Fordmods Logo

Quality vs Cost 

 

Page 1 of 2 [ 22 posts ] Go to page 1, 2  Next

 
 Post subject: Quality vs Cost
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:50 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 1310

Joined: 12th Dec 2005

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Ok here's the scenario (retail prices quoted):
Pacemaker 4480 = $550 fitted
Wildcat = $400 fitted

Now, is there really a $150 difference between the wildcat extractors and the pacemakers?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Quality vs Cost
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:21 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 121

Joined: 13th Jun 2005

Ride: 1994 ED FALCON FUTURA

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

AdamN wrote:
Ok here's the scenario (retail prices quoted):
Pacemaker 4480 = $550 fitted
Wildcat = $400 fitted

Now, is there really a $150 difference between the wildcat extractors and the pacemakers?


wildcat? i never heard of em before? get the normal pacies. im pretty sure they got bigger pipes than the competition headers and they are cheaper too.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:26 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 1687

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: 1994 ED Ricer

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

i reckon extractors are extractors..
i hve 150dollar extractors on mine and im still running good times...

up 2 you. the paceys will give u a tad more power but it wont be enough to tell the difference :D
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:17 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 675

Joined: 19th Mar 2005

Gallery: 9 images

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

yeh apparantly Wildcats are made by the Genie company....ive ran the genies b4 and multiple ppl here on FM have genies i find the great for price... so assuming Wildcats are made similar seems good to me
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:26 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 1310

Joined: 12th Dec 2005

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Yeah I've had the wildcats before and there was nothing wrong with them. The guy at the shop said the pacemakers are considered "top of the range", but the difference is minimal. Wildcat are made by Genie.
Looks like I'll be getting wildcat headers, 2.5" exhaust with straight through muffler, a resonator and dump pipe style tip.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:26 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 241

Joined: 8th May 2005

Ride: EF GLi 5-spd & BA 'mont

Location: Albury
NSW, Australia

Ive heard good things about Wildcats. If it was my choice, i'd be goin with the wildcats

 

_________________

Sig pic removed, refer to http://www.fordmods.com/forums/signatur ... 29751.html

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:39 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 52

Posts: 4370

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Ride: BA Fairlane Ghia

Location: Karratha
WA, Australia

AdamN wrote:
Yeah I've had the wildcats before and there was nothing wrong with them. The guy at the shop said the pacemakers are considered "top of the range", but the difference is minimal. Wildcat are made by Genie.
Looks like I'll be getting wildcat headers, 2.5" exhaust with straight through muffler, a resonator and dump pipe style tip.

What about a 6inch cannon??? :D
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:43 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 1310

Joined: 12th Dec 2005

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

*shudders* ewww
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:37 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 11103

Joined: 15th Nov 2004

Ride: AU III XR8 Pursuit 250 ute

Location: Hobart
TAS, Australia

Personally I'd got the Pacemaker! I got comps for $440.00 fitted locally!

 

_________________

Heaps of performance EF/L parts for sale, including supercharged VCT motor!

2002 Ford AU Series III Falcon XR8 Pursuit 250 ute - 5.6L of V8 Windsor!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:42 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 1310

Joined: 12th Dec 2005

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

A $100 saving is 3 cartons of beer... case closed :)
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:54 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 11103

Joined: 15th Nov 2004

Ride: AU III XR8 Pursuit 250 ute

Location: Hobart
TAS, Australia

O, and the price for the Wildcats also seems exxy to me!

 

_________________

Heaps of performance EF/L parts for sale, including supercharged VCT motor!

2002 Ford AU Series III Falcon XR8 Pursuit 250 ute - 5.6L of V8 Windsor!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:20 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 48

Posts: 7029

Joined: 18th Apr 2005

Location: Hobart
TAS, Australia

I'm running wildcat 21x, $320 installed. kick a** low down torque from 1300 to 4900rpm plus left over cash for JD & a case of CASCADE LAGER. :wink:

Don't get sucked into marketing by the big names, thats what you bay for to recover the cost.

Wildcats are just as good with the right gears.

 

_________________

Mind f**k!!! it works on feeble minded ignorant sheeples... there's plenty of em on this site... some are very intelligent but by god they are so thick!!!

Pakrat wrote:
You can buy them seppertly

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:43 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 50

Posts: 480

Joined: 10th Feb 2005

Gallery: 28 images

Ride: EF Fairmont Station Wagon.

Power: 150 rwkw

Location: Mandurah
WA, Australia

I agree, I'm running the Wildcat 21X extractors with a 2 1/2" exhaust and cat. Got the auto fairmont station wagon down to 15.9 sec 1/4's.

 

_________________

4.0L EF Fairmont Station Wagon. EL GT Snorkel. K&N Pod in air box. 3" Intake piping.
Home port job. 1636 Wade cam. Wildcat Extractors, 2 1/2" cat and exhaust.
2200/2400rpm Dominator More Stall. Stage two mechanical shift kit. 3.73 4 pinion LSD. 15.078 @ 92mph.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:06 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 1380

Joined: 13th Dec 2004

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: BA GT

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

yep, i got the wildcats! not too shabby at all!!! but the price you got quoted for on the wildcats is a bit pricey! i got wildcat extractors plus 2.5 mandrel plus high flow cat plus a high flow muffler for $800!
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:28 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 1310

Joined: 12th Dec 2005

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Where from?
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2  [ 22 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 23 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:38 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names