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Old 09-29-2010, 05:12 PM   #1
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Quick question for you guys that own a Borla S-type axelback.

Did you guys notice a difference in the sound. I know the tone is going to be deeper, but is is actually going to get any louder ?
Thinking about getting the axelback and would like just a tad bit more noise to come from this mean machine. Nothing outrageous just a little louder.
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:28 PM   #2
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lol yes it better for 600 damn bucks...the tone is orgasmic..The V8 it is VERY deep, VERY throaty...I will be adding headers to really get it going soon..

If you just want a moderate sound increase it is a great buy...make sure you go through a vender on this website...much better prices.

It will give you immediate tone and volume increase..it is not substantial when it is only axle back, but def noticable, def makes it sound like a V8. If you want a cheap, quick fix...that will do it...but again it will not make anyones ears bleed.

There are cheaper systsems out there..or get more for your buck, but I tell ya man...I think the Borla Tone is just friggin top notch
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:42 PM   #3
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So you got the axelback not too long ago right. I remember following your thread about some question you had. What made you choose the axelback over the catback..price ??? Cause I could get the axelback now but i'd have to save a few bucks for the catback.
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:53 PM   #4
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Absolutely louder and better. I installed it on my L99 SS and love it. Getting some headers and high flow cats soon to complete the setup. Check out this youtube link.


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Old 09-29-2010, 08:26 PM   #5
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I think Epstein from CT has it. I think that's his user name.... He was number 114 at the
autocross event in MA on Sunday. Car sounds awesome,I think I'll be installing this system
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:31 PM   #6
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Sorry...I installed the catback in my car. Cost $1200 shipped
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:36 PM   #7
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Installed the axle back only...DID notice a difference...On
start up - idle and especially when you stomp on it...Not
over the top i like...Primo product...
As 1CamaroSS said headers. with complete
rest of the exhaust is gonna be in the works
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:42 PM   #8
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:46 PM   #9
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Borla S axle back and CAI brand intake. Me likey. A6 and tap shift makes her sound even better. Getting a bit deeper over time too.
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:15 PM   #10
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So did all of you guys get your Borla from a vender on this site or locally ?
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:23 PM   #11
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I got my catback from www.LMPerformance.com

It was the lowest cost I could find online which was $1125 a bit less than what I thought I paid. I mentioned $1200 earlier.
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:57 PM   #12
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I just did axle back....Yes, I did it because of the price. 599 on southerncarparts.com (C5 vender) and they are running a FREE shipping offer. I just threw 16k down on the car and had no money left. I worked some OT to get an immediate sound increase...I had too, I absolutely hated the stock sound. Made me feel like it wasn't a camaro in a sense...gotta have some girth lol. Now it has an amazing tone and beautiful hum to it when driving...

....the best, BEST friggin sound is start up. Holy s--- does start up sound awesome now. Even my girl who isn't big on vehicles that make 'too much noise' likes to have the windows down to hear it on start up or while driving...now that says a TON.

The S type axle back's tone is awesome and drone is very limited with the axle back. If you have the LS3 the cat back wouldn't be a bad buy for you...would NOT recommend it for the L99 until you tune out AFM.

I was like you...didn't want to wait to save an additional 500 for the mid pipes so I took the jump...don't regret it at all. If you are like me ...I personally wanted to save the extra 600 to put it towards Kooks headers. I am taking it very slowly, one step at a time...I wasn't sure if the S type would be too loud so I only did axle back. It is not too loud (so if you want something that just burns peoples ear drums you wont get it from this haha), so I am going to take the next step up to the headers but keep the H pipe to maintain my resonators in case it is really loud. I think I should be fine with that setup....

If you just want a tone increase with mild-moderate volume increase..axle back is a cost effective way of going and borlas tune IMO is just flat out sweet
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:29 PM   #13
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So what were the typical install costs that you guys had to pay ?
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:46 PM   #14
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I installed it myself. Was really easy just had to get a torque wrench to ensure I didn't over or under tighten the bolts. Took me 2 hours.
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:47 PM   #15
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I have ARH long tube headers all the way to the Borla ATAK axle back headers, deeper sound, for sure, louder? way louder, sounds great at idle, great under WOT, crusing down the highway? brutal, absolutely hate it. just me.
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:51 PM   #16
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Shouldn't cost more than an hours labor. I have an M6 and installed the S type cat back system. Cost me $100 bucks to install. By the way, I originally had only the axle back then added the cat back later because I wanted to change the H pipe to an X pipe. Didn't get rid of the 1800-2000 rpm drone but lowered the tone slightly so it wasn't as harsh.
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It is louder. Also Will be louder on a M6 then A6 because of the huge ass center resonator.
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:10 PM   #18
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I have just the axel back and love the sound. Installed it myself in the driveway in about a half hour. Check out this video of mine you can hear the exhaust pretty well at WOT. Dont mind the motorcycle in the background.

