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It's such a PITA on a GT / GT500, especially without a lift.

I imagine it's easier on a V6, more room to work with

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Installing longtubes on the 3.7 is no where near as difficult as installing them on a V8 car. Ramps or jack stands work fine and there is tons of room . The headers go right into place from underneath the car and you don't have to lift motors, pull off motor mounts and steering shafts or anything else. The average Joe shouldnt have any problems with this job.


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Too bad I'm still under warranty or I would get the OR and get it tuned.
So is mine. But the headers and tune are on it anyway.


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Thanks, Man. All of sudden I feel more confident of this job

Is it easy to maneuver the X-pipe with my car on a pair of ramps? The X-pipe looks pretty chunky.

Do I need to remove the oxygen sensors from the X-pipe?

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Installing longtubes on the 3.7 is no where near as difficult as installing them on a V8 car. Ramps or jack stands work fine and there is tons of room . The headers go right into place from underneath the car and you don't have to lift motors, pull off motor mounts and steering shafts or anything else. The average Joe shouldnt have any problems with this job.

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Ordered the BBK ceramic shorties, and have a couple of questions. Do you reuse the stock mounting hardware(studs/bolts/nuts), or does it come with new ones? Also, any tips/tricks from those of you that have already done this install. Thanks.
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My question is, have the Mac shorties started shipping?

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Ordered the BBK ceramic shorties, and have a couple of questions. Do you reuse the stock mounting hardware(studs/bolts/nuts), or does it come with new ones? Also, any tips/tricks from those of you that have already done this install. Thanks.
It comes with studs for the mid pipe, all the Nuts and studs to attach them to the heads are what you take off.
Make sure you put all the studs back into the head before putting the header on, the passenger side lower nut on the back port needs to be put on before you tighten any of the others. All the nuts can be done from the top except for the lower on number 6 (Back Drivers side).
It is pretty straight forward, make sure you have a breaker bar and a couple of long extensions to break the mid pipe to exhaust manifold nuts loose.

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Thanks for the tips Siber Express! I am sure you have saved me some bloody knuckled frustration!
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I have done it twice, it is not hard.
Having a stool or something to stand on makes it a little easier, I am 6'2" tall and was still standing on an 8X8. Also unplug the O2 sensor on the right side, on mine it let the exhaust hang further down and not put stress on the wires.
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17mm deep well socket
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13mm deep well socket
various Extensions
13mm ratcheting combo wrench would help, but I just used a box end .

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Thanks, Man. All of sudden I feel more confident of this job

Is it easy to maneuver the X-pipe with my car on a pair of ramps? The X-pipe looks pretty chunky.

Do I need to remove the oxygen sensors from the X-pipe?
The X pipe is very easy to install with the car on ramps.

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2012 Pony Package. Race Red.3:31 automatic.BBK longtubes and catted X.FRPP Sport axlebacks. BBK throttle body. Dynotech DS. Brembo wheels and tires. Strut tower brace. Airraid CAI. Bama tuned.
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Thank you for the great suggestions.

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I have done it twice, it is not hard.
Having a stool or something to stand on makes it a little easier, I am 6'2" tall and was still standing on an 8X8. Also unplug the O2 sensor on the right side, on mine it let the exhaust hang further down and not put stress on the wires.
1/2 inch drive tools needed
15mm deep well socket
17mm deep well socket
13mm deep well socket
2 12 inch extensions
3/8 tools
10mm socket
13mm deep well socket
various Extensions
13mm ratcheting combo wrench would help, but I just used a box end .

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This is all the space i had to work with and the install went well.
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Ordered the BBK ceramic shorties, and have a couple of questions. Do you reuse the stock mounting hardware(studs/bolts/nuts), or does it come with new ones? Also, any tips/tricks from those of you that have already done this install. Thanks.
I would always use new bolts on anything that goes through heat cycles like this. The bolts have a tendancy to break after repeated heat/cool cycles. Yes 5 days late I know.

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I plan on reusing the stock gaskets when I install my BBK's, do I need to use copper gasket sealant?
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I didn't use any extra Sealant just the factory gaskets and it has been fine, just make sure you check the bolts again after about 500 miles.

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