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wranglerRyan
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:25 am    Post subject: Pacesetter headers? Reply with quote

I have a 97 4cyl wrangler and my exshaust manifold is cracked and i was looking into getting an aftermarket header and down pipe. Pacesetter makes a nice kit. and i was wondering if any one has had any experience with them. I know banks and borla have some very nice applications but i what something cheaper and also with the same reliablity.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally, I'd use the cracked OEM manifold before I'd put anything Pacesetter on my vehicles. Banks and possibly Clifford make 4 cyl headers.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Pacesetter headers? Reply with quote

wranglerRyan wrote:
I have a 97 4cyl wrangler and my exshaust manifold is cracked and i was looking into getting an aftermarket header and down pipe. Pacesetter makes a nice kit. and i was wondering if any one has had any experience with them. I know banks and borla have some very nice applications but i what something cheaper and also with the same reliablity.
Thanks


I've never owned a 4 cyl, but from what I read, it is very easy to kill the bottom end torque on one of them with aftermarket exhaust and intake mods. The 4 cyl engine starts out low in torgue and combine that with a reduction due to mods, you could end up with a less than satisfactory setup.

If it was mine, and I know it isn't, I would put a stock manifold back on it. If I was concerned about a performance increase, I would re-gear.

FWIW.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More often than not, "same reliability" & "Cheaper" don't go together. You get what you pay for. I too would go with a factory exhaust manifold. But then again, it is your rig. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure about the I4 but the pacesetter headers suck they 'll crack faster than the stock ones with some aftermarket headers are life time but yes they brake too I know I have the banks and it lasted only 2 years it cracked in 6 places watch what you buy cheap is cheap.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had a Pacesetter Header on my 97 4 banger for 2 years now. The first one I got blew a weld out on the CARB badge. Pacesetter sent me a new one out and gave me 30 days to send them the bad one back. They stood behind it no problem. As for losing torque, I would say NO, if anything, I gained some. Together with the Header, I put in a hi-flow cat and Magnaflow muffler. I sound like a little rice burner, but at least it works well.

If I had to do it all over again, I would do it the same.

BTW pay the little extra and get it ceramic coated. Well worth it!!!!


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TJ Apex
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I myself would go with the Banks header. There stuff is always quality, you get what you pay for...
A buddy has a 99 4.0L with a set of banks headers with ceramic coating that are at least 5 years old and still look brand new.
He says it helped with torque and a little in gas mileage too, plus the sound is nice and crisp.
I wish I had the money...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so far the best i've incountered is my borla headers pricey....but worth every penny.
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wranglerRyan
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i got the Pacesetter Header for my tj and put it on the other day. nice throttle respones and i have a little more top end.
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