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G'day,

I dropped into my local exhaust shop a week or two ago & they mentioned that pacemaker have developed a set of extractors for the BA XR8. Also installing these you don’t have to take the motor out. But they take a good few hours to fit!

I gave pacemaker a call & they said they are ready to buy but they haven’t done any dynoing to see what improvements they make.

Has anyone fitted pacemaker extractors to there BA XR8 or can fill us in with some more info!

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greetings memphis
do you know if they are 4 in 1 or are the 4 into 2 & then into 1

if you can get any othe details keep us informed

i would like to know the size of the primary pipes, if they are a tuned length

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lol that sounds very strange. It's ready for sale yet its not dynoed to show that there is actual results? Very very strange indeed!

Surely pacemaker would not risk their reputation by doing this?
 

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I gave pacemaker another call today. The extractors are a 4 into 1 design also retailing around the $750 mark.

Also there claim was today that they are making unrealistic power figures & they want to produce the results on a stock standard XR8 which they haven’t done yet. The told me to call back in a fortnight & they should have the results!

I think with any luck with a good set of extractors there should be a nice increase of power! With my dual exhaust from the cats back I got 14RWKW! So hopefully peacemaker has something to wait for here!

Time will tell....

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any word as to weather they are tuned length or not & also primary pipe diameter & also secondary

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I installed just te headers in a back to back test on my GT and the result was a 7 rear wheel kW.
The rest of the system will be made in a couple of weeks and would expect about a 10 to 15 kW gain. All up the complete system should yield about a realistic 18kW gain at the rears.

The same complete system on an XR8 saw a 19kW gain.

Hope this helps.
 

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hpx will have their extractors released verry soon, if not allready and will give great power gains and motor still stays in
 

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excuse my ignorance but who is "HPX"

as for the pacemaker hedders they are 1 & 5/8 in diameter & vary in length from 19" up to 26"

to me the Herrod Motorsport hedders are a lot better than that, the only advantage ( if you can call it that ) is that the pacemakers do not require the removal of the engine

i am actually looking for something along the lines of a primary @ 1 & 7/8 diameter & around 28" long with a secondary collector size around 3 1/2 diameter

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greetings all
excuse my ignorance but who is "HPX"
Rod, just did a Google/au search and came up with this one.

HM Headers & Parry Exhausts

Address: 67 Wedgewood Road HALLAM VIC 3803
Phone: 03 9796 3366
Facsimile: 03 9796 3444
Email: [email protected]
WWW Address: http://www.hmheaders.com.au
Description: 21 October 2003 11:11 AM
Company Profile - HPX Australia is the coalition of Aussie icons, HM Headers and Perry Exhaust. The companies commenced trading as a unit on July 1st 2002 in Hallam Victoria. This organisation gets its strength from both companies experience and reputation in the Australian Motor Industry, and is one of the few aftermarket exhaust manufacturers with a QS9000 rating. HM Headers and Perry Exhaust commenced business in Victoria in the late sixties. Over the last 30 years both companies developed a name for quality performance exhaust systems in Australia and Overseas specialising in headers and systems for GM, Ford, Toyota, Mitsubishi and others. HPX exhaust products will be widely sought after by not only performance enthusiasts, but also the average motorist who is looking for performance and economy. HPX is recognised as the number 1 header manufacturer in Australia, with affiliations with Holden Special Vehicles (GM), Ford Performance Vehicles (Tickford) and Mitsubishi.
Company Brand Names -HM Headers, Perry Exhausts, Uni-Cat, Accuseal Clamps.

No, i have NO connection to them. Never even heard of them till now. Curiosity got the better of me. (I just like doing research on the net).

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Well no need for me to fill you in on the info about them, when i see a set i will let you know how they look
 

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thanks dragon
i gave them a ring this morning after seeing your post but still not what i am after

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Rod,
In W.A. we have places that can build you what you want in the way of headers/exhausts. I'm sure they would have them in your neck of the woods. Have you tried anyone like that by chance?? Just a thought.

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greetings dragon
yes i have built quite a few sets myself over the years but the problem is i do not want to have the car off the road for a week while i build them

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to me the Herrod Motorsport hedders are a lot better than that, the only advantage ( if you can call it that ) is that the pacemakers do not require the removal of the engine

having removed a couple of mod motors i'd say that's a bloody big advantage over the herrod system
 

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rod said:
greetings all
excuse my ignorance but who is "HPX"

as for the pacemaker hedders they are 1 & 5/8 in diameter & vary in length from 19" up to 26"

to me the Herrod Motorsport hedders are a lot better than that, the only advantage ( if you can call it that ) is that the pacemakers do not require the removal of the engine

i am actually looking for something along the lines of a primary @ 1 & 7/8 diameter & around 28" long with a secondary collector size around 3 1/2 diameter

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rod
having removed a couple of mod motors i'd say thats a bloody big advantage over the herrod system
 

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greetings all
after further research i belive that 1 & 3/4" diameter primary would help it a little lower in the rev range

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having removed a couple of mod motors i'd say thats a bloody big advantage over the herrod system
Our headers can be fitted in with the engine still in the car,the reason we remove it is time factor and we find it far easier.As the pacemaker people say it takes a fair amount of time to fit.We are set up and do a swap in around 2 hrs with no fuss. :edit:
 

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Pacemaker systems will be instore 23rd of this month & will be as follows - dual 57mm T409 stainless with dual square outlets, they will sell for around $1275 inc. gst.
See your local Repco, Autobarn or exhaust store.
 

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I think that price it a bit to much! They quoted me $750 (i called pacemaker) & my local exhaust shop quoted me $850 fitted.
 
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