||04-17-2013 10:28 AM
Wide shot of the rear valence and exhaust set up. It currently just about touches on the double walled tip. Apparently it looks unfinished to some, but currently the function was more important than the form.
It fits on a n/a 2.0 L Ti-VCT powered Focus with a few caviats, nothing a decent exhaust shop couldn't fix so far. The cat flange bolts right up, but either the first place put it on upside down, or the ST parts are rotated slightly in relation to the exhaust tunnel, so two additional cuts were needed with sleeves welded on the outside to join the pipes back together.
I keep being told that I should have had the shop angle the tips up more and either just notch the stock valance, or to install the ST parts. That is still in the future plans, but the reflectors for the ST are a lot of money for what they are so we'll see.
Thanks again Sam for the parts. It sounds meaner than stock, but not nearly as loud as when it was not assembled properly.