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Old 02-24-2013, 05:12 AM   #1
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Borla S type

I'm planning on get a axle back system (Borla S) for A6 SS and really want to know how bad it sounds when it switchs to 4 cylinder ? Does it sound like a ricer?
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:09 AM   #2

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YouTube is your friend. There are hundreds of videos that will answer your question. That's the best way to actually hear it for yourself.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:40 PM   #3

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it kind of burps when afm kicks in and out. got quite a few compliments on the sound of my car (kooks longtubes to borla s catback) during this weekends track days on fontanas speedway roadcourse.

things like wow thats how american v8's are supposed to sound was repeated a lot over the past two days
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:06 PM   #4

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No way around it. It doesn't sound good when the AFM kicks in. If it bugs you just shift into paddle mode and it'll turn it off.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:36 PM   #5

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you can also play with the throttle i have found out that by moving the pedal it kicks out of afm you dont have to speed up just press the pedal a little bit and it goes away sometimes i do that a couple of times and the afm quits coming on
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:16 AM   #6
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Doesn't sound like a ricer, but it doesn't sound good... I believe you still have resonators with the axle backs from the stock midpipe so it isn't as bad as you think. I ran them for about 3 months before I could afford the rest of my power adders and headers/mid pipe. Best sound with headers IMO, so its a good start for you.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:24 AM   #7
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I have the SS A6 with Borla axleback and love everything about the Borla, except when the AFC kicks in. It does sound just like a 4 cylinder. (crappy) For a while I used the paddle shifter to keep in from kicking on. About 8 months ago gave up and did the "Ted J" fix, now all is well. (very well)
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:44 AM   #8
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I ran the borla s axle back for approx 3 months, you can notice the afm switching on and off but it is not that bad. I do have a 2012 a6 and have heard the 2010-2011 afm is alot more noticable. I have since changed the mid pipe and tuned out the afm, I can say chevy should have never made these cars with afm. Just my .02
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