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Old 05-12-2010, 07:30 PM   #1
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Borla ATAK...Is the honeymoon over yet?

I wanted you guys to comment on your findings, now that you may have had it for a little bit of time now. Anybody taken a road trip? I have read all the posts when people installed. How bout now? I want another exhaust to play with. No headers, just a catback. I already have the Mach X. Great sound, NO DRONE. Just want to do something different. The ATAK is a beast all by itself, as I have watched and listened to every you tube video. Some say no drone, along the Corsa lines, and some say minimal. For example, cruising between 1800-2000 on hwy. What is minimal? It can be loud getting there, but when I drop it in 6th, it would be nice to relax and ride. I just don't want to pull the trigger, and have a headache by the time I get to work, with my ears still ringing. I know that alot of people don't care about that stuff, because it sounds so great. I drive about 30 minutes each way to work every day, 80% highway. Thoughts? I am not considering any other brands. Thanks in Advance!
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:53 PM   #2
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im my experience any exhaust as loud as the atak there is going to be at least some drone. i went with the atak myself. corsa i cant speak for never owned a corsa. NO matter what you decide on you should check out http://www.ipsmotorsports.net/ they have the very best price on the atak that you'll find. great place to deal with as well. Ask for brandon when you call. he's also on here ips brandon or something like that
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Old 05-13-2010, 01:11 AM   #3
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i think if there is a little drone it will be worth it with the atak
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:53 AM   #4
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Truthfully I don't think there is a performance exhaust out that doesn't have drone ... The extent that is exceptable to you will be the big question. Personally from my experience the more aggressive the sound the more the drone ...
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As said before, it is a louder exhaust so you will experience some drone. But it's not near as bad as the flowmaster on my truck and some have said its not as bad as the Borla-S since the ATAK 'tuned'. I have taken a few road trips and it doesnt bother me at all. The sound is worth it to me. I can still talk hands free on the phone however onstar doesnt understand anything I say at cruise speed. I kept trying to check the weather for storms on one trip and gave up.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:39 AM   #6
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I can still talk hands free on the phone however onstar doesnt understand anything I say at cruise speed.
Too funny!
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:04 PM   #7
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As far as drone goes on the ATAK or S is it more cars with LS99 or LS3 tranny's . From what I have read here it may be more the A6 ? Would like some feedback from LS3 owners ?
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:34 PM   #8
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If 6th gear highway cruising qiuetness is one of your leading criteria, I would steer away from one of the loudest set ups available. That's like wanting skim milk and getting buttermilk. Opposite ends if the spectrum.
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Old 05-13-2010, 01:03 PM   #9
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I've had mine for about a month now, I have an LS3 and still very very happy with it. I don't have any problems whatsoever with drone, hands free and/or onstar, as long as I keep my windows up.
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Old 05-13-2010, 01:07 PM   #10
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Hey Rocky , is it only loud going through the gears ? In other words how is it say driving around town like in 4th . Are people going to hear you go by and say man thats obnoxious ? I am up in years so being too loud may look like I am in a midlife which my GF says I am . Told her I went through that already when I got divorced and met her , although she may be due for a trad in soon
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Old 05-13-2010, 01:33 PM   #11
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That's like wanting skim milk and getting buttermilk. Opposite ends if the spectrum.
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If 6th gear highway cruising qiuetness is one of your leading criteria, I would steer away from one of the loudest set ups available. That's like wanting skim milk and getting buttermilk. Opposite ends if the spectrum.
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:25 PM   #13
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i have a question....i was showing some friends the comparison of the 3 borla set ups and most ppl liked the s-type and some even the touring...no1 liked the atak cuz they thought it sounded like crap...like an old piece of crap car with a hole in the muffler...i on the other hand like the atak cuz i like loud...but with loud i also want it to have a clean cut sound...i guess i just dont want it to sound like its a broken exhaust but sound mean and aggressive at the same time...my question i guess really is does it sound better in person? cuz the more i like to the comparison i feel like it sounds like a cherry bomb and the other 2 sound more "tuned"
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o and i just wanted to add that i really dont care about drone and all that specially cuz its not my daily driver
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i have a question....i was showing some friends the comparison of the 3 borla set ups and most ppl liked the s-type and some even the touring...no1 liked the atak cuz they thought it sounded like crap...like an old piece of crap car with a hole in the muffler...i on the other hand like the atak cuz i like loud...but with loud i also want it to have a clean cut sound...i guess i just dont want it to sound like its a broken exhaust but sound mean and aggressive at the same time...my question i guess really is does it sound better in person? cuz the more i like to the comparison i feel like it sounds like a cherry bomb and the other 2 sound more "tuned"
in person sounds much better and different than the comaprison vid.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:48 AM   #17
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in person sounds much better and different than the comaprison vid.
thanks...i figured it would...kinda like if i was to listen to a song on my own computer versus listening to a song through ventrillo some1 was playing on their computer...ventrillo is a program where u can talk to other people through the computer for those who dont know.
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Truthfully I don't think there is a performance exhaust out that doesn't have drone ... The extent that is exceptable to you will be the big question. Personally from my experience the more aggressive the sound the more the drone ...
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The louder the exhaust, the more drone there will be. (based on my experiences with different exhausts in my vehicle)

Although I don't know how much of it is drone, and how much of it is just the loudness of the exhaust that you here in side the car. It is difficult to have loud exhaust in the back, and not hear it in the cabin.
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i have a question....i was showing some friends the comparison of the 3 borla set ups and most ppl liked the s-type and some even the touring...no1 liked the atak cuz they thought it sounded like crap...like an old piece of crap car with a hole in the muffler...i on the other hand like the atak cuz i like loud...but with loud i also want it to have a clean cut sound...i guess i just dont want it to sound like its a broken exhaust but sound mean and aggressive at the same time...my question i guess really is does it sound better in person? cuz the more i like to the comparison i feel like it sounds like a cherry bomb and the other 2 sound more "tuned"
Its sounds a lot different in person. I didnt like it all on the video but when I heard it in person - I had to have it.
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