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Old 03-12-2014, 12:44 PM   #1
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PFadt Tri-Y headers

I couldn't find a thread on this so I don't know if it's been broadcast or not. Apparently Pfadt has gone out of business. I was going to order a package from Jannetty and they told me the bad news. So my question now is what headers do I go with? I am so bummed that I almost don't even feel like going through with my build. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:49 PM   #2
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American Racing, Kooks, or Stainless Works/Power are good choices. Yes, Pfadt went out of business recently.
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:52 PM   #3
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It is a bummer Pfadt has closed their doors, but there are still plenty of top tier headers available that fit great and make excellent power. The only disadvantage is that you may have to trim your belly pan (if equipped) for clearance.

My recommendation would be to go with a set of KOOKS 1-7/8" headers. We use them in over 90% of our shop builds as the quality and workmanship is very high and the price is affordable, not to mention they are backed with a lifetime warranty by a company who has been around for over 50 years.

We also use KOOKS headers in our ZL-Performance packages. Please feel free to call, PM or email me anytime with question and I will be happy to help.

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Old 03-12-2014, 01:03 PM   #4
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Kooks here and I couldn't be happier.
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:05 PM   #5
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I can't speak for this car specifically, but ARH makes fantastic stuff. I had there headers on my G8 GT and the fit and quality was absolutely perfect. I can't say one bad thing about them. And they have the power gains to match. Bottom line, you can't go wrong with ARH or Kooks
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:09 PM   #6
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It is a bummer Pfadt has closed their doors, but there are still plenty of top tier headers available that fit great and make excellent power. The only disadvantage is that you may have to trim your belly pan (if equipped) for clearance.

My recommendation would be to go with a set of KOOKS 1-7/8" headers. We use them in over 90% of our shop builds as the quality and workmanship is very high and the price is affordable, not to mention they are backed with a lifetime warranty by a company who has been around for over 50 years.

We also use KOOKS headers in our ZL-Performance packages. Please feel free to call, PM or email me anytime with question and I will be happy to help.

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How is the power band, sound interior/ exterior , and drone?
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:10 PM   #7
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Does anyone know anything about Dyna Tech headers?
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:24 PM   #8
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Does anyone know anything about Dyna Tech headers?
I have them on my truck good quality headers but the cats I got with them are not great. The welding on them could have been better because after a while the heat shields loosened and starting rattling. It was getting real annoying until I used large worm claps to stop the rattling.
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:37 PM   #9
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I just installed a set of Stainless Power headers from Stainless Works (only difference is where the flanges are welded on) on my ZL1 and they are great. Install was pretty straight-forward and the sound is amazing! No drone at all. And you won't be disappointed in the price!
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:24 PM   #10
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Does anyone know anything about Dyna Tech headers?

I have them also at thr recommendation of Ted @ JRE.
They sound bada** I am very pleased with them, no drone at cruise
but when you put the hammer down WOW.
Just ask Ted what he recommends and I bet he tells you Dynatech.
Also have the HF cats. the fit and finish is 2nd to none
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:47 PM   #11
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I couldn't find a thread on this so I don't know if it's been broadcast or not. Apparently Pfadt has gone out of business. I was going to order a package from Jannetty and they told me the bad news. So my question now is what headers do I go with? I am so bummed that I almost don't even feel like going through with my build. Any suggestions?
I was in your boat a few weeks ago. I ordered a set of Kooks Headers from Tyler @ JDP. Give him a call to discuss.
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Old 03-12-2014, 03:41 PM   #12
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How is the power band, sound interior/ exterior , and drone?
The power band is great; very linear and climbs until just about the very end. As for the sound, you will not find much sound variation between different headers as far as sound goes. They pretty much all sound about the same. Sound is dictated more by your catback than the headers, but headers will definitely increase any sound you currently have.

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I was in your boat a few weeks ago. I ordered a set of Kooks Headers from Tyler @ JDP. Give him a call to discuss.
Thanks for the support! I just received word the coating is done, so we'll be picking them up shortly, boxing them back up and shipping them out hopefully this afternoon!

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Old 03-12-2014, 08:38 PM   #13
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I did not know they went out of business.I was looking forward to ordering the headers in a few weeks. thats a bumme, i have to find some replacements
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:23 PM   #14
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Do all these headers require trimming the belly pan?
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:17 PM   #15
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Do all these headers require trimming the belly pan?

Yes. As far as I know the Pfadt headers were the only set that didn't require trimming the pan.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:32 PM   #16
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Don't be to sad. I recently bought, installed and drove with pfadt headers. Car was wrecked which puts me a square one. Even if they were still available I would be going in a different direction this time around.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:37 PM   #17
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Well its a debate between kooks now. may see what stainless power is talking about
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:25 AM   #18
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I just installed a set of Stainless Power headers from Stainless Works (only difference is where the flanges are welded on) on my ZL1 and they are great. Install was pretty straight-forward and the sound is amazing! No drone at all. And you won't be disappointed in the price!
+1 i have them on my car,and a lot of shops use them as part of their packages,as well ..they are great no issues at all,and well priced...
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Its too bad about them going out of business,i wonder why ? I am sure someone else will come along and build some great 4-2-1's great way to build low end power as well as help keep some of that boost from being lost as much...
It's part of the reason they make more low end power is because you do not loose as much boost,now on a NA motor the power difference wont be there as much,but on a boosted car it's always the way to go..
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ted sells the ARH headers just grab those if you want to use his free retunes. I was looking at dynatech but there was a guy who had some steering interferance issues that made me question that. I have a buddie who just ordered ARH if those fit well I will rock them.

I have a feeling kooks, arh, stainless works once they are are you car you not going to car the power is goign to right in line on all of them.
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Ted sells just about all the brands of headers on the market, so don't let that limit you on your choice. I bought mine from him along with other mods to upgrade to his 100RWHP package.
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I think he was trying to say.....

"I have a feeling kooks, arh, stainless works, once they are on your car, you're not going to care. The power is going to right inline on all of them."

But I had to read it a few times to come to that conclusion
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sorry sent that one from my phone. sometimes they just don't come out right. BPG got what I was trying to say.
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Im confused now. I dont know where to go with headers now. pfadt were my favs and now people say kooks are iffy
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