For those that have installed long tube headers themselves what are some tips that you all might want to share with me and other members that are gonna attempt to do the install?
Having small hands is a plus as well...on the flip side if you live in a testing county it's very possible you will have issuesIf you have paitence, you can install long tubes without removing or loosensing the motor mounts...no need to move motor to access header bolts, just need dexterity, wrenches n ratchets n sockets. 3/8 & 1/2 drive, ratcheting wrenches, combination wrenches, and an extending stick magnet.
Yup, on my 2015 5.7 the heat shields required removal of the motor mounts. Do one side at a time, lifting the engine by a couple of inches really helps with the passenger side engine mount stud. I moved the steering shaft and starter which gives more room to maneuver my fat hands. The driver side is the easiest but the passenger side can be a PITA. Did everything from the bottom of the car while it sat on 12" wheel cribs. Also, OEM gaskets seem to work better than aftermarket. Good luck!I personally had issues getting the heat shields off without undoing the motor mounts. My recommendation would be a full compliments of extensions, swivels and wrenches. Knowing what i know now, i would have ordered solid motor mounts and done them at the same time.