my exhaust is finally here - Page 2 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus SVT > SVT Performance (2002-2004)

SVT Performance (2002-2004) The place to chat about any 2.0L SVT DOHC Zetec engine performance, tuning and exhaust related upgrades.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-01-2012, 05:45 PM   #11
FLYLOW
Focus Fanatic
 
FLYLOW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Fan#: 34077
Location: Houston, TX
What I Drive: Gen Coupe Rspec

Posts: 1,794
FF Reputation: 4 FLYLOW Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (7)
well installed the system... and just like it happened when i deleted the lunchbox... then later installed the orp im dissapointed and/or not impressed.

it sounds nice and crisp and its not too loud or annoying at all so once again i really dont know why there is so much drama with my current set up... its only loud when or at the so talked about 2000-2500 ish rmp range but then it settles down and you can barely tell i only have a small oval muffler in my whole exhaust setup... and of course when going WOT the beast comes out but like i said, this set up is ok for what i was looking for and i will def keep it like that. ive had a 2zz 1.8L with lift and reving til 9200 rmps before with straight through pipe and THAT was loud imo, not this...

and for the pics and vids of course...

taking the oem catback out was a BI+CH!!!!!!! i only have the oem stand that raised the car maybe 11''? and its was impossible to take it out with out cutting it TWICE

oem catback with the lunch box and delete pipe option

















vid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHALd...1&feature=plcp

overall. im 100% happy with the set up and with trubendz. First magnaflow ive ever had and compared to the vibrant in my genesis coupe, the no name ebay brand my M-2zz had and the flowmaster my silverado had this is prob the most crisp, raspiest but still nice muffler can. raspy because i have no cat of course and it does sound exactly like my brothers set up in his zx3. I DO recommend trubendz to anyone looking for cheap yet awesome quality. Everything fit perfectly with out any modifications. and did i mention the exhaust tip is bad a$$?

so IMO dont spend more than $350 in any exhaust, especially for a focus... get this hands down. It prob sounds much mellow and nice with a cat or maybe with another resonator/muffler in the straight section after the flange
FLYLOW is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-02-2012, 02:33 AM   #12
iminhell
C2H5OH
 
iminhell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Fan#: 36222
Location: Darwin, MN
What I Drive: 2000 & 2001 ZX3's

Posts: 10,713
Points 18,414, Level 86
Points: 18,414, Level: 86 Points: 18,414, Level: 86 Points: 18,414, Level: 86
Level Up 13% Completed
Level up: 13% Level up: 13% Level up: 13%
Forum Activity 6%
Activity: 6% Activity: 6% Activity: 6%
FF Reputation: 49 iminhell Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
Needs a real muffler IMO. It's too loud.
__________________
Don't "think outside the box".
There is no box.
Do it correct, or do it twice.
iminhell is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-04-2012, 08:13 PM   #13
fast_ryda
Focus Addict
 
fast_ryda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Fan#: 20772
Location: Bay Area, CA
What I Drive: 2002 SC Sonic Blue SVT

Posts: 891
Points 3,330, Level 35
Points: 3,330, Level: 35 Points: 3,330, Level: 35 Points: 3,330, Level: 35
Level Up 87% Completed
Level up: 87% Level up: 87% Level up: 87%
Forum Activity 4%
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
FF Reputation: 3 fast_ryda Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
Check this out

This is my set up

YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
__________________
2002 Sonic Blue SVT #2--K&N drop in--CFM HFC--2.5" Borla exhaust--VF trans mount.
SOLD2002 Sonic SVT
fast_ryda is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-10-2012, 10:09 AM   #14
2002silversvt
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
2002silversvt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Fan#: 78303
Location: apopka, FL
What I Drive: 2002 silver svt

Posts: 40
FF Reputation: 1 2002silversvt Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
i have to same set up but you should loosen up the clamp in the middle and rotate the pipe so it doesnt hang down so far , just so it doesnt catch on anything
2002silversvt is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-10-2012, 05:34 PM   #15
FLYLOW
Focus Fanatic
 
FLYLOW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Fan#: 34077
Location: Houston, TX
What I Drive: Gen Coupe Rspec

Posts: 1,794
FF Reputation: 4 FLYLOW Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (7)
alright so wifey was complaining too much about the sound so i had to add a resonator.

thanks fast ryda for the recomendations!

its a night and day difference! no rasp at all just deep & mellow exhaust noise, went ahead and had them delete the whole connecting section. The further back you put a resonator the more effective it is

its a 4'' round 18'' long resonator



FLYLOW is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-11-2012, 01:39 AM   #16
felixthecat
w/ my magic bag
 
felixthecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Fan#: 80663
Location: Renton, WA
What I Drive: '05 Silver Sport Technologies

Posts: 10,852
Points 12,116, Level 72
Points: 12,116, Level: 72 Points: 12,116, Level: 72 Points: 12,116, Level: 72
Level Up 17% Completed
Level up: 17% Level up: 17% Level up: 17%
Forum Activity 99%
Activity: 99% Activity: 99% Activity: 99%
FF Reputation: 65 felixthecat Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
6'' diameter magna flow fit's

Quote:
Originally Posted by zx3ss View Post
^ i was thinking of that. adding a res and making it a "stealth like" system. I want to try and get the roundest in there. prob a 5'' round? and im guessing a 18'' long.

I do like loud though so ill try this for a few days before buying/adding a res.
6'' will fit= thats the size of the stealth muffler
__________________
Introduce Mr. Torsen to the mixBigger brakes then you- D23 crew- D-Tech- Sedan Revolution= #131
felixthecat is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-13-2012, 05:54 PM   #17
baldyredtx
Focus Enthusiast
 
baldyredtx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Fan#: 82344
Location: San Antonio, TX
What I Drive: 2003 Sonic Blue SVT 4 dr

Posts: 61
FF Reputation: 1 baldyredtx Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I have the same setup you just installed (except its Borla), minus the ORP. I'm thinking about installing this resonator. I wonder if it works on the borla exhaust or should I get one made by them...

Did you install it or have it done? How much did the install cost?
__________________
2003 Sonic Blue 4dr SVT
HFC, 2.5" Borla exhaust, drop in K&N, STS
baldyredtx is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-13-2012, 05:58 PM   #18
FLYLOW
Focus Fanatic
 
FLYLOW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Fan#: 34077
Location: Houston, TX
What I Drive: Gen Coupe Rspec

Posts: 1,794
FF Reputation: 4 FLYLOW Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (7)
Quote:
Originally Posted by baldyredtx View Post
I have the same setup you just installed (except its Borla), minus the ORP. I'm thinking about installing this resonator. Did you install it or have it done? How much did the install cost?
I dont have a welder up here nor do i have friends that work in exhaust shops so i had it done in my lunch break at a local exhaust shop near my work, took them like 20 mins. It was $40 to install.
FLYLOW is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2012, 09:44 AM   #19
baldyredtx
Focus Enthusiast
 
baldyredtx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Fan#: 82344
Location: San Antonio, TX
What I Drive: 2003 Sonic Blue SVT 4 dr

Posts: 61
FF Reputation: 1 baldyredtx Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Does the resonator do anything to performance?
__________________
2003 Sonic Blue 4dr SVT
HFC, 2.5" Borla exhaust, drop in K&N, STS
baldyredtx is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2012, 11:19 AM   #20
FLYLOW
Focus Fanatic
 
FLYLOW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Fan#: 34077
Location: Houston, TX
What I Drive: Gen Coupe Rspec

Posts: 1,794
FF Reputation: 4 FLYLOW Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (7)
nope, only to sound
FLYLOW is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:50 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat