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Old 05-11-2005, 02:43 AM   #1
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FC/FS Race Header sound difference?

I may be picking up a FC Race Header used but I have the FS stealth exhaust and FS Flex Pipe. I have heard the Race header with the full FS setup but was wondering if the volume or tone would change much with the FC race header on there instead?

I have an automatic and heard the 4-2-1 design would be better for me. I'm sure I would be happy with either of these headers but sound IS an issue so if the FS header is even a small amount quieter I will pay the extra money and go for that.


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Old 05-11-2005, 08:35 AM   #2
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well...
what make the car sound differently is the exhaust and the kind of header...(shorty or long)
the sound of the fc header with fs header should be VERY similar....
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I think either one will make it extremelly loud! I just put a focus sport race header on my car, and it is suuuuper loud! Do not expect the word quiet to be a part of your focus if you get a race header installed.
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Actually I don't think it will be too loud. I know someone running a svt header, r/t hi flow cat, and the focus sport stealth exhaust, and it isnt too loud at all. It sounds really good though.
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I think either one will make it extremelly loud! I just put a focus sport race header on my car, and it is suuuuper loud! Do not expect the word quiet to be a part of your focus if you get a race header installed.
It will be loud on any exhaust pretty much but considerably LESS on the stealth system.
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It's not loud on my SVT Borla
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Old 05-12-2005, 01:36 AM   #7
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oh god mine is loud...i put the FC 4-2-1 on with my exhaust and it's really loud compared to the shorty header i had on there before.
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Well of course with the SVT Borla (with resonator) or the FS Stealth Eshaust (which is designed to be quiet) it wont be as loud. But on average, a race header will make your stuff very loud.
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well...
what make the car sound differently is the exhaust and the kind of header...(shorty or long)
the sound of the fc header with fs header should be VERY similar....
BINGO! I agree.
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i agree too, and any type of race header will be loud, mine sounds kind of deep at low RPm which i love, but once i get to 3-4 RPM it gets very lound. that is why im thinking in removing my headers, i just dont like all the atention on me.

every time i pass by someone they turn to look at the car they think its a cool civic, they find out its a focus and they turn back again hehe, J/K
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