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Old 09-26-2017, 09:59 AM   #1
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Hey everyone. I have just purchased the MBRP system for my 2014 ST and am looking for a good shop in the area to install it for me. Yes, I know I could do it myself, but I don't have a lift and I don't feel like squeezing under the car while on ramps. I also want to make sure no exhaust leaks happen. So far I have found Flowtek exhaust, which looks like a great shop just pricey at $180 plus tax. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.


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Hey everyone. I have just purchased the MBRP system for my 2014 ST and am looking for a good shop in the area to install it for me. Yes, I know I could do it myself, but I don't have a lift and I don't feel like squeezing under the car while on ramps. I also want to make sure no exhaust leaks happen. So far I have found Flowtek exhaust, which looks like a great shop just pricey at $180 plus tax. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
I personally have installed about 6 exhaust on focus STs. I do it in my garage on jack stands. I installed an mbrp system on my ST when I had it.
You have to simply cut the stock exhaust in from the rear wheel right before it goes over the rear axle. Unbolt crossmember under the car. Remove old exhaust and squeeze in the new one. Are you doing just a catback or downpipe as well?

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What part of town are you in?

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Old 09-26-2017, 10:28 AM   #4
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Was it an easy install? It is just the catback system. I would have to rent a power hand saw and a hanger removal tool, but I could have it done in 2-3 hours if you say it was a smooth install. I am currently a student at UC but my parents live in Wyoming which is where I would put the exhaust in.
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I've never used a hanger removal tool. And yes it's fairly straight forward. It's just a matter of taking your time and being thorough. I usually spend more time checking for leaks and making sure the tips are positioned to my liking than I do actually bolting the exhaust on. I could be talked into doing it if you were interested. I'm on the east side of town. Williamsburg to be exact. About 40 mins from campus. I have all the tools needed to do the job. Biggest issue for you would be transporting the stock exhaust as it would be in two pieces. I believe it fits ok in the hatch.

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Old 09-26-2017, 11:15 AM   #6
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If you say it is an easy install then I should be able to do it. I'm free on Saturday, so I will probably do it then. Thanks for your help! I will follow up with a picture of my finished work.
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Bolt on exhausts are simple to do. There isn't a reason a buddy and yourself could have it banged out in a couple of hours. As Nick said, if you can't get it, there are plenty of us on here that can help you. If you were wanting a completely custom exhaust that had to be welded in, that would be a different story then lol.
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Took a solid 3 hours on jack and jack stands to do but I got it done with a little help from a friend. Unfortunately I have an exhaust leak in two sections where the clamps are. Has anyone gone through this problem?
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Do you have the strap clamps and are they tight enough?
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Old 10-01-2017, 07:39 PM   #10
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I used all 4 clamps and used an electric impact to tighten them and there is still a very slight exhaust leak. I'm going to call the company I ordered from tomorrow and if they cannot sort the issue I will take it to a local exhaust shop and have them check it I guess.
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