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Street Prototype Oct 5, 9:30am - #51282 

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HOTSHOT Headers installed! [PICS]

Finally, just installed my Hotshot Headers and jesus! it is a bitch installing it! freakin heatshields are pain in the ass, its hard for me coz i only jack the car up and crawl under the car about 100x , you can pretty much install the headers yourself but best if you have a hydrolic lift. you gotta have someone to help you out during install, thanks to Ryan for the help. tip during installation is, you gotta have the right tools, make sure you have a 9 point 12 inch deep socket to take out the stock headers, patience is always the key to good installation, you will be workin from the top and bottom.

by the way, no need to take out the valve cover, you will have to cut a bracket so you can grab it from the top, there is no way you can take it out from the bottom.

the gain? yes i can feel it, better acceleration eek and this DIY installation saved me 80 bucks! thumbsup if theres any questions, feel free to ask wave

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Kim Oct 5, 10:11am - #51283 
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good job street after i intsall the sways to my car i have been scared to do any other install near mt engien tahts why i'm leavign the headers alone. props to ya! thumbsup thumbsup

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booyaolian Oct 5, 1:24pm - #51284 
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Barrett Oct 5, 2:05pm - #51285 
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Are those made for a GT?
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glitch Oct 5, 2:23pm - #51286 
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yeah they are for the GT...

awesome work JD... i'm proud of you man thumbsup

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Grand-Touring-Dan Oct 5, 5:30pm - #51287 
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Good Deal JD. I don't know why everyone is cutting the bracket, I didn't. Oh yea, those heat shields are a pain. I think it took longer for me to get the heat shields off than anything else. Anyways, Good job man.

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Angelica Oct 5, 5:43pm - #51288 
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nice!!! eek
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IcEd blUe Oct 5, 5:46pm - #51289 

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cool but i dont see pics of it installed
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spaztikid Oct 5, 6:31pm - #51290 
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Originally Posted by IcEd blUe

cool but i dont see pics of it installed

you cant see it from the top of the engine.


Good job with the install. thumbsup
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Spread Eagle Oct 5, 6:38pm - #51291 

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Well done. Another great mod on a great car thumbsup


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IcEd blUe Oct 5, 6:41pm - #51292 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
cool but i dont see pics of it installed

you cant see it from the top of the engine.


Good job with the install. thumbsup


yea but the title is "hotshot header installed (pic)" ...JD IS RIPPING US OFF!! lol
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DaytonaCelica1 Oct 5, 8:14pm - #51293 

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very nice. what do you expect your gains are? i think i will purchase those headers with my exhaust in a month or so.
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Street Prototype Oct 5, 9:57pm - #51294 

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gains? HP? its hard to tell but there is a big difference when i gun it, vrrrrrrrooooooooooom! lets say 5 - 10 maybe? not sure, gotta try it and it is all worth it, yes Dan, the heatshields are the once that took my time a lot

ill take pics of the headers installed grin

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Celicatastrophe Oct 5, 10:26pm - #51295 
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so were are the pics after installation.

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Evan Oct 5, 11:27pm - #51296 

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OooOooO Header, congrats! grin

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Johnny178 Oct 5, 11:32pm - #51297 

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cool man! thumbsup

I read somewhere that someone actually got it out of the bottom though???

oh well!
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Pnoiracerz Oct 5, 11:59pm - #51298 
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Thats awesome! rice
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ssgsky Oct 6, 1:16am - #51299 

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Originally Posted by Johnny178
cool man! thumbsup

I read somewhere that someone actually got it out of the bottom though???

oh well!


the only way you will be able to take them out of the bottom is if you lower the engine cradle. i wish i had my cam when i did my sway bars. when you lower the cradle there is a ton of room

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ssgsky Oct 6, 1:17am - #51300 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
cool but i dont see pics of it installed

you cant see it from the top of the engine.


Good job with the install. thumbsup



yes you can, if you have a gt, stand to the side, and you CAN see the exhaust manifold

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ssgsky Oct 6, 1:19am - #51301 

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[quote=Street Prototype] make sure you have a 9 point 12 inch deep socket

you mean 9mm, 1/2" drive deepwell socket ?

