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I've been trying for over a year to get somebody to put headers on Ilsa (supercharged 5.3) but I either get dropped cold or just put off until I give up.

If you have headers on a 5.3 along with an x-pipe or h-pipe, please let me know what parts you have so I can help out the guys who said they would do it if they could find the parts.
 

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Update

I got the Kooks headers and they were installed last week (along with a Magna 2300 supercharger). As expected, the guys said that it was a difficult install, but they got it done. The previous system was a custom true dual cat back system. The exhaust dude did install an equalizer between the pipes.

The only problem so far is that the power steering hoses are very close to the headers, and resulted in a burst hose (which will be repaired tomorrow). I'm asking either for a hose relocation or a ton of asbestos wrapping on the PS system. If it melts in cold weather, what's it going to do at a strip in the dog days of summer?
 

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It's a custom exhaust with no cats. The equalizer is just beyond the headers and before the Jones glasspacks.

Dave

Where did they install an equalizer? Is it just behind the cats and before the cross-over to the right side of the truck?? All of my experience tells me that an equalizer, H-pipe and X-pipe must always be equa-distant from the engine... am I missing something?

There are some great hose heat shield options offered by DEI.

I also have a wire tray that will help with the wire harness routing across the top of the firewall, under the windshield shelf. Call me......

Mike
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Power steering hoses moved

A local GMC dealer relocated the power steering hoses, saying that it shouldn't be an issue anymore. How much to do that? Over $800 - jeeeeeez! I should have taken Ilsa to her favorite Cadillac dealer, but I thought that a small, simple job like this could be handled by somebody closer.
 
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