pacesetter exhaust [Archive] - GrandAmGT.com Forum

PDA

View Full Version : pacesetter exhaust


burgett2103
07-05-2010, 10:58 PM
those of you with the pacesetter exhaust have you been satisfied with it?

cardude007617
07-06-2010, 12:02 AM
yes i was. for a cheap exhaust... it was pretty good. granted i didnt have the car more than a year and a half after i put it on, but the time i did i enjoyed it pretty well.

did i notice gains? not really...

wrestleandrun
07-06-2010, 12:14 AM
I like the sound of it. Required a little modification of pipes so it doesn't rattle but something is still rattling every once in awhile in the muffler. Though I'm pretty happy with it.

Mattyj724
07-06-2010, 05:01 AM
i like it for a cheap one... i never heard any rattle.. i thought it was really easy to put on.. i still have it on my car right now

i_ammetal
07-06-2010, 11:39 AM
I like the sound of it. Required a little modification of pipes so it doesn't rattle but something is still rattling every once in awhile in the muffler. Though I'm pretty happy with it.

I get the rattle from the heat shield protecting the fuel tank rubbing against the pipe before the muffler.... not the actual muffler... ?


I'm happy with my kit.

I originally wanted the raspy tone like from flowmaster's, but after hearing them on some GA'S locally tearing down the highway or on the street i realized I don't want that annoying tone.

At first I thought pacesetter were a bunch of cheap bastards, but i realized they designed the muffler perfectly. Just watch your Clamps after a year or so because they might rust out.

wrestleandrun
07-06-2010, 01:24 PM
I did have some pipe rattle, had to take it off and bend it. Though there is something in the muffler that rattles, I can tell when i move the muffler a bit I can hear it inside rattling.

burgett2103
07-06-2010, 08:09 PM
alright thanks guys, i'll probably order that kit and cut off and weld on the tips i like.

i_ammetal
07-07-2010, 11:02 AM
alright thanks guys, i'll probably order that kit and cut off and weld on the tips i like.

Good idea. The tips that come with the kit looks kinda cheesy.

burgett2103
07-07-2010, 03:20 PM
haha yea i have the perfect tips in mind, probably order them from my buddy's exhaust shop

cardude007617
07-14-2010, 10:56 AM
i didnt mind the tips, the yellow stripe is tape and comes right off...

boost21
07-14-2010, 11:44 AM
Ive had mine for 3-4 years now without issue.

RPO3
07-14-2010, 07:58 PM
Love mine, had it since May.

burgett2103
07-14-2010, 09:53 PM
thanks for the input, boys.

B Weezy
07-26-2010, 07:26 PM
Bump. Any welding required to put this setup on? i might buy http://cpwstore.carpartswholesale.com/catalog/details/Pontiac/Grand_Am/Pacesetter/Exhaust_System/2001/P40881474.html
It says it will fit the 2.4l but not anything for the 3.4l

will it?

G.I.Ceo
07-26-2010, 07:47 PM
those of you with the pacesetter exhaust have you been satisfied with it?
I have one on my civic that's been on for a few years and the down pipe is starting to rust. But hey you get what you pay for. For the price you can't beat it.

B Weezy
07-26-2010, 07:56 PM
I have one on my civic that's been on for a few years and the down pipe is starting to rust. But hey you get what you pay for. For the price you can't beat it.

What? so it wasnt a cat back then?

G.I.Ceo
07-26-2010, 08:17 PM
What? so it wasnt a cat back then? No it is a cat-back exhaust. I have had a problem with the pipe coming from the catalytic converter forever. Never could get it to seal tight all the way and I messed with it so much that I finally just gave up.

i_ammetal
07-27-2010, 12:10 PM
No it is a cat-back exhaust. I have had a problem with the pipe coming from the catalytic converter forever. Never could get it to seal tight all the way and I messed with it so much that I finally just gave up.

So the pipe after the cat? Because that wouldn't be the downpipe...

If its not that then the problem shouldn't of come from the pacesetter kit...