Flowmaster’s Scavenger Series Elite Headers for classic and modern muscle cars are no joke. From ceramic coated stainless to scavenging velocity cones, to long tubes and 50-state legal shorties, these headers mean business. Follow along as we review the entire line-up and install a set on one of our shop cars.
Kooks Custom Headers designed these factory-replacement, big-tube shorty headers to replace the factory Tri-Y manifolds on the current Mustang platform. Testing shows a solid horsepower and torque gain throughout the RPM band.
In our latest installment of our ongoing Camaro project car, BlownZ, we remove our racing exhaust to get them ceramic coated. More precisely, Jet-Hot coated in the company’s Extreme 2500 Series – exactly what we need in our high-horsepower, high-boosted 388 cubic inch LSX mill.
Our Project 2002 Camaro BlownZ receives an exhaust upgrade courtesy of Kooks Custom Headers and Vibrant Performance pipes. Not only does this give us an unique setup, but it provides the ultimate in sound and performance. To learn more about our new upgrade, click on the link here.
Project Swinger gets a custom hot set of pipes using a kit from Flowmaster, Super 44 mufflers and a cool coating from Jet-Hot Coatings. It’s almost criminal to hide parts that look this good under a car.
In Part 1 of our two-part series, we perform Stage 1 and Stage 2 upgrades from Corvette Central Performance on Project Y2k, our 2000 Corvette. Follow along as we free up trapped horsepower with improved intake and exhaust flow…
Headers can help you make more power, but they can also bring it down. We aren’t experts in the exhaustive arts, so we called in some favors from some of the leaders in the header world. These guys are experts, and they schooled us in the science of headers.
Exhaust systems don’t have to be an afterthought when you’re shoe-horning a massive powerplant into a cramped stock engine bay. Exhaust header master builder Dan Lemons, of Lemons Headers, explains how performance and fit can work together for exceptional performance on the track.
While shorties are great for those that are emissions-minded, Hooker’s Darkside long tube headers have once again proven their worth in waking up our Camaro’s V8. Our “before” horsepower reading of 172 HP and 238 ft/lb of torque gave way to 198 HP and 286 ft/lb of torque – all through a simple header change.
We recently tested five of Flowmaster’s latest and most popular performance mufflers for a sound comparison on a classic 1972 Chevrolet El Camino with a Pat Musi Performance 509 cubic inch engine under the hood. Producing over 600 tire-roasting horses, this El Camino is the perfect test bed for this collection of mufflers.
The Kooks long-tube headers and Flowmaster exhaust are perfectly suited to the deep-breathing needs of our 408 in Project 666, and fit like a custom-built system though they’re both off-the-shelf part numbers
In order to fit the new tubes and supports in place for welding in our new cross-member on Project Grandma, the drive train needed to be mocked up, and we’ve just been dying to get the Edelbrock/Musi big block crate motor into the engine bay along with the TCI Pro-X Glide. Plus, we figured we’d show off a little bit of our new Lemon’s race headers.
Most racing sanctioning bodies require that you run some type of exhaust on your car, and it was no different for Project Grandma. We showed you in an earlier update the beautiful set of hand made Lemons Header’s that we had made for the car, but that only makes up half of the exhaust system needed. Flowmaster Mufflers got the call for old Granny, and then we got everything coated using a Techline coating by Olympic Coatings. See how everything turned out by reading more.
This symphony of mechanical synchronization is the result of headers built to perform in the upper echelons of the racing world. But the use of large racing headers can produce problems all of their own, especially on stock chassis and engine vehicles. Potential problems range from fitment to ground clearance issues, and they may even make the simplest tasks such as changing spark plugs a major problem. Check out how these Lemon’s Headers help make all of these none existent for Project Grandma.