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have around a grand to drop headers or catback first?

Hello fellow goats. Well ny birtday is coming up. Haha. Wanted to put some stuff into my goat. Have around 1k to spend. Should I do slp longtubes and high flow cats. Or should i do a corsa catback/ slp LM with a varam intake.

With headers. Do I need a tune for it at first. Or can i put it off a lil.

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You should get a tune with headers.

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Ummm. That would be well over my limit. The header with cats are already 1,200. Max limit for me. Haha. I'm only 21 With 3 car payments ( 06 GTO , 06 Charger Daytona R/T , 03 GmC 2500hd Duramax) a house and a wife haha

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I would wait to do a complete system, intake, LT headers, catback and tune. Intake, shorty headers (catless mids), resonator delete (h pipe) with tune could be around 1,200 and would give decent gains. LT's will yield far greater gains, but only as a system and with a tune. Once you have done this mod, many others will follow, plan as a piece of the total mod package.
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With that many commitments, I'd put the money in the bank.
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^^^^ What he said. Sadly a grand really isn't much to drop on these cars.

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If you contact Maryland Speed, they can get you headers mid pipes and axle backs. I am sure you could get Pacesetters coated LT, mid pipes and an axle back for that amount. Or you can do throttle body spacer ($75), cold air intake ($125) and pacesetter LT and mids (about $750).
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I like the pacesetters. The price is very good. But with the cattles mids am I going to loss power bc of it throwing codes..... We don't have emesshon test wear I live.

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I like the pacesetters. The price is very good. But with the cattles mids am I going to loss power bc of it throwing codes..... We don't have emesshon test wear I live.
The only code your going to throw is the rear O2s. They only test for you cats. They do not have anything to do with how the engine runs.

If your dead set on added some power and loudness do long tubes(Pacesetter or OBX in your budget) and a tune.

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Look at JBA LTs as well.

Current: MGW-p, H-pipe, SS OTRCAI, Lovell rear springs, Eliminator shocks and Pioneer AVH-P3300BT, JBA LTs+catless mids, Drilled/Slotted rotors, Kooks Afterburners, catch can & Tune Next: ??? Wish list: Intake & TB, modest cam, UDP, gears
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