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Magnaflow Vs. Borla

This is a discussion on Magnaflow Vs. Borla within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I am sure there are other tips that would be MUCH cheaper....

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    I am sure there are other tips that would be MUCH cheaper.

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    Go with the magnaflow. I don't see the point in paying nearly double for the borla (Use that money for LTs). Only complaint I have with the magnaflow are the cheesy clamps.

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    I got my Magnaflow And love the sound! and HP gains.

    I didnt want to take a change on Clamping it on so for $30 The local Exhaust shop put everything on and welded it together.

    Im very impressed with the deep sound it has, and i love the tips!
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    Though costly, the Borla sound is incredible, and while Magna Flow is a good bang for the buck, it cannot compare. For around the same price as Borla there's also B&B. There Tri-Flo cat-back in my opinion is the BEST sounding exhaust for LT1/LS1 F-body and Corvette.

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    I havent seen anyone buy a B&B for a long time. Though I never heard of any bad things about them, they are still pricey.

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    IMO Borla sounds almost as raspy as a LM. The tips are nice but it's not worth the money. Go with the single tip Magnaflow and a set of Corsa clones for tips. It will sound and look better than the Borla for a couple hundred bucks less.

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    Yeah-If money isnt the issue then Borla adjustable. Magnaflow is the best IMO for the money.

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    I beg to differ. Borla sounds much better than MagnaFlow, and the quality is awesome. Plus it's adjustable, which you cannot say the same about the above mentioned. It's in an entirely different league, and most times you get what you pay for.

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    ^ I agree fully with you-maybe I didnt say it right. Borla is my first choice but if you are on a budget then magnaflow is the best cat back for around the $400 range. If you were talking to me.

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    Wasn't intended for you BREAKxNECK, I was talking to "Yellowv". My mistake, I should of quoted his comment.

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    O ok -but anyway yeah Borla rules!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00Z28DC View Post
    but of course i don't have a crapload of money to spend,

    i think that's the biggest factor in this whole thread...

    honestly, i wouldn't buy one new. you can find plenty of people selling their current set up for cheaper. i.e. a slp lm1 or lm2 for $200-250. hell i've even seen old beat up borlas go for $400.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowv
    IMO Borla sounds almost as raspy as a LM. The tips are nice but it's not worth the money. Go with the single tip Magnaflow and a set of Corsa clones for tips. It will sound and look better than the Borla for a couple hundred bucks less.
    I agree 100%.

    I have absolutely zero regrets for selling my Borla adjustable and buying the Magnaflow setup. The Magnaflow sounds much better at all rpms than what it replaced.

    The Borla sounded fine with stock Y, stock cats and stock exhaust manifolds, but with longtubes and ORY, the Borla sounded almost as "Cherry-Bomb glasspack-like" as the LoudMouths do under most driving conditions.
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    Exhaust sound is subjective. I have heard MANY Borla equipped LS1's and they are raspy as hell IMO. Now i am talking LT and ORY equipped cars. With stock y and manifolds any exhaust sounds good. Even the LM1. IMO Borla actually sounds a lot like my LM2 with the plates out, but I actually like the tone of the LM2 better. I definately prefer the tone of the Magnaflow over Borla. For the price of the Borla I would buy GMMG or B&B which I will agree with you is an awesome exhaust. As for being in a different league, both are high quality stainless steel and will probably be around long after the car is sitting in the junkyard. What puts it in a different league? The name on the tips?
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    The Borla's that I've seem are more costly than the Magnaflow's and I haven't seen anyone ever dissing their Magnaflow's after installing so if you're on a budget, I'd go with them. On eBay you can get a set for about $350 shipped. That's the method I'll be doing and will be installing them in my autobody repair class once we have the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N20LT4 View Post
    I beg to differ. Borla sounds much better than MagnaFlow, and the quality is awesome. Plus it's adjustable, which you cannot say the same about the above mentioned. It's in an entirely different league, and most times you get what you pay for.
    buy a 30 dollar cut out and have 3 different end caps made at a metal shop for about 20 bucks and you have yourself a borla.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BREAKxNECKxSPEED View Post
    O ok -but anyway yeah Borla rules!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula View Post
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    As I have seen in many of your other posts-if you say so then it must be huh?
    pshhhhhhhhhhh. NOT

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    Quote Originally Posted by BREAKxNECKxSPEED View Post
    As I have seen in many of your other posts-if you say so then it must be huh?
    pshhhhhhhhhhh. NOT
    explain how borla rules??

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