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Old 01-30-2013, 01:44 PM
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Borla exhaust

I am considering a new Borla dual exhaust for my 2013 Sahara. I had Borla on 03 Cobra and it was the sweeeeetest sound I've ever heard on a vehicle. Not to mention it looked great....does anyone have experience with Borla on their Wrangler ?

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Really? I didn't realize borla made a wrangler exhaust.. does it actually sound good?

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Really? I didn't realize borla made a wrangler exhaust.. does it actually sound good?
I think that's what he's asking.

I just put a Magnaflow on my Jeep and it really brought some life into the engine. Sounds excellent. Of course this doens't help much with your Borla quest.
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Yes, they do make them for Wranglers (split or single exhaust)...I'm a new Jeep owner (Sahara is production). I had a Borla catback on my 03 Mustang Cobra and it had an awesome sound. Just don't know how it sounds on a Wrangler. Borla quality is second none ...

I have read good things about the Flowmaster 40, though
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Did you go with the dual exhaust ?
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I've got my eye on the same exhaust for my 12' just in the dual... Would like to know the same.
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Yes, they do make them for Wranglers (split or single exhaust)...I'm a new Jeep owner (Sahara is production). I had a Borla catback on my 03 Mustang Cobra and it had an awesome sound. Just don't know how it sounds on a Wrangler. Borla quality is second none ...

I have read good things about the Flowmaster 40, though
Have always loved flowmaster on jeeps!
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I have a dynomax dual cat back on my 2011 and it is a little ricy with a little drone but it looks great IMO and sounds alright for $150
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I think that's what he's asking.

I just put a Magnaflow on my Jeep and it really brought some life into the engine. Sounds excellent. Of course this doens't help much with your Borla quest.
I love this thread... Always wanted to do,after marketmmuffler on my jeep. Did you put your magnaflow in the location of the stock muffler or relocate it? I was thinking of relocating mine to under the jeep about the middle where it would be under the rear driver side seat to get it away from the back where I've hit it a few times already while off roading
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I love this thread... Always wanted to do,after marketmmuffler on my jeep. Did you put your magnaflow in the location of the stock muffler or relocate it? I was thinking of relocating mine to under the jeep about the middle where it would be under the rear driver side seat to get it away from the back where I've hit it a few times already while off roading
Somewhere like this?

I still hit mine all the time
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Every aftermarket exhuast I have heard on a Jeep just drones. We have one guy we wheel with, hear him way before he arrives due to the drown. Believe he said it was a dynomax. Believe it has more to do with the motor than anything else. I'd keep your stocker around for a bit if you change yours. Might be wanting to go back after some road time.
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I'm thinking of the magnaflow 15160 dual black muffler. Looks awesome but I wish I could hear a sound clip before ordering
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Not a borla but you can get an idea of how the duals look like.
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reaksmeyk - that looks really good.....what type is it ? I wanna do the exhaust but I don't want it to sound ricey - looking a for a little growl
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When I first bought my Jeep, I read about people relocating their muffler up under the cab where it was supposed to be safer than in the back. Not all mufflers will fit up there, obviously, so you have to be careful. I found this Borla ProXL with offset that fit great. Sound is not as loud as many performance mufflers, but it definitely sounds better than stock. Nothing is going to make our V6 sound like a V8, but at least I don't sound like a mini van anymore.

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reaksmeyk - that looks really good.....what type is it ? I wanna do the exhaust but I don't want it to sound ricey - looking a for a little growl
It's a transverse muffler. I got it done at lou's custom exhaust. Definitely doesn't sound ricey, but I would like a deeper growl out of it. That's why I bought a air raid intake tho. Just haven't installed it yet.
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I've got the Borla Cat back and at first was worried about how loud it was but now that I've gotten used to it I love it. I love the popping when decelerating and the tone is deep enough that it doesn't sound like a ricer. On the hwy you can hear it but no drone. Highly recommend.

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I've got the Borla Cat back and at first was worried about how loud it was but now that I've gotten used to it I love it. I love the popping when decelerating and the tone is deep enough that it doesn't sound like a ricer. On the hwy you can hear it but no drone. Highly recommend.

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That sounds really good! Might have to consider one. Where did you get yours? Did you install it yourself? I put a dual Magnaflow on my Sierra and install was pretty easy, so would imagine this would be as well.
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That sounds really good! Might have to consider one. Where did you get yours? Did you install it yourself? I put a dual Magnaflow on my Sierra and install was pretty easy, so would imagine this would be as well.
I don't remember if I got it from Quadratec or elsewhere online. I usually shop it to find best price. I thought it would be easy to install especially on a brand new jeep with only 100 miles on it. I even ordered the fancy exhaust hanger removal tool . First off, room was limited. Trying to get the bolts loose on the old exhaust clamps was a bit difficult but doable. The hangers were much harder. I just couldn't get the leverage to get them off. Not sure what I was doing wrong so I drove it to my local shop and they put it on no problem.
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I've got the Borla Cat back and at first was worried about how loud it was but now that I've gotten used to it I love it. I love the popping when decelerating and the tone is deep enough that it doesn't sound like a ricer. On the hwy you can hear it but no drone. Highly recommend.

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I don't remember if I got it from Quadratec or elsewhere online. I usually shop it to find best price. I thought it would be easy to install especially on a brand new jeep with only 100 miles on it. I even ordered the fancy exhaust hanger removal tool . First off, room was limited. Trying to get the bolts loose on the old exhaust clamps was a bit difficult but doable. The hangers were much harder. I just couldn't get the leverage to get them off. Not sure what I was doing wrong so I drove it to my local shop and they put it on no problem.
The hangers are definitely the worst part of any exhaust installation! Is yours the dual outlet one?
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The hangers are definitely the worst part of any exhaust installation! Is yours the dual outlet one?
No, single.
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I had a Flowmaster 80 series installed in place of the factory muffler, single inlet dual outlet. Check it out on youtube 2012 Jeep Wrangler 80 series flowmaster by firefighterheat. drivng video's too. Resonator left in place. Custom welded for muffler and install $200
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Hello super-old thread! I just put a new dual Borla on my Jeep. First test run made me a bit nervous to be honest, we will see how I get used to the sound. We put a Borla on our 2002 Durango and had huge results with HP, MPG, and sound quality. Hoping for the same for my new baby!
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Hello super-old thread! I just put a new dual Borla on my Jeep. First test run made me a bit nervous to be honest, we will see how I get used to the sound. We put a Borla on our 2002 Durango and had huge results with HP, MPG, and sound quality. Hoping for the same for my new baby!
Idk about gains, but the sound and look is a great improvement. I also have the k&n cai and removed the plastic sound dampener over the engine.
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Idk about gains, but the sound and look is a great improvement. I also have the k&n cai and removed the plastic sound dampener over the engine.
The closest I'll get to a CAI is a snorkel (thinking the Rugged Ridge modular one so it's nice and low most of the time). What kind of a sound difference did you get from removing the sound dampener? More growly or just louder?

I think like one of the other posters said, the sound so far is taking a little adjustment on my part (may have also been the exhaust settling into itself, I also have just the premium soft top so I think I'm a bit more sensitive to the sound change than someone with a hard top).

As far as the hangers, I had some trouble too, but ended up going at it a wrench and got them to pop.

The roughest two parts for me were getting the forward-most clamp loosened because the nut was facing up, and I had to wiggle a wrench in there at a terribly awkward angle (thanks for that, made sure on the new install I made that nut face ME if I'm under the Jeep...). Also, I couldn't get the original exhaust out without removing a skid plate (not terrible, but still a PITA extra step).

I have my tips tucked up under the bumper, not sure whether I want to pull them out a bit or not. I'll live with it a few weeks and decide then.
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Every aftermarket exhuast I have heard on a Jeep just drones. We have one guy we wheel with, hear him way before he arrives due to the drown. Believe he said it was a dynomax. Believe it has more to do with the motor than anything else. I'd keep your stocker around for a bit if you change yours. Might be wanting to go back after some road time.
corsa wont drone....i have the single out and they have no drone tech
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I had the Dynomax VT Catback installed on my 2015 JKU. Search youtube 2015 Jeep Wrangler dynomax vt.
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