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Header Install for Shorties

I'm in the DFW metroplex area. Frisco to be exact.
I've called two different shops about prices to install headers and they were very high. 400$ and 450$. I'm hoping to stay right around 150-200$ price range. Where can I go if you are in my neck of the woods. I haven't purchased the headers yet, but the install price will determine if I purchase them at all.

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You can do it in your driveway for free and just a few short hours. Its a very easy install.

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are you volunteering to help out
A few short hours for someone savvy will turn into 10 hours for someone who is not so savvy with the wrench on a car.

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If you want to buy my gas and some pizza and beers ill help out. Lol. If you have some tools, a jack and some stands.
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You'll also need extensions. No way anyone I know could get a socket wrench up in there.
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Took me 6 hours by myself and my car knowledge consists of axle back/CAI/Headers(this was my first time)/Breaks/Tune. Basically it is very simple. Take 12 bolts out loosen mid pipe swap headers put 12 bolts in. There are some very tight spots on both sides that will require 40 min to put in 1 bolt (anyone who did shorties knows what pos bolt this is). Long as you have patience, jack stands, basic socket set, and about 2 ft in extensions should be fine.

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I have a jack that works, it's nothing fancy, but it will get up under and jack it up, I have two stands again nothing fancy, but they can hold the front end up. I used it to put my new wheels/tires on when they were new a few years back and also put in my short throw shifter. That's about the extent of my car technical experience besides the stuff just about anyone can do.

I have a manual torque wrench that does work and a 10 inch extension with plenty of average sockets that would do the job. It's more doubt than anything else and if I run into issues half way into it I don't want to have to figure out what to do then haha.

Beer/Pizza shoot man that'd be easy to obtain and devour. I'd have to get on the calendar for when you were not busy and when I was not busy to do the install though. My drive way is not flat so it'd be done in the garage.

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Pm me and we'll set it up.
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13mm ratcheting wrench and you will fly thru installation.you wont be able to torque a couple of the bolts but you get a good feel with the ones you do and just use the ratcheting wrench to tighten the problem bolts.took me less than 4 hours by myself and 30 min of that was getting the car on and off the jack stands.the hardest bolt to put in for me was the water tube one.i must of dropped it 3 or 4 times and had to crawl under the car to get it.

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Any specialty tools out there that might help? I know there are truckloads of weird Craftsman tools out there: ratcheting box-end wrenches, circular palm ratchets, jointed extensions, and all kinds of other things that make these seem basic. Or does the space restrict us to basics?
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It's also a lot easier on the right side if you remove the battery. Makes it almost as easy as the left side.
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swivel and ratcheting 13mm box end wrench is the only special tools i used

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