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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by rickyticky, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Oct 19, 2009 at 10:02 AM
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    I have a 97 taco with a 2.7
    come to find out my exhaust manifold is cracked. I am thinking about ordering the pacesetter header for it instead of a stock one.

    anyone have any experience on good aftermarket headers?
     
  2. Oct 19, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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  7. Oct 19, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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    Stay away from Pace setter. Doug Thorley, LCE, and North West Off road are some quality headers.
     
  8. Oct 19, 2009 at 6:09 PM
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    holy crap.... all those other headers are expensive....

    the pace setter was 170 shipped.

    why should i stay away from them?
     
  9. Oct 19, 2009 at 7:01 PM
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    The quality sucks. I havent seen one that didnt leak.
     
  10. Oct 19, 2009 at 9:38 PM
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    What kind of leak? Like the tubes split? Or the gaskets?

    Also I have a friend that claims he took the manifold off an 02 taco with a 2.7 and says it fits perfect. And it's a nicer tubular. Any conformation on this?
     
  11. Oct 19, 2009 at 9:46 PM
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    I have seen them leak from the welds, gaskets, and a couple have had warped flanges.
     
  12. Oct 20, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    I have an 00 with a cracked manifold...How easy is it to do yourself? I have 317K and already changed it once...think they may have put a used one on.
     
  13. Oct 20, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    Not hard. The hardest part id 1 little bolt on the back of the engine. Use a small mirror if you need to find it.
     
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    I have the LCE header, and I know it is very expensive but the build quality so far is excellent. x2 on the POS pace setter. I have the stock manifold setting here in my room collecting dust if anyone is interested, no crackes, has about 80k on it, never seen MUD. PM me if interested, but I would recomend the lce if the funds are there. BTW the North Western wont fit on an automatic in the floor.:( I guess clerance issues?
     
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    The NWOR will fit, but the auto tranny dip stick needs to be bent just a little bit.
     
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    Ok did not know. just going by what the application chart said at the very bottom of there web site. Is the north western design any better than the lce header or are they prety much the same from a performance perspective?
     
  17. Oct 20, 2009 at 9:12 PM
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    I've heard lots of good rep about the LCE and am personally a fan. I replaced my broken manifold with an OEM manifold and couldn't be happier honestly. Does anyone know why the split the way they do. I looked at it and the stock manifold just looks really weak in that particular area. Then again there shouldn't be any flexion/tension on that area... one of the many mysteries of life.
     
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    Is there any welding involved with Exhaust manifold replacement? Or strictly bolt on?
     
  19. Oct 21, 2009 at 6:16 AM
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    I like the NWOR better for the 2.7 as it really beefs up the midrange. The NWOR is great for bottom and midrange power gain, where as the LCE gives more on top.
     
  20. Oct 21, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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    I noticed that the lce did not give very much low end:( ( thats mainly what i wanted), but it does have a killer top end say from 40mph and above at WOT.:D
     
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