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i was woundering if a peco, magnex (sp) exhaust from a mk5 escort like a xr3i be a stright fit to a mk5 cab?? (convertible)

 

 

rear exhaust section is the same throughout the mk5,mk5b and mk6 escort hatchback range baring the occassional variance in bore size of pipe iirc.

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i was woundering if a peco, magnex (sp) exhaust from a mk5 escort like a xr3i be a stright fit to a mk5 cab?? (convertible)

 

 

rear exhaust section is the same throughout the mk5,mk5b and mk6 escort hatchback range baring the occassional variance in bore size of pipe iirc.

some mk6 rear boxes exit at a different angle to others 1.6 is different to 1.8 ,1.8 comes out straight 1.6 comes out at side of bumper :thumb:

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some mk6 rear boxes exit at a different angle to others 1.6 is different to 1.8 ,1.8 comes out straight 1.6 comes out at side of bumper :thumb:

 

except my mates mk6 1.8Gti which now has the rear section off my old mk6 1.6Si which originally came off my mk5 1.3 and also fit my current mk5b 1.4 cvh when I tested fit it with the same ST bumper used throughout all the Mk's???... bit too coincidental if that backbox just happened to unusually fit all the mk's??

 

the only variance between the Mk's Ive ever positively identified is the exhaust hanging points which can be solved with additional aftermarket exhaust hanger clamps.

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ah cool so if i was to get performance exhaust for a mk5 3i then the shape of the exhaust from the downpipe to the end wil be the same and fit?

 

 

generally yes, tho there's various CAT setups for different models so its better to be model specific when after a exhaust, also as I said, exhaust hanger points can vary so you may need to add hanger points to your new exhaust via welding or clamp-on hanger hooks.

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some mk6 rear boxes exit at a different angle to others 1.6 is different to 1.8 ,1.8 comes out straight 1.6 comes out at side of bumper :thumb:

 

except my mates mk6 1.8Gti which now has the rear section off my old mk6 1.6Si which originally came off my mk5 1.3 and also fit my current mk5b 1.4 cvh when I tested fit it with the same ST bumper used throughout all the Mk's???... bit too coincidental if that backbox just happened to unusually fit all the mk's??

 

the only variance between the Mk's Ive ever positively identified is the exhaust hanging points which can be solved with additional aftermarket exhaust hanger clamps.

just had a look and it seems that it depends on what rear bumper you have as to what rear box is used, my 1.6si had the small hole in side of bumper but some 1.6si's have a larger more central hole maybe it was where they were built ? mines german . i have since fitted 1.8 system of a gti which i had to fabricate hangers for and enlarge hole in bumper rest of system was a straight swap right up to cat :thumb:

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some mk6 rear boxes exit at a different angle to others 1.6 is different to 1.8 ,1.8 comes out straight 1.6 comes out at side of bumper :thumb:

 

except my mates mk6 1.8Gti which now has the rear section off my old mk6 1.6Si which originally came off my mk5 1.3 and also fit my current mk5b 1.4 cvh when I tested fit it with the same ST bumper used throughout all the Mk's???... bit too coincidental if that backbox just happened to unusually fit all the mk's??

 

the only variance between the Mk's Ive ever positively identified is the exhaust hanging points which can be solved with additional aftermarket exhaust hanger clamps.

just had a look and it seems that it depends on what rear bumper you have as to what rear box is used, my 1.6si had the small hole in side of bumper but some 1.6si's have a larger more central hole maybe it was where they were built ? mines german . i have since fitted 1.8 system of a gti which i had to fabricate hangers for and enlarge hole in bumper rest of system was a straight swap right up to cat :thumb:

 

you'll find that the hanger points are to blame again for the issue you mentioned, were certian escorts were fitted with a box that as you said

was off to one side you'll find that the most rear hanger point on the exhaust is on the oppersite side to the more common exhaust system which essentially forces the exhaust backbox section over further toward the side of the car....dont ask me why they did this, as the chasis still had the hanging points for the common type despite having the different box....they just did for some reason.

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