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Old 10-10-2013, 05:07 AM   #1
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Default '12 V6 Shorty Headers Install - Any Tips/Advice?

So I've had the BBK ceramic coated shorty headers sitting in my garage for the past few weeks waiting to be installed and I'm finally going to tackle them tomorrow morning. This is my first time taking on something of this magnitude (have installed an intake and swapped out bumpers/grilles in the past with ease) so I'm a little intimidated but confident I could get the job done.

Are there any of you that have taken on this install that could bestow some knowledge upon me? Anything to look out for or maybe just something that helped you during the install. Thanks ahead of time!
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You will need a couple of long extensions and a breaker bar to remove the the mid pipe to manifold nuts. Make sure you take the nuts off the studs and put them back into the head, some will not go back in after the header is on. Also start all the nuts on the right side before you tighten any up, the tube is in the way to start the bottom nut on #3.
I was able to tighten all but the bottom nut on #3 and #6 with a Box End Wrench from the top, having a ratcheting box end would help. #3 was flipping the wrench around and #6 was from the bottom.
I also unplugged the passenger O2 sensor, it let my exhaust drop a little bit more.
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