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post #1 of 52 Old 06-11-2010, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Are the shit

For one my set might not work as well as other kits due to the lack of stickers that didn't come with the kit. thats ok I guess.
I have never installed headers that went in as smooth as these and I didn't look at the directions until it came time for the wiring.


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out with the junk

Good time to replace the trans crossmember, I picked this one up in the Home Depot parking lot



I am easily frustrated with things in my way so if your like me here is an alternative to using a jack to support the trans while the crossmember is out. Just run a ratchet strap from the gas tank skid over to the frame rail remove the nuts on the trans mount and tighten the strap until it takes the load off the crossmember.




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Nice.

I used the strap method once. I had the tranny bolts on my CJ-5 come loose on the highway and had to use a logging chain around the body to keep the tranny off the gournd until I could get somewhere to fix it.

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I do have to add that I recommend moving the drivers side rear O2 sensor wire under the heat shield that is attached to the floor. Just remove the nut that is located just above the O2 sensor stick a wrench or screw driver between the floor and heat shield to make room for the wire plug. Push the wire through and put the nut back on.





The rest is simple remove the junk install the good. I am very pleased with the install and the jeep runs very smooth at idle (kind of high but the ECM will fix that soon) When you hit the throttle the RPM's climb quicker and the motor just sounds like it is breathing easier. I will drive it tomorrow and see what the EGT runs. I have been watching the EGT this past week so I could compare. Holy shit the EGT is high with the old restrictive (4) cats cruising at 65 EGT is 1760 B1S1 if I was hard in the throttle EGT 1890 - 1900 thats fucking hot.









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Oh install took about 4 hrs, that me having to stop to help the kids and other bullshit.

Another note: I seriously doubt the Rock Krawler trany pan will work with this kit. I would love to buy it so I could try it but thats a lot of $$ if it doesn't work. So maybe RK will get a set of these headers and try it out or RIPP will get a pan, if someone does try it out please let me know.


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Have you had a chance to drive it and see how much better it is?

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Yes I drove it earlier this morning, the throttle response is much better in the 2000rpm range (not so sluggish). My EGT's are down about 100 degrees on average the highest temp I saw was 1850 something and cruising at 65 temp was 1700. I had the battery disconnected so I dont have a good average yet but it looks like fuel economy is going to be better. I do need to get a new muffler, the flowmaster super 44 sounds like a 11 year old boy screaming. Basically it sounds like ass under full throttle, almost like a baffle is broken inside the muffler. I am trimming the Rock Hard engine skid at the moment to clear the crosspipe. pics in a bit.


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Great write up. I would love to hear how they are on the road after the ecm gets used to them.
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Oh install took about 4 hrs, that me having to stop to help the kids and other bullshit.

Another note: I seriously doubt the Rock Krawler trany pan will work with this kit. I would love to buy it so I could try it but thats a lot of $$ if it doesn't work. So maybe RK will get a set of these headers and try it out or RIPP will get a pan, if someone does try it out please let me know.
I don't think you'll have a problem with the RK pan, on the stock set up it's built around the stock pipe, unless the RIPP is a bit bigger..

Note: isn't RK running this setup in the victim.

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Would like to hear the difference. I also can not wait to see the MPG difference.


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You will have to trim the rock hard engine skid for clearance and use the supplied spacers between the skids and crossmember
I cut about an inch and a half off of both sides









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I don't think you'll have a problem with the RK pan, on the stock set up it's built around the stock pipe, unless the RIPP is a bit bigger..

Note: isn't RK running this setup in the victim.
Not sure about RK using this kit and yes the center pipe is larger


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Would like to hear the difference. I also can not wait to see the MPG difference.
I'm gonna order a three chamber flowmaster and hopefully it wont sound as bad as it does now under full throttle.


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You will have to trim the rock hard engine skid for clearance and use the supplied spacers between the skids and crossmember
I cut about an inch and a half off of both sides

Is the clearance on this pic. (Center pipe and skid)

That's setup is looking clean, Joe.

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Is the clearance on this pic. (Center pipe and skid)

That's setup is looking clean, Joe.
Yes about a 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch and thats about a 1/4 to 3/8 of and inch more than it use to have


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I'm gonna order a three chamber flowmaster and hopefully it wont sound as bad as it does now under full throttle.
Great write up - very informative - can't thank you enough for the order, time and effort...

The flowmaster still sounds a little ricy in the mid range - but - bad ass at off idle through part throttle - the MBRP DDR muffler we have on our website was specifically made to tame our headers down and have the correct balance between - bad ass and sain...

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Great write up - very informative - can't thank you enough for the order, time and effort...

The flowmaster still sounds a little ricy in the mid range - but - bad ass at off idle through part throttle - the MBRP DDR muffler we have on our website was specifically made to tame our headers down and have the correct balance between - bad ass and sain...

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Yeah I ordered one from you today. I'm afraid to get on it when traffic is around, hopefully that muffler shows up quick.


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Yeah I ordered one from you today. I'm afraid to get on it when traffic is around, hopefully that muffler shows up quick.
lol - good move - we know what you mean - thats why we've offered the options - with flow comes sound and its all coming from the drivers side bank - if you take a close look its nearly an uninterupted shot right from the cylinder hread to the exhaust tip...

The muffler installs quickly - right off our merge collector and clamp to the stock exhaust - the best place is in the middle of the jeep... you can use it as a resinator or a main muffler. In our video its a main and only muffler.

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Nice install! Will be looking forward to long-term results.

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Does sound great at idle! Still really good with some revs as well.

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Does sound great at idle! Still really good with some revs as well.
Yea, straight through the RPM band you can maintain a bluetooth conversation - it sounds really good - we think this is the most balanced sounding muffler... another real nice option is the Hushpower by flow master, you can add that to the existing exhaust or run it as a single -

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this is a hush power inline with a magnaflow cat back - it actually is real quiet - and sounds better than stock.

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Looks awesome and I have a cracked exhaust manifold too. Just a little too rich for my blood. Looks nice though.
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