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Old 04-22-2010, 06:36 PM   #18
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then off to livernois for a tvs wont that be loud!!!
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:33 PM   #19
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I was hoping to install my 1 7/8" Kooks at home in the garage, but I don't think my jack or jack stands will get the car high enough. :( I might have to let my local LSx shop do this. I will need a tune anyway.
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:55 AM   #20
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Installing Kooks today!
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:52 PM   #21
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Installing Kooks today!
How did the install go?


unbolting the steering shaft, what's involved in this and did you use any locktite when hooking it back up?
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:42 PM   #22
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How did the install go?


unbolting the steering shaft, what's involved in this and did you use any locktite when hooking it back up?
You take the pinch bolt out. Then push the shaft up and off to the side. Getting mine back on was a pain. It wouldn't go back over the shaft. I finally figured out to screw a small sheet metal screw into the crack. This opened it up enough to get it back over the shaft.

If yours won't go back on because the crack closed up. Try the small screw trick, it will spread it back open.

I used blue loctite.
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:07 PM   #23
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Thanks.

Is there any way I can mess up hooking that part back up? That's a pretty important thing...
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:42 AM   #24
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So the OEM exhaust has 4 converters (2+2).
So is 2 high-flow converters enough (1+1) or do I need to add 2 more to get same result?
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:40 PM   #25
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:42 PM   #26
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Can you screw up hooking the steering wheel column back up? I think I got it put back together OK but it is concerning.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:56 PM   #27
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I am doing this install, just the short system though. No problem disconnecting the steering shaft, once I got it off it was obvious that it only goes on one way. I know I was concerned about this part of the install too, however there really is nothing to worry about guys. Remove the bolt and compress the shaft toward the firewall and out of the way. Then remove the OEM exhaust manifold and install the header, I had no problem sliding the u-joint back over the lower steering shaft.
Thanks Nine Ball for the DIY thread, can't wait to fire this thing up. Good luck all with your installs.

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Old 01-09-2012, 08:53 PM   #28
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bump for an old great thread, my new LT's should be here thursday, cant wait, this will definitely help
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:51 PM   #29
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I plan on installing my Kooks 1 7/8 and high flow cats with Borla Atak catback, will I have to cut anything or will it just connect without issues? Thanks
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:57 PM   #30
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Same question, there's some confusion about when cutting is required.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:34 PM   #31
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I plan on installing my Kooks 1 7/8 and high flow cats with Borla Atak catback, will I have to cut anything or will it just connect without issues? Thanks
I put a set of 1 7\8" Kooks, Cat deletes, etc. and it was all done in less than 2 hours. Didn't remove or cut a thing. Not sure what the H is going on as far as this whole steering column deal, etc.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:43 AM   #32
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When installing Headers and cats, typically no cutting. There's a sleeve after the cats that hooks up to the catback exhaust. All the brands I've seen are designed to fit in this sleeve.

If your just doing exhaust and not headers you'll probably be cutting your exhaust, varies by brand.
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:56 PM   #33
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Dose anyone have a photo of the steering shaft hook up? I am doing this job very soon and would be interested in seeing it.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:38 PM   #34
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OK, i got my Kooks long tubes, off road x pipe and mufflers installed today. it was a pain in the ass getting the stock manifolds off, both pre cat o2 sensors threads broke off while coming out of the pipe (yes i am being serious). On the plus side both new o2 sensors will be here tomorrow, and it only took me like 2 minutes to get the headers slid into place and bolted in and another 30 minutes later i had the rest of the exhaust put into place. by far the best and easiest install ever minus having to spend almost another $300 on my o2 sensors.
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