: Do These Kooks Cats Look Right?



SkullV
03-11-08, 11:42 PM
I got my kooks headers and the factory catted connections today and I was wondering if you guys think that they are the correct ones? These seem to have a slip fit at the end and all the other ones that I have seen either have flush cut pipes or a flange at the end. Thanks in advance for helping me out. I am planning on doing the install tonight (passenger header is already on)!


http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb102/rockyrubicon/kookscats.jpg

NormV
03-12-08, 12:00 AM
The Kook's do slip right in!

Not sure if your setup was designed to connect to the stock cat back, but the stock system will have to be cut. The stock cat back comes right up to the collector it is so long.

Currently trying to fit Kook's Corsa cats to stock pipe.

Norm


I got my kooks headers and the factory catted connections today and I was wondering if you guys think that they are the correct ones? These seem to have a slip fit at the end and all the other ones that I have seen either have flush cut pipes or a flange at the end. Thanks in advance for helping me out. I am planning on doing the install tonight (passenger header is already on)!


http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb102/rockyrubicon/kookscats.jpg

rand49er
03-12-08, 05:55 AM
It's been two years since I put mine in, and I can't remember yesterday. I do recall having to rotate them to find the best angle to mate up downstream ... kind of a pain.

Hey, Skull, you didn't mention it so I'm assuming you had no issues with the dipstick tube?

ewill3rd
03-12-08, 06:33 AM
I think those are the ones we use to connect to a stock exhaust, as noted it will have to be cut.
If you were connecting to a Corsa they would have longer pipes, but it is the same slit, slip on design it is just the slit is in the resonator for a Corsa so the pipe is straight.
We used those to hook to another type of exhaust too, but I forgot which one, and the right cat had to be modified. I think it was a Magnaflow setup.
I haven't done one to a stock exhaust.
So far of the ones I have done, the Corsa is the best fit right out of the box with the Kooks setup.

Twitch
03-12-08, 07:27 AM
Sound clip please,,,,thank you :thumbsup:

trukk
03-12-08, 10:10 AM
I think those are the ones we use to connect to a stock exhaust, as noted it will have to be cut.
If you were connecting to a Corsa they would have longer pipes, but it is the same slit, slip on design it is just the slit is in the resonator for a Corsa so the pipe is straight.
We used those to hook to another type of exhaust too, but I forgot which one, and the right cat had to be modified. I think it was a Magnaflow setup.
I haven't done one to a stock exhaust.
So far of the ones I have done, the Corsa is the best fit right out of the box with the Kooks setup.


EWill is right on. Coars lead pipes are longer to mate up with the resonator.

Whatever you do, take the extra time to get those slip fit's welded in. The only join you want in your system is between the header collectors, and the lead pipes.

BTW, you are gonna LOVE the sound :bouncy:

-Chris

SkullV
03-12-08, 12:04 PM
I can't find a muffler shop that welds stainless!!!!

ewill3rd
03-12-08, 12:12 PM
Chris, actually I have found the kooks pipes mate with the resonator much better than the Corsa pipes that go between the stock cats and the resonator.
The pipes for the stock cats are too small and it makes it impossible to clamp them down to prevent leaks.
The Kooks cat pipes are a beautiful fit into the resonators and the clamps will hold without leaking.

Depending on how it is set up though, like what equipment you have, welding at the inlet of the resonator could be a great idea.
Be sure stuff lines up right, those cats are not labeled but there is a left and a right. Mixing them up can cause fit issues.

rangerrob
03-12-08, 12:55 PM
i had my kooks headers installed a little over a week ago at Speed Inc. the CAI, headers and exhaust sound SAWEEEEEEEEET! if i can find a charger for my videocamera i'll take a vid w sound.

