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Old 10-05-2014, 07:21 PM   #1
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Ordered Some things , Need advice

So I just ordered

Long tube headers
Shorty Off road X Pipe
March performance 1158 fluid damper , and arp bolt.

Question ..
Should I re-use my manifold gaskets , and bolts ?

Will I feel a difference with these bolt ons ?
Was going to do nitrous but thought I would do full bolt ons first.

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You get a tune for it yet?


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You get a tune for it yet?


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No actually I'm going to hold off on getting a tuber until next payday.


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The tuner should be on the top of your priority right now. Running off road exhaust without a tune isn't a good idea.


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I would get new manifold gaskets, cause it's easier to put them in now, than have to later. And you can reuse your stock header studs and bolts. They've been through some heat cycles, so they shouldn't loosen much, but you can always get some grade 8 locking bolts to be sure. And get that tune next payday!
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:26 AM   #6
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Was Going To Get oem Ford Gaskets , AND Maybe Just Use Thread Locker On The Bolts Unless Someone Suggests The Lockers.

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Do not re-use manifold gaskets. If you want the best, get the Percy's Dead Soft aluminium ones. For bolts that do not back out get stage 8 locking bolts. Full exhaust with the longtubes should give you some better low end grunt on the 4V. A tune will make the biggest difference. I'd get in touch with MPT for a full blown datalog tune vs a canned one.
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Cool thanks man , will do
I'll order them off late model
Just wonder if they will be a ***** to put on, because aren't the stage 8 lockers a hex head

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They're both. Allen key but also are a 6 pt head. I used them for years on my 95 and it was nice to never have to worry about a bolt backing out. And since you are dropping the K on them, use a torque wrench when you install since you will be able to get it in there. Torque to the median torque (between min and max) and then if you have to go a little tighter to get the locking arm to sit on the primary you can. Work inside to outside. Unless you are using MACs, with those stupid individual flanges.
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Grade 8 locking header bolts and ford racing gaskets. The gasket that come with the best quality headers are still garbage. I wouldn't use any type of thread locker on the bolts regardless if you go locking bolts or not. Having to heat the bolts whenever you have to take them out is the last thing you're going to want to deal with. After having to go back to retighten the header bolts after a heat cycle is a big pain so I would recommend dropping the $70 or so on locking bolts. Also a tubular k member would also be a life saver doing any type of header maintenance.


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Cool I'll order the stage 8 locks, and get oem Ford Gaskets to be on the safe side.

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I would buy a new gasket, and if the headers don't come with bolts I would buy new bolts, you also need O2 extensions!


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I would buy a new gasket, and if the headers don't come with bolts I would buy new bolts, you also need O2 extensions!


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