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Old 09-19-2013, 07:25 PM   #1
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Exhaust options for 12 focus

I got a 2012 focus sel hatch that's an automatic i want an exhaust that's not to "Ricey" and has a deep throaty sounds or if it will even sound good on a automatic I've been looking at borla and they sound pretty nice but have any of you installed a exhaust on a automatic?


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There are threads upon threads on this very topic. The search function will provide you all that you want.
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:31 AM   #4
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I went with the FSWerks Stealth

I have the Automatic Transmission.

I installed the FSWerks Stealth exhaust. Sounds good, not too loud and I can tell it added a few hp.

Something that surprised me though, was how much the exhaust note changed when I added the Cold Air Intake. Definitely made it sound more aggressive and throaty. And when your slowing down (around 2500 rpm) it got a kool angry somewhat random 'Blub bub bub bub bluuub bub bub' sound.

Nothing obnoxious, just sounds kind of mean.

Made driving it more fun ...
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I just put the K&N typhoon CAI on my focus and i agree 100% it sounds like a totally different animal!
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I'm waiting for somebody to come out their with a 3" exhaust. I'm speculating at this point, but hopefully it will put me over the 180hp mark.
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I'm waiting for somebody to come out their with a 3" exhaust. I'm speculating at this point, but hopefully it will put me over the 180hp mark.
Is there not a concern with NA cars that you will begin to lose low end torque with this size of tubing?
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Is there not a concern with NA cars that you will begin to lose low end torque with this size of tubing?
I don't know I guess I'll find out. I've been to the dyno 2 times and whenever I make an upgrade I'll take it in again. This car isn't a torque monster to begin with. Me personally I like the upper part of the rpm range to produce power.
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Injected...
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Injected...
Could be Injected or RDC not decided for sure.
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