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Old 07-24-2010, 01:05 PM   #1
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Thoughts before choosing a Borla Exhaust....

The Borla Exhaust have been HUGE sellers...Since they are so popular and I get the same questions, I wanted to share some thoughts before you make a decision on which one to go with...

There are several flavors for the Camaro now.....
In the ATAK Series you have the
Camaro ATAK CatBack Exhaust System

Camaro Axleback ATAK Exhaust
Camaro ATAK Catback Exhaust for Camaros with Ground Effects Package
Camaro ATAK Axleback Exhaust for Camaros with Ground Effects Package

Then you have the Borla Camaro Catback Touring System (which does not sound much different than stock. For the person who wants the increased performance with no additional change in exhaust note)

and then in the Borla Sport lineup (which is my favorite)...
Camaro Borla Sport Catback
Camaro Borla Sport Axleback Exhaust

and the only 3" Borla system (OEM system and the other above systems are 2.5")
Borla 3" Camaro Sport Catback Exhaust If you get the 3" system, you will also want to get a new Camaro Billet Tunnel Brace as the 3" system will most likely touch your OEM tunnel Plate and rattle, which will drive you nuts!!!

Some thoughts before purchasing any of them.....

All of the Axle back systems require cutting them OEM system (which i am not a fan of, just in case you ever want to go back to stock). There is also one more "dirty"secret about the Axelbacks which needs to be known....When you install the Axleback it leaves in place the OEM Pre Muffler that is up towards the middle of the car. Not a big deal, but it DOES change the exhaust note slightly as compared to the Catback systems and does not make the system a true dual exhaust as the Catback does.

Both Axle Back and Catback systems are great systems and make a huge improvement in sound, but if you can afford to spring for the extra cash, do it right and get the Catback.

From a sound perspective, you have the touring which sound not much different than stock. Then the Sport (my favorite) which bumps it up a notch from the sound perspective, but not too much. At the ATAK which is the most aggressive sounding of them all.

All of Borla's systems are awesome, but thought prospective shoppers would want to know the down and dirty on each one...

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Old 07-24-2010, 01:08 PM   #2
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Good info! Thanks for sharing!
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Very Good Info!!!
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i'll be ordering atak cat in a couple months.... have to order the car first.
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Great info on the Borlas'. Really looking foreward to my S Type installation in alittle more than a week. If I knew the 3" was available I would have probably sprung for that but I am sure I will be happy with the 2 1/2"
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I've been considering a few different companies' exhaust, including Borla's S-Type. Now I can't decide on the axle-back or the cat-back system. Decisions, decisions............
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Great info on the Borlas'. Really looking foreward to my S Type installation in alittle more than a week. If I knew the 3" was available I would have probably sprung for that but I am sure I will be happy with the 2 1/2"

just wrapped up my s type install today.... really like it. Makes that bad boy growl! Does seem to quiet down a bit at the higher rpms though. Maybe I just like drone.
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tytus - you got any videos or audio of the system? this is what I am looking at.......
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tytus - you got any videos or audio of the system? this is what I am looking at.......
yes I'm actually in the process of putting together a thread to post on my exhaust swap project from start to finish. I'll get it on the forum asap. (need to install software from my wifes camera so i can upload the sound clip)
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i'll be ordering atak cat in a couple months.... have to order the car first.
You WONT be disappointed! The ATAK is AWESOME
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Borla was my first choice. I wanted the S type catback system. I have the L99 and heard too many complaints of drone and just overall terrible sound when cruising in 4 cylinder mode because that center resonator gets eliminated. I had to pass. :(
Borla is by far, the best sounding exhaust for the LS3 guys, especially with LT!
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Borla was my first choice. I wanted the S type catback system. I have the L99 and heard too many complaints of drone and just overall terrible sound when cruising in 4 cylinder mode because that center resonator gets eliminated. I had to pass. :(
Borla is by far, the best sounding exhaust for the LS3 guys, especially with LT!
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tytus - you got any videos or audio of the system? this is what I am looking at.......
Go to Borla's web site, they compare the Touring, S type, and Atak.
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The comparison video made by Borla is a great way to learn about the systems and hear each one. Their Camaro systems are far and away my favorite exhausts for the Camaro, and I personally like the ATAK system the most. All of them have their own fantastic benefits to both performance and sound and are worth a look.

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