installing headers

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by newcheylover, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. zigger215

    zigger215 Member 2 Years 500 Posts

    If you have a custom tuning shop with a good reputation...yes. But I also did the custom tune by lew with my diable intune and I gotta say, first of all, the dude is a wizard and my truck rips, secondly, getting a tuner and tune from lew isn't expensive compared to want some shops want for a custom tune.
  2. TimTom64b

    TimTom64b Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    I believe so... Though you'll have to find a shop that can do it. To me I went with the tried and true diablo product.
  3. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I have true duals on my colorado, and It's loud as hell and I love it!!! long tube headers, into straight 2 1/2" pipes, into dual SLP loudmouth mufflers, turned down under cab..
  4. newcheylover

    newcheylover Member 1 Year

    alright. also if i were to put shorty headers on and just run tubes down would that work as well or would long tube headers be the better choice?
  5. zigger215

    zigger215 Member 2 Years 500 Posts

    Still doesn't mean it's good for the engine...
  6. inthesticks

    inthesticks New Member

    Something to note about long and short tube headers..

    Long tube (as someone else said) will perk up the low RPM area moreso than the high RPM area) they will still help in high rpm's but a greater amount in low RPM.

    Short tube will be the opposite a more pronounced gain in the high end.

    Here's the big difference, SOUND, the long tube will have more of bigblock "Throat" , where as the short tube, will be more of the 12 grand formula one "buzz".

    If you are NOT "building" the engine, and only want a per $ price HP increase, BOTH styles will help, the BIG difference will be the sound you want...........

    Greg In Brandon, Manitoba
  7. BlackSmoke*

    BlackSmoke* Member 1 Year

  8. newcheylover

    newcheylover Member 1 Year

    Thanks to all I understand it a little better now
  9. TimTom64b

    TimTom64b Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    I went with the long tube headers... I wanted the more low end torque boost... Wanted something definately noticeable in the seat of your pants...:)))
  10. zigger215

    zigger215 Member 2 Years 500 Posts

    Some from the video that was posted, the summit rep said shorties give better low end torque and long tubes give better mid range and top end...did I miss something here?

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