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Old 05-30-2012, 11:29 PM   #21
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I really want to see how this turns out. I know the FRPP one is the same and i found it for less than the Borla and i want to order it with a new set up for my mustang.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:45 AM   #22
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As far as I know, Ford Racing still just rebadges borla intakes. Thats what they were for past foci exhausts.
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I would do it 10x over let's put it at that lol. I won't lie it's loud especially when you put your foot down but I love it. The sound does die out a highway speeds but when you put your foot down again there it is . To me it has the perfect racing sound, it doesn't sound like a fart can rice burner at all. And you should hear it once you take the top off the air box I swear I look to see if a Subaru is around perfect almost boxer sound
After owning two Subarus, there is no way in hell anything I-4 will sound similar. Despite that, I'm learning to deal with the car now that it is hot enough that turning on the AC has a negative effect on performance. I miss my turbo.

Not having any mid-range power is making me change everything about how I drive, especially when doing simple things like merging...when in third gear already going 40 mph. Can the ST run on regular too?
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:33 AM   #24
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As far as I know, Ford Racing still just rebadges borla intakes. Thats what they were for past foci exhausts.
That may have been how it was in the past but the Ford aftermarket exahust was on the market long before Borla released their system.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:17 AM   #25
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After owning two Subarus, there is no way in hell anything I-4 will sound similar. Despite that, I'm learning to deal with the car now that it is hot enough that turning on the AC has a negative effect on performance. I miss my turbo.

Not having any mid-range power is making me change everything about how I drive, especially when doing simple things like merging...when in third gear already going 40 mph. Can the ST run on regular too?
As far as I know anything FI from ford is 91 octane or higher, atleast that is how it was for the GT500, '03-'04 Cobra, and lightning.
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As far as I know anything FI from ford is 91 octane or higher, atleast that is how it was for the GT500, '03-'04 Cobra, and lightning.
The 1.6 Ecoboost and the 2.0 Ecoboost can both run on regular in other vehicles, so it is a possibility.

However, Ford has stated that premium DOES allow for the best performance (adds at least several ponies). So unless you had to pinch pennies, why not run premium.
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Thanks to Paul-Brabs Weather-who wanted to see the contents which led to the pulling everything out which led to how long could this really take which led to the Focus being on jack stands and tools coming out....the Borla is on! Took an hour and that was with figuring out what size sockets and wrenches to use.

I will get pics up asap but some info:

Borla piece with the muffler/tips: 12 lbs
Stock lunch box muffler: 15 lbs
Stock pipe with 1st muffler: 8 lbs
Stock pipe with resonator: 5 lbs

I need to call Borla and have them update the instructions as they have you cut the pipe that connects the Catylitic converter to the exhaust piping and that is not required; you unbolt the stock pipe using a 15mm socket or wrench. We thought if we jacked the car up high enough we could get away with one cut on the stock exhaust but no avail; made one cut by the lunch box muffler, tried to wiggle it out with no luck, made another cut by the 1st muffler and out the stock exhaust came.

Install was easy, followed the directions, started from the rear with tightening all the clamps, started the car to listen for leaks, all was good, let the car down off the jacks and off for a test drive.

We started with all the windows down and the only change I could hear was from approx 1k-3k there was more of a growl but after that no louder than stock; put the windows up and listented for droan and there was none at all.

Paul says the car feels like it pulls harder, I will have to see when driving it to/from work.

All in all I like it so far, I will report back when I have more seat time with it.

Pics to follow!
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:00 PM   #28
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Here are the pictures in nor particular order:










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Old 05-31-2012, 11:05 PM   #29
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Hard to believe it isn't loud as hell. I would love to see how a 2.25 system dynos on our basically stock engines...
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I think that resonator makes a big difference. The FRPP one is just pipes untill the rear muffler, so I think that one will be much louder.
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