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Old 09-26-2011, 12:11 PM   #71
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You could leave the resonater muffler to keep it quite.
Now that is what I would like to see. It sounds good but down in cali it sounds like every Honda around the block :(
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:21 PM   #72
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What about hangers for the tips?

Is the muffler supported like the stock piece?
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:08 PM   #73
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Everyone here is in luck. Wife stated she wish I had waited on taking the 1st muffler off because she might have liked a lower tone. Being the great husband I am I called the shop and they put the 1st muffler back on for free.

I should have tested it before I had it taken off. I will admit it is much better sounding. The performance feels the same.

The back ground noise before the car is started is from a papermill about 3 miles away.

Exhaust sounds great. Not as loud. Here is the video.


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Old 09-26-2011, 09:32 PM   #74
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The best sounding 160hp car out there. Awesome!
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:09 PM   #75
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Hangers

Is the muffler supported like the stock piece?[/QUOTE]

Here ya go.

The pipe has the hanger welded to the back side. It is very secure.


[QUOTE=rcadd1ct;3837051]What about hangers for the tips?
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:15 PM   #76
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I had ten people over my house tonight visiting while I shot that video recording and everyone of them liked it. Most thought it was a cross between a subaru boxer and a porshe boxer. The neat thing about the borla muffler is the unique sound different size engines make from this same muffler. A camaro or firebird sound loud and mean where a V-6 sounds like a G35-350z, This is the same style muffler those cars us stock. I wish I had a better recording device. The car sounds very nice. Down shifts in sport mode sound great.

I hope this thread has helped someone.
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Just to clarify, which muffler is the resonator? When I get under my Focus to look at the exhaust, starting from the engine, I see the cat, muffler #1, muffler #2, and then the large muffler on the back (muffler #3).
I know that muffler #3 was replaced with the borla muffler, but what was done with muffler #1 and #2?
(I've only worked with old V8's (had a 1997 Ford Expedition and a 1995 Ford F150) so I'm not use to anything more than a muffler and cats :P )
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wow i like it with the res alot more! my next mod :) thanx man!
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The resonator is #2 one its under the center console area. Its a straight through design but I could tell a huge difference in sound without it. Before it was put back on I looked at it closely and it just had baffles and packing in it. I guess it just causes exhaust gas turbulence to help with back pressure and sound deading. I would suggest leaving it on and just replacing the rear. I was a little nervous when the body shop cut out the rear areas. I actually had them order a lower black diffuser which they returned without charge just incase they messed it up. The black lower diffuser was $101.00 but thankfully they didn't mess it up.

It can get nerve racking when you are cutting up a car two weeks after you pick it up and to make matters even more stressful its the wifes car and some how I talked her into it all.

I tried to sell her on springs but she told me I am done.

Give me time I will wear her down.
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So being lazy and not wanting to crawl underneath right now, does the stock exhaust run straight down the middle of the car then turn to the drivers sid at the rear wheels?

Could you just run a straight pipe to the bumper and put a tip on it to look like the ST?

I know it would sound bad, but I got an idea for that.
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