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Old 03-18-2012, 08:12 AM   #1
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added LT headers yesterday

Installation of Dynatech 1 7/8 LT

Well 2 1/2 to 3 hours my butt. Me and a friend that has been working on cars for years spent close to 5 hours putting them on. Only took an hour to take the old system off. Driver side header was easy but the passenger side was difficult due to not having the same clearance as the other side. We had a good time working on the car but it got a little frustrating for a little bit. And damn if we didn't pay attention to where the dipstick went back in and messed with that for another 15 or so minutes. Fast forward to time to crank it up. I already have the Borla S Catback system and I have listened to other cars online with LT added but my jaw dropped when I turned the car on. It was much deeper and throatier. Of course I had to take it for a test ride real quick to make sure there were no leaks/issues. I was not romping on it but I was holding the car in 2nd (auto) to hear the sound of the exhaust and as I made my lap back to the house, the neighbors down the street were standing in the middle of the street screaming at me. Good think I did this at my friend's house and not mine so I just pissed his neighbors off and not mine. I really didn't get on it that much last night but it does feel faster. I also have the JRE tune so I am looking forward to what my car will do on the track today.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:16 AM   #2
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Oh yeah! Its a great feeling to hear the power your releasing. What LT's did you go with?
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:18 AM   #3
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duh, forgot to mention that in the original post so I just added it. Dynatech that I purchased from Jannetty. Great people to work with.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:44 AM   #4
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congrats, i have same headers on, as well ordered from Ted. Great stuff they sell.
Its really a huge different once you get into the car and get the pedal down.
Enjoy the drive, scare your neighbors a bit hehehe.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:13 AM   #5
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:01 AM   #6
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Gonna be a beautiful day. May be a bit too hot to get best times but still will be fun.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:23 AM   #7
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I am surpised it took that long but every car is a bit different. It took me around 4 hours but I was all by my self and a decent amount of time was getting the headers into position and then getting up top to get the manifold bolts started.

They do make a big difference in sound for sure and I agree, the JRE boys are great to work with.

Did you put on full custom exhaust or just the LTs?
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:09 AM   #8
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The toughest part for us was passenger side header. For whatever reason there were 2 bolts in the back that kicked our butts. Driver side was done in 20 minutes. Took a little time getting the 4 bolts tightened on the hi flow cats.
I already had the Borla system with CAI inductions CAI and added the LT and hi flow cats. Also uploaded the custom tune from JRE. Dumb question but this is a full exhaust isn't it?
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:18 AM   #9
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Nice, I have the JRE Street package with the Dynatechs, mine were installed at Jannettys, and like you said it is awesome when you hear it start up with the LT's, good luck at the track.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:30 AM   #10
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Any tricks for the passanger side?
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:57 AM   #11
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Small hands and a lot of determination. Take some breaks not to get overly frustrated.
But don't ask me because we were the slow pokes that took 5 hours. Maybe someone that completed the task in under 3 hours can shed some light.
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:06 PM   #12
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Really? I thought the pass side to be the easiest. I installed mine last night (OBX)...only took 3 1/2hrs (by myself).
Congrats on the new headers..........now, go play!
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:27 AM   #13
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best tip: be patient!!!!!!!!!!!!! dont get mad and upset. you really need small hands and arm for the passenger side.
And you must know where you pull out the dipstick. otherwise its like fishing in the dark...
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:26 AM   #14
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Nothing wrong with taking your time. Wife and I put mine on and took it easy. Double checked the torque on every bolt. Stopped frequently to look and make sure everything was just perfect. Next time I have it up on the lift I will look again.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:06 AM   #15
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My biggest problem was getting the O2's out. I messed a couple up. The back ones are different than the front ones. The back ones are just like my 2001 Camaro.

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Old 03-19-2012, 03:32 PM   #16
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Congrats on the DIY install, mine is coming soon.
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My biggest problem was getting the O2's out. I messed a couple up. The back ones are different than the front ones. The back ones are just like my 2001 Camaro.

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Yeah, had to apply a little heat to the front 02's.....rears came out easy
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:32 PM   #18
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We also used elbow grease on everything, no power added tools to knock out the job. Still loving them. What a sound!
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:00 PM   #19
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Ya thats a full exhaust.

I had read about the problems with the O2 sensors so I soaked mine overnight with liquid wrench and then came right out the next morning so I just and to screw them into the installed headers and plug them in.
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