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I know a few of you guys have these. Just where did you get them from? :think:
 

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Found mine from a vendor on Fleabay. Also check out Summit, they had the next best price for mine. Of course, you will have to leave your car with me for at least a full day. CHA-CHING!!!!:rofl:

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I know a few of you guys have these. Just where did you get them from? :think:
I picked them up discounted at some performance auto truck place in Washington State. It was a year ago and never bought anything else from them. They had a special on ceramic coated JBAs. They come up on eBay all the time.

It is a real PITA to install the headers. Nothing technically difficult, but real knuckle busting. A lift makes it easier, but you still go up & down. I used jack stands. It took me, in between profanity breaks, about 6 -7 hours. However, I don't work fast. They do fit well. Don't forget to re torque the header bolts after a few weeks of use.

I have seen the stainless works long tube headers and high flow cats. Very nice and the only viable alternative, but really pricy for nebulas gains.
 

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Do a search at pricegrabber with name and model #, autoanything also sells pretty cheap, especially if u catch a 15% off sale. Have read where several people had to enlarge one bolt hole on each side to install, hope they have fixed that by now!
 

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Do a search at pricegrabber with name and model #, autoanything also sells pretty cheap, especially if u catch a 15% off sale. Have read where several people had to enlarge one bolt hole on each side to install, hope they have fixed that by now!
Interesting, all my bolt holes were proper. It was a perfect fit. I had to order headers for a Charger as JBA had not as yet certified them for the Challenger.
However, that was over a year ago and back then no one had any fitment issues.
 

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The bolt fitment problem I had on my 5.7 headers was the very back hole on the drivers side. Looking at the holes, there was a bit of "flashing" that had to be cleaned out with a dremel tool. This can happen with mass produced headers, nothing I haven't encountered in all my years of modding.

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Ok thats great info!
Now what about gains?
What about sound from them?
I know someone that has a set for sale under $400.00. Are they worth the price and rippin up my knuckles?:?:
I already have a dual R/t exhaust wainting on install, should this be somthing I do to make the entire SE-G V6 better and meaner sounding with no or litle drown?
 

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Ok thats great info!
Now what about gains?
What about sound from them?
I know someone that has a set for sale under $400.00. Are they worth the price and rippin up my knuckles?:?:
I already have a dual R/t exhaust wainting on install, should this be somthing I do to make the entire SE-G V6 better and meaner sounding with no or litle drown?
There is little effect on exhaust sound. Perhaps somewhat deeper tone, but certainly not substantial. If you have a performance air intake, a tuned exhaust and headers your engine will breathe easier and peak rpm faster.
At the rear wheels you can expect with ALL THREE components installed around 20Hp. I have no idea what the effect of the dual R/T exhaust will be as it was not tuned for the 3.5L. Proper exhaust tuning for naturally aspirated engines is designed to set up a standing compression wave in the exhaust system. The idea is to have a partial vacuum when the exhaust valve opens so the exhaust gasses get out fast. Exhaust velocity is what counts. Too big and it won't flow fast at low-mid rpm. Too small and everything is choked. As I understand from those who used the R/T exhaust there is no drone. With the system you proposed I "suspect" you will likely lose some low end torque, but gain at higher rpm. You didn't mention if the JBA headers were SS or ceramic coated so I can't tell if that is a good or bad price. :?:
 

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Thanks Sir,
I'll have to double check but I think he said SS
Brand new never installed in box, he's at $ 350.00 now
 

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Thanks Sir,
I'll have to double check but I think he said SS
Brand new never installed in box, he's at $ 350.00 now
$350.00 new for SS JBA 3.5l is a standard discount price. It is good price and you can get within a few dollars with a Google search. But every now and then someone puts some up on eBay really cheap. The price is fair, no rip off, but if he moved from $400.00 -> $350 you might get them for less.
Happy hunting!
 

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I got mine for $285 CDN shipped to my dorr froma dealership blowout in Ont. over night shipping so I was happy about that, anyone else installed theirs? I'm pretty mecehnical, but worried about timeframe, maybe a weekend project, but can't see it being too hard??
 

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well I am going to have to put major items on hold as with tax time it seems bills is what we got to pay. just trying to limit spending till next month or so. small stuff is easy, but that even builds up too. May have to sell a few more things around the house. BTW, if you guys are interested in sports art work. please visit my web site.

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