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Old July 12th, 2006, 12:02 AM   #1
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i just bought some headers for my 96 f150 5.8l..how hard is it to put headers on??
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Old July 13th, 2006, 09:29 PM   #2
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Are they shorty headers, or are they the full length style?
If they are the later it is a lot of work. If it is the shorty headers, they are pretty easy to install, the hardest part is removing the studs from the head, and tightening the new exhaust bolt into the head. Header bolds have a tendency to back out a lot and there is not a lot of room between the bolt head and the header pipe. One other little thing, don't bother using the gaskets that came with the headers, invest in a set of copper gaskets, they last longer and seem to help with the probem of exhaust bolts backing out.
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Old July 14th, 2006, 04:10 PM   #3
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yeah they are shorties...got the old ones off but one bolt broke off almost flush on the block(passenger side)..hope it will come out with out being that bad..stupid rain..have to continue tomorrow thanks for the info..where did you get the copper gasket at?
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Use an easy out on that broken bolt, or try the old torching it then putting wax to cool it down to help in removal. You should be able to find the copper gaskets at a parts store or check online. Some exhaust companies will offer them with their stuff.
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Headers are a bitch.. that is all
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Old July 17th, 2006, 06:52 AM   #6
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got them finished yesterday..looks sweet..now to make it sound a whole lot better...i was thinking of running true duals with a flow out the back..any suggestions on what muffler would sound the best?..and do you know of a place that isnt too far from livonia that is cheap but quality to install it???

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Old July 20th, 2006, 03:06 PM   #7
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Sorry it took me so long to get back to you...........I bought my Coppers from Summit Racing................Also if you are looking for Cheap try Muffler Man, if you are looking for the right way to do it, buy a Super Trapp, and hire someone with a Mig Welder.
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