did you choose the 2in version? Are you planning a massive build in the future? 1 7/8 is the most common setup and will handle just about anything you throw at them. They come with everything you need to install it to any catback you have, including the OEM one. A tune isn't 100% necessary but it's HIGHLY recommended to get the most from them and to turn off the rear O2 sensors so you don't get a CEL. My tune quieted down the engine noise as well. You will get a CEL no matter what, it's just a question of when. Some get it immediately while some have gotten several hundred miles before throwing it. Not sure what gaskets come with the TSP's but most of reuse the stock one. If you're not comfortable with that, buy a OEM one. It's been shown that the OEM one is the best for sealing well.

There is a DIY or two in that section on header installs. I'd suggest you read them before you get started.
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I'll keep that in mind. Thanks guys.

Axis I plan on finding a lift to use. As for the 2in instead of the 1 7/8 , I just figured why not go bigger if it's the same price. Plus I wouldn't mind some forced induction later on.

I plan on getting it tuned, so I wouldn't have to worry about a CEL would I?

I will go and check on the DIYs, I saw a video on installing ARH headers, and it seemed pretty straight forward. So I'm not really worried.
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I'll keep that in mind. Thanks guys.

Axis I plan on finding a lift to use. As for the 2in instead of the 1 7/8 , I just figured why not go bigger if it's the same price. Plus I wouldn't mind some forced induction later on.

I plan on getting it tuned, so I wouldn't have to worry about a CEL would I?

I will go and check on the DIYs, I saw a video on installing ARH headers, and it seemed pretty straight forward. So I'm not really worried.
I thought about 2in but after seeing how close the fitment is, every millimeter counts. There are several people running 2in primaries and I haven't heard of them having to dimple them for fitment.

A mail order or dyno tune will turn the rear O2 sensors off. None of the handheld canned tunes will turn them off though.

Two people and a lift makes this a quick and easy job. Just make sure you heat up the area around the O2 sensors before you try to get them out. Spraying them with some PB blaster or the like will help as well. Some have them come out with ease while others have mangled them beyond use. Mine were more on the mangled side but I did salvage enough threads to reuse them. The key is to NOT force them. If you hit a tight spot when loosening them, spray them down then retighten. Repeat that process till they come out.
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