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Currently produced Headers for the 94-96 LT1/L99 cars.

*If you have a header, current or discontinued, or info that should be added or corrected, Please PM me!!

This is for Parts reference only. These might not be the cheapest locations to get them. Figure prices as a ball park. Also some offer options such as EGR, AIR, Hook-up pipes, Cats, different coating types.

*Note that some offer the option bolt in, some don't. Prices will be given for both if possible.



Header Parts of interest

*Header gaskets, for the head flange.*


Earls Pressure Masters

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/EAR-29DD3BERL/

For Tri-Y, Budget heads, Quad-1's, or Long Tube Headers. Generally regarded as the BEST sealing, and lasting header gasket. There is a metal frame that the header and head sandwich. There is a soft Material "insert" that does the actual sealing. These inserts are replaceable, and the frames can be reused. Might be a good idea to get extra inserts incase you have to remove the headers, and the inserts won't re seal. There are other options, but these are very proven. In many cases, you only have to retighten the header bolts once, with these gaskets. Other gaskets tend to require tightening a few more times after heat cycles. *note that they are a THICK gasket, and might cause header to frame clearances on some headers, such as the Flowtechs. If this happens, you might try a thinner gasket, such as felpro's, mr gasket, percy's, etc.


Earls are not your only options. I will be adding other options as I get the correct part #'s sent to me.



*Header bolts*

Summit Part #

ARP 400-1210

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ARP-400-1210/

Thread Size: 3/8-16 in.
Head Style: External 12-point
Underhead Length (in): 1.000 in.
Underhead Length (mm): 25mm
Fastener Material: Stainless steel
Fastener Finish: Natural


They have 12pt 5/16" heads. More clearance to get socket or box end wrench around. Why buy 12 when for the same price you can get 16 ( just incase you lose one)


Afterburner Hook-up Pipe options from Clear Image Automotive.

http://www.clearimageautomotive.com/Other%20header%20accessories.htm

Hook-up pipes you can fab to your catback: $100

Custom "X" cross over that bolts directly to the Headers: $250


Export Pipes/Cat delete pipes from Focuztech: $210

http://www.focuztech.com/xcart/produ...rt-style-pipes

Export pipes you can use to delete the cat pipes on your car. goes in place of the manifold to catback pipes, that have the Cats in them.


EGR Delete plates

http://www.clearimageautomotive.com/...ccessories.htm



Headers

*Note that if they are not coated, they are either Raw steel, or painted. If they are painted, the paint tends to burn off. The paint is intended to keep them from rusting in their box. Unless the headers are Stainless, it is strongly urged that you have a coating on them. And even then, there are different grades of stainless. some better than others in terms of retaining heat, and not rusting. The coating does three things. 1. Keeps the heat in the headers, to protect other items under the hood, like wiring, sensors, spark plug wires, A/C lines, etc. 2. Protect the headers from rusting. 3. Potentially help the car produce more power by retaining heat.

There are different types of headers, for different situations. Some locations require your headers to be C.A.R.B. Emissions Legal. Some retain the factory Cat pipes, and Cats in the stock location, and some bolt right to the factory cat pipes. Some require custom pipes to bolt to the factory Catback, and Some offer it as an option.

There are also different headers from a performance standpoint, such as shorty's, mid length, long tube, Tri-Y, or 4-1.

It is generally accepted that long tubes are the way to go for the most performance, and that the only reason to use shorties is if your emissions test requires it, or you just can't bring yourself to use a non bolt-in setup, an can't afford the lng tubes that offer true bolt in. It is also generally Accepted that Tri-Y's will make the most power until around 5000-5500 RPM, and then past that 4-1 headers will make more power.



Summit Performance Headers: $90


http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-G9001/

Painted, check next listed. These look like JUST like the black jack headers.


Summit Performance Headers, Coated: $190

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-G9001-9/

Long Tube, 1 5/8", 3" collector, steel, coated, require custom hook-up pipes to the factory catback (See Note), No O2 sensor bungs. I'm 99% sure these are the same as dynomax's 85001/86001's. There was a guy who does many LT1 builds, claiming they will fit. I have Sucessfully installed a set of these. I am still not 100% done. Link below.


Dynomax Black Jack headers: $130

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/WLK-85001/

Painted, check next listed.


