ed xr6 exhaust system????????? - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-13-04, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
black xr6
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: melbourne
Age: 31
Posts: 33
ed xr6 exhaust system?????????

hello, im planning on putting a new exhaust sytem on my ed xr6, i didnt want to spend over $500, and i wanted a power gain around 10-15 kw which is acheivable, though apparently to get any power increase out of the car the headers and cat must also be changed i was quoted $1370 for a x-force s/s polished header, 2 1/2 inch hiflow converter, 2 1/2 inch redback sytem. this seems excessive and i cannot afford that is it tru about the header and cat setup in this model, am i getting the bum steer, and does anyone have any pointers for me on what i should be looking for for that kind of increase? thanks sorry its long

edfalconxr6 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-14-04, 08:08 AM
Experimental Racer#6
 
TIKFD6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Wodonga Vic
Age: 43
Posts: 8,204
Re: ed xr6 exhaust system?????????

try doing a search mate, there is heaps of exaust thread been aroubd teh forums lately.
TIKFD6 is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-15-04, 12:39 AM
Ride like the Wind
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Brisbane
Age: 31
Posts: 631
Re: ed xr6 exhaust system?????????

standard cat is fine, headers should be replaced but don't need to be done immediately, the Falcons benefit quite well from just a cat-back system.
Just make sure you get mandreal bent.

Proud OQE Operator
and TW Operator

Barefoot is offline  
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-15-04, 03:43 AM Thread Starter
black xr6
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: melbourne
Age: 31
Posts: 33
Re: ed xr6 exhaust system?????????

ic i was thinking of going for the redback sytem they ny good? the guy i spoke to at an exhaust joint reckoned that the cat had to be changed or is that fibs? cheers guys
edfalconxr6 is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-15-04, 04:03 AM
Formerly: SmokeEA
 
SmokedEB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: End of Eastern FWY Melbourne
Age: 31
Posts: 1,117
Re: ed xr6 exhaust system?????????

Standard Falcon cats are actually very good, so i think he was just trying to see how much he could squeeze outta you.

RIP 88' EA Falcon S pack
92 EB Fairmont - Retired POS!
SmokedEB is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-15-04, 04:03 AM
Registered User
 
eb2flyz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: perth
Posts: 453
Re: ed xr6 exhaust system?????????

a set of try y's, makes sure your cats have 2 1/2" inch openings, then a good 2 1/2" with a straight through muffler will help you get the gains you want.

as far as the cat issue goes, all the cats that are made in aust, all share the same catalyst brick, so you wont gain much from gettting highflow cats, by enlarging the openings you practically saved yourself heaps of $$$$$

hope this is of some help

std stroke, alloy heads, comp cam, tfs manifold, 75mm t/b, 70mm maf, 30lb inj, adj fuel press reg, twEECer

http://www.fpvtickfordclubwa.com.au/phpBB2/index.php

http://www.tweecer.com

http://www.icenet.com.au/~pie
eb2flyz is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-15-04, 04:10 AM
Ride like the Wind
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Brisbane
Age: 31
Posts: 631
Re: ed xr6 exhaust system?????????

the only thing is that your cat might be buggered, and that is why he is saying you need a new one, give it a tap and if it rattles its buggered. But unless it is not revving out or something it is probably ok

Proud OQE Operator
and TW Operator

Barefoot is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-15-04, 06:24 AM
Experimental Racer#6
 
TIKFD6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Wodonga Vic
Age: 43
Posts: 8,204
Re: ed xr6 exhaust system?????????

Cats are only designed to last around 3-4 years, you car will be about 10 or 11, so id get it checked and changed if needed.
TIKFD6 is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-15-04, 06:28 AM
Ride like the Wind
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Brisbane
Age: 31
Posts: 631
Re: ed xr6 exhaust system?????????

your avatar almost has me in tears tikfd6

Proud OQE Operator
and TW Operator

Barefoot is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-15-04, 06:31 AM
Sandwich Connoisseur
 
donno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: On Campus - University of QLD
Age: 31
Posts: 955
Re: ed xr6 exhaust system?????????

I saw on JMM they had standard 2 1/4" to 2 1/2" cat conversion kits. I'm assuming this is just the ends, so it will connect up straight to a 2 1/2" cat back. Is this right? Also I've got a bolt on cat back lukey super system, and the front mandrel bent pipe goes down to 2 1/4" to fit the standard cat. If I was to put on a set of headers, would I gain much by opening both cat ends up to 2 1/2" and replace the front mandrel bent piping, or would it be only a pointless 1kw gain for an extra 150 odd dollars?

1993 ED Futura

I6, 5sp Factory Manual , Wade 1636, Pacemaker PH4480s, HF Cat, Cat-Back 2 1/2" Mandrel Bent Lukey Zorst, Car-puter, XR Front and AUII Clear Side Indicators.

Dull Alloy factory mags, ooo yeah.

Proud TQE Operator
donno is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  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
ED XR6 Test Drives? Barefoot The Pub 16 01-01-11 01:59 PM
BA xr6 exhaust MrT Exhaust 1 04-08-04 09:54 AM
EBII V8, ED XR6 or EF/EL w/mods XF__UTE Australian Falcons 12 12-08-03 01:56 AM
Headers & exhaust system for xr6 XR97 Exhaust 8 07-14-03 04:08 AM

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