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Old 12-08-2010, 11:40 AM   #1
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Borla ATAK + Longtube headers?

Hey guys, I hear this is a wicked loud setup, which I wouldnt mind from the outside, but I googled the heck out of it, no videos of this setup from the inside. Can someone with this setup take a small video or something from the inside of the car? Just curious as to what it sounds like.
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:58 AM   #2
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I just took a ride in one, the inside wasn't as bad as I thought but we never got on it, just cruised locally.
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Ill have an answer for you in about a week. I ordered the atak to go with my headers. But I ordered the axleback so I'm thinking about keeping the stock ls3 resonaters in place to quiet it down a bit.
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:06 PM   #4
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Hey guys, I hear this is a wicked loud setup, which I wouldnt mind from the outside, but I googled the heck out of it, no videos of this setup from the inside. Can someone with this setup take a small video or something from the inside of the car? Just curious as to what it sounds like.
You read my mind. I was about to post the same question. I just spent the better part of 3 hours searching for this info. I currently have the Borla Atak catback with the stock manifolds and it sounds great, not too loud and no drone. I am thinking of getting the ARH long tubes with hi-flow cats and wonder how loud that would be. But more importantly is their cabin drone with this setup?
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:07 PM   #5
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Video of mine.

2x3" catless LT ARH's plus axle back borla ATAK.

This was pretune with a light launch...with the tune it sounds better, and a little louder.
Now that it's winter here, I couldn't get you another video. lol.

Cruising, you can tell it's beefy, but it's not loud. Once you tap the gas, rev it, or get on it, it's LOUD.

Won 3 loud muffler competitions with this setup
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:10 PM   #6
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Video of mine.

2x3" catless LT ARH's plus axle back borla ATAK.

This was pretune with a light launch...with the tune it sounds better, and a little louder.
Now that it's winter here, I couldn't get you another video. lol.

Cruising, you can tell it's beefy, but it's not loud. Once you tap the gas, rev it, or get on it, it's LOUD.

Won 3 loud muffler competitions with this setup
Saw your video, I like it, but really wanna hear it from the inside.
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:22 PM   #7
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Saw your video, I like it, but really wanna hear it from the inside.
Yeah, I'll have to take a video next summer. Sorry about that, didn't read your thread fully.

Like I said though, it sounds beefy from the inside of the car. You can tell that there's work done to it. The Idle is pretty nice too, Ive been asked if it was cammed before lol. If you want it to sound even louder from the inside, just pull your back seats down.

But...it's nothing compared to how loud it is from the outside.
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:30 PM   #8
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Is it a bitch to converse while you're going 60 to 80 on the Freeway? lol
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:51 PM   #9
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No, not at all. But you can diffidently hear the car. You can play music and/or have a conversation without it being bother sum.
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:01 PM   #10
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I put the Borla Touring on with my LT headers and I think it sounds great. Throaty under throttle and idle, but I can hear my music and carry on a conversation when cruising.
But too loud to one person is not too loud to another.
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:25 PM   #11
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Video of mine.

2x3" catless LT ARH's plus axle back borla ATAK.

This was pretune with a light launch...with the tune it sounds better, and a little louder.
Now that it's winter here, I couldn't get you another video. lol.

Cruising, you can tell it's beefy, but it's not loud. Once you tap the gas, rev it, or get on it, it's LOUD.

Won 3 loud muffler competitions with this setup
I think it's absolutely fantastic that I can barely see the car in the distance but I can hear it clear as day! F*CKIN AWESOME

I know what I want for Christmas now.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:42 PM   #12
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I have the ARH catless with the Borla Atak and the in cabin noise at 60-80 cruise is def loud but not unbearable. I only take my car out on the weekends I will try and get a video Friday or Saturday!
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:21 AM   #13
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i have the ARH long tubes, high flow cats and the ATAK. sounds great at WOT, down the hwy I think it's terrible. if you are crusing roughly 1800 to 2k rpms I find the drone to be awful, just my personal opinion.
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:29 AM   #14
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i have the ARH long tubes, high flow cats and the ATAK. sounds great at WOT, down the hwy I think it's terrible. if you are crusing roughly 1800 to 2k rpms I find the drone to be awful, just my personal opinion.

Do you have the LS3 or L99?
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:56 PM   #15
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Do you have the LS3 or L99?
I have a L99 and it's not bad at all, so I don't know what this guy is talking about.

There is a little drone, but what car with headers and exhaust doesn't? It's nothing unbearable.
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:35 PM   #16
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Scruffage, I have the LS3, Mcdoogle - op was asking for opinons and I gave him mine. personally don't care if you don't know what I am talking about.
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Scruffage, I have the LS3, Mcdoogle - op was asking for opinons and I gave him mine. personally don't care if you don't know what I am talking about.
Does the OP have a supercharger?

Certainly the volume level between a SC and an LS3/L99 without is two completely different sounds.
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Old 12-10-2010, 03:40 AM   #19
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Scruffage, I have the LS3, Mcdoogle - op was asking for opinons and I gave him mine. personally don't care if you don't know what I am talking about.
You must think stock cars have drone then
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actually originally I had the stock mufflers on the ARH LT's. no drone then, sounded good, just quiet at WOT.
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Sounds sweeeet. I've been trying to decide between Borla and corsa, this really helps.
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If you want a nice cruise with no drone and Loud under throttle then check out the Kooks Street Sleeper. there is a video on youtube from inside the car but it is stock headers on it. I have LT's on mine and it is Loud when I get on it but very nice at idle and cruising. They have gotten alittle louder since my video since they have officially been broken in now.
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If you want a nice cruise with no drone and Loud under throttle then check out the Kooks Street Sleeper. there is a video on youtube from inside the car but it is stock headers on it. I have LT's on mine and it is Loud when I get on it but very nice at idle and cruising. They have gotten alittle louder since my video since they have officially been broken in now.
Still can hold a conversation in cabin or by phone? I am looking for a good X or H pipe cat back to replace my stock mid pipes.
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I have the ATAK with headers and, yes, you can have a normal conversation with a passenger or on a phone. The wife and I just recently did a 1700 + mile road trip down the southwestern leg of RT 66 and not once did the exhaust get annoying around 70-75 mph. You can hear it of course but I wouldn't call it a hard drone. Very manageable at light throttle and not obnoxiously loud until you get on it.
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It was a beautiful day in Houston, so I got some in-cabin videos for you. I agree with pretty much everyone else on here; it's louder, but you can still carry on a conversation, listen to the radio, etc. It's loud when you get on it, but for normal daily driving it's a great sound without being overbearing.

Here is my setup:
LG Motorsports long tube headers w/ high-flow cats & x-pipe
Borla ATAK mufflers
Halltech cold air intake

I say go for the headers. You'll love it.

Video 1: City driving, starting from stop at red light.


Video 2: Highway driving, entering from ramp and cruising at 70 mph. At about 30 seconds I turned on the radio. At about 1:20 I switched to a talk radio station. Both are very audible. At about 2:05 I cut the radio and opened up the throttle a little bit.


Video 3: Highway driving, cruising at about 75 mph. Talking in this one to demonstrate ease of conversation.
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