borla exhaust - Pontiac GTO Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-04-2005, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
borla exhaust

has anyone installed the borla system on their 2004. pros, cons. any info would be a great help
MIC1008 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-04-2005, 08:25 AM
Premium Member
 
EEZ GOAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Phenix City Alabama
Posts: 2,626
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via Yahoo to EEZ GOAT
Quote:
Originally Posted by MIC1008
has anyone installed the borla system on their 2004. pros, cons. any info would be a great help
did you check out the exhuast sounds data base here in the fourm. look up exhuast
EEZ GOAT is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-04-2005, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I did check that. it was good info. I was more curious about ease of installation and if it really sounded like that. the Borla site just offered a V8 engine sound but not one that was actually on a GTO. you know how GM cars and Ford products seem to sound a little different even with the same mufflers. It would be awful to have my car sound like a Mustang.
MIC1008 is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-04-2005, 11:05 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 3,541
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've heard it on a few cars and personally don't like it......
GTODEALER is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-04-2005, 12:37 PM
Super Moderator
 
6QTS11OZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Where the women are scarce and the sheep are scared. So. Cali
Posts: 2,639
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I'm not sure about Borla, but the MagnaFlow cat-back went in with ease. But if you want a loud exhaust, this isn't the one for you. It's pretty tame but I heard that systems with x-pipes normally make exhausts quieter instead of louder unless you have aggressive mufflers to go with it. But that's cool with me. Keeping the goat as a sleeper and below the radar is what I want.

~I'm ya huckleberry~
~516rwhp/500rwtq~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC11NCGTEvI
6QTS11OZ is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-05-2005, 05:55 PM
 
lisatw151's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Monroe, NC
Posts: 160
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to lisatw151
I had it on my '04 for 3 weeks. My sound clip may be in that other thread... not sure. Personally, I didn't like it. It sounded awesome at WOT but since I'm a rather non-aggressive driver, I rarely heard it at WOT. Under normal driving conditions, it gives an exotic sound, similar to a Ferrari. I was looking for Nascar, which I achieved by having the resonators removed and glass pack muffler installed. I can't tell you about the ease of installation since I had a muffler shop put the Borla on for me. But he didn't mention any problems. Incidentally, I still have the Borla if you decide to go that route and want a great deal on a very slightly used system. PM me and let me know.

04 blk/blk M6 Yeah, it's stock. Stock LS6, that is ;)/Kooks coated LTs/Kooks midpipes/GMM ripshift/SLP Pulley/AMW catchcan/AZA Z1's 245/35/19 front, 275/30/19 rear/Toyo T1r's/BMR dragbags--and more :D/Built & tuned by Nick Williams/369rwhp-365rwtq
lisatw151 is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-06-2005, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks for all of the info. I have heard from others that they did not really like the sound of the borla. I have opted instead to go with a flowmaster system with high flow cats. I will let everyone know how I like it. hopefully it will be here by the weekend.
MIC1008 is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-07-2005, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
so I installed my flowmaster exhaust and random technology high flow cats today. it took 2 of us 2 hours to install(helped a lot to have a lift and air tools). installation was smooth. not 1 rattle or leak. alignment is good. sounds is excellent. the only modifcation needed is that 2 holes on the cats needed to be drilled bigger for the hardware that they sent me.




p.s. local law enforcement has already taken notice

happy motoring
MIC1008 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Pontiac GTO Forum > The 2004-2006 GTO > Service, Maintenance and Technical Discussion

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac GTO Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome