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Hey guys I'm new to this forum and new to the Ford Focus in general! I just purchased a 2016 Ford Focus SE hatchback. There is three things I plan on doing for sure window tint, CAI and exhaust. Just looking on some input on the K&N 69 Series Typhoon Air Intake and the Ford Performance Exhaust. If anyone has these upgrades please give some input on whether or not they are worth the money?!?!? Also how would these upgrades impact my factory warranty? IMG_3377.JPG


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The K&N intake has shown good gains but is it worth the extra $ as compared to say, the fswerks intake? that's up to you to decide. It has shown a couple WHP gain over the fswerks but at almost twice the cost. I personally went with the fswerks since it's cheaper and still showed good gains. As for exhaust, i think the Ford performance exhaust is over priced for what you get. you'd be better off going the custom route through a local exhaust shop, or again, check out fswerks. they offer a full 2.5in mandrel bent stainless steel exhaust for like $500ish i think. not a bad price for a quality exhaust.
 

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K&N is good, I think the steeda intake is a bit better because it has a velocity stack, utilizes a stock airtube which feeds into the stock airbox, now into the sealed off box around the steeda filter and this intake had slightly more gains for one of the top..think AEM was up there too.
 

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First thing I did was the K&N system. Next was the fswerks 'race' catback. How much difference did it make? We'll, it's louder! Maybe gained a few HP from the intake, not sure if the exhaust made a difference. Next is a tune which I think will make the gains more realistic. Also planning on getting the velossatech air installed.
 

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Thanks for your input guys! The more I read through all these posts the more I want to do to my car!


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i made a custom intake with a k&n filter and mst hose. Then for exhaust i have a full st catback without the resonator. Sounds great, accelerates much better than when the car was stock. Especially with a rmm too.


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I like the idea of the mst intake elbow. You could pick up a used intake on the forums for half of what they cost new (steeda, k&n, etc). If it's just the filter go aem dry as it doesn't require you to reoil like the k&n. You have to clean reoil the steeda/k&n. I like the fsweks stealth because it's mandrel bent with 2.5" stainless steel. If you don't go that route just find a shop that can custom fab a 2.5" exhaust with mandrel bends. Definitely add Toms tune and a rear motor mount! I would do the latter prior to the former.
 

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I like the idea of the mst intake elbow. You could pick up a used intake on the forums for half of what they cost new (steeda, k&n, etc). If it's just the filter go aem dry as it doesn't require you to reoil like the k&n. You have to clean reoil the steeda/k&n. I like the fsweks stealth because it's mandrel bent with 2.5" stainless steel. If you don't go that route just find a shop that can custom fab a 2.5" exhaust with mandrel bends. Definitely add Toms tune and a rear motor mount! I would do the latter prior to the former.
I liked the fswerks stealth too but i got the st exhaust and had it installed for a total of $150. And personally i love the sound ill see if i can upload a clip

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I also do not recommend the steeda rmm if you have a automatic, i think im going yo swap it out for a ermm in the summer

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Sounds good!

I just did drop in filter and snorkel delete then added a tune and Magnaflow cat back. It all comes together with the tune, pulls hard and drives great! For my last mod, I will be adding an OBX catless header in a few weeks.
 

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Intake and exhaust alone should get you to roughly 160 horsepower at the wheels (atleast with the 5 spd manual). I had FS Werks race exhaust, Steeda intake and a tune on my last one. It wasn't an ST, but she was decently quick. She would run around 14.5-14.7 in the quarter mile, and about 6.8 or so to 60 mph. The race exhaust is loud though, but I did enjoy it while I had it. The FS Werks is relatively cheap, made in America and is of high quality.

As for warranty, just keep up on oiling your filter. I oiled mine every year in the spring. If you dig deep, I made a thread many years ago about how to oil the filter. The oil helps block dust.
 

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Aberk, is that just a stock ST exhaust? Any modification to the exhaust itself? Sounds a lot louder than normal to me.
 

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Aberk, is that just a stock ST exhaust? Any modification to the exhaust itself? Sounds a lot louder than normal to me.
It is the stock st exhaust with the center resonator deleted. The only modification for install was chopping the flange and rotating it to fit on the cat. Really isnt too loud driving around from the cabin, just a nice mean tone with a little scream when you shift on the top end

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Hello. I'm also new to this forum. I have a 2013 focus se hatchback. Would the suggestions you've already made for the original post work for my vehicle as well? I had to get a more family oriented vehicle and I'd like to rally it out. Lol. Thanks for your time.
 

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Hello. I'm also new to this forum. I have a 2013 focus se hatchback. Would the suggestions you've already made for the original post work for my vehicle as well? I had to get a more family oriented vehicle and I'd like to rally it out. Lol. Thanks for your time.
Yes, however some of the parts are fit specific for 2015-up while others cover 2012-up. Youll have to look into specifics for what you're interested in. I started with intake and rear sway bar, inexpensive way to get into the game while still making a nice improvement

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Aem should be carb certified from what I remember....not sure if any others...can check the steeda cai too
 
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