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Fitting HSV headers

Discussion in 'LSx Development and Modification' started by Oz82, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. Oz82

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    I'm looking to upgrade the headers on my WHll Statesman. I currently have a twin 2.5 inch system from the cats. The engine retains the stock headers/cats. I'm working to a tight budget so I'm chasing a set of HSV headers. I know that the VYll ones are the better choice however I want to know if these will bolt up to the stock cat pipes or whether they need modification?
    Anyone done this mod?
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    Not_An_Abba_Fan Exhaust Guru

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    The VY HSV long tube headers need the cats to match, the factory cat has a long front pipe that connects to the exhaust manifold, the VYII has short pipes on the cats. FYI, the VYII HSV headers are HM so HM cats will fit.
     
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    Thanks for that mate. I understand that the VYll HSV headers are the pick however what is your opinion on the VT ones? I know they're primaries are smaller but surely they must flow better than the stock headers? Only reason I'm asking is my budget is extremely tight and I can get VT Clubby headers and cats for $180 and I can fit those myself.
     
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    Anything is an improvement over the stock manifolds. The VT short headers will give you a bit better acceleration, but as the revs get up they run out of puff, the VY long tube 4-1's have the same bottom end, but they extend the torque higher in the revs and sound better too.
     

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