I am considering purchasing a set of shorty headers for my '06 4.0L automatic 4x4. Summit Racing offers a set of PaceSetter shorty headers for $183.95 (summit part #PSM-70-1387). Amazon has the same set for $166.50. Summit includes the studs/bolts, Amazon does not. I've contacted PaceSetter to see if I can get the bolts separately and am waiting on an answer.
Could I reuse my original manifold bolts? Summit Racing has a set of bolts for $5.06. Amazon's shipping is free, Summit's shipping is $11.95 for the headers w/bolts or $4.95 for just the bolts. So I'm looking at $195.90 total if I order from Summit, or $176.51 total if I order the headers from Amazon and the bolts from Summit.
Does anyone have any advise on installing the headers? I'm out of state, so I can't look at my Ranger right now. I would like to order the parts and have them waiting for me when I get home. Relocating the cats is not a problem since I have already purchased a pair of Flowmaster high flow cats. They were too large to weld in place of the original cats so I was already planning on building a new exhaust from the manifolds back. I have already installed a 2.5" Flowmaster single in/single out muffler, with a turn down. I found a 2.5" in / 2.5" out y-pipe by Lawson Industries part #66906 that I want to install in place of the lowest cat. I've already gutted out the lowest cat and reinstalled it since it was clogged up.