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Old 09-27-2011, 06:22 PM   #1
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Borla Catback vs. Toyota Catback vs. Performance Muffler

Anyone have a solid performance response to which exhaust system might perform better. I've done lots of web surfing and read lots of info, but can't seem to decide. I am leaning towards the Borla.

Also, the installer said a Borla performance muffler will be close to the same performance as the Borla catback system. Is this a true statement?

I look forward to anyone that can help.

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Pick which one sounds the best to your ears, and go with it.
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Pick which one sounds the best to your ears, and go with it.
I agree. The sound is up to the buyer. They are all about the same performance wise which isn't much.
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I agree. The sound is up to the buyer. They are all about the same performance wise which isn't much.
what about price wise?
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what about price wise?
TRD is probably the most expensive out of the 3.
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TRD is probably the most expensive out of the 3.
that's what i was thinking. i guess i'll wait a while on the exhaust for now
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The Borla is a bit more than the TRD catback, about $150. I am wondering if the catback will really get more performance vs. replacing the muffler with a Borla performance muffler. I can't find any performance reason to buy the catback exhaust other than the stainless steel piping.
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The Borla is a bit more than the TRD catback, about $150. I am wondering if the catback will really get more performance vs. replacing the muffler with a Borla performance muffler. I can't find any performance reason to buy the catback exhaust other than the stainless steel piping.
You dont get big gains with either option. A muffler will give you about 3-4 hp. while a good cat-back will give about 5-6.
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I'd really like to see some real world dyno test results, not just claims by the manufacturers. I doubt they test every single application they make. To be true, there's got to be some pre and post testing by someone not associated with that company. Otherwise, we're simply paying for a sporty sound.
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Mr. 2x4's advice is based off of dyno tests IIRC.
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I'd really like to see some real world dyno test results, not just claims by the manufacturers. I doubt they test every single application they make. To be true, there's got to be some pre and post testing by someone not associated with that company. Otherwise, we're simply paying for a sporty sound.
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Maybe we should start our own test company and benchmark these accessories. We'll charge the manufactures a crap load to test it and post the results. Then maybe I can just get a demo catback from Borla.
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Maybe we should start our own test company and benchmark these accessories. We'll charge the manufactures a crap load to test it and post the results. Then maybe I can just get a demo catback from Borla.
If I had money I would try the idea. Get an unbiased opinion that way.
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I have the money. I wonder how many people would buy the product after it was tested and proven based on the performance consumers are hoping for from the product.
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You have the money to set aside dyno time for testing every product available for Tacomas? This would cost thousands to do properly.
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I have the money. I wonder how many people would buy the product after it was tested and proven based on the performance consumers are hoping for from the product.
I would.
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Well whisper, maybe you could help me and ensure it was done properly. Where do you live? Shall we set up "the Tacoma lab", test stuff the members want tested and use it as a way for manufacturers to market products with integrity?

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