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should i go straight pipes?

are straight pipes worth it? if so what is a good brand that makes it sound good and is there a diff between short headers and long headers?
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Straight pipes will sound like ass. Will also likely drone.

Shorties - easy install, some are SMOG legal, better then stockers

Long tubes - hard install, not street legal, better exhaust note and louder, good HP gains.

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Straight pipes sound like ass, and are a newb mistake. Get some quality mufflers that you like.

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Heck, just replacing mid-pipes get you more HP.

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A good open muffler like a spintech or loudmouth will get the loudness kind of like a straight pipe, but will help balance out the sound. Exhaust systems are made with specific characteristics to get a certain sound or decibel level or back pressure. Putting straight pipes in instead of a muffler really changes that for the worse.
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