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Installed my FRPP exhaust today.
Working in the driveway leaves much to be desired.
My intention was to get the rear end high enough on jackstands that I could use a creeper but that only worked for working behind the axle. The front was pretty tight as far as clearance goes, but not a problem.
The entire install probably took an hour and a half.
Found that the Frpp exhaust has one more hanger than the stock system, but what was strange is the the car has the hanger... It just wasn't used on the 2016 cars apparently.
The bracket under the car was difficult in that access was limited by panels under the car that I didn't see in any of the guides on you tube or cjpony parts videos. So I drilled small access holes... Had I used a lift, I might have just pulled the panels, but that would have been too much work on my back.
Did all the work myself and found it pretty easy..
I may consider getting a hanger, but fit is fine. Though I did have one point where the rear most clamp was bumping against the heat shielding, but was able to bend the shielding back...
The car sounds nice. I'm curious how the wife will find it, but I'm not gonna tell her that I did anything. The car is now a little louder than her mini, and much more so when putting the foot into it.
BUT, and this is a big but, power feels down. I'm not sure why, and I have not really had much time behind the wheel yet, but the car felt significantly subdued. No maniacal torque steer like I usually get, but like I said, it was a short drive with only a couple of pulls.
I did some other work to the car since I had the time,... I installed the steeda symposer delete as well as the breedt short shift arm. So it Could possibly be something I did, but doubtful.
I will say that I had a tough time getting the larger of the two air inlet tubes back into place - the front side of the air box. In fact, it is still not quite right... But I fibrous it hard to believe that would cause any issue. I just could not get it right. May try again tomorrow..

Breedt shift arm... Nice. Will take some getting used to. The throws is 40% reduction, so sometimes it feels like I'm not completely in gear... Again, will just take some getting used to.

Symposer delete went well. But I left the valve in place (so the electrical connector is still connected). I pulled the hoses and obviously the small box that was bolted to the manifold, this is where the plate goes...

Looking forward to diving some more... And will update accordingly...
 

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It could be all perspective. I felt like my car pulled harder before my exhaust was installed but I realized it was because there was less noise and more go when I mashed the pedal. Now when you mash it, it gets louder which can be perceived as you thinking it will supposed to be faster, when in reality it's the same power wise


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Did / doing a search on KAM reset brings up way too many posts to digest. Is there a single post specific to KAM reset?
I'm not tuned, so I gather I have to pull the negative battery cable? Did 10+ minutes? Is that all?
Do I have to do it and then immediately go for a drive or is the first drive after the reset the important one concerning driving habits?

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Did / doing a search on KAM reset brings up way too many posts to digest. Is there a single post specific to KAM reset?
I'm not tuned, so I gather I have to pull the negative battery cable? Did 10+ minutes? Is that all?
Do I have to do it and then immediately go for a drive or is the first drive after the reset the important one concerning driving habits?

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I've reset mine using the fuse box, which I think is easier than messing with the battery terminals. It's in the engine bay, all the way to the right (if you're looking at the front bumper). There's a latch you release on the box on the far side to get it open. Then just remove F36, leave it out for 10 minutes, then put it back in. Fuse diagrams: http://www.focusst.org/forum/focus-st-electronics/30731-13-14-focus-st-fuse-box-diagrams.html
 

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The Power Upgrade pack from Ford Racing comes with the air intake, colder spark plugs, K&N filter and of course the tune to make all that stuff work together.
Without the tune, I would get the other parts. I think Velossa (unsure if the name is correct) does a big mouth air intake. That plus the K&N will do a difference.

I love the sound of the exhaust and personally I thought that after install, the car was pulling a little harder (butt dyno)
 

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If you have an accessport you can also do a KAM reset off of that too


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No access port.
Still doing the internal struggle as to what tune to run on the car.
I hate to say the "W" word, but the car is only a few weeks old, and I am in California, and I wanna stay legal, yada yada yada.
It seems that the best tunes are not going to be CA legal...and having CARB approval is a pretty big deal in that it means one less headache for me. So it means I have some thinking to do.

I am thinking that the Ford intake will be next mod since it is again CARB legal, and is a step in the direction regardless of what tune I end up with.

I will say that I have driven the Ford racing exhaust a bit more, and I must say that it is not subtle. You have to actually work hard to keep the sound under control. What is really funny is that I did the exhaust at home while the wife was away, and today we all went on a 30 hour ride to get some Vietnamese sandwiches, and she never said a thing. I could not help but wonder if she really thought that the car was this loud normally, but the last time that she was in the car, I still had the symposer plumbed into the cabin, and for the last two weeks I had it disconnected. So perhaps the interior noise is only slightly louder, or maybe not louder at all. I sorta wish I had left it plumbed in until the exhaust install, but I just did not like the plumbed in sound at all.
Man, when you put your foot into it though, it really sounds nice. I am very glad that that the exhaust is CA sound legal, because I have such a hard time shifting for economy that I doubt that I will be able to fly under the radar.

I wonder, does F36 fuse work on the 2016?
 

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I will say that I have driven the Ford racing exhaust a bit more, and I must say that it is not subtle. You have to actually work hard to keep the sound under control. What is really funny is that I did the exhaust at home while the wife was away, and today we all went on a 30 hour ride to get some Vietnamese sandwiches, and she never said a thing. I could not help but wonder if she really thought that the car was this loud normally, but the last time that she was in the car, I still had the symposer plumbed into the cabin, and for the last two weeks I had it disconnected. So perhaps the interior noise is only slightly louder, or maybe not louder at all. I sorta wish I had left it plumbed in until the exhaust install, but I just did not like the plumbed in sound at all.
Man, when you put your foot into it though, it really sounds nice. I am very glad that that the exhaust is CA sound legal, because I have such a hard time shifting for economy that I doubt that I will be able to fly under the radar.

I wonder, does F36 fuse work on the 2016?
30 hours for Vietnamese sandwiches?! Better be damn good! I do love me some Banh Mi though.

As far as the fuse, just check in your vehicle manual for the fuse diagrams. And double check the fuse number for the 'Engine Control Module'.
 

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Oops, 30 hours... Typing on phone..
But yeah, they can be an acquired taste, and it had been many months for me...
Will check the manual...
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Ok guys...
Looking at the 2016 owner's manual, I do not find 'Engine Control Module'...but I did find
F12 'Engine management systems / Exhaust gas re-circ delay' and is a 30A fuse
F32 'Powertrain control module / Crankshaft position sensor / Camshaft position sensor' and is a 10A fuse
then in the same box are the "R" relays...
R14 is the 'Powertrain control module', but I assume this is not it since it is a relay...

Of course, there is always the Neg terminal.
 

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KAM is always learning. But generally after I reset I'll go for a spirited drive. Just so she knows what I like ;)

I reset KAM with my SCT X4. I used to just pull the neg terminal. When I did my exhaust the car wasn't driving badly but it seemed...strange. KAM reset and she was running great.
 
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