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Old 10-04-2018, 10:10 AM
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After waiting a full month for kooks to ship the updated ypipe, they finally shipped my headers and all. When it comes time to install is there anything I should be looking out for or any tips? I saw americantrucks.Com mentioned monkeying around with the motor mounts.
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Use the supplied bolts.

i was given the advice to reuse the stuck studs, it is impossible to do. Bad advice. I fought the headers on and off for multiple days.

You will need to take the a/c compressor bolts out - let it hang.

if doing on jack stands use a floor jack to raise hand lower the motor/transmission to get the headers in and the ypipe in and out.

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Perfect, just what I needed, thanks!
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Others have suggested dropping the starter as well.
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I had no problem reusing the factory studs but was using a 2 post lift.
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Others have suggested dropping the starter as well.
starter did have to be removed
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Roger that. Brand, did you install the kooks long tubes or a different manufacturer?
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Roger that. Brand, did you install the kooks long tubes or a different manufacturer?
Stainless Works Performance Connect.
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Stainless Works Performance Connect.
You have any pictures of how that mounts to the muffler? I'm trying to figure out if I can fit the performance connect on my regular cab, and as long as the midpipe terminates before the muffler I can make it work, but there are no good photos of the underside of the performance connect. I managed to fit my Corsa by using a custom resonator delete pipe and an exhaust clamp .
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They mentioned to me they had to bend the exhaust hangers a bit to get the y pipe to line up
on my kooks
the kooks sound awesome.
ive got a cut out thematbflips between straight pipes and stock muffler
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