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    ST220 was RFF non-VCT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSVT#49 View Post
    Well when I said standard I was referring to the 3.0L V6 Mondeo. I talked with the UK Mondeo owners and the engines of the 3.0L ST220 Mondeo versus the 3.0L Mondeo are exactly the same. The only differences with the ST220 are the exhaust and the intake air box.
    That's funny...spent nearly a decade working with the Duratec engine and I never knew there was a 3.0L Mondeo vehicle not designated as an ST220. Whenever it was talked about in engineering circles, it was always referred to as being for the ST220 Mondeo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by procyon View Post
    That's funny...spent nearly a decade working with the Duratec engine and I never knew there was a 3.0L Mondeo vehicle not designated as an ST220. Whenever it was talked about in engineering circles, it was always referred to as being for the ST220 Mondeo.
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    Default Update on Exhaust

    Say hello to the first new part of my 3-3.5" SS cat-back exhaust. I finally gave in. I'm going to remove my Borla cat-back and recreate it with 3-3.5" T304 stainless steel. I'll buy new Borla mufflers and a Borla resonator. As an added perk I'm also going to install an electric cutout to provide more flow at the track.

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    Default Update on Engine

    Well my old engine builder that did my Camaro's engine doesn't work with the new age engines. They prefer and continue to work on the old 350's. So Competition Engines of Eagan, MN is out for me. After calling around and talking with a lot of repetable shops I've chosen Wagamon Brothers to hone out the block and balance my rotating assembly. Their V6 performance guy was out today, but I will be calling back tomorrow and making an appointment to meet with him in person this Friday. Based on our discussions I will be making the decision on my rod and piston combo. I may have them do my head work too as a one stop shop
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    I like your choice of doing something different with the tips. Is your plan to cut out some of the bumper?

    I was always thinking of some D shape tips with the flat side on the bottom so it was flush with the valance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TourEnvy View Post
    I like your choice of doing something different with the tips. Is your plan to cut out some of the bumper?

    I was always thinking of some D shape tips with the flat side on the bottom so it was flush with the valance.
    Not sure yet. I'm either going to cut out the bumper to make room for it horizontally or I am going to mount them vertically with a slight angle similar to what is done with the Lexus IS-F.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CSVT#49 View Post
    I'm going to remove my Borla cat-back and recreate it with 3-3.5" T304 stainless steel. I'll buy new Borla mufflers and a Borla resonator.
    I chopped my borla catback up and ran a 3" pipe from the y to the stock borla split (keeping the stock borla resonators and tips). I also installed a 3" magnaflow muffler in the main section. 3.5" is overkill in my opinion. One single 3" pipe is enough for an FI build. I kept the stock 2.25 split pipes because that is still more flow than a single 3" section and I wanted to stay close to the stock borla sound. It's bit too louder than I would have liked but it isn't horrible. The 3" pipe definitely sits pretty low as it curves around the gas tank so 3.5" may have some ground clearance issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackcoog View Post
    I chopped my borla catback up and ran a 3" pipe from the y to the stock borla split (keeping the stock borla resonators and tips). I also installed a 3" magnaflow muffler in the main section. 3.5" is overkill in my opinion. One single 3" pipe is enough for an FI build. I kept the stock 2.25 split pipes because that is still more flow than a single 3" section and I wanted to stay close to the stock borla sound. It's bit too louder than I would have liked but it isn't horrible. The 3" pipe definitely sits pretty low as it curves around the gas tank so 3.5" may have some ground clearance issues.
    Thanks for the heads up Chris. Sounds like 3" is the way to go. That's what I'm after too is to maintain the same sound as the Borla offers, because right now with my Trubendz test pipe, WR hearders, and Borla exhaust... I love the tone of the exhaust and when you get on it, it has a nice growl too it.
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    Default Update on Engine 2

    Alright it is decided after discussing my build with Wagamon Brothers performance tech they recommend the K1 rods with either Wiseco pistons or CP pistons.

    So I most likely will be finalizing the build with them this Friday. I will be buying the rods (depending on price) through them because they should be able to get a better price then I can on my own (unless someone wants to do a GB ). Wagamon will be honing out the block and balancing the rotating assembly for me. Depending on the time line of the custom pistons the engine should be in the shop not later then Dec. 14th.

    Things are starting to come together
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