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Street Prototype Oct 6, 1:32am - #51302 

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yeah, i guess, anyways, here are the Pics i promised...

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Street Prototype Oct 6, 1:32am - #51303 

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one more
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Celicatastrophe Oct 6, 1:39am - #51304 
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nice. Just a question. Is that extra space at the bottom normal? were the header hooks up it looks like an inch gap were you would expect to see the two ends connected with a gasket.

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GjGts Oct 6, 1:40am - #51305 

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damn those look tight bro
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Street Prototype Oct 6, 1:45am - #51306 

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Originally Posted by Celicatastrophe
nice. Just a question. Is that extra space at the bottom normal? were the header hooks up it looks like an inch gap were you would expect to see the two ends connected with a gasket.


yup it is normal

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LiLTiggerGa Oct 6, 2:08am - #51307 

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nice James! now buy me one kiss happywink rofl

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Street Prototype Oct 6, 2:19am - #51308 

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hi Tami happywink

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Steven Oct 6, 2:32am - #51309 
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Good job JD!
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trog2233 Oct 6, 12:25pm - #51310 

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Looks good...i need to get me one soon thumbsup
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Jamey Oct 6, 4:45pm - #51311 

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Originally Posted by trog2233
Looks good...i need to get me one soon thumbsup


I am not helping you!!!!!!!!!
rofl
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trog2233 Oct 6, 4:46pm - #51312 

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Originally Posted by Jamey
Originally Posted by trog2233
Looks good...i need to get me one soon thumbsup


I am not helping you!!!!!!!!!
rofl


Ohhhh you will...and you will like it rofl rofl
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IcEd blUe Oct 6, 5:03pm - #51313 

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Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by Jamey
Originally Posted by trog2233
Looks good...i need to get me one soon thumbsup


I am not helping you!!!!!!!!!
rofl


Ohhhh you will...and you will like it rofl rofl



rofl rofl what about me...im in pa too...you guys can install mine while i sit in a lawnchair and eat grin
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trog2233 Oct 6, 5:05pm - #51314 

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Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by Jamey
Originally Posted by trog2233
Looks good...i need to get me one soon thumbsup


I am not helping you!!!!!!!!!
rofl


Ohhhh you will...and you will like it rofl rofl



rofl rofl what about me...im in pa too...you guys can install mine while i sit in a lawnchair and eat grin


We charge an hourly rate of 15 beers per hour rofl rofl thumbsup
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IcEd blUe Oct 6, 5:06pm - #51315 

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Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by Jamey
[quote=trog2233]Looks good...i need to get me one soon thumbsup


I am not helping you!!!!!!!!!
rofl


Ohhhh you will...and you will like it rofl rofl



rofl rofl what about me...im in pa too...you guys can install mine while i sit in a lawnchair and eat grin


We charge an hourly rate of 15 beers per hour rofl rofl thumbsup [/quote]

lol you guys will be so drunk you will end up installing the header in the trunk somewhere...and...15 beers an hour for each of you sounds pretty cheap to me grin
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trog2233 Oct 6, 5:08pm - #51316 

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Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
Originally Posted by trog2233
[quote=Jamey][quote=trog2233]Looks good...i need to get me one soon thumbsup


I am not helping you!!!!!!!!!
rofl


Ohhhh you will...and you will like it rofl rofl



rofl rofl what about me...im in pa too...you guys can install mine while i sit in a lawnchair and eat grin


We charge an hourly rate of 15 beers per hour rofl rofl thumbsup [/quote]

lol you guys will be so drunk you will end up installing the header in the trunk somewhere...and...15 beers an hour for each of you sounds pretty cheap to me grin [/quote]

Thats the whole goal...then we will have to come back and charge you again to install it right rofl thumbsup
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IcEd blUe Oct 6, 5:15pm - #51317 

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Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
[quote=trog2233][quote=Jamey][quote=trog2233]Looks good...i need to get me one soon thumbsup


