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Old 12-22-2004, 09:52 PM   #1
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Header? Cat Back? CAI?

I'm looking to upgrade my Headers and Exhuast system as well as my intake. What whould you recomend for my 2.0 zetec? I have about 37 thousand miles and no internal mods.


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Old 12-22-2004, 10:15 PM   #2
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cool beans.
volant intake. anyone will agree with that.
cat back exhaust:borla or magna flo. depends on header. if your going for race, you wont need either, but svt is a good header.
if you read what eveyone has in there profile or signature you can get a good idea.

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Old 12-22-2004, 10:17 PM   #3
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I dont have a header but i do have a Volant CAI and Magnaflow catback waiting to be put on.
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Read the threads below to get an idea of what's out there.

INTAKE is almost always 1st.....
Then EXHAUST or a THROTTLE BODY or a UDP......

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...threadid=20676
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Old 12-22-2004, 10:34 PM   #5
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Thanks for the tips.
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Many of your choices will be determined by your budget and the time frame by which you want to complete the mods. Set forth a plan for your mods...too often people just start buying crap with no plan or idea where they are going with it and the next thing you know they end up with parts that they don't need, the wrong part or parts that don't work as well together. Everyone has their own idea as to which is the best to start with some say intake, some say exhaust others might say suspension...which ever you pick to start with stick with it and finish it before you move on.
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Many of your choices will be determined by your budget and the time frame by which you want to complete the mods. Set forth a plan for your mods...too often people just start buying crap with no plan or idea where they are going with it and the next thing you know they end up with parts that they don't need, the wrong part or parts that don't work as well together. Everyone has their own idea as to which is the best to start with some say intake, some say exhaust others might say suspension...which ever you pick to start with stick with it and finish it before you move on.
please listen to this guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

he speaks the truth, i speak from experience, having been through this ordeal with having no idea what to do with my car....

having a goal is the #1 thing u can do for your car.. your budget will play a big part in what u get/ how long it takes to get it.. but having a goal will make each new mod that much sweeter...

make long term goals first.. it takes time to decide where exactly where u wanna go with your car.. but make the long term goals.. decide exactly where you wanna go in the long run, then make the short term goals.. to work toward that long term goal... it takes a lot of research to decide where u wanna go.. but focus fanatics and focal jet are perfect places to read on what ppl have done, pplz's opinions on parts, and trouble people have run into..

the search button is your friend!!!
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I have to agree with every thing that was just
said by these two. When i started my mods
i was just going for it and i didnt know were to
start. I have been on here since october and i know
what i want and how i am going to get it. i have a plan
and have begun to get it done. It might take me a couple
years to get it all done but i am prepared to wait. I want it
done right not like some ricer that just throw stuff on their cars
thinking that they are bad ass. Take your time and do it right.
Good luck with your moding.
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Many of your choices will be determined by your budget and the time frame by which you want to complete the mods. Set forth a plan for your mods...too often people just start buying crap with no plan or idea where they are going with it and the next thing you know they end up with parts that they don't need, the wrong part or parts that don't work as well together. Everyone has their own idea as to which is the best to start with some say intake, some say exhaust others might say suspension...which ever you pick to start with stick with it and finish it before you move on.
One of the best posts I have seen yet on here.
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\ Set forth a plan for your mods...too often people just start buying crap with no plan or idea where they are going with it and the next thing you know they end up with parts that they don't need, the wrong part or parts that don't work as well together.
Yeah, I did this. Think what your gonna be doing first then buy the parts that you need to finish it. Like don't do catback then move onto suspension. Finish off your exhaust first and you will be a happy little camper
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