Possible to ID manufacturer? - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus First Generation > ZETEC Performance (2000-2004)

ZETEC Performance (2000-2004) The place to chat about any 2.0L Zetec engine performance, tuning and exhaust related upgrades.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply




 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-09-2012, 01:03 PM   #1
Focus Enthusiast
 
VinnyB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 97705
Location: Ft Lauderdale, FL
What I Drive: '03 Screaming Yellow EAP

Posts: 215
Points 1,288, Level 19
Points: 1,288, Level: 19 Points: 1,288, Level: 19 Points: 1,288, Level: 19
Level Up 88% Completed
Level up: 88% Level up: 88% Level up: 88%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 18 VinnyB Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Possible to ID manufacturer?

Was wondering if anyone might be able to ID the brand/manufacturer of this header (although, truth be told, I'm not expecting a solid answer, as there's no real detail in/from the pic. I tried calling the guy, but got no answer)

Anyway, here's a pic of the header I saw online. It's part of a packaged deal that includes a partial body kit: a 3 piece mid-wing, a roof spoiler, rear bumper, and side skirts.

http://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/pts/3395762048.html

The header looks very similar (if not identical, minus the paint/coating) to this one:

For Sale: Zex wet Nitrous kit, f2 header, magnaflow catback 2.5"


Does anyone know how good a brand OBX is? Does anyone have this header installed, and if so, did you notice any improvement in power?

I'm getting ready to take the plunge on purchasing a header, so I'm shopping around & getting brand feedback at this point.

Thanks in advance


__________________
If it wasn't for law enforcement & physics, I'd be unstoppable.
VinnyB is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-09-2012, 01:51 PM   #2
Focus Addict
 
JFrye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Fan#: 54896
Location: Mexico, MO
What I Drive: 2000 ZX3, 99 Dodge 3500 w/Cummins

Posts: 624
Points 1,848, Level 25
Points: 1,848, Level: 25 Points: 1,848, Level: 25 Points: 1,848, Level: 25
Level Up 48% Completed
Level up: 48% Level up: 48% Level up: 48%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 3 JFrye Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (6)
That looks a lot like my FSWerks 4 to 1 header.
JFrye is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2012, 02:09 PM   #3
Focus Addict
 
02ztsian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Fan#: 14466
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
What I Drive: V6Mistake, 03 ZX3

Posts: 1,187
Points 3,095, Level 34
Points: 3,095, Level: 34 Points: 3,095, Level: 34 Points: 3,095, Level: 34
Level Up 30% Completed
Level up: 30% Level up: 30% Level up: 30%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 9 02ztsian Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (14)
Pretty sure it is a FSWerks if you look at the picture.
http://fswerks.com/headers.htm
Also the link you have is for a Duratec header.
And as far as OBX I had one for a while-a 4-2-1 SS header. No issues with fitment or welds breaking. I think OBX is probably among the best of the China-sourced headers you will find.
02ztsian is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2012, 02:33 PM   #4
Focus Enthusiast
 
VinnyB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 97705
Location: Ft Lauderdale, FL
What I Drive: '03 Screaming Yellow EAP

Posts: 215
Points 1,288, Level 19
Points: 1,288, Level: 19 Points: 1,288, Level: 19 Points: 1,288, Level: 19
Level Up 88% Completed
Level up: 88% Level up: 88% Level up: 88%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 18 VinnyB Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 02ztsian View Post
Pretty sure it is a FSWerks if you look at the picture.
http://fswerks.com/headers.htm
Also the link you have is for a Duratec header.
And as far as OBX I had one for a while-a 4-2-1 SS header. No issues with fitment or welds breaking. I think OBX is probably among the best of the China-sourced headers you will find.


Which link? The FF BST one?

Regarding the OBX, did you notice any performance gains? If so, how much? I'm not sure if I should buy piece by piece, or wait untill I have enough to get the entire setup at once. (header + exhaust)

Here's the OBX one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/OBX-4-2-1-Ex.../190755989627?
__________________
If it wasn't for law enforcement & physics, I'd be unstoppable.
VinnyB is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2012, 06:50 PM   #5
C2H5OH
 
iminhell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Fan#: 36222
Location: Darwin, MN
What I Drive: 2000 & 2001 ZX3's

Posts: 11,040
Points 19,578, Level 88
Points: 19,578, Level: 88 Points: 19,578, Level: 88 Points: 19,578, Level: 88
Level Up 46% Completed
Level up: 46% Level up: 46% Level up: 46%
Forum Activity 22%
Activity: 22% Activity: 22% Activity: 22%
FF Reputation: 53 iminhell Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
x3, FSW header.
__________________
121,000 members and still no sponsored racing.
iminhell is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2012, 07:15 PM   #6
Focus Enthusiast
 
