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Old 03-14-2004, 09:46 PM   #1
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Shorty Setup or FC Race Header Setup?

I have the Focus Central Shorty Headers with the Flex pipe which removes the Cat installed. Im wondering what do you get better gains with? The Shorty Headers with the Flex or the Focus Central Race Headers 4-2-1 w/ elbow. Someone Shed some light on this situation for me! Thanks


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i dont exactly understand your setup here. you have a fc shorty and a flex pipe but somehow you removed your cat? do you have an orp? or maybe you mean you have an fc race header?

but ill tell you now that your best gains will be with a race header and flex.
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Old 03-14-2004, 10:24 PM   #3
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What I meant to say was I have a Focus Central Shorty Header and off road Pipe- and then I have the Magnaflow 2.5 cat- The only thing that is stock is my flex pipe! So the Race Headers are better the the Shorty and offroad pipe? Thanks
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Old 03-14-2004, 11:23 PM   #4
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Technically both are illegal setups, by California emission standards. Since both require the cat converter to be removed. But as far as performance wise, I think the best bet would be the shorty and offroad, thought u might get better resualts with the Race Header and elbow.
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Offroad pipe or flex pipe? Becuase if you have a offroad pipe doesnt that remove your cat? How are the magna flows by the way? Easy instal, did it bolt right in, or did you have to make mounts and/or drill holes.
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No Drilling or Nothing- Bolted right up!~ I have a Offroad Pipe that yes removed that cat- i cant find a Flex Pipe- Dose anyone know where i can get a good flex pipe for an spi? Let me know- Thanks
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www.Focus-Central.com look under exhaust look for Flex Pipe, should fit.
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i have an spi not zetec i need a positive fit! thanks
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Ok, asking around I will get back to you.
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Usually SPI piping is around 2.25 in diameter. I found a FLEXPIPE that would satisfy your needs.

http://www.trubendz.com/home.asp?pro...e=productIndex
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