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Old 02-25-2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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ARH Headers...

So everyone who will install headers only will sell ARH so with that said... How hard is it to install headers yourself, such as TSP, Stainless Power, Stainless Works...

I.E any special equipment needed?
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:24 PM   #2
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http://www.stainlessworks.net/media/...ns%2012701.pdf

Here is a link to the Stainless Works instructions. Stainless Power would be the same.
If you go this route, I'll make you a great deal!
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:37 PM   #3
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i cant tell u about tsp but the dynatechs slide right in and come with detailed inst.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:38 PM   #4
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if i had it to do over agin though i would have saved alot of money and got the tsp headers
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:40 PM   #5
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So everyone who will install headers only will sell ARH so with that said... How hard is it to install headers yourself, such as TSP, Stainless Power, Stainless Works...

I.E any special equipment needed?
No special tools needed. It is fairly straight forward but, like most projects, it helps to have an assistant.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:45 PM   #6
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What would be a good price installed and tuned on ARH headers w/cats, stopping at the cats
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the quotes ive gotten just seem high for something everyone says is an easy install >.<
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tune costs money...you really need to install your high quality headers yourself. all you need is a torque wrench
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I dont wanna mess with it but i dont want to have to buy top tier headers to have them installed by reputable shops :/
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:51 PM   #10
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How's it any different installing $2000 headers vs $600 headers? I don't understand what your questioning.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:56 PM   #11
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A higher lift jack, jack stands, a decent wrench set (u-joints are helpful) a torque wrench and you should be good to go. I did it over a few days time while i was working 6 on 12 off shift work.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:59 PM   #12
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How's it any different installing $2000 headers vs $600 headers? I don't understand what your questioning.
what header costs 2k?
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:22 PM   #13
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What would be a good price installed and tuned on ARH headers w/cats, stopping at the cats
This is what I got going on:

1200 for ARH 1 7/8 w/HFC (leaving the stock catback for now)
225 for ceramic coat
300 for install
500 for JRE tune
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:37 PM   #14
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So everyone who will install headers only will sell ARH so with that said... How hard is it to install headers yourself, such as TSP, Stainless Power, Stainless Works...

I.E any special equipment needed?
To answer your question...headers on this car are easy to install. Soo easy that paying someone else to do it is equivalent to wiping your rear with the money and flushing it. Regardless of the brand or price. And you don't need any special tools. If you want the ARH, then order them and give yourself a good day to tackle it...between 2 and 8 hours. Now I'm not sure if the shops that sell them will only sell them if you also pay to have them install them. I would check around. Maybe they will charge you a bit more for the header if you choose to do the install yourself. But even if, you will still save money doing your own install...and you can brag to others about it when you show them. Otherwise, you can just order the cheaper brands that will charge the same price regardless of who installs them. Either way you can't really go wrong because you will ultimately save money.
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I dont wanna mess with it but i dont want to have to buy top tier headers to have them installed by reputable shops :/
One chap had Mr Muffler slam the header on real cheap, another Bloke had Muffler Man throw-on the header for just a couple of bucks, one stripped a couple of header bolts, the other somehow cracked both collectors at the welds (he thinks the headers fell off from the lift during installation), you pick?
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I dont wanna mess with it but i dont want to have to buy top tier headers to have them installed by reputable shops :/
damn those reputable shops for only wanting to work with quality parts damn them!!!!!!!!
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One chap had Mr Muffler slam the header on real cheap, another Bloke had Muffler Man throw-on the header for just a couple of bucks, one stripped a couple of header bolts, the other somehow cracked both collectors at the welds (he thinks the headers fell off from the lift during installation), you pick?

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damn those reputable shops for only wanting to work with quality parts damn them!!!!!!!!
There are extremes on both ends. I've had a very reputable shop around here quote me $2,000 for an engine swap in my 03 Mustang GT in. They had been featured in magazines and such. Their name is Crazy Horse in South Amboy. Guess what? They did the most horrible and unprofessional job I had ever seen. It took them over 2 months. Parts were missing. I had 2 MAF sensors I left with them that I never seen again. The exhaust wasn't hooked up. Sensors were left disconnected. I even had to go back in the shop to find parts that weren't on my car. Years later, a small shop quoted me $900 to do an engine swap in the same car. They were the local All Tune and Lube. They did it in less than a week and did a spectacular job. I mean, they even cleaned the engine compartment. Not one issue or problem with their work ever since then. Trust me, it isn't always about being reputable.
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