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Long tube install question

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    Long tube install question

    Hey guys i just wanna know if you really need to get your car up 3ft off the ground for proper intsalation of longtube headers? I went w/ dynatech and they said in the instructions min. 3ft off ground. Whta have been your experiences/ what methods to get it that high up? any help will be useful
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    i had mine about 2 feet in the air all the way around. but i was pacesetter so yours may need to be higher

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    Yepp unless you have a lift, The problem with my instail was the passenger side header is so dam long. The driver side went in easy but i had too get it up on ramps then about a foot or two higher then that.
    Floor jack and some pieces of 2x4 would work just fine for ya
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    Yup, has to be sky high. I just helped a guy put in his QTP's and the driver side on those was a bitch. We had to keep raising the car up and up because the driver header almost goes in vertical from underneath. I didn't have that problem with my pacesetters but the car was still way up there.
    I strongly recommend a good 3+ ton jack and you'll probably need a board or two to put on top of the jack to get the extra couple of inches so try to find the biggest jack you can. Sit the car on stands, slide the headers in, then drop the car to a safer height before finishing the install. I hate being under a car that high in the air.

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    i only had mine 22" up

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    what type of headers did you put in gillbot? with my pacesetters I was up 26 inches I think but on bababooie's QTP's the car was up way past that point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    what type of headers did you put in gillbot? with my pacesetters I was up 26 inches I think but on bababooie's QTP's the car was up way past that point.
    2 sets of MACs and a couple sets of pacesetters.

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    Its better to plan ahead and decide how you are going to get it that high, or you are going to lose time thinking about it while your car has no headers, undriveable, and only a few inches off the ground.

    I have a SLP LT install under my belt, so I know about killing time!

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    I used ramps, bought them from Autozone

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