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Chris b 04-14-2013 10:34 PM

ARH headers install
 
Thanks to Discount Auto Performance, for a great price on an awesome product with fast shipping. Ordered them on a Monday and received the headers the following Monday.
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Now for the install, we did use a lift. But to show how easy install was, we left the tires on and did not remove the fender wells. So this kit can be installed in anyone's garage or driveway. First remove the dip stick, it's just two bolts, and set it aside. Now remove the O2 sensors, This kit comes with a mid-pipe and custom Y-pipe. So I used a sawzall to cut out the piping. One cut directly behind the stock Y-pipe and cut directly in front of cats. Then drop the old piping out of the way. Now you can pick a side to start removing manifolds. Driver side is easiest, so I saved it for last. Start by removing the heat shields from the manifolds, to reveal the manifold bolts. Once all the bolts are removed, you can drop the manifold out of the way. We used a good set of rachet wrenches since we were not going through the fender walls. https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot..._4938394_n.jpg


Now for the install, make sure the heads are clean and start the bottom row of header bolts, because the headers are notched. Put gaskets in place, we used some copper gasket seal. Set the headers in on the bottom row of bolts. When tightening headers start from the middle and work your way out, back and forth. To be sure not to warp anything. After you have both sides on, you can start with the mid-pipe and the custom Y. Make sure you put your clamps on first and get your piping in place. Mark the three inch stock pipe to cut for Y install. Don't cut to much. I used a rubber hammer to bump it all snug before clamping down. Put your O2 extensions on that come with the kit, and put sensors in. Now you can reinstall the dip stick. It will go up through the middle of the driver side header. There only be one bolt to hold it on, since one of the brackets was bolted to the old manifolds. You will need to check the clearance on the shift cable, I used a zip tie to get good clearance away from the headers. Also make sure the O2 sensor wires are clear from the piping. Now take her around the block a few times, making sure to open it up. After a few laps around the block, you can recheck the header bolts. Starting in the middle and work your way out tightening. These are some awesome headers, with noticeable performance gains. And only took three hours to install. https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...09987565_n.jpg
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Chris b 04-14-2013 10:50 PM

I put on my old flowmaster super44 just for fun and Wow!!! It is redneck loud!!! I'll post a sound clip later this week.

fastNugly @ BP 04-14-2013 11:20 PM

Chris, thanks for the awesome right up!
You made it sound too easy of an install.....LOL

Glad we could help you out. Then again, you are one of our trucks ;)

Can wait to hear the video


Time for some cherry bombs or some Borlas ;)

dodgert 04-14-2013 11:24 PM

Quick question i know back in the day you had to paint or wrap headers or they would rust to shit in no time how bout now is it still that way or are these coated.

Chris b 04-14-2013 11:28 PM

There not coated but there made of 304 stainless steel. And I live in the south so no salt. they should out live the truck

dodgert 04-14-2013 11:28 PM

Another question those damn things look good heres question looks like everything is bolt and clamp now what if your muffler is welded on do you have to cut it and reweld it. Can you post pics of where its hooked up to the muffler.

I know how it all hooks up im just curious about after the y did you just clamp the muffler back on or what


Remember im old school headers straight 3'' pipe and no mufflers lol old school here

Chris b 04-14-2013 11:32 PM

There is about two foot of piping in between the Y and muffler. So you don't even have to touch the muffler.

Chris b 04-14-2013 11:33 PM

I clamp my stuff because im always changing and trading parts with friends

dodgert 04-14-2013 11:35 PM

Oh ok so then you just slip that into the new pipe and clamp it.
This is on my next to do list.

I might be getting a new job that will net much better pay im talking holy shit that truck is fast pay lol. But might have to move to texas or back to pa

fastNugly @ BP 04-14-2013 11:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dodgert (Post 1069964)
Oh ok so then you just slip that into the new pipe and clamp it.
This is on my next to do list.

I might be getting a new job that will net much better pay im talking holy shit that truck is fast pay lol. But might have to move to texas or back to pa

Walt, this what makes the ARH and very good option :smileup:


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