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alright, I am starting to buy performance parts for my 93 egt. first I want to buy intake, I have heard PRM is the best but what else will I have to buy to use that intake? How hard would it be to change it, i do have friends that kinda know what they are doing.

Next question: I am going to buy exhaust after intake and I am probably going to have the piping done by a custom import shop a few mins away, mandrel bent and everything. the question is, are there any mufflers made for the egt because i have heard that universal mufflers can actually make a loss in power because of inaccurate back pressure. Is there any truth in this?

Last question: What should I upgrade first, my exhaust or my headers? Either way I am going to have to wait for a little while to do this upgrade. Also, what is the best type of header for my egt, I don´t care about looks or anything I just want the best performance wise.

Thanks a lot, Nate
 

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Okay Nate,
For intake, I used a drop in K&N and cut the bottom of the airbox....worked AWESOME.

For Exhaust...well all aftermarket systems drop the backpressure, that´s what gives higher flow and more horses...however, too big and you loose torque. Here´s what I found, 2.25" catback, all gain, no noticeable loss. 2.5" Axle back, I felt a loss in torque, but gain in HP. I´m running Duel Inline Mufflers from AirDynamic Racing, San Diego CA.

Headers: Uhmm...Genie/Bullfrog make one...its not all that great. Pacesetter makes one....its a joke for the price. seriously your stock one isn´t all that bad.
 

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Nice name ther Nate. Was your woman around when you singned up, or do you love her that much? Anyway, back to your questions. As far as the intake goes, I have an 89 GT so I had to custom make mine. As far as your car goes, I´m not sure what all is involved. But the exahust I can help you out with. Anyone who says a loss in backpressure will make you lose horse power is smoking some good stuff. The less back pressure the better. Where the loss comes from is exhaust velosity. That´s why 3 inch pipe on a naturaly asperated scort will make it suck. As far as mufflers go, don´t go buying one of those huge ass $300 chrome mufflers, unless you have mony to waste. Most of them ar no better than a $14 cherry bomb. Also make sure the shop you go to has a mandrel bender. if they crimp bend your pipes you might as well keep your old exhaust. Another thing to consider is it will be pointless to free up the back end of your exhaust if you can´t get anymore exhaust out of the engine. So your best bet would be to get the header first. As far as brands go, I know a lot of guys swear by Pacesetter, but I have heard a lot of bad things about them, and I have read a really bad article about them on www.escortfocus.com.
 

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would the stock egt header fit onto a 1.9L? or are they the same? it would be much cheaper to find a good one at a junker then to go aftermarket
 
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