i used to have hooker comps - they fit like crap. most tubes had dents in them, esp. the driver side to clear spark plugs and p/s gearbox and such. i switched to hedman hustler hedders and i could never be happier. passenger from the top, drivers from the bottom, you don't even have to jack it up that much. fit like a dream - though plug #4 when angled needs a shorty plug removal tool. they sounded louder and bassier than my hookers too.
for mufflers, i ran purple hornies till i was no longer single. the g/f didn't appreciate me knocking the picture frames off the walls LOL...
I have Hooker Super Comps for my small block. I run into 40 series Flowmasters which dump before the rearend. The car sounds great but I have the same problemswith my wife. She loves watching things dance off the shelves.
The Hooker fit is ok. I have a small dent in the drivers side created from the steering but they went in easy. The ceramic finish has lost its shine and basically looks crappy. I need to keep polishing them.
Gotta say i prefer the sound of dynomax mufflers, the Ultraflow Magnums, or most of the stuff from magnaflow. Not too loud while cruisin but boy does it hit ya when the loud pedal hits the floor. I guess im just gettin tired of hearin the flowmaster sound out of the back of every other mucle car....but i guess it beats a cherry bomb!! Lol
my 71 small block Nova had Hedman headers, followed by a Hedman 2.5" X pipe with the Flowmaster crossflow exhaust kit and it sounded MEAN.
at idle, it was pretty mellow, but when i got on it and the HOT cam and vortec heads started doing their thing, it sang a song that some have said reminded them of a Nextel Cup car at full speed at Daytona.