Results 1 to 14 of 14

headers

This is a discussion on headers within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; picked up some pacesetter lt's how hard is it to install these bad boys.. i really dont feel like having ...

  1. #1
    Member LS1MuNkY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Bakersfield
    Age
    29
    Posts
    110

    white
    1998 Z28

    headers

    picked up some pacesetter lt's how hard is it to install these bad boys.. i really dont feel like having to drop it off at a shop. plus i want to do the work myself. thanx Aaron

  2. #2
    Member ledesma54's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    365

    Red
    04 GTO

    hey man i just put some off those in my 04 gto and it took me 5-6 hours with a friend. There a pain to put on but it feels good doing it yourself, and they sound bad-ass

  3. #3
    Something Diabolical... chuckie669's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    2,677
    2000 C5 Torch Red

    I hear you might want to grab a gm gasket before you start dismantling things. Take pics...

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    kansas
    Posts
    107
    its really not that hard go in from the bottom, a lift and buddy makes it really easy

  5. #5
    Senior Member OnEbAdReDSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Puyallup
    Age
    30
    Posts
    1,416

    Red
    2000 Camaro SS # 5,876

    hmmm ya i am doing that tomorrow... i will tell you how it goes

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    kansas
    Posts
    107
    how did it go

  7. #7
    Member LS1MuNkY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Bakersfield
    Age
    29
    Posts
    110

    white
    1998 Z28

    took me almost 5 hours and they sound bad ass

  8. #8
    Member NorthwoodDavid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Arlington
    Posts
    524

    Black
    1999 Trans-Am

    Quote Originally Posted by LS1MuNkY View Post
    took me almost 5 hours and they sound bad ass
    5 hrs...man i'm having a good friend thats gunna help me, but i dont think he has ever worked on a car...yea im gunna need more time than that.lol

  9. #9
    WS9 + Y82 = Trans Am 6speedTAthistime's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    cincinnati, ohio
    Posts
    130

    Silver
    02 Trans am

    Header install

    You need 5 hours and about 33' of ground clearance to get the headers up in there. atleast thats what i needed for my Hooker Super Comps. It was a pain in the @$$.
    Also you are going to need O2 Extensions if you dont already have them. ALso you might need new sparkplug wires with an angled boot. (depending on the headers)

    On my 2000 TA that i had i used stock wires and they burned through a couple wires and had a crazy miss. So you might want to look into Taylor brand angled boots wires.

  10. #10
    Stang Killer TransAmFanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Harvey, La
    Age
    33
    Posts
    294

    Pewter
    1999 Trans Am

    also watch out for ya starter wires. i fried mine onto my headers, because i was too eager to hear what they sound like.

  11. #11
    Just me Y2KPewterSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Broken Arrow, OK
    Age
    42
    Posts
    23,353

    Pewter metallic
    2000 Camaro SS

    Quote Originally Posted by 6speedTAthistime View Post
    You need 5 hours and about 33' of ground clearance to get the headers up in there. atleast thats what i needed for my Hooker Super Comps. It was a pain in the @$$.
    Also you are going to need O2 Extensions if you dont already have them. ALso you might need new sparkplug wires with an angled boot. (depending on the headers)

    On my 2000 TA that i had i used stock wires and they burned through a couple wires and had a crazy miss. So you might want to look into Taylor brand angled boots wires.
    33 inches, not 33 feet

  12. #12
    WS9 + Y82 = Trans Am 6speedTAthistime's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    cincinnati, ohio
    Posts
    130

    Silver
    02 Trans am

    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    33 inches, not 33 feet
    lol yes, Sorry about that Thanks for the clarification.

    33 feet would be enough tho too lol

  13. #13
    Member LS1MuNkY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Bakersfield
    Age
    29
    Posts
    110

    white
    1998 Z28

    all i know is i wont ever do headers again lost a lot of skin lol. im having someone do this for my next project coming up

  14. #14
    Member transAMchubby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    203

    Pewter
    '99 Trans Am

    Quote Originally Posted by 6speedTAthistime View Post
    You need 5 hours and about 33' of ground clearance to get the headers up in there. atleast thats what i needed for my Hooker Super Comps. It was a pain in the @$$.
    Also you are going to need O2 Extensions if you dont already have them. ALso you might need new sparkplug wires with an angled boot. (depending on the headers)

    On my 2000 TA that i had i used stock wires and they burned through a couple wires and had a crazy miss. So you might want to look into Taylor brand angled boots wires.
    some one told me that i would need corvette rear o2 sensors, that they work better or are cheaper than the extensions. anybody know?

    ive got 8.5mm MSD wires on the way for when i put on my coated pacesetter LT's. do you think these wil work? and the headers are coated, do i still need to worry about them burning through?
    '99 Trans Am Pewter M6
    St. Louis, MO
    Mods/upgrades: SLP lid-Longtubes-ORY-LM2 catback, drilled rotors&Hawk pads, MSD wires
    PITA: window motors+regulator, brass gear, DRL sockets X 7
    Soon: clutch, LS6 intake
    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    I know members here scream about SeaFoam. Many voted for Obama also.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. mac mid headers or lt headers 2002 camaro with y pipe
    By chief98ls1 in forum Parts Wanted / Trade
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-25-2012, 05:36 PM
  2. Question: Longtube headers or short headers?
    By 98maro in forum General Help
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 03-01-2010, 06:25 AM
  3. which LT headers?? TOO MANY DAMN HEADERS TO CHOOSE FROM!
    By bad@ss mike in forum External Engine
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 03-26-2006, 11:59 AM
  4. headers for sale? which headers should i buy?
    By wooten in forum External Engine
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 02-19-2006, 12:18 PM
  5. Has Stainless Works Headers become the Top Headers of all?
    By Sunset T/A in forum External Engine
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-04-2005, 07:54 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •