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Old 07-02-2004, 08:53 PM   #1
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SVT Borla vs. Zetec Borla ???

Can anyone explain the difference between the Borla cat back for the SVT, and the Borla cat back for the Zetec? Is it only the addition of a resonator, or are the pipe diameters also different? And btw, what exactly does the resonator do for the SVT that it wouldn't do for the Zetec?

The reason I'm asking is because I have a '03 Zetec 4dr sedan (ZTS), and am changing the exhaust over to 2.5". I'm going with the SVT long tube header kit, McNews/Random hi-flow cat, and TruBendz flex pipe. I was wondering if ordering the SVT Borla instead of the Zetec Borla would be beneficial or not. I mean, it's still a Focus, and still has fundamentally the same engine, so maybe the Borla for the "hotter" SVT would be a better choice. I've looked at Borla's website, among others, but haven't really been able to find any answers.

Any help would be much appreciated.




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Old 07-02-2004, 11:13 PM   #2
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k, I have the SVT Borla on my zx3. there is two differences, well three including the price. 1. The resonator. 2. the pipe is 2.5" at the flex pipe flange. The normal zx3 borla shrinks at the flange to make the pipe meet up with the stock flex which is smaller on the zx3. On the SVT, the exhaust is alreayd 2.5". So the stock flex is the same as the flange. I had to bore new holes in the flange to make it fit. Thats what Ray at MCNews told me.
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Cool. Thanks alot. It looks like I'll probably want to go with the SVT Borla then, since the rest of the exhaust will be 2.5".

What about the resonator? Does it make any difference in the sound (better/worse)?


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well, when i first got mine on. I was kinda disappointed because it was quieter than i had hoped. And the sound would cut out at around 4k to 5k. But. its been on since uhh may and it now has a deeper tone. The sound stays in at all rpms and it sounds really nice. I can't wait to add some more exhaust items. I've never heard the ZX3 borla so i don't know what the differences are in sound. Also, the hotter it gets, the louder it gets. Mine seems to get louder as i drive longer.
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Old 07-14-2004, 10:49 AM   #5
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So would it be a safe assumption then that putting the SVT longtube, and aftermarket flex (2.5"), and SVT Borla exhaust, everything would bolt up properly to a standard Zetec? In theory one could choose the components so you don't have to get into redrilling or making adapters to get things to fit.
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Yes..that would all fit under a ZX3......Good choice too!

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I have installed the SVT Borla on a sedan.

Where the pipes connect above the rear suspension you will need to extend the pipe by about 5-6 inches. Otherwise it will not fit.

A sedans body is longer than a ZX3/ZX5 body.
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Cool...sounds like that's the way I should be going with my ZX-5.

Kind of ironic....my Z28 that I auto-x, has nothing but suspension mods - yet I'm considering intake and exhaust mods for my new Focus :) I absolutely love the quick handling, but I think I'm missing the torque.
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I have the SVT header w/ 2 1 /2 flexpipe and FR SVT Borla I like not to loud but the flange on the Catback needs a little work to get the bolts in.
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I have the SVT header w/ 2 1 /2 flexpipe and FR SVT Borla I like not to loud but the flange on the Catback needs a little work to get the bolts in.
what flexpipe is 2.5"?

I have full 2.5" exhaust all except for my FC flexpipe... :(
 
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