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Old 09-09-2013, 08:21 AM   #1
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2013 GT Full Bassani exhaust system install

A couple of guys were interested in my Bassani header installation, so I thought I'd make a thread on how I installed them.

I performed the install alone and on jack stands in my garage using the following procedure:

1. Secure the steering wheel in place using bungie cords.
2. Place the car on jack stands.
3. Loosen the two nuts on the flange plate where the steering shaft enters the car. Note: This will allow you to slide the steering shaft into the car to help facilitate separation.
4. Place floor jack under transmission to support engine and <acronym title="transmission">tranny</acronym>.
5. Remove k-member. Note: It's not necessary to remove the struts and rotors.
6. Remove motor mount brackets and factory headers with cats still attached.
7. Remove factory header studs and chase all bolt holes with a thread chase tool. Note: Clean all bolt holes with brake and parts cleaner.
8. Use new factory header gaskets.
9. Install aftermarket header. Note: I used the supplied bolts and anti seize.
10. Tighten all bolts evenly in a criss-cross pattern. Note: Tighten bolts from the center of the flange outward using a hand wrench.
11. Continue with options listed below or begin reinstalling previously removed parts.

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Optional mods to be performed while the k-member is out of the car:

1. Install new motor mounts.
2. Install front control arm bushings.

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Old 09-09-2013, 08:26 AM   #2
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Awesome write up! You did a great job!
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:43 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by NoSlo5oH
A couple of guys were interested in my Bassani header installation, so I thought I'd make a thread on how I installed them.

I performed the install alone and on jack stands in my garage using the following procedure:

1. Secure the steering wheel in place using bungie cords.
2. Place the car on jack stands.
3. Loosen the two nuts on the flange plate where the steering shaft enters the car. Note: This will allow you to slide the steering shaft into the car to help facilitate separation.
4. Place floor jack under transmission to support engine and <acronym title="transmission">tranny</acronym>.
5. Remove k-member. Note: It's not necessary to remove the struts and rotors.
6. Remove motor mount brackets and factory headers with cats still attached.
7. Remove factory header studs and chase all bolt holes with a thread chase tool. Note: Clean all bolt holes with brake and parts cleaner.
8. Use new factory header gaskets.
9. Install aftermarket header. Note: I used the supplied bolts and anti seize.
10. Tighten all bolts evenly in a criss-cross pattern. Note: Tighten bolts from the center of the flange outward using a hand wrench.
11. Continue with options listed below or begin reinstalling previously removed parts.

http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/...ps193d5414.jpg
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/...psfd2deddb.jpg
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/...ps894fe59f.jpg
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1c521344.jpg
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/...ps898ea8e1.jpg
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/...psc0844c5d.jpg
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/...ps8dc72fa2.jpg
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/...psee01774b.jpg
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/...ps4809ab5a.jpg
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/...psfa1d5fc0.jpg
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/...pse9ac6d63.jpg

Optional mods to be performed while the k-member is out of the car:

1. Install new motor mounts.
2. Install front control arm bushings.

http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/...ps297b2d2e.jpg
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/...psaab117a0.jpg
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2bb2a477.jpg
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/...ps244e1bde.jpg
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/...psdb01d1d9.jpg
Awesome this is ganna help alot of people on here
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