I just got a new Evo 2 system for my 04 10 today. I am waiting on new exhaust gaskets. In the installation manual it says something to the fact that if your stud bolts are too short then take out the exhaust gaskets. My question is how many of you with the akra system used 1)old gaskets, 2)new gaskets, 3)no gaskets. Just want to get the system on and my parts guy says maybe next Thurs-Fri for the gaskets. Nobody else has enough in stock. I can drive around about 100 miles and round up 3. Just wondering if they are needed. Btw, the bike has almost 10000 mi and the stock header has never been removed.