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Shorty Headers

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by SMG26, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Jul 26, 2009 at 5:36 PM
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    SMG26

    SMG26 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I want to get some shorty headers for my truck. I want to know which brand is better and what will give me more performance JBA or Doug Thorley. I know the long tubes will give me the best performance gains but I do not think I will pass emissions.
     
  2. Jul 27, 2009 at 9:16 AM
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    roxspin72

    roxspin72 Enjoying my addiction

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    DTLT Headers are by far the best in performance and quality. I would like to say that there shorties are the same, but cant since I never owned them.

    On another Note, PM me if you think you might want a used pair of JBA shorties already welded to the CAT's.

    There are mixed reviews on the JBA's. I will never look back now that I have DTLT. But for someone on the fence, and may want to save some cash, my JBA's are available.
     
  3. Aug 4, 2009 at 6:23 PM
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    CW23

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    how did u like ur JBA shortys? ill have mine soon
     
  4. Aug 7, 2009 at 6:25 PM
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    roxspin72

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    Descent sound, not so much gains...
     
  5. Aug 8, 2009 at 9:17 AM
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    bermise

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    Roxspin, what about your low end torque and power. I have some DT long tubes sitting in my closet buy I am considering exchanging for the DT shorties. I know a guy locally, thay says he feels the lost power in regular driving and accelerating but feels the high end gain, when really punching it. I just want more torque and power than stock, with no losses.
     
  6. Aug 8, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    roxspin72

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    IMHO, I would go Long tubes. The shorties are too much hassle as far as install goes. You will not notice the low end loss unless you have a superior AIS Dyno...:eek:

    Plus, I hope everyone is aware that HP is not a limiting factor when it comes to off roading... That is a Gear & traction issue.

    As far as daily driver, just don't be heavy on the far right pedal, unless you want to appreciate them upper RPM gains:D __________________
     
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