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Post by RTW0223 on Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:49 pm

So as many of you know I have had longtubes on the car and ever since the install have been having clutch problems. The clutch cable must touch the long tube. I have checked it out many times and thats the only way it can run into the fork. So, i know many people are interested in longtubes. Would i save myself from installing clutch cable after clutch cable (already on my 3rd) buy switching back to shorties and would it be worth it?
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Post by TT_05_Stang on Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:04 pm

I have run a few lt's on my fox and none had issues with clutch cable. Please take a pic how you have it run. Secondly you can get heat shield tap that withstands 1700 degrees. I run that on any wires close to my hotside turbo kit. Cool to touch after install.

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Post by RTW0223 on Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:25 pm

TT_05_Stang wrote:I have run a few lt's on my fox and none had issues with clutch cable. Please take a pic how you have it run. Secondly you can get heat shield tap that withstands 1700 degrees. I run that on any wires close to my hotside turbo kit. Cool to touch after install.

i think they are for an automatic... I do have heat wrap on the spot where the cable is. And i do not have a picture of the setup. But the way the cable comes down from above, it should go straight into the fork right? wrong. the tube is in the way and the cable must wrap around the tube, thus putting another curve in the cable and resting on the tube
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Post by RTW0223 on Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:37 pm

after just reading some forums, ive noticed a lot of people saying that they have had problems with clutch cables hitting mac longtubes, which is what i have, but no problems whatsoever with bbk longtubes
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Post by AAron83 on Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:04 am

i ran mac shortys and they were junk and a lot of mac exhaust products dont have a good bend to their pipes. reason why i got another flowmaster exhaust last spring. fits perfect like they always have. my bbk LT dont touch anything except my steering shaft at first but i had that modified. if you can post up some pics. if it were me and i had that much problems with longtubes id just switch back to shortys. i hate repeated headaches!!
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Post by The92Foxbody on Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:46 am

Longtubes seem like more of a pain then a gain. I will never install them.

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Post by Big-B on Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:22 am

The92Foxbody wrote:Longtubes seem like more of a pain then a gain. I will never install them.
Agree, I ran shorties on mine and also the lt's make the exhaust quieter for some reason.

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Post by mjr46 on Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:18 am

RTW0223 wrote:So as many of you know I have had longtubes on the car and ever since the install have been having clutch problems. The clutch cable must touch the long tube. I have checked it out many times and thats the only way it can run into the fork. So, i know many people are interested in longtubes. Would i save myself from installing clutch cable after clutch cable (already on my 3rd) buy switching back to shorties and would it be worth it?
I told you to switch to shorties or a different set of LT'S right after we installed the test cable and figured what was causing the stiff pedal, if your pedal gets stiff again, it'll stain that firewall area again and you don't have much left up there to work with.....if I were you I'd switch back to shorties, which is one reason why I sold the lt's on my 89 and bought a set of equal length shorties, unless you have a build with enough power to justify LT'S then shorties will be just fine Smile

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Post by RTW0223 on Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:28 am

okay, so someone find me some shorties!!!!
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Post by mjr46 on Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:28 pm

^^they're all over the place..lol Smile

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Post by The92Foxbody on Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:04 pm

Corral is your best bet for some cheap shorty headers.

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Post by RTW0223 on Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:52 pm

I have been looking and sending out PMs but no one responds :/
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Post by RTW0223 on Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:40 am

found a pair of shorties having a friend pick them up for me... now just need o/r h pipe
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Post by RTW0223 on Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:44 pm

So... Went a different route than planned. dont get mad!!!! lol I bought brand new bbk longtubes and matching h pipe. yup i did it. I talked to 2 of my friends who have these and they said they have no problems (related to them touching the clutch cable and the steering shaft--aaron--) so i took a risk-- which as all men, we should-- Smile

So they came in and i met with 5 people from the car club here, took from noon til about an hour ago.... I got them in... the headers fit perfect, not near the cable and not interfering the steering shaft. However, the h pipe gave me some trouble... not fitting perfectly.

BUTTTT, in the process of jacking my engine up i managed to break a power steering line so that spilled everywhere... gonna need to get a new pump

and driving on the way home, my speedometer is jumping around like crazy and my oil pressure reads 0.


I will have exhaust vids later. not sure how well they are though.
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Post by The92Foxbody on Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:13 pm

Lol, good luck with that. My spedo jumps around every now and then too


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Post by AAron83 on Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:10 am

glad it worked out for you. my x pipe doesnt fit perfect either but it doesnt leak. and quit breakin stuff Mad
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Post by RTW0223 on Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:00 pm

ranx93 wrote: quit breakin stuff Mad

I should probably stop going to the gym... haha jk i dont
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Post by RTW0223 on Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:30 pm

so needless to say i went to advanced auto parts and got a new ps pump took me 3 hours to install... and the pump whines...fml
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Post by The92Foxbody on Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:37 pm

And the story continues... lol, you seem to not be having the best luck

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Post by RTW0223 on Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:37 pm

no im not Sad And now my speedometer doesnt work at all HELP ME Sad
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Post by The92Foxbody on Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:39 pm

Spedo cable might have gone bad, I have heard from other 5.0 guys that your spedo jumps around alot before the cable goes bad. You didn't do anything electrical in the last couple days did you?

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Post by RTW0223 on Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:43 pm

The92Foxbody wrote:You didn't do anything electrical in the last couple days did you?

Well between jacking the engine up, exhanging out the headers and h pipe some wires might've been unhooked. but the speedo goes into the tranny... will have to look at it when it stops raining.... thats blacksburg for ya
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Post by The92Foxbody on Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:45 pm

aww, that sucks. Not raining here yet. I haven't drove my car in 9 days because of rain. It waits til night to rain all the time here, so it screws me over.

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Post by RTW0223 on Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:46 pm

yeah, pisses me off
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Post by The92Foxbody on Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:48 pm

Goto wal-mart, get a tent for $20, then park your car under it.. WA LAH. I has a garage, I don't know what i'd do without it.

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