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Alright guys, need some advice. I know on that super detailed 4R70W thread, he gives a lot of information and went with Shorty headers, but I was wondering if anyone had success out of a set of long tubes? As far as I can tell, the only place it will need any adjustment is where the shift linkage attaches to the NSS, but it appears to be close enough that I can do some modification with a decent hammer and straighten that out. Any reason you wouldn't run long tubes? I already put a whole new exhaust set up on the car about two years ago and really don't want to have to redo the whole system again. :shrug:
 

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As long as they clear in the car there is no reason to not run LT. And if you've watched the engine masters video you can bash the headers a LOT and not lose power.
 

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As long as they clear in the car there is no reason to not run LT. And if you've watched the engine masters video you can bash the headers a LOT and not lose power.
I have seen that episode, that's why I thought of it instead of just immediately swapping them for ST. Thanks, I just wanted someone to tell me that I wasn't stupid for considering it. (I'm also super impatient and want my car to run again, so I don't want to wait on new parts.
 

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What controller are you using for that trans?
 
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A side note on the 4R70W: Be sure and change the fluid about one a year, (depending on how much you drive it) Otherwise it will develop a shudder going into high gear. I also had to use Redline ATF, but I'm sure another premium ATF would work.
 
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A side note on the 4R70W: Be sure and change the fluid about one a year, (depending on how much you drive it) Otherwise it will develop a shudder going into high gear. I also had to use Redline ATF, but I'm sure another premium ATF would work.
Thanks for the info :thumbsup: I plan on putting some Lucas/Lubegard in it from the get-go since it's a junkyard tranny.
 

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While wrapping your headers does reduce underhood temps, it raises the temps for the headers themselves, and does a lot of damage to them over time. Even stainless steel headers can just corrode away inside.
 

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While wrapping your headers does reduce underhood temps, it raises the temps for the headers themselves, and does a lot of damage to them over time. Even stainless steel headers can just corrode away inside.
I had read that somewhere before, but I'm really trying to cut down on the heat in the bay. I also didn't really want chrome headers, so it was an appearance aspect as well. Thanks for the info though!
 

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Coatings, inside and out, are probably the best way to reduce header temps. Superior to wraps in pretty much every way except cost.
 
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