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Warrio17 07-22-2013 09:21 PM

Long tube headers install
So.. As I have been checking into a having SW long tubes installed most of the shops are stating that they have to loosen the engine mounts to complete the install. I feel like that is kinda bs and not necessary but rather a short cut to make it just easier. Should I be concerned and/or allow this. Time for install 7hrs.. @$125 and hour. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD... TELL ME THERE'S ANOTHER OPTION!

NAVYMAN 07-23-2013 01:27 AM

Unbolting the motor mounts is a must, I couldn't imagine trying it without. The long tubes are pretty snug in there. No worries as long as they don't forget to tighten them back down when they are done.

7 hrs one experienced person with the right tools/equipment can do it, with a good hand I would say 5 hrs two people could do it pretty easy.

scottmach 07-23-2013 03:40 PM

Yes the motor mounts need to come out one side at a time.

LaMotta 07-23-2013 04:27 PM

We are a pretty good ways away from you but to give you an option...we can get you the Stainless Works headers if you haven't already got them at good price...or if you already do and just need install we charge $450 to do it which if you set an appointment we can do same day and get you on your way! Just north of Orlando...
715 N US HWY 17-92 Longwood, FL 32750

SpartaPerformance 07-23-2013 07:47 PM

Took me about 6hr on a lift the 1st time. Taking out mounts and putting in the headers isn't the time consuming part. You can strip the old exhaust and install new headers in like 2hrs, it takes the other 5 to tighten the bolts behind the primaries. :icon_doh:

stealth_GT 07-23-2013 10:13 PM

Don't they also sit right on the friggin' starter as well? lol :D

808muscle 07-23-2013 11:46 PM

You shouldnt be paying $125 an hour labor rate to install headers. Go to another shop or do it yourself. Yes you need to remove motor mounts which is simple. Starter, battery, cai and steering rack gotta move too. Just get a buddy to help and do it over a weekend. Its not difficult just nuts and bolts but man are the tight to get too. A 13mm flex head ratcheting box wrench is a fricken must have as well as gloves. Or you will bleed out in your driveway. LOL

VistaBlueFrank68 07-24-2013 12:07 AM

I'll soon do LT also and I think it would be best to do the Stage1 Clutch and aluminum Fly Wheel at the same time as the LT's. Don't LT's make it impossible to do a clutch without removing them again?

SpartaPerformance 07-24-2013 08:45 PM

What's wrong with $125 and hour? I don't know where this shop is but I'm on Long Island Property tax for building I'm in is $100,000 a year, so if you live in Utah where same building would be $15,000 then you can charge less.

Falcon Fixer 07-25-2013 04:09 PM

I would have laughed in their face for saying 875 bucks to install headers.

Shane780 07-25-2013 04:50 PM

Wow do they suck
Long tube headers are a nightmare to install. They never just fit in. 1 hr of wiggle time. I would love to have long tube headers on my car, I would even pay a shop 125 hr and 7 hrs to install them at that rate, just to save myself the swearing. Unfortunately for me no shop in my area will install long tubes on my car, they don't even want to do it. I would most likely have to dive to alberta to find a good hotrod shop my home town of brandon manitoba, has got nothing. Winnipeg maybe but i know of no such good place to install them.

clowe1965 07-27-2013 09:06 PM

18 hours to do it myself on jack stands. Taking my sweet time. Would have gone a lot faster if I had gotten the ratchet wrenches for both sides instead of only one. Depends on how much money you have. 875 is a lot of go fast parts.

5.ohhh 07-29-2013 07:24 PM

I don't know about on this car, but I have installed lt's on my other cars of the past. Just take your time and enjoy it. For me the best part about getting aftermarket parts is the adventure of installing them. Grab a buddy and some beer and crank the tunes in the garage. I plan on doing this as well. Have quite a bit planned for the ol' 'stang

Stainless Works 08-06-2013 07:28 AM

The install isn't overly difficult, just time consuming, yes grab a buddy and some beer, take your time and do it right. The good thing is SW includes all the necessary hardware to make the install, including bolts, 02 extensions, clamps etc..

Remember the end result is now having smooth long tube headers that make wicked power and exotic sounds!!

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