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Magnaflow or Borla

Ok I am getting ready to upgrad my performance of my ranger. So far I am going to order the K&N air filter intake setup,BamaChips Custom Xcalibrator 2 Tuner,Underdrive Crank Pulley w/ gator belt. Now what exhaust would be better a Magnaflow '98-'06 Single Outlet Rear-Side Exit Cat-Back Exhaust System or a Borla ProXS exhaust system? What would be better for performance. I dont want it to be like the flowmaster overly loud. Looking for one that will give me a nice power increase as well as sounding good. Thanks for all your help.
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I have that magnaflow setup and I love it. Its much different than the flows. I dont know what the borlas sound like but my vote is with the magnaflow.
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It depends what Flowmaster you're talking about because most are not as loud as a Magnaflow. A Magnaflow muffler is usually just a straight through design (glass pack) instead of chambered like a flowmaster. And Borla is a lot of hype and WAY WAY over priced. If you don't want it REAL loud get a chambered muffler of any brand and put a resonator (glass pack/cherry bomb) in the middle of everything to give it a nice sound. I make custom mandrel bent exhausts for fun on the side and speak from a lot of experience.
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I don't think those two should be compared side by side. lol

I <3 my Flow 40 SI/DO

Go for the borla if you're looking for performance.

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It depends what Flowmaster you're talking about because most are not as loud as a Magnaflow. A Magnaflow muffler is usually just a straight through design (glass pack) instead of chambered like a flowmaster. And Borla is a lot of hype and WAY WAY over priced. If you don't want it REAL loud get a chambered muffler of any brand and put a resonator (glass pack/cherry bomb) in the middle of everything to give it a nice sound. I make custom mandrel bent exhausts for fun on the side and speak from a lot of experience.
I need a resinator bad! I got some nasty poppin coming out my dual side exit when I let off the throttle.
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My brother put flowmaster on his 2001 chevy silverado and his dodge ram 1500 and I didn't care for them on newer model cars on my 1978 gmc they sound good. I want all out performance is my man goal. Where are soem goods prices on a borla? Also how much more power does a borla system crate more then a magnaflow? Thanks for all the help.
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My brother put flowmaster on his 2001 chevy silverado and his dodge ram 1500 and I didn't care for them on newer model cars on my 1978 gmc they sound good. I want all out performance is my man goal. Where are soem goods prices on a borla? Also how much more power does a borla system crate more then a magnaflow? Thanks for all the help.
Ebay is your friend! Get the part# you're looking for from Borla's site then search for it on ebay motors.
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Ok thanks. So is borla just that much better on horsepower numbers then a magnaflow?
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Borla.. and for the money, the borla is pretty good seeing how they're stainless steel- I got mine for $80 on ebay, brand new.
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Same power different sound. You didnt ask for all out power you said you didnt want a lot of sound. A Borla and Magnaflow will be VERY loud because they are straight through systems. And will both give you more power. Borla will be about 25% more money.
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I was looking to get a complete borla system form the net as most places around here are flowmaster freaks.

Well is the are the same amount of power I will be getting a magnaflow stainless steel setup.
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^ its been the excapt opposite with people here that get the flow 40.... the borla xs is much quieter then the flow 40 by the sound clips ive heard...
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Sound clips never do anything justice IMO. They give you a idea.Do really hear them you have to be next to them.
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Yeah I switched mufflers from my previous Flow 40 series SI/DO to my current Borla ProXS SI/DO and the borla is quieter, but has a less buzzy sound, more "refined" sound if you will.. both setups were dumped too for extreme loudness
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Are there any places I can buy a complete borla system? Because the charge too much down here for them to install it.
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^ its been the excapt opposite with people here that get the flow 40.... the borla xs is much quieter then the flow 40 by the sound clips ive heard...
That is because the Flowmaster 40 series is a the loudest muffer they make lol. All but that are not loud.
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A lot of people have been going with this new company Pypes they have real good prices and great performance, I hear nothing but good things about them. here is there site with your application. (note they even have a side exit option for your truck too):

http://www.pypesexhaust.com/sys-fordtruck.html
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I ordered the magnaflow setup just now with all of my stuff as well. Thanks for the help everyone.
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A lot of people have been going with this new company Pypes they have real good prices and great performance, I hear nothing but good things about them. here is there site with your application. (note they even have a side exit option for your truck too):

http://www.pypesexhaust.com/sys-fordtruck.html
Pypes is an AWESOME company! The Street Pro will be my next muffler(s).....
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I prefer Magnaflow over Borla

thats what I have in my JBA set up
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