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Old 02-26-2014, 06:27 PM   #1
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K member and longtubes are installed!

So this past weekend me and my buddy spent a total of about 13 hours working on my car. We dropped the stock K member and I installed a PA racing tubular K member and Pacesetter Longtube headers. So a lot of cussing and grunting went on but in the end it was totally worth it, the weight between the stock K and the tubular is night and day!!

The longtubes fit great with zero issues with the new K member. I also installed urethane motor mounts and an O/R x pipe. The K member was a super right for but other then that it was great. I re used the stock A arms and suspension. I had a stock set of springs lying around so I cut those and installed them. The ride was great and handled amazing. The cut springs also lowered the front end to the perfect height I wanted!! Overall I was amazed at how easy the install was for me and my friend to do it on jackstaffs at his apartment complex lol all it took was care and we took our time. Now for the all important part!! (Pictures)

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Old 02-26-2014, 11:36 PM   #2
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Nice I bet there's more space with new I member huh
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:59 AM   #3
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Oh yeah it's crazy man lol
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:02 PM   #4
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Sweet! Did using the stock a arms move your tires forward or backward any?
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:39 PM   #5
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Nope stock position with the PA Racing k member
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:52 PM   #6
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The the tubular k member gives you more clearance? I heard of lots of people having to take a hammer to their LTs to get them to fit without touching anything


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No hammering at all except to get my A arms in but they are old and I suspect my car has been in a front end accident before but other then that it for good
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Nope stock position with the PA Racing k member
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:07 PM   #9
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Yeah it's a great product no complaints from me at all, an even the cheapo pacesetter longtubes fit like a glove so I'm sure if you had a better brand the fit would still be the same
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Hmmm, Slow4V just did Pacesetters on his buddie's car and said he had a ****ton of issues and would not recommend them. Might have been a stock K though. I'm wondering how well they are going to hold up, I'd say they would be a good candidate to get ceramic coated but a good blasting/coating is $350 around here for longtubes. Plus the price of them and you are right at SLP territory.

What midpipe is that btw?
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:25 AM   #11
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That's the pacesetter x pipe that's supposed to mate to the headers.
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Yeah I found it on AM later on. I guess the fit/finish is a little hit or miss on these things from what I'm reading. Have never used them personally so I dunno. Looks like you got a good set so very nice. Still, I'd be worried about them getting crudded up in a few years at least around here where they salt the roads. I don't plan to ever drive this car in the ice/snow or when the roads are all white powder from the salt but still... Will be driving it in the rain as long as the temps are near 40 or above.

I'm guessing the paint smoked off right after initial start up? I'm assuming it would if its not ceramic and it isn't. Every single time I've had painted headers or painted them myself its just a smoke show.
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Haha yeah I've never painted headers before and I bought paint that's supposed to have ceramic in it and be up to 2000 degrees but yeah start up and smoke!!!!! But it's whatever
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Well I just called the local powdercoater to see if his prices are still the same. $325 to have a set of longtubes blasted and coated inside/out. Plus the $260 these are that is $585. Something to think about I guess to save $200-$300 on the SLP and the fact that the Pacesetter X pipe is OR and dirt cheap vs the SLP is something else.

I may grab these when I do my K member. Test fit them first and if they fit well then off to the coater. If not then return.
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Yeah that's always a good call to see if they will work or not
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The funny thing is to read the reviews about these on various places and it seems like in every thread someone is *****ing about the black paint flaking off and getting all mad. It clearly states on multiple vendors that the coating is to protect the headers during storage/shipping and is not to be expected to hold up on a running car. Idiots...

And yeah I've used that "super omg lactating nipples of jeebus" exhaust spray paint before. Smokeshow on startup and flaking off a month later. Either get them powdercoated or go bareback.
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Yeah I have noticed that lol lesson learned and they are on the car already so kinda just going to let it ride like they are lol
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Also, are you using a stock steering shaft or a MM/FR one? Which K member is that BTW?
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I'm using the stock shaft as of the moment, eventually I would like to upgrade to a solid shaft and it's the PA racing K member
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