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Old 04-15-2018, 12:39 PM   #1  
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Well I finally bit the bullet and went longtubes on the Z. I ended up opting for Borla as the collectors are 2.75" as opposed to others being a full 3." This should provide a little bit more ground clearance for where I live.

For whatever reason I couldn't find much information on here about these headers. Even though it seems corvette forum members have nothing but good things to say about Borla exhaust systems. When I made a post inquiring about it, Dbl_D718 was kind enough to respond since he runs the same.

Apparently these aren't very popular. When I went to Summit Racing to place an order they didn't have any stock. When Borla was contacted they said they would have to make them after an order was placed. I was told about 4-6 weeks before they were shipped out. I got to hand it to Borla because they surpassed their promise and the headers actually arrived on my doorstep in about 2 weeks.

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There's almost no better feeling after arriving home after a long day at work and you are greeted with a box of car parts on your doorstep.








Credit goes out to Michael at Texas Street and Performance of Dallas (Irving, Tx) who tackled the install. I can't say enough nice things about his business and work ethics.

The two below photos were pulled from https://www.facebook.com/Texas-Stree...6139402752369/





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Looks and sounds very good.
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Those wheels look fantastic on your car!
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Needs an aftermarket camshaft now.
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And I'm guessing the mufflers are Borla ?
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Did you have to keep the AIR system for emissions? When I installed my Borla LTH's, I removed the entire system (except for that stupid bolt behind the manifold ). Cleaned up the engine bay a little bit.
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Yes sir that's the next mod I have planned. Looking at going with a Vengeance Racing cam.

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Let us know when you are ready for a camshaft. Robert or I are more than happy to help with a Cam recommendation. Feel free to email us at [email protected]. We look forward to working with you.

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Thanks David I actually did a bit ago as I was looking at going with the VRX4 cam, but after corresponding it looks like I'm going with the VRX5 instead.
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