Dynomax Headers, Coated: $325

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/WLK-86001/

Long Tube, 1 5/8", 3" collector, steel, coated, require custom hook-up pipes to the factory catback (See Note), No O2 sensor bungs, Minor fitment issues on some cars. Sometimes hits the passengers side frame rail, which could require minor grinding of the weld bead. May require clearancing the brace on that side as well.


Flowtech Afterburner Headers: $186

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/BIG-49100FLT/

Painted. Check next listing.


Flowtech Afterburner Headers, coated: $326

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/BIG-49100/

Long Tube, 1 5/8", 3" collector, steel, coated, require custom hook-up pipes to the factory catback (See Note), No O2 sensor bungs, unless purchased from Jet Hot, Minor fitment issues on some cars. Sometimes hits the passengers side frame rail, which could require minor grinding of the weld bead.

*Note: Clear Image Auto now offers Custom hook-up pipes to the factory catback. But they do require some Fabrication. They also offer a Custom "X" Cross over that bolts directly to them. See parts of interest.


Grottyhan Headers: $550

http://www.impalassforum.com/vBullet...d.php?t=223739

Long tube, 1 3/4", 3" collector, steel. These are Grott copy's. They are not exactly the same, but quite close. These can be had coated, I think. You will need some custom made hook-up pipes. I don't have a site, but Mike Harris shared the info in the link above.


BBK Shorty Headers, coated: $510

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/BBK-15950/

Shorty Header, 1 5/8", 2.5" collector, Steel, coated. Bolts to stock catpipes with a piece welded on for both sides.


Edelbrock TES Headers, coated: $520

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/EDL-66033/

Coated, check next listing.


Edelbrock TES Headers, coated: $560

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/EDL-66032/

Shorty Header, 1 5/8", 2.5" collector, Stainless Steel, coated. Bolts to stock catpipes with a piece welded on for the pass side.


Hooker Super Comp Headers: $386

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/HOK-2063HKR/

Painted. Check next listing


Hooker Super Comp Headers, Coated: $616

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

Shorty Header, 1 3/4", 3" collector, Steel, Coated. Bolts to the stock cat pipes.


Headman Street Headers: $412

http://www.jegs.com/i/Hedman/500/68700/10002/-1

Painted, check next listing.


Headman Street Headers, coated: $643

http://www.jegs.com/i/Hedman/500/68706/10002/-1

Shorty Header, 1 5/8", 2.5" collector, steel, coated, bolts to the stock catpipes.
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RAISS, Tri-Y's, Pypes X pipe, Spintech Prostreets, 3000 Edge, 3.73's, Eaton Posi, and the rest of the Bolt-ons. Fried #7 Ring.

And 5 other LT1 B-body's... Is there Rehab for this Sh*t?

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Clear Image Automotive

Clear Image Automotive Is a Supporting Member Of this Forum. Without them, we wouldn't have so many great offerings still being made. You would have the currently still produced shorty headers, or try and find out of production long tubes. They were the driving force behind having the Tri-Y Headers, and Quad-1 Headers Designed, and produced. They Continue to offer new products for the Impala SS, and B-body community.

*Note: Any Header CIA produces, can also be special ordered to fit the LO3 & LO5 engines(91-93 cars).



Clear Image Automotive Budget Headers: $275

Clear Image Automotive Budget Headers, coated: $430

http://www.clearimageautomotive.com/budget%20headers.htm

Mid Length, 1 5/8", 3" collector, steel, Raw Steel unless coated. You have a # of options, such as EGR, & AIR fittings, 3-bolt flange full polish of the coating. Hook-up pipes, to the factory Catback: $145. with dumps for cut outs: $220. With Metallic core converters: $395.


Clear Image Automotive Tri-Y Headers: $575

Clear Image Automotive Tri-Y Headers, coated: $795

http://www.clearimageautomotive.com/...haust/TriY.htm

Mid Length, 1 5/8" into 2", 2.5" collector, steel, Raw Steel unless coated. You have a # of options such as AIR fittings. Hook-up pipes, to the factory Catback: $90. with dumps for cut outs: $250.
Check the site for other prices, and packages.

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Clear Image Automotive GEN II Tri-Y Headers: $745

Clear Image Automotive GEN II Tri-Y Headers, coated: $965

http://www.clearimageautomotive.com/...0II%20TriY.htm

Mid Length, 1 5/8" into 2", 2.5" collector, steel, Raw Steel unless coated. You have a # of options such as AIR fittings. Hook-up pipes, to the factory Catback: $100. with dumps for cut outs: $225.
Check the site for other prices, and packages.

