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This is a discussion on installing headers within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; hey, how long do you guys think it will take to install pacesetter headers with a tsp catted y? if ...

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    installing headers

    hey, how long do you guys think it will take to install pacesetter headers with a tsp catted y? if you kinda know what you are doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrakiller99 View Post
    hey, how long do you guys think it will take to install pacesetter headers with a tsp catted y? if you kinda know what you are doing.
    took me 3-4 hours to get my pacsetter and duals on with my mother helping me on my goat.
    a second person and few beers will make it go good and quick

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    Took me 5-6 hours, and I was able to use the lift at our shop. Taking everything off, putting on the Hookers and ORY, adjusting the fit of the ORY and cleaning up.

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    Took me 6hrs with a helper and a garage with a lift. I took my time to make sure everything was right the first time. That is about 30 min. cleanup on borrowed lift/garage. I was not a big fan of cutting and adding wire to the o2 sensors, so I ordered the good ones from Frost. I did plugs and wires at the same time.
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    it took me 7hrs and it was me and my brother diong it, we are both very good working on cars, its time consuming so u must have patience. also be a good idea to change plugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emoFTW View Post
    it took me 7hrs and it was me and my brother diong it, we are both very good working on cars, its time consuming so u must have patience. also be a good idea to change plugs.
    wow that is long time haha. yeah im getting the wires ands stuff that come with it but i gotta pay for it.... but thanks guys for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrakiller99 View Post
    wow that is long time haha. yeah im getting the wires ands stuff that come with it but i gotta pay for it.... but thanks guys for the info.
    Mine took about 12 we were goofing around and drinking too much beer. Well spaz definitely was.

    Serisouly though it only took us about 5 hours of real work on a lift. I did plugs and wires and we had an issue with the Y being the same size as the I pipe. That added on some time too.

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    Who all felt a substantial power increase before a tune?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed_kills_WS6 View Post
    Who all felt a substantial power increase before a tune?
    I'll say I did, but might have just been in my head lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed_kills_WS6 View Post
    Who all felt a substantial power increase before a tune?
    You mean after the header install? Well I did for sure, I still have no tune, before at the 1/4 I was in the 105.x MPH range, after install I am always 106.x, on cool autumn night I was over 109 all night, with a high that night of 109.89. That was also the cars' personal best, a 12.89. 2.04 (I think) 60 ft.

    Even better, highway gas MPG went up 1.5. Wonder how much more I could get with a tune, and then an LS6 intake. Or vice versa.

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    I'm excited about getting my headers on. Just don't know what to expect... Is it gonna feel faster? Will I only see it on my time sheet at the strip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed_kills_WS6 View Post
    I'm excited about getting my headers on. Just don't know what to expect... Is it gonna feel faster? Will I only see it on my time sheet at the strip?
    just my opinion but id say you feel it more than you see it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed_kills_WS6 View Post
    I'm excited about getting my headers on. Just don't know what to expect... Is it gonna feel faster? Will I only see it on my time sheet at the strip?
    It will feel faster.............and a lot louder. Make sure you fire it up open headers, let it warm up a couple minutes, then rev it good to about a 5k burst a couple times. That will get your blood flowing!

    Also, if your are feeling really brave, go drive it open headers. Make sure the rest of the exhaust is up or off, but do drive it to piss off the locals. (and it will piss them off, try to make sure you drive next to a Prius).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    It will feel faster.............and a lot louder. Make sure you fire it up open headers, let it warm up a couple minutes, then rev it good to about a 5k burst a couple times. That will get your blood flowing!

    Also, if your are feeling really brave, go drive it open headers. Make sure the rest of the exhaust is up or off, but do drive it to piss off the locals. (and it will piss them off, try to make sure you drive next to a Prius).
    will it run right if you get the wires and stuff without a tune? like it wont bog down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed_kills_WS6 View Post
    Who all felt a substantial power increase before a tune?
    +1

    It felt like a completely different car, no exaggeration.

    You already have an LS6 intake (stock) so you should realize the same gains. Car has more power and torque all over the RPM range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    It will feel faster.............and a lot louder. Make sure you fire it up open headers, let it warm up a couple minutes, then rev it good to about a 5k burst a couple times. That will get your blood flowing!

    Also, if your are feeling really brave, go drive it open headers. Make sure the rest of the exhaust is up or off, but do drive it to piss off the locals. (and it will piss them off, try to make sure you drive next to a Prius).
    I thought a trip or two around the block with open headers was a legal requirement......lol
    loud as hell.....every part of you and yhe rattle and vibrate.....its great

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    Took me 4 days...

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    you're going to love the headers. especially the sound at WOT. i definitely noticed a difference after i put mine on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric1987 View Post
    Took me 4 days...

    damn! you were probably doing it by yourself though right?

    doesnt matter how long it takes, as long as its done right

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    you'll feel the difference before the tune but it wont run as smooth

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