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Old 08-12-2009, 07:07 PM   #1
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Finally got my Borla axle back installed!

I installed Borla axle back exhaust today. The installation went smoothly, and the results were what I expected. Definitely a more aggresive sound with the S type replacing the stock mufflers. Honestly though, sound was not the reason I wanted to replace the stock mufflers. I did not like seeing the aluminum cans from behind the car. Problem resolved, and the meaner sound is just a bonus. Adding a CAI tomorrow. That will be the last mod I do on my 2SS/RS ABM M6 Camaro, at least for now. Still an outside chance of adding rally stripes in the future, but she's so hot as is, may just leave her Au Naturale BTW just over 1300 miles now and after installing the Borla's today, I am driving her a little harder. Break in time is just about over, and it's time for her to show her mean streak! I've had blue just over 3 months now, and am very happy with my baby !
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:17 PM   #2
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:20 PM   #3
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Sound clip, vid?
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So do you pick up any extra power from the axle backs or just a meaner sound?
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:44 PM   #5
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Sounds meaner

I never promised video or sound clips, sorry, I won't be posting any. Just wanted to share that it does sound good, and it was a pretty easy install. I just backed her up onto a pair of ramps. The muffler is right there, really don't have to get under the car much at all. The hardest part was wrestling the stock mufflers off the hangers, then wrestling the Borla's on. limited space up in there. Less than an hour on the install though, and I'm happy with the new meaner sound!
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:41 PM   #6
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any power gains? that you can feel?
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:18 PM   #7
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How do you think they compare sound wise to the videos of the Catback systems?

I'm considering these as well and wanted to know if it sounds the same. I like the sound of the catback systems, just wanted to see if I could save some $$ and just get these and have that great sound.

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Old 08-15-2009, 10:46 PM   #8
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Very happy with the sound.

The video clips are only as good as the audio card on your computer. They pretty closely represent the actual powerful sound (on my desk top) my Borla's produce, but nothing like the real thing. I have since then, next day actually, added a G5CR (Gen 5 Camaro racing) CAI, so my SS - LS3 is sounding really mean now. As far as noticeable power increase, it really is hard to say because from the first time I drove this car I thought it was very powerful. I've never had a CAI on one of my vehicles before, and was a bit concerned that the CAI would be really loud. I was honestly shocked that it made little difference in "air" noise at idle. All I can tell you is that she sounds great now. She sounds like what she looks like now, a powerful machine. I am done as far as mods go now. The only other mod I may do later is a Hurst short throw shifter, but thats not gonna happen any time soon. I hope I've answered your questions. You will definitely be happy with Borla axle backs, that much I know for sure!
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:49 PM   #9
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:50 PM   #10
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How much did you spend on the CAI?
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:01 PM   #11
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Wow, three months and still not considered broken in, you have extreme patience!!
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:22 PM   #12
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Wow, three months and still not considered broken in, you have extreme patience!!
dang right. i'm gonna struggle not to test out the power the first day!!!!
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:24 PM   #13
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How about some pic's?
Here is our Axle back to give you an idea what it looks like. Sound is good and there is little drone for us. I have a vid posted on here somewhere


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Old 08-15-2009, 11:35 PM   #14
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How much did you spend on the CAI?
Sorry for the newbe question, but what are the CAI's??
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Cold Air Intake.
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:45 PM   #16
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I installed Borla axle back exhaust today. The installation went smoothly, and the results were what I expected. Definitely a more aggresive sound with the S type replacing the stock mufflers. Honestly though, sound was not the reason I wanted to replace the stock mufflers. I did not like seeing the aluminum cans from behind the car. Problem resolved, and the meaner sound is just a bonus. Adding a CAI tomorrow. That will be the last mod I do on my 2SS/RS ABM M6 Camaro, at least for now. Still an outside chance of adding rally stripes in the future, but she's so hot as is, may just leave her Au Naturale BTW just over 1300 miles now and after installing the Borla's today, I am driving her a little harder. Break in time is just about over, and it's time for her to show her mean streak! I've had blue just over 3 months now, and am very happy with my baby !
How much did the Borla exhaust cost? What are cai's?
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:46 PM   #17
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Cold Air Intake.
Thanx, as soon as I posted that I realized what it was...
Stupid thing is that is what I am trying to figure out which one to put on my 2SS/RS.
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Old 08-23-2009, 12:24 PM   #18
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How much did the Borla exhaust cost? What are cai's?
Depending on the exhaust system that you go with they start at $600 for the axle back like he installed and go up to $1600 with a complete cat back. A cat back is from the Catalytic Converters back and an axle back replaces the factory resonators in the rear section. A cold air intake will run you around $300 depending on which one you go with I like my G5CR intake a lot. They also sell the exhuast components, I'm getting a Magnaflow system really soon.
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:47 PM   #19
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Sorry for adding my newbie question too, but How do you know if you get the L99 or LS3, I was offered no option when I ordered, and didn't know at the time there was more than 1 V-8 going in. I was just too excited 'cause I won a stripped car and was in a hurry to get the upgrades to the RS 1SS packages.
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Sorry for adding my newbie question too, but How do you know if you get the L99 or LS3, I was offered no option when I ordered, and didn't know at the time there was more than 1 V-8 going in. I was just too excited 'cause I won a stripped car and was in a hurry to get the upgrades to the RS 1SS packages.
Ls3 is a manual V8, L99 is an auto V8.
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Thanks ,but that makes me mad I specifically asked if there was a difference in the motors between the auto and the manual and was told NO, buy the dealer. WTF? They are supposed to know more than the average person.
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