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What are your thoughts on the Borla Exhaust?

Hey guys, I am looking for a decently priced exhaust thats not too loud but still has a noticeable tone and came across Borla. What re your thoughts? Any other

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Old 01-12-2018, 08:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I am looking for a decently priced exhaust thats not too loud but still has a noticeable tone and came across Borla.

What re your thoughts? Any other suggestions for other exhausts out there with no drone on the highway? How does it compare to HKS?

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Unfortunately exhaust notes are subjective. While I have not experience with Borla on this platform, I do have some experience with them in the past. They make quality products. The best bet for getting an exhaust that you will be happy with is meeting up with local members & comparing what they run. Audio clips only do so much. Seeing / hearing it live is the best bet to get what you want.


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Unfortunately exhaust notes are subjective. While I have not experience with Borla on this platform, I do have some experience with them in the past. They make quality products. The best bet for getting an exhaust that you will be happy with is meeting up with local members & comparing what they run. Audio clips only do so much. Seeing / hearing it live is the best bet to get what you want.


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I totally agree man. Ill be at a large Z meet in Orlando tomorrow so will definitely do some listening around. haha
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After your Z meet, update this thread, as I am also interested in a Borla exhaust.

I'm not interested in a loud exhaust, just better than stock!
And absolutely NO DRONE !

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Do not have any direct experience with a Borla on our cars.
I did have a Borla on 2 cars I previously owned.
Got to say the quality&fit were great(vehicles were a Taurus SHO& Suburban).
Biggest problem was the Borla was LOUD. Had a drone.
Borla markets "quiet at idle" etc. Well,at certain RPMS it too loud in the cabin.
Put some rear resonators on to soften the noise.
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My brother has a borla exhaust on his 350z.. and itís literally quieter then the stock exhaust.. complete and utter sh*t..

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I have a Borla on my 2009 370z and I give 7 out of 10 don't get a Borla
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I have a Borla on my 2009 370z and I give 7 out of 10 don't get a Borla

Ill update if I see a Borla or something better. What don't you like about it? It seems deeper than other exhausts which is nice. Is it louder than stock or decently loud?
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I got the Borla exhaust for my 2016 Z. Wasn't loud enough. So when I got my 2017 Z I went with Magnaflow. Better, but still nowhere near as loud as my Eclipse was. At least I don't set off car alarms any more.
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So, were you able to compare exhaust notes in Orlando yesterday? Which was your favorite?

Anyone have a Borla?
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My Z had a Borla on it when I bought it. I like it. It is definitely louder and deeper than stock. With stock cats, it is mild. I found with the ART pipes, it had too much drone. Sounded really nice WOT,but around town driving was a bit much after awhile. I swapped out the ART pipes for FI RHFC and found my sweet spot.

Here are some comparison videos. I don't have any with the FI cats.

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So, were you able to compare exhaust notes in Orlando yesterday? Which was your favorite?

Anyone have a Borla?
Hey, yes I was able to talk to some folks about various exhausts and even found one with a Borla. It seems like most people want to go loud so they usually mention Tomei which is ridiculously loud in my opinion lol, or of course Fast Intentions. Fast Intentions sounds GREAT! But it was confirmed that there was a drone. Motordyne seems to be the most preferred option but if you are talking about an almost $1k difference between Borla and Motordyne.

After hearing the warmed up Borla I must say it is perfect if you don't want a very loud exhaust on your daily but still have a significant growl at higher RPMs. I personally loved it especially because I don't want a drone and don't want something thats ridiculously loud. You can also get aftermarket cats if you want to go louder.

Heres the video of the car who I met.

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I got the Borla exhaust for my 2016 Z. Wasn't loud enough. So when I got my 2017 Z I went with Magnaflow. Better, but still nowhere near as loud as my Eclipse was. At least I don't set off car alarms any more.
Did you hear any pops with the Borla during downshifts?
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After hearing the warmed up Borla I must say it is perfect if you don't want a very loud exhaust on your daily but still have a significant growl at higher RPMs. I personally loved it especially because I don't want a drone and don't want something thats ridiculously loud. You can also get aftermarket cats if you want to go louder

Thanks for the update!
Borla sounds exactly what I'm looking for.
I don't want it loud, can't stand drone, but want a better note at idol, and some noise at WOT.
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Good discussion here. I would like my 2014 370 to sound like my 2005 350 did (both roadsters, both fully stock), without spending Fast Intentions $$.
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