Details coming


Clear Image Automotive Quad 1 Headers: $755

Clear Image Automotive Quad 1 Headers, coated: $1,050

http://www.clearimageautomotive.com/...aust/Quad1.htm

Long Tube, 1 5/8" or 1 3/4", 3" collector, steel, Raw Steel unless coated. You have a # of options such as 1 3/4" primary's, AIR fittings. Hook-up pipes, to the factory Catback: $125. with dumps for cut outs: $240.
Check the site for other prices, and packages.


Clear Image Automotive Pro Series Headers: Cost Unknown at this time. Roughly $1,500.

http://www.impalassforum.com/vBullet...d.php?t=238320

Long tube, 1 7/8" into "merge collectors". This is a Discussion thread, and pics of them. But I felt it was worth putting here for when they become available





Discontinued offerings.


Clear Image Automotive Tubular Headers

Shorty header that bolts directly to the stock Cat pipes. They were designed as a direct replacement over the Factory Manifolds. Originally they cost about as much as the Tri-Y's, which is part of the reason they were discontinued.


Borla Headers

I have no clue about them. If you have info, PM me about them.


SLP Headers

Shorty, 1 3/4", 3" collector, 50 state C.A.R.B. Legal. Regarded as one of the Best shorty Headers made. If you have info, PM me about them


AS&M Headers

Shorty headers


FLP Headers

Long Tube, 4-1 style, 1 3/4", 3" collector.


Grott Headers

Long Tube, 4-1 style. 1 3/4", 3" collector, coated, emissions ready with EGR, AIR. If you have info, PM me about them.
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96 DGGM Buick RMW 263k Stock Tranny

RAISS, Tri-Y's, Pypes X pipe, Spintech Prostreets, 3000 Edge, 3.73's, Eaton Posi, and the rest of the Bolt-ons. Fried #7 Ring.

And 5 other LT1 B-body's... Is there Rehab for this Sh*t?

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Focuztech


Focuztech Tri-Y headers: $500

Focuztech Tri-Y headers, coated: $750

http://www.focuztech.com/xcart/produ...impala-ss.html

Mid Length, 1 5/8" into 2", 2.5" collector, steel, coated. You have a # of options such as AIR fittings, EGR. Hook-up pipes, to the factory Catback: $90. with dumps for cut outs: $275. With High Flow Cats: $300


Focuztech Tri-Y headers, 409 Stainless: $700

Focuztech Tri-Y headers, 409 Stainless, coated: $925

http://www.focuztech.com/xcart/produ...impala-ss.html

Mid Length, 1 5/8" into 2", 2.5" collector, 409 stainless steel, coated. You have a # of options such as AIR fittings, EGR. Hook-up pipes, to the factory Catback: $80. with dumps for cut outs: $135. With High Flow Cats: $300


Focuztech Tri-Y headers, 304 Stainless: $1,100

Focuztech Tri-Y headers, 304 Stainless, coated: $1,325

http://www.focuztech.com/xcart/produ...impala-ss.html

Mid Length, 1 5/8" into 2", 2.5" collector, 304 stainless steel, coated. You have a # of options such as AIR fittings, EGR. Hook-up pipes, to the factory Catback: $80. with dumps for cut outs: $135. With High Flow Cats: $300


Focuztech Long Tube Headers: $575

Focuztech Long Tube Headers, coated: $825

http://www.focuztech.com/xcart/produ...s-caprice.html

Long Tube, 1 5/8", ?" collector, steel, coated. You have a # of options such as 1 3/4" primary's, AIR fittings, EGR, 409 or 304 Stainless Steel. Hook-up pipes, to the factory Catback: $80. with dumps for cut outs: $135. With High Flow Cats: $300


Focuztech Long Tube Headers, 409 stainless: $725

Focuztech Long Tube Headers, 409 stainless coated: $975

http://www.focuztech.com/xcart/produ...s-caprice.html

Long Tube, 1 5/8", ?" collector, 409 stainless steel, coated. You have a # of options such as 1 3/4" primary's, AIR fittings, EGR. Hook-up pipes, to the factory Catback: $80. with dumps for cut outs: $135. With High Flow Cats: $300


Focuztech Long Tube Headers, 304 stainless: $1,200

Focuztech Long Tube Headers, 304 stainless coated: $1,450

http://www.focuztech.com/xcart/produ...s-caprice.html

Long Tube, 1 5/8", ?" collector, 304 stainless steel, coated. You have a # of options such as 1 3/4" primary's, AIR fittings, EGR. Hook-up pipes, to the factory Catback: $80. with dumps for cut outs: $135. With High Flow Cats: $300


Focuztech RACE Long Tube Headers, 304 stainless: $1,400

Focuztech RACE Long Tube headers, 304 stainless coated: $1,650

http://www.focuztech.com/xcart/produ...s-caprice.html

Long Tube, 1 3/4", BIG smooth 3" collector, 304 stainless steel, coated. Not many options. But it looks to be a RACE only kinda header.
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RAISS, Tri-Y's, Pypes X pipe, Spintech Prostreets, 3000 Edge, 3.73's, Eaton Posi, and the rest of the Bolt-ons. Fried #7 Ring.

And 5 other LT1 B-body's... Is there Rehab for this Sh*t?

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Catbacks for the 94-96 LT1/L99 Sedans.


These might not be the cheapest prices, or only place to get them. The over the axle pipes can be modded to work on wagons, but will not bolt-in as-is.

*Note: Fleetwood owners. Any Impala SS system can be made to work. All you need to do is have about 6"-12" of pipe added to the cat to muffler pipes.

*Note: Parts for a 91-93 cars custom catback are included in "Parts of interest". Check the "215" catback note for details. Also, Tail pipe kits for the wagon are also included. If you wish to build your own custom system, or are on a very tight Budget, check the "Parts of Interest" for some cheaper options.



Complete bolt-in Catback Exhaust systems



Jeg's Catback: $255

http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/30410/10002/-1

2.5", Welded turbo mufflers, no resinators, no cross over, steel, stainless tips, clamps, hangers, hardware.


Hooker Super Comp Catback: $410

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=HOK%2D16837HKR&N= 700+4294908216+4294905598+4294924755+4294923429+42 94920008+115&autoview=sku

2.5", Hooker Aero Chamber, Welded Chambered mufflers - painted black, no resinators, no cross over, aluminized steel, 3" stainless tips, clamps, ties to factory hangers, hardware.


Pypes Violator Catback: $420

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

2.5", Pypes Violator, fiberglass filled Mufflers - stainless, no resinators, "Pypes" X pipe, aluminized steel, 9" long stainless tips, clamps, hangers, Hardware.


Pypes Street Pro Catback: $420

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

2.5", Pypes Street pro, fiberglass filled Mufflers - stainless, no resinators, "Pypes" X pipe, aluminized steel, 9" long stainless tips, clamps, hangers, Hardware.


Pypes Race Pro Catback: $420

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

2.5", Pypes Race Pro, fiberglass filled Mufflers - stainless, no resinators, "Pypes" X pipe, aluminized steel, 9" long stainless tips, clamps, hangers, Hardware.


Edelbrock RPM Catback: $440

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

2.5", SDT, Chambered Mufflers - coated stainless, no resinators, no cross over, aluminized steel, stainless tips, clamps, hangers, Hardware.


Dynomax Ultra Flow SS Catback: $522

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

2.5", Dynomax Ultra-flow, fiberglass mufflers - stainless, resinators, no cross over, aluminized steel, stainless tips, clamps, ties to factory hangers, Hardware.


Flowmaster American Thunder Catback: $656

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

2.25", Flowmaster 50 series SUV, Chambered mufflers - , no resinators, H pipe, aluminized steel, LONG stainless tips, clamps, ties to factory hangers, hardware.


Flowmaster Force III Catback: $716

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

2.25", Flowmaster 50 series SUV, Chambered mufflers - , resinators, H pipe, aluminized steel, stainless tips, clamps, ties to factory hangers, hardware.


Focuztech Magnumforce Catback: $700

http://www.focuztech.com/xcart/produ...ala-ss-25.html

2.5", Magnaflow, fiberglass filled mufflers - , no resonators, H pipe, aluminized steel, tips unknown, clamps unknown, tires to the factory hangers, hardware unknown.


Borla Catback: $970

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

2.25", Borla, mufflers - stainless , resinators, H pipe, stainless steel, stainless tips, clamps, ties to factory hangers, hardware.


