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Cat back opinions?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by diver john, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. Oct 6, 2008 at 5:55 PM
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    diver john

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    My next mod will be a cat back. I am however torn between Gibson and Borla. I'm not in it to make noise. Just looking to improve power and efficiency. I did the 71' firebird with glasspacks and no tailpipes thing in the 80's. There seems to be a big difference in price, but are Borlas worth it?
     
  2. Oct 6, 2008 at 6:02 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Any cat back is only going to give you about 5 or so extra h.p. Search out and listen to some sound clips and get the ones you like. GL. :)
     
  3. Oct 6, 2008 at 6:03 PM
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    Ken Dawg

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    tint, k+n drop in, 2nd filter MIA... Pioneer deh-p400ub head unit...Alpine spr-69c fronts and Alpine 17c rears. Either Alpine or Pioneer amp coming and major sound deadening.

    stay stock......throw that money into stockmarket
     
  4. Oct 6, 2008 at 6:06 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    i would skip on a full catback and buy the muffler i wanted and get a shop to cut the stock one out and weld the new one in..........they are essentially the same, but alot cheaper to buy just a muffler and have it installed.
     
  5. Oct 6, 2008 at 6:08 PM
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    diver john

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    Thanks, I just don't want to listen to them all day. I had a 90' trooper with Calmini headers and borla exhaust for 9 years. But the trooper was so poorly insulated to begin with it didn't matter. As far as the power gain goes I'm not expecting much but since I've already done the headers, and lost a cat I figure I might as well complete the exhaust.
     
  6. Oct 7, 2008 at 3:53 PM
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    tacoman316

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    ive got a banks monster exhaust and i love it its a 3" with a 4" tip i lost a little low end and gained a little top end but all and all I really like the sound. looks good to and comes with a lifetime warranty. I would post a soundclip but i am out of state.
     
  7. Oct 7, 2008 at 6:47 PM
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    I love my Magnaflow setup.

    I've had Gibson, and hated it. It sounded deeper, but it wasn't a great performance sound. Regardless, it was the longevity of the Gibson that lacked. After 1.5years it had rust holes throughout.

    I have a custom Magnaflow dual exit setup now, and I am enjoying it.
     
  8. Oct 7, 2008 at 6:51 PM
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    beastlytaco

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    ive got a jardine catback from urdusa.com. i like it. it gets kinda raspy on loud take offs though. kinda have to keep it down when running my engine.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2008 at 4:08 PM
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    Double, was that one of their stainless mufflers?. I spoke with one of their reps a couple of days ago. There is a good difference in price between Stainless and alumized. I had not heard of Jardine are they quiet? or quieter? I may suck it up and go with borla yet.
     
  10. Oct 8, 2008 at 5:49 PM
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    Mine was not Stainless.

    Don't go with Borla, that stuff is way overpriced.

    Why not a Magnaflow catback? Seems to be the most popular these days. I like mine!
     
  11. Oct 8, 2008 at 6:19 PM
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    Like I said I'm looking for the power, and economy. I dont want the noise. It seems (and I may be way off base) that most folks who are shopping for exhaust are looking for tone and noise as much as perfomance. Been there done that. It seems that the only mfgrs touting how quiet they are in cab are Gibson and Borla. Thats the only reason they've been at the top of my list. I know Borla is expensive, but after the headers I'm kinda already in for the penny.
     
  12. Oct 8, 2008 at 6:21 PM
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    you can always buy a pretty long magnaflow muffler(quiet, but still have performance) and have it welded in. and it'd be alot cheaper than a full catback system.
     
  13. Nov 4, 2008 at 12:20 PM
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    I used to have an 02 4WD TRD V6 extracab and cat-back exchange from stock to Gibson. It was awesome since the truck was manual 5 speed. The noise was not bad at all and on the highway it's quiet compared to like a Ford Mustang or something like that. In my 04 double-cab with Automatic trans I have not even bothered changing it out...I figure I will now enjoy it as much as I did when I had the 02 manual 5 speed (you can make rev up and make your truck bark this way, ha ha). But Gibson was great on the 02. The quality was awesome. But next time I do buy a muffler it will only be the muffler and not the whole cat back...and yes, I will get the Gibson.
     
  14. Nov 4, 2008 at 12:22 PM
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