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Old 11-27-2010, 11:02 AM   #1
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DIY Long Tube header install can anyone post up tips?

I have a feeling my wife is going to get me a pair of ARH Long Tubes with Cats for Christmas and I wanted to attempt the install at home.

Looks like its can be fairly simple but I am worried about the drivers side with the steering column joint.

Do I need to undo the engine mounts and jack the engine up?

Anyone who has done this please post some tips before the job turns into a nightmare.

Thanks
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:12 AM   #2
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http://www.planetlsx.com/tech/How_To...0_Camaro_SS/98
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:17 AM   #3
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:42 PM   #4
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I slipped a 2" header past the steering shaft without removing it. It was tight but it went it. It would help you to have another person to help you with getting the header into position from the bottom. One person up top and one below.
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Old 11-28-2010, 03:23 PM   #5
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Or if you dont have another person, bungee cords work great.
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:42 AM   #6
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DadsCamaro, If you can PM me a phone number I can call you with install info. I can also fax or email the installation sheet we provide with the system. Let me know. Thanks.

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Old 11-30-2010, 12:25 PM   #7
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From what I've heard make sure you get the exhaust hot before removing the O2 sensors or bad things happen
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Old 11-30-2010, 12:47 PM   #8
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I slipped a 2" header past the steering shaft without removing it. It was tight but it went it. It would help you to have another person to help you with getting the header into position from the bottom. One person up top and one below.
1 7/8 kooks, same here, did not disconnect steering shaft, had not problems. 2 people will make the job easier.

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Old 11-30-2010, 05:28 PM   #9
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From what I've heard make sure you get the exhaust hot before removing the O2 sensors or bad things happen

Just heat them up with a propane torch before you disconnect them and you will be fine. Heat them up at the bung. Also, do it once you have taken them off the car, it makes it much easier.

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I had my car run about 5 min before starting the headers and all the 02 sensors came off easy. Dip stick was a pain, but we had. 3-4 guys working on it at once. Took us about 2 and half hours with lots of beer/smoke breaks. double check everything!
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I have a feeling my wife is going to get me a pair of ARH Long Tubes with Cats for Christmas and I wanted to attempt the install at home.

Looks like its can be fairly simple but I am worried about the drivers side with the steering column joint.

Do I need to undo the engine mounts and jack the engine up?

Anyone who has done this please post some tips before the job turns into a nightmare.

Thanks
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