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long tubes will consistently outperform shorties.. it has to do with the velocity of exhaust from engine..longer tube, more velocity to the collector,and actually scavenges the other tubes .... every dyno test I ve seen shows this to be true, the long tubes produce more hp and torque than shorties ....shorties are easier to fit in tight places and are better than iron manifolds
 

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buster,
Are you looking to hook up your existing exhaust to shorty headers that you already have or are you trying to figure out which type to buy?
Given the choice of shorty or long tube headers, I would go long tube (coated). Either way, the local muffler shop can weld up flanges to mate them together.
 

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buster,
Are you looking to hook up your existing exhaust to shorty headers that you already have or are you trying to figure out which type to buy?
Given the choice of shorty or long tube headers, I would go long tube (coated). Either way, the local muffler shop can weld up flanges to mate them together.
Right now I have Hooker long tube headers, the right side is right against the idler arm. I was thinking of getting shorty headers and a 2.5 exhaust system from CC but was not sure if the exhaust system would bolt to the shorty headers without cutting and fitting them. Plus it should make it easier if I would have to work on the starter motor. Losing a few HP doesn't concern me, I'm not racing it.
 

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Right now I have Hooker long tube headers, the right side is right against the idler arm. I was thinking of getting shorty headers and a 2.5 exhaust system from CC but was not sure if the exhaust system would bolt to the shorty headers without cutting and fitting them. Plus it should make it easier if I would have to work on the starter motor. Losing a few HP doesn't concern me, I'm not racing it.
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Right now I have Hooker long tube headers, the right side is right against the idler arm. I was thinking of getting shorty headers and a 2.5 exhaust system from CC but was not sure if the exhaust system would bolt to the shorty headers without cutting and fitting them. Plus it should make it easier if I would have to work on the starter motor. Losing a few HP doesn't concern me, I'm not racing it.

How can you say that? I had to go wash MY mouth and ears out with soap after I read it!
 
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