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Old 03-17-2009, 05:11 PM   #1
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So i see that on most of the forums, that exhaust systems are "pointless". I would like to get Ford Racing headers, CFM ORP, and Borla exhaust, would i get any gains. Any advice welcome. Preferably from some one who has done this.


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You will get some noticeable gains from the ORP ... as for the Headers ... just leave those alone. And the exhaust ... if any you will gain like 1 HP. Really the SVT is pretty well equipped and if power is what you are going for ... get the ORP to start with. and save your money from the Exhaust and Header for somethine else.

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^^^Agreed. Our headers were designed by Cosworth and flow just as well or better than any aftermarket header solution... Like stated before the ORP is pretty much the only thing that will really net you any gains as the stock cat is the bottleneck in the stock SVTF exhaust...
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you can get the coated frpp header its the same as stock but coated
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So i see that on most of the forums, that exhaust systems are "pointless". I would like to get Ford Racing headers, CFM ORP, and Borla exhaust, would i get any gains. Any advice welcome. Preferably from some one who has done this.
The biggest gain will be from the ORP. That's where the stock exhaust is bogged down the most. I wouldn't touch the header unless it's to get the FRPP ceramic coated header. It's the same header as stock but coated. It looks really good. As far as the cat-back, a lot of guys here get an aftermarket kit but it's mostly for the sound.
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I've posted this not too long ago but in case you didn't see it, here's a pic of my header. Like I said, same as stock, just coated.

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what up to another SVT tuner in SC. yeah go with the ORP. very good punch on top end but looses low end torque. if you wanted to you can always wrap your factory header then coat it with some high temp paint to give it a look better then the orange rust. with all materials youll be looking at like 75 dollars total from your local autoparts store. can search the threads on hear and see how people have done it.
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From what I hear a 3in trubendz exhaust makes power. And there should be dynons somewhere on here that support this. And if you plan to go FI the 3 in exhaust will help. I plan on getting one in the near future. And like everyone says the stock header is good and I plan on wrapping it soon so I can get rid of the hideous heat shield.
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So i see that on most of the forums, that exhaust systems are "pointless". I would like to get Ford Racing headers, CFM ORP, and Borla exhaust, would i get any gains. Any advice welcome. Preferably from some one who has done this.
I did this exact swap, minus the frpp header. I just wrapped the stock one, it was designed by cosworth...so yeah. Here's a link to a a place where my dyno vid is. Listen to the sounds emitting from it.......I love it.
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...=187422&page=6


And yes, with an ORP, I did get a gain!!!!!!!!!
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I did this exact swap, minus the frpp header. I just wrapped the stock one, it was designed by cosworth...so yeah.
The FRPP header is the same as our stock header.


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