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shorty vs long tube headers

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Accessories' started by mashburn, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. mashburn

    mashburn Rockstar

    other than the length whats the differance in the two? is one better than other?
  2. JennaBear

    JennaBear Rockstar 100 Posts

    LTs flow much better, the shortys are not too far off from stock.
  3. Greg84

    Greg84 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Shorty's are usually easier to install and some are emissions legal. Long tubes are almost never emissions legal because they move or eliminate catalytic converters, and make sure no small children are around when you install them unless you want them to learn some new choice words.
  4. adam0285

    adam0285 Rockstar

    One of the biggest differences between shortys and long tube headers is cost. I bought the dynatech long tube headers with the y-pipe and hi-flow catalytic converters for 1,500. I could have picked up any number of shortys for less thant 400. It was worth the cost to me cuz the truck sounds great and the install wasn't awful.

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