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Old 03-23-2013, 03:18 PM   #1
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Thumbs up DPT (eBay) headers for LS3 Camaro

Hey guys,
when I went to buy these, dynamic performance team (or DPT) long tube headers, I found not a single review for them.

So now after I bought them, I figured I would do the world a favor and give my opinon on them.

First of, is price.

Its low.

Which is why I was tempted to buy them at all, and also why I was scared to buy them.

Of course, these are no ARH headers, you can see scuff marks on the tubes from being bent, and the welds...well, they work, but are not pretty to look at.
My biggest beef is where the tubes and the flang that you bolt up to the block, the welds there where uneven, and some where pretty high, I think.

Not the end of the world, a little grinding and they where just fine.

These headers also do not have cats, and have no provison to drop them in.
If you want cats on them, you will have to do some cutting.

There is also only two O2 sensors on them, so tuning is a must if you dont want a check engine light on.

They will also need O2 extensions, of course.
A little detail I overlooked.

The gaskets and bolts that come with them, are utterly worthless.

I had mine installed (for 650 dollars!!!!!!! ) at minute muffler, and they used there own bolts, and GM gaskets.

So far, they work just dandy, sound like a racecar, and smell like one too.

My thoughts are, if you don't need cats, buy them.
If you do, buy OBX headers.

And to the header snobs, I dont care if $1500 dollar headers would have been a bit better quality, I don't care, I just want them to work.

Hope this is helpful to some of you!
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:38 PM   #2
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Just an FYI. I don't know of any LT's with rear 02 sensor bungs in them. You either buy aftermarket cats or catless midpipes with 02 bungs in them etc... Almost all header gaskets are crap besides OEM.

$650 for install is getting utterly RAPED and defeats the purpose of buying cheap headers IMO. However, if they work they work. Just keep an eye on those welds.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:09 PM   #3
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paid roughly $2K for my ARH setup (LTs, cats, O2 ext, bolts, gaskets, xpipe….) everything minus the axle back…

Installed myself in 4 hrs

$650 is crazy for install
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:06 PM   #4
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Glad they worked out. Should have just thrown them in yourself though. Very easy to do.

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Old 03-23-2013, 05:08 PM   #5
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LMAO, you got it jammed in you on the install price. Hell me and my wife done mine in 2 hours on jack stands.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:57 PM   #6
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I know the install price was daylight robbery, but, being cheapo headers, I was worried about fitment.

Hind sight it would have been not that hard to put on myself, but I had no way of knowing how they would fit.

So I was a guinea pig for everyone else who might want to know.
Your welcome.

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Old 05-02-2013, 06:12 PM   #7
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If you can spare the wrenching time, it's highly suggested you do the install yourself. You will be surprised how easy the install is, especially with a heavier wallet.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:09 PM   #8
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Glad it worked out for you....
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:19 PM   #9
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Just curious...how much were they?
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:22 PM   #10
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Bump for buying the cheapest junk, your welcome.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:44 PM   #11
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I said DID say header snobs need not apply....and yes I am talking to you Smirnoff.

I paid $264 for them.

Honestly, I was just plain curious how they where.
And since no one had seemingly wrote about them, I thought I would let anyone who was wondering know.

And like I said, the reason I got a over priced shop to do them was because I had no idea if they would drop in, or if it was going to get messy.
As it turned out, they went in pretty good.
Though shop was shockingly clueless, but anyway, they are in now.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:06 PM   #12
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They look a lot like my MBS headers I put on mine, which ironically look just like borlas..........
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:20 PM   #13
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Good feedback, thanks for sharing. For my opinion on the price you pay for installation, pls see link below(you got raped)

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Old 05-02-2013, 09:40 PM   #14
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