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Old 07-23-2012, 12:05 AM   #11
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Is there anything wrong with the exhaust that you have right now? If nothing is wrong with it why bother replacing it with this aftermarket exhaust? Why not save your money now and buy something that you know about the quality aspect at least. This exhaust looks good in the picture but when you get it in your hands it is more than likely going to look a little different. I would like to see pictures of this when you get it in. Most of the cheaper exhausts sold on Ebay are made of T304 stainless but the piping is so thin. It's done that way so they can sell it cheaper. The welds and flanges are more than likely made of a really cheap mild steel which would cause them to rust really quickly and more than likely cause more problems in a short period of time. A lot of times the flanges don't line up properly, which means more work to have to get it on there. But if you are only going to have it on there for a short period of time, it is your choice. We are not trying to tell you that you are wrong but only trying to guide you in the right direction so you don't end up having to spend more money than needed to have the same exact results and item.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:20 AM   #12
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I know and I appreciate it. It's kinda why I made this post to begin with. I did a few searching on aftermarket ebay exhausts and couldn't really get an answer I was looking for. Mainly, if anyone has a similar or the exact exhaust and their experiences with it. Not trying to be cheap but my current exhaust is the original (remind you, I own a 2000 ZTS) and is rusting. Not to mention, it is an eyesore. So yeah, I admit I'm trying to get something a little nicer while gaining something (if possible). After this exhaust I'm gonna head on to the intake, throttle body, etc. Which I have been searching and reading up on. All the talk on the short air intake to cold air intake is mind boggling. No real answer on which direction to go with those so I may end up going short with a custom heat shield. I have zero done to the performance of the car and right now it just deciding where to go with this.
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:37 AM   #13
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Why buy an exhaust only to last 6 month to replace again? If its money because you cant get one like @ http://www.trubendz.com/index.php/pr...xhaust-systems then wait a few more paychecks.
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:17 PM   #14
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I'm sure I made a mistake by ordering the eBay'r. Only thing now is hoping it lines up so I can get some kind of use out of it. Mistake learned. Thanks guys.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:58 PM   #15
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Probably your best intake for you at the moment would be a K&N drop-in filter. $40 and you get about the same effect as you would for a CAI or SRI.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:38 AM   #16
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yeah but wouldn't that be pointless once i start up grading even more? cam gears, cams, clutch, injectors, ...?
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Well once you have the $600+ for those you will have a bit more money ( presumably ) not to go on eBay to find them.

Also bigger injectors will do nothing performance wise along with the clutch. I would get a tune before I did a clutch.
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Haha. I'm not doing ebay anymore for any performance parts. I really have only used ebay to buy missing trim pieces or similar things.
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I'm going to disagree a little. Granted, I have had the good ol' MBRP flexback on my focus for going on 5 years, but I have installed several ebay catbacks for people and they have been of suprising quality. Usually just made by exhaust shops looking for some extra income. Just know that if the ad says stainless the flanges probably arent, just the piping. And if an ebay ad doesnt answer a question about the product, its probably a bad answer.
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I had the chance to get it installed this past friday and I'm actually happy with it's sound. Nice and throaty. When you're at a stop you can barely hear it. Since it's my first performance upgrade I can't really feel a power gain. The kit came in three part and the end what the exhaust tip is needed to be re-done. It was NOT a direct bolt on. Aside from having to wait three-four hrs to get my car back I was VERY happy with it's out come. This weekend I'll be install my SVT header setup. Woop
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