Originally Posted by austinator
i installed the race exhaust on my ZTS with no problem. but im not a car expert so i have a question!! what is the bar lookin thing going into the engine thats right above the exhaust manifold on the duratec engine. i want to get headers for it but will that get in the way?
Sorry replying a month later. I don't frequent this thread. The bar is part of the EGR, exhaust gas recirculation, system. It takes exhaust gas and pumps it into the intake to lower emissions. Huge power robber. A header blocks this flow path so the entire EGR system can be removed. You'll need a tune to disable the CEL this causes.
2004 D23 ATX ZX5: K&N FIPK, CFM TB, BSD, F2 Header, FSWerks Stealth Exhaust, Tom's Tune 91 Octane, SVT/Eibach full suspension, SVT brakes all around, 17" Black MSR Type 013, OEM style CF Hood