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Old 06-28-2015, 11:22 PM   #36
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Just drop the k member .. Trust us we did it before.

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Old 06-28-2015, 11:27 PM   #37
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How big much of a pain is it to get the spindle bolts and all of that back together tho?
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Old 06-28-2015, 11:31 PM   #38
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How big much of a pain is it to get the spindle bolts and all of that back together tho?
its not bad at all to put the spindle bolts back in all you have to do is put a jack under the control arm and jack it up so that the holes line up, then just hit it with an impact. To get the brakes back in its only 2 bolts per side too. when i did my longtube headers putting the suspension back together took about an hour, just hang in there and take your time it will be SOOOO worth it If you have any questions throughout the install just ask me i did this like 3 weeks ago on my car.
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its not bad at all to put the spindle bolts back in all you have to do is put a jack under the control arm and jack it up so that the holes line up, then just hit it with an impact. To get the brakes back in its only 2 bolts per side too. when i did my longtube headers putting the suspension back together took about an hour, just hang in there and take your time it will be SOOOO worth it If you have any questions throughout the install just ask me i did this like 3 weeks ago on my car.
Would you mind to pm me your cell number just so I could get a quicker response? because I don't have any service where I'm at to use the forum unless I run back in forth to the house lol


So tomorrow should I first take out the starter then the brake calipers, spindle bolts, then what? And so on and so forth?

Also I think I found 4 of the 8 k member bolts but I'm not sure where the other 4 are
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Would you mind to pm me your cell number just so I could get a quicker response? because I don't have any service where I'm at to use the forum unless I run back in forth to the house lol





So tomorrow should I first take out the starter then the brake calipers, spindle bolts, then what? And so on and so forth?



Also I think I found 4 of the 8 k member bolts but I'm not sure where the other 4 are

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Old 06-29-2015, 12:09 PM   #41
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It's been a successful morning!

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I was going to start the drivers side but I have one lock lug but to which I don't have the key, any ideas?
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Old 06-29-2015, 01:33 PM   #42
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Old 06-29-2015, 02:28 PM   #43
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What ever size it is one size smaller 12 point socket hammer it in the lock then turn

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Old 06-29-2015, 09:48 PM   #44
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Air chisel did the trick
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Old 06-30-2015, 12:01 PM   #45
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Steering shaft and rack are disconnected and off and have it zip tied by the radiator
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Father in law is gonna give me a hand this evening jacking the engine up and getting the k dropped

Do you guys drop it out completely or just loosen it and drop one side at a time?
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Old 06-30-2015, 12:33 PM   #46
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Start by putting a LITTLE BIT of pressure under the oil pan with the jack, then loosen the motor mounts nuts, put some kind of support under the k member and loosen each side a little bit at the time until it drops. just a heads up, the k member is fairly heavy and awkward to handle, after the k member is dropped just take the motor mounts off ( this is a great time to replace them) and your ready to start taking to old headers off and putting the new ones in.


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Old 06-30-2015, 02:40 PM   #47
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Well I came back from mowing a lawn for 100$ and my father in law was underneath the car, had the k dropped and on the ground, jack under the motor and was starting header bolts.

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The drivers side is cake it's already got all the bolts in just gotta be torqued, passenger side sucks

I have the starter out and am debating taking the motor mount off to give some more room, I was able to use all the studs from the drivers side but can't use any on the passenger. But dropping the k has certainly helped a hell of a lot, should be back on the road tomorrow
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:02 PM   #48
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Pacesetters? Just FYI its going to be a smoke show when you start the motor as all that black paint burns off. After that they'll be ok as long as you keep from driving in salt or crud or anything.
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Old 06-30-2015, 11:16 PM   #49
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Nope, I blasted them and had the ceramic painted Scotty.. I've had them before and learned my lesson lol

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Just gotta put the wheels on and pull out the rest of the cat back and she's done
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Ah gotcha. Then you should be good.

Let me know how they fit, kinda curious to see if Pacesetter actually got the fit right and everything or if you have to take a BFH to any part of them.

They are the Pacesetters right?
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Old 07-01-2015, 07:10 AM   #51
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Yeah and there is 2 different model numbers for pacesetter 2v long tubes so the issues may be with one of them but it wasn't mine everything fit like a glove, welds look good, holes lined up, honestly glad I didn't drop the extra few hundred to get a diff brand

Also I finished it last night about 345 am
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Is your car a manual or auto?

And this is a dumb question, but when you drop the K and change motor mounts, what's holding the motor?


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An engine support beam, a hoist or a jack with a block of wood on the oil pan.

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I had a jack with a block on the oil pan and didn't mess with the tranny so it supported some weight to

Scotty it did still smoke a little but not like my first set of pacesetters with their regular paint

Also gotta driver her open headers until I can get into an exhaust shop and this is annoying lol
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I had a jack with a block on the oil pan and didn't mess with the tranny so it supported some weight to

Scotty it did still smoke a little but not like my first set of pacesetters with their regular paint

Also gotta driver her open headers until I can get into an exhaust shop and this is annoying lol
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:10 AM   #56
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Got lucky, went into an exhaust shop once I got to town today, guys getting me in to finish the exhaust at 7am!! Said it would be like 30-40$ and maybe 30 minutes or so to do it
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I just got the exhaust finished.. The only thing that changed was longtubes. Just had him make me some custom mid piping back to my H pipe..

I haven't drove it in like a week, but I swear it got a lot quieter with the longtubes. But it does seem a lot deeper, so could it be I'm mistaking the deepness to quietness? I figured long tubes would make it louder
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What is the before set up and the after set up?
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04 2v longtube install

Before set up was factory manifolds, off road H pipe, flowmaster 10's

After is longtubes and everything else the exact same

Seems to be getting louder the more I drive it but still keeps the deeper tone which I like
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You might just be a little used to the open headers?

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I only drove it open for a day tho, and even then didn't drive that much yesterday I mean I remember how loud it was before the headers so maybe it's just breaking in because it's louder now than it was this morning when i first got it finished
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Longtubes will make the exhaust alot quieter.

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It's getting louder the more I drive it, but I love the deepness of the tone it has now
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I feel your pain, just put the K back in my 99 last night. Pulled out the mid-length headers and went to BBK shorties instead... car is too low for long tubes so this is a compromise but I couldn't get the trans out with the mid-lengths. Put the K back in, dropped the trans out last night, clutch and flywheel are both toast. Much easier if you have help, I have a 4 post lift but I'm doing everything myself. Glad I picked up a used under-lift trans jack a while back, tough to try to drop a T-45 when you can only use 1 arm to lift stuff.
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I should've did it at the same time but I'm gonna get a new tubular k member soon and I sure as **** am paying someone to install it lol
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What brand tubular K do you plan to get?


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