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    Take out the motor.

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    Chrome or coated BBK's? So they fit good?
    Pics?
    I think they (BBK) may be one of the best buys in headers since they come w/the Y pipe.

    Quote Originally Posted by tpilews View Post
    Just finished the install myself. Did BBK headers and ORY. I also changed out the motor mounts, trans mount, spark plugs and wires. I replaced the O2's since it was about time to do so anyway. Car runs amazing now. Took me about 15 hours over two days by myself in the garage on jack stands. I pulled the starter and coil pack on the passenger side. Both headers slid right in from underneath with no problems.

    The biggest issues I had were the header bolts in the far back and the passenger motor mount was a PITA. All in all, I'm glad I did the motor mounts and trans mount. No more shaky shifter. Car feels like a whole new beast now. Getting tuned soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenFlame View Post
    That's really odd.. On the 4 installs I've done, the Passenger side was the easiest lol, All from the bottom
    I wasn't comfortable going any higher( on jackstands/blocks of wood)

    The lower A arm seemed to be in the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99'CajunFirehawk157 View Post
    Chrome or coated BBK's? So they fit good?
    Pics?
    I think they (BBK) may be one of the best buys in headers since they come w/the Y pipe.
    I spent the extra $130 and got ceramic coated. I was very impressed with the headers. Great fit. Just like most everyone else, the passenger side was a little to close, so I took a hammer to the floorboard to get another quarter inch of room. Great clearance. I put the pipe too close to the floorboard and am getting some rattling, just need to make a quick adjustment. My one problem I have with their system is that it uses butt joint connections on their ypipe, and the connection from ypipe to midpipe on my magnaflow didst reach, so I had to make some adjustments on the catback to get another butt connection. I really would have liked to seen slip joints on those connections. I will get some pics up soon.

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    Lowest point of the system; can almost slip that pop can under. I'm on stock springs (that's next).
    Last edited by tpilews; 05-11-2011 at 05:23 AM.

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