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    Thread: Mk3 Header Install???

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      06-20-2012 10:12 PM #1
      Im about to buy some headers for the 8v but im wondering about the installation. I couldnt find any diys.

      Im basically just wondering about all the things I will need. Im assuming all the bolts will strip, how do I get out a stripped bolt?

      Help from anyone who has done this would be much appreciated!!!

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      06-20-2012 10:38 PM #2
      Keep lubing with some kind of rust penetration. If its stripped chances are you will have to grind it off. The second one from the left lower is the trickiest one to get off. Do the double bolt trick to install back on.
      Im waiting on my welfare check. Then I will buy your rims.

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      06-20-2012 11:01 PM #3
      Thanks! Where could I get some hardware for installing the new ones?

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      06-20-2012 11:05 PM #4
      Maybe a better question would be what is the double bolt trick...

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      06-20-2012 11:28 PM #5
      I got my hardware from vw dealer. They have them on site in their tool bin it's made by wurth. They are doublesided stems and bolts . I forgot the measurements. Just bring in a bolt and you will figure it out. The double bolt trick is when you put 2 nuts on the new stem. Turn both nuts together till they touch then holding 1 nut with a wrench and turning the other. There are youtube videos on this, its the best way. Use good wrenches on the old and new ones, not crappy ones. good luck with your install

      If you are using stock manifold and are seperating it from the down pipe to reuse, soak it well, this is the rustiest most seized part.
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      06-21-2012 12:18 AM #6
      Alright, thanks a lot for the info

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      06-21-2012 01:35 AM #7
      I uninstalled and installed mine without stripping one bolt. Just go slow and take your time
      Quote Originally Posted by 911_fan
      MKIV 2.0's suck, MKIII 2.0's don't suck.
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      06-21-2012 05:45 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by MahTrek=] View Post
      I uninstalled and installed mine without stripping one bolt. Just go slow and take your time
      Yea I didn't have much trouble here either. I didn't take any chances, and bought some gator style sockets to get the old nuts off. Those things will take anything off without a problem, just lube the nut up and turn. Any that were stubborn....lol the stud came out with it.

      Harbor Freight is your friend on this job.

      http://www.harborfreight.com/9-piece...ets-67894.html

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      If you pace the cars around you, I bet you'll find that people rarely accelerate to 60 MPH in any quicker than 20 seconds.

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      06-21-2012 05:51 PM #9
      So after you get the stock manifold up and out the headers just slide right in with no issues?

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      06-21-2012 06:50 PM #10
      Yes as long as you use a legit brand. Techtonics imo are far the best for your money.
      Im waiting on my welfare check. Then I will buy your rims.

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      06-21-2012 07:22 PM #11
      if you got an OBX header just be prepaired to pry on it a little. The one I put on my old 8v didn't want to line up for sh!t. Most places that sale the header will also sale the bolts and nuts.

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      06-21-2012 07:51 PM #12
      wow **** u people i posted this same thread a couple days ago and go no help...**** this site and **** you people...and i got it done without any of ur help..wow this site officially suck my balls *******s

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      06-21-2012 08:54 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by vura6 View Post
      wow **** u people i posted this same thread a couple days ago and go no help...**** this site and **** you people...and i got it done without any of ur help..wow this site officially suck my balls *******s
      You mad bro?

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      06-21-2012 08:56 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by vura6 View Post
      wow **** u people i posted this same thread a couple days ago and go no help...**** this site and **** you people...and i got it done without any of ur help..wow this site officially suck my balls *******s
      Its because meza is cool and your not.
      Im waiting on my welfare check. Then I will buy your rims.

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      06-21-2012 09:39 PM #15
      Hahaha so mad.

      OP: I bought a Raceland header for $200 shipped, fit perfectly noticed a power increase and it sounds cool.
      Quote Originally Posted by 911_fan
      MKIV 2.0's suck, MKIII 2.0's don't suck.
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      06-21-2012 09:56 PM #16
      I went to rockies hardware(any will do) and bring one of the bolts (there double sided ) use a vise grip to get it out of the head... bring it there and get 8 new ones and 8 bolts to match it. they will have them in the automotive shelf of hardware... problem that way solved...
      and to get the stripped bolts off( i also alreafy knew they woukd come off) ... i went to autozone and bought a set of stripped bolt removing sockets( they are twisted inside to grip the rounded/rusted nut) i believe they were $30 maybe. thease made my instulation a breeze. and the sockets Re one of the tos i use the most!!! i love them. lifetime guaranteed and i believe theres 5 or 6 different mm sizes ranging from 10mm to 16mm??
      anyway... buy them and good luck
      I have mk3 project mode love

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      06-22-2012 04:03 AM #17
      Im glad to hear this. I was gonna go with the racelands.

      Ill be ordering them after my wheels sell, thanks for the help

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      06-22-2012 06:10 AM #18
      I have both the OBX and the Raceland....though I should eventually put the OBX up for sale already since I never installed it. (nothing wrong with it of course)

      I am using the Raceland header on my car now with no issues, and it sounds great too lol. The socket size you'll need for removing with toothed sockets is 13mm if I remember correctly

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      Quote Originally Posted by VWestlife View Post
      If you pace the cars around you, I bet you'll find that people rarely accelerate to 60 MPH in any quicker than 20 seconds.

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      06-22-2012 07:40 AM #19
      I have OBX on both my 8v and VR. They sound great. I just had a problem with number three not being lined up properly on the 2.0. I had to bend it a little.

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