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bbk longtubes from 96 cobra

got offered these for the 95 mark viii (93 block, same thing) will they fit? pretty sure they will but wanted to be sure. waiting on a price now.

1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
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hollow front cats, 3rd cat still there, no resonator, replaced by a single 40 series flowmaster, 2 3"x18" tips out back. screamin demon coil packs, mallory pro wires, motorcraft platinum plugs. intake resonator delete.
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They will physically bolt to the heads, but won't fit in the car without some work. The steering shaft will probably be a problem and the floor may be.

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and to make things worse, I don't believe those will even clear the transmission at all. Those are already a tight fit around the stock T45 in the Cobra. If one wanted to remove the T45, they would need to remove one of the headers. True story.

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I don't think there is anyway they will fit around the strut towers and transmission. Kooks were the only ones I found that make all the bends to fit our cars.
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You can make it work but it won't be pretty.

Just get a pair of '03-'04 Cobra manifolds if you don't want to spend the money on Kooks.
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You can make it work but it won't be pretty.

Just get a pair of '03-'04 Cobra manifolds if you don't want to spend the money on Kooks.
i'm assuming you've done this...... and if so, any noticable gains?

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1995 Lincoln Mark VIII
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i'm assuming you've done this...... and if so, any noticable gains?
Yes, my '96 Mark VIII sports them now. It takes a little modding of the steering shaft but that's easy enough.

Can't say exactly what the gains are but it is definitely a noticeable improvement, possibly because of removing the cats. I already had a cat-back exhaust, so the Cobra manifolds just required downpipes to mate up to the rest of the exhaust.

I may or may not get to the track with it before other mods come along to quantify the results. The intent was to prep the car for a Vortech install.
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Yes, my '96 Mark VIII sports them now. It takes a little modding of the steering shaft but that's easy enough.

Can't say exactly what the gains are but it is definitely a noticeable improvement, possibly because of removing the cats. I already had a cat-back exhaust, so the Cobra manifolds just required downpipes to mate up to the rest of the exhaust.

I may or may not get to the track with it before other mods come along to quantify the results. The intent was to prep the car for a Vortech install.


if thats the case i've already gutted my cats so removing them and running downpipes wouldnt be much of a problem for me...... and i'm hoping next year i'll be ready for a vortech install myself. i love having a 95 mark viii (no emissions for my vehicle in illinois ...... 96+ gets screwed though)

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LT1 350
K&N Intake and Flowmaster Exhaust
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII
hollow front cats, 3rd cat still there, no resonator, replaced by a single 40 series flowmaster, 2 3"x18" tips out back. screamin demon coil packs, mallory pro wires, motorcraft platinum plugs. intake resonator delete.
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