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Old 09-27-2011, 01:11 AM   #81
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Just a word of advice to all that are thinking of doing this mod.

1st I am not a Borla Rep or associated with them.

I would not consider a cheaper muffler for this mod. I have used Magnaflow and Flowmaster in the past on Mustangs and Trucks with V-8 engines and the straight through design works great for those set ups.

But I strongly feel that the design of the Borla with the tube layout, baffles and sound deading/packing works perfect for the 2.0 4cyl Focus

I am very happy with this mod. A good muffler shop should have no problem with this set up and I think most body shops can do the bumper cut outs.

Can't wait to see others with this set up.
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:22 AM   #82
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So being lazy and not wanting to crawl underneath right now, does the stock exhaust run straight down the middle of the car then turn to the drivers sid at the rear wheels?

Could you just run a straight pipe to the bumper and put a tip on it to look like the ST?

I know it would sound bad, but I got an idea for that.
I also thought about that. The exhaust runs down the middle then over to the rear drivers side. I even tried to get a european bumper that I found on line that had a lower black diffuser but they told me it was for a 2011 ST and would not fit. I thought I could hide the exhaust pipping behind it and cut out the center. I was even going to wrap the center cut whole with a piece of stainless.

I thought of a bunch of ideas and had remembered that I replaced my Infiniti G35 exhaust with a Borla set up and they used the transverse muffler. I also loved how that car sounded. I went to Youtube and listened to hundreds of exhaust sounds and kept coming back to the Borla.

I figured ford racing had an exhaust for $660.00 so as long as I came under that I was good to go.

It would be cool to see you do that. Do your research. None of this stuff is cheap.
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:54 AM   #83
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I was thinking about this.....

http://drgas.mybisi.com/product/stre...tube-mufflers#

Here is a vid of it:
http://youtu.be/sEp8bhnd7bo

Now that is without cats and the resonators, with all that it might sound right and be a straight exit exhaust.
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:11 AM   #84
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I did look at these but all the videos I could find sounded like a hot rodded chainsaw.

I don't know, I don't think they will allow enough back pressure and what little torque the 2.0 has will be hampered. They are very different. Have you called them or sent an email. That may answer the ? will it work.

Look how this Porshe one is put together. This type of set up could be modified to work if you pieced it together.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Borla...item2eb5c6aee9


Here are a few I based my setup off of.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BORLA...item415daf7192

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Borla...item2c5d441689

After looking at those prices it makes my setup look cheap as far as $$ laid out.

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Well my delima is that my ride is a lease.

And do I risk modding something I will return to ford.

From my experience the cat will be the restriction you need to get the torque as the exhaust has cooled so much by the time it gets to the muffler.

Mufflers are really tone modifiers to me. Now, I am not sure if the dr gas stuff has the tone I want, but it would probably have the look I want.

More than likely I will do nothing as the reason I got the car was to have a commuter while I figured out what to do with the four other vehicles I have in various states of reliability. (Lightning, '72 Mach 1, HD FLHX and an AIH chopper)
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[QUOTE=rcadd1ct;3837764]Well my delima is that my ride is a lease.

I would not modify the exhaust on a leased vehicle.

You could do rims and tires since those are easy to change back to the stock look.
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Well my delima is that my ride is a lease.

I would not modify the exhaust on a leased vehicle.

You could do rims and tires since those are easy to change back to the stock look.

I got the sport titanium, so I like it except for the exhaust and the lack of a backup camera.

2yr lease so I could get a Focus ST or electric.
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2yr lease so I could get a Focus ST or electric.
Smart man! How come nobody told me to do that?
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Smart man! How come nobody told me to do that?
Not cheap to do a 2yr, but it was what I wanted and if things work out in the end it will be cheaper than a purchase.

I mostly commute on my bikes...so it was a reliable ICE, sick day vehicle.

That and my truck is a low mileage lightning that gets 10mpg. With 500+hp it is not a good ICE vehicle.
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You have a good plan.
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