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    Help with Headers

    Today I went by a new local shop to check them out. I got to talking to the shop mgr ( Seem to be pretty knowledgable ), but anyway I was talking to him about their Dyno tunes. He started asking me what I wanted to add to the car as far as bolt ons and other performance things. I told him I was about to purchase Pacetters Ceramic Longtubes. He told me I could spend my money however I wanted, but in his opinion he wouldn't buy the Pacestters. He said that the collectors continually come loose and that I would have problems with my front o2 sensors.

    Now all of you out there that these longtubes, are you having these problems??

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    The header slip fit into the y-pipe, there is no collector gasket to come loose...I have never had a problem with my pacesetters.

    Chances are you will lose your first set of front o2s, but that is true of ANY coated header, not just pacesetters. For the first few hundred miles the coating disintegrates/breaks in a little bit, and it ruins the o2. We see it happen to cars all the time. Best advice is to get a nice set of front o2s (perhaps Bosch, which have a 1 year warranty). Wait a few hundred miles for the o2's you have now to fail, and then replace.

    Pacesetters are GREAT and are the best header out there for the money. They fit awesome.

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    Thanks Keliente.. I will take your advise. Everyone besides this guy I have spoke to said that the Pacestters were the best bang for the buck out there.

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    The only thing I would recommend is getting a better y pipe than Pacesetters, it doesn't fit too well (bangs the car a lot).

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    Yeah so I hear. I currently have the SLP with Magnaflow, but I think I may sell the SLP and get the TSP ORY with no cats.

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    The y-pipe is OK just make sure they brace the drivers side. I got a shop to weld the brace the the car and mine doesn't rattle anymore.

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    I've seen several post about Pacesetter headers and don't recall ever hearing of such an issue.
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    if the y pipe bangs, just heat it up and bend it alittle, problem solved.
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