: Shorty header bought
12-17-2004, 01:24 PM
whats up people I just bought a shorty header from focus central, I should be recieving it next week, but untill I can give my review does anyone else have this header and are there any negitive/positive comments on it?[:)]
12-17-2004, 01:59 PM
Cool did you but a high flow cat or an ORP to go with it
12-17-2004, 02:02 PM
Not yet but the 2.5'' catback from focussport is next most likley going to order it in a week or two.
12-17-2004, 02:17 PM
So you are leaving the stock cat on, if so reamember the header will ware it out alot faster
12-17-2004, 02:27 PM
if you are gonna do headers, save yourself the extra work and put in a hi-flow cat as well.
because without replacing the cat you will still have a constriction in your exhaust system and not have the full power you would like.
12-17-2004, 02:52 PM
the cat is a definite near future upgrade it is just going to have to wait untill my newest ticket is paid but it will not take too long to afford it.
12-17-2004, 03:24 PM
which cat are you going to get the R/T or FC
12-17-2004, 03:45 PM
Hey if I get an ORP will that cut out the second o2 sensor , because I see this thing on focus centrel that will keep the CEL from coming on will I need that to keep my car out of limp mode
12-17-2004, 03:52 PM
I plan to get the focus sport 2.5'' do you know of any cheaper/better and what is R/T
12-17-2004, 04:19 PM
RENDOM TECH high flow cat it cost about 300$ and can be bought at mcnew.com , I have the focus central high flow cat 250$ new from them
12-17-2004, 04:43 PM
The last one I saw from FC was a magnaflow for 319.00 did you get yours on sale?
12-17-2004, 04:49 PM
Oh your talking about catbacks Im talking about catalitic converters to go with you shorty header as a combo deal.Your exaust is broken up into four parts header,cat,flex pipe,catback exaust
12-17-2004, 05:02 PM
In that case I do know about the $225 converter, from FC but are you saying I dont need the exaust rightaway or which is more important the converter or exaust?
I just whent back and looked at FC and saw the high flow cat is for Ztec only is there one for spi and if not my only option would be the ORP right?
If I get an ORP will that cut out the second o2 sensor , because I see this thing on focus centrel that will keep the CEL from coming on will I need that to keep my car out of limp mode
12-17-2004, 05:36 PM
If and when you get an ORP atleast for the zetec they include a o2 cheater not sure for the spi and for you exaust I recomend(spelling) 2.25
12-20-2004, 02:45 PM
the focussport is a 2.25.. not a 2.5
12-30-2004, 05:48 PM
Correction due to a bad shipment of shorty headers from FC I changed my order to race headers, the problem with the shorty shipment is ther was cracks in the weld so now there on back order. But now the question I have is will the race style header blow out my 02 sensor if so how can I prevent it?
12-30-2004, 06:05 PM
No it will not blow out your O2 sensor at least now you dont have to worry about the cat
12-30-2004, 06:16 PM
Yea I also found out that buying the race header set was cheaper than buying the shorty and the ORP seprately.
12-31-2004, 01:35 PM
Normly is,me I got both header and cat for 120 with less then 2,000 mile on them
12-31-2004, 02:56 PM
LUCKY!!!! I'm paying about 350-375 some where around that.
01-01-2005, 02:08 PM
I installed my Race headers on my SPI in july....
In november, my check engine light come on..... Why ? My O2 sensor was not correct... My car was taken 4 month to discover that he run with no catalytic convertor[rolleyes]
A just put a O2 cheater and no more check engine[:)]
01-01-2005, 07:17 PM
Thats good news, right now I have a CEL due to a bad 02, once thats fixed it will be all good. And if you can explain about how much louder did it get rating on a 1-10 scale?
01-02-2005, 01:34 PM
I have a automagic[:D] with AEM CAI , maganflow catback + race headers
From 900 to 2000 RPM , the car sound gentle[:)] Between 3000RPM and 4000RPM, the people who walk on the street know that something is special. After 4000RPM at WOT , people who walk on the street see that something is very very special and don't believe it's a focus[:D] [:D] [:D]
I live in canada and the temperature outside is -17 celsius..... This spring, i would do a sound sample of my setup...[;)]
01-03-2005, 02:11 PM
That sounds great, its always nice to see the look on someones face when they see/hear a focus thats hooked up.
01-03-2005, 08:05 PM
I recieved my header today. But I will not be back on the site untill friday or saturday so I will tell you how it goes.