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Old 10-05-2005, 06:08 PM   #1
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Exhaust Which One??

Well I have decided to put a cat back on the focus. I live in Ft lauderdale, so I am going to take the car to Steeda since its nearby and they have experience with my vehicle. I was leaning toward the Magnaflow 2 1/4. I have read some good things on the Borla. But here are a couple of questions.

1) At 2 1/2 for the borla and the fact that I am not going to FI, The guy at steeda was explaining to me that due to the little torque our cars put, if not going FI, 2 1/4 would give me better results

2) I had Magnaflow on my old zetec and I loved the sound it had.

3) I know that the Focus has a good Exhaust from factory. I had removed the resonator on it. Frankly, I dont like the sound and besides, the Magnaflow has only one muffler (compare to the 2 that the stock set up brings) and its less restrictive.

So, What are your thoughts on this..

My appointment is not until October 28th, so I am trying to make up my mind soon.


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Old 10-05-2005, 06:22 PM   #2
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Hypnotics if you are gonna do any at all or a borla
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I'm not a big fan of the magna, I prefer the Borla. But you have a point about the size and not going with FI, so if u appreciate what the Magnaflow has to offer go for it.
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Hypnotics if you are gonna do any at all or a borla
Why the RT exhaust (aka. Hypnotic Illusions)? Do you have it and can verify the .3 shaved off in the quarter mile? I seriously find it hard to believe that every exhaust out there doesn't do much, if anything in horsepower gain, yet the RT exhaust loses .3 in the quarter mile! I'd love to see a before and after dyno of the RT exhaust.
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Old 10-06-2005, 04:08 PM   #5
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i love the sound of my magnaflow, and so do most people that hear it.............
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Changing the exhaust on a basically stock svtf is kinda pointless in the way of performance. Sure you're going to gain a some hp...but very little. All that said, I'm probably going to put a borla or magnaflow muffler on mine soon, lol. Just for the sound
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Without hijacking the thread, if any of you get a aftermarket catback i call dibs on your stock exhausts! (at least one of them)
I would get a borla but it's just not worth it to me , it attracts to much attention it fails inspections (wich means you have to pay out of pocket to get it done @ a shop instead) and power increase wise, it's a bad bang for the buck upgrade.

Anyone know someone that has a stock SVT catback let me know.
Haven't seen any in the buy sell section in a while.
I want to get rid of my meineke temp i'm running now.

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i love the sound of my magnaflow, and so do most people that hear it.............
I have the Magnaflow as well. Not too much HP but the sound is nice. If you don't have a tune that would be money better spent IMO.
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I've had Magnaflow and Borla, and I can say with complete confidence that Borla is much better. I think the Magnaflow is cheaper though. The Magnaflow sounds like crap with the ORP too, but I dont know if you plan on doing that.
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too much money for sound....
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