3vze header/exhaust Q

07-30-2009, 06:08 PM
91 3vze..my exhaust guy said he had a template for headers the other day. so i took the truck back out to my exhaust guy, and he said he was lookin around for the template that he had for the v6 headers that he made but said he cant find them. i dont wanna spend the cash to have him make a full new set ($250 he said), and dont have the cash to buy a set anywhere else. we were lookin under there and he said he thinks he can take the crossover pipe off and use the flange and run a pipe back for the pass. side, and then basically do the same thing on the driver side, and run 2" or somethign duals all the way back. i jsut thought i would ask around and see if anyone has any experience or knowledge on it. from what ive looked at, it should be fine...and would probably save some of the heat on my floorboards and the engine up there on that corner. thanks in advance guys.

08-03-2009, 09:53 AM
He had them then he doesn't and now he wants you to pay to recreate them? Makes me wonder if he ever had them in the first place.

If $250 was all it cost for a true-dual exhaust system from collector to tailpipe, then we'd all be pounding down this guy's door. The cats and mufflers would cost nearly that much themselves. And I bet it's all done in plain uncoated steel, so lifespan will be short. Make sure you know exactly what you're getting before you plunk down the $$$. If he wants the template so bad to use your vehicle as a testbed, he should cut you a discount.

08-04-2009, 08:44 AM
There are several makes of headers for the 3.slo, all waay more than $250.

Getting rid of that x-over pipe would be one of the best things you can do, it's one of the contributors to the 3.0 Head Gasket problem.

08-04-2009, 08:45 PM
im thinkin 250 is a pretty decent discount to make me 2 headers from scratch, and run the pipes down, and probably end them right before the rear wheel wells...he has done the exhaust on all the vehicles ive had, and i am yet to have a problem with anything. hes kinda like a family friend(does exhaust work for all sorts of family members, and went to school with my uncle). im probably just gonna toss him some of my extra military gear, and get the crossover taken off, and run 2.5" back off the manifolds. i guess well see what happens. :confused:

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