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Old 09-30-2010, 04:32 PM   #19
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ya s type is going to be louder and much better tone... but if you are not adding headers i would go with atak
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I have and love the Axle Back....(ls3)... I have been running Borla about 20 yrs.....and true to form this exhaust is top notch..... You will notice after a few spirited drives the tone will change and get louder and deeper....There can be a drone ...but that was easily remedied by Dymatt product in the trunk..... Install is a breeze..... and the money I saved will go towards other mods..... Maybe some long tubes?....
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Ok so I have a L99. So does that mean I'm doomed to keep the garbage cans or resonators as they're also known ?
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I went with the GMMP axle back exhaust only because they where part of the $1500 worth of free accessories, They along with the CAI made a difference!
Before I could barely squall the tires in first .... now it will light them up and sounds good when on the gas .... you do however notice AFM kicking in now, I'm seriously thinking of having that turned off whenever I get a tune

Not too loud at all ... at idle it just sounds throatier, cruizing about the same as stock but sounds real good when on the gas

If you plan on alot of mods I would probably go with a whole system and LT headers. That will get you some more HP but you'll need a tune and be prepaired for highway drone. I just wanted a little more sportier sound and if I got an increase that would be a bonus

Oh, and this on the L99
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I bought the Diablosport Predator tuner for $300 and turned off the skipshift crap. Love the way the car shifts now and there is no crappy AFM sound anymore.
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I just did axle back....Yes, I did it because of the price. 599 on southerncarparts.com (C5 vender) and they are running a FREE shipping offer. I just threw 16k down on the car and had no money left. I worked some OT to get an immediate sound increase...I had too, I absolutely hated the stock sound. Made me feel like it wasn't a camaro in a sense...gotta have some girth lol. Now it has an amazing tone and beautiful hum to it when driving...

....the best, BEST friggin sound is start up. Holy s--- does start up sound awesome now. Even my girl who isn't big on vehicles that make 'too much noise' likes to have the windows down to hear it on start up or while driving...now that says a TON.

The S type axle back's tone is awesome and drone is very limited with the axle back. If you have the LS3 the cat back wouldn't be a bad buy for you...would NOT recommend it for the L99 until you tune out AFM.

I was like you...didn't want to wait to save an additional 500 for the mid pipes so I took the jump...don't regret it at all. If you are like me ...I personally wanted to save the extra 600 to put it towards Kooks headers. I am taking it very slowly, one step at a time...I wasn't sure if the S type would be too loud so I only did axle back. It is not too loud (so if you want something that just burns peoples ear drums you wont get it from this haha), so I am going to take the next step up to the headers but keep the H pipe to maintain my resonators in case it is really loud. I think I should be fine with that setup....

If you just want a tone increase with mild-moderate volume increase..axle back is a cost effective way of going and borlas tune IMO is just flat out sweet
I have the axle back as well. And am going to be getting some catted mid pipes shortly then adding headers, i can't wait to hear the sound of it. But the S Type has a nice growl to it, especially when you romp it. at idle it is pretty quiet no drone really.
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So what were the typical install costs that you guys had to pay ?
I was going to install them my self. but first i went by a local muffler shop to see how much it would cost to weld them on(b/c if i did it i would have been bolting them on) He said 50 bucks. so i did that. You just have to look around if you cant install them your self.

Good luck and you will not regret.
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Ok so I have a L99. So does that mean I'm doomed to keep the garbage cans or resonators as they're also known ?
I have the L99...you won't regret it trust me...it is NOT as loud as the M6 because of the resonators but trust me...you need the tone increase..

IF you do intend to buy a mid pipe OR headers down the road you better tune out the AFM. AFM does not bother me with the axle back, but it would have with the cat back...I don't think I was very clear on that. With the A6 I would not buy a cat back (that is not corsa) without tuning out AFM. Axle back is a safe bet and cost effective

I will be keeping my s type axle back and purchasing Kooks headers soon...once those are installed AFM will be tuned out...

If you can get the s type around 500-600 bucks (I had meinke install it for 70...I don't do well with 'do it yourself' stuff)..then I would say go for it and dont look back
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