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Headers and MAF Calibrator installed

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Untamed_SS, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Jul 3, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    Untamed_SS

    Untamed_SS [OP] Stayed Up Too Late

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    Well, I must say first of all, that MAF Calibrator was a B :mad:


    Anyways, late last night, I installed the Doug Thorley LT Headers. Fantastic product. Everything was very straigh forward. You really don't even need the instructions.

    Right after that I went into installing the O2 Sim and MAF Calibrator. It was around 3:45 this morning. I read the instructions and told myself I'd do it in the morning.

    I woke up all excited. Got busy on it. Took me 1 hour and 13 minutes the first go around. :p It was throwing a code. :( Rough Idle. Died on me twice on the highway! :eek: (I was on my way to my job interview, so I guess I rushed the install.)

    Anyways, when I got home, I looked over my stuff. Surely enough, I forgot to solder two wires. :frusty: Did that just now, cranked it up and perfect idle and no CEL! :yay::bananadance:

    Now I'm on my way to the exhaust shop to get the y pipe and 50 series done. :rockband:


    Thanks for reading. Video may come soon. :D



    Side Notes: Anyone who has basic electrical knoledge and can soder can do the MAF calibrator no problem. To tell you the truth, this is the first thing I've really sodered. :p Probably wasn't the best idea, but it worked, so I'm happy.
     
  2. Jul 3, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    good stuff man
     
  3. Jul 3, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    Oh yeah by the way, Thanks a bunch Gadget. You rock. You're the man. Cool beans.
     
  4. Jul 3, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    Congrats!! That sounds like quite the setup!!
     
  5. Jul 3, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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    Way to go can't wait to hear your thoughts on it in the next few days.
     
  6. Jul 3, 2009 at 1:49 PM
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    Well, I stopped by the shop and talked to my exhaust guy. He is quite busy today so we scheduled for Monday. And the price dropped. :) He says $160-$170.

    I can already tell the truck is pulling harder. And I guess throttle responce is better. Little bit faster. Not quite like my Eclipse yet though.
     
  7. Jul 3, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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    what all is involved in installing the headers? ive heard they are hard as hell to remove them
     
  8. Jul 3, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    I had no prob with the headers. Here is what I did: (after letting it cool down.)

    Unbolted front and back of y pipe. Just slide it back out of the way.

    Little black brackets are attached the the end of the manifold. 1 bolt on each. Then two bolts at the top of the bracket. Remove the bracket.

    6 bolts on each manifold. Relatively easy to remove from top. Manifolds come out the bottom of the truck.

    O2 sensors from manifold to headers.

    Headers go on from bottom. Pretty easy actually. 6 bolts on each to replace them. Reuses that gasket by the way.

    Put bracket back on and bolt it to the end of the headers (Just like manifold)

    Bolt up front and back of y pipe. (I bought the crush gaskets from URD)

    Plug in all O2 sensors. Make sure your bolts are tight.

    All done.



    Thats pretty much it man. Check for leaks.
     
  9. Jul 3, 2009 at 2:15 PM
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    If you need a better description with pics, I could probably throw that together.
     
  10. Jul 3, 2009 at 2:18 PM
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    could you pm it to me? cause im looking to buy them here between now and the end of the year
     
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    Yeah dude. I'll take some pics tomorrow and send you a more detailed install guide. :thumbsup:
     
  12. Jul 3, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    thanks man. thatll really help me alot
     
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