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Old 08-17-2006, 05:49 AM   #71
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the flex will survive regaurdless if there is a cat in front or behind I don't understand why ya'll are worried about durability? Has for that e-bay auction I wish there was a picture so I could see it is says its cremic coated which is a very good thing I say get it.
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Old 08-17-2006, 07:02 AM   #72
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CHECK THIS OUT ! !

eBay Item # : 160019605116

Ford 2.0L Long Tube Header!

Fit, no fit?

oh yeah; dibs!
The auction says it's for an Escort so presumably it is the same fit as the Pacesetter i.e. needs modification for a Focus.

As for shortening the header to put a converter on, it's not a good idea. There isn't enough straight pipe after the collectors on the header to replace with a converter. In addition, this would put the converter under your transaxle, ground clearance would be an issue. Lastly, the headers are traditionally tuned pipes and the tube length is important to the flow.

As for the converter after the flex concerns, you should be fine. The Pacesetter website even states you have to re-locate your converter in their Escort header discription.
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I'm very worried about durability, since this is my only car thus it is my daily driver as well as my project. Plus if I'm going to be spending all this money to get custom bent exhaust piping I don't want it to rust off or snap off at all especially since I'm in New England the road salt capitol.

yeh I don't know what I was thinking about squeezing the cat in before the flex. It would be a custom weld job everytime I had to replace it!

I figure- I'm almost at 35K I should anticipate things that need to be replaced. I'm probly going to get a whole new flex and cat since they are going to have to be worked on anyways. Plus it's cheaper than a brand new OEM one.
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what escort are u guys talking about i have a 01 spi escort and ive been having the same problem finding headers everybody who has the spi escort not zx2 has been looking for the headers to a focus spi but the only company that sold them does not anymore. the only headers i know well fit but will need a lot of work is the ones from the 1.8 gt or something like that. if u find something out with your project let me know.
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talk about thread revival!
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:35 AM   #76
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You're like the 8th person to post this link: try and order one and see what happens ...

The answer is still no.
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I have read all of the posts on this thread and want to make sure Im getting this streight...Buy a (97-04) aftermarket header(or stock?) and mod it to fit the flex by flange exchange and cat editing as well as flex fitting... some senser issues but other than that it is a good fit? Just wondering because a buddy of mine has a escort header he will give me if it fits nice... Let me know thanx, Josh
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If you are buying a header from/for an escort and plan to put it on the focus you will FIRST need to buy one from/for a 86-90 Escort GT. The newer escort (ZX2) started to come with the Zetec, those will not fit. Second you will need to either have a EGR flange added to the header or get a tune to cancel the EGR system then remove and block the stock EGR ports all together. Cheapest rout to go would get a EGR flange welded on, now the FINAL step will be to cut the flange FROM your cat that goes to the flex and weld it to the end of the header to make it bolt to the flex pipe.

Thats quoted from the "goodies list" thread which can be found below.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=46199

Read up in there it will give you a basic run down of almost the entire SPI performance options.
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