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This is a discussion on Exhaust Questions within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I am looking to upgrade my factory exhaust situation... low rumble not enough stares... and I am looking at filling ...

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    I am looking to upgrade my factory exhaust situation... low rumble not enough stares... and I am looking at filling that ass end of my CETA Vert. The Borla cat back exhaust part#14780 seems sweet and I love THEM Quad Tips.... questions are:

    1) Does anyone have this setup and can confirm install fitment? I was told that some manufactures exhaust for Trans Ams 5.7L differ slightly and or don't fit the Verts.

    2) How does it sound? Does anyone have it on their Vert or Coupe that can tell me how sweet it sounds?

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    Id go with magna flow. With the money you would save youd have enough to get long tube headers as well. On another note one of my friends as Borla and it sounds good. Just not worth the money imo.

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    I have the quad tip magnaflow setup. Mild deep sound and best looking quad tips on the market, imo. However, I'm not impressed with the "stainless steel" of the system. Mine has quite a lot of corrosion/rust on everything but the tips.

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    deffinatly magnaflow, quite at iddle, deep and loud at WOT. if money was not an issue i would have totally gone with GMMG

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    i have the quad tip borla system on my CETA and i love the sound and looks of it..it fills up the back nicely as well.. i have stock manifolds and y and the borla is a catback

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    It has a big wing!

    I've always like the Borla kit personally... Never been able to afford it but,have heard it in person and love it.

    Nothing against the Magnaflow kit as I have had Magnaflow products on previous vehicles and really like their stuff but, I like how the Borla kit sounds more aggressive (imo) and is also adjustable!
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    The Borla is great and won't rust like the Magnaflow. Both are stainless steel but the magnaflow is 409 SS while the Borla is 304 SS. The 409 will surface rust but shouldn't rust through. 304 SS way more resistant to that. And when comparing the quad tip Magnaflow to the Borla, the prices are closer then most think.
    One warning though, the Borla sounds raspy with LTs and ORY but will sound awesome with stock manifolds and stock catted y.
    Here's some pics of mine



    And another one I came across

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    Another vote for Borla. I had it prior to my CME/GMMG combo. I miss the sound of the Borla. I also miss the looks of it.

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    dyomax bullits sounds good and half the cost of borlas

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    look for a used Borla man, they can be had for 400-500 used, i loved my borla this car i went with corsa, waiting for the car to be finished first to hear the first fire up. but borla is nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zboner View Post
    look for a used Borla man, they can be had for 400-500 used, i loved my borla this car i went with corsa, waiting for the car to be finished first to hear the first fire up. but borla is nice.
    I got mine for $200, hell of a deal, but you can shop around and find them from time to time.

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    Thanks everyone... dbrichrider33333 any chance at a rear end shot?

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    I actually like the Corsa clone tips from afterthoughts auto look good on a TA. As far as the muffler it's all personal and depends how much else you have done. Mufflers chance sound with LT's and ory drastically just like with factory exhaust the Magnaflow is to quite but sounds good with no cats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 02TRANS View Post
    Thanks everyone... dbrichrider33333 any chance at a rear end shot?
    i dont have any good ones right now..and my car is still in the body shop so im not sure when i will be able to get it back and take pics...when i get it back ill be sure to put some pics up.

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    magnaflow on my 2001 ws6 , love em !

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    This is how the magnaflow dual tips look. I love them because they look very "non ricer" if that makes sense hahaha.



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    Magnaflow was described to me as: 'just a little louder than stock but flows much better than stock'......is that about right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagfan93 View Post
    Magnaflow was described to me as: 'just a little louder than stock but flows much better than stock'......is that about right?
    It sounds just like stock at idle. Gets alittle louder at crusing speeds, but screams at wot. I really like it because you can creep around when you dont want attention. Overall its one of the better flowing catbacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike0202 View Post
    It sounds just like stock at idle. Gets alittle louder at crusing speeds, but screams at wot. I really like it because you can creep around when you dont want attention. Overall its one of the better flowing catbacks.
    Thanks Mike, sounds perfect to 'suprise' someone with.

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    So now the new debate, I am crossed between the Corsa & the Borla Quads. Anyone have any info on the Corsa? Some sound clips and rear end views would be excellent on a WS6.



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