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98gtstang

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« on: May 28, 2009, 11:06:34 AM »
ive been wanting to put long tube headers on my car for sometime now....but poping the hood and looking at the zero space under the hood has been making me put it off for sometime. how hard is it to put headers on my 98 gt?  is it something i should have a garage do?  or myself? ???

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Re: headers
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2009, 01:50:15 PM »
I would say take it to the garage. If you mess up one thread, your exhaust system is done. It will cost you about $400 to take it to a shop though.

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Re: headers
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2009, 04:11:03 PM »
But, if you don't know what you are doing, it will cost more than $400 to replace a stripped out manifold bolt.  Take it to the shop. 

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Re: headers
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2009, 09:35:54 PM »
Yes, i agree that taking it to a shop would be the best way to go. There are many major problems and setbacks you could run into, and unless u have a hoist and a fairly large selection of tools to use it will be a waste of time even trying. I put long tubes on my car and it didnt go to bad but the engine bay was clean and pretty low miles on the car. However with the help of a couple buddies, we started at 6 pm and never had to bother waking up the next morning for breakfast. There is even less room to work once the long tubes are in, i still have one bolt to put in and 2 to tighten up yet. So basicly determine if the risk is worth it and if its worth the time.

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Re: headers
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2009, 09:43:27 PM »
see taking it to the shop is what i was leaning towards but i didnt know if it was just something me and a few friends could do on a weekend or something. i have a picker and the tools to do it but your right messing up a thread or anything will cost more than having the garage do it.....thanks for the info everyone.  taking it to the garage it is

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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2009, 07:36:17 AM »
good choice. Good luck with your car, i bet you will get power you didnt think you had in that car with new headers. My dad just put shorty headers on his and he is thrilled with it.

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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2009, 07:39:02 PM »
thanks!  yeah i think it will be a decent choice too!  my friend put long tubes on his ls1 camaro and he said it made a big difference.....he went from running a 13.4 to a 12.8.    i plan on building a 5.4 for my car so i cant wait to see what that does when its all finished!  ;D

 

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