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Borla vs magnaflow

This is a discussion on Borla vs magnaflow within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; so I was checking out the summit site and the complete Magnaflow system is less then $500 yet the Borla ...

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    Borla vs magnaflow

    so I was checking out the summit site and the complete Magnaflow system is less then $500 yet the Borla is $900... Nearly double.

    I know it's kinda a dumb question but is the gains justify the extra cost of the Borla or is it mearly a name brand thing.

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    I've ran both systems and IMO the Magnaflow system sounds and flows better than Borla.

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    If you go with the dual tips on the Magnaflow system the price jumps up to around $700.00. It does look and sound sweet though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackbirdRamAir View Post
    I've ran both systems and IMO the Magnaflow system sounds and flows better than Borla.
    not if you take out the block off plate

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    Im a fan of magnaflow and to be honest i couldnt even lie and justify a Borla system...
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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    not if you take out the block off plate
    WHen you take the block off plate out, you've got more noise coming out the passenger side exhaust tips... depends how fussy a person is i guess.

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    i have borla on both my cars and like it.

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    Borla=overpriced cut out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knightryda01 View Post
    so I was checking out the summit site and the complete Magnaflow system is less then $500 yet the Borla is $900... Nearly double.

    I know it's kinda a dumb question but is the gains justify the extra cost of the Borla or is it mearly a name brand thing.

    There are no significant "gains" from one versus the other, just different tones. You are paying for the difference in name/quality/sound/etc. You are not going to gain 10 more HP with one versus the other.

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    love the magnaflow,just a quiet as stock going down the interstate,very aggressive at wide-open!
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    The borla on my vette is probably a lot different but I love the sound. Has kind of an exotic sports car sound.

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    I have the magnaflow on my 01 z28 and love it I also had a magnaflow on my 97 z28 and loved what it sounded like on the lt1 so there was no question what I was putting on my ls1

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    Quote Originally Posted by camarodude48 View Post
    I have the magnaflow on my 01 z28 and love it I also had a magnaflow on my 97 z28 and loved what it sounded like on the lt1 so there was no question what I was putting on my ls1
    Are you running cats?

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    I like my borla

    both are good

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    I to am running a Borla on Hooks Headers with ORY and NO cats....

    and am VERY pleased with the aggressive sound I get, it turns heads everywhere....

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    I have borla on my bird, it came with the car when I bought it. Just this weekend I pulled the block off plate out, not much nosier and I felt a little kick in the pants power. i would buy a borla, and if you have one....pull that damm plate out

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsingle1 View Post
    I have borla on my bird, it came with the car when I bought it. Just this weekend I pulled the block off plate out, not much nosier and I felt a little kick in the pants power. i would buy a borla, and if you have one....pull that damm plate out
    what plate?

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    +1 for magnaflow, sounds great and looks great... Motorized cutout is much better than the borla in my opinion.

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