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Re: How\'s your focussport aluminum exhaust???

I have the focus sport cat back exhaust on my car and it sounds great. I also have a header though so I think it will be quite a bit quieter, but it has a nice sound. Very easy to install too.

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Re: How\'s your focussport aluminum exhaust???

I also have a focussport exhaust and i love it. It is loud when its is pulling but quiet when at 40mph and 55-60mph, at those speeds in 4th gear and 5th gear it is like you have a stock exhaust!! Great design to prevent that droning noise at the speeds you travel at most. It really is a matter of taste though, but my friends,(hondas and audis) love my exhaust, my audi friend wants my exhaust on his car!! hehehee

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How\'s your focussport aluminum exhaust???

How's your exhaust sound? This one seems to be in my price range, how does it compare to some of the other cat-backs out there?
 

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I have the FS Exhaust and love it. Nice tone. But I two have the JBA header and around 3000 rpms it gets quite loud. Really easy to install. About 30min. with lift.
 

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Re: How\'s your focussport aluminum exhaust???

i'm bumping this up because i am curious how this exhaust holds up to weather? Does the aluminum start to crap out after any some time? I live in michigan, lots 'o' salt and lots 'o' water will make contact with the aluminum...anyone have problems with any form of decay? rust for example.

I plan on buying the FS tomorrow....i am wondering if the ceramic coating is worth the extra money...

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Re: How\'s your focussport aluminum exhaust???

for lots of salt and grime, I'd definately say to get the ceramic.... otherwise you'll eat through it in no time... and exhaust leaks are bad.
 

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I dont have an exhaust yet but I've been looking at the magnaflow cat back system for 330$. Does anybody have any feedback on this exhaust? Thanks
 

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Re: How\'s your focussport aluminum exhaust???

This is just a little, minor point. The exhaust is *not* aluminum...it's aluminized steel. The ceramic coating would withstand corrosion much better.

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Re: How\'s your focussport aluminum exhaust???

hey whats up hypocrisy, i live in kalamazoo. i have the FS "quiet" system and i opted for ceramic because of the michigan weather. at least on this side of the state, i haven't seen the ground in over a month. i decided it was worth the extra money as i plan on driving this car till it explodes. by the way, the FS is a great sounding exhaust...with the "quiet" package ($40) it sounds like a sporty stock system...i compare it to my dad's BMW 3-series. quiet, but it has a presence. overall,
 

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Re: How\'s your focussport aluminum exhaust???

I also have the aluminized exhaust. I just hit it with about 3 coast of hi-temp paint before installation to eliminate salt corrosion problems. Also, correct me if I am wrong, but most stock systems on cars are aluminzed steel, with no coating and they can go 5-10 years until they need to be replaced.
 

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What components comprise the "quiet" system? i.e. with or with out additional resonator...?
 

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its the regular FS exhaust, and im not sure if its an extra resonator (as in the regular FS has none) or a bigger one. because the resonator is MASSIVE. my resonator was a magnaflow, dont know if they all are. i seriously didnt think it would fit under there, but it fit fine with room to spare.

again, if you're even thinking about FS,
 

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i've had the FS aluminized ceramic cat back exhaust for 2 years+, i was the first person to have this exhaust (tells you how long i've had it)! i live in maryland and the exhaust has been through 2 winters with lots of snow and salt, and lots of rain. it has held up perfectly. wouldn't change a thing
i still get compliments from judges at car shows on it.
 
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