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I bought RRE headers for my GT over a year ago, and they have been sitting in my room since. I haven't installed them because I am not sure if the job is doable with my level of experience with cars, and I definitely cannot afford to pay a shop to do this. The reason why I have not attempted to replace them yet is because I know you have to remove the passenger axle to get to the rear headers, and that is not something that I wish to mess up. The car NEEDS the headers to be replaced because the cats are clogged and heavily reducing the HP and MPG, and only gets worse with time.

Do you guys think I should go for it? What tips can you share if I do?

To better understand the level of experience I have with this type of stuff, in the past I have done the following:
-Oil change
-Brakes and Rotors replacement
-CAI install
-O2 sensors replacement
-Spark plugs replacement
-A bit of electrical stuff like sound systems and lights
-A bit of body work
 

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It's doable.. there are multiple videos on Youtube for you to watch.. definitely need the right tool.. from my experience.. the top right bolt on the rear is difficult due to lack of space but with the right tool you should be able to remove it.. Soak those nuts with pb plaster will help.. remove passenger side CV axle will help a ton.. you can rent the CV axle tool from the auto part store to remove it..
Important key is when you're doing the Headers.. change the Motor mount as well .. these GTs motor mounts take a lot of beating so .. now is a good time to do it.. you can either replace them or use the polyethylene tube from Lowes or Home Depot to make it a little more solid.. Again do research on Youtube prior to tackle the job.. you should be fine.. if you run into problem, post them in here and we can help..
 

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There is a lit of rust under the car. A lot of the bolts are not coming out without snapping, and a torch isn't helping. Any tips?

Also how do I get out the rear header? A lot of these bolts are hard to get to
 
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