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    Getting Y pipe onto existing exhaust?

    So we have been removing and installing my headers literally ALL day. I mean it too. We had a BITCH of a time at LEAST 4 hours removing the back passenger header bolt. We finally got that off by moving the coil packs. Now we cant fit the pacesetter Y pipe into the stock exhaust. Whats a good way to widen my stock exhaust so my y pipe will fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric1987 View Post
    So we have been removing and installing my headers literally ALL day. I mean it too. We had a BITCH of a time at LEAST 4 hours removing the back passenger header bolt. We finally got that off by moving the coil packs. Now we cant fit the pacesetter Y pipe into the stock exhaust. Whats a good way to widen my stock exhaust so my y pipe will fit?
    most parts stores will have short reducers that you could use. You would probably need a 3" inside to a 2.5" outside I'm pretty sure.

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    Well we ended up cutting the pipe and sliding it in

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    We cant get the driver side headers in. We removed the spark plugs. We tried to removed the steering knuckle but we couldnt do that. What else should we try? We're running outta ideas and I gotta work in 4 hours.

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    Man im soooooooooo glad i opted to pass on the headers, i feel for you though gotta hand it to you for going through the trouble of doing it. I know what its like doing shorties on my 93 LT1, either way GL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric1987 View Post
    We cant get the driver side headers in. We removed the spark plugs. We tried to removed the steering knuckle but we couldnt do that. What else should we try? We're running outta ideas and I gotta work in 4 hours.

    I have had the trouble before of getting headers in. Two things that have helped. Take the oil filter off. If that does not work it might be getting hung up on block itself, sometimes you have to grind at it. The part that I have seen hang up is something like a casting plug, just a squarish thing at the bottom/rear of the block.

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    do you have it up high coz that side needs to go in at a 90 degre angal to what it mounts at. the 3" part will be straight down.

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    you may want to take out the bolts on the moter mount and lift that side on the moter. i know how you feal i worked on geting mine on for a week. and i can get the y-pipe on now.

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    Just getting the bolts in for the headers god damn its a pain

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    i had to get mine in from the bottom for the back of the pass side.

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    Yeah we are just about done. We have pretty much both headers bolted down completely. Now its just putting the coil packs back on and all that shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric1987 View Post
    Yeah we are just about done. We have pretty much both headers bolted down completely. Now its just putting the coil packs back on and all that shit.
    yup its al about angles.... I didnt have to do any removing to get mine in...they slid in like butter

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    we just ended up cutting my exhaust so my y pipe can fit into it. no leaks that i can tell

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