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Old 04-23-2016, 08:10 PM   #1
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long or short headers

i drive an 04 ram 1500 5.7hemi with maganflow but ill probably be straightpiping from cats back. my question is whats the difference between the two? do they actually add power? which adds more. and do i need to do anything extra with longtubes? im sure the answer is more simple than the 50 questions. thanks!

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Get long tubes and you will love it. Shorty headers are good for over 6500rpm is only real advantage and I'm sure you won't be doing that anytime soon. Long tubes give you a ton of bottom end power.
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what would happen with my cats? remove em? if so wont check engine come on? move them back? anything else i would need to know about long tubes? which ill probably do
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You can move them back or remove them.
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will removing throw an engine code?
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Sometimes yes sometimes no. You can also tune them out with a hand held tuner
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last question, good brand? my buddy said pacesetters are a no-no
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I am drawing a blank on the name you should get lol I run headman but there is a better set out there now.
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I got the Obx long tube SS headers found on ebay. Very good quality for about $500. They come with either an uncatted y-pipe or a catted pipe for a coupla hundred more. they sound and look great.
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Get long tubes and you will love it. Shorty headers are good for over 6500rpm is only real advantage and I'm sure you won't be doing that anytime soon. Long tubes give you a ton of bottom end power.
I'm not sure about that statement. Shorty's for stock direct replacement and low end torque. Long tube's for higher rpm, some lost of torque off idle. I've moved my cats around some and been lucky with no dtc's. But if you do get a dtc you can do as Keith as said and Tune it off. Also been using Pacesetter's for about 5 years without issues. Whatever you buy, make sure you get coated ones as they last much longer than uncoated.
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