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Long tube headers or y-pipe?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by branct06, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Feb 2, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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    branct06

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    ok i am debating whether to get the DT long tube headers or the DT y-pipe, what will give me better performance? I only want to eliminate one set of cats so you can see my problem, i would get both but i want to be able to pass emissions...
     
  2. Feb 2, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    tacoskim

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    depends if u got emissions. its easier to swap out a y-pipe to pass for emissions than it is to replace ur headers to get tested. u can alway get short tubes and keep the 1st pair of cats and get the y-pipe.
     
  3. Feb 2, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    i thought about that too, do you know about the performance the y pipe has to offer?
     
  4. Feb 2, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    i felt like i gain a bit with the y-pipe in the high end. it just feels like it breaths alot better than when it was restricted
     
  5. Feb 2, 2009 at 4:59 PM
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    how does it sound and have you gotten emissions done with it on
     
  6. Feb 2, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    I would do the Headers. Unless you cant get pass emissions. But with the O2 simulator and your second set of Cats still in place, you should pass.

    I have the URD Y-pipe. They are awesome. But, I feel that the gains I felt were from already having Headers.. I have the same headers Tacoskim has, JBA shorties. Will be getting DTLT's in a couple days.

    But yeah, for best performance = long tubes. Y-Pipe, will compliment the scavenging that your headers promote..
     
  7. Feb 2, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    long tubes it is, can they be installed without having to pull the engine?
     
  8. Feb 2, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    now im second guessing myself, im lookin at doing shorty headers with the y- pipe
     
  9. Feb 2, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    good idea?
     
  10. Feb 2, 2009 at 6:42 PM
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    I installed my JBA's twice myself. Took only 1/2 hr second time. No pulling engine. The DTLT's are easier from what I hear. Plus no cats give you more room to work with.

    You will not regret it. 4 more days, and URD gets my money:D

    BTW, right now it's free shipping on the long tubes + $5 for O2 Sim. Best deal yet.
     
  11. Feb 3, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    im going with the DTLT
     
  12. Feb 14, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    does urd ship those overseas?
     
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