93 2.3 MTX BOLTED OUT!
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: in my car pretty much
Re: whats the difference between long headers and short headers?
experiement with the pipe sizes but buy parts permernatly once.
do u want to run cats or not, flowmasters?
anything sounds better on a flow master, or your money back!
if you dont want to re-do exhaust systems every time you have an emissions inspection, "if this applys to your region" it might be better to run it legal.
alot of times performace parts can be wraped up into nice bundles, look pretty and sound like there gona sound good.
its not all always junk or a rip off and if you got the cache buy a package.
if you wnana save money and add a custom touch dont buy pipes just parts.
in my opinion, to save $, sum time and balance low end and hi end power, and go to sleep knowing youve got almost every horse from your exhaust, this is what i would do.
keep in mind on sum veichles it can be near impossible to run a tru dual and still keep each bank balanced.
do a little more reasearch and find out if the long vs. short header is because of any interfearence issues, like the mm on the auto version of said car is in the way so u have to run a short header, stuff like that.
enshure your headers have properly placed o2 sensor(s) and egr capaiblitys "if this applys to you" and make shure they have been timed correctly for exhaust pulses to basicly pull eachother out.
run a single 2 3/4 - 2 1/2 inch pipe "depending on the size of the header exit" of each bank to its own cat.
a good performaning cat ive seen used on many many cars, that will be "for them" a hi performance cat, and just 1 even on larger v6's
is the cat of a 96-98 toyota supra non turbo, with inlet on side.
this is vital, it needs to suk down more air under higher rpm's to burn excess fuel faster, more efficently and lightens the air, and actualy helps pull exhaust out. and its only $60
then as far away as possible from the cat give each bank its own flowmaster, but use a reducer pipe to loose up tp a half inch in pipe size to each flowmaster. enshure the flowmaster is correctly sized inlet to match the reducer pipe. this will cause slightly more force, and velicity through the muffler increasing the low notes of the rumble. this may also help with sum back pressure, for your city streets, at the cost of so little hp you wont even notice. and get a flowmaster from the **delta series. $40-60
as they have extreeme exhaust scaverging, a must for your aplication.
sorry no time for a spell check but this way would definatly be less than $500
id be willing to say you wont break $250 if you do it right the first time.