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Need exhaust system help

So I have a leak in my exhaust manifold. Imy going to go ahead and do a full exhaust but I have know idea how to piece it all together. I have a mechanic that's going to put it on but I need headers,midpipe,and from mid all the way back.any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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What kind of budget are you looking at? Long tubes, midpipe, catback will set you back a solid $1200 if you buy all new.add on installation...this can get fairly expensive.

You could just get manifold replacements for cheap ($50 each) or shorty headers for $400 and call it day.

Are you wanting loud? fairly quiet? Do you have to pass emissions?

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Is the manifold itself cracked or somehow damaged, or is it a gasket sealing issue?

That's a lot of work and money for just a bad gasket, should that be the case. R&R of the stock manifolds isn't too horrible, but header installation (even shorties) is a real [email protected] Based on everything I've heard/read over the years and additionally there was that one time I tried to do it, it's not gonna happen without either pulling the engine or dropping the entire front suspension.

Midpipe and catback, however, piece of cake.

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