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Old 04-21-2018, 07:28 PM   #15
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We're all happy to help! Just remember we all have our own opinions on what is best and what will be the best combo.

Here's a few questions to ask yourself about your build:
- How long do you typically keep cars?
- How long do you plan on keeping your Camaro? (Is this time longer than your typical vehicle ownership?)
- How much power do you plan on going with?
- Knowing yourself, would you go beyond your power plans eventually?
- What supporting mods will get you to your power goal?
- Will choice "X" allow you to achieve your end power goals or will you have to buy the same part again to achieve your power goal?

Basically what I'm getting at is, if you're a lifetime owner of the car, wanting BIG power, and probably will go beyond that power goal eventually, you should probably buy something like ARH, SW, or Kooks. If you don't plan on keeping the car past 10 years, then something like Texas Speed, OBX, and SP are more than adequate. If you are planning on going BIG power (>600rwhp) or will eventually get there then you should probably get 2" primaries, otherwise 1 7/8" primaries will definitely get the job done. If you plan on auto cross where you need low end power and high end power you may want to pick stepped headers (1 3/4" into 1 7/8" primaries) or tri Y headers (research Z/28 headers, they're a cross between tri Y and shorty manifolds). Pretty much all brands will yield near the same amount of power +/- 5rwhp due to the fact that they all have a very similar design and function nearly identically. Some early editions of 5th gen Camaro headers were made without a merge spike which you want because it helps encourage exhaust flow away from the engine. This tip is if you buy used from someone.

Good luck with your choice and happy modding!!
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Old 04-21-2018, 09:59 PM   #16
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We're all happy to help! Just remember we all have our own opinions on what is best and what will be the best combo.

Here's a few questions to ask yourself about your build:
- How long do you typically keep cars?
- How long do you plan on keeping your Camaro? (Is this time longer than your typical vehicle ownership?)
- How much power do you plan on going with?
- Knowing yourself, would you go beyond your power plans eventually?
- What supporting mods will get you to your power goal?
- Will choice "X" allow you to achieve your end power goals or will you have to buy the same part again to achieve your power goal?

Basically what I'm getting at is, if you're a lifetime owner of the car, wanting BIG power, and probably will go beyond that power goal eventually, you should probably buy something like ARH, SW, or Kooks. If you don't plan on keeping the car past 10 years, then something like Texas Speed, OBX, and SP are more than adequate. If you are planning on going BIG power (>600rwhp) or will eventually get there then you should probably get 2" primaries, otherwise 1 7/8" primaries will definitely get the job done. If you plan on auto cross where you need low end power and high end power you may want to pick stepped headers (1 3/4" into 1 7/8" primaries) or tri Y headers (research Z/28 headers, they're a cross between tri Y and shorty manifolds). Pretty much all brands will yield near the same amount of power +/- 5rwhp due to the fact that they all have a very similar design and function nearly identically. Some early editions of 5th gen Camaro headers were made without a merge spike which you want because it helps encourage exhaust flow away from the engine. This tip is if you buy used from someone.

Good luck with your choice and happy modding!!
This nails it.
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