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98 trans am pacesetter Y pipe & headers install

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    98 trans am pacesetter Y pipe & headers install

    Hello all. i was looking through past threads but couldn't find an answer for a question that I have. I have a 1998 trans am and am wanting to install pacesetter longtube headers and off road Y pipe. I already have a magnaflow catback. My question is: Is this a bolt on only or will the y pipe require cutting and/or welding? I've seen other Y pipe/header combos that say cutting/welding Y pipe is required for 98-00 models whereas it is not with 01-02. I'm hoping the pacesetter will just bolt on otherwise I'm gonna have to have someone else do it for me. Surely there is someone out there with a 98-00 trans am that has installed the pacesetter lt headers/y-pipe. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

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    Its a bolt on, but the Magnaflow catback will possibly have to be welded to the y-pipe. It will depend on if its currently welded into place, or whether its just currently clamped. The headers and off road ypipe are just bolted up though.

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    My girl drove her Trans Am to the exhaust shop on open headers after the install and they welded up the Y pipe to the headers, and clamped on the catback.

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    bolt on tsp ory will save ya some money

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98_transam_ws6 View Post
    Hello all. i was looking through past threads but couldn't find an answer for a question that I have. I have a 1998 trans am and am wanting to install pacesetter longtube headers and off road Y pipe. I already have a magnaflow catback. My question is: Is this a bolt on only or will the y pipe require cutting and/or welding? I've seen other Y pipe/header combos that say cutting/welding Y pipe is required for 98-00 models whereas it is not with 01-02. I'm hoping the pacesetter will just bolt on otherwise I'm gonna have to have someone else do it for me. Surely there is someone out there with a 98-00 trans am that has installed the pacesetter lt headers/y-pipe. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
    I have a 98 with Pacesetter LT and TS&P ORY. There are a couple of stickies that have good info and I have a tread in the past about my install. Any questions PM me.

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    Use band clamps and don't weld anything. You will be so glad when you have to drop the tranny or tank......

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOMbitch View Post
    Use band clamps and don't weld anything. You will be so glad when you have to drop the tranny or tank......
    I with you on that one! One big ass headache if you dont.

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