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Old 03-12-2010, 11:14 PM   #1
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Exclamation FULL EXHAUST HEADER AND CAT BACK INSTALL IN MY GARAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!

WELL GUYS IM HAPPY TO SAY THAT JUST FINISHED INSTALLING THE KOOKS FULL 3" EXHAUST TODAY IN MY OWN GARAGE WITH A FLOOR JACK AND 4 JACK STANDS AND SOME BASIC TOOLS. I LET IT RUN FOR ABOUT 40 MINUTES AND NO ENGINE LIGHT AND YES IT SOUNDS AWESOME. IM GONNA RECHECK EVERTHING TOMORROW AND DRIVE ALL WEEKEND AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.I'LL POST SOME PICS TOMORROW AND MAYBE A VIDEO CLIP.
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:28 AM   #2
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Well wth??!!.....you know we're gonna dog ya unless you post up some pics of the "in process" install!! lmao

Nice work.

Now post some pics.
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:15 PM   #3
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you should do me a favor (or anyone else with the stock manifolds laying around) and measure out the port diameter on the stock manifolds. inquiring minds want to know

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Old 03-14-2010, 01:26 AM   #4
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Exclamation her are som pics

sorry guys that it took so long but i was enjoing the car all day here are some pics. hopefully it will motivate some DIY guys that it can be done in a garage with some basic hand tools. just think of it as remove and replace because thats all it is. dont let it intimidate you after all i did save $400 that a shop will charge to install it. which can go towards the tune lol. it took me about 5 1/2 hours by myself, but it is helpfull to have a helping hand.i I'd say that the hardest part of the install was installing the passenger side header it can get pretty tight there with my fat hands. so far ive put about 250 miles on it just today and no engine light so im still gonna drive it tomorrow and if doesnt come on im realy gonna think long and hard about tuning it beacuse it does void the warranty.
please reply im intested in what yall think!

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Old 03-14-2010, 01:52 AM   #5
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how long did it take?
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:22 AM   #6
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Couldnt find your video on You tube. Could you post a link to you Video?
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:44 AM   #7
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Exclamation 2010 CAMARO SS KOOKS FULL EXHAUST VIDEO

HEY GUYS HERES THE VIDEO. HOPE YOU GUYS LIKE.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:08 AM   #8
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THE STOCK EXHAUST MANIFOLD PORTS IS 1 5/8" . AND IT TOOK ME A GOOD 5 1/2 HOURS TO DO THIS MOD FROM START TO FINISH. THE HARDEST PART WAS WAITING FOR THE UPS GUY TO DROP. I ABOUT RUCHED HIM WHEN A SIM PULLING ABOUT. I COULDNT WAIT TO WORK ON IT
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:24 PM   #9
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I can't tell from your pictures, but you say you did a cat-back. Do you still have the CATS installed?
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:49 PM   #10
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yes it does have CATS but kooks does offer with or without.i tried to get some pics since this was done on floor jacks the room was limited.
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:04 PM   #11
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Nice deep rumbly sound. This is probably the best sounding camaro i've heard yet on these forums in my opinion. Nice work on the DIY also. Now I just wish they made something that sounded anything close to this for the V6.
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:25 PM   #12
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sounds awesome
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:35 PM   #13
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Good job man.. Still waiting on my KOOKS from the coater... Were you able to install without removing the dipstick?
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:33 PM   #14
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exactly the sound I am looking for!
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:59 PM   #15
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i did have to take out the dip stick. look closely befor you pull it out. it is kind of hidden. its sits on the inside of the starter. if u do that it shouldnt be so hard. i just unbolted it and pulled it out without looking and i had to do a liitle quik research on the web. thanks for all the support on the video
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:15 PM   #16
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I'm confused on your comment about getting a tune and voiding your warrenty... Doesn't the Kooks exhaust you installed Void the warrenty anyways? Just a little confused there.

P.S sounds Awesome
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:26 PM   #17
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I'm about to do this same install. Where did you place the jack stands?
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:30 PM   #18
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@ Brokenlizrd: Technically replacing your exhaust only voids your warranty on the exhaust parts. Basically GM won't replace these mufflers if they tank, but that's usually fine because the aftermarket guys (Kooks) usually warranty their stuff anyway. But the rest of your stuff ie. engine, tranny, diff. are still covered by your warranty.

Once you tune your computer however, your whole powertrian warranty is pooched.

nice install moly! i am torn between the borla atak or a 3" setup likr this because i want to go supercharged eventually
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sounds just like mine before I put in a new cam.
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@ Brokenlizrd: Technically replacing your exhaust only voids your warranty on the exhaust parts. Basically GM won't replace these mufflers if they tank, but that's usually fine because the aftermarket guys (Kooks) usually warranty their stuff anyway. But the rest of your stuff ie. engine, tranny, diff. are still covered by your warranty.

Once you tune your computer however, your whole powertrian warranty is pooched.

nice install moly! i am torn between the borla atak or a 3" setup likr this because i want to go supercharged eventually

okay what i have heard is it voids all warrentys.... Is this for sure.
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