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Old 03-14-2016, 03:13 PM   #1
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Who installs headers?

I thought finding someone to install gears was tough...but man here in Kentucky nobody wants to mess with headers. Mine are ceramic MAC; outside of doing it myself...can you guys let me know if it was difficult to get someone to do it. Almost a straight no when they thought they were LT; reluctant on shortys. I appreciate any advice....


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Am planning on finding out first hand myself very soon but from folks I know, it's more time consuming than anything else due to clearance issues. Time consuming at a shop also means X hours times $70/hr-ish.
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Should be a lot of youtube videos that will show you step by step. I used one when i installed my long tubes.
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Hah!! I put headers on a V8 Chevy Vega back in the day!! Nothing could be that bad! Roll up your sleeves! Get dirty!!


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I thought finding someone to install gears was tough...but man here in Kentucky nobody wants to mess with headers. Mine are ceramic MAC; outside of doing it myself...can you guys let me know if it was difficult to get someone to do it. Almost a straight no when they thought they were LT; reluctant on shortys. I appreciate any advice....

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I think some of the installers are afraid to touch anything from the cats to the engine.
Tell them that they are CARB approved and that the shorty headers have no federal restrictions, as the cats do.
I did mine. Not so bad with the appropriate wrenches.
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I'm in Louisville, Kentucky. I haven't done headers yet, but have you tried contacting Fast Track Performance, or Blankenship Tuning? I hear those are both reputable shops who deal with a lot of Mustangs. They may be able to do it for you.
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Who installs headers?

I'm sure someone up in Louisville will do the install for you. I'd suggest giving those two shops mentioned by Josh a call. If it doesn't work out then keep calling.


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Am planning on finding out first hand myself very soon but from folks I know, it's more time consuming than anything else due to clearance issues. Time consuming at a shop also means X hours times $70/hr-ish.

It takes no more than 2-3 hours on our 3.7s! It's a very easy install. Our engine bay has a crazy amount of clearance. Let me know when you plan on doing the install. We'll knock it out in no time.


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May depend on what shops you're hitting up. Aside from dedicated performance shops, a lot of them don't want to touch any part that's aftermarket. This was the case when I tried looking for someone to help me break loose the jam nuts on my panhard bar. Even though it was something so simple that just needed more leverage from being on a lift, no shop around me would touch it for liability reasons.
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I've read that shorties are a 2-3hr project but not difficult. Long tubes are a different story.


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I've read that shorties are a 2-3hr project but not difficult. Long tubes are a different story.


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I did long tubes shortty xpipe and mufflers at a diy auto shop with a lift took 6 hours with the help of one of the mechanics, he just gave advice though, best advice I can give is make sure you have a long extension 13" or so with a pivot (little elbow joint) makes life way easier when trying to reach the bolts on the stock midpipe

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