Torque Tech Catback: $540

http://www.torquetechexh.com/gmbcatback.htm

2.5", Dynomax, mufflers -


Spintech Pro Street Catback: $680

Spintech Sportsman XL Catback: $710

http://www.spintechmufflers.com/spin...yer%20scan.jpg

http://www.spintechmufflers.com/spin...ntechindex.asp

2.5", Spintech Pro street or Sportsman XL, "chambered" mufflers - bare, no resinators, Dr Gas X pipe, aluminized steel(Available in Stainless), 30" long "Stealth" stainless tips, clamps, ties to factory hangers, hardware.

Spintech systems seam to be very hard to track down to order, or get pictures of.



Clear Image Auto Catback, 2.5" Pro Streets: $625

Clear Image Auto Catback, 2.5" Sportman XL's: $675

Clear Image Auto Catback, 3" Sportman XL's: $775

http://www.clearimageautomotive.com/...%20exhaust.htm

3", Spintech Sportsman XL, "chambered" mufflers - Bare, no resinators, Custom "X" Cross over, aluminized steel(Available in 304 Stainless), Long stainless "stealth" tips, ties to the factory hangers, some hardware. *Note, first two systems are 2.5", with either Pro Street, or Sportsman XL mufflers. Check site for details and shipping.


Clear Image Auto Catback, 2.5" Pro Streets, for the Flowtech Afterburner Headers: $625

Clear Image Auto Catback, 2.5" Sportsman XL's, for the Flowtech Afterburner Headers: $675

http://www.clearimageautomotive.com/...ccessories.htm

2.5", Spintech Pro Street or Sportsman XL, "chambered" mufflers - Bare, no resinators, Custom "X" Cross over, aluminized steel(Available in 304 Stainless), Long stainless "stealth" tips, ties to the factory hangers, some hardware. *Note, bolts Directly to the Afterburner Headers. Check site for details and shipping.
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RAISS, Tri-Y's, Pypes X pipe, Spintech Prostreets, 3000 Edge, 3.73's, Eaton Posi, and the rest of the Bolt-ons. Fried #7 Ring.

And 5 other LT1 B-body's... Is there Rehab for this Sh*t?

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Parts of Interest, & Build your own Catback parts.






"215" aka Frankenstein Catback: $215+ (realistically $250+)

215 Catback. Link is dead.

There is the link to the ORIGINAL thread. Consists of two, 2.5" Dynomax Intermediate pipes, two, 2.5" Summit turbo mufflers, and two, 2.5" Dynomax over the axle pipes. Then you just get some flanges for the cat to intermediate pipe, clamps, some hangers, Some extension pipe to the tips, tips of your choice, and your set. The Length of the dynomax Resonator, and tip is 23.25". So you would need a combination of pipe, and tips to make up that roughly 24", which is 2 feet. The way it is set up, you would have "stealth tips". If you want the Flowmaster style, where the tip is visible along the bottom of the fender, a minor modification might need to be made to bring the pipe outlet a bit lower. You could very easily add a universal H pipe kit. Or have a muffler shop add one.

*Here is a link to the Dynomax Catback parts list I made. The dynomax link stopped working. you can see the parts that were "stolen".

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n212/MrCadillac_Magnum/ISSF/215Catback.png

Part numbers:

WLK-45688 - 2.5" driver cat to muffler pipe
WLK-45687 - 2.5" pass cat to muffler pipe
WLK-54017 - 2.5" driver over the axle pipe
WLK-54016 - 2.5" pass over the axle pipe

SUM-630225 - 2.5" Summit Turbo Mufflers, Offset in, Offset out

*Note: You can always forget the over the axle pipes, and just have turn downs on the ends of the mufflers. Some guys do it to save weight, make it louder, save money, or to change the tone of the exhaust. Removing the over the axle pipes seams to make the tone a bit deeper, louder, and remove a bit of the snap to the exhaust. But on the flip side, if the mufflers ever thought of producing drone(that buzz like humming while you yawn), you will know it without the tail pipes. When you don't get the exhaust out from under the car, it tends to bounce back into the cabin.

*Note: For 91-93 Sedans, you can use the Passengers side pipes, a single muffler, and have a very nice single 2.5" catback. Or, you can run any LT1 catback, so long as you run some custom pipes from the manifolds/headers to the catback. You will need to modify the trans cross member by either cutting out a section, and welding a plate on the top, getting a tubular cross member(available from Clear Image Auto, among other places), or getting a 94-96 cross member, and mod the bolt holes to fit the 91-93 frame.


