2018 Active Exhaust Install Guide

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  1. 88lx50

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    Yes. You don't have it. The plug would be clipped to those 2 holes in the evap canister cover.
     
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    Actually, higher, closer to the bumper. It would split from the plug with the green wires you see in your picture. Please see post #41 for the actual plug.
     
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    #41 seems so long ago...

    Hard to tell in that picture but after studying it I see where it's suppose to be. I told the wife about the active exhaust and she said she didn't want it. She wants it loud all the time.

    I'll revise the picture later.
     
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    Just checked mine - you are right. it is higher.
     
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    Just have the active exhaust mufflers without the wiring, so far. One pipe (where valve is) is straight through on these, instead of having a few bends (like on the non-active muffler). Much louder. Basically always in track mode now.
     
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    I like it loud too, but it is nice to be able to start it in the driveway in quiet mode and not wake the dead in the morning. I think my neighbors appreciate it more then I do lol.
     
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    I can't publish what she said about caring about what the neighbors might think. :blush:
     
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    Got the cables. The one ending in J is indeed the splitter.
     
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    Final chart. Still doesn't make any sense...
     
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    I have stock radio, no safe and sound, no magnaride, yes on A10, no on digital dash. One thing you might add is convertible or not... Mine is a convertible...
     
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    With this sample set, although small there is no discernible trend I don’t see any point of collecting more data.
     
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    Someone asked me for more info on my car:

    No PP. Stock radio. No B&O. Yes Digital Dash.

    I have a retrofitted active exhaust working.

    Kind of bummed we're not able to find a pattern. The active exhaust is a really worthwhile upgrade and I wish Ford made it easier.
     
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    Ford has zero incentive in making it easier. It’s $1000 from the factory and $500 in parts afterwards.
     
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    Finally finished everything. Ended up soldering the wires I pulled to the connector that splits to the actuators. Had to do a little bit of creative work, trying to figure out how the three factory wires want to be routed to the exhaust. Everything works beautifully, active exhaust is awesome! Thanks to all the great people on this forum for doing the hard work and figuring it all out!
     
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    Is your exhaust otherwise stock or are you running a resonator delete?
     
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