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Old 05-24-2009, 07:06 PM   #1
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How to install LT headers?

Anyone know where to get instructions on how to install 1 7/8" LT headers on a 2ss M6? Can't find anything in google except for mustangs
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:39 PM   #2
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Is anyone as confused by this as I am? I am of the mindset the LT is a V6 and a 2SS is a V8 so to put headers on a v8 made for a v6 is imossible let alone Insane?!
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:40 PM   #3
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lt is the brand.
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:49 PM   #4
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Lt=long tube headers
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:17 PM   #5
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Lt=long tube headers
What he said
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:26 PM   #6
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as far as install... usually... just take off the stock manifolds and bolt up the headers, most will require one or two cuts to attach to the stock exhaust, I haven't had a chance to look at my car and see if there are clamps and where.. borrow or rent some time at a lift, save you a lot of hard work.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:05 PM   #7
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I don't know about these, but on the 4th gen F-bodies it was a lot easier to install the headers from the bottom. Some jack stands and a creeper will make things a lot easier probably.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:11 PM   #8
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yeah on any car you have to go from the bottom there is no way to fit them through the top about the only vehicle you can go from the top is something like a 50-60's truck thats it, there's no other way on any modern car


just slide them through the bottom, bolt up top, might take a few hours but not that difficult just use some wobble extensions and things will go a lot smoother
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:24 AM   #9
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On a 66 nova if you get fender well long tube headers you can put them from the top.
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:00 PM   #10
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I've not seen the Camaro's engine bay, but I do know this; even if you have the engine out, it does not make swapping to headers any easier. On top of that, if you're going to LT headers, you're going to need either a new exhaust system, or a few new parts to hook up to the original.

If you have no idea how to install LT's, get a shop to install them and a new system, that has done this before...or you're going to be paying out the ass for them to design one on the spot. Shops I went to around here said that they keep "plans" for each vehicle that they do exhausts for.
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:32 PM   #11
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I was hoping to keep the stock exhaust piping since I'm just going to use the cutout diverters from another post
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:53 PM   #12
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I was hoping to keep the stock exhaust piping since I'm just going to use the cutout diverters from another post
Any decent exhaust shop should be able to bend new piping to make it fit. If it won't fit there by the tranny, there will probably be enough room somewhere farther back.
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:51 PM   #13
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Anyone know where to get instructions on how to install 1 7/8" LT headers on a 2ss M6? Can't find anything in google except for mustangs
So if no one can find the service manual how did you expect to find it on google?

Takes time for aftermarket to develop. (short answer).
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:57 PM   #14
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Anyone know where to get instructions on how to install 1 7/8" LT headers on a 2ss M6? Can't find anything in google except for mustangs
Go to the Grrrr8.net forum and hit up the exhaust forum. Look for a GXP how to.
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:52 PM   #15
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I haven't installed LTs on a 5th Gen but have installed about six sets total on 4th Gens.

I'd say to start with removing the negative battery cable

Jack the car up and get it safely on jack stands as high as you can

Pull the plug wires and plugs

Pull the dipstick

Pull the steering shaft

Loosen the intermediate pipes, post cats'

Remove the cat' pipes

Remove the manifolds from under the car

Clean the gasket flanges

Slide the LTs into position and bolt them in

Add the cats' and/or mid-pipes and align to the headers

Put everything else back together

Test for leaks and get a tune

Obviously a little abbreviated but I think one should get the point
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:59 PM   #16
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3rd gen shorty headers go through the top. do it all the time. you do have to take youre time if you heat rap them first.
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:11 PM   #17
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If you want to make the trip to VA, I will install them for you for $300. While you wait. You can even watch if you want.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:07 PM   #18
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$300 is cheap if you are close and going to pay someone to do it anyways .
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:51 AM   #19
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Dude...there is so much room under the engine bay, it's crazy. I should take some pix of my headers on my LS3 just to show you how roomy it is under there.
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Old 07-03-2009, 02:41 PM   #20
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Dude...there is so much room under the engine bay, it's crazy. I should take some pix of my headers on my LS3 just to show you how roomy it is under there.
DO IT!!! I'd love to see what's goin' on in there
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:59 PM   #21
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DO IT!!! I'd love to see what's goin' on in there
I 2nd this.
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