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Old 07-13-2018, 12:40 AM
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First those of you who installed one, is the Borla X-pipe a LOT louder than the stock one? Or would you say not a whole bunch louder on an otherwise stock exhaust?


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Old 07-13-2018, 12:57 AM
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I did the borla x-pipe first.. much improved!

I did ARH mid length headers w/ high flow cats second (no change axle back) ..

Crazy loud! I definitely suffered permanent hearing loss during the Dyno tune!

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Old 07-13-2018, 01:47 AM
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I’d say about 20% louder.
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Old 07-13-2018, 02:44 AM
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If you have NPP you will notice a big difference at cold start and a huge difference at WOT. Also I have that nice exhaust pop on down shifts.
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Is Borla the one everybody likes if you have NPP and don't plan to do anything, exhaust-wise?
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Yes that is correct. Iím very happy with just adding the x-pipe.
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Originally Posted by HorsePower Junkie View Post
First those of you who installed one, is the Borla X-pipe a LOT louder than the stock one? Or would you say not a whole bunch louder on an otherwise stock exhaust?


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15-20% maybe...

Many of our customers start with an X-Pipe and then decide if they want an Axle Back

It's a pretty safe way to go because the OEM exhaust sounds decent as it is...

I have (8) 60547 instock right now

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You will just say it is a little louder over the stock pipe. Really not that much at all. Robert
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I'll also agree it's about 15 percent louder.
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No its no a LOT louder but it is noticable. Like other have stated maybe about 20%. Definately worth the upgrade tho.
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Originally Posted by RADR1VETTE View Post
If you have NPP you will notice a big difference at cold start and a huge difference at WOT. Also I have that nice exhaust pop on down shifts.
This! ^^^

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Is Borla the one everybody likes if you have NPP and don't plan to do anything, exhaust-wise?
I think it's the best fit if you plan to keep NPP because the pipe diameters are the same as stock, compared to others. However, if I were to get rid of the NPP and let my right foot determine volume, I would have gone with the Corsa X-pipe and Xtreme axle-back system. I would have then added their black chrome exhaust tips for some nice rear end bling.
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I think it's the best fit if you plan to keep NPP because the pipe diameters are the same as stock, compared to others. However, if I were to get rid of the NPP and let my right foot determine volume, I would have gone with the Corsa X-pipe and Xtreme axle-back system. I would have then added their black chrome exhaust tips for some nice rear end bling.
I thought I saw elsewhere that part of the appeal of the Borla was that the diameter of the pipe was 3" all the way, but some material indicates it's 2.75" - know which is true?
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I thought I saw elsewhere that part of the appeal of the Borla was that the diameter of the pipe was 3" all the way, but some material indicates it's 2.75" - know which is true?
Part of the appeal is that it is not 3" - It is 2.75"

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Definitely a nice MODS and still retain the factory NPP options. 100% satisfy with the results and with WOT through tunnel is a blast.
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What should I expect as cost to install this at an exhaust shop?

Not really any louder at idle. Slightly louder when you have it in track mode at low speeds. Noticeably louder at WOT. In Tour mode you would never know you have a catless X pipe.

The X pipe is like $400 shipped if I remember correctly. Install is super easy but if you don't want to do it yourself I would think a shop could get it done in under an hour. So $100 max for install. I would recommend buying new OEM donut gaskets for the front of the X pipe vs having to try and remove the existing ones from the OEM x pipe. It's nearly impossible to not damage them when removing them and they are already shaped to the OEM pipe. Hammering them on the Borla x pipe will damage them further. I went through the issue and ended up replacing them. Just skip the whole situation and pick up new gaskets. They are cheap.
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About a 20% increase.

Easy install.

No issues.

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Originally Posted by RADR1VETTE View Post
If you have NPP you will notice a big difference at cold start and a huge difference at WOT. Also I have that nice exhaust pop on down shifts.
100% agree with this comment. About 15% louder at idle and normal cruising.
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If you have non NPP your mufflers sound like an impala.Any other mufflers will sound better.
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Everyone always asks about louder.

It also changes the exhaust note for the better. IMHO deeper and sharper

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