Need some help - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus First Generation > DURATEC Performance (2003-2007)

DURATEC Performance (2003-2007) The place to chat about any Duratec 23, 23E, and 20 engine performance, tuning and exhaust related upgrades.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-03-2012, 07:55 PM   #1
Baldurs390
Focus Addict
 
Baldurs390's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Fan#: 86071
Location: Narr., RI
What I Drive: 2009 black ses

Posts: 782
FF Reputation: 4 Baldurs390 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
Need some help

So i have had my focus for 2 years now and i love it... i have been slowly modding it and i am at a cross road...

it is my daily driver and i do 20-25k miles a year... i had cai and race exhaust but it droned bad in the cabin and my girlfriend was ready to kill me... so i added a 30'' x6'' round muffler and everything was going great but i hit a wall with modding

i picked up a f2 header and fswerks auto flex pipe and am getting ready fo the install... i think

for my birthday my parents gave me a tune for my car... i was thrilled

my plan was to get 93 oct tune with rear 02delete but not im not sure

with driving so much i was rethinking doing the header install and just getting the tune

i have read that tune with just cai and exhaust is worth it but the header makes the whole package


so i either install the header and then tune or seller the header and flex and do the tune and get tint?

any ideas?


__________________
FRPPFSWERKSDDMMassiveTruBenz
Baldurs390 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-03-2012, 11:51 PM   #2
felixthecat
Focus Fanatic
 
felixthecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Fan#: 80663
Location: Renton, WA
What I Drive: '05 Silver Sport Technologies

Posts: 8,578
FF Reputation: 54 felixthecat Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Add the header w/ the tune & have your tuner delete the rear o2 senser & egr.
__________________
Introduce Mr. Torsen to the mix D23 crew- D-Tech- Sedan Revolution= #131
felixthecat is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 11:54 PM   #3
sam fisher
I hate dents!
 
sam fisher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Fan#: 103137
Location: royal oak, MI
What I Drive: 2006 silver zx4 ses

Posts: 3,053
FF Reputation: 3 sam fisher Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
^^^listen to the man lol . very good suggestions
sam fisher is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 11:55 PM   #4
Dung1sm
Atx PZEV FTW!
 
Dung1sm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Fan#: 52323
Location: Los Angeles/Las Vegas, NV
What I Drive: 2005 Silver ZX4

Posts: 2,917
FF Reputation: 4 Dung1sm Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
keep in mind, with the header/tune will be a nice hp gain, but youll get your drone back...
__________________
So Cal Crew#43
Sedan Revolution #130

Moderator for:
South West Fanatics
Ford Focus & General Car Chat
Ford Focus Build Showroom
Dung1sm is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 05:47 AM   #5
Baldurs390
Focus Addict
 
Baldurs390's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Fan#: 86071
Location: Narr., RI
What I Drive: 2009 black ses

Posts: 782
FF Reputation: 4 Baldurs390 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dung1sm View Post
keep in mind, with the header/tune will be a nice hp gain, but youll get your drone back...
thats my biggest concern.. 50 miles a day driving plus alot of 1000 miles trip to upstate ny... even did a trip to florida once... i should prob justr install the header and do the tune... and if i dont like it i will have a tuned engine and just remove the header
__________________
FRPPFSWERKSDDMMassiveTruBenz
Baldurs390 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 08:04 AM   #6
felixthecat
Focus Fanatic
 
felixthecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Fan#: 80663
Location: Renton, WA
What I Drive: '05 Silver Sport Technologies

Posts: 8,578
FF Reputation: 54 felixthecat Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
You don't know until you try it. You will find lots of room for another muffler= put your 1st muffler right up to the flex & another one behind that. Add a resonator next to the fuel tank. Some guys have 3-4 mufflers w/ resonators. You having a '09, Have you heard or drove a stock '05-'07 ST? Mine sounds very similair to stock.
__________________
Introduce Mr. Torsen to the mix D23 crew- D-Tech- Sedan Revolution= #131
felixthecat is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 07:16 PM   #7
Baldurs390
Focus Addict
 
Baldurs390's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Fan#: 86071
Location: Narr., RI
What I Drive: 2009 black ses

Posts: 782
FF Reputation: 4 Baldurs390 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
thanks... im hoping my huge muffler will help out alot
__________________
FRPPFSWERKSDDMMassiveTruBenz
Baldurs390 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks
-->
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:34 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : 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 Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. 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.