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I remember reading on here a while ago that MX6 exhaust will fit on an Escort with some slight modifications. Now, I can't find the thread. Has anybody else made it fit or know where the thread is? I'm thinking about doing this.
 

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how big is it? i'll see if i can find somethin on google.
 

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Its 2", which is the same size as the stock converter pipe.
 

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I know the MX6 and Probe are the same, I am sure the exhaust was from a 2nd gen MX6. I know I read about it on here but the search function isn't picking it up. I did consider MX3 exhaust but its the same size as the Escort, even for the V6.
 

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i wasn't able to find it but joel, escort92man, told me what he did. he used a dodge neon exhaust which is 2 1/4 inch so that's a perfect size for n/a or low boost like what jeff has on his 96 swapped spi turbo. so imma do that all the way to the base of the cat. but if u wanna go 2 inch, that's cool too.
 

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I actually already have the Neon exhaust and it being too big dropped my gas mileage on the highway.
 

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:eek: by how much?
 

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If I drive around 55 I can get 36-41 MPG depending on how I drive but the moment I hit 65 or more it drops to 30MPG. I don't make many highway trips so I didn't notice the drop immediately and when I did notice it I thought it was my bigger throttle body. I have since swapped the stock TB back on but the mileage on the highway hasn't improved. My current exhaust setup is also too loud at highway speed so I'm looking to change it up a bit and would rather go with the optimal size.
 

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oh ok. 30 MPG aint all that bad. it's when ur ECT fails and it drops to like 22 MPG that chugs it.
 

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The point is I used to get 36-39 on the highway before I switched exhaust. Now, I'm just looking to get back what I lost as cheaply as possible. Exhaust shops around here charge an arm and a leg to do anything that isn't off the shelf.
 

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^u sir have a failing sensor cuz i too get about 22 MPG now that my ECT has failed
 

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Smitty10 said:
would putting on the mx-6 exhaust improve power and fuel mileage?
Because right now I have 2 1/4" Neon exhaust and my mileage got worse than it was with the stock (smaller) system. If you don't have any useful information about my original question then please don't post.
 

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im not sure your exhaust is all to blame, have you seen my exhaust? lol and i get 41.xxx mpg on the hwy averaging 60-65mph. made it from medina, OH to covington, IN and i still had an eigth of a tank left.
-Nick
 

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:eek: HE LIVES!
 

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Well, I went to the U-pull, ripped the exhaust off a 626, drug it over to an Escort and tried it. The bends appear to be dead on! It just looks like 2 parts need to be shortened, some hangers and pipe added and it will fit. I bought the piece from the junkyard too. Its has a few rust spots but it only cost me $15 so its all good.
 

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any update on this matt?
 

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It took a little more fab work and welding than I originally though but it was still easier than the Dodge Neon exhaust I used first. The bends aren't 100% dead on but they are close.
 
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