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Old 02-21-2010, 10:00 PM   #1
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i've been looking into getting a new exhaust system but i cant decide between a magnaflow or a borla. i know that magnaflow is a bit cheaper and it does sound pretty good but i'd like to get some more opinions on which one is potentially better... prices, pics, vids, and websites would be appreciated.

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borla is more expensive.... some people prefer one over the other... doesnt add performance tho so its all in what you wanna hear from your car
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Neither of them are going to give you any more performance unfortunately. I really like them both. Magnaflow is louder though. I still can't decide which one I want to get.
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:18 AM   #4
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Neither of them are going to give you any more performance unfortunately. I really like them both. Magnaflow is louder though. I still can't decide which one I want to get.
true, just save your money and get the 2.5" cheap on off ebay($175). you'll see the SAME gains......
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:54 AM   #5
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I tried several aftermarket set-ups. I never got any noticeable performance gains. Also ,nothing sounded as good as the stock system . So I am glad I saved it, because its back on the car and I am loving the sound of it again.....just my experience, others will disagree.
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Love my Borla!!! Wouldn't trade for anything. 2 years in all sorts of weather and no problems. Sounds good and it was a snap to install. If you do a search on exhaust threads, I have a video on here. Check out this thread Advice for exhaust
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I have a trubenz setup with borla mufflers. The sound was awesome. I say was because now I have no cat and it is WAY to loud.

Great vid of the sound. (Car is actually moving)
The only restrictions are the Borla muffler. :( (If you know anyone that wants to trade a HFC for an offroad pipe let me know)

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I had the same question almost 2 years ago before I went with magnaflow. I will post a vid on how my sounds later on tonight
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id say check out mbrp's web site. theres is a high quality kit at a very decent price. and if im not mistaken its a 2.5" exhaust. if you go with an ebay kit be prepared for thin stainless steel that is prone to crack and hard as hell to weld back. if you do go the ebay route try to get a company like obx-r or meagan racing. oh and i had a borla before but was 2 1/4. sounds really good with a ORP. loud thou
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id say check out mbrp's web site. theres is a high quality kit at a very decent price. and if im not mistaken its a 2.5" exhaust. if you go with an ebay kit be prepared for thin stainless steel that is prone to crack and hard as hell to weld back. if you do go the ebay route try to get a company like obx-r or meagan racing. oh and i had a borla before but was 2 1/4. sounds really good with a ORP. loud thou
the cracking of a ebay system will depend on where you live. If you live where there is heavy road salt, then you might have the problem.

Living in CA, I have never had a problem with a low price ebay system. and like i said from the beginning, you"ll get the same gains as a (XXX) brand over priced system.
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