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Old 10-20-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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Header install help needed!

i PURCHASED SOME AFTERMARKET HEADERS. THESE HEADRERS WILL NOT FIT WITHOUT SOME KIND OF MOD TO MOTOR MOUNTS OR (SPACERS??) ANY SUGGESTIONS?
MY OTHER ALTERNATIVE IS bbk LONG TUBE I CAN GET MY HANDS ON WITH A 3 HOUR DRIVE. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THOSE WILL HAVE THE SAME ISSUE? LOOKING TO BOLT EVERYTHING TOGETHER. IM STUCK AT MOTOR MOUNT INTERFERENCE.
DONT WANT TO HEAT AND BEND.
ANY HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!

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im stuck and hoping someone can help me before i take a 3 hour trip to purchase BBK ceramics and HOPE i dont run into same problem and they fit without mods.
this is for a 2006 longtube with o/r H
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Damn dude, no need for all caps. Long tubes are usually a ***** to install... Most people will lift the motor up to put them on. And what brand of headers did you buy?
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sorry for the caps! not intentional..
I bought some made by boost brothers. they are a newer company that came recommended. I can get shortys,do you think i should go that way? theres shortys everywhere..but from my understanding long tubes are the way to go. if theres not a big enough gain to make thie long tubes worth it,ill go grab some shortys off craigs list asap and be done.
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Hey I just txted you but in case you don't get it. Most guys have to get urethane mounts. That goes for pretty much all headers from what I've seen. I have so OBX headers which needed to be slightly dented to clear the steering column in addition to the mounts. Hope this helps.
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sorry for the caps! not intentional..
I bought some made by boost brothers. they are a newer company that came recommended. I can get shortys,do you think i should go that way? theres shortys everywhere..but from my understanding long tubes are the way to go. if theres not a big enough gain to make thie long tubes worth it,ill go grab some shortys off craigs list asap and be done.
Long tubes are definitly worth it over shorties. I've never heard of boost brothers though, i would go with those BBK ceramics, just remember that Longtubes are a ***** to install, you CAN do it yourself but its a pain the ***.
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havnt recieved text muscledom,your saying the BBK will need modification done to the mounts aswel?,looked on youtube and it appeared that there was no mods done in the bbk install i found. it wasnt mentioned but i dont know for sure..

soccrluv4-- I know these long tubes are a B**tch but i think they will be worth it. it appears everything boost brothers sent is going to bolt right up.just have this effin motor mount issue..im heading to get bbk now.I can monitor thread on my cell phone.

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either way,im gonna have a set of long tube headers with H pipe,gaskets,and bolts for sale...lol
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Every guy I know of that's installed LTs has had to get mounts. Foxs, s197s, etc. don't know why. Maybe it's been done without them, I just haven't heard anything
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Every guy I know of that's installed LTs has had to get mounts. Foxs, s197s, etc. don't know why. Maybe it's been done without them, I just haven't heard anything
I didn't need mounts with pypes lt.
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I didn't need mounts with pypes lt.
I figured there was someone out there lol.
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I figured there was someone out there lol.
I have Pypes LT's as well and didn't need them
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I have Pypes LT's as well and didn't need them
Man you guys are comin out of the wood work now haha
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Man you guys are comin out of the wood work now haha
Haha I guess so!
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I have BBK LT and did not need any modification. They are a little tough to install especially if you don't have a rack. You do have to loosen the motor mounts and jack up the motor to install.
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I have Pypes LT's as well and didn't need them
Pypes are not "long tubes" aren't they 3/4 lengths
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Yeah 3/4..but long enough for me!! Haha
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Ya there mid length headers. BBK, JBA, and a few others are actual long tube headers
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My BBK longtubes went in with no modifications at all with the factory motor mounts, just took forever without a lift...
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My BBK longtubes went in with no modifications at all with the factory motor mounts, just took forever without a lift...
Yep a lift makes all the difference!
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Yep a lift makes all the difference!
Sweet i have a lift and will be installing bbk longtubes myself this winter
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Long tubes require significant angle, so jack stands won't cut it usually. The steering shaft on the driver side gets unbolted to fit the header. It will probably touch the shaft. I crow bar'd mine as opposed to denting it as some have done but as the mounts have worn the header is now making contact again. I am planning on doing solid mounts as that usually cures the contact on flex/cornering. They will fit, but even some of the better brands have fitment issues and often get cut or bent to force fit.
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I have american racing headers and I would love to do this myself! I do not have a lift and am curious if anyone could give a breakdown on a good way to do this install without a lift?, I have some ideas but would love to hear from some people that have done it before?
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I have american racing headers and I would love to do this myself! I do not have a lift and am curious if anyone could give a breakdown on a good way to do this install without a lift?, I have some ideas but would love to hear from some people that have done it before?
Without a lift you need the Clearance of the headers length vertically more or less.
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I figured there was someone out there lol.
I didn't need mount with slp long tubes nor did I need to lift my engine or anything. But I also payed about 1200 for the long tube ceramics with h pipe..
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Kooks Long Tubes

I've got Kooks long tubes and didn't have to change the motor mounts.
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