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Old 05-10-2013, 02:13 AM   #1
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05 shorty headers install

Tomorw morning I will be helping my friend install some shorty headers on his 05 v6. Any tips on installing? Things I should look for? Thanks.
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Tomorw morning I will be helping my friend install some shorty headers on his 05 v6. Any tips on installing? Things I should look for? Thanks.
Get something to spray on the nuts to loosen em before trying to take em off! Made my install so much easier!
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Tomorw morning I will be helping my friend install some shorty headers on his 05 v6. Any tips on installing? Things I should look for? Thanks.
Hi leave the studs in the bolts are a pain.I put a insulating wrap on to reduce heat.
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Get something to spray on the nuts to loosen em before trying to take em off! Made my install so much easier!
Yea we spraying them with pb blaster
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Yea we spraying them with pb blaster
Yeah and other than that it's not bad, what brand headers? Cause I've got Pypes shorties and they fit perfect
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Wipe new headers clean of all dirt, grease, grime, and fingerprints before first startup or it will stain and tarnish the finish. Don't forget to retorque nuts after a few miles. And you probably will smell the new cooking off them for first few start ups. Watch for clearance issues with wires and hoses.
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What do we torque them with? They are bbk
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I always use a ratchet and socket and start from the middle nuts and work your way out
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All done. Quick 2 hour job. Hardest part are the header to midpipe bolts lol so tough. But got it done.
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Congrats on the work! Looks good and saved on a installation bill. I have bbk shortys also and cost me $200 to have installed.
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Congrats on the work! Looks good and saved on a installation bill. I have bbk shortys also and cost me $200 to have installed.
Thanks luckily I have an impact so it was preety easy. And it's all straight forward.
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I've been thinking about getting some shorties, did you or your friend notice any difference?, almost everyone says they are not worth it.
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I've been thinking about getting some shorties, did you or your friend notice any difference?, almost everyone says they are not worth it.
Sound is noticeable! And some mid range power for me
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It sounds a little different barely but that's because the rest of his exhaust is stock he still has cats on. Once he changes out the rest I'm sure it will sound louder. But it looks good under the hood
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It sounds a little different barely but that's because the rest of his exhaust is stock he still has cats on. Once he changes out the rest I'm sure it will sound louder. But it looks good under the hood
Still a single exhaust with the stock muffler??
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Yea lol. He just got into mustangs. Since them I'vedipped his rims and lowered his car
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Yea lol. He just got into mustangs. Since them I'vedipped his rims and lowered his car
Well then a dual exhaust is a must for the next mod!!
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Yes it is. You guys recommend taking off the cats or leaving them on and starting the piping after
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Yes it is. You guys recommend taking off the cats or leaving them on and starting the piping after
Definitely leave them on! Our 4.0s sound like straight ricers without cats!
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I sort of thought that they might.
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I sort of thought that they might.
I'd say shorties, stock cats, h-pipe, and Pypes mid muffler system!
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What kind of h pipe? Custom made one or one from AM?
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What kind of h pipe? Custom made one or one from AM?
They don't make one on AM for the 4.0, they have the Mac prochamber which will be similar and other than that just a custom one
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Alright gotcha. I will recommend that to him
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