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Old 09-23-2010, 01:34 AM   #1
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Anybody uses Borla catback.

I wonder what's the hp gain? I know Corsa cat back gains about 6hp and 7lb/ft. I checked borla's site they just say it's 43lbs lighter than the stock. So anybody has a dyno yet? I like borla cuz it looks good to me (4.5" tail pipe, correct me if I'm wrong). so plz anybody, I'm about to order one.
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I installed a Borla catback sport type and am pretty happy with it. I did not get a custom tune just a predator handheld tune. I really don't know if it improved performance at all but it sure is lighter in weight. I installed it myself and was easy to do. So far no regrets. Be sure to shop around for a good deal. You can easily over pay few hundred $$ depending where you buy it.

I have not put the car on the dyno before or after so don't know what gains I got. I plan on doing few more minor mods such as CAI then get a custom dyno tune. For now I just wanted some better sound and look.
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I installed a Borla catback sport type and am pretty happy with it. I did not get a custom tune just a predator handheld tune. I really don't know if it improved performance at all but it sure is lighter in weight. I installed it myself and was easy to do. So far no regrets. Be sure to shop around for a good deal. You can easily over pay few hundred $$ depending where you buy it.

I have not put the car on the dyno before or after so don't know what gains I got. I plan on doing few more minor mods such as CAI then get a custom dyno tune. For now I just wanted some better sound and look.
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:06 PM   #4
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are you talking about v8, 1camaross
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:18 PM   #5
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Yes I was referring to my V8, sorry I didn't read the thread carefully on my mobile.
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Old 09-23-2010, 03:39 PM   #6
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Uh... you can give Borla a try =D I heard from someone that it sounds good too. But being lighter won't increase horsepower or torque. Just gives u more power to weight ratio. So you'd be faster from A to B. =p But weight doesn't improve your dyno tests, just your track runs. =)

How much does the borla cost anyway?
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:47 PM   #7
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Uh... you can give Borla a try =D I heard from someone that it sounds good too. But being lighter won't increase horsepower or torque. Just gives u more power to weight ratio. So you'd be faster from A to B. =p But weight doesn't improve your dyno tests, just your track runs. =)

How much does the borla cost anyway?
Around $1400, may get good deal somewhere. I like the look. need to see the dyno so bad now.
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:25 PM   #8
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well just saying now... dont expect too much out of just the Catback system. Corsa's 6HP and 7ft-lbs torque probably is too optimistic to say the least. Obviously I haven't dyno'd my car since my Corsa... but just saying... you'll get most gains from the Headers.
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Old 09-24-2010, 12:16 AM   #9
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yeah, I know. That why I figure, saving weight is more reliable than gain power. And, yeah, headers gain more, I'll probably get BBk cuz
. and borla flows better cuz I saw a vid on youtube says borla flows better than straight pipe. Dont know if that's true but must flow better than the stock.
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for sure it will flow better than stock. I agree, all Aftermarket is probably better than stock =D. As for the BBK... there are long discussions on which headers are best... and there is still no clear choice. But BBK is cheaper in price... so thats a winner.
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for sure it will flow better than stock. I agree, all Aftermarket is probably better than stock =D. As for the BBK... there are long discussions on which headers are best... and there is still no clear choice. But BBK is cheaper in price... so thats a winner.
yeah, I saw the vid. BBK's got highflow cats. btw, my friend, what do you know about highflow cats? Are they worthy it. cuz there are some people tell me that the thing won't last long.
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Im not sure what your friends are talking about... You need at least a set of Cats (Catalytic Converters) to pass any legal smog test. Otherwise you can run straight pipes... but it's not worth the fine you have to pay for when you get caught. I have a friend who installs his stock headers back everytime he goes into a smog test.... but imo, just get the hi flo cats, they gain so much more from the stock anyway, u won't notice the difference in performance compared to straight pipes. The sound will be a BIT more quiet, but again, none of us here are using straight pipes... unless your car is just a track car. Which I suppose you can =)

btw, all headers have optional hi flow cats available, not just BBK. It's just a regulation thing, you have to have Cats to be street legal =)

btw where in Canada are you? I'm in BC
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Im not sure what your friends are talking about... You need at least a set of Cats (Catalytic Converters) to pass any legal smog test. Otherwise you can run straight pipes... but it's not worth the fine you have to pay for when you get caught. I have a friend who installs his stock headers back everytime he goes into a smog test.... but imo, just get the hi flo cats, they gain so much more from the stock anyway, u won't notice the difference in performance compared to straight pipes. The sound will be a BIT more quiet, but again, none of us here are using straight pipes... unless your car is just a track car. Which I suppose you can =)

