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I went with the ebay 2uz stainless steel headers. On the passenger side it fit nicely, although I did hammer in the firewall a little so I could push the engine back a little bit more. The drivers side is another story. I took the car to a fab shop here in town that normally does circle track cars, and had the header modified to clear the steering linkage. Easily the most expensive part of the whole swap. He cut it up and tig welded new tubes. This is how it looks today.



And Hey Flyin' Hawaiian you wont believe this, we are practically neighbors. And we used to have 6m's. And we have 1uz MKII's
Can he make another one? preferably 2 so they match on each side? That way someone, maybe George at Raptor can send it off to have it replicated in China? Would make this swap a lot more common if nice bolt in headers were available.
 

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Honestly I think you're better of modifying the steering shaft so you could use any manifolds. I was looking at somebody that did an ls3 swap with stock manifolds and catted downpipe. He had a flaming river extra set of u joints and a pillow block mounted to the frame rail to get more room for the manifolds to clear.
 

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Hey Silver, that's what I ended up doing, fabbed up a bracket for the frame and installed a heim joint for a new steering shaft and u joint. With the 2UZ manifold, flange cut off just after the O2 sensor, everything fits. Its tight, but it does indeed fit! The angle it fires downward at actually works pretty well to get the rest of the exhaust out towards the back. I do like the idea of having a true header and not just a log-type manifold though.

Gonna bug Dane about those headers, see if I can't get me a set too!
 
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