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Old 12-26-2011, 09:30 PM   #1
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Questions about headers

Hey guys, I have an 04 gt, and was getting started on my winter project, and the first thing on my list is headers and x pipe, I have pace settler long tubes and was wondering what is the steps needed to put them on, didn't know if there was any info you guys could give me to make the job any easier, since I love working on my car rather then some guy I don't know ****ing around with it.
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:11 PM   #2
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Your going to have to drop the k member down. Just to let u know took me about eight hrs on a lift to change gaskets on mine with a lift. Also reuse your factory gaskets if u can the paper ones don't last that come with them.
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:11 PM   #3
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Dont reuse your gaskets!! With a job like this spend the extra few bucks and do it right. Get the copper head gaskets and get a set of Stage 8 locking header bolts. You dont wanna have to redo it all in 3 months because you wanted to save $50. I did this job in my driveway with no lift. It took me a Friday evening and most the day saturday to finish everything up. Drop the K member and do it that way, it will save you time, frustration and alot of cursing.
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Ok thanks man and you didn't have to use a lift to raise the engine up?
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:09 PM   #5
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nope, i put 2 jacks under it to support it. and i actually lowered it down a little to make everything easier to reach from underneath
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nope, i put 2 jacks under it to support it. and i actually lowered it down a little to make everything easier to reach from underneath
Very true!!!!!
Before I opened my shop and was doing all my jobs in my driveway...this is by far the best way to do it. You can always go out and by a engine joist but your looking at about $300 for one of those.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:53 PM   #7
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What's better for headers, shorties or long tubes?
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:40 PM   #8
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Long tubes!
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:10 PM   #9
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Ok what's a good brand
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:34 PM   #10
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Depends on your budget
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Like 300 to 400
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:46 PM   #12
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You could probably find a super nice set used (that's what I did) but brand new I would look into Mac
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Ok and now how hard are they to install
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:56 PM   #14
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Not hard just very time consuming and they can be frustrating. I did mine in my drive way with just normal hand tools. Plan to take a Friday evening and all day Saturday
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How long you think it would take with a lift?
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:05 PM   #16
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I'm not sure really. Some one else my chime in but for me it wasn't the fact of not having a lift that was the problem. It was just very tight to get in and time consuming to drop the k member
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Well if I drop kmembers should I just wait and save and get a tubular one ?
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Yeah honestly. That's the one regret I have about doing mine. I wish I would have been more patient as done it all at once
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Oh ok an any certain brand should I get/ stay away from?
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If its gonna be a street driven car I would go with maximum motorsports. It's a little beefier than some of the others and is the only one that states its covered for street use. The others all say strip/ track use
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Do you know how much those usually run in price range?
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The whole front end kit is pretty pricey. However there are others out there that allow you to use your stock struts and a arms. I'm not sure of the brand though
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Oh ok thanks and what's a good set cams that's not too pricey but ok with nitroius
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I've read alot of good things about the comp 262s. They give a great, flat torque curve and sound great. Plus they can be used with stock springs and dont require any piston notching
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Ok will those be ok with aftermarket pistions
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Yep they will be just fine
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:44 AM   #27
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Cody Nelson, nice ride what year is it?
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:01 AM   #28
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Thanks man. I need to put up new pics since I lowered it. But it's a 2000
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