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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. Jul 10, 2009 at 7:13 PM
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    roxspin72

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    Most would say the 18"-22" size. Rest depends on what other modifications you've done to your set up...

    But Generally larger = less volume & vise versa...
     
  2. Sep 6, 2009 at 12:44 AM
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    I have a Borla cat back system exhaust with a 2 1/2" opening......made it a little bigger for it to breathe:) I love the sound.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2009 at 12:47 AM
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    Hologram

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    what bout flowmaster series 40? i read some good things bout that muffler.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    I had a flowmaster (deeper tone) on my '99 Taco 3.4 V6. Then I got the Borla and never looked back. I have a Borla cat back on my '03 Cobra. Then again I do have a bassani X-pipe with that ( another story altogether). Get the one that you like best. I had the same dillema as you, so I just got a TRD cat back. Works great. That's my .02
     
  5. Sep 8, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    There is someone selling a Borla cat back - not sure if it is still available????
     
  6. Sep 8, 2009 at 4:22 PM
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    mlbdriver

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    I just had the muffler shop cut out the stock muffler and weld in a Magnaflow 40 series and put a tip on mine. Sounds pretty good to me. $200 bucks.:D
     
  7. Sep 11, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    Pffttt, I know you. Don't trust a word this guy says. :p

    I have a Borla and it's not ricey in the least. It's badass. To me the Magnaflow sounds too much like whomever made it was trying to hard. The Borla sounds refined like it's OEM.
     
  8. Sep 11, 2009 at 1:33 PM
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    I absolutley love the Borla although i dont have the kit they sell. My truck came with the Borla set up right off the lot but i modified it. I had another buddy that wanted to get rid of his Borla system and switch to Magnaflow (we had identical stock setups) and i bought his muffler and made my system a true dual Borla system. Sorry for the story but i have to defend Borla they make some nice systems.
     
  9. Sep 13, 2009 at 12:56 PM
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    im thinking about getting cherry bomb extremes any body gone give me there opinion on what they think please mail me
     
  10. Sep 14, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    Borla.
     
  11. Sep 14, 2009 at 7:48 PM
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    Had magna flow on my chevy with a 350 sounded like crap(it was a 600$ custom bent 3'')
     
  12. Oct 4, 2009 at 12:57 AM
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    Now I have something to add to this thread as I just purchased (gotta love Craigslist) and installed a catback Borla. The ONLY thing is someone had cut out a section and installed a glasspack. I was going to cut it out but decided to just install and see what it sounded like. Overall, it is rather quiet compared to a FlowMaster but, I must admit, it does sound a tad "ricey". I don't know if it is the glasspack or not. It is what it is. I like it but am probably going to remove the glass pack and reweld a new piece back in...PITA.

    Regardless of sound, there is a noticeable pickup in power (not a whole lot but I can sense the slightest changes in my girl!). Also, I have increased gas mileage by about 2mpg. All in all...Daddy's happy. Good luck on your install!
     
  13. Oct 11, 2009 at 5:09 AM
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    My stock muffler is starting to really look like isht. I am considering just throwing a Flowmaster up there because they fit nice. I had a Borla catback on my '02 WRX and it sounded good but a little loud for my liking. The part that really killed it for me was the droning I got from it going down the highway. That drove me nuts. The Prodive made it a stunner.

    Does the Borla cause a constant noise or drone going down the road? I am really not looking for loud. Just a better sound.
     
  14. Feb 5, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    No experience with Borla, but I recently swapped out my Flowmaster for a Magnaflow. Very pleased with the difference. The Flowmaster had alot of in cab drone whenever I was driving, and it also felt like I lost a bit of low end torque. The magnaflow has some in cab drone, but it is much less significant when compared to the Flowmaster. I also feel like I gained some of the low end back. No real numbers to prove it, just seems to have more get up and go now than it did before.

    edit: oh ya, when you get on it, the manaflow also has an aggressive tone.
     
  15. Feb 5, 2011 at 9:58 PM
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  16. Feb 5, 2011 at 10:53 PM
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    Anyone know who has the best price on Borla?
     
  17. Mar 14, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    Take this word: BOOD'-in. Repeat it loudly four or five times. That's ricey. Torquey up and down really quickly. Sharp. Higher pitched. Like a hopped up Honda with one of those freakin' bumblebee cans hangin' out the arse.
     
  18. Mar 14, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    hi there, just of topic, im new to the forum, i have a 2008 trd 4dr long box and i can't seem to find a exhaust for it that would fit. i want to go with a magnaflow, but they all come in the short box. any suggettions would be great
     
  19. Mar 21, 2011 at 6:10 AM
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    I just put the Magnaflo Pro Offroad exhaust on my truck this weekend. It is alot louder then the stock exhaust. It definitely has a nice growl. Maybe a little ricey but it is a Toyota. I like though. The old people that live in my condo though....not so much.
     
  20. Apr 2, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    I had the Magnaflow on my 08......Borla on my 10 now,kinda like the suond of the Magnaflow better.
     
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