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      05-08-2012 12:58 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by SimpleStaple View Post
      For headers, you don't need extended studs or anything... You can just utilize bolts. Most exhaust shops will have them.
      But longer studs is the way to go. My old Eurojet header came with longer studs and 20 copper nuts...
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      05-08-2012 08:53 PM #37
      Getting the exact length right with bolts is tricky.plus you really can't ensure they won't rattle loose.the copper nut is used to ensure that doesn't happen.another option is to use blue loctite and thread it on then pull the nut, let it air dry then put the stud in and nut over it.you don't want it permanent so letting it dry gives it a snug connection without locking in place

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      05-08-2012 09:56 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by TylerO28 View Post
      Getting the exact length right with bolts is tricky.plus you really can't ensure they won't rattle loose.the copper nut is used to ensure that doesn't happen.another option is to use blue loctite and thread it on then pull the nut, let it air dry then put the stud in and nut over it.you don't want it permanent so letting it dry gives it a snug connection without locking in place

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      05-08-2012 09:58 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by TylerO28 View Post
      Even with software there is maybe 2HP gain.its really little. The only proven real life gains from any header from my knowledge was the evolution tuning header.

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      The gains are power across the entire bands. 3rd feels better, though car still needs to adjust.

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      05-08-2012 11:38 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by SimpleStaple View Post
      The gains are power across the entire bands. 3rd feels better, though car still needs to adjust.

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      So I get a ride on thursday right? then I can see if the install is worth it

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      05-14-2012 09:34 PM #41
      I just picked up this OBX headers and other then getting longer bolts, is there anything I'm going to have to modify to install them?

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      05-14-2012 09:36 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Jinto24 View Post
      I just picked up this OBX headers and other then getting longer bolts, is there anything I'm going to have to modify to install them?
      I have mine installed. Need a custom mid pipe. Your's came with the gasket, right?

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      05-14-2012 09:41 PM #43
      It came with a gasket for both ends. That's going to kinda suck for me. Don't have anything to make custom pipe

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      05-14-2012 11:03 PM #44
      I got another question about the install. Just wondering if any of the censers have to be moved
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    10. 05-15-2012 09:29 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by SimpleStaple View Post
      It does with software adjustments.

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      It does? Can you show me?

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      05-15-2012 06:18 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Jinto24 View Post
      I got another question about the install. Just wondering if any of the censers have to be moved
      the only sensor that moves is the one that is on the oem headers, it'll go on the mid pipe so it does get stretched out a little bit to reach further down the exhaust tunnel. the other 1 (or 2 if you're like me and have the PZEV car) stays in the oem location.

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      06-25-2012 11:00 AM #47
      So I now have the OBX headers installed and I now have a whistling noise. Did you have the same problem or know how to fix it?
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    13. 06-25-2012 07:45 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Jinto24 View Post
      So I now have the OBX headers installed and I now have a whistling noise. Did you have the same problem or know how to fix it?
      Sounds like an exhaust leak. Did you use longer exhaust studs when doing the install?

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      06-25-2012 09:02 PM #49
      That I did
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