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Old 11-23-2015, 01:28 AM   #1
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Installing BBK O/R X Pipe

So I'm buying a BBK O/R X-Pipe for my 2003 GT and I was wondering what else do I need that doesn't come with it? (Buying from AM) I heard you need a new passenger side manifold gasket for a tight no leak fit? (Yes, my headers are stock btw)
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:53 AM   #2
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Yes, get a Fel Pro gasket for the Passenger side. That will be it for the install.

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Fel Pro gasket is like $5. You will also need 1/2" drive tools for the passenger side manifold nuts. A 3/8" deep well will not fit and a 3/8" standard socket will not be able to go deep enough to bite onto the nut. Need 1/2" shallow sockets and a 1/2" drive universal joint. Also spray some PB Blaster or Liquid Wrench on all the hardware you are removing and let it soak overnight. Then apply heat to everything before removal. Exhaust hardware that has been in one spot for 12 years is not going to want to cooperate.


Also, consider the UPR vs the BBK. True X design and has the best ground clearance of all the mid pipes.


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I got the bbk and have no regrets but the 4 bolts that are after the cats mine where rusted and wouldnt come out so had to make a hardware store run on downpipes haha... So just be aware cuz mine didnt come with those bolts and mine where in there since 96 so they where stuck none the less.... But besides that enjoy ur new sound and i noticed a small gain up top ( mine still had the 6 cat design stock) and a bbk offroad x pipe with no mufflers and 3in exhaust sounds awsome but i also have tips ( never measured there size or length, they where on it when i bought the car)


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Does the whole gasket on the passenger side apply to a UPR O/R X? I just purchased one and should be receiving it tomorrow. I emailed UPR to see if it comes with a gasket and to see if i need one.

This is the response i got...

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The right side does not require a gasket, and the left side comes with the necessary insert to seal it.

Thank you,"

Should i still get one?


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Does the whole gasket on the passenger side apply to a UPR O/R X? I just purchased one and should be receiving it tomorrow. I emailed UPR to see if it comes with a gasket and to see if i need one.

This is the response i got...

"Hello,

The right side does not require a gasket, and the left side comes with the necessary insert to seal it.

Thank you,"

Should i still get one?


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They sound like they have their sides mixed up. The left one does not need a gasket but the right does...

Either way any local box store should stock them for $6 so if it happens to not come with one just run out and grab one.
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I appreciate it. Thank you!


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local ford dealership has them for 8 bucks, thats where i got mine couldnt be happier with the fit as well no leaks here
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Was the install hard? The entire mid pipe installation?


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No not at all, just time consuming to make sure its snug and no exhaust leak. About 2 hours install in just a slow pace making sure not making any mistakes and making sure everything fits perfect and snug. Also would recommend ramps instead of jack stands.
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ALWAYS use ramps unless you need the suspension unloaded or are using a lift. Just for safety and not having the stand in your way.

Biggest issue with a mid pipe change is getting the stock pipe off if its original. Recommend putting the car on ramps the day prior, soaking all nuts/bolts in liquid wrench in the evening, again before you go to bed and then again before starting on it and put some heat onto the passenger side problematic nut before even trying.
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Damn! I have to invest in some ramps. Thanks!


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This might seem like a dumb question. But i got my UPR O/R installed last week, i have probably driven it about 200 miles if that, but i have not gotten a check engine light. I have read in many threads that, that a cel is common. Is this normal? Or is it still in the break-in process. I'm just curious to know.


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If your not tuned it will pop... My cell lit up after around 50 miles, but every car is different


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By pop I mean it will trigger the check engine light. The rear o2s only check to make sure the cats are working. And since there not there it triggers the light. I didn't want you to think the engine would pop so I reposted lol


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Haha. Well if it doesn't turn on say, another 120 miles...should i be concerned?


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It'll come on

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