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Old 03-21-2004, 05:43 PM   #1
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Anyone with the Trubendz borla, Have questions

Have a few questions

1. Will the Trubendz Fit the SVT correctly without any welding?
2. What Pipe size should I get (2.25 or 2.5)
3. Did you install it yourself? if so, how long did it take and where did you cut the factory exhaust to take it off?
4. How long did it take for them to ship it to you?
5. are you happy with it?

Finally, is it loud to the point I might get harassed by the cops? Will it pass smog?


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Old 03-21-2004, 07:18 PM   #2
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1. No welding required / it does stick out further than stock - no big deal to me, looks alright / mabe it was just mine, but there was an issue with the flange - the bolt holes did not totally line-up with the ones on the flexpipe (larger - probably because of the 2.5" pipe) - the way I fixed this was to drill out the holes towards the outside (more like "sawing" with a drillbit) / on a related topic, there wasn't any bolts (for flange) included - at least with mine / you can weld it if you want, but then it wouldn't be able to "slip" apart.
Overall, I'd say that fit is good. The hardest part was removing the stocker.

2. Either pipe size is fine. I would say that if forced induction is a possibility in your future, go with the 2.5"

3. I did install it myself. It took a while - most of the time being cutting the stock exhaust. Do try to get a tube cutter (or is it pipe cutter?) I used a hacksaw and didn't realize that the shop that I was working in did have such a cutter (all along).
Anyway, no need to unbolt the flange until the exhaust is cut. The best place to cut is aft (rear) of the muffler where the pipe goes up (above the suspension pieces). Just be sure that the place that you pick is a place where you can manipulate whatever tool(s) that you are using to cut. The exhaust is held in place with hangers - some of them are a bitch - just cut them with a "Sawsall" or hacksaw blade. Be careful to not destroy anything under the car.

4. Shipment was about a week or less.

5. Yes, I am. Make sure that you pay the extra $50.00 and get the stainless steel version.

It is quite loud - but that is all relative. Will you get harrassed - who knows.
If you are concerned, spring for the optional (for more $$) resonator.

A catback system is an exhaust system aft of the catalytic converter - normally, a "free-er flowing" exhaust than the stock one - although possibly louder (or quieter).
The "cat" is what does the emissions magic, so unless you replace that, passing the emissions test is a non-issue.
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I have one and it is probably the quietest non resonated four banger exhaust out there. I got the 2.5 and all fit fine with the exeption of the flange. It does poke out but only about an inch, other than that it goes on like butta.
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Old 04-02-2004, 08:48 AM   #4
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Alright...check it out...this is my car with the Trubendz/Borla setup and I am very pleased with it...Sorry I don't have picks from underneath but aowell...

The tip did origionally stick out a little more than I liked so I cut about 1 1/2" off of the intermediate pipe(for lack of a better description) and now it looks very factory...I did have to modify the flange but It's my understanding that Josh has that sorted out...The SVT flange bolts are stlightly further apart to accomodate the larger (2/14") factory tubing.

As far as removal of the stock system...I am in the military and we have these really great auto hobby shops with every tool imaginable so It did make everything much easier I'm sure... but I cut the stock system right where it goes over the rear suspension with a saws-all...Wasn't too bad...I don't know if you would have room to work with a traditional pipe/tube cutter...
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