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Old 05-13-2015, 05:30 PM   #1
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BBK Header Install info

Boring day at work so I went fishing on the webs for something helpful for everyone.

I went out to BBK's website to grab this document. Seems AM does not even have the vendor instructions on their site. I did email it to their install guides email address. So hopefully they will post them some time.

But in the mean time, I figured I would post this here in case anyone wanted to reference it during their install.

BBK has guides for most of their products. I know AM posts Vendor guides for other products, I just don't know why they don't have these.
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Boring day at work so I went fishing on the webs for something helpful for everyone.

I went out to BBK's website to grab this document. Seems AM does not even have the vendor instructions on their site. I did email it to their install guides email address. So hopefully they will post them some time.

But in the mean time, I figured I would post this here in case anyone wanted to reference it during their install.

BBK has guides for most of their products. I know AM posts Vendor guides for other products, I just don't know why they don't have these.

I received this exact printout in the BBK box when my shorties arrived.
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Oh well. At least they are on here if anyone loses them or buys used.

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Thanks for this. I've really been eyeing this as my next mod, but I've read how long/tedious an install it has been for most, and I really don't want to get in over my head or mess something up. The 3 immediate shops I have called for estimates say they "don't fool around with headers" , so I may be out of luck...


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Old 05-13-2015, 08:24 PM   #5
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Any family that has worked on cars? Maybe get some family or friends and make a weekend out of it.

People pull this mod off all the time by them self. Takes a while but they get it done.

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Hah, not really, truth be told, I'm pretty new to all this as well. My previous car was a beat up Saturn 4 cylinder coupe...nothing pretty, but she got me through college. Didn't mod it at all though, just made sure the usual maintenance was taken care of.


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Old 05-13-2015, 08:36 PM   #7
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Have you tried checking shops in nearby cities?

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It's very easy to do. It just takes a while to tighten the bolts. There really isn't much you can mess up.
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Thanks for this! Doing the install soon since when I asked around I got quoted $400. I was just being lazy and wondered if I could get it done cheaply but on principle I couldn't justify that when I could easily do it myself.

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Just make sure u have a good set of ratcheting wrenches and you'll be fine.

Simple quick instal with these. Should take 1hr a side if u have done them before.


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Just make sure u have a good set of ratcheting wrenches and you'll be fine.

Simple quick instal with these. Should take 1hr a side if u have done them before.


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That doesn't sound too bad. The instructions say "Approximately 1 hour install time" which according to many of the threads I've read does not compute
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Well I've been wrenching on cars with my dad since I was six. Paid cash for my first dirt bike at 7 with my paper route and hay money. Bought my first car at 13 and rebuilt it bottom up. I love wrenching on cars and have a lot of experience. Idk about tuning fi cars but give me a carb motor and I'll tear into it all day long. Headers in these r the same as any other car just a bit tighter than most . With proper tools it's an easy job. I've seen some people it took 5 hrs a side and I can't help but feel bad for there lack of knowladge. But it's a fun job either way. If your a bit slower than just drink some beer relax and have fun


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Well the good news, is I will be tackling this install this weekend. So I will report back with my findings. I will also be uploading a new updated tune that includes the shorties.

I have heard Bama is now doing the v2 tunes for our cars? (someone correct me if I am wrong)

So I may get a bit more then expected
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If I may ask, where did you get your headers? So far the cheapest site I have found the BBK ceramic shorty headers is on autoanything...
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Yes. My wife bought them for me on there (isn't that sweet? lol)

If you IM or call them, they can sometimes work you a special deal

When my wife bought them, they offered them to her for almost what chrome ones were.
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Nice! I'll definitely have to check them out, thanks!
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No problem! You could always take the end price to AM if you want them to price match.
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So I took your advice and spoke with a representative over lunch, and long story short ordered the ceramic headers for just a little over $300 with free shipping! Now I just have to work up the courage to tackle the install (unless I find a reasonable install quote)
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Well for me, my wife's uncle has a lift. So we will knock this out with a quickness Saturday. He is a Ford tech and has done header swaps numerous times. So in reality I don't have to do anything, but I want to learn so I will. He didn't ask for any pay but I gave him a little just because.
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Do them yourself pretzel. There fun have a few beers and have a set of ratcheting wrenches handy. Your be fine


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Yup. Get yourself some ratchets, and some "ratchets" and make it a night.
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Well, if I do, I'll definitely give an update on what the experience was like!
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I'm assuming I'll need 10mm ratcheting wrenches? I'm going with the ratcheting adjustable from harbor freight. Just need to know what sizes to get.
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I would recommend the ratcheting wrenches that pivot too. Big help lol. And yes I believe there ten mm.


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I have heard Bama is now doing the v2 tunes for our cars? (someone correct me if I am wrong)
They don't, unfortunately. It was bad info wherever it was from. I had Alex personally check for me.
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I thought the nuts for the headers were 1/2" or 13 mm.
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Correct 1/2 or 13mm will work. 1/2 will be slightly looser but only by .25mm.


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I think I read in a thread that a 1/2" breaker bar was recommended...can anyone comment on this?
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Also, it may be different for differnt cars but I couldn't use the box end wrench on that passenger side, closest to the firewall, nut.
Believe some had to use open end wrench.
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I think I read in a thread that a 1/2" breaker bar was recommended...can anyone comment on this?
That must have been on the mid pipe connection. If it's real rusty. Mine was easy but I believe an extension is recommended. If I remember correcty, I may have used a swivel there as well.
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2ft of extension swivel and breaker bar will come in handy for that . I just used an open end wrench for that rear bottom bolt. Box wrench wasn't necessary


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On a side note. My driver side collector bolts were very tight but the driver side were losey goosey. So if your first sides really tight don't get to upset. You might get lucky.


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Driver side tight
Passenger side loose.

I really should stop typing while I'm at work.


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Well I am definitely looking forward to getting these on this weekend. I am stoked to see what and if any changes happen (sound or low end power).
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