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#16 Steelie600

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:46 AM

Lol thats a bit extreme! Leave the poor lad alone LOL. Im sure when he sees the subtlety of my van or your Mondeo and how fast they go he'll get the idea



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 08:10 AM

Haha that post made me laugh!

 

Like I said I hate nothing more than them cars you see with 5 lads squashed in and huge exhausts on them that sound like they are going super quick but you end up overtaking them on your push bike...

 

Think I will just save and get these bits! Only issue I can see is my current exhaust is hidden, it faces downwards under the car- thats how it came, but would the scorpion one do the same or would I have to modify the rear bumper?



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:54 AM

IIRC the exhaust is made in such a way as you dont have to cut the bumper.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:49 PM

Okay thanks. When I get it done I will update the thread.

 

Thank you so much



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:57 PM

One last thing! 

I have found the same parts on euro car parts, total price comes to £228.26 compared with £236.44 on demon tweeks.

 

Is there any reason I should go with demon tweeks? IE better looked after products or better service? Are euro parts bad or anything??

 

Just checking as for the sake of £8 I would rather go with the better company :)

 

PS the parts on europarts are, which are the same I believe?

Scorpion Rear Silencer (90mm IMOLA)Part No.: 912591251


K&N High Performance Air FiltersPart No.: 508591251



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:58 PM

If you only replace the back-box on the exhaust, it may not make that big a difference because the rest of the system is the same, for example, the system may only be 2" (50mm) also, the most restrictive part of the exhaust is often the catalytic converter, to really get a significant gain, you would probably have to replace the entire exhaust with a performance one (not cheap), and a sports/ perfformance catalytic converter as well, even then, realistically you are probably looking at a real-life 10% performance gain    

 

The Scorpion is a bit expensive for what it is  in my opinion, its juust a back - box, after all, and i think you should think carefully about where you want to go with the car, and whether you want to go for a "money no object" type mod/s and get a top-of-the-line complete performance system/ cat or go for a less expensive back- box than spending £180+ on just the back-box  

 

 

Hear are some cheaper alternatives :- 

 

this -

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...6#ht_2319wt_933

 

or this -

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...#ht_4002wt_1141

 

Piper (well known, quality brand/ still a lot cheaper than the Scorpion) -

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...3#ht_3833wt_960

 

or a single pipe - 

http://www.ebay.co.u...a#ht_3409wt_932

 

K&N have been around for a long time but fashion/ time/ technology moves on and the type of oiled cotton filter in a K&N filter can contaminate the maf sensor, and does not flow as well/ filter as well as modern foam filters -  

 

Pipercross panel filter (cheaper than the K&N, and IMO, better) -

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...#ht_1929wt_1170

 

Just to give you some alternatives

 

edit - proper stainless- steel (304 aircraft grade/ iso9001) Miltek cat- back exhaust, (single 90mm jet)specifically designed for the mk6 fiesta (04-08) its has a 60mm diameter, its £381 but its a complete cat- back system -  

 

  http://www.ebay.co.u...8#ht_963wt_1156



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 05:14 PM

Thanks for the input!

 

Like I said I just want a bit more of a roar from my car, thats all. To get a whole new system is a bit much for me and I understand what you mean about the thinnest part being restrictive.

 

This says it is for 1.2 cars, mine is a 1.6 so I guess that would be an issue?

http://www.ebay.co.u...#ht_1929wt_1170

 

Same with the exhaust it says for cars up till 2002, would that be an issue?

http://www.ebay.co.u...3#ht_3833wt_960

 

I would be happy with a back box for £100 branded or anything upto about £70 for an unbranded, I don't want one thats look silly on the car just one to give a bit more noise!

 

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 05:21 PM

Would something like this do anything?

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item43bbef0df8



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 05:58 PM

Would something like this do anything?

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item43bbef0df8

Well its good value, but its only 50mm (2") (probably the same diameter as stock- not 60mm like the miltek - the 60mm flows more gas/ more power especially at the top end- you are unlikely to get a big power gain staying at the same diameter(though some parts of the exhaust can be especially restrictive)) its mild steel (rusts) not stainless steel,  i don't know if it is very different from stock - perhaps one of the silencers has been removed?

 

Most of the back-boxes are interchangable, or could be made to fit fairly easily (mk4/5/6 etc) i made a back box delete from scrap exhaust parts "rescued" from a skip, the boost controller fitted on my diesel Mondeo was designed for high- output petrol drift racing cars, i have Nissan GTR parts on it as well

 

Most of the Cheap back- boxes are "universal"  (the same one for Fords Vaxhalls, VWs etc etc) anyway but one for your (mk/ year) car would probably be easier to fit on - i just did a quick search to show there are cheaper alternatives - you would need to check compatibility  

 

Only a top-of-the-range system (like the miltek) is actually made for the power characteristricts of the car/ engine, with the right balance of gas flow & back- pressure  



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:30 PM

You know your stuff!

Think I will just get the pipercross air filter thing and a back box.

http://www.demon-twe...acement-element

With P and P is £37 

 

Then as far as a back box goes are there any that you have found? 

From what I have found these two look okay...dont they?

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649

 

Appreciate the help  :D



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:31 PM

Thanks for the reply, appreciate the input!
 
How much we talking for one of them? Also any recommended sites to buy them from (should the price be right!)?
 
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The k&n one is usually £10 less for the panel filter.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:55 PM

You know your stuff!

Think I will just get the pipercross air filter thing and a back box.

http://www.demon-twe...acement-element

With P and P is £37 

 

Then as far as a back box goes are there any that you have found? 

From what I have found these two look okay...dont they?

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649

 

Appreciate the help  :D

No worries, the second one with the 3" tip is stainless steel, with it being 3" it does not look too "weedy"(like a "peashooter") but not "over the top/ too big for the car" a single outlet gives the most amount of flow for the lightests weight - will require a bit of work, it says ite road legal/ MOT-able too - you could buy this back-box and the pipercross filter, - still have change from £100, not bad!   



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 08:03 PM

Im gonna craft me own system for the Van. 3" from the cat back and twin exits at the rear! OOOOSH! Ill have to brush up on my Tig welding LOL



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 08:38 PM

Thanks so you'd go for the circular one instead of the oval ish one?

 

Think that does make more sense to just get a cheap universal one to save myself some money!

 

Everything looks fine with it right?

 

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:46 PM

Hope I'm not too late with posting this, but I'll be purchasing one of these soon for my ZS;

http://www.thepiperc...del=167&kit=890

Seems a little bit cheaper than demontweeks etc. I'd like to get a new exhaust backbox too but I plan on keeping it looking standard, so will just go for a panel filter I reckon :) there is a simple mod you can do to get a bit more noise too, by 'de-restricting' your air-box where the panel filter sits in, by removing the resonator that sits in there. Unfortunately I haven't yet found a decent guide online to show how its done! If I find one I'll post it here :)

And to answer your other question, I have the same shape fiesta as you, mine is on a 56 plate (06/07) and as far as i'm aware it's known as the Mk6.5 (basically a slight facelift over the mk6, most noticeable alterations are the headlights and tail-lights). Hope that helps :)

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