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Old 12-09-2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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Possible to ID manufacturer?

Was wondering if anyone might be able to ID the brand/manufacturer of this header (although, truth be told, I'm not expecting a solid answer, as there's no real detail in/from the pic. I tried calling the guy, but got no answer)

Anyway, here's a pic of the header I saw online. It's part of a packaged deal that includes a partial body kit: a 3 piece mid-wing, a roof spoiler, rear bumper, and side skirts.

http://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/pts/3395762048.html

The header looks very similar (if not identical, minus the paint/coating) to this one:

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=302864


Does anyone know how good a brand OBX is? Does anyone have this header installed, and if so, did you notice any improvement in power?

I'm getting ready to take the plunge on purchasing a header, so I'm shopping around & getting brand feedback at this point.

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Old 12-09-2012, 01:51 PM   #2
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That looks a lot like my FSWerks 4 to 1 header.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:09 PM   #3
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Pretty sure it is a FSWerks if you look at the picture.
http://fswerks.com/headers.htm
Also the link you have is for a Duratec header.
And as far as OBX I had one for a while-a 4-2-1 SS header. No issues with fitment or welds breaking. I think OBX is probably among the best of the China-sourced headers you will find.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:33 PM   #4
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Pretty sure it is a FSWerks if you look at the picture.
http://fswerks.com/headers.htm
Also the link you have is for a Duratec header.
And as far as OBX I had one for a while-a 4-2-1 SS header. No issues with fitment or welds breaking. I think OBX is probably among the best of the China-sourced headers you will find.


Which link? The FF BST one?

Regarding the OBX, did you notice any performance gains? If so, how much? I'm not sure if I should buy piece by piece, or wait untill I have enough to get the entire setup at once. (header + exhaust)

Here's the OBX one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/OBX-4-2-1-Ex.../190755989627?
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:50 PM   #5
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x3, FSW header.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:15 PM   #6
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Hmm.. ok, general consensus is that it may be an FS Werks 4-1 header. Now, my other question is this:

Is there any noticeable performance differences from a 4-1 header, vs a 4-2-1 header? (The only difference I'm aware of is the design - 4 pipes in to 1 vs 4 pipes into 2 into 1)
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If you go with the 4-2-1 header make sure that it pairs 1 with 4 and 2 with 3 like this one...

to properly scavenge the exhaust pulses.
I can't remember where I read this but the 4-1 design is supposed to be a high rpm header.
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IMHO, there's no noticeable difference for the average Focus owner.
Any gains/losses will be seen with more and more power and RPM. I'd almost go so far as to say that below 7,000RPM and/or 160whp you won't see any difference.


Every long tube header is an improvement over stock. Other than that it's build quality, durability, fit/finish and personal preference.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:46 PM   #9
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IMHO, there's no noticeable difference for the average Focus owner.
Any gains/losses will be seen with more and more power and RPM. I'd almost go so far as to say that below 7,000RPM and/or 160whp you won't see any difference.


Every long tube header is an improvement over stock. Other than that it's build quality, durability, fit/finish and personal preference.


Yup, I totally agree
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:45 PM   #10
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This is the FocusSport race header. I have had this header before. It removes your catalytic converter and makes it loud as Hell so prepare yourself for the obscene noise you are going to make lol. The loudness isn't so bad once you turn up the radio loud enough, but that droning on long distance trips will drive you insane.
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