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Old 01-26-2004, 11:41 PM   #81
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Follow along with this thread and PontiacDad and I will post pics of the install as it progresses.
I am going to take my time over the next couple of weeks.
When I get them installed you will see what I mean about the downpipe.
The new flex connector.....and it'* a truly beautiful piece .... will end at roughly the location of the existing CAT. The CAT has a flange on the inlet, unlike the GTP, so it will have to cut off and just a small length of straight pipe used to connect to the pipe in front of the resonator.
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Old 01-27-2004, 12:15 AM   #82
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I guess you were right about the shipping over christmas, yours was quick

Yeah they sure are gorgeous, everyone that comes over has to 'come see' the headers then they ask "why is that piece so shinny?"
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I'm having a hard time deciding what to do about the connection to the original exhaust system. I figured it would be easy to simply plug the O2 sensor after the CAT and connect just before it once the CAT is removed but it looks like a special fitting, so either I'll have to leave the disconnected O2 sensor in it to plug the hole or cut off the resonator too.
I don't want to cut off the resonator. I don't want it to resonate at that sweet spot rpm.
Hmmmm....what to do.
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Good luck with the install. I'll be watchin.
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Old 01-28-2004, 12:10 PM   #85
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Why don't you just leave it pluged in? It should not hurt anything to have it in the pipe.
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Old 01-29-2004, 02:07 AM   #86
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They're in.

It was a snap to install the rear header from under the car. Easy fit without any forcing.

Yes I probably will leave the O2 sensor in because it is a special thread....figures.

The trani dipstick did require a little bending to straighten out the bend in the tube slightly. Sure comes close to the crossover....clears by about 1/8".

I was easier to do with the throttle body removed and the rest of the exhaust dropped out of the way.
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Looking nice!!! Makes me want to order mine right now. Too bad you can't go for a test ride. When you plan on getting things welded up? Are you going for the test pipe? My dad is pushing me in that direction. Soon as tax money comes I'm ordering.
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They're in.

It was a snap to install the rear header from under the car. Easy fit without any forcing.

Yes I probably will leave the O2 sensor in because it is a special thread....figures.

The trani dipstick did require a little bending to straighten out the bend in the tube slightly. Sure comes close to the crossover....clears by about 1/8".

I was easier to do with the throttle body removed and the rest of the exhaust dropped out of the way.
Looks VERY nice, however beware the dipstick banging the headers and causingn false knock. This has been a major complaint on the clubgp forums with these headers.
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Way to go SilverBullet They look awesome bud

Is it just me, does the cross over pipe look 'higher' than the stock one?
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That'* really sweet lookin.
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