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Old 01-17-2011, 02:34 PM   #1
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is there any drone with Borla axle backs

I am considering Borla-S axle backs. I have a manual trans. Is there any irritating highyway drone with this axle back (only) system ? Standard trans. Thanks in advance for your comments.

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Old 01-17-2011, 02:41 PM   #2
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"Drone" is very subjective and what is terrible for one person is barely noticeable to others. That being said, there is a slight drone with the S-Type axle back at highway speed but it isn't bad. If you have any questions feel free to hit me up. We are a Borla distributor and I would be happy to work with you.
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:14 PM   #3
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Will this slight drone become annoying after a 1 to 3 hour ride ?
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:29 PM   #4
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You will only notice the drone if you listen to no music at all and you have an L99 (you will get the sounds of AFM and drone)...LS3 isn't as bad. Mainly because you can control the RPM levels...if you even listen to your music at level "7" on our stock head unit you will not hear it at all on either vehicle..

It is not bad at all if you only have the axle back.
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:34 PM   #5
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No drone at all...When you stomp on it you here it...
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:50 PM   #6
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Will this slight drone become annoying after a 1 to 3 hour ride ?
Yes. It bugs me most when I have people in the car. When I am alone I don't care. I will at some point do the Helmholz mod and eliminate it.
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:54 PM   #7
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NO DRONE with my Borla ATAK axle back! Love the way it sounds.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:39 PM   #8
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I have a Borla axle back on my L99 and there was drone but not really that annoying really, like others have said if you have the radio on and crusing you won't hear it.

I was under the impression that the drone issue was only on the L99 because of the AFM with that said my AFM has been deleted by a custom tune and new CAI so my car sounds completely different now. But I will tell you this the Borla axle back sounds great now with the new intake.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:42 AM   #9
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NO DRONE with my Borla ATAK axle back! Love the way it sounds.
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:02 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the responces so far.
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Borla

I've had Borla Axle Back on for about a year & a half now, and no probs at all on my LS3.
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:52 PM   #12
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I have a Borla Atak Axle Back no drone with stock intake just got through putting on a CAI Intake love the way it sounds even more now.
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:42 PM   #13
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I'm trying to find an installation instructions for this set-up, how long/difficult is the install?
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:49 PM   #14
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I'm trying to find an installation instructions for this set-up, how long/difficult is the install?
I have them here in Glen allen,VA you can come pick up .
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:51 PM   #15
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I have a Borla Atak Axle Back no drone with stock intake just got through putting on a CAI Intake love the way it sounds even more now.

pics/vid? lol I'm looking into getting this set-up and the sound on an almost stock engine would be very helpful!
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:46 AM   #16
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As said ....Drone is subjective..... If your looking for an exhaust and drone is your concern ... get said exhaust ..... and dynamatt your trunk.
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:54 AM   #17
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I have the S type exhaust and in my opinion it sounds very crisp and clean mellow type of note, it's definitely a great improvement over stock but there's not much rumble in the note like say a flowmaster. I would recommend it especially if your worried about drone as it's not loud in the cab..
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:46 AM   #18
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no drone at all, very nice system. It sounds great when you get on it too
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:46 AM   #19
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I have had the S axleback on my stock l99 with cai inc. now for about 3 weeks. Yes there is a drone of some type at around 1800 rpm. With radio on hardly noticable. The borlas are definitely an improvement over the stocks for low rumble sound. I love the low rumble when she is just idling. I am not one to want to lose my warranty by doing a tune, but that low drone has me thinking more about turning off the afm.
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