From direct replacement catalytic converters to high-performance aftermarket headers, the Pacesetter brand has been a trusted name in exhaust parts in the US for nearly four decades. And what makes Pacesetter so successful is its dedication to quality materials and continuous innovation. In its main facilities in Phoenix, Arizona, Pacesetter leads the industry in the research and development of new technologies that lead to increased horsepower, cleaner emissions, and longer engine operating life. The company also prides itself for its custom-made line of cutting-edge exhaust system components for muscle cars and select vehicle marques.
Quality catalytic converters
The catalytic converter among the first exhaust products by Pacesetter and continues as one its bestsellers to this day. Nowadays, Pacesetter offers both direct-fit and high performance catalytic converters. Pacesetter direct-fit converters, which are available in manifold, pre-cat, and under-car configurations, are designed and machined in precise detail to meet the OEM specifications for specific vehicle models. This results in converters that perfectly match the fit and function of their factory counterparts. But for those looking for a bit more bang for their buck, Pacesetter\'s performance catalytic converters offer increased horsepower and torque than standard converter units. All of these catalytic converters feature CNC-machined stainless steel components, mandrel-bent tubing, honeycomb catalyst configurations, and mounts for factory heat shields and oxygen sensors.
Another bestseller in the company\'s catalog, Pacesetter performance headers are meant to replace the exhaust manifold to increase the flow of exhaust from the engine to the muffler. These headers feature mandrel-bent, 16-gauge mild steel tubing and port-matched, CNC-machine flanges. The headers are also coated with a black powdercoated finish to protect it against rust and scratches, although buyers can opt to upgrade to an Armor Coat finish, which is a special metallic-ceramic coating that does not discolour, resists chipping, flaking, or peeling, and helps cool down exhaust temperatures. In addition, Pacesetter headers are shipped as a kit that comes included with hardware, gaskets, and illustrated instructions and are backed with a three-year manufacturer\'s warranty.
Pacesetter performance headers are compatible with a variety of vehicle makes, including those from vintage or discontinued marques like Oldsmobile, Datsun, Eagle, and Saturn. Buyers can also choose from a selection of tubing and collector diameters for an even more customized fit.
Aftermarket performance exhaust systems
For a total exhaust overhaul, Pacesetter offers a complete performance exhaust kit that promises to improve the overall performance of the car\'s exhaust system and the engine itself. The systems make use of extra-large, 16-gauge mandrel bent tubing and low back-pressure, high-flow mufflers to produce a cooler exhaust gas that, in turn, helps improve engine horsepower. Rust-resistant aluminized steel is used for the body of the mufflers and tubing, while the exhaust tips are manufactured from high-grade stainless steel with mirror-like chrome plating.
Pacesetter performance exhaust systems are designed to replace the stock muffler system with minimal modifications required. In some models, the system can be simply bolted on straight to the car\'s factory catalytic converter. In addition, each system includes the necessary hardware and owner\'s manual.