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Old 09-29-2011, 07:51 AM   #1
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Question texas speed headers. boots hitting headers on drivers side!!

i just installed a set of texas speed long tube headers on my 2ss ls3. i have a quick question for anyone with these headers. on the drivers side the 2 middle spark plug boots are just barely touching the headers. is this normal????? i am assuming so as everything fit great. thanks


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Old 09-29-2011, 01:36 PM   #2
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:42 PM   #3
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:45 PM   #4
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DO YOUR 2 MIDDLE PLUGS TOUCH ON THE DRIVERS SIDE?
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:49 PM   #5
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You really need some high-temp wires anyway (Granatelli, MTI, etc.) to go with your headers. That will fix your problem because they provide more clearance at the boot.
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:58 PM   #6
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i just installed a set of texas speed long tube headers on my 2ss ls3. i have a quick question for anyone with these headers. on the drivers side the 2 middle spark plug boots are just barely touching the headers. is this normal????? i am assuming so as everything fit great. thanks

We have never experienced this with any of the major brand Headers, but is fairly simple to get around.

You could do a set of MSD wires, the spark plug boots are bendable so you could put a 30 or 45 degree bend and give yourself plenty of clearance for under 80 bucks

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Old 09-29-2011, 02:29 PM   #7
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Get some aftermarket wires, like Jannetty suggested.
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Old 09-29-2011, 02:42 PM   #8
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THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP GUYS. IM GOING TO BUY A SET OF WIRES
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:29 PM   #9
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I helped do an install of these headers on a freinds car. He had the same issue as you. He went with some plug wires from MTI and had no further issue.
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It gets tight on the really wide part of the plug wire nowhere near the internal wiring. I trimmed my wire just slightly for better clearance, but either way it won't give you any issues at all. The stock wires are crazy thick right at the top there.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:46 PM   #11
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That could be a picture of my TSP header install. Same issue. Was going to replace the wires with MSDs at some point.
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Mine was just like this after installing the TSP headers. It's a great excuse to get a set of color matched MTI wires.
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We have never experienced this with any of the major brand Headers, but is fairly simple to get around.

You could do a set of MSD wires, the spark plug boots are bendable so you could put a 30 or 45 degree bend and give yourself plenty of clearance for under 80 bucks

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Was lookin at your site, any big difference between the MSD wires and Granatelli wires?
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Was lookin at your site, any big difference between the MSD wires and Granatelli wires?
Our primary wire is MSD mostly because they are a great wire at a reasonable price.

If you want a Premium wire you have to choose Granatelli wires.

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