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    installing x51 exhaust headers this week.any tips?

    I will be installing the headers myself this week. Bought them from suncoast. Will do the install slowly during the week. Should I buy a air compressor with the gun before I start ? or can this be done without one ?

    Re: installing x51 exhaust headers this week.any tips?

    Very easy job without air gun.Actually it is better by hand. Mind you they only fit with the PSE not with the standard exhaust.

    Re: installing x51 exhaust headers this week.any tips?

    oh didnt know that, but i do have PSE .. I am hoping it will sound a lil deeper with the new headers.. did you notice anything after the upgrade ?

    Re: installing x51 exhaust headers this week.any tips?

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    yellow997s said:
    oh didnt know that, but i do have PSE .. I am hoping it will sound a lil deeper with the new headers.. did you notice anything after the upgrade ?


    We did this on a friend's C2S that I also drive occasionally. The engine was more free. That was the the initial impression, obviously subjectively speaking. No measurements taken. Yes the sound is little deeper especially at low revs.

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    Very good idea. I only need to draw your attention to the following link describing my experience with the Europipes. Try it yourself and let me know any questions.

    http://www.rennteam.com/showflat.php?Cat...&PHPSESSID=

    Re: installing x51 exhaust headers this week.any tips?

    Very easy install, It can be tricky to get all bolts in at the same time, so assemble everything with loose bolts first and then tighten them all up at the same time.
    Worth it on look alone but you will also get a bit more sound on low revs and my impression is the car pulls smoother at high revs too, that is of course highly subjetive but even my girlfriend noticed the sound...
    If you are an engineer, you will understand why all this happens if you put the original headers next to the X51 headers...

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    May I ask how much to buy it and do it in the dealer?

    Re: installing x51 exhaust headers this week.any tips?

    I don't think your statement regarding fitting only w/ PSE is quite correct.

    X51 headers will fit any muffler that mates w/ the standard 997 or 997S headers. The size and relative position of the header flange is the same.

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    reginos said:
    Very easy job without air gun.Actually it is better by hand. Mind you they only fit with the PSE not with the standard exhaust.


    Re: installing x51 exhaust headers this week.any tips?

    Ditto on the hand tools for this job.

    Spray the header bolts the night before w/ WD40 or some other 'easy off solution' just in case the bolts are frozen. You don't want to break a header bolt off.

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    reginos said:
    Very easy job without air gun.Actually it is better by hand. Mind you they only fit with the PSE not with the standard exhaust.


    Re: installing x51 exhaust headers this week.any tips?

    Did this last summer in my brother-in-law's shop. Fairly straightforward. Keep in mind that you MIGHT need a pry bar to align one of the studs or two. Take your time. I wish it was fresher in my mind which tools I used. But there was no need for anything exotic. Remember to keep the mufflers on and leave them alone.

    Dan

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    If you get a chance do a search over on Rennlist for my writeup on the installation I did in early August 07. Should be in early to mid Aug 07 somewhere.

    Dan

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    http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/showthread.php?t=360735&highlight=X51+headers&page=2 for more details. I cleaned up the welds (see the photos) prior to reinstallation.

    Dan
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