aFe Cat-Back Exhaust System Takeda 3" Stainless Steel With 4-1/2" Black Tips Focus RS 2016-2018



  • Direct-Fit Upgrade
  • 11 HP & 15 Lbs/Ft Of Torque
  • 3" 304 Stainless Steel
  • Dual 4.5" Black Tips
MSRP $1,440.00
You save 7%

aFe Takeda Stainless Steel 3" Cat-Back Exhaust System with 4-1/2" Black Tips for 2016, 2017 and 2018 Focus RSs.

Have you been thinking about overhauling the exhaust on your 2016-2018 Focus RS? If so, this complete aFe Takeda Stainless Steel 3" Cat-Back Exhaust System with 4-1/2" Black Tips (49-33103-B) may be just what you're looking for. Go ahead and purchase your upgraded exhaust today from CJ Pony Parts!

Takeda Cat-Back Exhaust Kit Features:
- Direct-fit upgrade for 2016-2018 Focus RSs
- Provides power gains up to +11 HP and +15 lbs/ft of torque
- Manufactured using 3" 304 stainless steel mandrel-bent tubing
- Includes premium high flow transverse muffler for maximum exhaust flow
- Features dual 4.5" black tips for an upgraded exterior appearance
- Proudly made here in the U.S.A.

aFe understands that you need options when it comes time to finally customize your Focus' exhaust, and that's exactly why they offer this Takeda cat-back system! It's crafted using high-quality, three-inch mandrel-bent stainless steel and includes a superior transverse muffler and sleek black tips. You'll get an immediate boost in overall power and performance thanks to your new exhaust kit, meaning your car will sound great and perform better than ever after the installation. This upgraded premium-quality cat-back is the perfect option for your late-model Focus, so don't wait and grab your new kit today from CJ's!

Tech Tip: An optional muffler delete pipe kit (49M00035) and resonator delete pipe kit (4936622) are both available for purchase separately should you want a more aggressive exhaust tone.

Please Note: The Focus RS factory/OEM exhaust system must be cut in order to be removed.

*This kit is also available with blue flame tips (4933103L) and polished tips (4933103P) instead of the black.

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Don't wait and order this premium aFe 49-33103-B Takeda Stainless Steel 3" Cat-Back Exhaust System with 4-1/2" Black Tips for your late-model 2016, 2017 or 2018 Focus RS from CJ Pony Parts now!

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Installation Difficulty


Intermediate skill is required for this installation.

Installation Videos

Video Transcript

We're going to make this Focus RS, breathe and sound a whole lot better with some help from aFe.

The Focus RS is a great performing car and has a decent sounding exhaust right from the factory, but that's not enough for us here at CJ's. So today we'll be installing this aFe Cat Back Exhaust. This is aFe’s Takeda Cap Back Exhaust for the 2016 to 2018 Focus RS. It's made of three inch mandrel bent, three or four stainless steel and features a high flow resonator and muffler for improved exhaust flow and sound. It will also work with the factory active system so you can really make it loud when you want, and it gets finished off with a nice set of four and a half inch black tips. For more information and pricing, click the link in the description down below. Now let's get to the install.

Tools you need for this installation, 8 millimeter socket, quarter inch ratchet, 14 millimeter socket, 3/8 ratchet, 15 millimeter socket, half inch ratchet, 3/8 wrench, Phillips Screwdriver, a Sawmill and safety glasses. Unfortunately, the only way to remove the factory exhaust from the car is to cut it. So what we're gonna do, we're gonna make a cut right here on the street section right near the rear axle of the Sawmill. We're gonna cut it right here, and that way it can be completely removed. We are going to make this cut before we remove any rubber hanger or anything like that on this exhaust. We want it to be as secure as possible so it doesn't wiggle around on us as much.

We're up at the front of the factory exhaust. Now we're going to remove this clamp for the 16 millimeter socket.

We're at the muffler at the rear of the car. We're going to unplug the connector to the active motor and then with an eight millimeter socket, unbolted from the muffler.

Then you can disconnect the three rubber hangers that secure the muffler and remove it.

With the factory system removed, we can install our aFe front pipe. This will be a little bit tricky to get it into the V-band clamp. Once it's in the V-band clamp, get it into the rubber hanger.

Next step is the resonator with a clamp. This is non directional, it can go on any way. Then the over axle pipe, make sure you have a clamp on the resonator and install the pipe. Then the muffler pipe, slide the two pipes together and get it into the rubber hanger next to the differential.

Attach the passenger side tailpipe to the muffler, then install the muffler onto the muffler pipe. Then, get the passenger side tailpipe into the rubber hanger. Get your tailpipes aligned, then go back and tighten all your clamps. Install the bolts, washers, and nuts onto the active motor, and then install it onto the exhaust, then install nuts on the backside. We're going to use a 3/8 wrench and a Phillips screwdriver to tighten these bolts down. Last thing we need to do is install our four and a half inch tips.

Okay, everything's in place. We got the tips aligned. They're looking really good. Our install is finished.

Alright, let's hear how it sounds. Okay. We got our aFe Cat Back exhaust installed on our 2016 Focus RS. It sounds absolutely amazing. The four and a half inch tips look so good at the rear of this car. I'd say, give yourself two hours to do this and before you know it, you'll be heading down the road.

Vehicle Fitment

This product will fit the following Focus years:

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