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Old 04-03-2007, 09:38 AM   #1  
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is it terribbly hard? how long does it take, or how much would it cost for a local garage to do it 4 me??
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Old 04-03-2007, 09:42 AM   #2  
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It's not that hard to install, it just takes time. A lot of time.
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Old 04-03-2007, 09:44 AM   #3  
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Ive been looking at the shortys in summit and they all say they will bolt up to stock h, but the ? is will the bolt up the 2.5 inch off road h?
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:02 AM   #4  
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Yes, if they wil;l bolt up to your factory mid pipe, then of course thy will bolt to your aftermarket one, the aftermarket mid pipe boltd to your factory exhaust manifolds , right?? So, vice versa
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:08 AM   #5  
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It's been said ,and some say proven,that shorties aren't worth putting on a car.They take about as much time as LT's to install and give very little or 0 gains.
If your going to install headers get LT's or mid-lengths.
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:14 AM   #6  
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would it effect the exhaust sound at all???
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:18 AM   #7  
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It's not hard. If LT's aren't in your budget, shorties are better than your stock manifolds, so don't let anyone tell you they are a waste.

You need to call local shops and ask. A reasonable price would be aroudn 200-300 IMO.
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:47 AM   #8  
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Yea, all that about shorties being a waste is BS, I'm sorry but anything is beter than the stock manifolds, I plan on going with the BBK shorties myself in the future and I am sure they will compliment my exhaust well. Maybe I'll get a before and after dyno run to prove there not worthless. I think thesetheroys come from someone putting shorties on an otherwise stock exhaust, that would be stupid, However with a setup like mine, the manifolds are what is restricting the flow. So a set of shorties with my O/R pro chamber and SLP LM1's will be a great set up. I don't care what the nay sayers say........ By the way, I do agree long tubes are better for the most part, but no way are shorties "ueless".
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:09 PM   #9  
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Going from Richard Holdener's book,Building 4.6/5.4 Ford Horsepower on the Dyno,The FRPP shorties made a grand total of 4hp at 4,100 rpm and 5 ft-lbs at 4,200 rpm.That's not enough to fool with to offset the cost of installation.This is the only test I've seen back to back on an engine dyno.
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Chopper, you have a valid point. But, LT's aren't in everyones budget. Shorties can be purchased & installed for under $500...
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