Hey all sorry if this is a dumb question or is posted elsewhere but i have the 5.2 v8 and was wondering if i can take the exhaust manifolds and flip em up side down in order to put the exhaust thru the hood???
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Just looking at the exhaust manifold gaskets on RockAuto I don't think you can. The bolt pattern and the port outlines are asymmetrical. Just thinking about the ZJ engine compartment I think they'd hit the firewall anyway as mentioned above. You could probably just weld a tight 270 degree bend and add some straight pipe to get the exhaust up along the side of the header if you want it through the hood. Or just buy some cheap block huggers and cut the pipes, flip, and reweld upside down. Maybe drop a junkyard turbo on top of each stack and ditch the whole hood