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Old 03-26-2015, 01:52 PM   #1
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Homemade o2 Extensions for LT Headers

Just wondering. Is there any reason to spend $40 on o2 extensions for header install? Can I just solder a 24" piece of the same gauge wire in before the plug, heat shrink it, and wire loom it? I wouldn't think solder would create anymore resistance then two extra plugs. But, I may be wrong. Just wanted to know if anyone has done this or if there is a reason why not. Thanks
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Old 03-26-2015, 02:07 PM   #2
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When I installed mine, I searched for the same question and everyone told me not to do it, not be cheap and buy it, that the camaro is too nice to do something like that etc etc. I still ended up doing it and haven't had a problem out of mine.
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Old 03-26-2015, 02:20 PM   #3
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Good to know. Thanks. I guess ill save my $40 for something else then!
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:56 PM   #4
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I was going to do the same, its not going to be a problem if it's a quality splice with heat shrink etc.
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:14 PM   #5
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I tuned out the rears so I cut about six inches out of those. (which is all you need).
Cut the front O2 wires at unequal lengths so as to not mix them up and leave space for the heat shrink butt connectors to be spaced out, and then re-loomed them.
This works flawlessly, and fits better. the extensions that you buy are nothing more than a compressed fitting. just make sure you use the right wire.
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