Any luck homologating Magnaflow Street Street Cat-Back Exhaust (Ecoboost) in Europe?

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    I should make my exhaust legal, but I'm finding it difficult.



    Magnaflow didn't bother to homologate it in Europe (CE mark). However a third party could ask for that homologation. Apparently Steeda.co.uk that sells them didn't bother also.


    Anyone knows if somebody did it? Thanks.
     
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    As far as I know, they did not.
    In fact there is only one aftermarket that can be fitted. Here in Belgium if you go to control without CE, you can come back!
     
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    Which one Voodoo? And does this one actually make the EB sound good?
    After almost 3 years I haven't heard a single exhaust that I actually really liked the sound of it... they all just seem to make "annoy the crap out of your neighbors sounds" to me:doh:
     
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    I think that only the Ford Racing by Borla is allowed. At least it was like that in the past. Not sure if someone has one and can tell us if it is worth the investment?
    If there are other that are TÜV CE approved, let us know.
     
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    Magnaflow Street Street Cat-Back Exhaust does wonders for Ecoboost sound. Not raspy or excessively loud.


    Here's mine shortly after it was installed.


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    Sound is great but the question was one that is allowed. this one is not and will not pass control in most European countries.
     
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    I have the stock exhaust tied to a wall in my garage, and will swap the Magnaflow before the 4-year control.
    (even if I bet that it will pass the control.. no one here knows anything about this car)
     
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    That is indeed best solution IF you can switch it yourself. Unfortunately I cannot and to change it at that moment in a garage is for me too much. That is why I rather take one that is TüV certified. Shame I could not be at Lux4 this year to hear differences.
     
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    I'll do the swap in a friend's garage, the first time he asked me only 20 eur IIRC :)
    it's not too much work once you lift the car.. the hardest part is to carry the stock exhaust to the garage! I used my parent's motorhome B)
     
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    Whether or not a certain tuning product is allowed differs very much from country to country. Germany is extremely strict, so is Belgium and for example in the Netherlands you can install whatever you want and nobody cares. With exhausts all that matters is the amount of noise they make. There is a certain maximum allowed db level.
     
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    Yes and no ... what you say is correct but if you visit one of those countries, you have to be able to show that your exhaust is TÜV allowed ... but this is only if they control but then again risk is limited ;)
     
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    They don't measure sound pressure levels in Belgium, I'm sure of that.
     
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    Correct, they only check if there is no pollution above a certain level and they should check if the CE label is on it. That is it.
    If you are lucky they might not even look at CE one.
     
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    I have the Magnaflow Street Catback and I have no issues. Cops think it's stock plus I never seen them measure the dbs


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    This is what I'm betting here too. We have periodic vehicle inspections - at 4 years, then 6 years, then every year, and if they detect something that's not written on car's documents, it fails and we can't drive the car anymore until the "fault" is corrected.


    Just for piece of mind, I would like to legalize the exhaust on car papers, but without a CE certificate, it's a no go.
     
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    Exactly the same system in Belgium with 4, 6 and so (depending on mileage - km)



    So stupid those brands even try not to legalize their products. I am also into sales (IT & audio related products) and before we put a product on the market all are checked to be sure they are legal in Europe.
     
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    #17 papinist, Jul 10, 2018
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    In Italy periodic vehicle inspections are after 4 years and then every 2 years.
    I'm pretty sure they wouldn't notice neither the different exhaust nor the sequential turning lights, or the tribars :D
    I have watched many of these inspections, and they never checked what type of exhaust a car has, or measured the db.
     
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    I think Steeda.co.uk is to blame here. It should be easy to homologate, but they really don't have cared about it.


    I agree, if you are selling a product you should follow some steps.
     
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    If the exhaust is debranded, I guess it could pass for stock. Even for noise, a stock Focus RS exhaust is way louder than this.



    Point is, if they see a brand on the exhaust they could easily realize that it's an aftermarket exhaust.
     
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    Hey dont blame us! 8)
    We love the Magnaflow street EB exhaust but we aren't Magnaflow. It costs money to certify things for the EU and we can't just pay for other companies parts to be homologated!
     
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