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Old 06-08-2013, 09:47 AM   #1
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Lt fit, which have the least problems?

Hello all, I'm rather new to the forum. But have had plenty of gen 4 camaros & firebirds. I just picked up a gen 5 ss and love it. I'm in the market for a set of Lt headers and I have been reading a few posts on fitting problems with certain brands (rubbing, squeeking, ect).

Which brand of Lt. Have the least problems in this area and the best gains performance wise? I have the upgraded quad exhaust and would like the headers to connect with the stock exhaust connection, I want high flow cats as well. I would like to stay around 1200.00. The car is a m6 ls3 fyi. Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:52 AM   #2
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:15 AM   #3
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My ARH took two of us 45 minutes to install (used a lift). Fit perfectly. One small adjustment for a rattle after driving it for a day and no problems since. ARH are excellent quality and fitment!
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:23 AM   #4
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:04 AM   #5
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Thank you all for the responses, all advice is much appreciated!!
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:13 PM   #6
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Kooks, with their type of hook up to the exhaust it gets the least leaks IMHO.

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Old 06-08-2013, 01:20 PM   #7
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:25 PM   #8
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:28 PM   #9
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:32 PM   #10
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Stainless Works, Kooks, ARH.
Can't go wrong with any of these three. They set the standard.
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:35 PM   #11
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Texas speed lts also fit really good! Especially for the money!
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:49 PM   #12
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Stainless Works, Kooks, ARH.
These brands will probably be the best as being the least likely to have fitment issues.
The next tier down would be Texas Speed or Stainless Power made my Stainless Works. These are also very popular and you seldom hear negative comments on them.
But it's always possible to get that 1 set that has an issue. Depends on if you want to have the best chance or just a good chance that you will not have any issues.
If price is not a factor, stay with the top 3 brands.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:54 PM   #13
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Love my Kooks. No problems, easy to install.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:32 PM   #14
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