MAC headers install - easy?
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04-21-2007, 11:56 PM #1
- Join Date
- Jun 2006
- san francisco, ca
- 2000 camaro z28
MAC headers install - easy?
I'm planning on getting headers. I have very basic experience when it comes to
engine knowledge. I was planning on getting LT but I hear the installation can be
a real pain in the arse but the MAC mids are a bit easier. How much easier is my
question ? Is it is semi-easy, what tools would i be needing? I live in California and having to pay for installation and de-installation (if that is even a word ) for smogs reasons can be a real drag.
Thanks in advance for any advice or comments
btw - this is for a 2000 z28
04-22-2007, 01:50 PM #2
04-22-2007, 04:10 PM #3
- Join Date
- Jan 2006
- The great red state of MD.
- 2001 Trans Am (sold)
They can be tough to get in too. Good thing is, once in their are no k member clearance issues.
04-22-2007, 04:24 PM #4
I thought LTs and Mid Lengths are about the same in difficulty for installation.
I havent seen someone get MACs for a while.
04-22-2007, 05:25 PM #5
If you're going to go through the trouble of installing headers (its a job), do yourself a favor and just get long tubes. They will give you a much better sound and more power.
04-22-2007, 07:03 PM #6
Actually getting the headers is is not really a big deal. Just get the car up high enough and the drivers side will give you a fight but nothing too bad. The longest part of the job is taking off all the old stuff and putting it all back together. Fighting with the headers from underneath is no more than a 30 minute job. Just go with the long tubes.
04-24-2007, 06:54 PM #7
04-24-2007, 07:42 PM #8
Macs are cake to install. I had very little problems with mine they slide in from the top with little effort. I only took probably about 3 hours all toghter for the install. I also put down damn good number as well with these headers 358hp and 369ft lbs with the mod in my sig.05 PBM GTOCold Air Inductions CAI,Relocated IAT with omega,Slp Predator tune,Flowmaster axle back with H pipe,Custom tuned TCM.BC Racing coil overs
Sold 01 z28
04-26-2007, 01:59 PM #9
whats the diff HP ratings for the MACS compared to the LT's
04-26-2007, 02:37 PM #10
04-29-2007, 06:15 PM #11
04-30-2007, 05:42 PM #12
I dont know of any local tuners... Any.
05-01-2007, 05:26 PM #13
The car was tuned by jeremy formato a very well known tunner here in fl and I was there the entire time he tuned/dynoed the car. We made about 5 pulls on the car each making alittle more than the last makeing a few tweaks before each pull untill he was satisfied with the hp/tq curves. Even he was very inpressed with the numbers my car put down.
Unfortuantly I have not run my car, I have a sticking clutch pedal problem since the header/tune install plus I got in an accident about a month ago and am still waiting to get it back.
Last edited by JonB; 05-01-2007 at 07:10 PM.
05-04-2007, 01:27 PM #14
05-04-2007, 01:33 PM #15
The only things MACs lack is torque production, which is why I went with Hooker LTs on my first H/C set-up. My cam was already hurting things down low, so I didn't want the MACs to exacerbate it.
05-04-2007, 04:34 PM #16
05-04-2007, 05:31 PM #17
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