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Borla Catback vs. Toyota Catback vs. Performance Muffler

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by joelong0004, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Sep 27, 2011 at 6:22 PM
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    joelong0004

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    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.

    - Joe
     
  2. Sep 27, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Pick which one sounds the best to your ears, and go with it.
     
  3. Sep 27, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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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.
     
  4. Sep 27, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    what about price wise?
     
  5. Sep 27, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    TRD is probably the most expensive out of the 3.
     
  6. Sep 27, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    This^^

    You are not going to see or feel any real gains, so pick the one that sounds best to you. I'm an OEM guy so I went with the TRD exhaust.
     
  7. Sep 27, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    that's what i was thinking. i guess i'll wait a while on the exhaust for now
     
  8. Sep 27, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    I have a Banks kit. I'm thinking about swapping to Dynomax
     
  9. Sep 27, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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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.
     
  10. Sep 27, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    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.
     
  11. Sep 27, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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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.
     
  12. Sep 27, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    Mr. 2x4's advice is based off of dyno tests IIRC.
     
  13. Sep 27, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    :cool:
     
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    :popcorn: :sandwich:
     
  15. Sep 27, 2011 at 10:49 PM
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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. :)
     
  16. Sep 27, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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    If I had money I would try the idea. Get an unbiased opinion that way.
     
  17. Sep 27, 2011 at 11:26 PM
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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.
     
  18. Sep 27, 2011 at 11:33 PM
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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.
     
  19. Sep 27, 2011 at 11:38 PM
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    I would.
     
  20. Sep 27, 2011 at 11:45 PM
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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?

    Who's with me? :)
     
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