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    So I'm looking into buying some Pacesetter headers, how difficult would they be to install? I mean, it should be as simple as bolting it up where the manifold is but, would I have to move anything else out of the way to fit them initially?

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    no should bolt right up im getting some in the spring for my 3.4 they have the headers and gthey come with a y pipe that bolts to the headers

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    What year?

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    I belive his intro said 98 3.8
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    What year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonemaro View Post
    What year?
    Oh, right. 1998 3.8L. Also, thinking of getting the Cermaic headers instead of the coated since I found some guy selling brand new ones for $175

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    Default Re: Installing Headers

    My Pacesetters went on pretty derned easy. I didn't have the problems some folks have.

    One thing I would recommend is getting a can of PB Blaster and soaking the header bolts every night for three or so nights before the install. I did this and my bolts damn near twisted out by hand.

    Also, a set of angled ratcheting wrenches will be your friend.

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    Install is not bad. Spray the stock manifold bolts with PB Blaster, it will loosen them up and prevent any of them from breaking. I sprayed mine everyday for 3 days before I got under the hood and all the stock bolts came out smooth. You can get to most of the bolts from the top but a few will need to be worked on from the bottom. The only thing you need to move is plugs and wires, so that's a good time for new plugs and wires. The stock manifolds will drop out from the bottom as well as the pacesetters going in from the bottom. Get some grade 8 replacement bolts from the hardware store as get some good gaskets. I had Abbott Racing make me a set for $30 bucks. The hardest part of the install was getting the egr tube moved to fit the pacesetters. Take your time and don't rush and it's a pretty smooth install. Good luck.
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    Alright cool. Getting the bolts off shouldn't be too hard. I know how big of a pain that can be, when I had to take off the exhaust before. I since installed the stock manifold with new bolts.

    So I'd have to have the gaskets custom made from a place like Abbott Racing if they don't come supplied with the headers?

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    Mine came with gaskets. But I ordered a set off ebay. I've had everything for like 6 month to do my headers lol
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    I believe a set comes with them but I heard pacesetter header gaskets suck and getting them from another source can save you a lot of headaches

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