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Tudds 01-01-2012 10:18 AM

HEMI Headers - Are they worth it?
 
I was looking to get some ARH headers for my 5.7 05 GC. For anyone that has them did they increase the power noticeably?
I have the gibson catback and most people say it increased power but I'm 99% sure it just made it louder.

Any feedback would be great, thank you.

Escape 01-01-2012 01:09 PM

Re: HEMI Headers - Are they worth it?
 
Do you have any other mods that would need the longtubes?

They are a PIA to install if you do it yourself and if you pay a shop they are going to charge you a pretty penny for the install!

If you have other mods (turbo supercharger 392/426) that would benefit from the LT's then go for it. If not I'd save the cash.

Tudds 01-01-2012 02:00 PM

Re: HEMI Headers - Are they worth it?
 
Arh is going to install them and im going to trade a car plus cash for them so it's not full price. I had just long tubes on my ls1 camaro and it really woke the car up

Escape 01-01-2012 02:08 PM

Re: HEMI Headers - Are they worth it?
 
With a good tune you will like them a lot.

jeepgcoman 01-02-2012 03:48 PM

Re: HEMI Headers - Are they worth it?
 
With a complete (headers and catback) low restriction system, you should gain ~30 or so hp. Like Escape says, other mods on top of this will yield more gains than they would without the good exhaust system. IMO, it's something to build on if you plan on keeping it. The custom headers on mine were one of the last mods. I had planned though. Only other thing I've done is add a better cam (CMR tune is next), and then I'll probably pretty much quit, unless something breaks, or I can justify major engine work. If you're not laying out a lot of $$$, I'd say go for it.

FlyinRyan 01-03-2012 02:51 PM

Re: HEMI Headers - Are they worth it?
 
^^^^ What they said.

DaBigBone 01-03-2012 03:38 PM

Re: HEMI Headers - Are they worth it?
 
Let me know how it goes. I've been thinking about some for my Jeep as well.

JDubya 01-05-2012 11:13 AM

Re: HEMI Headers - Are they worth it?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DaBigBone (Post 544805)
Let me know how it goes. I've been thinking about some for my Jeep as well.

Ditto. I've also considered SRT8 exhaust manifolds as a cheaper/easier upgrade

DaBigBone 01-05-2012 11:22 AM

Re: HEMI Headers - Are they worth it?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JDubya (Post 545997)
Ditto. I've also considered SRT8 exhaust manifolds as a cheaper/easier upgrade

Never thought of that..

JDubya 01-05-2012 11:29 AM

Re: HEMI Headers - Are they worth it?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DaBigBone (Post 546000)
Never thought of that..

yeah they're definitely an improvement over the stock log manifolds on the 5.7L

here are some photos from 555ctsv comparing the two

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...i/IMG_1189.jpg

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...i/IMG_1190.jpg

DaBigBone 01-05-2012 11:33 AM

Re: HEMI Headers - Are they worth it?
 
Wow. They a direct swap?

JDubya 01-05-2012 11:46 AM

Re: HEMI Headers - Are they worth it?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DaBigBone (Post 546017)
Wow. They a direct swap?

I think they just require a little trimming of the trans housing

555ctsv has a lot of info in his headers project thread: http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=11111


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