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Old 07-06-2007, 08:14 PM   #1
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i purchased a set of pacesetters from zzp , i got the ceramic coated ones, after looking at previous threads on this topic i seen the pics of the flaws with the pacesetters,: missed welds; bad welds; bad y-pipe, i wonder if they were listening, i noticed there was a pacesetter customer service rep in on the conversation, have they tried to fix any of there flaws? i already paid so they'll have to ork for now, i was on a budget and i needed headers so, pacesetter it was.
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The items found on the pace setters were similar in nature to what others found with other brands.

Pacesetter'* rep did come on and mention that was fairly standard, which is in line with what we have seen on other brands as well. The only thing that was probably substandard was the paper gaskets.
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if i get paper gaskets with these headers, i think i'll be getting oem metal gaskets instead, and i think i'll take a little time to do some prep work before installing. i guess you get what you pay for.
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Well....JMO...in the VW world Pacesetters are the WORST(other than Ebay headers) headers u can buy. I personally wouldn't....again JMO. Good luck!
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Pacesetter products are low quality, but serve their purpose as a cheap alternative. Pacesetter products, especially their exhausts and headers have a tendency to rust quicker then they should...but you get what you pay for. OBX is better, but the stock R/T header and Borla header is the best you could get IMO.
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I have a Pacesetter header and cat-back exhaust. If you want something cheap that sounds good and gives a little performance, go for it. Yes the header will discolor. The thing about aluminized steel is that it wont last forever. It'll maybe last about 10 years. I'm planning on redoing my exhaust later. If you ask me would I order the Pacesetter again... I would rather have paid more for something that lasts forever and looks great forever.
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anyone have pacesetter headers for sr, if so how do they perform? are they legal? why are they so damn cheap?!!?!?!

They are ****. That'* why they're cheap. The welds will crack/break and the paint will start burning off the first time you turn the car on.

Get a HotShot or Stillen header. They are the best, and legal.

Also... you could have searched this.
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Do not buy pacesetter, they are no good.
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I got a pasesetter header for my 280zx had to modify before it fit around the thermastrat houseing. Kind of cheesy if you ask me.
Frankly, in 10 minutes of searching, I've found only neutral or negative reviews on PS headers. No raving positive reviews at all. Lots of advice to other people to buy a different brand other than PS.

I've also discovered that in a very short period of time, PS, has flooded the market with headers for nearly every application under 2.0 liter displacement. Including a buch of hyundai'*.

Sounds like major corrosion issues over time from very low-quality material (many mentions of this in my searching).
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Personally, other than a fitment issue because mine were intended for a differnet bodystyle(W-body), I love my SLPs. The guys over at RegalGS.org all wnet nuts over Pacesetters a while back, but I think some of them are starting to change their minds.
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