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Does anyone know if the exhaust systems are the same in the 3 and 5 door SVT Focus? borla's website shows that they have a full cat back for the 2.0L SVT. I was just wondering if anyone knew if that would work for my 5door. I think we 5 door owners got screwed again... first no side skirts like the 3 door and now (possibly) no borla?!?! WTF!?!?
 

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The new 2004 Ford Racing catalog,now has the Borla catback. They too only list the 3dr for the SVT, but list both for non-SVT.
 

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Im pretty sure it would work on the ZX5 SVT why don't u email borla or store you are buying it from they should be quick to email u a response if they want your bussiness
 

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I sent 2 emails in the past month to borla regarding this, but have yet to try a retailer. i was suprised when i asked them about my other car i got an email back within a couple hours.
 

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Yes it is the same. The 3 and 5 door SVT has the same wheelbase. [thumb]
 

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03SVTFocus is right, its the same and it works for both. I know because I have the setup on my ZX5.
 

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awesome, thanks for the input. i just wish they would just put SVT on the borla site as opposed to ZX3...

anyway, how's the sound quality??? any noticible gain in HP/Torque. im more worried about the torque than the HP.
 

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w/the svtf, there is only a gain of 1 to 3 hp from everything i've read. thats why i could not see spending money on the borla or magnaflow (much cheaper alternative). you have already got a great exhaust from the factory.
 

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^^^ im with him the factory exhaust sounds great and works great if its only gonna add 1-3 hp i wouldn't go for it
 

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Well true, but I love the sound of the Borla, and the Stock setup did sound good, for the short lenght of time I had it....[burnout]
 

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Its more or less are you willing to drop 200 bucks for 3hp and to make your car sound cooler?
 

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Its more than just sound, besides you get a great warranty with the Borla. I had the money, so to me it was worth it.
 

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don't kill the messenger, but...

I've read that people dyno'd a 5-6 whp gain with the magnaflow and 6-7 whp with the borla.
 

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when the borla 1st came out for the svtf, i called them to ask what kind of increase. (at the time i was quoted over 550 bucks for one.)they said about 3 hp. even as prices got cheaper i didnt see the point.
 

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Im not killing the messanger and im not bashing on the exhaust system ethier just saying if the Borla doens't make you kick out atleast 5 more hp then its not worth it in my opinion I mean Im not gonna drop 200+ bucks on an exhaust if its gonna just sound better and give me the slightest bit of power (ie 3hp)
 

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200!

its a lot more than 200 bucks. even for the magnaflow.
 

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I thought the magnaflow was only like 300 tops? I know the Borla is like $550 but I could swear the magnaflow was alot cheaper maybe im just confused
 
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