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Kooks header clearance

I recently installed a set of kooks 1 3/4-1 7/8 lt headers, kooks catless mids and flowmaster catback exhaust. Drove it for a day and now i have some annoying noise at startup and a vibration in some driving and steering conditions. Put if back on the lift quick and i see it has about an 1/8'' of clearance between the drivers side header and the rack and pinion where the steering shaft attaches. Any ideas to give clearance?
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Try loosening the bolts that attach the rack to the frame, then use something to pry it away from the header while tightening the bolts back up. Should give you a little more clearance, this is a common problem.

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Try installing new aftermarket motor mounts that are the "short" type. Helped with clearance issues I had with supercharger install and LT header clearance at steering rack.
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