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    I need help installing some headers. This is going to be the first time I try this. Is there a website or something that shows you the steps to removing exhaust manifolds and installing headers? I just bought some Hooker LTs. I will try the install this monday, my day off. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advanced guys. The car is a 2002 Z28.

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    do a search, there are tons of threads for romoval/installation on headers man, good luck

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    Thanks man. I didnt want to look all over the site, but I guess I have no choice. Whats up with that green "frogish" character?

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    just thought it was funny, you dont have to search much man, there is a search button you can select at the top man, lol

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    Just finished the install of Pacesetters LT/ORY on our 2002 SS.

    The dissassembly is a PITA...
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    If you have specific questions feel free and ask.
    Here was a previous responce: http://ls1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6066

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    You can also try LS1howto.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelastz28
    I need help installing some headers. This is going to be the first time I try this. Is there a website or something that shows you the steps to removing exhaust manifolds and installing headers? I just bought some Hooker LTs. I will try the install this monday, my day off. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advanced guys. The car is a 2002 Z28.
    i found this...i've been studyin myself b/c i'll be doin my headers also...hope this helps...seems to be easily understandable...http://superchevy.com/technical/engi...sc_breathert2/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurley711
    LT's in Cali?? Brave man you are


    The sound is awe-inspiring though!

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    I have not done it yet, but from people I know that have, talked like that may be too much of a job for ONE day, especially if you must have the car for Tuesday. That is unless you are doing on a lift.

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    it's really not that hard, once you get the valve components out of the way, it's just some maneuvering and such-watch your head when you drop the original one!

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    Hey Azrael,

    Are you the same guy on TGPlanes.com and other WWII aviation forums?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregP
    Hey Azrael,

    Are you the same guy on TGPlanes.com and other WWII aviation forums?
    No, that isn't me. Most other forums I use "Nonsequitur" as my nickname. I use Azrael for mainly the car boards (except SigForum).

    My nickname on here and on the Corral used to be "Pale Horse" (because I once had an Oxford White '88 Mustang - so I rode a Pale Horse [biblical reference to Azrael - the archangel of death]). When I did away with the Mustang and started shopping for an LS1 I just changed the nickname... AFAIK "Pale Horse" is not in this DB of member names anymore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetta
    I have not done it yet, but from people I know that have, talked like that may be too much of a job for ONE day, especially if you must have the car for Tuesday. That is unless you are doing on a lift.
    I would not want to even try this without a lift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorSS
    I would not want to even try this without a lift.
    It took the wife, a freind, and I about a full day to do the whole thing. We had the rear up on ramps and the front on 3 Ton jack stands almost fully extended ~19"...

    The actual hardest part was the disassembly of the stock exhaust, and then at the other end the assembly of the Y-pipe mating to the headers.

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    They are in, I decided to take them to get done by a professional. They sound awesome with my GMMG. It is freakin loud on the freeway at wide open throtle (just how I like it). Hope I dont get pulled over by the CHP. Thanks for the help guys.

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    Yes, LTs in California

    I am getting a lot of exhaust coming in the car though. Why is this? Need help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelastz28
    I am getting a lot of exhaust coming in the car though. Why is this? Need help.
    If you are running ORY it is due to the lack of Cats... BTW you will be running rich (actually lean, but the computer compensates by dumping fuel) until you get a tune...

    It isn't a true muscle/pony car until you sit a stop and chop and stink!! Better to scare small animals and make small children dizzy with fumes!! WOO HOO!!!

    BTW we have not gotten pulled over, and we are running a TR224/112 LSA (Soon to be a 230/227 112LSA) through LT/ORY/cutout...
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