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Old 07-17-2015, 12:37 PM   #1
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Pacesetter h-pipe

I am converting my 98 v6 to dual exhaust. So I bought a pacesetter h-pipe adapter for my car. And all the reviews on it are great and say how wonderful It is and how easy it is to put on. One problem, I can't get the thing on to save my life. I cut the pipes in the exactly the right spot that the directions said but still cannot get it to fit on. Anyone have this and has any advice?


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Old 07-17-2015, 04:34 PM   #2
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i've gotta x-pipe from pypes and same problem.i ended up taking it to the local exhaust shop and it even caused him some headaches.unless you have the right tools you may have to do the same thing.thats the only advise i can give ya.whataya got goin for the rest of the exhaust?
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:00 PM   #3
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I did it in my garage with simple tools and with no issues at all, what exactly the problem that you have?


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Old 07-17-2015, 06:20 PM   #4
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Got some slp loudmouths. I did get it to work but it's a little weird. It's crooked. So the cross members of the h pipe aren't straight and fully in the other tube. So I didn't think it was a problem till I got to the back and the pipe that goes around my gas tank is pushed back and hits my gas tank. But the other side is fine.


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I can't get the h pipe to go into my old pipes at all. Like they don't line up.


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Old 07-20-2015, 10:55 AM   #5
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Did you make sure that you are installing the h pipe in the correct position? maybe you got the h pipe flipped, the driver side with the passenger side? If you know what I mean.
I got the slp too, I'll take a picture for my install and post it, maybe it will help!


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Old 07-20-2015, 11:05 AM   #6
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I've got it in right. It won't go on flipped cuz the passenger side if bent to fit the bend in the stock tube


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I couldn't really get a good shots because the spot where the h pipe meets the mid pipe is covered with the clamps, add to that the car was low to take a good picture, but I'll post what I got.


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Those pics look good. Thanks. I'll post some of mine so you can see what I mean


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Old 07-20-2015, 01:10 PM   #10
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I also remembered that when I was installing it, I had to install the driver's side h-pipe first and then had to push the passenger's side mid-pipe away from the driver side to let the passenger's side h-pipe fit in there.


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Old 07-20-2015, 01:26 PM   #11
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Pacesetter h-pipe

My mid-pipe cuts from the catalytic converters outside welds are:

3-1/8" driver side
2-3/8" passenger side


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Old 07-20-2015, 01:28 PM   #12
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From where?


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Old 07-20-2015, 01:31 PM   #14
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From the outside weld.
I don't remember why I didn't follow the cut measure instructions, but it worked for me.
Though the cuts are same as the instruction from the inside weld, about 2 inches.


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Old 07-20-2015, 01:33 PM   #15
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Mine told me 2inches from the O2 sensor on the driver side and 6-3/8 from the weld on the passenger side of the y pipe


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Old 07-20-2015, 01:39 PM   #16
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You need to install the two pieces of the h-pipe first and get them straight, and then try to install the h-pipe ends to the mid-pipe ends which it will not be easy because the distance between the two mid-pipe ends is a little bit less than the distance between the two h-pipe ends, you need to push the mid-pipe ends away from each other to get both h-pipe ends in.


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Old 07-20-2015, 01:41 PM   #17
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Not sure about your instructions, but here is what the pdf instruction says!

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Old 07-20-2015, 01:42 PM   #18
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Unless this is a different production than mine which has a different instructions, but I got the instructions from the AM website.


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I have a 98. It's different than the 99


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Makes sense now.


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