VinnyB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 97705
Location: Ft Lauderdale, FL
What I Drive: '03 Screaming Yellow EAP

Posts: 215
Points 1,288, Level 19
Points: 1,288, Level: 19 Points: 1,288, Level: 19 Points: 1,288, Level: 19
Level Up 88% Completed
Level up: 88% Level up: 88% Level up: 88%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 18 VinnyB Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Hmm.. ok, general consensus is that it may be an FS Werks 4-1 header. Now, my other question is this:

Is there any noticeable performance differences from a 4-1 header, vs a 4-2-1 header? (The only difference I'm aware of is the design - 4 pipes in to 1 vs 4 pipes into 2 into 1)
__________________
If it wasn't for law enforcement & physics, I'd be unstoppable.
VinnyB is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2012, 07:56 PM   #7
Focus Addict
 
02ztsian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Fan#: 14466
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
What I Drive: V6Mistake, 03 ZX3

Posts: 1,187
Points 3,095, Level 34
Points: 3,095, Level: 34 Points: 3,095, Level: 34 Points: 3,095, Level: 34
Level Up 30% Completed
Level up: 30% Level up: 30% Level up: 30%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 9 02ztsian Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (14)
If you go with the 4-2-1 header make sure that it pairs 1 with 4 and 2 with 3 like this one...

to properly scavenge the exhaust pulses.
I can't remember where I read this but the 4-1 design is supposed to be a high rpm header.
02ztsian is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2012, 10:40 PM   #8
C2H5OH
 
iminhell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Fan#: 36222
Location: Darwin, MN
What I Drive: 2000 & 2001 ZX3's

Posts: 11,040
Points 19,578, Level 88
Points: 19,578, Level: 88 Points: 19,578, Level: 88 Points: 19,578, Level: 88
Level Up 46% Completed
Level up: 46% Level up: 46% Level up: 46%
Forum Activity 22%
Activity: 22% Activity: 22% Activity: 22%
FF Reputation: 53 iminhell Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
IMHO, there's no noticeable difference for the average Focus owner.
Any gains/losses will be seen with more and more power and RPM. I'd almost go so far as to say that below 7,000RPM and/or 160whp you won't see any difference.


Every long tube header is an improvement over stock. Other than that it's build quality, durability, fit/finish and personal preference.
__________________
121,000 members and still no sponsored racing.
iminhell is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2012, 10:46 PM   #9
FF's Night Security
 
sleepyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Fan#: 15335
Location: SW Houston, TX, United States
What I Drive: 01' Yellow ZX3 euro, 04' ZX5 SVT

Posts: 27,182
Points 145,551, Level 100
Points: 145,551, Level: 100 Points: 145,551, Level: 100 Points: 145,551, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 40%
Activity: 40% Activity: 40% Activity: 40%
FF Reputation: 50 sleepyboy Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (11)
Quote:
Originally Posted by iminhell View Post
IMHO, there's no noticeable difference for the average Focus owner.
Any gains/losses will be seen with more and more power and RPM. I'd almost go so far as to say that below 7,000RPM and/or 160whp you won't see any difference.


Every long tube header is an improvement over stock. Other than that it's build quality, durability, fit/finish and personal preference.


Yup, I totally agree
__________________
I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left

Hatch Nation #15 (Ole' Yeller') & #150 (The SVT)
Moderator for
Technical Chat
Zetec Performance Chat
Southern Fanatics Chat
sleepyboy is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2012, 11:45 PM   #10
Where am I?
 
zetecDon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Fan#: 62506
Location: east of Cincinnati, OH
What I Drive: 02 ZX3, 02 MX-5, 09 Coupe

Posts: 8,501
Points 13,456, Level 75
Points: 13,456, Level: 75 Points: 13,456, Level: 75 Points: 13,456, Level: 75
Level Up 52% Completed
Level up: 52% Level up: 52% Level up: 52%
Forum Activity 59%
Activity: 59% Activity: 59% Activity: 59%
FF Reputation: 29 zetecDon Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (46)
This is the FocusSport race header. I have had this header before. It removes your catalytic converter and makes it loud as Hell so prepare yourself for the obscene noise you are going to make lol. The loudness isn't so bad once you turn up the radio loud enough, but that droning on long distance trips will drive you insane.
zetecDon is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:25 PM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1