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Pacesetter Headers and Y pipe

This is a discussion on Pacesetter Headers and Y pipe within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I installed Pacesetter Headers and off road Y pipe this weekend. Took about 8 hours. I jacked the car up ...

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    Pacesetter Headers and Y pipe

    I installed Pacesetter Headers and off road Y pipe this weekend. Took about 8 hours. I jacked the car up about 21 inches on jack stands. I also had the rear on jack stands. That seemed to be enough height. Here are some tips I learned;

    -Take the coil packs off and save your knuckles.

    -If you change you plugs at the same time be extra careful when raising the driver's side header in place. I broke one.

    -Use band clamps instead of U-bolt clamps. They seal great plus the pipe just pulls apart if you need to remove them in the future.

    -When you fit the passenger's side coil packs back on, hook up the pug wires first. An average hand can't reach the rear coil after it's all scratched up.

    -Dielectric grease on both ends of the plug wires work great for sliding on the plugs and taking them off in the future.

    -Finally have a helper that can put up with frustration and foul language.

    -A 10mm ratcheting box end wrench came in handy for header bolts.

    I used new factory exhaust gaskets and they sealed well. The fit and finish of the Pacesetter Headers and Y pipe was super. I didn't have to do any jerry rigging, everything slid together well. A bump stop exhaust bracket is a must. It's a tight fit with a 3 inch Y pipe.

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    how much $$$ did you give for the headers/y pipe ?

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    $409 for the coated headers.
    $129 for the y-pipe.

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    Performance-wise, what was the result? Can you feel the difference?

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    I went from;

    0-60mph 5.219 seconds
    1/4 mile 13.733 seconds at 104.36mph
    60 foot 2.226 seconds

    to;

    0-60mph 4.98 seconds
    1/4 mile 13.492 seconds at 106.64mph
    60 foot 2.236 seconds

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    what else do you have done to your car?

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    those were gains from just the headers and y pipe? I will be doing it on a lift so it should be easier, but what is a bump stop?

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    +1 on the rachet box end 10mm wrench!!!!!!


    when i put on my pacesetter race LT and ORY i also put on a lid and got a dyno tune. my track times went from 13.7@104 to 13.13@108. i notice a difference in performance and definitely in how loud this mofo is. im going through a loudmouth cat back

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    I have the normal bolt on's and tweaked the computer with a HP Tuners and a wideband O2 sensor.

    The bump stop is an exhaust hanger that keeps the Y-pipe from hitting the floor boards under WOT.

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    cool thanks. trying to decide on headers. I have tsp but not sure??

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    i do like my pacesetter race headers and ORY from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedAddict38 View Post
    how much $$$ did you give for the headers/y pipe ?
    check out speedinc. for everything you need. i got the plug in 02 extensions and stage8 bolts also.

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    i have band clamps on mine and they still leak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry98SS View Post
    check out speedinc. for everything you need. i got the plug in 02 extensions and stage8 bolts also.
    +1 I've had no problems from speedinc...yet. and also, im running Pacesetter LT's, ORY, and SLP LM. paid about $960 from them

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