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This is a discussion on Exhaust System within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Originally Posted by nhraformula pacesetter long tubes, catless y pipe and hooker catback Not to highjack this thread but how ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula View Post
    pacesetter long tubes, catless y pipe and hooker catback
    Not to highjack this thread but how well are those Pacesetters holding up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98formy View Post
    Ive got LT's and magnaflow, love the sound. Loud when Im on it and quiet cruising down the road.
    I really appreciate all the input from everyone. I didn't really provide a lot of information on my initial post, so I thought I would supply more:

    I am not mechanically inclined, and really don't know that much about exhaust systems at all.

    I want the car to be louder than stock when I get on it and somewhat quiet when just cruising.

    I have between $1500 & $2000 to spend on parts and labor to install.

    I don't think I want SLP stuff because enough people on this site think SLP is not what it is cracked up to be.

    I like the idea of Pacesetters LT's because I've seen info on this site that says they have good ground clearance and they are a good investment.

    I want to pick up some HP, and I'm thinking the Pacesetter LT's and a better flowing complete system will accomplish that.

    I checked out Zbonder's Car on youtube.com as suggested and the Open Borla was WAY TOO LOUD for me. The Blue TA LS1 with the Borla Catback on the same site sounded more to my liking. I also liked the sound LEVEL of the borla adjustable cat back and JBA short tube headers, they didn't sound too loud either.

    I think I have decided on the Pacesetter LT's, and maybe the Borla Catback. In between those parts I need help.

    Also should I buy the parts myself? Buy everything from the Speed Shop?

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    pacesetter longtubes and magnaflow catback. or pacestter longtubes and tsp true dual setup. both will make your ears smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ta586 View Post
    I really appreciate all the input from everyone. I didn't really provide a lot of information on my initial post, so I thought I would supply more:

    I am not mechanically inclined, and really don't know that much about exhaust systems at all.

    I want the car to be louder than stock when I get on it and somewhat quiet when just cruising.

    I have between $1500 & $2000 to spend on parts and labor to install.

    I don't think I want SLP stuff because enough people on this site think SLP is not what it is cracked up to be.

    I like the idea of Pacesetters LT's because I've seen info on this site that says they have good ground clearance and they are a good investment.

    I want to pick up some HP, and I'm thinking the Pacesetter LT's and a better flowing complete system will accomplish that.

    I checked out Zbonder's Car on youtube.com as suggested and the Open Borla was WAY TOO LOUD for me. The Blue TA LS1 with the Borla Catback on the same site sounded more to my liking. I also liked the sound LEVEL of the borla adjustable cat back and JBA short tube headers, they didn't sound too loud either.

    I think I have decided on the Pacesetter LT's, and maybe the Borla Catback. In between those parts I need help.

    Also should I buy the parts myself? Buy everything from the Speed Shop?
    If your going to be driving on salty roads at all your going to want stainless steel. The coated ones don't last any longer than the non-coated ones for being rust free in the salt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csess View Post
    pacesetter longtubes and magnaflow catback. or pacestter longtubes and tsp true dual setup. both will make your ears smile.
    hooker LTs with TSP true duals-

    http://www.ls1sounds.com/true_duals/...S6-driveby.MPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertiviper View Post
    Not to highjack this thread but how well are those Pacesetters holding up?
    ive had mine almost 4 years now, some spotty dots of rust here and there
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    Is there any difference in HP between true duals and a catback? or is it just for sound?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Formula View Post
    Is there any difference in HP between true duals and a catback? or is it just for sound?
    Generally, the freeflowing exhaust will have the higher HP, Duals will have the advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by my1973form View Post
    Generally, the freeflowing exhaust will have the higher HP, Duals will have the advantage.
    There will be a noticable difference with duals once u start adding heads/cam and other misc motor work compared to a y-pipe

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigersport14 View Post
    That is a GREAT sound! I'm sold. Do the mufflers come with the TSP True Duals? Please tell me what to order. Any ideas of cost of parts plus labor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ta586 View Post
    That is a GREAT sound! I'm sold. Do the mufflers come with the TSP True Duals? Please tell me what to order. Any ideas of cost of parts plus labor?
    texas-speed.com

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    Well I have decided to go with Hooker Headers and Borla Catbacks. I'm hoping it won't be too loud if set the Borla about 1/4 of the way open.

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    Why does it have to go over the axle? They have dumped true duals. Clearance at the dumps might be an issue, but to each his own. Don't have to go over the axle. Just another option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NvyBluMtlc02WS6 View Post
    Why does it have to go over the axle? They have dumped true duals. Clearance at the dumps might be an issue, but to each his own. Don't have to go over the axle. Just another option.
    To my understanding, you can do true duals over the axle, but Its much harder to fit. which made me think twice before buying an exhaust for my first mod, after the lid. I'm actually thinking of just biting the bullet and saving up to pick up a turbo kit before any other real mods. 4 grand is the cheapest kit from sts, anyone know any other turbo setups for semi-cheap?
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    what is the install like on the TSP true duals? I was asking a local muffler shop about duals and they said due to clearance they wouldnt do it. It looks like long tubes are required for the install according to the TSP site. Also how do you guys handle the emmissions regulations, i live down state illinois and i know a lot of shops get nervous messing with cats and things of that nature.

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    Emissions are a big deal where im from, and to do true dual that are either above or below the axle, I think there are still emissions issues.

    Longtube are the the only way to go, Ill probably get jethot or just hookers.

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    can LT's be put on with the rest of the exhaust being stock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by a338566 View Post
    can LT's be put on with the rest of the exhaust being stock?
    yes, and I would deffinatly reccomend getting headers before an exhaust. as long as your thinking of getting both at some time.

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    that is what i think i will do, i found coated Pacesetter LT's for $379 . What is a decent price for install?, i have looked at my manifolds and they are pretty clean my T/A only has 37,xxx on it.

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