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Old 09-20-2012, 02:29 PM   #21
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Whoops sorry should have read the thread better, lol. Anyway, I'd vote to just get a xcal3/tune from Randy. He'll have it tuned rather quickly and his turnaround time is fast also.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but I think you need the flex with the header. I think the stock flex is too long??
Yes, I ended up getting the flex pipe anyways! :D

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Whoops sorry should have read the thread better, lol. Anyway, I'd vote to just get a xcal3/tune from Randy. He'll have it tuned rather quickly and his turnaround time is fast also.
And yeah I just called FSWERKS again about the tune and I told them that I'm buying the header now just to get the lock in deal with the discounts but within the next couple of weeks I'll be buying the tuner.

He did tell me that if I install the header without the tuner it won't have any problems and it wont cause any harm to the motor, I just need to start using premium gas (minimum 91 octane) and all the tuner will do is just make the performance better and ofc have the sensor disabled and make it work better but until then he told me I can go ahead and install the header it wont cause any harm.

Yet again he's a salesman, but he's from fswerks so idk its not just any salesman to me he's gotta know what he's talking about.
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:42 PM   #23
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Yes, I ended up getting the flex pipe anyways! :D



And yeah I just called FSWERKS again about the tune and I told them that I'm buying the header now just to get the lock in deal with the discounts but within the next couple of weeks I'll be buying the tuner.

He did tell me that if I install the header without the tuner it won't have any problems and it wont cause any harm to the motor, I just need to start using premium gas (minimum 91 octane) and all the tuner will do is just make the performance better and ofc have the sensor disabled and make it work better but until then he told me I can go ahead and install the header it wont cause any harm.

Yet again he's a salesman, but he's from fswerks so idk its not just any salesman to me he's gotta know what he's talking about.
You shouldn't have a problem or hurt the engine by installing the header without a tune. I ran my old zetec focus with an SVT header without a tune until I sold it (4 years). I know of another duratec car that ran for 2 years without a tune on a CAI header exhaust, no issues either. Everyone recommends a tune because that is how you can maximize the performance of your engine, tune it for the exact parts you've added.
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Yeah I know a couple of people running a header on a stock tune without any issues.
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I'll have to wait till I get and see then. I'm stoked now
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W/ a header, I'd a stealth muffler to the order too. It bolt's right up to the fwerk's flex pipe. & Yes get the 2.5'' flex to go w/ the header. Your going to love the ceramic coated header. Add a tune w/ the rear o2 senser & egr delete. Don't get the regular fuel tune option= it's worth the 2-4.00 per tank to for the performance. I ordered the reg, fuel tune & have yet to use it. For some pix, checkout my pix album's.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:17 AM   #27
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The stock flex pipe is welded to the stock manifold. So unless you wanna cut it off and try to make it work then I suggest just buying their flex pipe. I know it's expensive but it's worth it. I think it will save you some headaches later on when you go to install it.





Just to clarify the 08+ the manifold is NOT welded to the mani cat
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The stock flex pipe is welded to the stock manifold. So unless you wanna cut it off and try to make it work then.>>>> I suggest just buying their flex pipe. I know it's expensive but it's worth it. I think it will save you some headaches later on when you go to install it. <<<<

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Just to clarify the 08+ the manifold is NOT welded to the mani cat
Just to add the fwerk's flex is bigger & designed for their header.
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W/ a header, I'd a stealth muffler to the order too. It bolt's right up to the fwerk's flex pipe. & Yes get the 2.5'' flex to go w/ the header. Your going to love the ceramic coated header. Add a tune w/ the rear o2 senser & egr delete. Don't get the regular fuel tune option= it's worth the 2-4.00 per tank to for the performance. I ordered the reg, fuel tune & have yet to use it. For some pix, checkout my pix album's.
Yeah I did order their 2.5" flex pipe to. And I always hear from everyone saying that if you have a race header get a stealth exhaust and I agree it sounds good, but since I already have the race exhaust I'll have to try it. If its too loud I can always buy the stealth resonator separate. And yah when I get the tune I saw you can get it to still use reg tune but idk I kinda rather pay the extra penny at the pump, I really wont notice a difference in budget unless I take a trip with the car.
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I have one for a manual I would let go for $60 shipped, new. If it comes up again.
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