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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 4:36 pm 
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Hi guys,

Another exhaust thread lol. I'm considering getting Pacemakers standard extractors, Lukey exhaust 2.5 "AL5-4022 and T4563 2.5 inch " it's under the EB Falcon growl, and the problem is wheather or not to go the hi-flow cat. Now I've been doing some research and I'm divided. Is it worth it?

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 4:38 pm 
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No dont bother unless your after about .5rwkw, seriously they add bugger all power. BUT i would suggest you get a hold of an AU Tickford cataylic converter basically the same as an aftermarket hi-flow, but half the price.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 4:38 pm 
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if yours is shagged perhaps, if not then probably not.. ive heard the au? cats flow better than hi flows..

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 4:49 pm 
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Do exhaust shops sell the AU's? or would I have to go Ford Spares or something?

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:26 pm 
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if i hi flow cat is a cat that flows better then wouldnt a bad flowing cat also ristrict the flow of the exhaust its like not getting strait threw mufflers.
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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:47 pm 
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hmmm...so when i go and get my exhaust n extractors done (hopefully in the near future) i should just go the au cat hey...
anyone know a price from ford for the au cat? or do i go to a wreckers to get one?
im pretty sure i could hide a new cat from my gf so i wont get in trouble...hehehe
*insert evil grin here*
one more thing...how do we post pics in here? im sure its somewhere but im just about 2 go out so i wont have time 2 search n it just makes it easier later on.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:55 pm 
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usually [img]pic%20address[/img]

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 7:01 pm 
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Also this is what I want sound wise
<a href= "http://www.carline.com.au/growlsounds/Track1sound.mp3">Falcon EB 4 Ltr. AL5-4022 and T4563 2.5 inch</a>

Although my car is an EF!

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:02 pm 
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efbeggza -> do we host the pics on here somewhere?
i got my car tinted yeasterday so i gotta show it off...after i wash it :P

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 4:17 pm 
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Hey fella.

Yeah post a reply then browse for your pic on your pc then attach or you can add to your gallery

What tint specs?

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 4:29 pm 
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Go to imagshack.us and upload a pic, then just copy and paste the link called 'hotlinks for forums' (either 1 or 2) in where your writing your response and it'll come up

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 11:30 pm 
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Is your old cat converter in decent condiition? If it is, get it modded to fit and use it. Ford since the 80's have been known for making great flowing cat converters. At one point in the 80's, exhaust shops were fitting the Ford cats to other cars as a mod and that due to the increased flows.

However, if your cats buggered, then get the high flow. Why? Because you'll find it's probably cheaper than another new genuine Ford one. And the flow rates are probably pretty much the same, high flow should be higher, but not always.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 11:35 pm 
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XRFan101 wrote:
No dont bother unless your after about .5rwkw, seriously they add bugger all power. BUT i would suggest you get a hold of an AU Tickford cataylic converter basically the same as an aftermarket hi-flow, but half the price.


Cat converters usually only stay in good condition for 100,000km's after that they start to deteriorate. So getting one from a wrecker is pointless as they'll usually be at the end of there life.
As for genuine Ford cats being cheaper than Hi flow, I doubt it. A decent exhaust shop should be able to do a hi flow cat converter for around the $200.00 mark (2 1/2"), if you buy the Ford one, Ford Spare Parts probably rip you a new one and you've got to pay the labour to mod it to fit.
Which is why I say if your cat converters in good condition sttay with it, if not get the high flow as it's likely to be cheaper than a new Ford one, or will last longer than a second hand Ford one.

As for getting a Ford cat converter from an exhaust shop. Be very careful! There's a few companies who make the Falcon shaped ones, but there not genuine Ford ones, so they are different insider and flow different. So if you get a Ford one from the exhaust shop, check it's genuine, and then they'll probably be getting it from Ford Spare Parts, the same place as you'd get it.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:18 am 
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efbeggza -> i got 3m 20% tinting done.
but im guessing that the last window to be done was the drivers front as it seems like it was rushed...every window is spot on perfect, but the drivers side front has got a couple of little bubbles in it...it had alot more but they dried out.
the tinting is pretty dark (most likely would be defected if a light meter was put up against it) but u can still see out at night which is good.

i think i will have a look into this image shack later this arvo after i change my plugs n leads n install the 6x9's. thanx 4 the help

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:29 am 
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If u are goin to do more mods later may be worth doin the hi flow cat now other wise dont worry about it

 

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