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Old 02-17-2004, 10:48 PM   #1
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Question Universal Muffler

Does anyone know of a good universal muffler that will fit in the small space, for the stock muffler? I drive a 2000 se 4dr, and I am having trouble finding a muffler for underneath because of the size restrictions. Would like a cannister muffler with a 4" tip or larger, but don't want that god awful ricer sound. Please Help!!!




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Old 02-17-2004, 10:54 PM   #2
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go to www.modernperformance.com and they have some universal mufflers that fit the focus, but I would wait and get a full cat back. (My HKS should be coming in in the next couple days)
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Re: Universal Muffler

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Would like a cannister muffler with a 4" tip or larger, but don't want that god awful ricer sound. Please Help!!!

Even if you dont get the sound youll still have the look.
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Old 02-18-2004, 12:12 AM   #4
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which exhaust setup would offer the least ricer look/sound but not sacrifice performance?
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Old 02-18-2004, 01:32 AM   #5
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I have a RS Type universal muffler.. it fit and its a canister style in which I like(I think the tip is like 4" but Im not sure, I got it off ebay for like $40: $120 to install though).. but I got the exhaust shop to make it a cat back.. so yeah.. my focus doesnt put out a ricer sound.. its pretty low until I floor it..
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Just find a 225 magnaflow brand new off ebay, they're there.
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^^^^^^^^^^ thats what I did.
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my way is cheaper.. and better!.. j/k
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The reasons why you will want a full catback exhaust are:

A new catback will be made out of stainless steel(or should be anyways) and will resist corrosion and last the life of the car.

A new catback will also have a larger diameter piping throughout at 2.25 or 2.50. This is a huge improvement over the stock ~1.87in.

A new catback will give a full body sound without becoming tinny or "ricey"

Since a new exhaust has a larger diameter and a better free flowing muffler without the stock resonator, you will see a performance advantage of about 2-3hp.

Surprisingly enough the only advantage to having the stock catback is the design is good and doesn't restrict airflow, it's the diameter/muffler/resonator that do that.
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Old 02-19-2004, 10:30 PM   #10
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I have the magnaflow i got it for 220 brand new as well, i know someone who did the install for 50... i got an mac short ram intake tube for 30 and a k&n cone filter, the sound and performance is great. Also wit the coffee can muffler, at least in MD u get a ticket for an after market muffler. It is hard to tell with my magnaflow tip.
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