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I recently bought a 91 EGT (uses the 16 valve 1.8L mazda BP), and despite a small leak in the valve cover gasket, a broken hood release cable, some gauge problems, and light rust, it runs well and I plan on dumping all my spare pocket change into it for the next year or two.

I´m looking to upgrade the engine first, and I´m wondering whether a new exhaust or intake should come first.

The exhaust (manifold to cat, including the flange) has just been replaced with OEM pipe, so I don´t want to replace that. I do however want to get a cat-back exhaust - one that is corrosion resistant and will give a nice deep, loud growl- no civic "farting" please.

Either that (an exhaust) or a new intake. I want something that will really flow freely and help out my efficiency and power. I was looking at some kinda of K&N kit that ran about 180 bucks and had a cone filter, but I don´t know if there are other intakes that are better, like that dragon something intake.

Either way, I´d like to know:
1.Whether I should upgrade intake or exhaust first, and why
2.What is a good product
3.How much it costs
4.Where I can get it


thanks in advance


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[ This message was edited by: siragan on 14-01-2003 18:48 ]
 

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as far as i know, whether you go intake or exhaust first doesn´t really matter, but doing both will produce a more exponential effect. i just went with K&N stock replacement, got rid of the excess air tubing, got 2.25" catback exhaust and a dynomax turbo muffler, and it´s such a noticable difference! maybe not so much in speed / acceleration, as it probably only added 10 hp at best, but response it much nicer, and sound good too! i just got my exhaust at the local place, came around to $400 for exhaust piping, performance muffler, and a nice exhaust tip (about $280 or so USD) including labour n stuff. i woulda gone cone filter, but no one in my province has the parts to sell, and at the time i didn´t want to go online to look. but the stock replacement works nice for my purposes
 

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Siragen, As far as exhaust goes basically your two choices are to have pipes custom-bent and fitted to the performance muffler of your choice, like Juggernaut did, or to buy the Pacesetter cat-back exhaust system, which I believe is the only peformance system made for the Escort. The Pacesetter system costs $167.11 at NOPIOnline (part#001+0593)
 

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What is the pacesetter made out of? Is it mandrel or crimp bent? How do they sound?

The thing is, even though I only plan to be driving my GT in the summers, I want to have everything corrosion-resistant and I would love a nice stainless steel exhaust, or some material that resists the brutal conditions that we sometimes experience in the far north east.

On the other hand, if i DID have pipes custom bent, what muffler should I use? Thanks guys.
 
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