Best option for performance exhaust - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-01-05, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Frankston, VIC
Age: 33
Posts: 110
Best option for performance exhaust

hi guys! I want to get a full exhaust system on my el xr6 (extractors + zorst). I was just wondering what you all thought would be the best way to go.. JMM, Herrod, pacemakers or some other generic brand.. Would a trip to say JMM be better than my local exhaust shop?

1998 EL XR6 - Dark blue, JMM Dev 1 kit, Lowered, 17" CSA Avengers, Momo Steering Wheel, BMC Air Filter, Panasonic MP3/WMA Headunit, Pioneer 6x9s, 132rwkw
XRlent-6 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-02-05, 03:38 AM
what u lookin at
needturbo6's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: WA
Age: 33
Posts: 777
Re: Best option for performance exhaust

i was at an exhaust shop the other day and a guy who worked there had 3" pipe from extractors to cat and then from the cat (ends chopped of cat and 3" pipe welded in place) to the tailpipe where it merged into 2.5".

some theroy behind it - exhaust gases are hottor, and hence most expanded at the front of an exhaust system and then cool and compress as they get further to the rear

when the 3" merges into the 2.5", it should be tapered over a length of about 13cm to reduce turbulence.
needturbo6 is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-26-05, 03:27 AM
Registered User
[Coyle]'s Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Kingaroy, QLD
Posts: 17
Re: Best option for performance exhaust

i only just picked up my 6 yesterday after having a cat-back lukey 2.5" system fitted & i couldn't be more pleased.

i'm not after (another) loud car, so initially i only wanted a tip welded on -- 'cept when i tried to get it fitted they told me my tailpipe was beginning to rust quite badly & would need replacing. they quoted me $150 for a 2nd hand (2 days old) exact replacement tailpipe with the tip fitted ('cause it's an XR6 it was fitted factory standard with a 2.5" exhaust). i then contacted the local lukey exhaust dealer who matched the other quote but with a brand new lukey tailpipe; they also quoted me $300 for the entire brand new cat-back lukey 'sports' system fitted (no headers). i went with the lukey system.

well, what can i say? i couldn't be happier. the 6 has never really sounded like a stock falcon, but now it has an extra bit o beef in it's note. it's louder, but not at all excessive (i don't sound like a freakin' boeing coming down the street like most commo drivers) but when you give it a squirt she really growls & now especially opens up at higher revs. nice & quiet for cruisin' places too.

1998 Ford Falcon ELII XR6
5 speed manual | Oxford Green | 18" Akuza "Rapacious" rollers | 6 stacker
K&N Filtercharger | clear side indicators | mandrel bent exhaust
[Coyle] is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Exhaust

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Exhaust in yesturday Bangers Exhaust 8 12-07-04 01:52 PM
exhaust before extractors hambo_12 Exhaust 16 12-06-04 12:31 PM
BA XT Stock Exhaust M/S or S/S???? FORDWOGBOY Exhaust 2 11-02-04 06:27 PM
Cheap option for nice exhaust note? mute Exhaust 26 05-30-04 02:17 AM
new exhaust, is it worth it. xtream ea Exhaust 23 03-28-04 10:01 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome