Focus st 225 exhaust

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Wilsh299

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7 posts

1 month

Saturday 13th October
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Looking for some one to help me fit a full exhaust system for my car. I don't feel too confident doing it myself a d haven't got the right tools I'm in norwich norfolk. If any one could help or guide me it would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

Justin S

3,066 posts

196 months

Saturday 13th October
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If you are removing the standard system, you need to cut the pipe which goes over the rear subframe. Other than that, its not difficult, just awkward on the floor with axle stands. I have done it. Best to find an exhaust place with 20 quid in cash in your pocket and get them to do it if you feel unsure.

haggishunter

1,180 posts

178 months

Saturday 13th October
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If it a cat back it’s pretty simple, any garage will manage it. If you’re changing the down pipe it’s a bit of a mare and the bolts will probably snap.

Wilsh299

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7 posts

1 month

Saturday 13th October
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I rang a few places and they said an hourly rate I have a cat back fitted at the moment but I'm really not happy with it. Which bolts tend to snap.

fast eddys

1,105 posts

136 months

Saturday 13th October
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Done one of those before so get in touch
Eddy
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Wilsh299

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7 posts

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Sunday 14th October
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fast eddys said:
Done one of those before so get in touch
Eddy
Only problem I got is money I'm moving house so need to get it done cheap as possible or a favour for a favour

Konan

1,316 posts

81 months

Tuesday 16th October
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Wilsh299 said:
Which bolts tend to snap.
IIRC, there's a section with the flexi that has 3 bolts onto the manifold. Turbo is down the back of the engine so it's access from below the car, making it a bit miserable to do without a lift.

V-Rod

917 posts

125 months

Wednesday 17th October
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Hi, have you bought an exhaust system yet?

If not, and your strapped for cash, I have just bought an ST 225 and had the 'mid resonator delete' mod done.
It cost £30 for the correctly manufactured stainless steel pipe on e-bay and £28 for my the local garage to cut the pipe and fit the mid section. Sounds great, less than £60, and you don't need even need to get your hands dirty.

Really enjoying the car, exhaust looks standard but now sounds like these:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T6F_OwNfGM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7z7usSZQc4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuDqHaDW4ks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3bGJKEYtpY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJeJG4fjqGA

If you want to fit it yourself you can watch this one:
(but make sure you have a decent pipe cutter or you will make the same mess)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRrQNzCBYTM

Edited by V-Rod on Wednesday 17th October 18:50

Wilsh299

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Wednesday 17th October
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[quote=V-Rod]Hi, have you bought an exhaust system yet?

Yes got the exhaust ready to be fitted. I had the middle delete done and then decided a cat back but now I want to go turbo back. Gearing up for stage 2.

V-Rod

917 posts

125 months

Wednesday 17th October
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Wilsh299]-Rod said:
Hi, have you bought an exhaust system yet?

Yes got the exhaust ready to be fitted. I had the middle delete done and then decided a cat back but now I want to go turbo back. Gearing up for stage 2.
Nice one, they crackle and pop like mad if you go turbo back, hope you get it fitted OK.