I want to make it growl a bit more - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus First Generation > SPI Performance (2000-2004)

SPI Performance (2000-2004) The place to chat about any 2.0L Split Port Injection engine performance, tuning and exhaust related upgrades.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply




 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-28-2004, 04:46 PM   #1
FF Cleaning Squad
 
focusin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Fan#: 4322
Location: Bay Minette,, AL
What I Drive: All Focus' sold

Posts: 11,959
FF Reputation: 63 focusin Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (17)
I want to make it growl a bit more

OK, I read the post that said dont put on a muffler with stock pipes but too late I did that a long time ago so what I want to know is how it would sound if I cut out the secondary muffler. I have full intentions of getting a cat back system but, I got a pretty new tickit to pay for (94 - 45 I was lucky enough to not be clocked) so untill I can afford it I'm looking for other options. Also I got a little idea about running duel exaust just for a little style, any comments on that


__________________
Retired Moderator
GumpCrew #1 (dismantled)
focusin is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-28-2004, 04:52 PM   #2
Code415
Guest
 
Fan#:
Posts: n/a
Its gonna sound pretty bad with ALL that stock piping and but one muffler.

Not really a way around it as you will get lots of small backfires when revving it. It happens with a catback but not as bad.
 
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-28-2004, 05:25 PM   #3
Focus Fanatic
 
EuroZX3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Fan#: 39
Location: Denver, CO
What I Drive: 05 Black Scion TC

Posts: 3,861
FF Reputation: 1 EuroZX3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (7)
remove your stock air box and throw a cone filter on the end of the maf sensor, that helps the sound a good bit
__________________
Quote:
Originally posted by darkpuppet
needs more cowbell
EuroZX3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-29-2004, 06:32 AM   #4
FF Cleaning Squad
 
focusin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Fan#: 4322
Location: Bay Minette,, AL
What I Drive: All Focus' sold

Posts: 11,959
FF Reputation: 63 focusin Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (17)
I already have a AEM SRI it did help a little but since cutting the secondary is out what is the best pipe size for the focus, 2.5? and when I get headers what kind are best Shotrie, race, or pace setters I dont know the diff. and does the converter have to be relocated
__________________
Retired Moderator
GumpCrew #1 (dismantled)
focusin is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-29-2004, 05:54 PM   #5
Focus Addict
 
FucusUnderground's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Fan#: 2637
Location: Enfield, CT
What I Drive: 2007 Pitch Black ZX4 SES

Posts: 593
FF Reputation: 5 FucusUnderground Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
2.5 inch piping is more than enough for a Focus. 3 inches is overkill IMO. I have never heard of Pace setter headers...but...a shorty header is a direct bolt-on replacement of our dismal stock exhaust mani, allowing the cat to remain in place. A race header, on the other hand, is a long-pipe design, and it deletes the cat. These are aptly named: they are strictly for race applications. Anyone using a race header for street use does so at their own risk (noise complaints, failed emissions etc). I have seen a few people do a full custom exhaust system with race headers, an aftermarket high flow cat and cat-back. I would go that route, but since my Focus is only going to see the track a few times per year, and among good buddies at that, I would have no need for race headers. But like all aspects of customizing, it's up to you what you like better. Good luck!
__________________
All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.
FucusUnderground is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-29-2004, 06:02 PM   #6
Focus Fanatic
 
EuroZX3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Fan#: 39
Location: Denver, CO
What I Drive: 05 Black Scion TC

Posts: 3,861
FF Reputation: 1 EuroZX3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (7)
i didnt know pace setter made a header for the spi. you will be ok with either 2.25 or 2.5 to be honest. the spi wont outflow 2.25 ever really. race header will make u more power but u will be loud :)
__________________
Quote:
Originally posted by darkpuppet
needs more cowbell
EuroZX3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-29-2004, 07:39 PM   #7
Code415
Guest
 
Fan#:
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally posted by EuroZX3
i didnt know pace setter made a header for the spi. you will be ok with either 2.25 or 2.5 to be honest. the spi wont outflow 2.25 ever really. race header will make u more power but u will be loud :)
Thats not entirely true.

If you are just gonne do boltons then by all means stick with the 2.25" piping.

If you plan to stay NA but you want to bump up the compression on your SPI then I would opt for the 2.5...but no bigger.

Pace Setter does make a "race header" for the SPI but it is missing an 02 bung and the firing order on the primaries is ALL wrong. And then along came Focus Central and they COPIED pacesetters damn design.....said there was not enough clearance to get the firing order correct. Then FC put out the shorty header and got the firing order right. lol....they pwn3d themselves.
 
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-29-2004, 08:55 PM   #8
FF Cleaning Squad
 
focusin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Fan#: 4322
Location: Bay Minette,, AL
What I Drive: All Focus' sold

Posts: 11,959
FF Reputation: 63 focusin Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (17)
Alright thanks I decided to get the shorty headers w/ 2.25 pipe. Now I'm gonna get a little off topic for a second, focus underground you said you switched your guages, I dont know if the 5spd spi comes w/ a tach in the cluster but if not did you have to do any thing special to the ZX3 guages to get the tach to work or does it plug right in and work right away? Now back on topic, now with the 2.25 pipe running from the header what about the secondary is it gone, and would throwing in a "Y" and adding a second exaust pipe affect anything, good or bad?
__________________
Retired Moderator
GumpCrew #1 (dismantled)
focusin is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-29-2004, 09:27 PM   #9
Code415
Guest
 
Fan#:
Posts: n/a
Your exhaust attaches at the catalytic converter...whether you have a cat or an off road pipe. And "throwing" in a Y at any point in the focus is just pointless. It adds weight and makes the exhaust have to make an unneeded turn.

Also....the zx3 guage cluster is straight plug and play. no modding needed.
 
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-30-2004, 01:40 PM   #10
Focus Addict
 
FucusUnderground's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Fan#: 2637
Location: Enfield, CT
What I Drive: 2007 Pitch Black ZX4 SES

Posts: 593
FF Reputation: 5 FucusUnderground Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
The cluster swap is mindlessly simple. The hardest thing about itin my case was finding one. I finally got one from Ebay, but Focus tach clusters never stay up long. Yes, it is plug and play; no, you do not need any special connectors or wire harnesses. There is a writeup on how to do it on here I beleive, and there's also one on focushack.com. But again, the mileage is stored in the odometer module in the actual cluster - not the ECU- so unless you have it reprogrammed it will read the mileage of the car the NEW cluster came from. I got lucky and the one I got was only a couple hundred miles off of what it was so I didn't bother reprogramming it.
__________________
All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.
FucusUnderground is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Pitch Black ZX3
Name
Your real name.
City
State
Country
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any way to find company to make sedan tails? 05+ Technoholic MK1 Focus 50 03-12-2008 07:21 PM
Road surfaces that make you slow down gthang General Car Chat Lounge 14 01-23-2007 12:37 AM
Meh...forget the STi for now. (bit of a read and rough sketch included) EGGO General Car Chat Lounge 15 06-14-2005 09:45 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:27 AM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

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 Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1