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EMAN44 02-01-2013 04:03 PM

New OBX Exhaust on Ebay...
 
Found this on ebay...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OBX-CAT-BACK...2ce3ff&vxp=mtr

Doesn't look bad, the ad says it's got crappy 2.2'' inlet piping, but the tips look nice, and the welds decent. Not a bad price for $434 shipped...I used to have the HKS style OBX on my ZX3, and it performed well (yes I know not many people on here liked the "fart can" style [limp])

I'm probably not going to get this exhaust, but I guess I'm a little excited that another company is making parts, albeit crappy ones, for our cars. I wish we could get some other higher brand name companies on board...

So...who's gonna be the first to try this one out? [???:)]



Emanuel

focusonthefocus19 02-01-2013 04:55 PM

Not bad at all. I'm currently waiting on my income tax refund to get the muffle I've been keeping my eyes on. I currently have the exhaust straight piped for an easy fix when every thing was rusted, and the muffler had a few holes on it.

I hate it, it's so loud, and embarrassing. When I turn at an intersection people that has mustangs, and corvettes rev their V8 cars when they hear me. Makes me feel like a ricer. LOL.

I'm going to get an off brand twin loop muffler with a resonator pipe. I've heard them, and they sound so much better than the brand names.

suss6052 02-01-2013 06:08 PM

I wouldn't count on any tax refunds this year, but even so unless that's an OBX official ebay store it seems likely that someone is either lying, or passing off an older focus exhaust for a 2012+ since the official OBX racing website says they don't make anything for the new Focus.

UniqueHatch 02-03-2013 08:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suss6052 (Post 4568554)
I wouldn't count on any tax refunds this year, but even so unless that's an OBX official ebay store it seems likely that someone is either lying, or passing off an older focus exhaust for a 2012+ since the official OBX racing website says they don't make anything for the new Focus.

They could not be trying to pass this off as an older system because the pictures to she the system including the laterally positioned muffler out back which only fits a 2012+.

I think the reason it is so cheap is because u get what u pay for. If you notice, this system is basic 2.2" piping from the cat back, eliminating our stock "mid muffler" and our resonator. Other systems replace at least the resonator with they're own to fine tune performance/exhaust note, and they include at least 2.5" piping.

Can someone please post a sound clip of the OBX cat back.

sleepyboy 02-03-2013 08:14 AM

It's most likely a typo and is probably 2.25" someone forgot the 5.

suss6052 02-03-2013 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UniqueHatch (Post 4570605)
They could not be trying to pass this off as an older system because the pictures to she the system including the laterally positioned muffler out back which only fits a 2012+.

I think the reason it is so cheap is because u get what u pay for. If you notice, this system is basic 2.2" piping from the cat back, eliminating our stock "mid muffler" and our resonator. Other systems replace at least the resonator with they're own to fine tune performance/exhaust note, and they include at least 2.5" piping.

Can someone please post a sound clip of the OBX cat back.

Can some one prove that it is actually an OBX exhaust? From the obxracing page they do not make anything newer than the first or second gen Focus exhaust. If it is an OBX exhaust what is the advantage over stock vs the 2.5" FSWerks or others? How's the drone, etc.

So far its not adding up, but maybe they were trialing it on ebay, if and only if that was their official ebay store.

TORQUERULES 02-03-2013 12:27 PM

Looks like a copy of the FRPP exhaust which is also 2.25'" and without a tuning option for our cars, or a header installation along with the exhaust, I question that there is any disadvantage to a 2.25" exhaust as compared to a 2.5" exhaust on our mostly stock engines.

For that kind of price it would be nice to see someone try it.

TORQUERULES 02-03-2013 12:30 PM

And why call them crappy just because they are priced low. They may be made in China or something, and yes it would be better to support an American vendor, but if you are poor (because our wonderful government makes us that way) then I say go for it.

I have used their stuff before with NO problems at all. Just be realistic and work within your means. We do what we have to do.

cobrajet429 02-28-2013 08:47 PM

OBX headers were horrible. welding slag inside pipes.

freemind 02-28-2013 09:36 PM

OBX really stepped up their game. The welds on my 4-2-1 header, OBX-R exhaust and Turbo manifold are exceptional.

'Nuff said.


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