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Old 02-22-2006, 05:13 AM   #1
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i ****** up my svt...can i get some opinions?

ok...so we all know that getting ****** up at a party isnt a good thing...especially when u r passed out and someone moves your sick ass svt focus...meaning, i was smashed, someone moved my ride, and now i have a bent header that pushed the exhaust about 1 inch back...and my o2 sensors (primary and secondary) are ******...i had this crazy idea of leaving the stock header on, although it is bent, and relocating the bungs for the o2 sensors...but i found that this project would be just as costly as going ahead and getting a new header...if i do that, i can bring the whole system back...and still have the original bungs for the sensors to screw in...but what header should i get???? i was thinking of a race only 4-1 application that focussport makes or i was thinking of a 4-2-1 header from steeda...they range about the same as far as price goes....under $400.00....but i dont know which one is better....or is a new stock header the best way to go???


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Old 02-22-2006, 06:11 AM   #2
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The stock header is hard to beat and ford racing has a ceramic coated one now.

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Old 02-22-2006, 06:33 AM   #3
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you can get the stock header for 200-250ish. if you changed to a race header, you'd also have to get an aftermarket flex pipe and you wouldn't have a catalytic converter anymore. it would cost more to go aftermarket than to just replace your stock header
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Old 02-22-2006, 06:59 AM   #4
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Stock header is the way to go! They are cheap and well designed. What will make you flip out about is the price of O2 sensors, if needed
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Old 02-22-2006, 07:11 AM   #5
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for sure last rites! i think i paid 60 bucks almost for the precat o2 sensor a month or so ago. it beats an 88 celica all trac that i had a couple of years ago. 130 bucks for the o2 sensor that went into the down pipe. youch! easy to replace though..... the stock header seems to do a great job to me. unless you're gonna go crazy with FI later, i'd save the money for something else... like o2 sensors.
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Old 02-22-2006, 06:36 PM   #7
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^^ yea Hilltard i agree with you...lol i had a simalar experience svt03man..but the guy that had my svt broke the shift linkage...needless to say no one got my keys ever again!

BTW just go stock header its amazing. and its not worth dishing out the money on something that really isnt goin to improve..ford did there homework here...
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Old 02-23-2006, 01:25 AM   #8
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thanx alot guys...i am most defineatley going to consider the stock header...it is a really bitch'in set up...but does anyone know where i can get a new flex pipe? the owner b4 me had done something to the car and on my flex, there is a hose clamp...i guess to hold it together if it had been prieviously messed up...im definatley going to buy a new one! thanks again guys!!!
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um, send the guy who moved ur car the bill......friends dont let friends drive their SVTF and mess shit up and NOT send em the bill.....NO WAY u gonna get my keys, unless u want to unlock the door.......and even then....
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Old 02-23-2006, 01:54 AM   #10
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on a side note...this is why I will never drink.......

I seem do do enough damage on my own
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