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97CamaroZ28
10-15-2007, 07:13 PM
Before I install my pacesetter long tubes, pacesetter y pipe, and magnaflow cat back I want to make sure I have everything and if I need anything else. The headers came with front o2 extensions so I wont need them. Im getting rid of the cats and Im going to get a tune probably madz28. Should I use the copper gaskets that came with the headers or should I get fel-pro. Should I use the the clamps that it came with or should I get dynomax 3" band clamps? Would I need the butt-joint clamps or the lap-joint? Would you recommend that I get stage 8 locking header bolts? Thanks:)

joelster
10-15-2007, 07:27 PM
I would get smaller head-diameter header bolts. I got a set of 3/8" head stainless header bolts. Very easy to get the box end of a wrench on them. Copper gaskets should be fine. Would recommend band clamps, makes it very easy to take apart if need be. While you have the headers off, take a dremel, or grinder and open up the port just a bit inside each tube. You'll notice the weld from the header at the junction of the flange to the tube protudes into the tube quite a bit, choking it down some. Open it up a bit.

Badazz 97 TA
10-15-2007, 07:43 PM
you need the front o2's buddy otherwise your computer wont know what do with the air/fuel ratio when the car goes into closed loop. it will run like crap. i suggest getting the o2 extensions that plug in to the harness. easier then soldering. makes for quick change if you ever have to rplace the o2 sensors. the extensions are only 22.00 a piece.


u bolt clamps or the band clamps will work. i have 3in band clamps on mine

97CamaroZ28
10-15-2007, 08:32 PM
you need the front o2's buddy otherwise your computer wont know what do with the air/fuel ratio when the car goes into closed loop. it will run like crap. i suggest getting the o2 extensions that plug in to the harness. easier then soldering. makes for quick change if you ever have to rplace the o2 sensors. the extensions are only 22.00 a piece.


u bolt clamps or the band clamps will work. i have 3in band clamps on mine

i know i will need the front o2's the headers came with extensions. Did you use the butt-joint band clamps or the lap-joint?

CRAZZ28
10-15-2007, 09:18 PM
make sure you have the provisions for EGR and AIR delete if you bought non emissions headers.

97CamaroZ28
10-15-2007, 10:01 PM
make sure you have the provisions for EGR and AIR delete if you bought non emissions headers.

i got the emissions headers.

Hugger-96-lt1
10-15-2007, 10:09 PM
Patience!!!!

97CamaroZ28
10-15-2007, 10:38 PM
Patience!!!!

That will definitely help :lol: Will I need front o2 extensions or should I use the extensions that came with the headers?

blk97z28
10-15-2007, 11:10 PM
I would say refer to this thread it is mine. This should help you a ton! http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=783145&highlight=numbers+dyno

blk97z28
10-15-2007, 11:11 PM
What hugger 96 LT1 said!:) Good luck and have fun, some new cuss words maybe said HAHA.

donkey mule
10-15-2007, 11:41 PM
Ive got the exact same exhaust set up that you are putting in all the way down to the Madz28 tune except for I have the off road Pacesetters ! You are going to love it! I used the clamps that came with it and used an aluminum gasket set by Percy's. The dead soft gasket set by them is realy good. I used some locking bolts on the LT'S as well. A little extra money but definately worth it.

Hugger-96-lt1
10-16-2007, 12:59 AM
What hugger 96 LT1 said!:) Good luck and have fun, some new cuss words maybe said HAHA.

:thumb:

infinitebird
10-16-2007, 02:51 AM
Should I use the the clamps that it came with or should I get dynomax 3" band clamps?

band clamps

97CamaroZ28
10-16-2007, 01:59 PM
Also will the magnaflow intermediate pipe slip-fit with the pacesetter y pipe? Is one of the pipes slightly bigger then the other?

carjunkie33
10-16-2007, 04:08 PM
hey man let me know if you have any problems with the headers turning chery when you crank it for the first time? im having that problem with my pacesetter lt headers and can figure it out.... thanks

joelster
10-16-2007, 07:32 PM
Also will the magnaflow intermediate pipe slip-fit with the pacesetter y pipe? Is one of the pipes slightly bigger then the other?

Mine didn't, they were exactly the same size. Go get a $8.00 3" band clamp, problem solved.