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Old 02-02-2012, 10:06 PM   #1
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need advice on headers...

Hey guys i just bough a gto and was trying to get new headers for it... Right now i only have a volant intake, spintech cat-back and a gmm shifter... I was looking at the pacesetters and kooks LT's but i wanted to c if u guys knew wat the diffrences are from each other... other den the money and dat kooks are stainless...
i've heard fitting problems wit PS but idk if its already been fixed...
And u guy's experience with them...
I dont know much about performance parts but thanks for ur help in advance...
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:41 PM   #2
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I'm happy with my American Racing Headers.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:10 PM   #3
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I have the pacesetter lt's and love them. The first headers that PS came out with, people were having fitment problems around the steering rack. That's been fixed.
I had no problems fitting my headers. They also made a huge difference in sound and performance. So, for the money, I couldn't be happier.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:50 AM   #4
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what type of pacesetters did u get the coated ones...?
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:18 AM   #5
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Didn't get coated. But, I did wrap them and hvent had any problems with them at all. Have had them on my car for about 2.5 years
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:16 AM   #6
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Im happy with my pacesetters too. I got the pacesetter coating on them. Up top they look good. Underneath the car its starting to show a little surface rust. Over all, best bang for the buck.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:10 PM   #7
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i have pacesetters with coating as well. for the money they arent bad at all. couldnt see myself spending 800- 1k for headers.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:25 PM   #8
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I didn't get the coating because I figured it wouldn't be needed here in San Antonio. Wrapping them is awesome though. 5-10 minutes after driving for a while, you can actually grab the headers with your bare hands without burning yourself. So it keeps ALOT of heat out from under the hood!
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:33 PM   #9
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what did u wrapped them with..?

oh and by the way do you need a tune after boltons..?
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:43 PM   #10
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Yeah you're going to need a tune.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:58 PM   #11
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what do u guys think about the slp custom tuned diablo predator programmer...?
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:19 PM   #12
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It's a header/exhaust heat wrap (which can be found at any auto parts store). I bought mine at pep boys.
And yes, you'll have to tune afterwards.
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:08 AM   #13
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so ill b getting pacesetters LT's and a dyno tune not a programer...
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:17 PM   #14
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I lost almost 15rwhp with a handhelp tuner (Diablosport) compared to an actual tune. You will also be able to program much more in an actual tune. Good luck, bud.
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:49 AM   #15
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Thanks every one..
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:36 AM   #16
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I bought the OBX stainless with the off road kit and they were only $550 shipped and the fit was great no problems with the steering rack.
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