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Old 05-30-2012, 09:30 PM   #1
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side exhaust ?

I know I don't have side exhaust but am really wanting to fab some up, what do you guys think/ has anyone done this yet?


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Old 05-30-2012, 09:41 PM   #2
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I doubt anyone has done, or is planning to do anything like this. Noise would be the largest obstacle, and the fact that everyone will point at you and call you a ricer.
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Side exhausts on a regular car aren't a good idea... exhaust gasses have to be discharged behind the passenger compartment for safety reasons. I believe this is also the law so you could get fined/towed at roadside.
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Aesthetically I don't think the Focus has the right lines to pull it off cleanly - unless it was a wide thin oval exhaust. Doesn't really seem worth it. A pair of nicely tucked tips in the rear looks the best.
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Side exhausts on a regular car aren't a good idea... exhaust gasses have to be discharged behind the passenger compartment for safety reasons. I believe this is also the law so you could get fined/towed at roadside.
Boss 302, SVT Lightning, Viper, just a few that have side exhausts stock
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Boss 302, SVT Lightning, Viper, just a few that have side exhausts stock
Side exhausts that exit behind the passenger compartment. So Dexter04 was half right.

Mclaren SLR is right behind the front wheel but I'm not sure if that car is legal in the U.S. anyway . . .
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:05 PM   #7
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I think you're confused my friend. This car can be peppy, but it is not meant for sidepipes...
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Side exhausts that exit behind the passenger compartment. So Dexter04 was half right.

Mclaren SLR is right behind the front wheel but I'm not sure if that car is legal in the U.S. anyway . . .
it is there are two driving around where i live. And yes most cars have it just as long as you have the cat in factory position and a muffler it is good. BUT some states do not allow it unless it is designed that way from the factory.
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it is there are two driving around where i live. And yes most cars have it just as long as you have the cat in factory position and a muffler it is good. BUT some states do not allow it unless it is designed that way from the factory.
And those who are allowed to produce side pipes from the factory that discharge adjacent to the passenger compartment must endure rigorous engineering challenges and testing to prove it isn't a safety hazard for those who occupy the interior.

In other words... side pipes on an SLR are ok. Side pipes on a focus... not so much.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:59 PM   #10
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You don't drive a Vw lol And the plastic side skirts won't appreciate it either
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