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Kooks or Pacesetter ?

This is a discussion on Kooks or Pacesetter ? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I am about to purchase one of these for the A4. I need to know if I should pay the ...

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    Kooks or Pacesetter ?

    I am about to purchase one of these for the A4. I need to know if I should pay the price for yhe Kooks or get the pacesetters. I want the best for my car's performance and clearance, does anyone got any info for me.I have aguy that is going to put me some true duels together. He has done many of the LS1's around here and the one I know about sounded great. I would love some input guys, Thanks

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    pacesetters are great.
    with the money you save compared to kooks, you can do other mods.
    i have pacesetters and could not be more happy
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    thanks

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    Your call.
    Spare money sitting around?? Go Kooks.
    Want to save a bit and get the same performance?? Go Pacesetter.

    The big selling point of the Kooks is the stainless steel. They will outlast the car.

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    Thanks again

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    They look about the same, nor Mac claims the way their tube bends it is like a long tube setup.

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    Longtubes or bust.

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    I had jet hots and they were pretty easy to get in and out, never thought its be that easy! Not sure if the other brands are as easy to install or not, but having done my share of header installs on various cars, ease of install means alot!

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    one thing that is nice about the Macs you can use the stock o2 sensors, you dont have to do the corevette rear 02 swap or use extenders. The bungs are close enough to the heads to keep the 02 hot not to throw codes commonly seen with true long tubes.

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    pacesetters seem to be the common choice for value

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    Quote Originally Posted by joker View Post
    I am about to purchase one of these for the A4. I need to know if I should pay the price for yhe Kooks or get the pacesetters. I want the best for my car's performance and clearance...
    +1 for Kooks

    Do it once, and do it right...

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    thats just like asking camaro ss or z06 vette?? there both great but how much do u wanna spend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Street Lethal View Post
    +1 for Kooks

    Do it once, and do it right...
    if doing it right is overpaying, then you are correct

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    I'm feeling the sarcasm lol....

    Do the Kooks LTH's out-perform Pacesetter's, well, that question is really yet to be answered. Will the Kooks LTH's out-last tha Pacesetter's, yes. Do the Kooks LTH's require any modification, in reference to heating and bending of the tubing due to fitment issues, not on your life....

    Now, I know that heating and bending tubing is relatively easy, and any local muffler shop can handle the job. I'm also aware that Pacesetter's perform very very well, for their respected price. But, just to reiterate what was originally emphasized;

    Quote Originally Posted by Joker
    I want the best for my car's performance and clearance...

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    yeah good point........KOOKS, qtps, and dynatechs are all nice...... neweraperformance has a sale on dynatechs right now for 1199 for the full setup W/cats ..i really want some 1 7/8ths kooks.....think i would benifit more from these or just 1 3/4ths?

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