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- 11-28-12 05:54 PM #1
Borla exhaust in a coupe?
I am looking into putting a new exhaust on my 2011 coupe. I know magnaflow has a nice cat-back system for the 3.6 cts and iv seen videos to hear it. I saw the borla system but haven't been able to find any video or sound clip of it on the car. Does anyone have it that can share a sound clip of it or share their thoughts on it. I would greatly appreciate it. Also if anyone has any other products I should look at let me know. I would welcome any and all the help
- 11-30-12 09:54 AM #2Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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Re: Borla exhaust in a coupe?
As far as I know only Magnaflow makes a catback system for the coupe. I have one and am very satisfied with the sound, both WOT and cruising. My wish list is for a set of LT headers w/hiflow cats.
- 11-30-12 12:30 PM #3
They do have it for the coupe. It is more of a rear end only unit. But I was hoping to hear it. At cruising speeds does it sound much different from the stock?
- 11-30-12 09:35 PM #4
Re: Borla exhaust in a coupe?
Anyone have ANY idea if a system exists for the AWD coupe? And what about headers? I've done the research, and it doesn't seem as though anyone has pulled the trigger and tried the camaro LT headers.
- 12-01-12 01:03 PM #5Originally Posted by bronik90
- 12-02-12 10:06 AM #6
- 12-02-12 11:02 AM #7Originally Posted by bronik90
- 12-02-12 11:16 AM #8
Also, there is a guy in my area who does great stainless exhaust work at affordable prices, and I was wondering (if at all possible) if a 3" exhaust would aid in achieving a deeper tone. i was going to have him bend a full system. Obviously the exhaust wouldn't be dyno'd first, I'm focusing more on the sound.
I'm not very educated on exhausts, so any input would be appreciated.
- 12-15-12 01:06 AM #9
The dreaded drone
I think the concern is Drone - Magnaflow took the time to engineer a system that would not drone. This is why there is a resonator up near the motor. I've seen complaints of people putting custom muffler work on coupes and later pulling it because the drone at cruise was bad.
I would trust the Magnaflow only at this point. Borla is often pretty high up the volume scale - guessing the half system drones - anyone have one that can verify?
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