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Old 08-14-2014, 04:18 PM   #1
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Chevy Performance LS7/Z28 Manifolds

So my friend yesterday was poking around Jegs and came across the Chevy Performance LS7 Tri-y manifolds. They were about 900 bucks. Being that I live in California, are they worth a darn?
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:36 PM   #2
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I'd look into ARH shorties over those
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:58 PM   #3
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Old 08-14-2014, 05:31 PM   #4
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Just get long tubes if you can't find a place to do the smog when it's time put the stock manifolds on. I had short tube did not get a power. They sound better but not worth it. Just buy them off eBay to get around the shipping. I'm in ca too
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Old 08-14-2014, 09:10 PM   #5
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Just get long tubes if you can't find a place to do the smog when it's time put the stock manifolds on. I had short tube did not get a power. They sound better but not worth it. Just buy them off eBay to get around the shipping. I'm in ca too
That's an awful lot of work just to pass an emissions test. It would be too much for me, lol.

I think you'd be better off like the others said though going with shorty headers. Don't expect much HP though if your going to bolt them up to the stock cats.

If I thought passing emissions was going to be troublesome for me I wouldn't do anything to make it a PITA.
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Old 08-14-2014, 09:30 PM   #6
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Smog not the issue...I have my own smog license

But it's the way the state is launching the new smog test that makes it virtually impossible to have a car tuned (it counts the monitors enabled/disabled) and does a vin verification so plugging in a different car is a dead give away. So it's the long term issues that are keeping away the idea of long tubes.

But he ordered a set today, so we will see how it runs.
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:28 PM   #7
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[QUOTE=Smkn600CTD;7891223]Smog not the issue...I have my own smog license

But it's the way the state is launching the new smog test that makes it virtually impossible to have a car tuned (it counts the monitors enabled/disabled) and does a vin verification so plugging in a different car is a dead give away. So it's the long term issues that are keeping away the idea of long tubes.

But he ordered a set today, so we will see how it runs.[/

Does the new law still allow for 1 un run monitor? Or are you saying the it can read if monitors are disabled?
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It can read the vin, it knows the number of monitors you should have, it can read the monitor status, it asks if there are any superchargers, and if there are any aftermarket items in which the the tech has to enter the EO/Carb number. The visual inspection is still there, but no more dyno or tailpipe sniffing.
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It can read the vin, it knows the number of monitors you should have, it can read the monitor status, it asks if there are any superchargers, and if there are any aftermarket items in which the the tech has to enter the EO/Carb number. The visual inspection is still there, but no more dyno or tailpipe sniffing.
In NC they only do the visual and OBDII scan which checks the monitors as well. We pass just fine with longtubes though and tuned in NC. I guess it's possible California is doing something different.
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