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JBA Long Tube Headers Review & Install Instructions

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by 05RedTaco, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Jan 21, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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    This is starting to be a pain in the ass.. Have to cut one of the bolts that bolts the old header to the y pipe off
     
  2. Jan 22, 2013 at 2:13 AM
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    Exhaust hardware is almost always a pain. An oxy-acetylene torch helps or something a couple cans of aerokroil/PB blaster/freeze off. Let us know how it sounds after!
     
  3. Jan 22, 2013 at 2:21 AM
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  4. Jan 22, 2013 at 2:29 AM
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    Have the JBA headers. Good stuff.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2013 at 7:43 AM
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    TWO bolts which connects the stock exhaust manifolds to the Y pipe broke off when I installed my set... It will be royal pain if I ever go back to stock :(
     
  6. Jan 22, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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    Yea it was a lil harder than I thought.. I ended up just splitting that nut with a chisel
     
  7. Jan 22, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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    What's the trick on getting the drivers side in
     
  8. Jan 22, 2013 at 4:40 PM
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    Some people have removed the steering linkage. Others get lucky. The easiest way for me was by removing the two studs in the head, which are closest to the firewall. One on top and one on bottom.

    It gives you more wiggle room. Then once you have the header on, re-install the studs as well as other hardware.
     
  9. Jan 23, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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    Ill try that.. It'll be another day anyway.. Had to replace an o2 sensor
     
  10. Jan 24, 2013 at 5:49 AM
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    I didnt remove steering linkage or studs. Trick is to remove the bracket which bolts to the header flange on the bottom....
     
  11. Jan 24, 2013 at 5:53 AM
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    Completely forgot about that bracket, since I don't have it/either anymore. Good point.
     
  12. Jan 24, 2013 at 8:02 AM
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    I got em in and just picked up a new o2 sensor.. Holy shit those things are expensive so I should be finished soon.. I guess the factory cross threaded the old sensor when they built my truck.. The threads on it were beyond repair
     
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    If ever in the future you need another one, Amazon.com has them at a much better price.
     
  14. Jan 24, 2013 at 3:51 PM
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    I like them but it made that ticking sound that we always have way way worse
     
  15. Jan 25, 2013 at 5:25 AM
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    That will be a totally quieter tick than if an exhaust leak is found.

    And if people think the factory injectors are loud, try installing some aftermarket injectors. They get much louder. O_O
     
  17. Jan 25, 2013 at 7:00 AM
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    That's the only thing that disappoints me about them.. I'm fixing to go over everything
     
  18. Jan 25, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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    Done finally no leaks no tick!!! It smells like ass tho
     
  19. Jan 25, 2013 at 9:38 AM
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    LOL sure does. I have no cats and on cold startup it blows shit load of white smoke :D Makes up for all those hybrid cars driving around...
     
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    Haha it did for a lil while but now it doesn't stink anymore it all burned off I guess
     
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