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looking for a good sounding exhaust out of the 1.9 liter motor...

what are some of the set-ups you are all running...

nothing too loud, just a nice exhaust note...

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Your only 2 options right now for a 1.9L scort are the Pacesetter cat-back system, and having a system custom-bent by an exhaust shop along with the muffler of your choice. The first option will cost around $200-250, the custom exhaust $400-500 or so depending on what muffler you want.

I just got the Pacesetter system on my 94 LX. I would call it loud, but whether it´s too loud is really a matter of taste I guess. I´m happy with the volume, but would probably find it annoying if it were any louder. As for sound quality, again very subjective. It sounds pretty good, a lot better than stock, but a little raspy. A deeper sound would be better, but it´s also not that swarm of hornets sound that some Hondas make.

So far I´ve had some rattles and vibrations since the system went on, partly cause the installation wasn´t done right the first time I think, so take care with the install. To learn more about the Pacesetter system, look at the "Pictures added to..." post or do a search for "pacesetter."

Hope this helps ya out! :p
 

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IMO...Pacesetter is crap. get a custom job done
 

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i had mine custom done 2.25" catback, with dynomax superturbo muffler for $400 with tax, and that´s Candian funds, close to $275 USD, oh, and that´s including a $40 ractive exhaust tip (but it´s the best looking tip i´ve seen). price shop around! go custom!
 

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if you want a custom exhaust job done for cheap, try your local high school or trades school. They usually only charge around 10% over parts so my entire 2 1/2" custom exhaust from the cat back was $225. This also included a $90 muffler. The quality is good, welds are good, only downside was it took about 3 weeks. just my "50 cent" hahah
 

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As I noted on another thread I´m developing a 2.25" mandrel bent system for the GT. I´d do one for the LX but I don´t have one to model it off of. If someone has an old LX system laying around that I could use to get a new system designed off of I´d be willing to knock some off the price for them.
 

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25-02-2003 at 09:51, DemonicEGT wrote:
IMO...Pacesetter is crap. get a custom job done
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Since I´m not 100% satisfied with my Pacesetter system, my advice to you too would be to go custom if you can afford it.
 

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2 and a half custom borla exhaust...sounds real beefy. My cat is 2 and a quarter because engine isnt turboed yet so i wanted to keep the back pressure. When i get the the turbo installed, i´ll swap the cat back out.
 

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26-02-2003 at 07:43, 2redscorts wrote:
Since I´m not 100% satisfied with my Pacesetter system, my advice to you too would be to go custom if you can afford it.
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Had my exhaust adjusted again today, and finally got rid of the rattling, so I´m happy again. :p
Only thing is for what I´ve spent on this I could have gone with a custom system.
 

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LOL Pacesetter is crap, their products rarely fit correctly and the flanges always leak. There´s a shop down here in S.FL that will custom mandrel bend a 2.25" catback system for 180.00 + the muffler and tip.
 

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pacesetter can be crap- on certain models.
the kit for the 1.8 is designed better, imo opinion. i like mine and have had no problems no rattles no leaks, nothing. it´s still better quality than midas.:)
it is a bit loud for small towns though

4dr. GT?

[ This message was edited by: thefirstblusuki on 14-03-2003 01:02 ]
 

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HI tuning PPlZ!

Okay, i wanted to change my header on my 1.9 L...some guys told me to buy a pacesetter header....i was convinced at first, but then I checked some sites on the web and here is the results of my search..Do not buy pacesetter hehehe....A custum header is better....

Go here to see why !!! it´s very interesting!http://www.escortfocus.com/html/headers.html

Tell me if that guy is right too :)
 

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BOO YA!!! SEABRING makes exhaust for the 1.8 scorts!!! they dont make those on just any car...i found it on their site the other day but i´m scared to price it...
 

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I had my exhaust custom bent, got a magnaflow stainless cat, and a magnaflow mirror finish muffler and it cost $260. Got the muffler and cat off ebay, both brand new in box, and had the exhaust done locally once I had the parts. The pacesetter cat-back piping is not too bad, but the muffler sucks. I actually almost bought it just for the pipe because there is no place around here with a mandrel bender. Most places sell it for about the $150 range, and definitely do not pay more than $250 for a custom bent pipe and muffler (unless of course you get a ridiculously expensive muffler).
 

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i like his point about back pressure that you wont loose power cause if you are trying to get the freest flowing engine you dont want back pressure and if you have to much back pressure you will run hot because it5 will retain more heat

so have no back pressure makes you run cooler in turn running better lasting longer making more power which to me sound like good things not bad everyone always seems to say that the only time you want no back pressure is when you are going to turbo well thats not true if you can get rid of more exaust you can intake more air hmmmm.... POWER!!!!!!!!
 

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not with a 4 popper :-D
the choice of muffler will be one of the greatest factors unless you do some variation in your piping like Blade did - 2¼ catback then 2½ axle back then dual magnaflow or something like that. you gotta engineer the sound to how you want it
 

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yeah sure no backpressure is great... if you always run close to redline. You kill your bottom end by opening it up to much. I agree with a lot of what is on that site. He kinds just pushes aside scavenging though. The trick is setting it up so you have enough torque (what you feel in the low end the most) in the lower ranges as well as the upper. Torque is more important IMHO than pure HP numbers.

check out THE LINK
 
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