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Check out my new down pipe... pics 27, 28, and 29 in my album. Click on "My Car" in my sig.

Now I gotta go put her on and finish the flex pipe on back install.
 

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damn thats mad beefed up very nice job Rod
 

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Looks like that will flow a bajillion times better than the other one you showed. Congrats & g'luck with everything.


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Awesome work welding rod!


I'm just about done with my 3" downpipe as well but unfortunately unlike you I have to grind alot to make my welds look pretty.
 

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Looks good. That thing makes my two-and-a-halfer look so puny.
 

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Looks great Rod! How much lower does the new downpipe hang than the old 2 incher? Did you get your 3" exhaust yet?
 

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wow , that is huge compared to your other one, i was just happy to get my 2.5 on and here you come with a 3, lol


great work on it
 

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I got about 25 hours in to the DP and exhaust now, finished up about 10 PM last night... it is all done. This afternoon I will finish relocating my oil return pump, then take some more pictures of the whole thing.
 

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SWEET CRACKER SANDWICH!

That thing looks huge!

Nice work, Rod.
 

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Awesome work welding rod!


I'm just about done with my 3" downpipe as well but unfortunately unlike you I have to grind alot to make my welds look pretty.
MY welds look pretty. It's called header wrap.


Nice job on the pipe though.
 

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Wow
that is incredible, did you build the bellmouth portion? Also are you using the fascia exit currently(ie will you be switching back to external wg)? That has to be the most free flowing dp I have seen on a focus yet
 

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Rod, that is beautiful!!! Nice to see you took advantage of having all that space there that is normally taken up by the A/C. GOOD JOB!
 

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Thanks for the comments.


I just finished the rest of the 3" install, relocated my oil return pump, and put up 12 additional new pics with captions. Some of the new pics are to show some other things I did long ago that people have asked about.... the new ones are pics #27-#39.

On the way home it ran at 14.5 PSI, up from my normal 12.5 PSI. Now I had been running at around 160% load at 12.5 PSI. My timing tables go up to 180%, but I have my 160% values repeated at 180% load since I have never gone that high. At 14.5 PSI, no tuning changes, I did not get any additional indications on the Safeguard monitor. I will have to take some airflow measurements in the next couple days and see where I am at. It felt like it was breathing very well near redline.

Cosworth, yes I did the bellmouth. I bought the turbo discharge flange from ATP turbo, then formed the 3" tube to fit it. It is a nice flange... it has a recess milled into it so you have something to form the tube into.

I used the WG exit in the front fender when I had the Aerocharger with external, but I have no plans of using it again.... the internal on the Garrett works dandy.
 

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Here ya go rod.

I just built this 3" down pipe. You can see the long skinny EGR tube on the top,
and the V-band connector at the back. All stainless except the turbo flange.
I TIG'd the whole thing with 308L stainless, except the turbo flange...
I used 309 stainless for that. Most welds were back gassed with an Argon purge.
For a couple I used Solar Flux Type B on the back.



You can see all bend are full cross section... no cheated bends. I don't have AC
so I can get away with this. You can see the O2 sensor bung with plug on the side of the tube.




The one I built on the left, Precision Turbo and Engine down pipe on the right.
If you were an engine, which would you rather exhale through?





Here you can see my air filter up inside an upside down paint bucket....
keeps water that drains off the hood/fender junction off the filter. Stays nice and dry.
Thanks for the idea P51.





Here you can see my Hallman Pro RX MBC connected to the bottom of the radiator
support bracket. I left the passenger side splash shield off to show the oil return
pump and bracket, but I put it back on after the pics.





Close up pic of oil return pump and the aluminum bracket I made to hold it.





Stainless oil lines are kind of close to the down pipe, but after these pics
I wrapped the pipe in heat wrap. The round aluminum thing to the right is a turbo
oil drain accumulator, which the oil return pump keeps sucked out.






I haven't installed my wideband O2 sensor yet, but I put the bung in for it.





I bought a 3" flex pipe from Trubendz, but I cut off both their flanges and
replaced them with V-clamp flanges from ATP Turbo.






Good view of the (currently) OEM MAF sensor stuck into the 3" intake piping.
There is a 90mm Lightning MAF waiting to go into that tube. I built the intake
tube hanger there. Air filter stays dry even in pouring rain.





You can also see how I cut and moved the center section of the radiator support
bracket forward an inch to make room for the Fluidyne radiator... otherwise
the fan would have ended up against the turbo.






Oil return pump.





Oil return pump and bracket nestled up in splash shield. The pump isn't near
as close to the down pipe as it appears in this photo.






You can see the ground clearance is good.





Car is flat on the ground and has been rolled across the floor.... again
good ground clearance, at least for the oil pump.





Again, flat on ground, nothing hanging out of place.


 

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Hey rod i love your setup, once i learn to tune /w my jRSC i have the PTE kit to go in, cant go w/o the AC here though its to hot. I wanted to ask did the put a cat farther back or you running w/o? I ask cause Ill need to do something on my SVT, Im sure its to close as far as heat from the dump even after I make a downpipe to fit unless I move it back??? also where did you run your oil return? I know you didnt use the small lines they sent but I dont see it???
 

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Rod, did you ever think of fabrication and selling a turbo Focus hardware kit? If not, you should.
 
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