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Old 08-20-2013, 01:31 AM   #1
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So awhile back I ordered these and just came in today.

Took me pretty much half the day due to small complications. But it was well worth it!!

Being a 50k mile car my nuts seized on the studs and came out with them. Lol. But no big deal. Took them apart and put them back in.

What took the longest part was the passenger side is such a PITA with it being all cramped.

Please don't say "you should've gotten longtubes." I know what I wanted.

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Old 08-20-2013, 06:15 AM   #2
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You should have gotten LT......lol


Can't wait to get my shorties, but I won't be the one crawling up under my car.....lol
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Looks good, a lot better than the cast iron slugs used for the factory exhaust manifolds
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Some tips for header installation: soak the bolts with PB blaster or equivalent overnight to help them come loose. On our 3.7 V6, remove the upper intake to make installation of the passenger side much easier.
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Some tips for header installation: soak the bolts with PB blaster or equivalent overnight to help them come loose. On our 3.7 V6, remove the upper intake to make installation of the passenger side much easier.
If the upper intake is removed, is everything accessible from the top side for installation?
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Didn't think about pulling the upper. That's a good idea
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If the upper intake is removed, is everything accessible from the top side for installation?
At least the manifold to head bolts. Not sure about the bolts to the down pipes.
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Thanks for the tip I was going to soak them but forgot that night and was a lil impatient to put them on. Haha.

Removing the top intake manifold would've helped a lil but the main thing getting in the way is the damn line that ran across the passenger side.

The bottom bolts are really hard to tightin since your just in a awkward position. But it can be done.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:24 PM   #9
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Before install.

BBK catted xpipe and magnaflow comps.


After install

BBK shorty headers,BBK catted xpipe,magnaflow comps.

Make sure to turn the HQ on since its phone quality -_-
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Remember to soak your gaskets before install. If not, they will crack. Then you gotta pull them off and such all over again.
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Remember to soak your gaskets before install. If not, they will crack. Then you gotta pull them off and such all over again.
soak em in what?
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soak em in what?
Preferably Unicorn Piss, it gives you 50 extra HP at Zero RPM jk idk hahahqha

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So awhile back I ordered these and just came in today.

Took me pretty much half the day due to small complications. But it was well worth it!!

Being a 50k mile car my nuts seized on the studs and came out with them. Lol. But no big deal. Took them apart and put them back in.

What took the longest part was the passenger side is such a PITA with it being all cramped.

Please don't say "you should've gotten longtubes." I know what I wanted.

Have any question feel free to ask!

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Nice but rasp n crackling n stuff I hate that. But u may like it
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:47 PM   #13
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Preferably Unicorn Piss, it gives you 50 extra HP at Zero RPM jk idk hahahqha

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Nice but rasp n crackling n stuff I hate that. But u may like it
Most likely it's from my xpipe. If they made a H and some resonators it wouldn't be bad. But I like the lil crackle.
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Preferably Unicorn Piss, it gives you 50 extra HP at Zero RPM jk idk hahahqha

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Nice but rasp n crackling n stuff I hate that. But u may like it
Charlie clear some messages. I need some advice on nitrous bro.
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soak em in what?
Water. Helps mold is to the engine instead of a dry install. Some old school guys can confirm this?
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Water. Helps mold is to the engine instead of a dry install. Some old school guys can confirm this?
but that's with the paper gaskets I want metal; I think copper. are those better?

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Did you get the stainless steel or the ceramic ones? I opted for the ceramic myself.

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Water. Helps mold is to the engine instead of a dry install. Some old school guys can confirm this?
Did you buy the paper ones separately? The metal came with mine.
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Either reuse the stock manifold gaskets (what I did) or get new oem manifold gaskets. You won't beat Multi Layer Steel gaskets on sealing or longevity. Throw the BBK composite gaskets where they belong, in the trash. As far as copper...it anneals, and can blow out over time after many heat cycles. It is conformable to an extent though but still, oem is better. Otherwise...oem would use copper. Just like MLS head gaskets...MLS manifold gaskets are the best route.
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Did you get the stainless steel or the ceramic ones? I opted for the ceramic myself.

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Did you buy the paper ones separately? The metal came with mine.
It helps with molding it. Either way, I'm doing a wet install.
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This is actually interesting. I never heard about wet install of gaskets. I've never done it before. I was going to go get new metal gaskets but didn't feel like getting them. Lol
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Charlie clear some messages. I need some advice on nitrous bro.
Good to go sir
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This is actually interesting. I never heard about wet install of gaskets. I've never done it before. I was going to go get new metal gaskets but didn't feel like getting them. Lol
Neither have I. I've installed quite a few headers, albeit its been a few years. Saking a composit gasket would seem to make it weak.

I like the idea of using the OEM gaskets of today. Much better quality then they used to be. I can even remember cork!
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So we can use the oem gaskets? For some reason I thought they wouldn't fit lol

That's what I'll use then.
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Any performance gain?
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Preferably Unicorn Piss, it gives you 50 extra HP at Zero RPM jk idk hahahqha

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Nice but rasp n crackling n stuff I hate that. But u may like it
That's TRUE except he is West of the Mississippi. So you will have to use only MALE Unicorn Urine, otherwise, you will only be getting 40 HP at Zero RPM.
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