SkullV
03-12-08, 03:06 PM
Alright, the V is at Exhaust Specialists in Valparaiso, Indiana. They are getting everything to fit up right and welding the seams on the cats! It will be done in about an hour and I will get some videos posted!

peter simov
03-12-08, 03:20 PM
rangerrob i just got mine done at speed inc like 3 weeks ago what did u make at the dyno

rangerrob
03-12-08, 03:26 PM
374rwhp/359rwtq. how about yours? what mods do you have? i'd send you a PM, but i don't have 30 posts yet...

SkullV
03-12-08, 03:29 PM
Start Posting Rangerbob! Did you get my PM? I never got an email from ya!

trukk
03-12-08, 03:41 PM
Start Posting Rangerbob! Did you get my PM? I never got an email from ya!
Carefull, nothing get's Urby's panties in a twist quicker than spam posting to get to 30. Just trying to warn ya on that one.

Skull, PM him your e-mail or give him a call if it's urgent, or have Rob become a supporter, and he get's instant PM access.

-Chris

SkullV
03-12-08, 03:47 PM
Carefull, nothing get's Urby's panties in a twist quicker than spam posting to get to 30. Just trying to warn ya on that one.

Skull, PM him your e-mail or give him a call if it's urgent, or have Rob become a supporter, and he get's instant PM access.

-Chris

Good point....twisty panties are no good...

rangerrob
03-12-08, 03:53 PM
Carefull, nothing get's Urby's panties in a twist quicker than spam posting to get to 30. Just trying to warn ya on that one.

Skull, PM him your e-mail or give him a call if it's urgent, or have Rob become a supporter, and he get's instant PM access.

-Chris



a supporter? what kind of supporter? hopefully not an athletic supporter...

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03-12-08, 03:58 PM
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peter simov
03-13-08, 01:22 PM
379hp i got the 17/8 with tune CAI corsa no cats msd 19in ccw sp600 ucc knob and shifter bmr brace & strut bar.

peter simov
03-13-08, 01:23 PM
was that ur silver v did u bye it from scapel in IN we sould go for a cruze in chi town or someting i dont know of anyone that has a v near me

The Tony Show
03-13-08, 02:21 PM
379hp i got the 17/8 with tune CAI corsa no cats msd 19in ccw sp600 ucc knob and shifter bmr brace & strut bar.

Strut bar = 10hp. :thumbsup:

trukk
03-13-08, 03:11 PM
Strut bar = 10hp. :thumbsup:


LOL, tough crowd.

-Chris

P.S. he said 'knob'

rangerrob
03-13-08, 04:08 PM
ya that was my V at speed inc. a few weeks ago... ls2 has about 5 ponis more... how much did ur wheels run you? got any pics?

peter simov
03-13-08, 09:47 PM
4000

SkullV
03-13-08, 09:56 PM
Just finished up my header install last night and got tuned today at EPP, I will post dyno sheet as soon as it scans! Peter/Rangerbob, I am up for a Chicago cruise tomorrow but I would be staying up there. Let me know if you are interested!

rand49er
03-13-08, 10:16 PM
... got tuned today at EPP, I will post dyno sheet as soon as it scans! ...To heck with all that ... how does it sound?!!!! :thepan:

SkullV
03-13-08, 10:21 PM
To heck with all that ... how does it sound?!!!! :thepan:

sounds GREAT!

rangerrob
03-13-08, 11:34 PM
Just finished up my header install last night and got tuned today at EPP, I will post dyno sheet as soon as it scans! Peter/Rangerbob, I am up for a Chicago cruise tomorrow but I would be staying up there. Let me know if you are interested!

skullV down for it, what time will you be in town though? i'm in the national guard and have drill this weekend... supposed to be there early, but being an officer has it's "privileges" let me know... will be on the south side ffriday, will be near joliet/marseilles on saturday/sunday morning...

SkullV
03-13-08, 11:44 PM
I am in Munster, IN. Where in the south side will you be?

rangerrob
03-14-08, 01:15 AM
good ol munster, i grew up in portage/valpo.... lol, i'll be close to 53rd st. not too far from comiskey park in the morning, then supposed to convoy down to marseilles early afternoon..