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Old 11-26-2006, 09:25 PM
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Or is the price difference because of their materials?

Is the Pacesetter made cheap because it's inexpensive compared to the top end ones? Does it make less power?
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Old 11-26-2006, 09:28 PM
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https://ls1tech.com/forums/showthrea...4&page=1&pp=20

heres the thing guys we have a little debate on which is better and which will put out more. if you guys have anything to say please post cuz these guys are funny idiots

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Old 11-26-2006, 09:59 PM
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Default Pacesetters vs Kooks.. any HP difference?

Or is the price difference because of their materials?

Is the Pacesetter made cheap because it's inexpensive compared to the top end ones? Does it make less power?
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kooks may make like 5hp more tops and tis stainless. eitherway go with apce settders kooks charges for their name
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that's pretty much what I thought too..

any other opinions?
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It's mostly a material/quality thing. Kooks might make a little bit more hp because of the velocity spike in the collector, but the big price difference is based Kooks being stainless steel.
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i wish i couldve put kooks on my ride but i didnt have the money

pacesetters work just fine but if you dont mind paying the extra and plan on keeping your car for a long time stainless is the way to go
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wow.... lol

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ah, ok, so it's mainly materials.. and a TAD bit of performance.. but nothing drastic or even really noticable?
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Originally Posted by Asmodeus
ah, ok, so it's mainly materials.. and a TAD bit of performance.. but nothing drastic or even really noticable?
basically. IMO, QTP's are the better deal as they have HVMC's and may make even more power than kooks (definitely as much) and are cheaper.

pacesetters are regarded as the best bang for the buck header out there.
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I am going to merge these two together since you already moved it.
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I have the pacesetter lt's, they're perfect, I wouldn't go with any other brand. kooks 1 7/8 aren't going to make a difference untill your getting into big cubes, my buddy has heads/cam, 383 stroker and a 150 shot, he's been told by multiple speed shops that he may actually lose power by going to the kooks over his pacesetters.
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So for the average LS1 regarding LT the length of the tubes how they are routed from the ports to the collector the firing order the style and length of the collector and the od of the tubing is not important enough to make much difference no matter whatbrand u use. So they all have about the same HP and torque at about the same rpm range. The only difference is price-fit and longevity.
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150 shot... yea that'll help you loose power too in the end.


400hp+ i would say you should hit up kooks but if your just looking for something nice and enjoyable with a pretty good sound go with pacesetters.

my buddy has a 98 WS6 with pacesetters and corsa catback. ****** abnoxious!
it all your opinion and how much $$$ you got.
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Which ones? Dont they make 2 styles or sizes?
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They make Kooks in four sizes:

1 3/4"
1 7/8"
1 3/4" stepped to 1 7/8"
1 7/8" stepped to 2"

We're talking about the 1 3/4" Kooks here. Or at least should be.
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Choose Kooks for material/fitment, power wise it isn't a farts difference in a hurricane. I'm proud of my Kooks headers under the hood. That stainless looks sooooo nice coming off of the heads.
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I love the stainless headers over coated ones.
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