the hks exhaust is about 500 buck plus shipping and etc, i was wonderig is it worth it to pay taht much? what are the horsepower gains? does it scrap on the ground with a lowered 2" car? help need to make decision soon...
I guess if you like that style of exhaust. I personally don't like the supra/rx7 ****ed sideways coffee can/hangin low style exhaust.
Its pretty expensive also, but alot of folks with the $$$ say they like it. Me personally, I say stick with something tried and true.
HKS is tried and true, their exhausts have been around for a long time. They are quality. The reason it's routed the way it is, is due to the fact that they didn't want to utilize the stock exhaust design with the 90 degree turns. They wanted to give as much as a straight exit as possible.
Another thing about HKS, is the sound is smooth. I have not heard it on the Focus, but on a Probe, Eclipse, and an Civic, the sounds is very smooth and nice! Not loud.
It is VERY expensive however, the one downside to me. But to me it is one of the better exhausts out. Just my opinion
Beyond a shadow of a doubt this exhaust is wortgh the money. i love mines. I live in SO. Cal tuner capitol of the world and there aren't too many exhaust notes out there that sound better than mines. It doesn't sound cheap, and it only gets loud when you haul ass, just like it should be. the only people who don't like it are people who can't afford it, I'd bet you can't find a single hks owner who isn't sattisfied. besides gentlemen exhausts shouldn't be rated on volume, but on gains and quality of the tone. Can't beat it.
buying an exhaust system should include a look at all the components: price, sound, material (s/s, alum., etc.), power, fit/finish. you should pick what you like given those guidelines. personally the HKS system is not my taste in fit/finish, but it's a well designed system and everyone that i know of that owns one loves it. take a look at all your options and choose wisely, this is the reason everyone will tell you what they have is best
i LOVE mine too....and NO other exhuast sounds like it, trust me, it just adds to the smoother feel of the car, because it sounds....SMOOTH. Seriously guys, ive had 3 exhuasts, and this is by far the best sounding.
damn ice....you payed alot man, i dont know if its worth all that...
Its great knowing people
The HKS and wings west lip:
You need to trim the inside of the lip a bit on the side where the HKS muffler comes from, you also have to cut the muffler off and extend it out 1.5" or so, for it to look right, you can do without that, but you wont see the tip, and it will slowly eat away at your lip, nothing dramatic..but it also doesnt look as good.
A good muffler shop will put the car on the lift, cutt the muffler off, weld a 1.5" pipe in there, and weld it back together for about $30 and it will look PERFECT under the WW lip, i like the lip alot because it covers some of the canister up, otherwise, its VERY VERY agressive looking with the stock bumper, you can see EVERYTHING