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Old 04-21-2002, 10:06 PM   #1
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Question How hard to install borla header?

I'm thinking about buying a Borla header from Larry Ganz and I am wondering what's involved to exhange the stocker for the Borla. Do you have to take anything off of the bottom of the car? Is all that's needed is a socket set and a set of ramps? Also, I remember reading somewhere about a "Generation 4" header, what's up with that? And finally, do check engine lights still plague the masses? If you wrap the header will it prevent the CEL from occuring?

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Old 04-21-2002, 10:53 PM   #2
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it was easy in auto shop
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Old 04-22-2002, 02:05 AM   #3
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Why don't you stick your head up under there & see? It should be pretty easy.
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Old 04-22-2002, 03:05 AM   #4
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It's super easy on the Subaru's because the headers are actually the lowest thing on the bottom of the car. The bolts are probably pretty well stuck on there though, you'll need a breaker bar and bolt loosener. Also, get new seals before hand at your dealership.

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Old 04-22-2002, 10:54 AM   #5
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It's pretty easy.. The hardest part is getting the bolts that connect to the cat. The way the flange is position, makes it VERY difficult to get there with a regular rachet. Get yourself a looong extension. It's what I had to do. But other than that, it's a piece o cake. Good luck!
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Old 04-22-2002, 12:39 PM   #6
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The hardest part for us was the header to cat bolts. They are pretty tough. We ended up dropping the cats with the header and cutting the bolts off. Kind of a pain.

As for the borla headers. Do yourself a favor. Wrap the last part of the header before you install it. This should help with the CEL issue. I was told to do this by Borla service and tech. You might want to call and get your customer number set up with borla service first and ask them about it. Have them note your file that they told you to wrap them.

Should help the car a lot. It made mine fun.

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Old 04-22-2002, 09:54 PM   #7
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How much more power are all of you feeling? What else do you have in terms of power mods? Right now I have a CAI and a Borla Cat back exhaust. Do you know what the torque specs are for the header bolts?

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