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Old 08-19-2015, 01:46 PM   #1
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Want to buy shorties!!!

Hello fellow members!

I live in CA and wanted to get a set of shorties on my L99 2014 Camaro SS! I know that they make 0 to minimal gain as far as performance goes but I mainly just want the WOW! factor under the hood... and sound if any

First time doing headers, and with so many choices I don't know which one to get, If I could please get a link to one or some that would be Warranty friendly with no CEL's please, I want one that would be the least trouble installing a simple swap in and out if that exist with shorties.

Sorry but first time doing these so hoping for a few insight!

I already have a Borla ATAK Cat back exhaust.
And a CAI intake filter if that helps

Thank you all! any questions please let me know I work all day so I cant respond promptly but will try!
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Old 08-19-2015, 02:01 PM   #2
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You will get the look ," wow factor" but if you use the stock cats or CA approved cats your sound won't change much .
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Old 08-19-2015, 02:54 PM   #3
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Hello fellow members!

I live in CA and wanted to get a set of shorties on my L99 2014 Camaro SS! I know that they make 0 to minimal gain as far as performance goes but I mainly just want the WOW! factor under the hood... and sound if any

First time doing headers, and with so many choices I don't know which one to get, If I could please get a link to one or some that would be Warranty friendly with no CEL's please, I want one that would be the least trouble installing a simple swap in and out if that exist with shorties.

Sorry but first time doing these so hoping for a few insight!

I already have a Borla ATAK Cat back exhaust.
And a CAI intake filter if that helps

Thank you all! any questions please let me know I work all day so I cant respond promptly but will try!
OmarSS,

There are 2 companies that offer CARB Certification for California on the Shortie Headers. One is JBA, which offers Shorties Headers in 3 different finishes. Raw Stainless, Silver Ceramic Coated, and Titanium Ceramic Coated. I recommend the Silver ceramic for the best looks. American Racing is the Next set. The ARH come in Raw Stainless. We do carry the JBA in stock. The American Racing take up to 2 weeks build time before they ship. These headers will not cause a CEL light. The warrany factory is completely up to the dealer. I will point out that we have only had one person ever have a problem with a dealer until we pointed out that GM was offering their own Shortie header when the Camaro first came out.Then the dealer dropped the issue.


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There are 2 companies that offer CARB Certification for California on the Shortie Headers. One is JBA, which offers Shorties Headers in 3 different finishes. Raw Stainless, Silver Ceramic Coated, and Titanium Ceramic Coated. I recommend the Silver ceramic for the best looks. American Racing is the Next set. The ARH come in Raw Stainless. We do carry the JBA in stock. The American Racing take up to 2 weeks build time before they ship. These headers will not cause a CEL light. The warrany factory is completely up to the dealer. I will point out that we have only had one person ever have a problem with a dealer until we pointed out that GM was offering their own Shortie header when the Camaro first came out.Then the dealer dropped the issue.



Thank you for the great info! I will probably go with

http://www.phastekperformance.com/20...es-1812sjs.htm

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Old 08-20-2015, 09:40 AM   #6
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We really like the ARH shorties. Very high quality and produce good gains.
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Old 08-20-2015, 09:50 AM   #7
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bolt on solo high flows after
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:19 AM   #8
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Hello friend how long have you had your shorties installed? Any rust with the JBA's, leaks, CELs? Thank you!
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:24 AM   #9
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We really like the ARH shorties. Very high quality and produce good gains.
Hi there price is not an issue for me but any difference in the long run between JBAs and ARH shorty headers? I notice the ARH cost $400
more or so above the silver ceramic JBAs so was just wondering Thank you!
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Very high quality and produce good gains.
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Old 08-21-2015, 12:02 PM   #11
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Hello friend how long have you had your shorties installed? Any rust with the JBA's, leaks, CELs? Thank you!
no issues great sound and the power is mainly from the solo hi-flows but there is a gain from the lowered restriction the headers add I would get there spark plug set its for their shorty headers
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no cels but you need to put a second spark arrestor onto highflows if you use solos also
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I hear the ARHs make 10 hp and have seen a few posts where people have gotten 8-9 with JBAs which I have also. You will bet another 12 or so with hiflows. I got 20 with both and 12 with a "smog" tune. The tune ties all together and no extenders for the hiflows needed.
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:30 PM   #14
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nice to get some dyno numbers from cars with similar bolt ons VR thanks
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:33 PM   #15
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I have the jba shorties....solo hi flow cats....zero problem with anything. They still look brand new. I also bought the jba spark plug wires. I did do 360 rwhp and 395ft lbs torque on my l99.
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no issues great sound and the power is mainly from the solo hi-flows but there is a gain from the lowered restriction the headers add I would get there spark plug set its for their shorty headers
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no cels but you need to put a second spark arrestor onto highflows if you use solos also
looks like I got my work cut out for me! thank you so much for all your knowledge!
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I hear the ARHs make 10 hp and have seen a few posts where people have gotten 8-9 with JBAs which I have also. You will bet another 12 or so with hiflows. I got 20 with both and 12 with a "smog" tune. The tune ties all together and no extenders for the hiflows needed.
awesome! JBAs taking the cake thank you for the info!
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I have the jba shorties....solo hi flow cats....zero problem with anything. They still look brand new. I also bought the jba spark plug wires. I did do 360 rwhp and 395ft lbs torque on my l99.
another point for JBAs thank you!
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I have ARH Shorty headers with solo HF cats. Love them! They are a bit more challenging to put on than long tubes, but more so for me as I wrapped mine. With this setup, PTB, CAI and scoop (no tune) I pulled 415whp and 398 trq on the chassis dyno. My car is a 1LE, so LS3.

I personally choose ARH over others as I like how well they matched tube lengths. That is important.

Get the big daddy angled O2 adaptors and you won't have codes.
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another point for JBAs thank you!
They look way better unwrapped........kendall421 is right....the new cars where giving codes but I think members have the problem solved.
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Awesome thx guys!
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Some great info guys!!

Love the video and pictures that everyone has posted.

I guess it really comes down to what you want it to look like. The JBA's are coated so you do have that nice clean finish under the hood. The ARH is a great brand that never disappoints.

Either one you will be happy, cant go wrong with each kit.

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