Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - Reply to Topic
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus First Generation > ZETEC Performance (2000-2004) > Option Racing exhaust headers

ZETEC Performance (2000-2004) The place to chat about any 2.0L Zetec engine performance, tuning and exhaust related upgrades.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Thread: Option Racing exhaust headers Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
02-13-2013 10:20 AM
homelessmonkey for that price go with svt header,cat flex
02-09-2013 04:10 AM
focusmaniaczx3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stevick View Post
what other header would give a good amount of hp and that i could still have the cat on other then the convertion kit ?
your only options for running a header with a cat are the SVT conversion, ramhorn header, and running a universal cat in or after the flex pipe.

the last option will probably do nothing at all to help pass inspection. it likely wont pass a sniffer test because the cat has to get up to a certain temperature before it works efficiently enough to do its job. this is why it is located so close to the engine in stock configuration. placing it in or after the flex pipe probably wont get it hot enough to work good. then on top of that you will have to have an o2 bung welded in after the cat and will have to make an o2 extension harness to run the down stream o2 sensor to the exhaust after the cat. and then you will probably still get a check engine light because the cat isnt working well enough because it isnt hot enough. which means you will probably end up running an o2 cheater in which case you may as well not have a cat at all anyway. and by the time you get through all of this you will have spent as much money as you would have to just bolt on the SVT conversion and be done and that would still only be good for perhaps half the power gained from a SVT conversion.

the ramhorn option is viable if you care more about just changing things for the sake of changing things than you car about modding for the sake of power. the ram horn is a bolt in job that will keep the stock cat and flex pipe. it really does look cool i think but it might be good for 2whp if even that much. they dont do anything at all.

so your only real option for a header that will actually gain power and will allow you to keep the cat is the SVT header conversion. if you find or figure out another cheaper option that makes as much power as the SVT conversion for as much or less please feel free to share. ive been at this for years and there has only been 1 header design to EVER outperform the SVT header that was going to be priced to compete with it. unfortunately that was a prototype ONLY and will unfortunately never be for sale...

sorry i know that isnt what you wanted to hear but those are your options.
02-08-2013 03:50 PM
sgtsmasher still have to tune it it when you change anything or the car is not going to run correctly. the ecu doesnt just learn add ons, you have to tell the car that those add ons are there, meaning you have to tune it.
02-08-2013 12:29 PM
Andrews-bad-SE Other than a shorty (ramhorn) style header and a highflow or gutted cat with an o2 cheater, I really don't know. A 4-2-1 or 4 to 1 header as well as a cold air intake work best with a proper tune. Even without the tune though, every little bit helps.
02-08-2013 02:46 AM
Stevick I found the same header for 178 on another sight but still....hell i just want to have a good amount of hp from my exhaust what other header would give a good amount of hp and that i could still have the cat on other then the convertion kit ?
02-08-2013 12:10 AM
Andrews-bad-SE I have Option Racing flex-back exhaust on my sedan. I love it, it's made of great steel, and sounds really good. I don't know about the header. I originally had an FSwerks 4-to-1 on mine with my OR flex-back. It sounded angry lol. But now I have my factory mani/cat on it, and it sounds amazing. And it's 50-state legal still.

Best bet is to go with the SVT header conversion. But if you can't afford it, just throw a nice flex-back on it, it'll definitely sound cool, if not free up a half a pony somewhere.
02-07-2013 07:33 PM
focusmaniaczx3 that is NOT the same thing as a SVT header. that is way WAY too much for that header. you would be much better off to do the svt header conversion. otherwise just snag a cheap $100 pos header from ebay cant call it a day because if you're going to waste your money then at least waste as little of your money as possible. while that does not look like a particularly bad design there is still no way its going to outperform the svt header especially when you can get a svt header conversion for around the same price.
02-07-2013 04:32 PM
thingsidont So this is the same this as the FC and OBX 4-2-1 headers. No you cannot run a catalytic converter on these. Even if you were to get one fitted after the header it would be too far away from the engine to get to the right temperature to filter also you would have to run the second 02 sensor after it and plugging one of the wholes in the headers.
02-07-2013 02:42 PM
PumkinSvt i have a whole svt header,flex, cat and exhaust for sale.

PM me and Ill give you a good price.
02-07-2013 02:05 PM
sgtsmasher woooooooow, that is way to much for a header...keep an eye out in the BST section for a used svt header-cat-flex and dipstick and call it good
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:01 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat