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Ford Mustang, Coupe
Mar 04, 2003 (7:21 am)
I got the FRPP catback installed for $60 at the local Meineke. The dealer quoted me $200 (yeah, right), a local Mustang shop wanted $140 (mostly because they told me they weld, not bolt it on) and the local Midas wouldn't even quote me a price until I brought the catback in and left the car for a day. Meineke did it in 1/2 hour. It bolts right in (a direct fit part).
BTW the Ford Racing catalog (and the Ford Racing guys themselves when I called them) claims it fits only 1998-2001 GTs...this is NOT TRUE. There have been no changes to the exhaust system since 1999, and sure enough it fits my 2002 GT perfectly.
The install is straightforward...had I the space and a way to get the car up, I could have done it myself. The hardest part would have been sawing through the stock catback to remove it...
Mar 04, 2003 (7:54 am)
They probably haven't updated the cataloge for the 02 or 03's yet, that's why it only says to 01.
Mar 04, 2003 (9:16 am)
Yeah, that's the conclusion I came to...though I did think it odd that the tech guys manning the Ford Racing hotline didn't know that it would fit my GT. Worried me at first, but a combination of talking to GEFracing, and posting on Stangnet made me feel better.
Mar 04, 2003 (2:35 pm)
Some of the people at Ford Racing might not be all on the up and up and would rather follow what the cataloge says rather than you waste your money and find out it won't work anyway.
Mar 04, 2003 (4:36 pm)
Just checked my gas mileage, I am not pleased. It was 15 mpg. I do mostly city driving, but I did not drive hard. Does this sound low? I think Ford calls for 18 mpg.
I am wondering if the Air Silencer being removed is part of the problem. I have heard it causes the fuel mixture to be too rich.
Also, we know Ford takes gas mileage seriously. Maybe their air silencer (is that really the part's name, or is that just what we call it?) is better designed than we think. I can certainly see where it would draw in colder air in a more organized fashion with it on. Ford has got the car finely tuned, maybe having the part removed is throwing things off. 15 mpg sounds pretty low to me.
Mar 04, 2003 (5:11 pm)
I wouldn't worry about it. I get about 200-230 miles per tank (too lazy to convert to mpg). It's a sports car, not an Echo.
#459 of 2125 Good point, demonspeed. But out of curiousity, I think
Mar 04, 2003 (8:46 pm)
I will put the silencer back on, let the computer adjust, and then check the gas mileage again. 2 mpg is some serious jack in with today's prices.
Mar 05, 2003 (5:02 am)
But still, Flag, it's a sports (er, muscle) car. I wouldn't worry much about it.
Mar 05, 2003 (8:00 am)
amflag... understandable. I am paying almost 1.80/gallon for 92 in central PA. Took 23 bucks to fill it up the other day.
Mar 05, 2003 (8:50 am)
87 octane has been running around 1.70/gallon here in Central NY. John324, Flag, you guys have late model GTs as I do, what are you fueling with? I have been using 87, per owner's manual.