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Old 04-28-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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I just recently purchased a 2010 Camaro SS/RS with a manual trans. I am considering several modification which will include a tune, Cold Air Inductions CAI, Stage 2 Cam. Because of budget constraints should I install Kooks headers with high flow cats and axle back Borla exhaust, or, eliminate the headers and go with catback Borla exhaust? All thoughts appreciated.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:38 PM   #2
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I would go with the kooks long tube headers, high flow cats
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:59 PM   #3
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Headers all the way no question. Increases sound and performance (35-50hp)
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:43 PM   #4
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A cat back is not going to do much to help performance. You will get a lot more out of the headers and high flow cats.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:52 PM   #5
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Headers all the way no question. Increases sound and performance (35-50hp)
Kooks than a good tune!
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:23 PM   #6
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If budget is a concern, there are several very good headers for less money than Kooks. Kooks makes great headers but they do come at a premium, as do a couple of brands.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:32 AM   #7
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If budget is a concern, there are several very good headers for less money than Kooks. Kooks makes great headers but they do come at a premium, as do a couple of brands.
Excellent point. You can get a very high quality header for less money if you have budget concerns.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:37 AM   #8
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Headers, catback are a must. I would delete the cats. Less to worry about down the road.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:10 AM   #9
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Personally I had some budget thoughts in mind so I went with a set of TSP 2" headers, some bullet race muffles and a x-pipe with muffler delete all with the stock catback and personally love the sound and many have ask what type of cat-back I have and when I tell them they say WTF lol
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:29 AM   #10
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I purchased OBX headers and you can get cats or cat-less mids. But they are identical to kooks without paying for the name. If you read reviews on here for them the only negative ones are people saying they are knock-offs. but almost all love them! I bought mine new for 450. Just saying
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:01 AM   #11
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You'll need LT's if you are going to cam it.
I'd go catless too.
Get the stage 3, the 2 will get OLD in two months. Mark my words lol.
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You'll need LT's if you are going to cam it.
I'd go catless too.
Get the stage 3, the 2 will get OLD in two months. Mark my words lol.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:41 PM   #13
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You'll need LT's if you are going to cam it.
I'd go catless too.
Get the stage 3, the 2 will get OLD in two months. Mark my words lol.
Ditto. Id do all the bolt-ons vs just doing a cam with manifolds.
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I just recently purchased a 2010 Camaro SS/RS with a manual trans. I am considering several modification which will include a tune, Cold Air Inductions CAI, Stage 2 Cam. Because of budget constraints should I install Kooks headers with high flow cats and axle back Borla exhaust, or, eliminate the headers and go with catback Borla exhaust? All thoughts appreciated.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:36 AM   #16
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You might take a look at TSP headers. Tough to beat for the price. LG has really nice premium headers, and many others. Depends how much money you wanna spend. Headers CAI tune are a very good start and best bang for the buck.

As for a cam, seems like the 230-242ish grind are pretty popular and efficient for the square intake port LS3 heads.I might go with the one offered by New Era Performance, whenever Ill be ready for it.

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