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Old 04-25-2005, 05:12 PM   #1
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cosworth, focus sport, focus central- Which header is better

I doing some research here for my up in coming 2.3 st. Which of these three headers is the best bang for you dollar. The focus central header, focus sport or the cosworth header? Now they all say not street legal but i will be putting a magnaflow cat after it. Im gunna extend the wires and move mid pip resontaor back on the magnaflow or focus sport exhaust i get. Now i should be able to get a cat in there because the magnaflow cat i'm looking at is no bigger then 3" round. it's small and a high flow unit too. So who offers the best for your dollar? thanks ryan.


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Old 04-25-2005, 05:49 PM   #2
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also...walter marcy is in stages of developing a header..

f2focus also has a header out, without a flex-pipe extension, instead it uses spring loaded bolts which isn't too uncommon.

draxas also has a header out, very nice quality...

in fact they all are very nice quality... anything is better than the waffle press you currently have.
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i also forgot to ask is there anyway to have a performance header, high flow cat(s) and performance exhaust while being emissions lagal?Does the st have two cats or one. Can i elimate one? Move it or them back if i get a header. Do the cat(s) have an airport on it (no smart remarks please) lIn pa where not as strict but we do have some type of emssions just not as harsh as cali and others. what are my options. what can i do.
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Old 04-25-2005, 08:26 PM   #4
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ummm, wrong forum if you are driving a 2000 focus, this is the duratec forum, you're driving a zetec.
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he is doing research for his up and coming ST as stated in original post. FS does not have one available for the 2.3 yet, nor does Marcy; but both companies are developing them and they should be available in the future sometime soon, we hope. I cannot speak from personal experience but since the cossie one is rather new, no one has really had a chance to play with it. With that being said, that leaves fc and draxas. It seems that draxas seems to have the edge as far as a header is concerned; but thats based on popularity.
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Old 04-26-2005, 01:47 AM   #6
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I'd have to say that I am very pleased with my Draxas race header. In my opinion it is better than the Cosworth one only for the fact that it costs 20 dollars less and includes a flex pipe. And there is no way you are going to pass emissions with any header on this engine.
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there is a cat in the stock header, so putting any aftermarket header on it will be against the law. I dont know which of these header options is better, so ... yea.
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so there is no way i can be legal. can't i move the cats back. do i have to have two or is there like an o2 cheater i can get. anything?? like cut the flex joint off and put a cat there on the forcus central piece then add another cat after that, and extand the wires. could i do that?
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Why not go to an exhaust shop and ask them if you can add them in after the header?
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There is allready a secondary cat in place after the flex pipe. Losing the primary cat when deleting the stock header will cause your car to no longer be street legal. My question is why would you want a race header if you wanna put 2 cats behind it? Makes no sence to me, add some power to lose some..........or somthing like that.
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