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This is a discussion on Longtube install within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Im about to install my LT's. I have a few questions. Can i use the stock cats for the Y ...

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    Im about to install my LT's. I have a few questions. Can i use the stock cats for the Y pipe. AND im doing it with a kid who says he knows what hes doing. And that header installations are easy. I dont know a lot about header installs. Can i trust him, hes a good friend of mine. Are headers hard to install, or is it just patience because its cramped under the car??

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLKbandit98
    Im about to install my LT's. I have a few questions. Can i use the stock cats for the Y pipe. AND im doing it with a kid who says he knows what hes doing. And that header installations are easy. I dont know a lot about header installs. Can i trust him, hes a good friend of mine. Are headers hard to install, or is it just patience because its cramped under the car??
    i would be careful who i let work on my car if i were you... as for the Y pipe and cats i am not 100% sure... i am pretty much stock for the time being

    i hope someone else can answer that Q for ya

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    No you cant use the stock cats.

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    you can't use the stock cats, and headers aren't too bad to put on as long as you have a good way to get the car high enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneBADDz
    you can't use the stock cats, and headers aren't too bad to put on as long as you have a good way to get the car high enough
    how high?

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    yeah how high?? There would be no problem if i can get a lift, but if i need to use jack stands how high??

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    tall enough to drop the motor a little bit to get them in.. thats all i know

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    Quote Originally Posted by boobs
    tall enough to drop the motor a little bit to get them in.. thats all i know
    Incorrect, I just installed longtubes on my friends 02 SS, and they slid right in from the bottom, no problem!

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    yeah, they'll slide right in it really isn't a big job. you do have to get it pretty high though, at minimum the height of the headers sitting under the car, and they have to be tilted back to get them in, so account for that. Try to get your hands on a lift and it will all be ok for sure, but I don't think you would have any problems on tall jackstands other than the fact that there is work to be done from up top as well as from under

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    well dropping the motor is wat i heard but i guess i heard wrong.. ill shut up now.. lol

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    that is an option also, but the lift is much easier

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