Build your own Catback, Muffler's: $40+ a pair

http://store.summitracing.com/egnsearch.asp?N=700+4294922710+4294923429+42949227 11+4294791975+4294791974+4294906131+4294906122+429 4904121+4294904125+115&Ns=P%5FSRE%5FDisplayPrice%7 C0

Here are some of your other 2.5" muffler options. Nearly any one of them will work with the four "215" catback pipe, so long as the offset is not off to the same side, and the inlet and outlet are not on the same side. 2.5" offset in, offset out. Some pipe might need to be trimmed off the cat to muffler pipes, if you have a larger case muffler(longer), such as the long case dynomax super turbo's.


Spintech Mufflers: $85-$120 each

http://www.spintechmufflers.com/spin...ntechindex.asp

order of loudest to quietest. 2.5", offset in, offset out.

Pro Shoot out's
6334 - Pro Street's
3334 - Sportsman Street's
3334XL - Sportsman Street XL's


Universal H pipe kit, 2.5": $35

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

2.5", H pipe, 2 center sections to pipe from, aluminized steel, clamps. This looks like a great kit for add an H pipe to a 2.5" catback you may already have, such as the Hooker Catback, or the "215" catback. I have used this kit before, and it works pretty good. An H pipe isn't as good as an X from a performance standpoint, but it's much better than no cross over. It will also even out the exhaust tone, and quiet it down slightly. A great idea if you are on a budget and want a cross over. For about $50 more tho, you could step up to the X pipe kit for an existing catback, or a pypes X pipe if you are still piecing a catback together.


Universal X pipe kit, 2.5": $85

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...art=SUM-642125

2.5", X pipe, 4 legs from the X, aluminized steel, clamps. This looks like a great kit for adding an X pipe to a 2.5" catback that you may already have, such as the Hooker Catback. Now if you are just piecing your catback together, such as a "215" catback, you would be better off to go with the Pypes Frankenstein Catback. Reason being, the 2 dynomax pipes, plus the universal X pipe kit ends up being about the same cost as Buying the Pypes X Pipe! So you would be saving yourself headaches, and time by using the pypes X pipe. An X pipe, from a performance stand point will boost power over an H, and quite a bit over no cross over. It will even out the tone, and quiet it down some. A bit more than an H will.


Pypes X pipe: $160

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

This the the cat to muffler section used on the Pypes Catback. 2.5", X pipe, aluminized steel.


Pypes X pipe Frankenstein Catback: $300+

Pypes X pipe from above, 2.5". Bolts directly to the Cat's. You can use your muffler of choice from the above options, 2.5" Offset in, Offset out, along with the Dynomax WLK-54017 - 2.5" driver over the axle pipe, & WLK-54016 - 2.5" pass over the axle pipe, extension pipe and tips of your choice. Check the "215" catback for details on extension & tip length. I feel that personally, this is the best budget performance option. You get an X pipe, mufflers of your choice, and tips off your choice.

*Note: check the Notes under the "215" catback


Clear Image Auto "True Flow Balance Pipe". "X" pipe: $265

http://www.clearimageautomotive.com/X-pipes.htm

*NOTE* This is not actually an X pipe. It is a different design that works similar to an X pipe, but does not physically take the X shape.

2.5" bolt in cross over. bolts to the factory cat pipes, and then you fit it to your mufflers of choice. Aluminized steel, available in stainless.


Wagon Tail Pipe kit: $205+

http://www.clearimageautomotive.com/...%20exhaust.htm

2.5", aluminized steel, stainless tips. Check the site for more info.



Parts for the Stock Exhaust



If you are on a very tight budget, just want to change the sound or can live with roughly 75% of the gains(power, and sound) over a full catback. Here are some options for you.

Information, and pics of WHY you should consider replacing the stock pipes is to come.

*Note: The stock pipes are 2.25" from the manifolds to the mufflers, and then 2" from the rear of the muffler to the bumper.


Muffler Delete

Parts needed for *one side*. Use the stock mufflers are a template for the length, and inlet/outlet placement.

Details coming after I check my setup

Removing the mufflers, and adding "straight pipe" is about the cheapest way to change the sound, and add some performance. You might be surprised how quiet at idle it is with this mod. It is rather loud at WOT, but overall sounds is very decent. The small 2" over the axle pipes, and resonators help keep it in check. Adding headers, and removing the Cats makes it very loud.


