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Old 02-29-2012, 09:14 PM   #35
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Did you heat the O2 sensor bungs prior to trying to remove them? I am doing this install tomorrow and trying to be ready for any potential hick ups. From what I am reading they come loose much easier if you do it while they are still hot or hit them with a heat gun and some liquid wrench first.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:15 PM   #36
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yea i heated them up.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:50 PM   #37
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Well, not much for me to do now except take my best shot at it in the morning.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:51 PM   #38
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Like I said it was easy as can b. the threads just broke on me.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:47 PM   #39
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Keep a good thought for me! I would really like to avoid having to buy new sensors right now. This seems to be the most common problem. Apparently GM didn't bother with anti-seize and got a bit carried away with the torque as well.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:14 PM   #40
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Well did u get it done today? I took mine out today and wow does it sound good! It's louder and deeper than I thought it would b and that's a plus
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:45 PM   #41
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I got it done and my O2 sensors gave up with only a small fight and were in plenty good shape to reuse. Thank Goodness! I unhooked the firewall ends and dropped the manifolds so I could have lots of room while I worked on the sensors. A little soaking with liquid wrench while I worked on other stuff and then I hit the other side of the pipe with a torch for a couple minutes till the liquid wrench started to smoke off. The base hobby shop had good high quality O2 sensor sockets and that made all the difference. They gave up with only a few grunts and groans from me. Thanks for the heads up. Being really ready for a fight made me come out on top.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:47 PM   #42
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Installing LT's with the guidance of some more knowledgeable friends sometime in the next few weeks... this was extremely helpful. Bump for a great thread!
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:15 AM   #43
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Did kooks lt with cats attached to ghl stainless exhaust. Along with pipeline intake. Pat g tune scheduled for tuesday. Wasn't hard but 18 lbft just doesn't seem tight enough.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:41 AM   #44
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Getting ready to install some lt headers hopefully the sensors dont give me to much trouble
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:07 PM   #45
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Bump, my Kooks stepped LT's with cats will be here tomorrow. It will probably be a month before I get them on with all this snow and cold weather.
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Old 07-18-2014, 04:11 PM   #46
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Sorry if this was covered.. I read this thread and didn't see it.. There are Headers I am considering from texas speed.. with high flow cats.. I have a flowmaster axleback that I am keeping the midpipe is stock which I am keeping as well.. Would they connect right to the stock mid? I guess all I would be losing is 2 cats right?
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Old 07-18-2014, 04:54 PM   #47
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I'm looking for the same answer on this as well. Just ordered the TSP Long Tubes and they come with off-road extensions... This is my daily driver, I did a muffler delete a few years back. I was under the impression that the long tubes would connect up to where I still had cats. Is this not the case?
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Old 07-19-2014, 11:30 AM   #48
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You lose your cats.
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:14 PM   #49
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You lose your cats.
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:27 PM   #50
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Nope, 60,000 miles later pushing this car hard. They're fine.
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:08 AM   #51
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Do you have to get the car 2 feet off the ground? I have a floor jack and jack stands, but I don't think its going to be 2 feet off the ground. Are you able to slightly angle the headers in underneath the car?

I just got my TSP LTs and am planning on doing this weekend.
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