Another headers/exhaust thread...

Discussion in 'Performance' started by fozzi58, Mar 12, 2019 at 1:54 PM.

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  1. fozzi58

    fozzi58 Full Access Member

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    OK so now after my pipe dreams of buying an off the shelf 1k HP Burb have died down, its time to get serious about an exhaust mod. Looking for headers and exhaust.

    2017 5.3 BB Tune and aFe CAI.

    Headers
    Seems like all the threads I searched on our forums point to the ARH 1 7/8 long tubes. I'm sticking with cats but will be getting a better collector Y pipe, etc. Is the consensus still with AHR over Kooks? I only ask cause I have kooks stepped headers on my TA and they are nice. I also read on another thread that the kooks don't have as much clearance as the ARH's.

    Going to spend the cash and go for the ceramic coated to try and keep the temps down under the hood.

    Exhaust
    I called up Corsa and they DO NOT have a touring part number available for sale to the masses. Apparently the touring part is only available through GM and they are tacking another $150 just to slap the GM name on there.

    I'm considering the Borla 3" touring system. I had a Gibson setup on my Old Ram p/u and that was nice but a bit of a drone at highway speeds. I can't be killing the in-cabin quietness so the sport models are out of the question.

    Final Thoughts
    Also I am probably going boosted down the road - just not now. Probably a stage 2 cam and heads as well but thats for another spring.

    Thoughts on the combo for the truck?
     
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    While I would not go with extensive exhaust modifications on their own, other than for tone enhancement, it can make a lot of sense in concert with a supercharger. I'd go full exhaust such as from Kooks.
     
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    I've had great experience with Kooks long tubes in the past. I had some 1- 7/8" Long Tubes on my old trailblazer SS that was my DD, and even after 100K+ miles they were holding up great, no cracks, no holes, no broken welds or etc. Great product.

    Kook, ARH, Stainless Works... I really don't think you can go wrong, it'll most likely come down to personal preference and I'm sure you'll find equally happy users of each.

    Also, I wouldn't steer away from the Corsa, even if you got a "sport" you can always add a resonator and they sound great! Reduces tone to more of a "touring" level and typically cleans up the sound.
     

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