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Old 06-29-2012, 07:28 PM
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Hey great, hope your pretty new JBA headers workout well for you, I had three sets that looked nice too, but turned out not to be sooo good, but I'm just one person
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I just had my JBA shorty's installed this week. I am a little concerned that it sounds like it is leaking. But the installer is certain that they are not leaking. Sounds normal at idle and low speed anything above 4k and it sounds like its blowing by paper gaskets with the ticking noise. I recently took it on a 300mile trip and its driving me nuts. However, there are no codes or CEL indicating that there a leak. Anyone else experiencing this type of noise?
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I just had my JBA shorty's installed this week. I am a little concerned that it sounds like it is leaking. But the installer is certain that they are not leaking. Sounds normal at idle and low speed anything above 4k and it sounds like its blowing by paper gaskets with the ticking noise. I recently took it on a 300mile trip and its driving me nuts. However, there are no codes or CEL indicating that there a leak. Anyone else experiencing this type of noise?
Check to see that he used metal waffer oem gaskets. Any other type gasket needs to be re torqued 3 times or it will blow out. (50mi,250mi, 500mi)
A slight faint tinking at idle is normal, cursing at hwy speeds should be almost as quiet as stock.
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I just had my JBA shorty's installed this week. I am a little concerned that it sounds like it is leaking. But the installer is certain that they are not leaking. Sounds normal at idle and low speed anything above 4k and it sounds like its blowing by paper gaskets with the ticking noise. I recently took it on a 300mile trip and its driving me nuts. However, there are no codes or CEL indicating that there a leak. Anyone else experiencing this type of noise?
Get a second opinion.
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you should have used Mopar Gaskets instead of the ones JBA supplied as they are a much higher quality Gasket and work better with the JBA headers
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Talking Just installed mine...

It took some imagination and varietal wrenches, sockets, swivels, and extensions to access some of the header bolts but all is good now. I haven't found any leaks nor the "ticking" sound that some have mentioned. Mine is quiet (with 24" Magnaflow duals) but it gets plenty loud at WOT--just the way I like it. Excluding WOT though, my Vararam Air Grabber is almost as loud as the exhaust. That Vararam moves some air...! I cut the drivers side OEM gasket to ease access to several bolts (especially the second from the rear, top) which helped greatly. After studying the situation carefully, I don't expect any problems from cutting the gasket heat shield. So far, so good. The sturdy OEM gaskets are a first-class fit and, when all the bolts are started through the gasket holes, you can be assured the ports are then well matched to the gaskets. The header installation was..."interesting" but I don't want to do it again. I removed both fender well liners and the steering link (easy). The installation was done by me alone in my home garage but I strongly recommend a mechanically-adept helper. I would have cursed less with a good helper.

PS-JBA says to torque their bolts to 23 ft/lbs. Ha! There's no way to get a torque wrench on most of those bolts so you better have a good feel for bolt tightness. Not too tight. Not too loose. Otherwise, you may have problems. I was not very impressed with the JBA bolts. I had no bolt failures but they looked and felt like mid-to-low quality hardware to me. I had the impression that the heads would twist-off without much effort. Maybe I am wrong but be careful.

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Many thanks to the members who have posted pics and information about the installation. Knowing what to expect makes it much better when you do it yourself.

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There must be a noticeable difference in power with those headers, man they look good!
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Look for a crack or a pin size hole in the welds, do you smell any exhaust gases under your hood? Try and feel for any escaping gases, without burning your hands....
As I've posted, I have not had a good experiance with JBA headers, hope you have better luck
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Awesome pics, I'm thinking about getting the same headers. How does the performance feel now.
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Awesome pics, I'm thinking about getting the same headers. How does the performance feel now.
Thanks (if you were referring to me). My truck hasn't been on a dyno or track but its street performance has become intoxicating. It is ***really*** fun to drive now!
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