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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-26-01, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Question Exhaust System

Just got a 91 PLX MTX.

I'm wanting to upgrade the exhaust. What is a good system to go with. I would like to go with borla cat back system but I can't find one that will fit our cars.

I found a pacesetter system in jcwhitney sport compact catalog, but it had a fiberglass packed tip. I don't want the glass pack sound I want the low rumble.

I eventually want to top it out like vulcan power has, but i'm going to go on slowly.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-26-01, 06:44 PM
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Congrats on your newly aquired vehicle! I'm sure you will enjoy it alot!

About the exhaust system. I have a Pacesetter myself, and believe me, with the V6 you DO get a LOW rumble (when the rpms are low), but it also screams loudly under WOT. It does not sound like a bumblebee or anything like that.

Most 1st genners will agree that the Pacesetter is the most cost effective/performance way to go. #1 the pipes are mandrel bent, not many exhaust shops can or will do that without charging you more than the pacesetter. #2 - If you don't like the muffler, many have opted to remove the muffler and get another one. If you like the Borla, you can go with a universal, make sure it's 2.5" input to bolt up to the pacesetter.....

Some people feel that the Pacesetter rusts too quick since it's not stainless steel.......... if you live in salty areas that may be the case. It is thicker than the OEM exhaust, and it will last a long time if you paint it with some rust proof, high temp paint before installation. I have not painted mine, and I've had it for about 3 years now, and the only rust that I've got is on the tips, and it's slight I can clean that off with some chrome cleaner. I am fortunate that my state does not use salt on the roads so that has helped the life of it.

Basically, you won't find an exhaust any cheaper anywhere else. Also, I don't think anyone else makes a cat-back for our car. HKS has one, but it's VERY expensive, and for the price you pay it should be stainless, but it is not.

Hope that helps you out some, anymore questions just ask..

Follow the link in my signature to my homepage and you can see pics of what it looks like on my car..


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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-27-01, 04:13 PM
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About the boring question. I've seen pictures of 1 first gen ATX LX that had it done but never saw it in person. I wouldn't think it would be a problem,but I would do more research on it if you plan to do it.


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When I bought my car it came with a custom cat-back exhaust system. I believe the piping is 2.5", possibly stainless steel, with a glasspack muffler and 3" Pacesetter tip. I've never heard any other 3.0 Probes with exhaust work, so I can't compare, but this system is fairly loud. I wouldn't recommend a glasspack anyway since they are restrictive. My idle settles at 750 RPM's and the exhaust sounds decently deep then. It has a nice powerful tone at wide open throttle. Custom is nice. :) After I added my 3" homemade cold air intake with a conical filter the exhaust got even louder and more aggresive sounding.

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