I guess you can say I ran a dump I have an electronic cutout which lets me switch between full magnaflow exhaust and the 3" dump. I wouldn't suggest you run a dump all the time on the streets its pretty loud. Ohh and I hope your boosted because you made a comment saying from the turbo is really loud If your running all motor you will actually lose power n/a set ups want to see restrictions of the full exhaust when turbo cars just want toi get the exhaust out as fast as possible so Yes I suggest a dump for turbocharged cars but not daily driven because you will get pulled over and given a hefty ticket
You wont loose any power...I had a electronic dump on my first focus and it sounded loud as hell. I liked it at the track.....And it fun opening it when your cruseing the streets other people are like WTF. Just dont be around any cops for at least a half a mile.lol
It seems that they are talking about 2 different things here. A) an electric cut-out for the exhaust whereas it's almost like a throttle body that allows your exhaust gases to exit at the beginning of the exhaust system for better breathing (at the flip of a switch) and B) an external wastegate dump tube that vents to the air (normally directed to the ground) rather than back into the exhaust system.
My question is, does anyone have some pics on a setup for the Focus? You just route the pipe down to the ground from the wastegate and thats it? When I do my turbo, that would be my choice. Some DSM guys I roll with have the open dump and it sounds like a cross between a semi truck, a locomotive, and a hurricane between shifts. Its awesome.