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Old 06-16-2005, 06:05 PM   #1
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Default Ok tough decision. PEM'* or Headers?

Alright with my paycheck tommorow I will have enough to get some Ported Exhaust Manifolds.

Should I get those or be patient and get headers?

http://www.zzperformance.com/product...4cc04dd2a1d4c5

These should work right?

What are the horsepower gain differences? PEMS Vs headers?
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PEM'* will have some decent gains, headers will be alot, and will go a lot further down the road mod wise.

How far do you wanna go to this car?
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Well

I was going for a $1500 budget

But Damn you guys. Now I want to be in the 14'* or maybe even the 13'*. Fast Bonnevilles are cool

So I dont care what I spend now.
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If your shooting for 13'* your going to need headers. If 14'* is good enough for you then don't waste 100'* more on headers.
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If your shooting for 13'* your going to need headers. If 14'* is good enough for you then don't waste 100'* more on headers.
I agree. Headers will be a frivolous waste of money if you don't output the power to fully take advantage of them.
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i hear you all and you all say don't get the headers unless you will use it.

what you are forgetting to add is . . .

Once you get the performance modding bug, you won't be able to stop very easy. sure, sure, it all starts innocent enough . . .

i'll just get the CAI/FWI and the chip

a few months pass - okay now i am ready for the rockers. After all, i heard you can use stock manifolds with those.

then you are wishing you had more, and more, and more . . .

ask around there are a few of us who are hooked and desprately scrounging pennies and planning our next "best" mod.



Go with the Headers and you won't be sorry! i am, Hey look i just found another penny! only 69,999 more to go!
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Yeah man

All I was going to do was exhaust and intake.

Now Im going for a 13 second car.

For god sakes I took out my rear steel bumber beam support to save a lousy 25 pounds.

Im sure glad I found this forum
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To get an N/A car into the 13'* your going to need a cam. I suggest the headers if thats your goal.
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Like everyone said above, if you are very serious about modding, go with the headers. They flow much better.

However, the bang for the buck you get with PEM'* are great. I am very happy with my Pector PEM'*. They are top notch.
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You can get into the 13'* without a Super Charger?

I was intending on getting a ZZP one
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