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Old 03-07-2007, 08:47 PM   #1
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svt focus stock exhaust loud?

i have an 03 with 60k on it. it sounds real throaty like the cat is gutted but when i looked underneath it looks like the exhaust was never taken off. the muffler still says ford. i asked a few guys that know of svt focus and says it is way too loud for stock. my question is, what can be done to the exhuast besides gutting the cat and still look factory? does anyone have a clip of exhaust stock with gutted cat so i can hear if it sounds the same. reason for this is im going to inspect it this and want to know if i should buy a cat.


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Maybe has a highflow cat? I donno? Maybe an exhaust leak somewhere.
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i have a stock exhaust on mine and it is waaaaay to quit for me. The way you discribe it it should be quit soft. Yes it is throaty but it is quit. The only way it would be louder than stock is if-A)stock cat has been gutted or-B)high flow cat but with a hfc it is really raspy and little louder.
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Check your cat...I suspect you may not have one, but an Off road pipe instead
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it is raspy and louder, maybe it is a high flow cat. what would a hfc look like?
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What's up cobra666... a high-flow cat looks pretty much like the stock one:

http://focus.c-f-m.com/index.asp?Pag...OD&ProdID=1125

An offroad pipe would have no cat:

http://focus.c-f-m.com/index.asp?Pag...PROD&ProdID=76
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Cobra666, take a picture if you can of your cat so we can see...
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Do people actually gut cat's on there SVTF's?
Hmmmm.. Low budget mod-
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Do people actually gut cat's on there SVTF's?
Hmmmm.. Low budget mod-
But good gains in power
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yes very good power gains for a little 4banger LOL!
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