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    Im trying to decide between the American Racing or Kooks headers

    Does anyone have experience with either brand? Is one a better choice over the other?

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    Re: Im trying to decide between the American Racing or Kooks headers

    Love the Kooks to stock exhaust - I have had so many compliments on the sound.

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    Re: Im trying to decide between the American Racing or Kooks headers

    I've heard good and bad about both...if you're trying to save a little money on the initial cost then ARH is the way to go. Kooks has better connections for the pipes, but you're also paying for that in the price.

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    Re: Im trying to decide between the American Racing or Kooks headers

    Quote Originally Posted by SPEED74V View Post
    Love the Kooks to stock exhaust - I have had so many compliments on the sound.
    what this man said. do it and dont look back.

    kooks header to kooks mid pipe with high flow cat and stock cat back is wonderful.

    I have 2 baby seats in the back and am very keen on having a car that isnt too obnoxious to drive my kids in.. this is it.

    very stock sounding in low or mid throttle (normal driving) and also on the high way, but if you get it, (borat voice) the CTS-V GET THIS! sounds sick!

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    Re: Im trying to decide between the American Racing or Kooks headers

    Kooks to stock muffs.

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    Re: Im trying to decide between the American Racing or Kooks headers

    +3 Kooks to stock exhaust.

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    Re: Im trying to decide between the American Racing or Kooks headers

    +4 million

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    Re: Im trying to decide between the American Racing or Kooks headers

    Quote Originally Posted by ML73 View Post
    Does anyone have experience with either brand? Is one a better choice over the other?
    If there's anything we can help you with, please give us a call!

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    Re: Im trying to decide between the American Racing or Kooks headers

    I just wish the GD'ed X pipe wasn't so expensive. I can justify $1000 for headers, but $800 for an X pipe? Puh-lease.

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    Re: Im trying to decide between the American Racing or Kooks headers

    Again, call us...our phone prices are better!

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    Re: Im trying to decide between the American Racing or Kooks headers

    I have kooks on mine with cat x pipe and stock exhaust. Sounds great and along with a CAI I got 505rwhp just from these few mods.

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    Re: Im trying to decide between the American Racing or Kooks headers

    Quote Originally Posted by Marylandspeed View Post
    Again, call us...our phone prices are better!
    ORLY?

    It is coming up on Christmas...

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    Re: Im trying to decide between the American Racing or Kooks headers

    I haven't pulled the trigger on headers yet, but I feel like I've seen more instances of Kooks cats melting on their LTs than ARH. Not sure if that is just because Kooks may be more popular?

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