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pacesetter header banging

This is a discussion on pacesetter header banging within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; im sure it's been posted before, but i can't find it..does anyone know where i can get something to stop ...

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    pacesetter header banging

    im sure it's been posted before, but i can't find it..does anyone know where i can get something to stop the pacesetter headers from banging on the body during acceleration? it's really annoying
    thanks for the help

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    put a block of wood under the gas pedal

    if one of your motor mounts or trans mount is worn or broken that will cause it if they arent your gonna have to get out the ford tool aka (hammer) it sucks but that is really the only way to stop it

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    it's more than likely your Y-pipe that's banging and not the headers themselves. Mufflex makes a hanger that's supposed to stop it. I just adjusted my exhaust and it cured it for me. I loosened everything all the way back to clamp above the axle. Then I changed the angle a little bit of the over the axle pipe to give me as much clearance as possible. After that I wedged blocks of wood between the floor and exhaust and tightened everythig down. Lastly, knock the blocks of wood out and you're good to go.

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    Look the exhaust over really well.. as well as the underside of the car.. if they are banging/rubbing.. you will be able to tell where... then adjust from there...
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    heat up y pipe and bend downwards.
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    my exhaust has very little adjustment but if yours does that would be great

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    I ended up cutting and rewelding my y-pipe,,,,fixed it for me. Common problem though.

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    talking to a people with pacesetter headers say they have the same problem with them...it bangs right at the bend of the y-pipe on the drivers side there are marks where it hits..along with the BFH marks>.>
    anyway thank you for the help...might try some of that advice i like the block of wood under the pedal though that just might work



    ..if my lead foot isn't to heavy to just smash the wood into pieces

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    Quote Originally Posted by TmaxicanA View Post
    talking to a people with pacesetter headers say they have the same problem with them...it bangs right at the bend of the y-pipe on the drivers side there are marks where it hits..along with the BFH marks>.>
    anyway thank you for the help...might try some of that advice i like the block of wood under the pedal though that just might work



    ..if my lead foot isn't to heavy to just smash the wood into pieces
    I kinda had the opposite problem my foot wasn't heavy enough so I just pinned the throttle open now all I have to do is turn the key

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    it's more than likely your Y-pipe that's banging and not the headers themselves. Mufflex makes a hanger that's supposed to stop it.
    Yes they do..................part # LS1-HR.........$40.........no problems on my SS since installing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxgs View Post
    Yes they do..................part # LS1-HR.........$40.........no problems on my SS since installing it.
    thanks a bunch

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