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Old 03-10-2011, 12:16 PM
michael taylor michael taylor is offline
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Default Need help on header installation

Hey gang, I'm new to the forum and looking for some tips or tricks to install JBA shorty headers to my 4.0 OHV. Picked up a set of Gibson cat back system and their self explanatory. Dropped in a K&N filter in the stock air box. Before I jump on this thing, is their any recomendations for the R&R. Thanks in advance, all help is appreciated.
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:18 PM
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OK nobody out ther has installed headers before, am I the first? Just looking for some anti-knuckle buster and undoing something I don't need to do to achieve this mod, best way to remove, up, down, forward etc: anyone out there, thanks.
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:19 PM
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well i know for some of the spark plugs its easier to reach them through the wheel well so i would take that approach for tightening up the bolts for the headers themselves
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:25 PM
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Default Re: Need help on header installation

^x2, also be prepaired for seized bolts and snapping bolts possibly. if you decide this is too intense for you please send me the headers, i know a guy named ME that could use them
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:41 PM
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Default Re: Need help on header installation

Good info, thanks. I'm trying to figue out what not to remove or undo, and which way the manifold will exit the compartment best for each side.
Thanks guys, everything is appreciated.

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if you decide this is too intense for you please send me the headers, i know a guy named ME that could use them
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:42 AM
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When I put mine on, I had the heads off the engine....lol I did have trouble getting the y-pipe to line up though. Had to loosen the bolts on the header and drop it down then tighten everything up
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:40 AM
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I'll use it first try thanks. BTW, why did you have your heads off? Mine has 105K on it and and head work is always in my mind.
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