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Old 12-28-2011, 07:02 PM   #1
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Question for those with Borla exhausts

I recently spoke with a very respected and trusted shop owner in our area about installing a an axle-back Borla Type S kit for my 2010 SS. He said he'd do it but pointed out that he has had some trouble with Borla exhausts because they never seem to fit right without some adjustments being made on his part. Otherwise the pipes can be uneven or not level with each other... just wanted to know if any members with Borla exhausts had any issues like this?

Also he has never installed them on a Camaro, closest vehicle was a Corvette. But he always has issues with Borla on other vehicles. Thanks
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:09 PM   #2
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Find another shop. I did my own and didn't have a problem.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:25 PM   #3
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yeah find another shop, i installed my borla atak axleback with no problems.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:28 PM   #4
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agreed, find another shop...installed a few myself on vettes and never had a problem
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Find another shop. I did my own and didn't have a problem.
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yeah find another shop, i installed my borla atak axleback with no problems.
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agreed, find another shop...installed a few myself on vettes and never had a problem
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:43 PM   #6
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Installed my own as well, no problems. I have a catback.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:29 PM   #7
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So I guess I should find another shop huh? Haha ok sounds like I'll look around some more. Heck I might just take it to the dealership n have them do it. Thanks for your help guys.
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:07 AM   #8
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^ I would not do that... dealerships will overcharge you a ton... I did my Atak cat back on my car and it was a breeze. For an axel back the job should take you about 45 mins.

I would just do it your self and get the enjoyment of working on your car. If not a local muffler shop could do the install way cheaper then any dealer.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:02 PM   #9
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M6 or A6?
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Ya I would liketo do it myself but have an issue because I dont have ramps or a jack low enough to get underneath the car.

Switchback it is an A6... Also one more thing, I read that you would have to cut the OEM pipe if installing an axle back, I was under the assumption that being an axleback it was just a bolt on. Did you have to cut anything?
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:14 PM   #11
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My S type axle back went in with no problem.
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Ya I would liketo do it myself but have an issue because I dont have ramps or a jack low enough to get underneath the car.

Switchback it is an A6... Also one more thing, I read that you would have to cut the OEM pipe if installing an axle back, I was under the assumption that being an axleback it was just a bolt on. Did you have to cut anything?


I have the borla s axleback on my camaro and you have to cut the oem mufflers off, the borla instructions will tell how and where. If you are installing the cat back borla setup it is a bolt on set up. Happy motoring.
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:40 PM   #13
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Ya I would liketo do it myself but have an issue because I dont have ramps or a jack low enough to get underneath the car.

Switchback it is an A6... Also one more thing, I read that you would have to cut the OEM pipe if installing an axle back, I was under the assumption that being an axleback it was just a bolt on. Did you have to cut anything?

Axle back you have to get the sawzall out.... also, the Borla is going to make your AFM very noticable and annoying.... if you are willing to tune the AFM off (lose warranty), no problem, but if you are trying to MOD and keep your warranty you REALLY want to do some research on AFM and aftermarket exhaust options for an L99 with AFM still activated.... look at Solo with a "J' pipe to control the aweful 4 cylinder exhaust issues you will experience. I learned the hard way... which may be the same path you are on... let us know and we can help you save some $$$$....
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Ya I would liketo do it myself but have an issue because I dont have ramps or a jack low enough to get underneath the car.

Switchback it is an A6... Also one more thing, I read that you would have to cut the OEM pipe if installing an axle back, I was under the assumption that being an axleback it was just a bolt on. Did you have to cut anything?
Drive up on a couple bricks or wood. Jack will go under then. Oh yea, measure twice...cut once.
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:59 PM   #15
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OK first off thanks for the info guys...

Man I thought I did enough research on this but to be honest I didnt think about the AFM factor.
What are the issues with the AFM? (what is the annoying factor?)
Is it just on Borla exhausts?
What if I switch to a cat back?
As far as turning off AFM I take it that it will void the warranty on AFM alone?
Don't really plan to mod it out,right now at least... just wanted a better sounding exhaust and I loved how the S Type sounds. I did purchase an Airaid CAI with the exhausts also.

Thanks again for your help and insight fellas. Recommendations are welcome.
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Borla Type S installed...No issues at all...
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:13 PM   #17
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Find another shop! My Borla ATAK cat back fit like a glove! Love it!!!!!
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