Best bolt on Mod out there!!!
November 06, 2013
So I bought these about 6 months ago with the intentions of putting them on that weekend. I've done just about every bolt on modification out there for my V6. Total installation time was about 5-6 hours and that was by myself. I bought this V6 as a repo car with 100k miles on it for 4 thousand bucks. I felt like a got a good deal, it was a piece of junk when I bought it. Thanks to places like American muscle I've turned into in a project car, I'm constantly turning heads everywhere and getting compliments almost everyday. I completed this entire project by myself, no help at all and I completed it on jacks. Prior to putting this in I had the true dual system installed about a month before which gave my v6 a bang for its buck but I wanted more and I knew freeing up those terrible manifolds might do the trick. So I followed the instructions and unbolted my h-pipe and removed my cats, didn't have to lift the engine or motor mounts, trust me I didn't have the right stuff to do that anyway lol. A couple of hand tools and patience and I had the new long tube headers on, I wiggled them down in through the engine bay, wasn't simple but with enough moving and wiggling it worked! Make sure you bolt on the EGR pipe before putting the driver side header on, this will make life a lot easier, and make sure you take it off before trying to pull down the old manifolds, that was the biggest problem I ran into. Keep in mind, I had to put the CATS back on which I replaced with smaller ones bc you can't reuse the stock cats, they are bent wrong for this setup, even with the cats "keeping it legal" its sounds crazy, I drove it around with open headers and I sounded like a drag car. My system sounds better then a 5.0, trust me, it's louder little to no drone and I can rip into the higher RPMS and turn heads on the interstate, it's scary but still a good daily driver! I love this website, I used to be a noob who couldn't change a lightbulb and now I've learned how to do tons of stuff! Thanks AM!