Gen 5 Camaro External Bolt-On Tech - TSP stainless long tube header review.




Gunslinger09
07-07-2012, 11:17 PM
My headers arrived Thursday and I spent the day putting them on Saturday. They are a direct fit to the stock exhaust system as advertized, and the polished stainless steel looks great under the hood. I did the whole job myself, I recomend having a buddy help if you do a set. Especially if your buddy has a lift. The headers sliped right in from underneath the car and the cats came with all stainless band clamps and hardware and new GM gaskets. Just a little advice about doing the install yourself: Beware the edges on the GM gaskets, they are like freaking razors. The dipstick and the stearing shaft need to be unbolted for the install, they are a huge PITA to get reconnected. If you can, get an air rachet otherwize in the tight areas on the passenger side you will be making an eighth of a turn at a time and that takes a long time to get the bolts in and out.

I give this product an A+.


DietCoke
07-08-2012, 12:01 AM
Mine have held up for almost 2 years now. Great product (as have been all my Texas Speed purchases). Will upgrade to the 2" when available.

Gunslinger09
07-08-2012, 01:33 PM
I don't plan on pushing that much power to require a 2 inch primarry.


SirCrush32
08-08-2012, 02:09 PM
Not hi-jack your thread, but I don't know if you've ever used a different vendors LT Headers, but how would you or anyone else compare TSP LT vs another vendor like Kooks or American Racing Headers.

Thanks

Gunslinger09
08-08-2012, 06:11 PM
Both are great products. From what I read the ARH and Kooks require cutting the exhaust pipes to get the fit right. I chose the TSP headers for the price and because they are a direct fit.

SirCrush32
08-09-2012, 06:48 PM
Both are great products. From what I read the ARH and Kooks require cutting the exhaust pipes to get the fit right. I chose the TSP headers for the price and because they are a direct fit.

So the HP gains are the same?

If so I will be getting TSP. Also thanks for getting back with me I really appreciate it.

Gunslinger09
08-09-2012, 10:04 PM
As far as I know the HP gains are the same. 1 7/8 primarries and 3 inch collectors are pretty much the same.

8ty8 LS1
08-10-2012, 08:46 AM
do you have a video or anything so i can listen to this setup? it looks like i may buy my girlfriend these for christmas lol

Gunslinger09
08-10-2012, 11:28 PM
do you have a video or anything so i can listen to this setup? it looks like i may buy my girlfriend these for christmas lol

I have a crappy iPhone vid. I don't know how to post it though. I don't have a completely stock exhaust though, I have the GMPP axle back on mine. It is very mellow sounding at idle and it just growls a little bit at part throttle. It only really gets loud at WOT over 3500 rpm. That was exactly what I was looking for, the car is much easier to live with that way.

Noloveforuhaters
09-22-2012, 04:01 PM
Just got my full TSP exhaust install, easy install no need to remove stearing shaft for me, just plugs and wires ! This is my wife car so sound is perfect for her, not too loud at idle and perfect when I drive WOT :)

SirCrush32
09-27-2012, 08:45 AM
I think I will have to move the steering shaft. My clearance wasn't there like I thought it would be.

98sickspeedblkta
01-26-2013, 07:29 AM
I just did arh on mine. I thought i know big deal slam the headers in real quick. Yea drive side pull the shaft and bam right in from bottom no cutting nothing . Pass i mean pos side some bitch. Pull start cut the tab off the block slam it home then lick wounds.. Sounds easy when you know thats whats needed

98sickspeedblkta
01-26-2013, 07:32 AM
Sorry took hours to find the perfect combo to get the in by myself. Only needed to be 18 off the ground