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Old 09-14-2013, 06:04 PM   #1
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Kicking around a few mod ideas

I'd like to add a couple of mods to my 13 SS but want to keep it realistic. I'm thinking about a small nitrous kit (in another thread) but am also considering an exhaust system. I'm thinking about shorty headers and keeping everything else stock. I don't like loud exhaust systems (at all) I really like a low rumble type of sound (more of a deep, tight sound). I don't want to spend the money on LT's and high flow cats. I'd also consider a nice axle back system if it changes the sound to what I'm looking for. Will shorty headers help with the sound? If so which brand would you pick?
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:39 PM   #2
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You could get a set of TSP headers for around $500! thats better performance and around the same price as a set of shorties that will not do anything for you. Plus they sound amazing!
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:53 PM   #3
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Get long tubes or high flow cats. Shortys with stock cats will do nothing, if that's what you were thinking. Long tubes with stock catback actually sounds really good and would not be loud.
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:41 PM   #4
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I'd like to add a couple of mods to my 13 SS but want to keep it realistic. I'm thinking about a small nitrous kit (in another thread) but am also considering an exhaust system. I'm thinking about shorty headers and keeping everything else stock. I don't like loud exhaust systems (at all) I really like a low rumble type of sound (more of a deep, tight sound). I don't want to spend the money on LT's and high flow cats. I'd also consider a nice axle back system if it changes the sound to what I'm looking for. Will shorty headers help with the sound? If so which brand would you pick?
Shorty's will do a little bit for sound, but they are not worth much else. In My opinion, they are not a very good bang for the buck. I suggest looking into a good set of long tubes. Kooks are excellent and are what we use most of the time, but Stainless Power makes a great option for those on a tight budget.

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Old 09-16-2013, 02:53 PM   #5
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If you don't want to get into long tube headers look into a set of high flow cats. We carry JBA and Solo high flow cats that are a direct replacement for the factory units. They offer actual power gains and a nice bump in sound. They are one of the biggest points of restriction on the factory exhaust. It's a nice cost effective mod that doesn't effect drivability and would work fine with a shot of nitrous for a killer sleeper!
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:15 PM   #6
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I'd like to add a couple of mods to my 13 SS but want to keep it realistic. I'm thinking about a small nitrous kit (in another thread) but am also considering an exhaust system. I'm thinking about shorty headers and keeping everything else stock. I don't like loud exhaust systems (at all) I really like a low rumble type of sound (more of a deep, tight sound). I don't want to spend the money on LT's and high flow cats. I'd also consider a nice axle back system if it changes the sound to what I'm looking for. Will shorty headers help with the sound? If so which brand would you pick?
Shorties will improve sound a bit but you will not see much of a performance gain. Doing high flow cats will add some more sound and provide some gains as well. An axle back would also be another option for improving sound but, again, don't expect much in terms of performance gains.
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:07 PM   #7
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If you want performance gain and the sound you're looking for, consider a set of LT Headers and your Stock Exhaust. Than you can still do your nitrous kit but you are maximizing your gains. Car will run better in general, and have the added power SHORTIES WILL NOT give you.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:17 PM   #8
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What everyone said. I did shorties and JBA hiflows and go 20 hp.With hiflows getting 15-20 alone alleged, you can see how much shorties arw worth.Sound went up 30% or so over my outlaw axelback
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:17 PM   #9
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I appreciate the ideas. I may look into the high flow cats to start with.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:15 PM   #10
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But then if you want headers your gonna take a loss on the cats, they eint cheap. To maximize your n02 kit your gonna need headers. Like birm said you can get a set of Lt's and keep your stock exhaust. It's really not bad at all.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:43 AM   #11
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Personally if you want sound and performance you'll want long tube...Kooks is who I'd suggest. They've got a great set of headers for the Camaro..We love Kooks around here, very good quality product.
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:34 PM   #12
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I just put Kooks LT's and hi-flow cats on with my stock LS3 exhaust.....fn-mazin'..best single performance/sound mod out there....tinkle tinkle tinkle swoosh..braaaaaaaaaaa
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:28 PM   #13
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