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Old 04-06-2002, 07:22 PM   #1
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I have a 1985 IROC Z Camaro with the 305 tpi engine. I am wondering what kind of headers/catback exhaust you guys have for ur 1985 Camaros. Everywhere I look I can only find headers that fit 86 - 92. What goin on with that. So guys tell me what kinda headers and CatBack you guys use.

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The only difference in the specific models of the Headers is the y-pipe size I believe on how it connects to the cat, so if you're getting headers just order the cheapest ones you can from a specific brand and match the fittings up if you're also getting a cat-back. Be sure that the headers come with a 3" y-pipe.
I would suggest the Hooker, but listen to people's sound clips and decide which you think sounds the best, mine is in my signature and that's with a non-hi flo cat.

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Before Mark can plug Hooker cat-backs, I HIGHLY reccomend getting a Flowmaster system. My car was done today and it sounds great. Got a lot of looks driving around. It is loud and very aggressive. Just my 2 cents
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The 86'-92' cat was different than your 85'. You have a 4-bolt flange-type, where the 86' and later has a slip-fit. If you're changing the entire exhaust, then go ahead and get the headers, cat and cat-back for the 86'.
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Not to step on anyone's toes but I don't recommend the Flowmaster crossflow system. The Hooker sounds better - I've
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If you want any performance out of a new exhaust, stay away from Flowmaster. Random Technology is the best all around exhaust system. It is a little more expensive but at least it flows.
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For my 85 Z28 I bought the exhaust, cat and headers for the 86+ camaros' since I didn't want to mess with our bastard year for performance exhaust. All the hangers are the same and I had no problems since I upgraded the entire exhaust system.
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For a stock/near stock 305 even I wouldn't recommend Flowmaster.
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Somewhat off-topic, but I played Mark's sound clip on the computer at home; my wife, who didn't know what I was doing, asked me how I got a recording of the Camaro on the computer.

Must be a lot of difference between Hooker & Flowmaster...

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