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Old 02-11-2002, 05:51 PM   #1
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Dynomax vs. Borla mufflers..

I did a bunch of searches about these mufflers and haven't found anything bad about either, but I never found a good comparison between the two...

I am getting a 3" turbo-back system from AHP for my 91 Talon. I'm not going to pay $235 for their Thermal muffler, so I am looking at either the Borla XR-1 3" in/out or the 3" Utlra-flo SS muffler from Dynomax.

Which of these two are people most happy with? I haven't found a price for the Dynomax yet, but the Borla goes for $128.95 from Summit. Also is there another brand that would be better for the same price/cheaper?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-11-2002, 08:36 PM   #2
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dynomaxes can be had pretty cheap $50-75. I personally like the magnaflow mufflers which are around $75-100. They are great quality & I've heard that they are made by the same company that produces thermal mufflers. Also the BORLA is a very good muffler... but quite pricy.. just my $.02
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Old 02-11-2002, 08:44 PM   #3
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An interesting review...
http://home.earthlink.net/~turbogus/image.html

check out the intercooler review at the bottom of the page
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Old 02-11-2002, 10:30 PM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback guys. Looks like I will be going for the Borla. I really want SS for the muffler, and the Borla is $128....plus I won't have to buy a tip. Though I haven't found the prices for the SS Ultra or Magnaflow yet...guess I should do that before making a final decision.

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Old 02-11-2002, 10:37 PM   #5
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hey, i have got a borla xr-l 3" in/out on my car, along with 3" turbo back exshaust and no cat, its real loud, and mean sounding if you get on it. at idle it sounds like a loud v-8 with that bluh bluh bluh sound, and as long as i keep the revs low the cops dont bother me.. i dont know how much of this i can accredit the borla with, but i havent heard another dsm that sounds like mine

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Old 02-12-2002, 02:55 AM   #6
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One word about the borla, SLEEPER!

http://vits.hypermart.net/eclipse/pr...a_catback.html

Yes it's loud but any 3" straight thru muffler is going to be loud. Make sure you install a glasspack resonator.
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Old 02-12-2002, 12:03 PM   #7
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how much of a restriction is a glass pack resonator?
and will it change the sound of the exshaust or just how load it is?
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Old 02-12-2002, 12:10 PM   #8
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Not much of a restriction. Nothing like a cat convertor.

Without a resonator it will have lots of treble and buzzes and resonation. I havn't had an exhaust on my car that doesn't have one but I know how it sounds like, a lot of more BAAAAAAAH sound, some might call it a mean aggressive sound but to me I want mine as quiet as possible.

With a resonator, it's mostly nice low rumble.
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