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Old 01-19-2017, 03:08 PM   #1
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How far would you go?

I have access to a lift so I plan to do headers myself and someone else doing the rest of the exhaust, saves me about 600 bucks. Howeve,r the guy bending the pipe lives close to 40 miles away from the shop I'm doing the work at. How far would you go on just open headers? Or should I consider paying the shop owner just to tow it on his roll back the distance?

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Old 01-19-2017, 03:22 PM   #2
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There is no reason you need to drive it without a muffler. The headers go into the Y pipe. The Y pipe lines up pretty much straight at the old muffler. Re connect to your current muffler or mount your new muffler temporarily to the Y pipe. Mine is mounted that way and just dumps. It's permanently installed.
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I'm putting on LTs and was going to have him make me a new Y when he does the rest. It's not the noise I'm worried about, just the driving it that far. Not sure if it's a good idea or not.
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IMO the pacesetter off road Y pipe is hard to beat. But each his own. I would have at least turn down so as not get things too hot behind the pipes. I don't know how lean it'll go, but driving moderately I would thing it wouldn't be dangerous. If you have an afr gauge just keep an eye on it. Personally I wouldn't do it.
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IMO the pacesetter off road Y pipe is hard to beat. But each his own. I would have at least turn down so as not get things too hot behind the pipes. I don't know how lean it'll go, but driving moderately I would thing it wouldn't be dangerous. If you have an afr gauge just keep an eye on it. Personally I wouldn't do it.
I may look into the Y pipe then. Originally I was going to let him do the whole job but I'd like to do it myself plus save some money as well. I was just concerned with the distance even though it's a one time thing.
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I'd advise against to much drive time with an open exhaust. Incredible heat in the wrong places, and you'd have some permanent hearing lose.
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Old 01-19-2017, 06:12 PM   #7
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Here's what I have.
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It won't run very well either been there tryed that only drove my truck 8 miles and ran so rich it wanted to die all the time. The 02 sensors are to close to the pipe exits and read lean the whole time. I would do the headers and tow it.
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Looks good Greg thanks for sharing. As much as I want to do the headers myself I'm more than likely just going to let the pro do it. Going that far on the highway just makes me nervous. And I'm sure what I'd save by doing it myself I'd spend in towing. Thanks for the input guys, much appreciated
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This is good info...I was just thinkin about this the other day if I do my headers and can't get a broken bolt out.
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