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Old 10-24-2010, 12:50 PM   #1
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My Intake / Exhaust setup: injen bbk borla magnaflow

Finally found some time to take pics and audio clips. Here is what I have:

- Injen short ram intake
- BBK ceramic coated longtube headers
- BBK highflow cats (came with the LT headers)
- Borla ProXS mufflers (2.25" in/out)
- Custom piping (2.25")
- Magnaflow double walled 4" tips


Sound:
*****

I am very happy with the result. The sound is way over my expectations. Drove the last 3 weeks permanently with stereo off to hear the setup in every possible situation.
I would say the tone is deeper than most of the other aftermarket setups I heard. Met a friend with a SS last wknd and I have to say that IMO this setup sounds better at idle than the stock SS exhaust.

I know it is hard to compare different setups without hearing them in person. I listened to almost every single clip available online and I think the best comparison is with a BBK+Magnaflow axle back setup. The Borla ProXS muffler sound similar to the Magnaflow mufflers but not as loud.
So I would say the Borla ProXS mufflers sound like Magnaflow mufflers with a resonated X pipe.

For me the most important thing was to get the deepest possible tone with no rasp, no drone and no tinny sound! Glad I found what I was looking for. Thanks to the whole camaro5 community!
I'd like to especially thank KMPrenger and digitalshow for all the infos.


Look:
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I love the look of the ceramic coated BBK LTs. As for the tips the magnaflow double walled tips seem to play in a complete other league than all the other tips I bought before. They don't get as hot as others (which is very important because big 4" outlet diameter v.s. plastic diffusor). And they are easy to clean. IMO if you want the perfect look - a 4" outlet diameter is the way to go!


Performance:
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Made a before and after Dyno. I am happy with the results. Will post dynosheets and more infos later.



Clips and Pics:
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Here are some audio clips. As alsways you'll need good (over ear) headphones to hear everything. The clips were recorded with a iPhone 3G. The sound quality was way better than with my HD cam but I stil couln't catch all of the deep tones. So in person the systems sounds even deeper with more and different bass tones.


1. Coldstart (Outdoor):


2. Coldstart (Indoor):


3. Hotstart:


4. Some revs (1'500 - 3'700 rpms):


5. Normal take off:


6. Normal drive by:


7. Very good clip from member Digitalshow (without headers):




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Old 10-24-2010, 01:04 PM   #2
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Your coldstart would sound more impressive, if it wasnt in an underground parking lot with lots of echo and where the sound cracked lol. Sounds like a very cool list of stuff, I can't really say I like it cuz the video is not doing justice. I'm fairly confident your setup sounds beast =p
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:04 PM   #3
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I thought I'd like your setup...and I most certainly DO!! Good stuff right there. Really appreciate those pics and sound clips mike.

I'm sure you didn't mind driving around with the music off for all that time when it sounds so good lol.

Of course...adding to sticky.
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Old 10-24-2010, 04:58 PM   #4
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@Jagan: You're absolutely right with the underground parking lot. My only problem is that this is my garage kept wknd car. So almost every coldstart is indoors =D But thanks for your confidence! I can tell you it sounds better than a beast - it sounds like a CAMARO =p


@KMPrenger: Thank you for adding my setup to the HALL of FAME ! Let me know if you need any other infos, pics, clips.
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:53 PM   #5
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So you took a video, then synced it to the audio. I hear a door close but no one got in. A cold start with no brake lights. Please explain.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:00 PM   #6
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For the cold start, he could have just remote started it like I did in my videos....cept usually in a garage unless it is well lit, the lights will come on automatically.

Anyways, it don't matter how they were done, they are good.
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I think they are audio clips w/ the last picture he has posted in the 1st post. Good sound clips though!
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I think they are audio clips w/ the last picture he has posted in the 1st post. Good sound clips though!
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:39 PM   #9
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Yep - all of them are audio clips with a added snapshots. The sound quality was better than with my hd cam. So I thought it is more important to have better sound quality than see me starting/reving/driving.

Again I am very happy with the results. My favorite sound is at 1'500-2'500 rpms - because there the growl is extra deep. Oh...and of course the coldstarts!
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Old 10-25-2010, 05:08 PM   #10
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Mike...sounds awesome! Glad you decided on the Magnaflow tips! Cannot wait to see the dyno sheets!

Good job man.
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Mike...sounds awesome! Glad you decided on the Magnaflow tips! Cannot wait to see the dyno sheets!

Good job man.

Thank you very much - appreciate it. Your soundclip was the reason I almost droped my borla order! But I am glad that I went with the magnaflow tips - never saw a better quality. Thanks for helping me with the PNs btw!
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UPDATE:
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As requested I've just uploaded a new soundclip of a outdoor coldstart.

I am stil in love with the deep growl of this setup!
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One of the best I've heard, does sound more v8 like. Nice deep low tones and rumble.
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One of the best I've heard, does sound more v8 like. Nice deep low tones and rumble.

Thank you very much BB - Appreciate your feedback since you also did a lot of research before choosing your exhaust system
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