View Full Version : Why Is The Exhaust Manifold Install So Hard

04-11-2007, 01:35 PM
And Tip Or Tricks You Guys Have Used To Get The Bolts To Fit Right. This Shit Is Nuts

04-11-2007, 01:47 PM
What manifold? Stock one is mad easy to install, the ATP ones OTOH are nearly impossible.

04-11-2007, 01:48 PM
Yeah Atp

04-11-2007, 01:50 PM
Open-ended wrench and alot of patience. And beer. And f-bombs.

04-11-2007, 01:54 PM
You need small 1/4" sockets, and or dogbone style box wrenches...even with those its no picnic. I have the Kinetic MS one that is similar to the ATP and it was a curse-fest while it was being installed.

Just be careful not to over tighten the nuts...because you could cause the manifold bolts to spin in the block housing...not a good scene.

04-11-2007, 01:54 PM
is it the ATP "stock" hi-flow mani? or the ATP full BT mani?

04-11-2007, 01:56 PM
buy a cheap 12mm open ended wrench, apply hight heat at said wrench and make a bend just after the open end meets the handle to about 30*.

04-11-2007, 02:17 PM
i agree^^^^^^^ and cuss and bitch

04-11-2007, 02:56 PM
O man im gonna have to do this tomorow, if it doesnt rain too much, is it really that hard.......


04-11-2007, 05:34 PM
cry me a river... haha

sry for trashing the thread but had to say it :D

04-11-2007, 05:42 PM
Shit, just sell it and the elim and buy the new 034 tube manifold with a GT2871r.[:D]

04-11-2007, 08:51 PM
I didn't have much trouble with my ATP one. Took maybe 20-30 minutes to get it on and torqued down.

04-11-2007, 09:16 PM
id also have to say bend a cheap wrench probably your best bet

04-12-2007, 12:41 AM
its tricky. just dont forget to put the mani to turbo bolt in that is closest to the block.......that sucks. i realized i forgot right after i got it on and there goes another 30 min at least of taking it out and reinstalling!!

Don Supreme
04-12-2007, 07:41 AM
One word (?)................................ATP