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Old 11-08-2014, 02:05 PM   #1
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2012 focus SEL Exhaust swap!

Does anyone know if I could swap a 2013 ST exhaust system for a stock 2012 focus SEL exhaust system? Visible difference is rear tip location. I can work with that. Not looking for performance just have opportunity.


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Old 11-08-2014, 02:23 PM   #2
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Do you have a sedan or a hatch. Sedan is 6-7 inches longer. So to add ST exhaust to a sedan, you need to extend after the rear axle just before the muffler. Hatch is a straight bolt-on
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Old 11-08-2014, 02:26 PM   #3
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I have a 2012 focus SEL hatchback.
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Then it should bolt straight on
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Old 11-08-2014, 02:29 PM   #5
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That is great news! I was wondering if the pipe size was different?
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Stock S, SE, SEL, and Ti are 2 inch. ST is 2.5 inch
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So looks like I would need a pipe adapter? Or maybe not. Its looking like the pipe flange off of the cat back is the same.
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So looks like I would need a pipe adapter? Or maybe not. Its looking like the pipe flange off of the cat back is the same.
Sorry, there is just one thing that I forgot to mention. You need to cut and rotate the flange so that the resonator is straight. The ST flange is rotated a bit
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Sorry, there is just one thing that I forgot to mention. You need to cut and rotate the flange so that the resonator is straight. The ST flange is rotated a bit
Correction the flange is the same part, but because the downpipe off of the turbocharger is rotated around 45 degrees from horizontal v.s the mani-catalyast on the N/A the rest of the pipe behind the flange for the ST exhaust is rotated to tuck under the car properly, otherwise then the pipes get modified as stated.
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