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Old 02-27-2013, 08:47 AM   #41
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My comment about the dirty rims is not that it will be black. but on a few vehicles I have seen with side exhaust its not so much the exhaust that makes it dirty. Its the fact that the rim will be subject to more temperature and humidity differences making it more likely to pick up "dirt" from the air. At least that's on the few cars I have had long term experience with. They don't get that much dirtier but I think it may look odd also with the exhaust only on one side. something about symmetry.

Thinks it would look well polished if you got some of the flat tips that were used on the older camaros. Thought about putting a y splitter and doing dual so you have one on each side? could get away with a dual 1.75" pipe which would help with the clearance issue some have mentioned and have the same airflow.

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Do you also need to look at adding extra reflective / heat shield material to the underside of the body where the new exhaust deviates from the factory route? or your far enough away that you dont need to worry about the temps?
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:05 AM   #42
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Im not doing dual pipes im having it come out the side bc like someone said earlier it helps the turbo spin longer and im turboing it this summer and im getting a wide body kit for it and the kenblock full vinyl wrap.
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What do you mean the turbo spins longer? Do you mean spools quicker?
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Turbo spool is all about back pressure... less back pressure you have after the turbo and higher pressure in front the larger the differential and faster it will spool. Running dual would cut down on back pressure still.

I am just saying what I would do....

Your talking about turbo spool... the exhaust looks like its stock size. You will have better performance running 3" and then doing 3" out the back or Dual 2" out the sides.. trying to dump a 3" out the side of the focus will really cut into your ground clearance. going with dual will allow you to cut down the tube size while keeping the flow.

Edit: just read your Turboing this summer... so guess I have to ask why are you doing this now? you will have a completely different exhaust system set up and size in every aspect once you install a turbo.
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I'd rather go 3" out the back for the street but on a more track driven car a side exhaust might be worth the quicker spool but with my turbo DSM a 3" turbo back exhaust running through a race pipe was still a quick spool.

The extra weight of running duals might not be worth it and simpler is better in this case.
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Quicker lol sorry and i was just trying out the sound of it and i like the look of it and since im getting the turbo from fswerks for my grad. Im doing a bigger size exhaust too
Im looking at a als system called the bee r for better launch and better acceleration on turns
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Give you the credit for the effort, but the look and sound will be completely different once you have the turbo.

But, Good Luck!
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Yeah thanks it was free so thought id try it and its good so i can mock up my new exhaust
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Spin Tech

Check out this site for OVAL exhaust tubing. This would definately help with ground clearance issues.

http://www.spintechmufflers.com/
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I dont have ground clearance problems guys and ive gone over huge speed bumps
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