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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-19-2013, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
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ok heres the deal i just had my timing chain, balance shaft and water pump replaced now i have a very bad exchaust leak from what i could tell my manifold is cracked really bad.
for headers without spending over $150 what can i get that would be easy bolt on headers for gd quality. ive checked out ZZP but their lil pricy not to mention it cost me well over $600 to get my car fixed..
also ive had my exchaust flange repalced.

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not bad..
easy to install?

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how many days will it take to get it shipped ??
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Bad Mabs arent too bad, and they are just as easy as all the rest to install. Takes a few days for it to get to you when you order them.

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ok thanks i hope these will sound gd with my magnaflow exchaust lol
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yeah i did order only one
they cost me $189
and they asked me bout the older style of coolant line.
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when you bolt them up, its not something you can do in less than an hour. You will have to lift the vehicle once the back bolts of the header-block are removed, your gonna have to do it by touch, there should be 8 total studs to remove...Ensure you pull them straight out and not at an angle.

next there are 3 bolts that the downpipe flange onto, you want to remove the whole downpipe-catback (2 bolts) enough to loosen to roughly 3" of play. Once that's loose, you want to get the heat shield bottom bolt loose, do not bend it (highly recommend doing this before loosening the header 3 bolt triangle bolts). Once that's all done and I also to highly encourage using OEM new gaskets (header-block gasket and header-downpipe gasket). Once its all bolted up start with middle bolts for torque and work your way outward to ensure the gaskets are properly sealed.

Now have a drink and let the good times roll. Your OEM fuel maps will increase on PIDs through a high end scan tool of +8, +3, and +10 from 1800-2700 rpms. Now its time to tune your block to ensure your PCM is settled for long term fuel trim and do not tune until after 2 weeks of driving. Fuel trim is doing adaptive strategy during the time being.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-21-2013, 04:24 AM Thread Starter
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cool cool
for tuning what would you suggest?
additonal info i have the 2.2 L61 stock intake for the moment
ive noticed my RPMS are lil higher than normal but i think its bc of my exchaust leak.
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