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Borla Exhaust

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by whiteknight, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Mar 25, 2012 at 10:25 PM
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    whiteknight

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    Has anyone bought a Borla exhaust on a 4.0 liter Tacoma? I'd like to know your input on the sound, performance, fit, and any problems on installation.
     
  2. Mar 26, 2012 at 6:27 AM
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    I did for my 2007 TACO. Installation was a breeze (soak the hangar connection points in Rust Eater or something of that nature first).

    At first I thought it was a bit dicey since its not a single piece. But I took it in for testing just to insure that there were no leaks at the connection point. A torque wrench is suggested.

    I've had it for a few years now and the Chrome tip still looks great. Still sounds great as well.

    I can't really tell as far as performance goes. I couldn't tell any difference. I am not willing to pay for a dyno when all I have is a a CAI and Exhaust.

    The big difference was the sound. A nice low growl.
     
  3. Mar 26, 2012 at 9:56 AM
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    i def noticed some trottle response but i also installed my intake and EXHAUST together but i really like mine plus there customer service is outstanding.
     
  4. Mar 26, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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    Thanks for the info. Went on YouTube and it answered a lot of my questions. Thanks again.
     
  5. Mar 26, 2012 at 10:37 AM
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    Thanks for all the information. I'll be sure to soak the hangars. Your advice is helpful!
     
  6. Mar 29, 2012 at 6:26 AM
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    I like the sound of the Borla...seems close to the TRD catback. Just looking at their website the catback looks really expensive ($600+). Anyone know of a lower price?
     
  7. Mar 29, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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    roxspin72

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    I have now upgraded to a Banks 3" CBE to suplement for my SC...

    The Borla was awesome. Clean set up, and sounded great with multiple set ups, Ie... JBA Headers/ JBA Headers with URD Y pipe/ DTLT's/ etc...

    If you can fork out a few more bucks for a quality setup that wont rust and sounds great; Go for it.

    No Comment on HP gains... :cool:
     
  8. Sep 13, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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    Twistinemup307

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    @roxspin72 - Im as well supercharged and am looking for an exhaust. Love the sound of the borla but 2.25" piping sounds really constipated. how was it with your supercharger? would you suggest a banks over the borla?
     
  9. Sep 14, 2012 at 5:46 AM
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    you can get a 3" borla just have an exhaust shop do the piping
     
  10. Sep 14, 2012 at 8:49 AM
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    The one thing to make sure of, is whichever brand or custom, that it isn't a smaller diameter than yours.
     
  11. Sep 15, 2012 at 12:57 AM
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    AFE Air Intake with a PRO Dry-S filter, AFE throttle body spacer, Borla exhaust system, Full Donahoe suspension lift kit (coilovers and add a leaf), HID Light conversion kit, JBA cat-forward headers.
    I got mine for 60 dollars! Some guy who picked up crashed vehicles out of town took it off a wrecked 2010, obviously he didnt know what he had. My truck is a 2001 so i took it to a local muffler shop and it was almost an identical fit but they bent the pipe and installed it for me for 30 bucks. So a whomping 90 dollars i got a borla exhaust system. I really like the noise of the exhaust, i would recommend it.
     
  12. Sep 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM
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    selling my borla catback. looking to boost and need some more exhaust flow. im asking 250 details are in the 2nd gen marketplace
     
  13. Sep 29, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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