Muffler Replacement

http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...splayPrice%7C0

Here are some stock exhaust, muffler replacements. Nearly any one of them will work with the stock catback pipes, so long as the offset is not off to the same side, and the inlet and outlet are not on the same side. 2.25", offset in, offset out. They will require a 2.25 OD to 2" ID adapter, to go from the outlet of the muffler, to the over the axle pipes. The mufflers may require a bit of pipe to make up the difference in length, compared to the stock mufflers, which are rather long. A 2.25" "tail pipe"(for each side) from say autozone can be trimmed to make up the difference. 2.5", offset in, and offset out will work, you will just need a 2.25" ID to 2.5" OD adapter, for the inlet of the muffler. which may, or may not make up the difference in length compared to the stock mufflers. For the outlet you will need a 2.5" OD to 2" ID adapter. Reason for using 2.5" mufflers, would be if you planed on doing a 2.5" catback in the future, and wanted to use those mufflers.


Spintech Muffler part #'s

http://www.spintechmufflers.com/spin...ntechindex.asp

In order of loudest to quietest 2.25", offset in, offset out

Pro Shoot out's
6224 - Pro Street's
3224 - Sportsman Street's
3224XL - Sportsman Street XL's
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RAISS, Tri-Y's, Pypes X pipe, Spintech Prostreets, 3000 Edge, 3.73's, Eaton Posi, and the rest of the Bolt-ons. Fried #7 Ring.

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Header Info, Pics, & Install Threads



Tad's 4-1 headers, modded into Tri-Y headers. + Custom 3" Exhaust.

http://www.impalassforum.com/vBullet...d.php?t=232659


Dynomax/Summit & Afterburner Header Info & Installed

http://www.impalassforum.com/vBullet...d.php?t=233415

http://www.impalassforum.com/vBullet...d.php?t=230831

http://www.impalassforum.com/vBullet...d.php?t=230326

http://www.impalassforum.com/vBullet...d.php?t=239283



"Ebay" mid length headers

http://www.impalassforum.com/vBullet...d.php?t=232037


Do Hedman long tube headers fit? The discussion is on.

http://www.impalassforum.com/vBullet...d.php?t=235787


CIA Quad-1 & Tri-y Installed

http://www.impalassforum.com/vBullet...d.php?t=231963

http://www.impalassforum.com/vBullet...d.php?t=239362


CIA Tri-Y headers. Gen I vs Gen II

http://www.impalassforum.com/vBullet...d.php?t=231332


Why some Camaro Headers won't fit. "Generic headers"

http://www.impalassforum.com/vBullet...d.php?t=230919

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Catback info, Pics, and Install Theads.




X pipes installed, with pics.

http://www.impalassforum.com/vBullet...76#post2260176
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RAISS, Tri-Y's, Pypes X pipe, Spintech Prostreets, 3000 Edge, 3.73's, Eaton Posi, and the rest of the Bolt-ons. Fried #7 Ring.

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Tech Info, and Great Discussions.



Header design, Catback Design. VERY good read.

http://www.superchevy.com/technical/...exh/index.html


Tri-y's, vs 1-5/8 Quad's vs 1-3/4 Quad's vs SLP's, Vs stock manifolds. PLUS LOTS of other info.

http://turbo400.com/cherry/Tech_Sect...h_section.html




Muffler HP comparison info

http://www.impalassforum.com/vBullet...d.php?t=231952


Air Pump Disable / Delete

http://www.impalassforum.com/vBullet...d.php?t=229732
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This is why you make a back-up Copy of important things. Took me 3 minutes to repost info that took me 2 weeks to collect, and organize.
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RAISS, Tri-Y's, Pypes X pipe, Spintech Prostreets, 3000 Edge, 3.73's, Eaton Posi, and the rest of the Bolt-ons. Fried #7 Ring.

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Thank you very much BK.
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95 DCM Buick RMS 13.52 at 99.12 Buffman's car, Cracked Piston at 180k
96 DGGM Buick RMW 263k Stock Tranny

RAISS, Tri-Y's, Pypes X pipe, Spintech Prostreets, 3000 Edge, 3.73's, Eaton Posi, and the rest of the Bolt-ons. Fried #7 Ring.

And 5 other LT1 B-body's... Is there Rehab for this Sh*t?
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