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Magnaflow and Borla

This is a discussion on Magnaflow and Borla within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Im not sure if I have ever heard borla in person, although I could be wrong. Can you tell me ...

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    Magnaflow and Borla

    Im not sure if I have ever heard borla in person, although I could be wrong. Can you tell me which one has a deeper tone, and which one is overall louder?


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    Borla catback is probably overall louder. Without cat converters the Borla sounds a little raspy at 2000 to 2500 rpm range, medium-heavy throttle to WOT. Everywhere else in the rpm range it sounds good IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    Borla catback is probably overall louder. Without cat converters the Borla sounds a little raspy at 2000 to 2500 rpm range, medium-heavy throttle to WOT. Everywhere else in the rpm range it sounds good IMHO
    I think I heard one before but im pretty sure it had a cut out. Sounded mean as hell.

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    I think the Magnaflow is tamer.
    But deeper as well.

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    For the price difference I would get the Magnaflow AND a cut-out

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    For the price difference I would get the Magnaflow AND a cut-out
    And Pacesetters

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    For the price difference I would get the Magnaflow AND a cut-out
    That's what I'm getting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    For the price difference I would get the Magnaflow AND a cut-out
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    And Pacesetters
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    I get compliments on my Borla all the time. If you like a loud raspy sound then Borla is the way to go. Its quite at idle but when you step on it its awsome.

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    The Borla is louder, or quieter. Depends on which plate you have in it. Go hang out at a local drag strip and hear em for yourself.

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    My car came with borla and stock cats and manifolds. I put a 1 inch hole plate on it. I can try recording it so you can hear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    Borla catback is probably overall louder. Without cat converters the Borla sounds a little raspy at 2000 to 2500 rpm range, medium-heavy throttle to WOT. Everywhere else in the rpm range it sounds good IMHO
    Agreed, and Borla is definitely louder/more aggressive sounding than Magnaflow.

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    I just got a 2000 SS and it has a Borla system. It was VERY loud but had no cats, once the cats were installed not as loud when idling, but loud when you step on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Agreed, and Borla is definitely louder/more aggressive sounding than Magnaflow.
    Yes, Borla is loud but I think its not too loud either. I've not tried Borla but it sounds great, it's just the price, it's very expensive. I have magnaflow and no doubt, it's awesome.

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    I know most people dont like flowmaster but I did a cat delete with off-road y pipe and it sounds mean as hell. very low and super aggressive with no rasp. people always ask what kind of exhaust I have
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    My closed Borla is quieter than my friends Magniflow. Both of us long tubes, no cats. It can go anywhere inbetween.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turtlesdove3 View Post
    Yes, Borla is loud but I think its not too loud either. I've not tried Borla but it sounds great, it's just the price, it's very expensive. I have magnaflow and no doubt, it's awesome.
    Maybe I confused you, but I suggested Borla over Magnaflow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis ss View Post
    I know most people dont like flowmaster but I did a cat delete with off-road y pipe and it sounds mean as hell. very low and super aggressive with no rasp. people always ask what kind of exhaust I have
    I had a flowmaster and it sounded great but when I got the LT headers and ORY that's was the end it got loud but raspy as hell. I didn't even drive the car till I got a new exhaust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanJM View Post
    I had a flowmaster and it sounded great but when I got the LT headers and ORY that's was the end it got loud but raspy as hell. I didn't even drive the car till I got a new exhaust.
    good to know, Im getting long tubes and 3.73 gears installed next week. I dont want any rasp

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    I love the borla cause you can get whatever sound you want, quiet as hell with the blocked off plate and extremely loud with the open plate. Glad my car came with it way to expensive for me i just wish it looked better back there. I was thinking of buying the cme and getting it custom bent to go in the middle with the cme tips. Not sure how it would go

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