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TSP ss ory questions

This is a discussion on TSP ss ory questions within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; As I'm installing the tsp header/ory setup on my car I noticed a couple things....1st is the outlet of the ...

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    TSP ss ory questions

    As I'm installing the tsp header/ory setup on my car I noticed a couple things....1st is the outlet of the y fits pretty loose in my dynomax catback, and I don't think a clamp is gonna seal it, should I take it to a muffler shop and have it expanded for a better seal or is there another way to fix this...welding? Also the y came with 6 butt style band clamps, yet it looks like I need all lap joint style? Were these the clamps I was supposed to get with this? Anyone else get these?
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    I would start by measuring the internal and outer diameter of both to see if they are the right size to see how big the difference is and to ensure for some reason there wasn't a fluke and the TSP y-pipe isn't bugger than it should be.
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    Getting ready to go to sleep now since I have to work tonight but will measure first thing in the morning and post the results but if I was to guess, I'd say the tsp is like 2.5" and the dynomax is 3" like I said just a guess but the dynomax pipe fit the stock y perfectly and I believe stock intermediates are 2.75" and even with the pipe being kinda bent from the cheap ubolt style clamp it still is a real loose fit. Might have to call tsp about it to see if it was supposed to be like this and also ask them about the clamps also.

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    Dan....

    When i had my TSP headers arrive they had a bunch of
    decent quality Accuseal band clamps supplied with them
    and they all drew up a treat around the pipework.

    I was mating the tail end of the Kooks ORY to the leading
    end of a Magnaflow I pipe and it slid right up nice and tight.

    Enlarging the end of the pipe that is too small would be a
    good solution i reckon!?

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    I had to modify the tsp y-pipe to fit my magnaflow cat back when I had it. But mine was too long and had to cut it down to fit correctly.
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    Well, getting ready to out and start on the drivers side header I hope luck is with me and it's not too bad, then I'll mess with the ory ans see what I have to do with it, guess I did get the right band clamps then...was a little worried when I first saw them. Wish me luck! I think I'm gonna need it

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    WOW! That was rough but I did get the drivers side installed! Removing the steering linkage, oil filter/plug, lifted the motor up and it still wouldn't go up in there...looked like a acre of space too but I guess trying to shove 1 7/8 pipes up there does take some work. Had to clearance the k-member like usual but even had to notch it again further forward then the header went right in, even after I bolted the engine back down. Tomorrow I'll mess with the y and see if it's gonna be easy on me.....although with my luck, I doubt it

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    Hey Dan....

    Glad you managed to get the drivers side in!

    Once i was offering the correct header into place...
    it was a bit of a simple affair. I have read that people have had to
    remove the steering linkage. I never needed to do that but i would
    have had issues with the K member if i had not have taken lumps
    out for the darned '10 Camaro headers which TSP first sent me!!

    I hope the Y goes well but i have to say i would install both headers
    first and then you will have the final positions for accurate positioning
    of the Y. You'll have three given points which the Y will have to mate to
    with no real options of altering ( apart from a tweak on the I pipe maybe)

    Look forward to hearing of more success!


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    Quote Originally Posted by speedyWS6 View Post
    Hey Dan....

    Glad you managed to get the drivers side in!

    Once i was offering the correct header into place...
    it was a bit of a simple affair. I have read that people have had to
    remove the steering linkage. I never needed to do that but i would
    have had issues with the K member if i had not have taken lumps
    out for the darned '10 Camaro headers which TSP first sent me!!

    I hope the Y goes well but i have to say i would install both headers
    first and then you will have the final positions for accurate positioning
    of the Y. You'll have three given points which the Y will have to mate to
    with no real options of altering ( apart from a tweak on the I pipe maybe)

    Look forward to hearing of more success!

    I sure hope to have more good news tomorrow, I do have both headers in and will mess with it in the morning. Quick question, do the gm steel gaskets require re-torquing after a while? Just want to know before putting all the coil pack bolts in.

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    Dan...

    I assume you mean the layered gaskets which look as though they are going to fall
    to pieces?!

    I would say you ought to. I have yet to get this on mine but it has done few miles since
    i put the headers and Y in.

    I DO haver the coils back in but not a huge deal to fiddle .

    Trev

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedyWS6 View Post
    Dan...

    I assume you mean the layered gaskets which look as though they are going to fall
    to pieces?!

    I would say you ought to. I have yet to get this on mine but it has done few miles since
    i put the headers and Y in.

    I DO haver the coils back in but not a huge deal to fiddle .

    Trev
    LOL! Those are the gaskets I'm talking about. Ok, I'll drive it for a few days then re-torque them. Now I'm worried it's gonna be too loud, I'm just running a dynomax race bullet catback, wasn't too bad before but the cat's muffled it somewhat I'm sure.

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    We are almost like for like Dan...

    I have the Kooks Y but the same headers.

    My last TA had long tubes into Magnaflow
    cats and then a Magnaflow bullet.

    It sounded pretty good but i did always
    have to endure a rasp at about 1800 revs.
    Hope you don't!!


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    All done except 02 extensions which will be here today, the only thing is I have to have the end y on the ory has to be welded to the intermediate pipe, took it to a muffler shop and he tried to expand it and it wouldn't budge! He said it was some tough ass metal so he's gonna weld the one spot. Hopefully no rasp


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