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Old 02-07-2012, 02:06 AM   #101
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FSW and OBX are both copies of the Cosworth design, theyll sound the same. the diff will be in your muffler/ resonator choices
Really? The OBX is almost half the price the FSWerks. The FSWerks looks like it has better welds. Any suggestions and why?
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:13 AM   #102
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I have all of the above and I wouldn't necessarily say it a "substantial" difference from stock...Its better then stock but dont get it twisted. For a substantial difference you will need to boost it up.
Well, sure, but I'm sure it's quite noticable over stock. Like, "Wow! I've stepped into a new car. More vroom!"

Right?
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The Fwerk's header is 1 7/8'' vs the obx 1 5/8''s & ceramic coated
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Are you saying the FSWerks one is better?
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:23 PM   #105
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Are you saying the FSWerks one is better?
Thats right. Check them out.
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:24 PM   #106
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So once again I must call upon you guys to get me out of a jam. The flex-pipe on my 05 ST has a leak. My question is that if I put one of these on will it not throw a code. I really am not looking for too much as far as power gains and plan on keeping the stock exhaust. I just want to get something nice instead of a stock replacement for way more $. I'm just not sure how legit that 90 degree pipe for the second sensor is...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OBX-RACE-HEA...sories&vxp=mtr
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:18 PM   #107
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Yes you will throw the CEL because the cat is not present.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:47 AM   #108
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Man, getting the Exhaust on was pretty easy, but for some reason, we just could not get the new header on. To be perfectly honest, we couldn't even get the stock one off. We just started to take the heat shield off when we discovered that neither of us could even get the damn stock 02 sensors off.

The whole thing was just too damn hard and too much of a tight squeeze. So, luckily my bro has a buddy who he thinks will be able to help, so within a week or two, I'll meet up with this other guy and see if he can get it on there for me.

I noticed a pretty nice gain with the CAI/Exhaust. From 0-50 MPH it climbs faster than it ever has before, but from 50> it lags back down a little bit and starts climbing slower again. But I shaved off a good second from my 0-60 times. I was doing them in roughly 10 seconds, whereas now I'm doing them roughly in 9. But that's with a fully loaded car. I wonder if I'll be able to make that same run in 8 with a gutted trunk and all the extra crap out of my car? Then hopefully (if I ever get the header on) I'll be able to make that same run in 7.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:36 AM   #109
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Ok so after a lot of surfing this is what I've come up with...
Race Performance Exhaust System - Ford Focus 2000-2011 ZX4/Coupe/Sedan FS022SS
OBX race header
Good combo and hopefully no rice?

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Just curious if anyone has a rough guesstimate on what 1/4 times I could run once I get my header/2.5 flex/Tune? Right now (with the mods in my sig + gutted trunk) I run a consistent 16.4 quarter mile.

I hope after the H/Flex/Tune I'll be able to do somewhere in the low 15s. Then once I get my other two engine mounts replaced with race ones, and get lighter wheels, I'll be able to do 14s no problem. Goal accomplished.

Then if I ever get camshafts & valve springs in addition with everything else, maybe I'll be able to do high 13s? Or is that a little too much of a stretch?


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