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Hi all. I searched and didn't find any step-by-step installation guides with pics and wondering if anyone knows where I can find them.
Planning on installing kooks LT Headers, high flow cats to stock mufflers this weekend. Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks,

Al
 

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No write-up but I can give you some suggestions.

If you have big hands, pull the coils and keep them numbered so you put them back where they were.
I cut the old exhaust out.
Have to pull the steering shaft on driver's side to get the headers in. DO NOT SPIN THE STEERING WHEEL WHILE THE SHAFT IS OUT.
I pulled the starter but you don't have to.
I used the oem manifold gaskets.
 

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Thanks Cruiser. Where exactly did you cut the exhaust? and did you have to weld the xpipe to your mufflers?
 

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No welding needed, the end of the mid pipe slips over the OEM piping by the muffler. I tried removing the original exhaust in one piece but tired of the process so I just broke out the sawzall. IIRC I just cut it in two pieces roughly in the middle. By the mufflers, I lined up the kooks mid pipe and cut a few inches toward the back just after the mid pipe bends towards the muffler. Make sure you don't cut the original too far back when you are removing it.
 
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