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Old 04-30-2004, 08:16 PM   #1
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Question Borla Headers

I just got them in.....need gaskets can i go to any autoparts store and ask for.........what?

Can i install them myself? Mind you I'm half retarted....i did however install my own cat-back exhaust..... so am i qualified?

And how long at the most am i looking at? 2hours w/ like one or two friends?

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Old 04-30-2004, 09:50 PM   #2
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You should'nt need new gaskets since your car is fairly new. There are only 6 or 8 bolts connecting the OE exhaust manifold to the engine and the cat. All you have to do is unbolt the old manifold and install the borlas.
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Old 04-30-2004, 09:56 PM   #3
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heh true i have a 2002, but it has 55k on the odo..... i drive around like a beast
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Old 04-30-2004, 11:17 PM   #4
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Yank the headers and cat section as one piece, and take them apart on the ground. The two front bolts b/n the header and first cat piece are a PITA on your back!!! It goes much quicker this way....1 hour, tops.
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Old 05-01-2004, 09:14 AM   #5
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I'd change those gaskets if I were you.
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Old 05-01-2004, 12:29 PM   #6
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just call up a local subaru dealership. They should have them, if not they can order them pretty quick. As for installing, check scoobymods for a good walkthrough. The only real problem I had was getting a good angle on the bolts that hold the headers to the cat section. Just make sure you got a good beaker bar and extensions.
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Old 05-01-2004, 04:09 PM   #7
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do i put all the heat shields back on the BORLA?
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Old 05-01-2004, 05:12 PM   #8
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I really don't know any better, but I've been running without gaskets where the header bolts to the engine for several years, with several after market headers including Borla and had no probs... just been using some high-temp goop = fine. I'd recommend a gasket at the cat-end, though, w/ some more goop. Please correct my ignorance if there is a need for concern. Thanks.

Those heatsheilds would not likely fit on the Borlas. There is generally no need for them. Some like to wrap their borlas with heat shielding stuff, which can make some people's CEL go away, can enable marginally greater performance (esp w/FI), it wont change the sound, but it would void warranty.


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Old 05-01-2004, 06:11 PM   #9
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Congrats monkey!

Call up a subaru dealer for the gaskets. Hmmm, call up Wayne Subaru and ask for Billy. Let him help you out

And yes you can do it yourself. It's just bolts and pulling and twisting. Or you can wait and I'll help you put them on.
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Old 05-01-2004, 06:29 PM   #10
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oh youd help him but not me! you rat haha
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Old 05-01-2004, 10:38 PM   #11
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The gasget between the header and the engine block can be used again but the one between the header and the cat cannot. If I'm not mistaken, its a doughnut gasget that needs to be replaced everytime you remove it.

Oh yeah, I tried finding someone who carried it and no one, not Auto Zone, not Murrays, not Napa carry that ****er.
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Old 05-01-2004, 11:19 PM   #12
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haha last i heard he couldnt get the header to cat bolts off haha
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Old 05-02-2004, 11:26 AM   #13
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PBlaster and air tools. Works except in the most extreme conditions.
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Old 05-02-2004, 03:23 PM   #14
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the install is 23hours and counting.....ahahhaah

started at 4pm saturday.....everything was going smoothly then we decied to bbq......then we got beer.......then my friends decided to call some these two girls.........so we got going to work at 6ish again, where we couldn't take the bolts of that ran from the header to the cat...dad went to home depot bought a grinder....got those suckers off.....my friends went home the grils went home...i wnet to sleep at my gf house (i'm aobut 1hour away form home) Today i had her cousins communion so i just got in now.....today is the actually Install of the borla header (yesterday was the offical TAKE OF THE OEM HEADER)

so wat do we have

1 bbq
multiple beers
2 girls (pics by request) nuh never mind... hahhah they = hot tho!
1 broken bolt
2 grinded off bolts
and 1 good time!
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Old 05-02-2004, 03:54 PM   #15
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so you drove around without your headers on or something?

damn you polish are confusing haha
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Old 05-02-2004, 04:21 PM   #16
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the install is 23hours and counting.....ahahhaah
oh damn, i hope mine dont take that long when i put them in this week
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Old 05-02-2004, 04:35 PM   #17
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oh damn, i hope mine dont take that long when i put them in this week
it would have taken less if we were dedicated to the car instead of the bbq and those girls...... hhaha
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Old 05-02-2004, 05:07 PM   #18
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somebody tell this dude to reset his ecu
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Old 05-02-2004, 05:27 PM   #19
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somebody tell this dude to reset his ecu
it dont matter DUDE, the ecu will learn, it'll just take more time

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Old 05-02-2004, 05:32 PM   #20
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boy you best be learnin that you should reset it otherwise your gas mileage will suffer
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Old 05-02-2004, 06:44 PM   #21
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boy you best be learnin that you should reset it otherwise your gas mileage will suffer
I think you have it backwards. If you reset the ecu your mileage will suffer in the beginning.
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Old 05-02-2004, 06:56 PM   #22
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Nick is right, your city mileage suffers. Resetting the ecu is a good idea.

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so you drove around without your headers on or something?

damn you polish are confusing haha
um no. you numb nuts.
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Old 05-02-2004, 06:58 PM   #23
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so you drove around without your headers on or something?

damn you polish are confusing haha
yeaa

IT WAS LOUD jk

i had to take my moms car to get around
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R1C3!
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Old 05-02-2004, 07:51 PM   #25
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btw Slient_rob_95, can back me up when i say....the girls made work around the car hard*! ahhahaha
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