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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-05-2003 Thread Starter
 
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Is Pacesetter Exhaust Junk?

Hello! I made the mistake of "pulling the trigger" on eBay before doing my research, and found myself purchasing a Pacesetter exhaust for my 1998 GT. Of course, since I won the bid, I honored my word and purchased the system. Then, I made the mistake of searching for an exhaust again and found a FM exhaust and K&N intake system for an unbeatable price. I purchased the intake system and the FM exhaust and had both put on the car. I now have a new in the box Pacesetter exhaust and am wondering if they are junk. I was told by the speed shop that put on my FM exhaust that they don't and wouldn't sell Pacesetter. Have I been taken? I paid around $200 dollars for it including shipping.

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Paceshitter? huh?

Well, if you do decide to put it on... make sure you spray it with a crapload of high heat rust-o-leum

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The Pacesetter is a H pipe with not catalytic converters.I seen
them before and they are not "the best" H pipe on the market
but,anything is better than restrictive six catted stock H you
have on there now.I don't know if you have emission's in your
state but,if you don't put cat's on it your check engine light
WILL come on and send strange codes to your computer so,
you will need MIL Eliminators they will help 02 sensors from
triggering your check engine light from coming on.They are
only like 59.99 I belive at www.dallasmustang.com . MILS
will improve your 98 Mustang GT convertable's performance
when using off road pipes too boot.I have seen Pacesetter
H pipes for sale before for like I belive 149.99-199.99 before
but,I can't remember where I seen them.You will see a difference
in performance with not cat's but,the only drag is is that
with not no cat's you will fail a emissions test if that is the case
have catalytic converters welded on.If you smell a burnt smell
or a little smoke coming from the bottom of the stang where your
new H will be installed don't worry 98GTBLKCONV this is normal
it is a reaction from new metals touching each other I happen to
almost everyone bro.I didn't see smoke(that's only in some cases)
but,I did smell a burnt metal smell and it went away it about two weeks.
Good luck on the install of your new stuff!
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Paceshitter? huh?

Well, if you do decide to put it on... make sure you spray it with a crapload of high heat rust-o-leum
Well, I guess that says it all! I guess I will put it back on ebay and see if someone else wants it!
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The Pacesetter is a H pipe with not catalytic converters.I seen
them before and they are not "the best" H pipe on the market
but,anything is better than restrictive six catted stock H you
have on there now.I don't know if you have emission's in your
state but,if you don't put cat's on it your check engine light
WILL come on and send strange codes to your computer so,
you will need MIL Eliminators they will help 02 sensors from
triggering your check engine light from coming on.They are
only like 59.99 I belive at www.dallasmustang.com . MILS
will improve your 98 Mustang GT convertable's performance
when using off road pipes too boot.I have seen Pacesetter
H pipes for sale before for like I belive 149.99-199.99 before
but,I can't remember where I seen them.You will see a difference
in performance with not cat's but,the only drag is is that
with not no cat's you will fail a emissions test if that is the case
have catalytic converters welded on.If you smell a burnt smell
or a little smoke coming from the bottom of the stang where your
new H will be installed don't worry 98GTBLKCONV this is normal
it is a reaction from new metals touching each other I happen to
almost everyone bro.I didn't see smoke(that's only in some cases)
but,I did smell a burnt metal smell and it went away it about two weeks.
Good luck on the install of your new stuff!
It is actually a full catback system. The pacesetter website lists it at over $500. I guess I will put it back on ebay!
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O.K. I didn't know if it was a whole catback.I was talking
about the H pipe on the full system that's all.Did the Pacesetter
H pipe on the full exhaust system come with cat's or not?
Pacesetter exhaust is not as bad as you guy's make it out to
be.Did you notest better performance for the stock exhaust?
How does it sound? Are you putting it back on E-bay? If
so,good luck.
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pacesetter is crap, dump it. i bought one of their h-pipes for my 5.0 a loong time ago and the freakin air tube was completely in the wrong place, it would have taken 2 feet of hose to get to it. i haven't heard good things about them try and make some money on it on ebay, and then get another kit.

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Put it back on E-Bay and sale it for the same price you bought it for at least get your money back on it....
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