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Old 02-12-2009, 01:21 AM   #1
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getting new custom exhaust is 3 inch really worth it on a stock svt focus


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Only for FI, use the search and you can find more detailed answers. If you want power from your exhaust get an ORP or HFC
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Tom posted a dyno showing gains with a 3'' exhaust AND a 3'' off-road pipe but without some sort of FI it's really not worth it.
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CasyE has a 3 inch on his svt pm him
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there are better things to spend money on in a stock svt
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i would buy a hiflow cat from magnaflow and make a custom HFc, i think thats the way
then buy the tune and the next step would be FI.

I was going to do 3" but talked with tom and he said i would need a wideband o2 for the best tuning, so you know if you wanna spend 250 bucks aprox
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2.5" is probally perfect...just dont cheap out on the muffler or you will get rasp.

wanna sale your stock exhaust?
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Tom posted a dyno showing gains with a 3'' exhaust AND a 3'' off-road pipe but without some sort of FI it's really not worth it.
And the dyno looks just like CFM's offroad pipe on a stock SVT exhaust. 3" is not worth it unless you're boosting.

I do have a custom 3" exhaust with a CFM high-flow cat, but it is for a supercharger.

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...I was going to do 3" but talked with tom and he said i would need a wideband o2 for the best tuning, so you know if you wanna spend 250 bucks aprox
I already told you a tune is not necessary. All you need is a MIL eliminator if you're deleting the cat. A tune certainly helps but you don't need it to change your exhaust.
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