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are PEM's worth it?

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How many people have bought PEM's and wished they'd have gotten headers? basically im wondering whether to go the cheap route, or get the headers after the winter.
 

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PEMs sure are worth it..

i only bought headers because i was getting them for $145 off the new price... even though they were NIB
 

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i had my PEM's installed last week(thanks Ron V.!) and i am completely satisfied.
even though i cannot find 100 octane around here anymore :angry: i have noticed my gas mileage went up and it seems to pull stronger in the higher RPM range..although i did have 1.75 Gen 0ne rockers installed at the same time too.
my PEM's are uncoated Pector pems with a wrapped crossover. . i wasnt willing to spend $600-800 for a set of headers. . and with PEM's, i can always upgrade to a turbo set-up :D . im not at all sorry i got them. do your homework and decide which ones to go with.. keep in mind the wrapped PEM's have a funky smell for the first few hundred or so miles, and the ceramic coated ones are supposed to dissipate heat more effectively. (thats open for argument) headers would likely be better if you decided to do heavy mods later on.
 

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i wanna hit 12's and intercool it. it is worth it to get headers fro any airflow reasons?
 

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Originally posted by 98GTPquickRB@Nov 21 2005, 12:04 PM
i wanna hit 12's and intercool it.  it is worth it to get headers fro any airflow reasons?
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high 12's are possible,im running them and im going to be pretty close to 12's soon
 
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Originally posted by 98GTPquickRB@Nov 20 2005, 11:10 AM
How many people have bought PEM's and wished they'd have gotten headers?  basically im wondering whether to go the cheap route, or get the headers after the winter.
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A nice set of PEMs is totally worth it and very doable for a modder w/average mech skills.
 

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I was disappointed when I went from "MY" front ported header/ONLY to TOG headers, and still not sure i'm satisfied..
 

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Originally posted by CoolGTX@Nov 21 2005, 08:26 PM
I was disappointed when I went from "MY" front ported header/ONLY to TOG headers, and still not sure i'm satisfied..
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i think once u go past mid 12's you have to go tog's or go turbo
and pem's you can go turbo, pretty much depends on what your trying to do i guess, list what Et's your trying to hit or horsepower you wnat and that will decide
 

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Originally posted by smknL67@Nov 22 2005, 10:53 AM
ported exhaust manifolds P.e.m's....its a port job on stock manifolds pretty much
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Thanks! I assume it's relatively inexpensive, at least compared to headers?
 

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How much louder will pems make the car? I already have the James Dean exhaust, u bend delete and downpipe. Will the pems make the car much louder? I don't really wanna be any louder than what I currently am.
 

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I think it'll increase the loudness just a bit but it'll also give it a deeper tone.
 

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Originally posted by frankenstinesy@Nov 22 2005, 02:32 PM
How much louder will pems make the car? I already have the James Dean exhaust, u bend delete and downpipe. Will the pems make the car much louder? I don't really wanna be any louder than what I currently am.
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Whatever volume difference there may be, it's nominal. You'd never be able to tell.
 

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Originally posted by Mike K+Nov 22 2005, 02:57 PM-->
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@Nov 22 2005, 02:32 PM
How much louder will pems make the car? I already have the James Dean exhaust, u bend delete and downpipe. Will the pems make the car much louder? I don't really wanna be any louder than what I currently am.
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Whatever volume difference there may be, it's nominal. You'd never be able to tell.
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true that! :)
 

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Originally posted by frankenstinesy@Nov 22 2005, 03:32 PM
How much louder will pems make the car? I already have the James Dean exhaust, u bend delete and downpipe. Will the pems make the car much louder? I don't really wanna be any louder than what I currently am.
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i dont think the PEMs made a bit of difference in sound..
my resonator and Ubend are gone, i think that removing the resonator made the biggest difference in sound.
 

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