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Old 01-23-2007, 01:18 PM   #1
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tom... quick question, if you don't mind.

What size exhaust do you recommend for a focus that has no plans for "FI"

probably just bolt on stuff... nothing to drastic...

i have a cai, gonna add a 4-2-1 header in the spring and possibily gonna add a chip or program in the future.

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Old 01-23-2007, 01:21 PM   #2
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I'm not Tom, but 2.5 inches should do you just fine. From the sounds of it you could go with a 3 inch exhasut if you really wanted to. I guess I could just let the experts tell you.
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Old 01-23-2007, 01:26 PM   #3
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ok... but its not too big? its not gonna rob power... my stock exhaust is 2" (...yes it is 2" i checked and fould out the hard way when i did my lunch box cut)


Ya so my question really is will a 2.5" exhaust rob power from the drop in back pressure.
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Well, it's not like you'll lose 5 horsepower NA because of a slightly bigger exhaust pipe or anything. It may slow the gases down a little bit but I doubt it will be noticeable at all, with full exhaust it should be fine. I wouldn't worry about it.
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2.5 will work very well a used SVT exy system would work good to but need a little work at where it bolts to the CAT

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Old 01-23-2007, 04:26 PM   #6
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Tom, How do you feel about a JBA Shorty connected to a 2.5 flex & Cat-Back Borla? I am in Calif & the JBA is the only one that is CARB cert.

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2.5 will work very well a used SVT exy system would work good to but need a little work at where it bolts to the CAT

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hey thanks tom...

actually i I'm a serious DIY nut... Serious in my dedication to learning and building... I've found a place where i can get Mandrel bent 2.5" alluminiumized pipe 46" j bends for $16 each... So i think i wanna try to may my own, but i didn't wanna lose power...

They sell hi-flow cats and flex pipe too

http://www.exhaustdirect.com/
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Tom, How do you feel about a JBA Shorty connected to a 2.5 flex & Cat-Back Borla? I am in Calif & the JBA is the only one that is CARB cert.
Should work fine

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