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Old 08-13-2011, 09:38 AM
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Hey guys, and gals!

I was just wondering what your guys' opinions are on the header-cat situation. I was thinking either get the 2.5" ZZP catted downpipe, and the ZZP front PLOG... OR going with a set of Speed Daddy headers. The headers would be cheaper, but I might have to have a shop install them because of the back one.

I would really like to do the headers, but I'm honestly kindof afraid of the back header, Also, will I lose low end torque with the headers? I've heard yes and no to this question.

Old 08-13-2011, 01:35 PM
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Tyler, I think headers depend more with what future mods do you want to have. If you are doing a S/C top swap or a turbo charger, go for headers and a 3" ZZP Down Pipe.

If you are staying Naturally Aspirated, a 2.5" ZZP DownPipe and a PLOG would be fine. Granted, the PLOG is pretty pricey these days, but it's because ZZP is selling just stainless now. You could also check other 3800-based forums for people selling used PLOGs (but the older ones are known for having welds crack).

You can hit my web site, link below, and see some info about my mods (as I am using a PLOG and a 2.5" ZZP Downpipe with high flow cat).
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:57 PM
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Headers have a downpipe, so you don't need to buy a downpipe if you go headers.

But I agree. If you are staying N/A I wouldn't bother with headers.
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