I am not helping you!!!!!!!!!
rofl


Ohhhh you will...and you will like it rofl rofl



rofl rofl what about me...im in pa too...you guys can install mine while i sit in a lawnchair and eat grin


We charge an hourly rate of 15 beers per hour rofl rofl thumbsup [/quote]

lol you guys will be so drunk you will end up installing the header in the trunk somewhere...and...15 beers an hour for each of you sounds pretty cheap to me grin [/quote]

Thats the whole goal...then we will have to come back and charge you again to install it right rofl thumbsup [/quote]

rofl rofl rofl yea then the second time you glue it onto my rims...third time its in the backseat somewhere,fourth time you figure out where the engine is so you glue it to the Hood,fifth time its almost in there!
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fastceli2001 Oct 6, 5:16pm - #51318 

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there needs to be an install guide for these!! im gonna get these with my next paycheck and i dont wanna take it to a shop.

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trog2233 Oct 6, 5:16pm - #51319 

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Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
Originally Posted by trog2233
[quote=IcEd blUe][quote=trog2233][quote=Jamey][quote=trog2233]Looks good...i need to get me one soon thumbsup


I am not helping you!!!!!!!!!
rofl


Ohhhh you will...and you will like it rofl rofl



rofl rofl what about me...im in pa too...you guys can install mine while i sit in a lawnchair and eat grin


We charge an hourly rate of 15 beers per hour rofl rofl thumbsup [/quote]

lol you guys will be so drunk you will end up installing the header in the trunk somewhere...and...15 beers an hour for each of you sounds pretty cheap to me grin [/quote]

Thats the whole goal...then we will have to come back and charge you again to install it right rofl thumbsup [/quote]

rofl rofl rofl yea then the second time you glue it onto my rims...third time its in the backseat somewhere,fourth time you figure out where the engine is so you glue it to the Hood,fifth time its almost in there! [/quote]

Now ur catching on rofl thumbsup
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IcEd blUe Oct 6, 5:16pm - #51320 

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rofl
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Jamey Oct 6, 5:32pm - #51321 

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I thought our charge was a 1/2 barrel. I'll help but we are dropping the engine cradle since your old man has that lift!!!!
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trog2233 Oct 6, 5:32pm - #51322 

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Originally Posted by Jamey
I thought our charge was a 1/2 barrel. I'll help but we are dropping the engine cradle since your old man has that lift!!!!


rofl rofl ok sure
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isayx3 Oct 6, 8:31pm - #51323 
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Nice Job..looks cool!

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trdcelica13 Oct 6, 8:51pm - #51324 
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I've actually taken out the heat shield and got to my headers from the top of the car before, instead of jacking it up. Just make sure ur engine is cold though or your gonna get nice and crispy from the top of the engine and burn your arms to hell through the few inches in the back they give you to reach down. Thats just me though, i felt like screwing with the car and taking it apart one day,got pretty damn far too. Thats my free time well spent. As for an installation guide, just find a way to take out all the bolts and put them back on with the other header in there and thats pretty much it.

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CelicaPrincess Oct 6, 8:56pm - #51325 
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Awesome job JD thumbsup
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VSGTS14 Oct 7, 12:57am - #51326 

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grin grin thumbsup thumbsup

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sorgar Oct 9, 8:42pm - #51327 
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I just wondering if anyone have problems with the check engineer light when installing a hotshot header. just concern where the second o2 sensor goes? i have a TRD exhaust on my celica now, do i need any addition piping besides the actual header. thanks for any information
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Street Prototype Oct 9, 10:21pm - #51328 

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no need, no problems with CEL, its all about teh headers...

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sorgar Oct 23, 5:21pm - #51329 
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I just installed my hotshot header. I can feel the air flow is more smooth. It is a awesome mod for a gt. thumbsup
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Justice Oct 23, 7:18pm - #51330 

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thumbsup nice work how much to they go for?
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Sleeping_Celi Oct 24, 6:12pm - #51331 
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Anyone have the dyno results comparing the AMSS Header and the hotshot??? I want the most for my celi. How much did you get the header for?
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