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Old 03-26-2011, 09:47 PM   #1208
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PQ... you are burning your old car parts?
or are you heat treating the parts you are saving?
.. or is that a sacrifice to the suspension GODS?
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:32 AM   #1209
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PQ... you are burning your old car parts?
or are you heat treating the parts you are saving?
.. or is that a sacrifice to the suspension GODS?
Just a video I found on You Tube.

I made a video of me taking out my bushings. I used a hole cutter bit instead of a big socket.
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:34 PM   #1210
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PQ,

You and Chris installed your headers right?

I am going to be installing some ARH LT's Thursday. I know you went with the Borla but do you have any pointers when removing the stock manifolds and installing the headers? Cause I really don't feel like paying Vengeance almost 3K for the headers, install, and tune just for that. I talked with Nick from ARH and he said he wouldn't have the car tuned right now cause I plan to have more work done sometime this summer. Supercharger, blower cam and other 'small' goodies lol. So if it was you would you wait and just have it all tuned then?

I had planned to do the install yesterday but couldn't get the headers here in time. So I plan to put them on Thursday evening, so I will have them for Pony Wars.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-27-2011, 01:43 PM   #1211
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You and Chris installed your headers right?

I am going to be installing some ARH LT's Thursday. I know you went with the Borla but do you have any pointers when removing the stock manifolds and installing the headers? Cause I really don't feel like paying Vengeance almost 3K for the headers, install, and tune just for that. I talked with Nick from ARH and he said he wouldn't have the car tuned right now cause I plan to have more work done sometime this summer. Supercharger, blower cam and other 'small' goodies lol. So if it was you would you wait and just have it all tuned then?

I had planned to do the install yesterday but couldn't get the headers here in time. So I plan to put them on Thursday evening, so I will have them for Pony Wars.

Thanks in advance.

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Just make sure you don't hit the spark plugs and break them. Take the wires all off, and maybe even take the plugs out. Plus, check your header bolts every other day and tighten them. Took mine about 4 different tightens to finally stay down.

2 People would help a lot too. Other that that, it's pretty straight forward.
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:44 PM   #1212
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Bushing remove on my trailing arm......


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Old 03-27-2011, 01:51 PM   #1213
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Well that was pretty slick... We had to borrow a press tool from a local autoparts store to get the job done.

Great DIY video...
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:04 PM   #1214
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Well that was pretty slick... We had to borrow a press tool from a local autoparts store to get the job done.

Great DIY video...
I put the vids together on YouTube editor, but I don't have any way to cut parts off to make it short and simple......
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:19 PM   #1215
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Great Video!!!

just a little swearing.....

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Old 03-27-2011, 02:20 PM   #1216
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Great Video!!!

just a little swearing.....

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That hole cutter I used had sharp teeth on it. I was very careful......
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:20 PM   #1217
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No you don't have to, but if you "Want" it to !

And all of the Mods./ Upgrades come from the same guys that say No you don't have to spend $16,000.00 to get this car to do what you want it to do.
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:25 PM   #1218
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Just make sure you don't hit the spark plugs and break them. Take the wires all off, and maybe even take the plugs out. Plus, check your header bolts every other day and tighten them. Took mine about 4 different tightens to finally stay down.

2 People would help a lot too. Other that that, it's pretty straight forward.
Alright thanks. And yeah my son will be helping me. The only thing I am worried about is the spark plugs and cutting the stock pipe out to put in the x-pipe.
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:36 PM   #1219
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Alright thanks. And yeah my son will be helping me. The only thing I am worried about is the spark plugs and cutting the stock pipe out to put in the x-pipe.
Oh. Ya I forgot I did my whole exhaust at the same time. Ya, I went all Borla and didn't have to cut anything. Nor weld anything since I left the cats off.

You'll see, it's pretty easy. Not sure how old your son is, but I'd have him underneath guiding and making sure the sensor wires are out of the way, while you guide from the top and get a bolt started. After that, it's easy street.

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Old 03-27-2011, 03:12 PM   #1220
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Oh. Ya I forgot I did my whole exhaust at the same time. Ya, I went all Borla and didn't have to cut anything. Nor weld anything since I left the cats off.

You'll see, it's pretty easy. Not sure how old your son is, but I'd have him underneath guiding and making sure the sensor wires are out of the way, while you guide from the top and get a bolt started. After that, it's easy street.

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Ok. He's 15 so he will be under the car guiding everything up while I bolt. And I think the only reason I have to cut is because I have to cut out the mid pipes and resonators to put in the ARH stuff. But I believe they give you clamps to put their stuff to my mufflers. If I have to weld, I will just have a local shop do that lol. Thanks for the info!
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Ok. He's 15 so he will be under the car guiding everything up while I bolt. And I think the only reason I have to cut is because I have to cut out the mid pipes and resonators to put in the ARH stuff. But I believe they give you clamps to put their stuff to my mufflers. If I have to weld, I will just have a local shop do that lol. Thanks for the info!
Good luck. Cool that your son will get some 'wrenching' time. I had my son help me with his Jeep do the control arms and rotors and pads. Had my daughter, 14 help with my Camaro.
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Good luck. Cool that your son will get some 'wrenching' time. I had my son help me with his Jeep do the control arms and rotors and pads. Had my daughter, 14 help with my Camaro.
Thanks I'm gonna need it haha. And yeah he is pretty excited.
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Nice vid! You were scaring me with the flaming rubber fire vid
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Ok. He's 15 so he will be under the car guiding everything up while I bolt. And I think the only reason I have to cut is because I have to cut out the mid pipes and resonators to put in the ARH stuff. But I believe they give you clamps to put their stuff to my mufflers. If I have to weld, I will just have a local shop do that lol. Thanks for the info!
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Good luck. Cool that your son will get some 'wrenching' time. I had my son help me with his Jeep do the control arms and rotors and pads. Had my daughter, 14 help with my Camaro.
It is so awesome that you guys have the kids helping. My son, 10 at the time, helped my put the SW exhaust on the SST the first week it was here. Kids have such a blast doing it. After that, we were driving down the road and one of his friends waved us down. Took him for a ride and my son said "yeah, check out this new exhaust I helped put on Dad's car - it's a lot louder..." And his buddy said "that is cool that you did that with your Dad." Makes you feel good they can be a part of it.
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