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Old 12-23-2006
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header install write up coming soon

my JBA headers came in this week and im gonna start the tear down and install tomorrow. and finish it up monday night if i dont get it done tomorrow.
the headers are slag free on the inside. and look dam good. i just got the bare stainless ones since i couldnt justify the added cost for ceramic coated ones.
so for all yal with 4.0 sohc ranger owners thinking about getting headers, ill do a write up with some video clips of the sound and my thoughts about them... and we will see how much faster it makes the truck.. 100% stock 1/4mile time was 15.6... so i have something to compare too.
should be by the weekend when i have a full writeup that ill post with tons of pictures
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Here's one write up someone did for a 3.0. It may help with your install.


http://www.stuffforyourranger.com/Ho...AHeaders30.pdf
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removing the stock manifolds was cake.... getting theJBA headers in is a little bit harder ha, i chose to re-use the factory studs since they sent the wrong hardware for these headers and with christmas tomorrow... i wouldnt see the correct hardware for a few weeks and this is my only day to install them. i see no problem using the factory studs and nuts. there is one stud that i should have removed so i could fit my ratchet wrench inbetween the stud and the header. ill do a full write up friday with all the pictures and such. ill try to get some video clips up runnin straight headers(for ***** n giggles) and headers thru the factory exhuast and headers with out a muffler
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i chose to re-use the factory studs since they sent the wrong hardware
My used JBAs came without hardware, so I also reused the factory studs/nuts and installed new factory gaskets. Works fine.
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ya i couldnt get a bolt in on the passenger side, and i lost the 6mm bolt that holds the dip stick tube to the heads, and one of the holes stripped out in the head so im running without 3 bolts installed tho... but i have no leaks at all so im not worried about it.. ill just have to install the 6mm bolt that holds the dipstick tube in place tomorrow or something.
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i chose to re-use the factory studs since they sent the wrong hardware for these headers. i see no problem using the factory studs and nuts. there is one stud that i should have removed so i could fit my ratchet wrench inbetween the stud and the header.

I bought some locking header bolts from summit racing or some place similar; I think it was well worth it.
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ill have a full writeup tomorrow but i wont be able to post pictures for a while b/c my dad took the camera to amsterdam with him.. and i dont know how long he is over there this time..

but, i feel that there is a gain in the mid range the most. havent really got to romp on it too much. but i will see how much faster it made my truck when i go to the 1/4mile track again in january..
but if you are going to do a good amount of mods(intake, pullies, programmer, exhuast) i think the headers will help out a whole lot more than on a stock truck.
im hoping to make a aluminum heatshield and mount a cone filter when i get back to work or just do an air box mod with a drop in filter.
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