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Old 07-07-2014, 02:45 PM   #11
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I know what a cat back is, I was asking if they sell better FULL exhaust systems WITH a cat, or if I could find just normal race headers with the cat under the car or ANYTHING that would improve my exhaust more than the standard cat back that is still emission legal.

And I already do standard maintenance, thanks for the advice though!
Checkout http://C-F-M.comfor a svt header & then you can either run a converter or a orp & then your choice of flex back systems. If your going w/ a orp, I'd for use the stealth muffler.
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:03 PM   #12
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ALL cat-back systems for our cars are actually "flex-back"systems. Thus allowing them to utilize the OEM header and Catalytic converter.

These guys are cheap and well reviewed, http://www.mandrelexhaustsystems.com...tec/Categories
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:58 AM   #13
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I've been running this on mine for almost two years, and I absolutely LOVE it! http://topgearstreet.com/00-04-Ford-...st-System.html It's extremely well built for the price, it sounds nice (great tone and just loud enough without being too loud), and there were noticeable performance gains (it cut about half a second off the 0-60 time on my 2001 ZX3). Just get rid of that hideous exhaust tip. I put a 3.5 inch resonated tip on mine. Here's the video if you want to see how it sounds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaCbS7m6jFM
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Old 08-21-2014, 01:29 PM   #14
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100 bucks for a full set?

Uhhhh...



If you want sound get a shorty header. Brings out some sound and a new one is usually ~150.
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Old 09-06-2014, 09:31 AM   #15
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I had to replace my ENTIRE exhaust in my car.Cat,flex pipe muffler everything.The lunchbox was rusting apart.I bought a new Magnaflow high flow cat, new flex pipe and cat back exhaust system.The flow is way better and the car is more responsive.I noticed when i let off the gas at 2000rpm the exhaust crackles and it sounds amazing.Everybody who hears it loves it.The whole system was a little expensive but totally worth it.Hope this helps you.
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The BBP exhaust I posted a link to sounds very similar to the Magnaflow, but is a fraction of the price. I know some people on here are hesitant about it because of the low price, but let me tell ya, after having the exhaust for almost two years now, I have been extremely impressed by it. The quality is great. It's not a cheap Chinese ebay exhaust. BBP exhausts are made in the USA. It has very little rust after going through two winters in Minnesota/northern Iowa, the glass packs have barely changed tone, the installation was easy and it fit perfectly, and I never get tired of that sound (it's been called the best sounding focus on Youtube)! I really do highly recommend it. All you have to do is change that exhaust tip for a smaller one.
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Old 09-22-2014, 02:57 PM   #17
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I'm building my own exhaust for around 200$ if you have anyone that knows how to weld it's a good bet buying quality steel and parts and doing it yourself.
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