Jump to content
  • Sign up for FREE! Become a GM-Trucks.com Member Today!

    In 20 seconds you can become part of the worlds largest and oldest community discussing General Motors, Chevrolet and GMC branded pickups, crossovers, and SUVs. From buying research to owner support, join 1.5 MILLION GM Truck Enthusiasts every month who use GM-Trucks.com as a daily part of their ownership experience. 

Texas speed headers


Recommended Posts

Did they supply those u-bolt style clamps? Those are terrible. Spent 40$ and got lap band style clamps and no more leaks. I didn't have an issue with the part where it connects to the stock piping before the muffler or it bein that close to the crossmember, I actually have an inch or 2 of clearance. I did have to bend the heat shield on the side of the housing where the y-pipe joins together. That's it though

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Are you going to try having the y pipe moved because of the crossmember or will it be fine? Also do you think that having the y pipe and exhaust welded get rid of the leak and be better than clamps

I'm going to try to move the Y pipe a little closer to the front, to gain some more clearance of the crossmember. I was trying to avoid welding, incase I took it off some day. I did want to hack it all up.

 

Sent from Tapatalk App - Samsung S6

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Did they supply those u-bolt style clamps? Those are terrible. Spent 40$ and got lap band style clamps and no more leaks. I didn't have an issue with the part where it connects to the stock piping before the muffler or it bein that close to the crossmember, I actually have an inch or 2 of clearance. I did have to bend the heat shield on the side of the housing where the y-pipe joins together. That's it though

They supplied 3" band clamps. I cleared the "slots" when slipping the pieces together, but I think I need to see if I can push them further together.

 

As for the ball and catback, no idea why that won't seal. I'm about to start exploring all this in the garage.

 

No access to a lift today though.

 

Do you have any pics of your connection of the Y to the collector? Just want to see how far yours ride up on them.

 

Sent from Tapatalk App - Samsung S6

b700ed33d3df3ef9a0bcc4bdfc6516c0.jpg

 

Sent from Tapatalk App - Samsung S6

a97f13cd74b4e90f2504a5e9a6d9e376.jpg

 

Sent from Tapatalk App - Samsung S6

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I will say, best way to attack getting the stock manifolds and plugs and wires off is through the fender.

 

d28b07c67a9dc42bc7082e3993415077.jpg

 

04a6412f29da1141b0f55ebd9389fc67.jpg

 

Sent from Tapatalk App - Samsung S6

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Here is the crossmember clearance.

 

9044df89be3852a0f2298ba87336f910.jpg

 

I'm thinking if I can get this part of the Y to slide up on the header a little further, I'll gain some clearance.

 

888567979fb3a039c524d73f9e637017.jpg

 

Sent from Tapatalk App - Samsung S6

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Merge looks good, access to those bolts looks great. Sad to see the clearance issues.

 

Maybe go V band if you can't get the ball socket to seal.

Edited by jrob56
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had the same problem with the kooks y pipe to stock catback, couldn't get them to seal tight. After comparing the stock and kooks y, turned out the flare in the kooks y is slightly bigger than needed!

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had the same problem with the kooks y pipe to stock catback, couldn't get them to seal tight. After comparing the stock and kooks y, turned out the flare in the kooks y is slightly bigger than needed!

Exactly what I am thinking. I guess I could weld it, but wasn't wanting to do that really.

 

Did you end up welding it?

 

Sent from Tapatalk App - Samsung S6

Edited by Rawyzf
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Merge looks good, access to those bolts looks great. Sad to see the clearance issues.

 

Maybe go V band if you can't get the ball socket to seal.

I'd have to cut the Y pipe ro get the video band on the Y, right?

 

Sent from Tapatalk App - Samsung S6

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Did they supply those u-bolt style clamps? Those are terrible. Spent 40$ and got lap band style clamps and no more leaks. I didn't have an issue with the part where it connects to the stock piping before the muffler or it bein that close to the crossmember, I actually have an inch or 2 of clearance. I did have to bend the heat shield on the side of the housing where the y-pipe joins together. That's it though

You must be talking about these. They look like they'd work great for the Y connection and y to header connection. If I still have leaks after a few cycles on the clamps I have now, I'll get some.

 

http://m.ebay.com/itm/171722256591?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368

 

Sent from Tapatalk App - Samsung S6

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Exactly what I am thinking. I guess I could weld it, but wasn't wanting to do that really.

 

Sent from Tapatalk App - Samsung S6

You could try some high temp RTV in between and check if it stops the leak, it worked for me!

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

You could try some high temp RTV in between and check if it stops the leak, it worked for me!

Good idea, I'll try that.

 

Sent from Tapatalk App - Samsung S6

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Good to see you getting the headers on bummer about the sealing, clearance issues.

 

RT

I gained a few mm of clearance this morning. Would still like more, but I'm pretty sure it won't hit the crossmember. If it does, I'll consider notching that corner.

 

Next up, that ball connection sealing issue.

 

Sent from Tapatalk App - Samsung S6

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share




×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.