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    Re: Headers install cost?

    I had my headers installed for $400.

    Tune for $350.

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    Re: Headers install cost?

    I was quoted between $200-250 but did it myself.

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    Re: Headers install cost?

    Quote Originally Posted by CTSV_510 View Post
    I had my headers installed for $400.

    Tune for $350.
    My headers were bought, installed and then the V was tuned all for $500.






    whoops, did I just brag?

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    Re: Headers install cost?

    Just do them yourself, i ended up doing them with some shitty hand tools in a parking spot in the street on the only cold night in South FL when i had a cold! decided to finish next day so went out drinking till 6am slept 3hours hungover throwing up i finished working on the car and i pulled the dipstick without looking! ARRRGGGG took a LONG time to find the hole in the dark.

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    Re: Headers install cost?

    BTW i did this Last Sat/Sun TPIS headers, i did not remove steering shaft. I don't feel much maybe i can't tell but its not currently tuned i hope the tune makes a nice change because the only thing that has changed is more noise around the engine bay and higher pitch exhaust note.

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    Re: Headers install cost?

    Get the B&B Headers so you don't have to remove the steering shaft or dent up the headers to clear the shaft. Oh, and they are tha $hit.

    Seriously though: Headers really aren't that hard. You could do em yourself.

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    Re: Headers install cost?

    Quote Originally Posted by 945liter View Post
    so went out drinking till 6am slept 3hours hungover throwing up..... i pulled the dipstick without looking!..... took a LONG time to find the hole in the dark.
    ya, 'Been there - Done that'... when I was younger and between marriages

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    Re: Headers install cost?

    Quote Originally Posted by lollygagger8 View Post
    Get the B&B Headers so you don't have to remove the steering shaft ...
    Moving the steering shaft honestly takes 60 seconds if you're hungover, even less if you're not. Remove one bolt, swing it out of the way, place header, rebolt steering shaft ... done. There's oodles of room to get at it, too. Other than that, the install for the B&B and Kooks are nearly identical.

    On a related note, I'd have gone B&B all the way back except I couldn't have tolerated the drone several people said they had. If you like to hear your motor and like others to, also, B&B from ports to tips should be tops on your list, IMHO.
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    Re: Headers install cost?

    Headers are for wussies.

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    Re: Headers install cost?

    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch View Post
    Headers are for wussies.
    The only thing wussy about Headers is NOT having them

    B&B all they way is sweet.

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    Re: Headers install cost?

    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch View Post
    Headers are for wussies.
    ZOMG, you're right!

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    Re: Headers install cost?

    6 hours at 90 an hour from Vette Shop in SD. TPIS (old style with V band clamps.) No leaks, no issues, had to heat up one of the driver side primaries to clearance the steering shaft.

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    Re: Headers install cost?

    HOLY CRAP those spark plug wires are on there good. I pulled a couple off, but makin a trip to sears for a set of the pliers. Did you guys gap your plugs at .040 inches? I'm putting the NGK Irridium plugs in.

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    Re: Headers install cost?

    Yeah I think I pulled some of my plug wires apart when I pulled mine off. I was replacing them with MSD's so I wasn't careful though.

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    Re: Headers install cost?

    Oh yeah. If you pull the engine out, you dont have to remove the steering shaft to install the kooks. Just thought I'd let you guys know. Might save you all some time! lol

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