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Old 12-27-2016, 04:28 PM   #15
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Do not cut the boot off. It's high temp stuff obviously. Mine has been touching the header for well over a year and hasn't melted nor shown any signs of wear.
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Old 12-27-2016, 04:58 PM   #16
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Thanks for the heads up!!!
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Old 12-28-2017, 08:44 AM   #17
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I have heard lots of different things about steering boot & LTH install problem. When I do mine in the next couple of months, If there is an issue with clearance, what I might try is to wrap the boot with a layer of heat shield cloth like welders and plumbers use for welding and soldering, and tie it up with stainless baling wire or something. This will prevent contamination of the u-joint inside the boot, while solving the problem of possible melting.

Hopefully there is no clearance issue and I don't have to worry about it at all.
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Old 12-28-2017, 12:27 PM   #18
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You need to make adjustments in the tune since you have no rear 02 sensors, etc. Yes that is normal and to be expected. Some headers have a clearance issue with the boot and you can cut that off. Mine had no issues with it in place. You prob lost 1-2psi of boost with the headers. With tuning you will prob pick up 10-20hp after it's all said and done.
Is that all LT headers will add to a ZL1?
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Old 12-28-2017, 01:02 PM   #19
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Is that all LT headers will add to a ZL1?
Well...that's the simple calculus when done in isolation.

LT's are necessary when doing a cam and other mods, and then add, or will facilitate much more power.
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Old 12-28-2017, 03:41 PM   #20
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Do not cut the boot off. It's high temp stuff obviously. Mine has been touching the header for well over a year and hasn't melted nor shown any signs of wear.

Ditto, I cut mine because it was touching and I have Ceramic coated tubes and now realize it wasn't necessary.
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