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    1,000th Header Question

    I am overseas and am thinking about installing headers and y pipe on my 01 Hawk.

    I have no access to diagnostic or tuning equipment here. Is a tune 100% needed after header install?

    Any handheld/laptop style tuners that are reasonably priced that will do the job?

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    Tune is not needed after headers.
    Although it will get you the most out of them.

    No good tuning software comes cheaply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crustysarge
    I am overseas and am thinking about installing headers and y pipe on my 01 Hawk.

    I have no access to diagnostic or tuning equipment here. Is a tune 100% needed after header install?

    Any handheld/laptop style tuners that are reasonably priced that will do the job?
    you can send youre ecu to a tuner like speedinc and they will program what you need.
    you may throw a code untuned, but it wont be as big deal.
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    I haven't tuned mine yet and it's been a few hundred miles since the install. It does run rich and leaves you stinkin, lol. Other than that there's no problems

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    I've been driving my car around for like 2 months, with ALOT more than headers installed, with no tune...Even raced it with no problems lol...

    Just make sure and get o2 elims.

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    I will probably get the TSP Y with cats. I don't have emissions testing here but cats are the right thing for the enviroment. Wait, did I just say that, damn, I must be getting old....

    I figure I'll get the cats that way I am covered in the future. Plus, don't they quieten it down a bit? I have the stock SLP Firehawk exhaust now.

    Lots of question about headers on here and we all have our own opinions. I have been using non coated headers for 25 years on my old cars and you just deal with ugly pipes but never have I rusted a pair out. I can afford SS headers like Kooks but you know bang for the buck says Pacesetters.

    Kind of torn about modding a Hawk Formula though, not many made.
    Last edited by crustysarge; 02-19-2006 at 12:10 AM.

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    Not many made, but it is still yours and there is no reason you shouldn't make it the car you want it to be

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    And you should get a prize for being the 1,000th header question winner.
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    I agree!

    Thanks for the replies guys, I am looking now and will decide in the next few days.

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