Straight Pipe for cat back - Focus Fanatics
Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forums
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace



Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > ZETEC Performance (2000-2004)

ZETEC Performance (2000-2004) The place to chat about any 2.0L Zetec engine performance, tuning and exhaust related upgrades.

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-24-2004, 12:32 PM   #1
Brandonsask8er
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Fan#: 1689
Location: Hillsboro, Or
What I Drive: 2003 Silver ZX3

Posts: 370
FF Reputation: 1 Brandonsask8er Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (7)
Straight Pipe for cat back

I hit a rock going 45 a couple of weeks ago and I wasnt able to get it on a lift untill yesterday. The resonator was almost flatened and the cat back had a bunch of dents and bends in it. So i did a quik fix and just made a straight tube from the flex back. OMG this thing is so rediculously loud that my parents offered to buy me a cat back for xmas. I called mbrp and ordered one, didnt want to spend all of there money on a borla. The only thing that sucks is i have to drive aroudn with a really loud car untill late jan.


Brandonsask8er is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-24-2004, 12:35 PM   #2
fokuzx3
teh tranny killer
 
fokuzx3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Fan#: 15685
Location: Auburn
What I Drive: r.i.p. liquid grey zx3....now 300zx

Posts: 3,130
FF Reputation: 1 fokuzx3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
does it feel ne faster or just bogs down?
__________________
zetec crew #23
zetec R.I.P. best standing 1/4 time= 15.260 @88.08 mph (2.275 60)
Quote:
Originally Posted by warneej View Post
it takes a minute to get used to, kinda like shaving your balls.. haha
fokuzx3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2004, 12:45 PM   #3
Brandonsask8er
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Fan#: 1689
Location: Hillsboro, Or
What I Drive: 2003 Silver ZX3

Posts: 370
FF Reputation: 1 Brandonsask8er Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (7)
no it has no lowend torque but it has some gains for hp
Brandonsask8er is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2004, 12:46 PM   #4
bowersdaazian
Focus Fanatic
 
bowersdaazian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Fan#: 2963
Location: Northern CA ; USAF decides, CA
What I Drive: '04 2.3 ZX3 ; FSW/JCM PWSC SVT

Posts: 1,961
FF Reputation: 8 bowersdaazian Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (8)
Ive driven around with a cut exhaust from the cat back, and i can say that it was really nice sounding. I loved that sound, loud maybe, but really nice burble and grunt.
But i think you will like the MBRP, good luck with that

Merry Christmas eve
__________________
EW motto(s):

"Jam Harder, Penetrate Deeper, Dispense Longer"
and
"In God we Trust, All Others we Monitor, Jam or Deceive"
bowersdaazian is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2004, 12:53 PM   #5
_RED_
Sonic's MK3 Crew #02
 
_RED_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Fan#: 10712
Location: Orlando, FL
What I Drive: 2012 Focus SE sport

Posts: 8,008
FF Reputation: 2 _RED_ Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Yeah thats what i have right now a 2.25 stight pipe to a muffler douned good till i put the shorty on then it got raspy so in the spring im going to buy a mbrp
__________________
Dyno numbers: 177hp/163tq
Mods: Steeda Intake, STS Kit, Rear sway bar, Lowering springs, Steeda RMM, Magnaflow catback, SCT Tune
Moderator: Third Generation Ford Focus, DURATEC Ti-VCT GDI Performance Chat & Florida regional section
_RED_ is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2004, 12:56 PM   #6
Brandonsask8er
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Fan#: 1689
Location: Hillsboro, Or
What I Drive: 2003 Silver ZX3

Posts: 370
FF Reputation: 1 Brandonsask8er Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (7)
i have a jba header with fc cat and the tubing is 2.5 so no restriction and is so loud i cant here my radio over it.
Brandonsask8er is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2004, 12:59 PM   #7
_RED_
Sonic's MK3 Crew #02
 
_RED_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Fan#: 10712
Location: Orlando, FL
What I Drive: 2012 Focus SE sport

Posts: 8,008
FF Reputation: 2 _RED_ Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
then we have close to the same setup beside me having 2.25 tell me does yours sound ricy at high RPM's
__________________
Dyno numbers: 177hp/163tq
Mods: Steeda Intake, STS Kit, Rear sway bar, Lowering springs, Steeda RMM, Magnaflow catback, SCT Tune
Moderator: Third Generation Ford Focus, DURATEC Ti-VCT GDI Performance Chat & Florida regional section
_RED_ is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2004, 02:13 PM   #8
blury
Registered User
 
blury's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Fan#: 16554
Location: Claremore OK
What I Drive: 2000 Focus Wagon Green

Posts: 221
FF Reputation: 1 blury Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I have a shorty header, 2.5 flex and 2.5 pipe straight to cherry bomb turbo muffler. Doesnt seem that loud to me. Maybe the muffler. Sounded good till a couple months ago i think i need a new muffler. I alos need to get rid of the factory cat and shorty and get a race header. Then it will be loud. Not as loud as my Galaxie (289 straight pipes)

I like loud.
blury is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2004, 02:16 PM   #9
_RED_
Sonic's MK3 Crew #02
 
_RED_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Fan#: 10712
Location: Orlando, FL
What I Drive: 2012 Focus SE sport

Posts: 8,008
FF Reputation: 2 _RED_ Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
yeah my set up sounded great till I but the header and FC cat on,I guess that extra exust flow was to much for my muffler
__________________
Dyno numbers: 177hp/163tq
Mods: Steeda Intake, STS Kit, Rear sway bar, Lowering springs, Steeda RMM, Magnaflow catback, SCT Tune
Moderator: Third Generation Ford Focus, DURATEC Ti-VCT GDI Performance Chat & Florida regional section
_RED_ is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2004, 03:21 PM   #10
zx34me
Focus Revolution
 
zx34me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Fan#: 12063
Location: WI
What I Drive: 2000/zx3/infared/atx & 96 dodge neo

Posts: 2,126
FF Reputation: 1 zx34me Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (15)
the mbrp sounds great
the only trouble i had was geting the tip to sit well in my exhaust cutout
but otherwise an overall fantastic prouduct
__________________
FOCUS - REVOLUTION
JRSC BBK "TWEECED" BY MASSIVESPEEDSYSTEM
zx34me 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 02:57 AM.


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

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. You can find all Ford Focus related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.