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Old 10-09-2011, 07:55 AM   #131
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I may have worded it wrong. I'm saying without buying any new parts, cut out the first one and put a pipe there instead. I'm wondering what that would make the car sound like with the last 2 stock parts. Not in your case since you already bought a system, but for someone else with a currently un-modified focus.
I was wondering the same thing. Have you gotten a quote on just removing the first muffler (Ford part 5230)? It should be under $50.

Here's a video of someone who removed the last exhaust muffler (5k244):

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Old 10-09-2011, 05:35 PM   #132
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I took off the muffler so it looks clean in the back :)
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:07 PM   #133
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BooBerry: I'd be worried about exhaust collecting back there in the now huge void where that rear muffler was. I was also considering doing this and was thinking of a belly pan for that rear section. Thoughts=?
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:23 PM   #134
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Exhaust is shooting straight down so I dont think its collecting anywhere. I will take a pic of where the cut was made if you wish.
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:54 PM   #135
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Just got my 2.5" mufflers in Im replacing everything from the Cat back with one 5" round 20" long inline muffler and a borla traverse mount like yours. Ill get a video of it reving and of it cruising by and full throttle.

Hopefully a full true 2.5" exhaust makes a notable difference like they do on the early models.
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:46 PM   #136
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Focusboy, you have any pics of your rear bumper? Im still debating if i wanna cut out notches or keep it clean and one piece.
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:24 AM   #137
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use a 3.5" hole saw with pilot drill its so easy a cave man can do it. just measure where each exit is and be very accurate and get to cutting
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Exhaust is shooting straight down so I dont think its collecting anywhere. I will take a pic of where the cut was made if you wish.
So you didn't replace with new muffler or straight pipe? Just cut it and called it quits?
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So you didn't replace with new muffler or straight pipe? Just cut it and called it quits?
Pretty much. I like the way it sounds, very deep not raspy nor honda like. I will post a pic when I look under it again.
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:58 PM   #140
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Can this system be done using a muffler that does not create a louder sound? I don't want a louder sound but like the looks. Can anyone suggest a muffler?
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