btw, all headers have optional hi flow cats available, not just BBK. It's just a regulation thing, you have to have Cats to be street legal =)

btw where in Canada are you? I'm in BC
WOW, thanks bro. That helps a lot. Thank you so much. I mean it. And I'm in BC too, What a coincidence.. I live in North Vancouver. How about you.
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Burnaby =) I guess you didn't make it to our Summer Meet up. Tons of Camaros met up this summer. Check it out:

http://spadesv6.blogspot.com/2010/08...se-part-1.html

Anyway, I know a couple good guys near me, we all drive V6 lol, we could meet up sometime if you ever interested =) PM me anytime. Btw I post on the blog a lot, so if you ever need mod ideas and stuff, check it out.
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:23 AM   #15
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hell yeah.I'm interested. too bad, I missed it summer. Let's meet up next time, I'll definitly come.
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:08 AM   #16
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all you BC guys get the nice weather.....

as for Borla I like the V8 setups a lot but for the V6 they don't sound nearly as good as some of the other choices out there. for the V6 I wouldn't get Borla. if I had a V8... well they are right at the top of choices.
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Old 09-24-2010, 12:46 PM   #17
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LOL Edge, believe me, BC doesn't get good weather... it's been pouring for a week and a half straight lol. It was nice during the summer though =o.

Yea Muscle, I wouldn't say "dont get the Borla", the fact is, they have good systems. But for the V6 camaro, there are other options too. Not to be biased because i HAVE the system.. but check out Corsa.


The sounds gets louder as you break it in as well. This video was filmed a day after the install..
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I have the Borla and I actually prefer the sound/tone. I also have headers, hi-flow cats and a CAI, so unfortunately I can;t tell you juts the gains from the exhaust...

I believe Scrming has said this many times: Exhausts are a per-person choice. Some people like different tones and loudness, while others just want something that is more subdued until you get on the pedal...

The tips are 4.5" and I like them. I went with the whole catback, too. I spent a lot of time listening to the clips and looking at the pictures. I have also received lots of compliments for the sound. (Once the Stainless heats up, before that it is very raspy. Once it does though its a nice deep tone.) My neighbors love me!
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has anyone tried to put the ATAK V8 system on the V6 yet??
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Yeah, I know Borla is not the best sound for V6 in the market right now. And I'm with you jagan Corsa is better sound, I figure, my Borla sound will be better after I got long tube headers.
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Yeah, I know Borla is not the best sound for V6 in the market right now. And I'm with you jagan Corsa is better sound, I figure, my Borla sound will be better after I got long tube headers.
Are you shure? For me the Borla pro XS mufflers are the best sounding system for the V6. Check out the Borlas from member Digitalshow:


this clip was the reason for me to order the Borlas and I'm very happy with them. They sound exaclty like the ones in the clip.
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I went with the whole catback, too. I spent a lot of time listening to the clips and looking at the pictures. I have also received lots of compliments for the sound. (Once the Stainless heats up, before that it is very raspy. Once it does though its a nice deep tone.) My neighbors love me!
Dino, I guess the problem with the raspyness happens only with the catback systems. I have absolutely no raspyness with my borla system at all. I tried very hard but I can't make my system sound raspy or drone.
(I have the Injen intake, BBK LT ceramic coated with highflow cats, ProXS mufflers)

If the raspyness doesn't go away I would try a resonated X-pipe.
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Are you shure? For me the Borla pro XS mufflers are the best sounding system for the V6. Check out the Borlas from member Digitalshow:


this clip was the reason for me to order the Borlas and I'm very happy with them. They sound exaclty like the ones in the clip.
Borla pro XS mufflers ?what's that? same as the catback? seems borla has only one exhaust for V6
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Borla pro XS mufflers ?what's that? same as the catback? seems borla has only one exhaust for V6

Sorry - just realized that you were talking about borlas complete axleback setup. Digitalshow and I have both custom setups.

We are using the borla proXS mufflers with custom tubes and tips.
They seem to sound deeper than borlas official exhaust for the V6.

I paid $ 180 for the mufflers, $ 100 for the tips and did the welding myself.
So my custom exhaust cost me about $ 300 and has exactly the sound I was looking for. (Love this forums!)

In combination with my BBK LTs - I never heard any deeper setup.
Still waiting for my buddies cam to take a good soundclip.
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