Mk2 Cat location and application - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus First Generation > DURATEC Performance (2003-2007)

DURATEC Performance (2003-2007) The place to chat about any Duratec 23, 23E, and 20 engine performance, tuning and exhaust related upgrades.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-26-2013, 04:50 PM   #1
Durany44
Focus Enthusiast
 
Durany44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Fan#: 105620
Location: Auburn, CA
What I Drive: 2014 Mustang GT Premium. Ster Grey

Posts: 75
FF Reputation: 1 Durany44 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Mk2 Cat location and application

Hey guys I was curious as to how difficult it is to access the catt and remove it on our cars. Once I get a tuner I want to decat my focus, also are there test pipes available?


Durany44 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-26-2013, 07:08 PM   #2
PSUrivie
Focus Fanatic
 
PSUrivie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Fan#: 67329
Location: Elkridge, MD
What I Drive: Boostin in the Mid-A

Posts: 2,046
FF Reputation: 15 PSUrivie Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (10)
The cat and exhaust manifold are all on piece on the 08+. To remove the cat you will end up removing the exhaust manifold also. You could get a header and install it in place of the exhaust manifold. You could then run something like a FSW racing exhaust (it'll be loud as ballz though)
__________________
150whp/135lbs-tq @ 13lbs.
PSUrivie is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 07:10 PM   #3
Durany44
Focus Enthusiast
 
Durany44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Fan#: 105620
Location: Auburn, CA
What I Drive: 2014 Mustang GT Premium. Ster Grey

Posts: 75
FF Reputation: 1 Durany44 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Oh is the manifold bolt on and could I put it back on if I needed to ?
Durany44 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 07:13 PM   #4
PSUrivie
Focus Fanatic
 
PSUrivie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Fan#: 67329
Location: Elkridge, MD
What I Drive: Boostin in the Mid-A

Posts: 2,046
FF Reputation: 15 PSUrivie Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (10)
yeah, if you needed to pass emissions you could swap the exhaust manifold/cat back in.
__________________
150whp/135lbs-tq @ 13lbs.
PSUrivie is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 07:14 PM   #5
Kipp
FocusFest Event Team
 
Kipp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Fan#: 31300
Location: Kansas City, KS
What I Drive: 2013 F150 4x4 5.0, 2014 HD 883 Iron

Posts: 2,361
FF Reputation: 9 Kipp Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
yes it bolts to the head and the catback exhaust. and can be reinstalled if needed (i did that on mine). if you do a header then you def want the stealth exhaust. even with that it's still loud, but much quieter than the race exhaust.
__________________
2013 F150 4x4 SCrew XLT 5.0L
Midwest Crew #22
Official FocusFest Event Planner
Kipp is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 07:16 PM   #6
Durany44
Focus Enthusiast
 
Durany44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Fan#: 105620
Location: Auburn, CA
What I Drive: 2014 Mustang GT Premium. Ster Grey

Posts: 75
FF Reputation: 1 Durany44 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
That's sick I was worried, is the manifold easy to get to or does it require a mechanic? Thanks for answering my questions I appreciate it!
Durany44 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 07:17 PM   #7
felixthecat
Focus Fanatic
 
felixthecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Fan#: 80663
Location: Renton, WA
What I Drive: '05 Silver Sport Technologies

Posts: 8,578
FF Reputation: 54 felixthecat Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Durany44 View Post
Hey guys I was curious as to how difficult it is to access the catt and remove it on our cars. Once I get a tuner I want to decat my focus, also are there test pipes available?
What kind of emmisions testing do you have down there? Do they plug in to the obd2 connector & check for codes? Or do they look under your hood for mods? Or what? It depends on what they do for emmisions as far as which way you go for mods.
__________________
Introduce Mr. Torsen to the mix D23 crew- D-Tech- Sedan Revolution= #131
felixthecat is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 07:27 PM   #8
Kipp
FocusFest Event Team
 
Kipp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Fan#: 31300
Location: Kansas City, KS
What I Drive: 2013 F150 4x4 5.0, 2014 HD 883 Iron

Posts: 2,361
FF Reputation: 9 Kipp Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
you'll just need sockets and diff extensions and a wrench for a couple of the bottom row bolts. not bad to get to, but you will need to get stuff from the bay and from underneath. should take 2-4 hours first time.
__________________
2013 F150 4x4 SCrew XLT 5.0L
Midwest Crew #22
Official FocusFest Event Planner
Kipp is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 07:28 PM   #9
gtferrari
Focus Addict
 
gtferrari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 88110
Location: Grand Rapids/Big Rapids/Bangor/South Haven, MI
What I Drive: 2008 Vista Blue SES Coupe

Posts: 575
FF Reputation: 4 gtferrari Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
so why would you want to delete the cat? it doesnt effect the performance of the car and getting the check engine light off will be difficult.
__________________
2008 Vista Blue SES Coupe 5spd FRPP Zx3B Suspension
5000K D2S Retrofit
130,000+ miles and still on factory brakes and clutch!

Rep Points dont add themselves
gtferrari is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 07:33 PM   #10
Durany44
Focus Enthusiast
 
Durany44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Fan#: 105620
Location: Auburn, CA
What I Drive: 2014 Mustang GT Premium. Ster Grey

Posts: 75
FF Reputation: 1 Durany44 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I am in Cali, they check everything, and I am willing to put alot of time into it! I want to take it off because it sounds sick, and it does help the preformance. I am buying a tuner before I decat it.
Durany44 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks
-->
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:27 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.