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This is a discussion on header install in pics within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by rappin_ernie Did you order that ORY from the texas speed website for $129? It looks totally different ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rappin_ernie View Post
    Did you order that ORY from the texas speed website for $129? It looks totally different on their site. And is that three inches at the outlet?
    Yes TSP Headers and ORY, The heades seem to fit well, just needed to zip tie a couple starter wires away from the headers to make sure they'd never touch, the picture you linked looks just like what I got, Y-pipe in 4 pieces, the picture on their website does look a little different, it's 3" collectors, 3" pipe and then after the Y it gets necked down to something like 2.5" (I suppose to fit the factory cat back? don't know, didn't ever have factory pipe past my Y).

    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    nice job bro,,, thanks for this pic..lol now i have an idean on how high my car has to be on the air..lol... how long did it take u to get it done?? any mecahnical experience??

    i want to do mine but im scared
    I'm mechanically good, not an expert, I can follow directions and swap parts out no problem, I'd make for a slow full time mechanic But it took me about 20-24 hours to do everything, Taking all the old exhaust out, disconnect/remove all accessories, take out Motor Mounts and Tranny Mount, Rebuild Motor Mounts, and reinstall everything. I could have done it faster with someone besides my cat helping, but don't have many mechanical minded friends around here, Maybe the new headers and tune will draw some motor heads out of the woodwork
    But the motor mounts are more difficult than the headers really, and if you're doing headers I'd go the 1-2 steps further and do mounts If your car doesn't already have them done.
    Last edited by TransAmX2; 05-16-2011 at 07:47 AM.

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    Also, just FYI the only "specialty" tools I had were a 3/8" craftsman stubby pivoting head ratchet and a set of metric gearwrenches with the pivot head, both are great for getting to those hard to reach bolts.


    you can likely get away without them, but they made things a lot easier.

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    Update:
    Just dropped TA off at exhaust shop, we came to the conclusion that the TSP ORY is a POS, he (tech) said it was the worst aftermarket exhaust piece he had ever seen. no matter how they adjust it it sits about 2" lower than factory on drivers side, 1-1.5" low on the rest, no way to get the factory or aftermarket crossmember back in and it relocates the intermediate pipe (single pipe between Y and Muffler) to almost the middle of the tunnel (right under the driveshaft) so no room to slide it up into the body.

    It's going to cost me almost 2x as much to have the exhaust shop rework what's there into a usable exhaust as the pipe cost in the first place. If I could do it all over again I'd save the $ from the ORY and just bring it to the exhaust shop with straight headers and have them custom fab a Y pipe to connect to the cat back.

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    ill be getting LTs at the end of the month..
    my mechanic is gonna do it for $200 but i really wanna get it done my self... but im scared to do it
    i did the plugs on my 00 ss but i gave up on the last plug on the passeenger side..im afraid this will happen again lol

    any advice or tips for first timer?
    do i have to take apart the stering parts on the engine bay?/

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