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Borla VS Magnaflow Catbacks

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by dysfunctnlretard, Jun 13, 2009.

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Which is better

  1. Borla

    125 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Magnaflow

    125 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. Jun 13, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    I'm trying to decide on which system I want and have been listening to countless videos but havent really been able to differentiate the sounds between the two. Is there a real difference?

    Also, cheapest place to find each one of them?

    Sorry, wasnt meant to be a poll.
     
  2. Jun 14, 2009 at 3:33 AM
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    Borla sounds better to me... plus I don't think Magnaflow makes catbacks for DC long beds.

    Honestly, for the price I'm just gonna buy a universal Magnaflow for my rig and keep the stock piping. Sounds like all these cat-backs are giving you the same size piping, just a new muffler anyways.
     
  3. Jun 14, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    First of all, be careful with sound clips on the web - most of them do a very poor job of capturing the lower ranges, meaning they all sound ricier than they really are in person.

    That said, I do find the sound of Borla to be genuinely ricey, and would go with a Magnaflow any day when picking between the two.
     
  4. Jun 14, 2009 at 2:03 PM
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    commtrd

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    I don't know if borla is better or not but I really like the magnaflow in my truck. Good enough for me.
     
  5. Jun 14, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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  6. Jun 14, 2009 at 3:34 PM
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    Borla is more expensive. Both are the same stainless steel casing with steel wool packing. Magnaflow comes in several different sizes and shape, the larger the quieter. Borla doesn't have as many options.
     
  7. Jun 14, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

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    Would the magnaflow muffler sound the same as the whole cat-back system?
     
  8. Jun 23, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    Unless you just have money to blow, don't get the catback, just the muffler. Then have an exhaust shop either put it in the place of the stocker, or fab up a catback. Will probably save you at least $100.
     
  9. Jun 23, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    Ricey? Are you serious? (I would like to know how something sounds "ricey" btw)

    Anyways, back to the OP. I would suggest you find some local people who have the two systems and listen to them yourself. You're going to get various answers here since everyone has a different taste for sound. I've had the Borla cat back on my truck from day 1 and love it. It sounds awesome IMO. Just remember...you get what you pay for.
     
  10. Jun 23, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    I have a Borla and i love the sound. My brother has a magnaflow on his 02 tacoma and to me both sound great but theres something about the sound of the Borla that makes it sounds awesome but its hard to explain
     
  11. Jun 23, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    More buzz, less rumble, than other options I have heard. If you like it, power to you. It's not my preference, but we're not talking about my truck either.

    In any event I agree - the OP needs to listen to his options IN PERSON, because recording devices and environments tend to do a very poor job of capturing the actual sound of these exhaust systems. I have not once heard an online sound clip of an exhaust system that sounded comparable to the same configuration in real life.
     
  12. Jun 23, 2009 at 6:51 PM
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    The point is there is no definition of "ricey" in the reference that you are using it. Its a vague term that everyone analyzes differently. You probably should have used "raspy" or something of the sort. I'm not picking or anything...just hate when that word is used loosely.

    and no...the Borla exhaust is not raspy :p
     
  13. Jun 23, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    If you like it, that's all that matters.
     
  14. Jul 9, 2009 at 3:07 PM
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    But, in the future I will be changing to Magnaflow for a dual exhaust option... Nothing against Borla, just cheaper to do with a univeral Magnaflow single inlet/dual out...

    And no Borla is niether Raspy, nor Ricey. The term ricey belongs to 4 bangers with large tin cans mounted on the rear that add like say:rolleyes:
    100hp LOL:D
     
  15. Jul 9, 2009 at 3:42 PM
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    i have a borla on my truck and its not loud enough for me at all. Almost sounds stock.
     
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  18. Jul 9, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    Ouch, yeah great point... ...Im from Hawaii, I know what that salt air can do
     
  19. Jul 9, 2009 at 7:35 PM
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  20. Jul 10, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    I'm w/ this guy. What size Magnaflow would be similar to stock at idle and cruising, with no drone in cab? Looking for the ballsy growl when I get it up around 3000 rpms.
     
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