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Old 12-06-2009, 05:15 PM   #1
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Borla Catback or Axelback

I've had my 2SS LS3/M6 since October and I've finally decided on which exhaust I want to go with, well, mostly decided.

After lots of reading this forum since before I got my Camaro, I know I want a Borla Type S system, but I'm not sure if I should go with the full catback or just the axleback system. This is my DD so I want to keep my GM warranty, therefor i don't plan on doing any mods that require a tune, so I'll probably just do a CAI and this exhaust. What I want to know is what would I actually gain by doing the catback instead of just the axleback (besides a lighter wallet). I want a deep muscular sound, will the x-pipe give that deeper sound? I also dont want too much annoying drone since it is my DD, which will drone less?

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Old 12-06-2009, 06:11 PM   #2
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the borla catback with xpipe is the way to go it sounds great with a nice deep tone and improves hp & torque but it has drone.
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:14 PM   #3
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both probably sound similar...you'll gain more hp/tq by doing the full cat-back.
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:12 PM   #4
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I just got my car back from Borla. Got an axle back exhaust, sounds great!! Does not create alot of noise when cruising. Hope to post a video tommorrow if its not raining.
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:32 PM   #5
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The catback sounds better and does not require hacking up the stock exhaust.
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:45 PM   #6
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The catback sounds better and does not require hacking up the stock exhaust.
ahh, so with the catback i could go back to stock (if i end up with issues trying to get an inspection sticker. They're cracking down on loud exhausts here in Maine.)

Klatterblast, you say it drones, how bad? Just a little, or alot?
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:23 PM   #7
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ahh, so with the catback i could go back to stock (if i end up with issues trying to get an inspection sticker. They're cracking down on loud exhausts here in Maine.)

Klatterblast, you say it drones, how bad? Just a little, or alot?
I have the Borla Stinger catback on my M6 (pic in avatar), and it does not drone. It's actually very quiet on the highway.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:30 AM   #8
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ahh, so with the catback i could go back to stock (if i end up with issues trying to get an inspection sticker. They're cracking down on loud exhausts here in Maine.)
yes...the old system un-bolts....and the new ones go right on. Easy swap, no cutting.

PLUS, you're replacing the "hi-flow" factory pipes...look at these hi performance crimps...



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Old 12-07-2009, 12:13 PM   #9
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yes...the old system un-bolts....and the new ones go right on. Easy swap, no cutting.

PLUS, you're replacing the "hi-flow" factory pipes...look at these hi performance crimps...



Wow thats sad. almost embarrasing
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:19 PM   #10
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If I have Corsa Cat back but want to change the sound. Will the Borla axle back bolt (clamp) right on the Corsa system? Does anyone know?
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ahh, so with the catback i could go back to stock (if i end up with issues trying to get an inspection sticker. They're cracking down on loud exhausts here in Maine.)

Klatterblast, you say it drones, how bad? Just a little, or alot?
i have the L99 A6 so drone is more noticable when D.O.D. displacement on demand kicks in but if i run in 5th gear at say 70 mph it brings the rpm's up to 2000 and drone stops. m6 trans would not drone as much and i dont think you will have a problem with it being too loud its a mellow deep tone.
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:41 PM   #13
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If your aren't going with headers in the future I would go catback as you will see greater gains with the x pipe. The sound is similar between the two, iv heard the catback has a "smoother" sound but that may just be personal pref. I went with the axelbacks for financial reasons and I plan on doing headers w/ xpipe down the road so anything I didn't gain with the AB's I would pick up with headers.
That said, after seeing those chokepoints, headers just moved up the list..
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the borla catback with xpipe is the way to go it sounds great with a nice deep tone and improves hp & torque but it has drone.
Getting rid of the front muffler makes the biggest difference. Sound, weight and performance. The interior resonance is pretty minimal. Every one has a sense of sound though. Some guys want it louder inside while others think our touring kit is too loud. It is tough to make every one happy
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