T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
New Exhaust for the Mighty EF...
Yeah i've been thinkin about this for a while now, and since i found out that the existing rear muffler was starting to corrode i decided to get a new 2 1/2 inch Mandrel exhaust fitted.
I chose the combo that will give me the most sound absorbsion for a 2 1/2 inch. but it still gives a nice note. The front section of the exhuast assy is a Mecury with a hotdog and a muffler config. The back half is an ESA with a muffler just before the tail pipe.
The result is brilliant, there is a faint droan (probably not classified as doaning but the sound is there compared to stock) cruising on a hill in 5th doing 80/90km/h underload but i guess thats just part of having a 2 1/2inch setup.
But the biggest plus is the rev pickup above 2000rpm it's great seems heaps more free'er than before. She pulled real hard up Lapo Hill this evening.
I should be closer to my target of 120kw at the wheels now.
So now when i do accelerate past people theres abit brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrt in the note which is great.
Oh yeah one last thing i used the existing exhaust tip which sits closer into the bumper. :D
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5
AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6
(FPV-Tickford Club of NSW Member and Co-Founding Member of 3FB Inc, Ford Forums Food Bandits)