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sgtsmasher 09-23-2012 03:31 PM

svt header swap build
ok this has so far been....a nightmare, anytime i ever touch this car in regards to mods it never really works out in my favor...and for once i thought that this would have...ive got some pictures to make this easier to follow, starting with what was on it and what is currently going on...and please please dont be scared to throw out reasonable opinions and suggestions thanks...

when i first got the exhaust-3"

the header i bought and had on the car for 2 years

what it looked like when i took it out after two years of running it

what i am trying to replace it with

and the problem that im currently running into that is not making me happy what so ever...the flex and ORP i want to use just isnt lining up at all and its bugging the shit out of me, kind of a short lived journey with the pictures but you get the idea...tell me what you think and let me know your opinions and questions please!

bluebullet 09-23-2012 04:20 PM

3" exhaust looks good
Where'd you pick it up?

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sixshooter 09-23-2012 08:01 PM

Looks like you are trying to use a Zetec Flex with an SVT Header. They won't line up.

1sloho 09-23-2012 11:15 PM


Originally Posted by sixshooter (Post 4369617)
Looks like you are trying to use a Zetec Flex with an SVT Header. They won't line up.

what he said. if u wanna run a ORP, gotta make sure its for an SVT.

sgtsmasher 09-24-2012 01:14 PM

Well see i have a custom made flange for the header to go on an ORP, but issue i think lies in the position of the flex, not the actuall flex im trying to use, when im under the car from what i looks like the flex is to high up...meaning the hanger right after it, is making it sit up high and also what im thinking is, is that the flex is to far back. So i think it needs to come foward and down about an inch each and it should line up a lot better, but of course i dont have a welder to be able to do this. also what i was think is the end of the flex once brought down to a better position, the end can be hacked off and the flange repositioned as well and esentially it should all line up, and thanks the 3" is nice to an extent but pain in the balls to work with

BigRed03 09-24-2012 01:19 PM

whered you get the flex and ORP from? if they werent designed for an SVT exhaust system, then they wont line up.

sgtsmasher 09-24-2012 07:20 PM

the ORP i had left over from the first picture, the straight pipe on the left, i had taken that out for the HF Cat, and ill be taking another chunk of exhaust out for the 14"x3" Resonator. the ORP i want to use has the same flange end as the flex, and the flex i got from here:

sgtsmasher 09-26-2012 01:16 PM

Does anyone have any suggestions before i bring the car the chop shop, like i said before what i want them to do is cut exhaust right after the cat take off the hanger bar before the flex, weld the orp and flange they made together, bolt it to the header, line up the flex, bolt that together, cut a chunk out for the resonator weld the cat and res together and and then make sure i have 2 o2 sensors 1 gor the actual o2 and 1 for my new wideband sensor. After i druve it home which would be a quarter mile down the road have turbo tom tune it, and then i should be in beast mode after that :D

sgtsmasher 10-24-2012 04:30 PM

so im going to be posting picks of the ORP that the shop made for me 3" custom to that flex and everything fits nice. i just wish that the svt header wouldnt sit so low to the ground on top of my car being lowered. whats the max amount of punishment that header can take before a repair patch should be put in? im talking about something similar to a skip plate lol.

ChrisRobin 11-08-2012 12:57 PM

Bringing this back....

How did it work out?? As I was reading your posts, up until you mentioned you got your flex pipe from Trubendz, I thought: "Crap... I bet he got it from Trubendz"

I had fitment issues with my exhaust from there. I still haven't installed my flex pipe. I have a HFC made by Dom to install (which I'm sure I'll have zero issues), and then the flex pipe from Trubendz. I hope it fits properly.

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