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pacesetter exhaust

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by Blakwolf9666, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Blakwolf9666

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    ok well i was looking for an exhaust system and came across a pacesetter and was wondering if anyone has used one or knows if it would be worth the money , like good sound quality and what not, id like the performance but not a whole lot of noise like the n1 style crap and relatively cheap
     
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    friend had one on an integra... they are buzzy sounding and rust out quickly :thumbsdown:
     
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    buzzy? what exactly does that mean lol
     
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    means that they have a raspy buzzing sound to them
     
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    I had one. There are no flanges so it does not seal well and you get exhaust noise, unless you get it welded. I just replaced it with the apexi ws2 and I am much happier with my exhaust now.
     
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    I've been running a pacesetter cat back system on my 93 hatch with B18B1 almost 2 years and love the sound and there's no rust or leaks.
    Very happy with the sound and performance.
     
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    you're almost better off running a generic POS from ebay. it will probably sound better and cost less.
     
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    ok so kinda mixed opinions on it then huh lol and ive had one of the cheap n1 style brands that was good for a while then was just too loud even with the silencer in so im not gonna waste money on one of those again
     
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    If you want something that sounds nice you have to spend some money. There's just no way around it. A Pace Setter system is not a good alternative to a cheap E-bay special, it's just a different kind of cheap...
     
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    i had one and it was the worst sytem i ever bought, there junk, the metal is thin they rust easy, and they dont sound good until about 75mph. just find you a used catback like a greddy or tananbe
     
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    Pacesetter... there's a name I haven't heard in 7 years. Even Escort guys (yeah they're out there still) hated Pacesetter, and we only had 3 exhaust options for them.

    I second the Apexi WS2 opinion. :thumbsup:

    I love mine. A little over a year later and it still isn't raspy or rusted out.
     
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    ok well how about a cheap ebay exhaust for the pipes and what not and adding a good axle back?
     
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    if you already have an exhaust.. just buy a better brand axle back, like the apexi ws2..
     
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    no the one i have is a make shift crap thats welded on
     
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    ok.. another $200 and you can get the full exhaust.. lol .. or go to a muffler shop and have them bend you new piping for the muffler..
     
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    My Pacesetter sounds great to me. I can't stand the loud noise of the ebay fartcans. The muffler on my system is a good quality oval that looks a lot like a magnaflow.
    It produces a good deep semi-quiet sound.
    My opinion only.
    I used them for years on VW air cooled cars through the 70's and 80"s. No problems at all.
     
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    checked honda-tech forum as well and got about the same response to stay away from them so i guess its gonna be back to stock for now ... just wish it would stop f**king raining ... i hate miami and especially with no garage :mad:
     
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    I'd say just drop some dough and get a quality exhaust. You won't regret it, and you won't be back here in a couple of years asking for opinions on exhaust systems again... :D
     
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