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Installing shorty headers

Well last night I took off the whole exhaust system and air box factory headers etc. I went to put in driver side aftermarket header and it wouldn't fit due to the steering stem hitting it. Is this a factor everyone deals with? Could it be from motor mounts worn? I'm not sure if I need a different style now or not plz helps thanks


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Most probably worn mounts as this can have a huge affect on the motor being cocked and throwing everything off.

Shorties should be a simple install.

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Also are the holes suppose to be rough to Line up. Because I noticed the bolt holes on the factory headers are a tad bit larger


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Can I get solid motor mounts or is that a bad idea


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I might be getting old (39) but solid for a DD is a bit much. It will be up to you and what you can handle with all the NVH (noise, vibration, harshness). Solid motor mounts will be transmitting everything the motor is doing like shaking more sound.

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I had no clearance issue with the BBK short unequal headers, with stock motor mounts.

The dipstick required some "massaging" though. All bolts, and the gasket, lined up perfectly as well.

You can loosen the column if you need to, only takes a few minutes.
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Ok I'll have to go with the energy suspension motor mounts then and I'm having a little issues with them lining up but ill figure it out. Thank you all for the advice(;


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