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Old 01-19-2012, 10:22 AM   #111
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Does anyone have a decent quality recording of what it sounds like without the lunchbox?

I'm assuming this is how some 09 SES manuals were sold with 143 horsepower rather than 140.

The resonator is designed for sound suppression, but it is still a restriction in the exhaust system. Removing this will increase airflow and we all know what that means..
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:48 PM   #112
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I had my resonator removed for $40 plus tax and now it sounds like a focus st even though its a 2005 focus zx4 ses first gen model
Same here. Any reputable muffler shop should be able to do this for less than $50 and weld a solid pipe in its place. Is a good write up though, and hey if you wanna do it yourself there sure as hell isn't anything wrong with that.
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:33 AM   #113
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Bump for cool mod.
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:04 PM   #114
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This thread is still alive !!! I'll have to celebrate it's birthday this year.
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Happy birthday lunchbox thread
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:52 AM   #116
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It's not that hard, just cut it off and put a pipe there and clamp it. So simple
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:43 PM   #118
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i thought this write up was pretty damn good.

even came with pics.

and all for $20....respect.
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it was a very good write up indeed.
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This is awesome for a temporary fix. Thanks BradWhite .. .

question... These steps and exhaust system is virtually the same for the older first gen foci right?
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