Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Sunny Melbourne, Victoria
Zetec's new Cat back exhaust!!!
I finally bit the bullet and put on a cat-back exhaust. It's a 2 1/4 inch mild steel system with a central high-flow muffler and a 3" rolled chrome tip on the rear. Look decent, not too big and gives the PERFECT amount of sound, extra squirt and low down punch that I wanted.
I could have gone larger or put a slightly higher flow muffler in but I wanted comfort and driveability over sound, I do a lot of driving and didn't want anything too droney. It is inaudible at 100km/h, 80km/h and only just at 60km/h from inside the cabin but sounds the ducks nuts on acceleration, Euro sexy without any overt loudness. In my mind the ultimate system for a Zetec 2.0 manual. At least for me anyway.
I'll post pictures and even a video as soon as I get the chance, probably Monday. Thanks to Parramatta Exhaust in Sydney who did a brilliant job and who excel with absolutely every vehicle they touch. Speak to Nelson Fooks, a no nonsense genuine quiet guy who really knows how to please. I told him what I wanted and he literally did it. I just left the car with him, picked a tip and picked it up 3 hours later... BRILLIANT!!! HIGLY recommended.
Now it's just for some more hard driving, bedding in the exhaust and letting computer remap to get used to the increased airflow... mmmm... bring it on!!!!
I have also decided to sell my unpainted factory front spoiler, I paid $100 for it (BARGAIN!!!!!) and will happily pass it on for the same amount to anyone interested. Can deliver to Sydney or Melbourne personally (moving to Melbourne in 5 weeks!!!). PM me if you're interested or preferably if you are more than interested!!! I just won't suit my car now that it's lowered... plus I need every spare set of cash I can find with the move coming on...
2002 Ford Focus Zetec - Machine Silver - 3 door
2 1/4 inch Cat-Back Exhaust, 40mm KW Lowering Springs, K&N Panel Filter, ST170 Indicators, Zetec Floor Mats, Darkest Legal Tint, Genuine 15 Rear Wheel kW FPV Sticker
European Ford Owners Club - Southern Region President