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Easiest LT's to install?

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    Easiest LT's to install?

    Are there any LT headers that can be installed WITHOUT removing the engine mounts?

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    Texas Speed & Pacesetters (they seem to be the same) go in pretty easy. I never had to remove a motor mount to get them in. Just need to have the car on stands high enough to angle them in from the bottom. Lift makes it easier to do. I installed mine in the home garage when I first got them.

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    Kooks and OBX headers as well.

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    Okay I admit it ..I had my KooKs Lt`s installed I'm more of a driver type but yes I do "some" things on my car myself Suspension other light mods etc. When I first wanted LT`s 2006 I think it was.....I heard that they were a bitch to install. I chose to find a shop that wanted to do them ...Most shops like Muffler shops took one look at the shoe horned LS/engine bay and declined....A guy that mods Corvettes was the only guy who had done a few Camaros who I trusted to do them...Later on a few years later I met more and more guys who did them at home with friends etc.. It was worth the money paid with out the aggravation that can come with some jobs ...All I know is I revved that baby at every light all the way home.......I love LT`s........but the smog Nazi`s here don't...Thats a problem every other smog year.

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    Easiest install would be bbk. Was able to put them in on on the lowest setting of jack strands. I just upgraded to the 1 7/8 speed engineering. Taking the one motor mount bolt really isn't that bad. Don't be afraid of that.

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    As long as you can get the car high enough you get any of them installed. I put in texas speed ones in my garage.
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    But removing the mount is the perfect time to update them. Mine will be getting spark plugs, wires, poly mounts, new O2 wires, as much updating as possible for its 17yr/98k old self.
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    I've had my eye on the Texas Speed headers... Price point is where I want to be.

    Next question is... which header setup has the best/most ground clearance? my car has Eibach Pro-Kit springs installed. (previous owner)
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    Tx Speed is very close to Pacesetters. I have 1.5" drop springs from Hotchkis and my Pacesetters tuck real close to the floor but because I weld the ORY together and made adjustments it doesn't slap the floor either. Every once in a while I'll have a high speed bump that they rub on but I try to avoid them as much as posible
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    Other than a minor touch with my die grinder to an underbody flange on the driver side, my Kooks LT's slid right in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stolen 98 View Post
    Are there any LT headers that can be installed WITHOUT removing the engine mounts?
    Hey Rob. Welcome to LS1. Definitely not Texas Speed 2" dia. long tubes! HA! I had to lift the engine my 02!

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