Flowmaster’s Scavenger Series Elite Headers for classic and modern muscle cars are no joke. From ceramic coated stainless to scavenging velocity cones, to long tubes and 50-state legal shorties, these headers mean business. Follow along as we review the entire line-up and install a set on one of our shop cars.
by Clifton Klaverweiden on May 3, 2013
by Rick Seitz on April 2, 2013
With the first generation CTS-V falling into the “affordable” category, many examples are quickly landing in the hands of the enthusiasts all over the country. We installed one of CORSA’s catback exhausts on our own V1 recently, and we detail the installation with before and after dyno results here.
In our latest installment of our ongoing Camaro project car, BlownZ, we remove our racing exhaust to get them ceramic coated. More precisely, Jet-Hot coated in the company’s Extreme 2500 Series – exactly what we need in our high-horsepower, high-boosted 388 cubic inch LSX mill.
Our Project 2002 Camaro BlownZ receives an exhaust upgrade courtesy of Kooks Custom Headers and Vibrant Performance pipes. Not only does this give us an unique setup, but it provides the ultimate in sound and performance. To learn more about our new upgrade, click on the link here.
by Michael Harding on January 9, 2013
When it comes to the classic Flowmaster Sound, there’s more than just one muffler to choose from. From moderate to aggressive, Flowmaster has several mufflers to choose from and we performed a sound test on eight of them.
by Don Creason on July 9, 2012
Project Swinger gets a custom hot set of pipes using a kit from Flowmaster, Super 44 mufflers and a cool coating from Jet-Hot Coatings. It’s almost criminal to hide parts that look this good under a car.
by Shane McGlaun on March 14, 2012
Which is the better car, a new Mustang GT or a new Camaro SS? While we’re not going to give our opinion on which one we like better, with help from host Jessica Barton, we took these cars to BBK Performance and threw the company’s most popular bolt-ons at them and ran them on the dyno after each step.
by Clifton Klaverweiden on January 6, 2012
Corsa Performance Exhausts has developed the technology to reduce unwanted sound without robbing performance through their patented Reflective Sound Cancellation design. Here’s an inside look at how Corsa develops and manufactures their exhaust systems right here in the US.
Headers can help you make more power, but they can also bring it down. We aren’t experts in the exhaustive arts, so we called in some favors from some of the leaders in the header world. These guys are experts, and they schooled us in the science of headers.
by Lindsey Fisher on September 1, 2011
The Cadillac CTS-V holds its own as a powerhouse straight from the factory. Whether it’s on the street or at the track, this four-door luxury sedan can switch from errand-runner to a street-legal drag car. While we respect the amount of power the stock CTS-V produces, we wanted to give our 2011 a bit more spice.
by Kevin Shaw on March 30, 2011
Recently, Flowmaster released their latest bit of good-fast goodness for those enthusiasts wanting to eke out a little more oomph from their late-model Mopars. Designed for those looking for a complete cat-back dual exhaust system with a more aggressive tone, Flowmaster crafted its American Thunder Kit.
by Andrew Wolf on January 19, 2011
Flowmaster, the leader in performance exhaust technology, recently developed two new axle-back exhaust systems designed for the popular new 2011 5.0L Mustang and we’ve set out to provide a sound comparison between these two differing yet similar systems that deliver that famous Flowmaster note.
by Mark Gearhart on September 24, 2010
We test three muffler kits on an S197 Mustang – The Hushpower axle-back system, utilizing the Hushpower “Pro Series” round mufflers; the American Thunder axle-back kit, utilizing the 40-series classic dual-chamber mufflers; and the American Thunder cat-back kit, using the 60-series Delta Flow mufflers.
We’re just going to say it: stock exhaust manifolds are bulky, restrictive cast iron boat anchors. Even in the rare-instance that your particular ride came with “factory headers,” chances are those are rough-cast finished manifolds that can’t flow the air compared to a decent set of aftermarket long tube headers.
by Mark Gearhart on June 14, 2010
Since we had a chance to swap out a set of shorty Hooker headers on our Project “No Bucks” Camaro in favor of Hooker’s new Darkside ceramic coated long tube headers, we thought it would be a good opportunity to see if our preconceived ideas about long tubes and coatings were correct or not.
It used to be that a diesel power plant was a requirement for towing with most Ford trucks. But with the introduction of the 5.4L Modular power plant, the Ford F150, F250, and Expedition got enough oats to tow, though still lacking to the diesel big brothers.
Air is a wonderful thing. When you mix fuel with air is when things get really good. What many don’t think about is what happens to the air and fuel after it is burned in the combustion chamber. The events that take place in the narrow tubes under your car can greatly effect its performance. With a V6 Mustang, you’re stuck with a crappy single exhaust.
One look at the new Shelby GT500 can have you thinking it’s 1969 all over again. Now, before you are lost in the past — flash back into the present. It may look like a S197 Mustang with a body kit, but this wolf in sheep’s clothing is vastly different from the GT’s that roll off the lot next to it.
If you’re talking cars and you drop the words hand-made or custom, the first thing that comes to mind is quality. Something that is hand-made will always have a personal and even a little mystical feeling to it. The guys at Kooks Custom Headers are people that believe in just that.
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Kooks Custom Headers offers a trick headers and X-pipe setup which would allow us to use a real 3-inch exhaust “Z06″ style, but not necked down to 2.5-inches like the original Z06. They did, and this is the story. We then capped off our installation on our Corvette with a Corsa 3-inch exhaust.