Borla XR-1 Headers installed - CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion

Notices
C5 General General C5 Corvette and C5 Z06 Discussion not covered in Tech
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Borla XR-1 Headers installed

Reply

 
 
 
Old 04-15-2018, 12:39 PM
  #1  
Not4spd
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Not4spd's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2008
Location: Garland TX
Posts: 1,259
Thanked 116 Times in 107 Posts
Default Borla XR-1 Headers installed

Well I finally bit the bullet and went longtubes on the Z. I ended up opting for Borla as the collectors are 2.75" as opposed to others being a full 3." This should provide a little bit more ground clearance for where I live.

For whatever reason I couldn't find much information on here about these headers. Even though it seems corvette forum members have nothing but good things to say about Borla exhaust systems. When I made a post inquiring about it, Dbl_D718 was kind enough to respond since he runs the same.

Apparently these aren't very popular. When I went to Summit Racing to place an order they didn't have any stock. When Borla was contacted they said they would have to make them after an order was placed. I was told about 4-6 weeks before they were shipped out. I got to hand it to Borla because they surpassed their promise and the headers actually arrived on my doorstep in about 2 weeks.

The arrival
There's almost no better feeling after arriving home after a long day at work and you are greeted with a box of car parts on your doorstep.








Credit goes out to Michael at Texas Street and Performance of Dallas (Irving, Tx) who tackled the install. I can't say enough nice things about his business and work ethics.

The two below photos were pulled from https://www.facebook.com/Texas-Stree...6139402752369/





Time for pickup










And this thread is useless without a cold start video:

Not4spd is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Not4spd For This Useful Post:
ArmchairArchitect (04-15-2018)
Old 04-15-2018, 11:19 PM
  #2  
Vetteman Jack
Moderator
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Vetteman Jack's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2001
Location: Missouri. Currently own 2003 Milestone Edition.
Posts: 260,456
Thanked 3,315 Times in 2,943 Posts
MO Events Coordinator
St. Jude Co-Organizer
St. Jude Donor '03-'04-'05-'06-'07-'08-'09-'10-'11-'12-'13-'14-'15-'16-'17-'18
NCM Sinkhole Donor
CI 5, 8 & 11 Veteran

Default

Looks and sounds very good.
Vetteman Jack is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2018, 11:43 PM
  #3  
Mike94ZLT1
CF Senior Member
 
Mike94ZLT1's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2002
Location: In the pit, trying to love someone.
Posts: 8,292
Thanked 71 Times in 47 Posts
Default

Those wheels look fantastic on your car!
Mike94ZLT1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2018, 07:40 AM
  #4  
runner140*
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
runner140*'s Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2004
Location: Ft. Lauderdale Fl
Posts: 8,342
Thanked 196 Times in 182 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Mike94ZLT1 View Post
Those wheels look fantastic on your car!
Sure does look good.

Last edited by runner140*; 04-17-2018 at 07:03 AM. Reason: add
runner140* is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2018, 08:33 AM
  #5  
meadowz06
CF Senior Member
 
meadowz06's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2004
Location: birmingham Alabama
Posts: 13,972
Thanked 109 Times in 80 Posts
St. Jude Donor '09 and '13
Default

Originally Posted by Mike94ZLT1 View Post
Those wheels look fantastic on your car!
I agree!
Attached Images  
meadowz06 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2018, 08:43 AM
  #6  
~Josh
CF Senior Member
 
~Josh's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2007
Location: 🌎🇺🇸
Posts: 13,729
Thanked 297 Times in 233 Posts
Default

Needs an aftermarket camshaft now.
~Josh is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2018, 09:19 AM
  #7  
ZigZag
CF Senior Member
 
ZigZag's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2013
Location: Lynn MA
Posts: 1,093
Thanked 95 Times in 87 Posts
Default

And I'm guessing the mufflers are Borla ?
ZigZag is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2018, 09:27 AM
  #8  
C5 Kirkland
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Dec 2017
Location: Kirkland WA
Posts: 235
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
Default

Did you have to keep the AIR system for emissions? When I installed my Borla LTH's, I removed the entire system (except for that stupid bolt behind the manifold ). Cleaned up the engine bay a little bit.
C5 Kirkland is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2018, 11:21 PM
  #9  
Not4spd
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Not4spd's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2008
Location: Garland TX
Posts: 1,259
Thanked 116 Times in 107 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Vetteman Jack View Post
Looks and sounds very good.
Originally Posted by Mike94ZLT1 View Post
Those wheels look fantastic on your car!
Originally Posted by runner140* View Post
Sure do look good.
Originally Posted by meadowz06 View Post
I agree!
Thanks, can never go wrong with CCWs.


Originally Posted by ~Josh View Post
Needs an aftermarket camshaft now.
Yes sir that's the next mod I have planned. Looking at going with a Vengeance Racing cam.

Originally Posted by ZigZag View Post
And I'm guessing the mufflers are Borla ?
Actually Corsa Extremes

Originally Posted by C5 Kirkland View Post
Did you have to keep the AIR system for emissions? When I installed my Borla LTH's, I removed the entire system (except for that stupid bolt behind the manifold ). Cleaned up the engine bay a little bit.
Pretty much.
Not4spd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 05:38 PM
  #10  
[email protected]
Premium Supporting Vendor
 
David@Vengeance's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2011
Posts: 2,247
Thanked 103 Times in 71 Posts
Default

Let us know when you are ready for a camshaft. Robert or I are more than happy to help with a Cam recommendation. Feel free to email us at [email protected]. We look forward to working with you.

Regards,

David @ Vengeance
David@Vengeance is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 09:53 PM
  #11  
Not4spd
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Not4spd's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2008
Location: Garland TX
Posts: 1,259
Thanked 116 Times in 107 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
Let us know when you are ready for a camshaft. Robert or I are more than happy to help with a Cam recommendation. Feel free to email us at [email protected]. We look forward to working with you.

Regards,

David @ Vengeance
Thanks David I actually did a bit ago as I was looking at going with the VRX4 cam, but after corresponding it looks like I'm going with the VRX5 instead.
Not4spd is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
 
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Borla XR-1 Headers installed


Sponsored Ads
Vendor Directory

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: