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This is a discussion on header install within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; OK, i have had set of ceramic coated lt's sitting in my living room for about 2 weeks now while ...

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    OK, i have had set of ceramic coated lt's sitting in my living room for about 2 weeks now while I have been trying to find a lift to use to install them. I know a couple of people who will let me use the lift but our schedules have yet to mesh. Can these be installed with the car sitting on ramps? I dont really mind laying under the car as opposed to standing. I am a jeeper so the asphault beats laying in the mud to do a repair anyday.

    I figured it would be the following process:

    ~Drive car onto ramps and let cool
    ~pull spark plug wires and possibly plugs
    ~disconnect stock y pipe
    ~unbolt header and pass through to the bottom
    ~turn new one sideways and slide under the car, then wiggle it into place and attempt to get bolts back in
    ~rinse and repeat on other side
    ~install new ypipe and splice o2 extensions in

    i figure that is about the basics, I just didnt know if I was going to run into major complications.

    any suggestions?

    I will have a friend or 2 helping on this project, and we will all be mostly sober

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    With just ramps, I don't think the car will be high enough in the air.

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    correct...won't be high enough. I've seen where people stack 2x4's on top of the ramps to get the extra height needed.

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    You can do it on ramps but the rear will be too low for the back at the same time. I used jack stands on all four and was still worried because I was afraid it would teeter off. After working awhile and yanking and banging the teetering never came to mind (rock solid). I have seen some use cinder blocks on all four and other use old rims and lumber. Regardless renting a lift for a day would be the way to go. Good luck

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    I used ramps, then i jacked it up quite a bit more, then i used two jack stands with some 2x4's and it worked just fine. The passenger side is a PITA. But it can be done.
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    eh, thats about what i figured, might have to work a little harder on finding a lift. Or get more beer.

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    I used 6 ton jack stands, they were 21"+. Picked them up at harbor Freight for $20pr on sale. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=38847 . I agree, I don't think ramps will get you high enough without using boards on top of them... Here's a pretty good guide http://www.geocities.com/foff667/98Camaropg4.html

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