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Old 05-25-2013, 11:39 AM   #1
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Labor for longtubes

Ganna be throwing on longtubes soon. How much did u fellas pay to have your longtubes installed?
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Most people do it themselves.
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Most people do it themselves.
That isn't even ganna be a consideration for me lol
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Prepare to pay a good 400 bucks
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At least a couple hundred. Here in salt lake theres a shop for people to use with hoists for $15 per hour, might wanna look into something like that and doing it yourself would be pretty cheap and easy
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$900.00 for me with LT's, hi-flow cats, ProChamber, re-assemble mufflers back. Labor- V6.
$460.00 recently for mufflers only recently on Cobra.
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$900.00 for me with LT's, hi-flow cats, ProChamber, re-assemble mufflers back. Labor- V6.
$460.00 recently for mufflers only recently on Cobra.
Wtf. $460 for mufflers?
I paid $40 to get mine welded in.
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Wtf. $460 for mufflers?
I paid $40 to get mine welded in.
I think he meant total cost including the mufflers themselves, or at least I hope.
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At least a couple hundred. Here in salt lake theres a shop for people to use with hoists for $15 per hour, might wanna look into something like that and doing it yourself would be pretty cheap and easy
Really cuz I live in wendover and I wanna do mine
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Theres a place called wrench it on...i want to say like 300 west and 2100 south in the SL valley (dont hold me to that address). But yeah you rent shop time for 15/hour and you can use the hoists. Bring your own tools if you have them or theyll charge tool rental
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I was quoted $700 here in Las Vegas. I hear it's a pain in the A$$ Needles to say I shied away from long tube headers for now
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I think he meant total cost including the mufflers themselves, or at least I hope.
Probably, thats about what i got quoted for 2 mufflers and welding them in... I found a place that will weld them in for $50 so i just bought 2 mufflers for $75 each and i'll pay the $50 for install.
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I've said it before and I'll say it again they aren't worth it unless you are running big power. 1, they require the K member to come out to do them, 2, you don't really gain much at all power wise since the stock manifolds actually flow very well, 3, you can spend the money on something else to make you go faster.

And paying for labor for them to drop the K and install if you do decide you want them (your money and your car and they do SOUND better)... get your butthole ready...
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4. One or both may have to come off if you need to pull the transmission...
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Ganna be throwing on longtubes soon. How much did u fellas pay to have your longtubes installed?
Replace your clutch , and motor mounts while your there

Or else expect to pay more then they go out
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I've said it before and I'll say it again they aren't worth it unless you are running big power. 1, they require the K member to come out to do them, 2, you don't really gain much at all power wise since the stock manifolds actually flow very well, 3, you can spend the money on something else to make you go faster.

And paying for labor for them to drop the K and install if you do decide you want them (your money and your car and they do SOUND better)... get your butthole ready...
Sounds like a pain: (

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Replace your clutch , and motor mounts while your there

Or else expect to pay more then they go out
I just replaced the clutch lol
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Sounds like a pain: (

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I just replaced the clutch lol
If you work on cars for a living you'll be alright, of you change spark plugs and do oil changes here and there.. Sorry but leave it to someone who is experienced , you don't want to break bolts or strip bolts, and the worst.. Not know how to put everything back together. Just save the headache and save up some cash. I work on cars for a living , and honestly don't even want to touch my car when I'm off lol I'd rather rest
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I had Spintech 9000 Series muffler put on which are very small compared to the stockers. Bought them 1/2 price , new, from Maryland Racing. New pipe had to be measured, bent, cut, welded, welds grinded, ect.. from the "H" pipe back. The mufflers themselves had to have hanger arms welded onto them to be able to be hung somewhere. All that took all day at a professional welders shop. CUSTOM. Nothing about it was "bolt-on" or "swap out" type work like installing an axle-back or same size mufflers with hanger arms in the same place as the stock ones. Nice finished job though, not a squeak ever from back there!

Longtubes rarely bolt on with no issues. They're awesome to have when done, but a pain in the *** to install. Some picks of mine on the other Mustang:

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Clearance issues? Only reason I've stayed away from headers.
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The MACs I had on my 95 (5.0) tucked up to the bottom of the car just as well as the shorty setup did. YMMV and not sure how much clearance there is with the modular. Personally, the PO of my car did FRPP shorties and I am not about to trade a set of legit OEM stainless steel headers (not manifolds but headers) again for non stainless longtubes that may or may not fit right.
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