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Who\'s got Pacesetter Cat-back

Just wondering if anyone has ever used or seen a Pacesetter cat-back system. If so, what is the sound comparable to, Borla, Bosal, MBRP? How about HP increase? I know it won't hold up as long as the others, but for one sixty, it my fulfill my needs. Thanx
 

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Im currently running a Borla but if I was starting over I would deffinately go with the Pacesetter. I know the Pacesetters get a bad rap here but I just installed one on my 94 Toyota PU and Im actually getting better power than the Borla system I had on it. The quality is as good as any aluminized system out there. The one for the Focus would be quieter than the Borla as it has a resonator and the muffler is'nt a straight through design. The Pacesetter will give much better low and mid power than the Borla too. I would recommend it. It will last 7-10 years, you will probably sell the car by then anyway. By the way I know what im talking about, Ive been a mechanic for 37 years.

[ 01-10-2003, 06:49 PM: Message edited by: bugshack ]
 

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Yeah, I've got one on my ZX3, I love it. Sounds deep and mellow, not loud.

I've had one on a Prelude and one on a Turbo Supra in the past. I loved them both. I always take all the factory paint off and re-spray with black Duplicolor High-temp exhaust paint, 1200deg.

I would prefer to have a full stainless system, obviously, but I just don't have the funds, so Pacesetter it is.
 

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Originally posted by Yel-Low zx3:
Just wondering if anyone has ever used or seen a Pacesetter cat-back system. If so, what is the sound comparable to, Borla, Bosal, MBRP? How about HP increase? I know it won't hold up as long as the others, but for one sixty, it my fulfill my needs. Thanx
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Where can You find one for $160 ??
 

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I have it on my car, and when everything else was stock the car sounded awsome, but with the addition of a shorty header, cat bypass, flex pipe, and Volant intake, the car now sounds like a dirt bike....lol
 

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Originally posted by Yel-Low zx3:
Thanks for all of the great information everyone. The pacesetter is 159.99 at Poor Boys Performance or 199.95 at Steeda Autosports. Again, Thanks.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Sorry. Just called poor boys and the price went up a little. Still gonna get it.
 

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Thanks for all of the great information everyone. The pacesetter is 159.99 at Poor Boys Performance or 199.95 at Steeda Autosports. Again, Thanks.
 

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got one on my ZX-3 LOVE IT! Works awesome Great quality screw everyone else sounds geat and for $170, I will buy another one if it falls off, live in Jersey and tons of salt and snow no problems here, LOVE IT!
 

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Originally posted by ZEKETRX:
got one on my ZX-3 LOVE IT! Works awesome Great quality screw everyone else sounds geat and for $170, I will buy another one if it falls off, live in Jersey and tons of salt and snow no problems here, LOVE IT!
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Thanks for the info, can you describe the sound, mainly what it's like on the highway at 3000rpms, and at low rpms, driving in town? Also did you feel any power gain from it, and where in the rpm range? thanks in advance
 

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From inside the car the only time you can hear it is between 2300 and 2800 rpms. It sounds like a deep droning sound, not too loud at all. Where it sounds best though is outside the car. Really sweet note.

No power gain without other mods (flexpipe, cams, camgears, cold air intake, etc)

Honestly, if all you have is a catback and say... a K&N filter, you'll lose more torque in the low range than anything.

Maybe one or two horsepower gain tops, 'till you start to add other parts. Those small hp gains will be at the high end of your rpm range, in case you're curious.
 

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My brother was running one on his 94 escort. Pair it with an intake and it is an awsome system for the money. The only thing you need to be worried about is it rusting out. His was rusted pretty bad after about 4 years and yes he did wash it and take care of it. He also has one on his 2000 neon. This one is holding up quite well seems how it never sees winter road salt. It has the sound of a seriously pissed off indy car too :)The way I look at it is if it rusts out in 4 years buy another one, you are still getting off cheaper than buying a higher priced system.
 

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Originally posted by SE_SporT:
I am about to order one. Do they fit the sedans?
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Better check before you order. The sedans are a different length than the ZX3.

[ 01-14-2003, 06:45 AM: Message edited by: bugshack ]
 

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im loving mine. i plan on taking the muffler off and put smaller cannon style on there.
 
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