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Old 06-02-2014, 01:19 PM   #71
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Ok doing it right now, so far only issue is the mid pipe to manifold bolts not turning at all after I find a solution I'll let you know
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Do you have a torch? That would help a lot.
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Torch??
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Torch??

Or even a heat gun. Get that nut super hot and then try taking it off. A torch would work best though.
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Im surprised youre having that much of an issue with these nuts. Are both sides that hard to get off or just one?
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Old 06-02-2014, 02:32 PM   #76
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Both sides, going to Home Depot to rent cordless impact wrench for $8 for 4 hours
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Go under the car and try getting close as possible to the flange. I tighten mine without using extensions yesterday.
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Old 06-02-2014, 04:01 PM   #78
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How did you reach the upper mid pipe bolts that connect to the manifold???
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Need help reaching the bottom set of header bolts, any suggestions have the bbk's on now
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Need help reaching the bottom set of header bolts, any suggestions have the bbk's on now

I am looking under my good right now can't you simply place the bolts in with your hand and work them slowly in with a tool?
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Do you have the bbk's? I managed to tighten all the top ones down a little but there like no space for the ratchet to get at the lower ones
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Do you have the bbk's? I managed to tighten all the top ones down a little but there like no space for the ratchet to get at the lower ones
I've read you'll need to remove the starter to reach the back bottom bolt. Turn your wheel all the way to the right and see if you can see the bolts from the wheel well. If you can remove the tire and try that.
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Do you have the bbk's? I managed to tighten all the top ones down a little but there like no space for the ratchet to get at the lower ones

You don't have a smaller ratchet? I have a really small one I'm hopen will be perfect for install cause if you can losen up you should be able to tighten them up of course this is what everyone was talking about when they said they were a pain in the butt..
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You don't have a smaller ratchet? I have a really small one I'm hopen will be perfect for install cause if you can losen up you should be able to tighten them up of course this is what everyone was talking about when they said they were a pain in the butt..
You still have time to turn away lol mac ftw
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:18 PM   #85
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Lol all bolts on but the bottom ones, slowly turning them with a crescent wrench but lookin for a bit faster way
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Lol all bolts on but the bottom ones, slowly turning them with a crescent wrench but lookin for a bit faster way
Gear wrench
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Cole are you still installing them, haven't heard from you in awhile
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Cole are you still installing them, haven't heard from you in awhile

I am thinking about just taking mine to my local ford dealer.. Cause they said that my warranty will stay valid if they install.. And man does it sound like a pain in the butt for install lol
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I am thinking about just taking mine to my local ford dealer.. Cause they said that my warranty will stay valid if they install.. And man does it sound like a pain in the butt for install lol
Have you gotten a quote from your dealer?
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They told me they would quote me once I showed up and they saw the headers haha I laughed.. But the guy said the guy who installs the headers was gone for the day but I'm surprised he didn't quote me.. If it's an exaggerated price above 250$ I'll do this dang thing on my own lol cause I could care less about my warranty because I already am tuned.. I just want it professionally done..
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Yea some advice get mini crescent wrenches size 1/2 cause in finishing up rn and these mini thing really are the only way
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They told me they would quote me once I showed up and they saw the headers haha I laughed.. But the guy said the guy who installs the headers was gone for the day but I'm surprised he didn't quote me.. If it's an exaggerated price above 250$ I'll do this dang thing on my own lol cause I could care less about my warranty because I already am tuned.. I just want it professionally done..
You can handle the install yourself. Save the $$$ your just unbolting 12 manifold bolts and 4 collector bolts. Buy a gear wrench and some wd40, and do it on a day you have nothing better to do.
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:49 PM   #93
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And get a friend to help doing by yourself sounds much harder, also if you're like me and this is the first major thing you're doing to your car set aside a lot of time, also go to Home Depot and rent a impact drill only $8 for 4 hours
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Need help reaching the bottom set of header bolts, any suggestions have the bbk's on now

Use socket extensions. If you have impact tool, this part is much easier to do.
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So I guess the tubing is quite a bit different on the macs which makes them easier to install? If it's that much easier I'll wait until the macs are back in stock and buy those. I'm pretty sure I saw them on stangmods.com as well
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So I guess the tubing is quite a bit different on the macs which makes them easier to install? If it's that much easier I'll wait until the macs are back in stock and buy those. I'm pretty sure I saw them on stangmods.com as well
I don't know where you live but keep in mind the BBK's are 50 state legal.
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You can handle the install yourself. Save the $$$ your just unbolting 12 manifold bolts and 4 collector bolts. Buy a gear wrench and some wd40, and do it on a day you have nothing better to do.

Yea I guess your right. Shouldn't be to bad I just didn't want to struggle lol the closest thing I've done under the hood is my CAI and that was cake but I'm lacking anything to jack my car up.. And don't have the space to buy and store them lol my main concern is passenger side ima YouTube how to remove the bolt and that metal hose in that general direction

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Yea I guess your right. Shouldn't be to bad I just didn't want to struggle lol the closest thing I've done under the hood is my CAI and that was cake but I'm lacking anything to jack my car up.. And don't have the space to buy and store them lol my main concern is passenger side ima YouTube how to remove the bolt and that metal hose in that general direction

Battery** not bolt lol
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Use car ramps less of a worry, for me I didn't remove the hose but it Deffinitly would've helped, just use a lot of wd-40
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Is this a gt, I used a 1/2 inch ratchet with a cheater bar and 3 out of 4 came out ok,, last one broke. You can try and heat them. If you don't have a set of oxy torches then pick up some map gas. it burns hotter than propane. Hit them with penetrent, heat them, repeat process several times. They will be tight all the way out. On the GT, they can all be accessed from up top with a u joint and a 20 " extension.
Use anti seize when you put them back together as the threads are cut to lock and you shouldn't have to worry about them backing out. Also, antiseize the base of the flange nut so it won't corrode to the converter.
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Use car ramps less of a worry, for me I didn't remove the hose but it Deffinitly would've helped, just use a lot of wd-40

So did you get it done?
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Yep all is done, will attach a video later today to show how they sounds with the frpp sport axle backs. Sounds really good
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Yep all is done, will attach a video later today to show how they sounds with the frpp sport axle backs. Sounds really good

Nice. How did you finally get all the lower bolts tightened? Especially the passenger side. Did you have to drop the starter?
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:37 AM   #103
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Removed bolt for the coolant line and it freed up some space, also mini crescent wrenches did the trick
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Man got my bbk in the mail ad one had a bit of rust on it I am not familiar with piping especially about engines but is this something I should be worried about? There are also rust stains inside the header.. Any info would be good
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Man got my bbk in the mail ad one had a bit of rust on it I am not familiar with piping especially about engines but is this something I should be worried about? There are also rust stains inside the header.. Any info would be good
My bbk also had rust, sent them back and got another set with "less" rust. IMO the quality is poor to say the least! They also had mig spatter all over them which I wasn't to pleased with either. I'd expect something that was manufactured in China to have these quality issues but from the U.S? Being a welder for 15 years we'd never send something out looking like that, all around poor quality. At least they haven't cracked.......yet. I know the macs are pretty new and there is not many reviews yet but anyone looking for headers should maybe take a look at them before bbk.

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