Should I put long tube or short tube headers on my truck I want performance an a nice sound

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Asked by Dec 31, 2014 at 01:30 PM about the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab 4WD

Question type: Car Customization

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It all depends on what you are going to do with the trucks most of the time short tubes will help your torque and low to mid. range performance. long tubes are better at mid to upper range rpms.

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I'm going to be towing with it but I want to ad alittle speed an noise for when I'm not towing

I would put on a set of short tube headers ceramic coated if you can afford them that will help keep heat to a minimum and the headers will last longer use a set of stage a locking bolts to secure your headers.

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Short tube headers are good for high rpm 6-7000+ engines & or clearence issues. Long tube headers make more torque, & scavaging (vacuuming out the exhaust charge) like for towing or a heavier vehicles in racing. Long tube headers have a deeper sound. Think of the difference between a trumpet & a tuba. I had a single 3" side outlet cat back system on my truck that flowed more than duel exhaust It sounded so good a deep rumble. Some exhause shops will custom bend up 3" pipe. And choose a 3" in & out performace cat & muffler. A "Y" cross over is needed at the header collectors.

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A single 3" side exhaust ( just behind one of the rear tires, not side pipes) is more preferable when you have a tow hitch or step bumper too.

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I used a "Raven" perf cat & muffler for optimum performance & sound on my 350" Chevy C-1500 sb truck. Flow master or etc. are more expensive.

I have a similar truck, 1500 Silverado 4.8ltr but I don't really toe anything at all unless it's a short trailer(four wheeler trailer) witch would be good for me and would I have to add more parts than just headers?? Like...better spark plugs, update computer, and tuning?? Lame anyone thanks

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