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Old 12-22-2006, 12:07 AM
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i was just curious how hard is it to install headers?? is it just bolting of the old header and bolting on the new one or is thier other stuff involved??
 
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Old 12-22-2006, 01:28 AM
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Yea, remove the stocker and replace with the aftermarket, however, getting new bolts is a good idea because the old ones might be rusted on........Getting the old bolts off is the hardest part....Make sure you dont over torque the bolts on when installin the new header thou, because you can strip the threads on the block, which is just going to cause you more headaces.
 
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Old 12-22-2006, 05:55 AM
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a place near me is selling 4-2-1 obx headers for $160 stainless steel, i was also wondering if theirs anything else besdies the new bolts that i need to purchase with that ???
 
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Old 12-22-2006, 12:31 PM
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I've heard a lot of bad things about OBX. Good luck with the install but I just wanted to throw that out there.
 
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Old 12-22-2006, 06:42 PM
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wut other company would u reccomennd??
 
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Old 12-22-2006, 06:50 PM
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try megan racing or dc sports. you'll be safe with those
 
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Old 12-22-2006, 08:26 PM
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ive neevr really installed anything major on my car, this will be the first mechanical thing i will be intalling, do u guys think i can do it myself or better off giving it to a shop??
 
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Old 12-23-2006, 12:28 AM
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definitely do it yourself. when i did my first mod (aem v2 intake), i struggled with some nuts and bolts, but i eventually figured it out, and got satisfaction and experience from it. don't let a mechanic do such an "easy" task for $90+, do it yourself and learn -- we're here to help
 
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Old 12-23-2006, 08:50 AM
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thanks, so is their anything else i should be prepared for besides getting the bolts off the stock header???
 
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Old 12-23-2006, 06:07 PM
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just buy new bolts it will be a really big pain to get the stock ones off if their rusted. i did that and put on my sri at the same time and that was the first thing i had ever done to my car and it only took me about 45 min by myself to take the stock intake and header off and put the others on. the biggest pain will probably be the spring bolts not really to get off just to get on.
 

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