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) > The Skeptic's Magnaflow Catback Review

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: The Skeptic's Magnaflow Catback Review 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)
02-27-2013 12:05 PM
lildisco mine did sound great too, till i put the SVT header & Hi-Flo cat on. I had to put a resonator on it and it was still quite raspy. BUT if you remain stock and don't plan on putting a header on, you're in business.
02-25-2013 03:42 PM
saughon it sounds great i will place a video clip when its nicer out
02-23-2013 11:40 AM
Fluffy6079 That's cool. I'm not really ever toward Attalla often, but I'm in Jacksonville once a week.
02-22-2013 11:18 AM
Mindofwhite I would actually like to hear this sometime in the near future. You don't live to far from me, and I have been wanting to hear what this system sounds like before I buy it.
02-17-2013 08:32 PM
Fluffy6079
The Skeptic's Magnaflow Catback Review

I'm one of those people who are naturally doubtful. I can't help it. I read review after review of a product before I put down money. It doesn't matter how big or small it is, I always have to research and find out all that I can before making a big decision.

So, after much debate and research I bought the Magnaflow catback for my 2002 ZX5. Even after the purchase, I was skeptical of everything to come. Most reviews I read sounded like installation would be a breeze. Still, it sat in my garage for a few weeks while I mustered up the courage (and doing more research) to get started.

I can honestly say that once I got the factory exhaust system out of the way, installation was a piece of cake. Removing the factory system took time, mostly because I don't have anything that makes cutting easy. So, after hand-sawing the old off, prying everything from the rubber mounts, and unbolting the rest I had it made. I did the whole thing on my back, in my driveway, and with simple tools and surprisingly had no leaks!

In the end it sounds great, fits like a glove, and has a great sound. It's honestly not loud at all, which is a relief for me (and my wife). In truth, I can't tell much of a difference in the noise level at all while I'm driving. So if you're looking for a loud system, this is not the one for you. Personally, I really enjoy the subtle deep rumble my car has now. It's not in-your-face loud and isn't something that's going to draw a lot of attention.

I was probably most impressed by the fitment, however. Years ago I installed a dual Magnaflow catback on my 2003 Cavalier and the fitment was terrible. the pipe sagged in the middle and the mufflers were sort of awkward. After this experience I think the fitment differences can be attributed to the automotive manufacturers. I don't remember my Cavalier having that many rubber hangers. On my Focus, the whole thing felt solid, even before I cranked down the clamps.

So there's my experience! If there are any skeptics out there, take it from me and believe what's already out there about this catback. You'll love it.

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 12:56 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