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Muffler Poll -- Borla/Magnaflow

These are the two mufflers I have decided on. I only need one. That's where the problem lies.

Borla 40658

Magnaflow 14225

I like the sound of the Borla, as I "think" thats what I had on my old Splash. My Dad had a Magnaflow on the Dakota, and it was nice -- but I really didn't care for it. It also had some resonators and duals out the back, wheras I am running mine single piped out the side.

I need some help.

I think I'd be happy with either, but you guys pick for me.

Myself personally, I am leaning toward the Borla.

I am also getting a Magnaflow direct-fit cat with some JBA headers...
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dual exaust with one of each! stand on one side and you hear the borla, and the other is magnaflow.
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Whichever is cheapeast
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David, I'd do that if I was wanting to run duals, lol.

Aaron, I used to shop like that, but if I am gonna pay like, $700 for headers, I'll get a good muffler, don't care about the price.

Sean, why the Borla?
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If you want reasons why people choose what exaust they think would work best for you, make it like an English class essay question...

"If you were putting an exaust system on a 4.0 Litre 1995 Ford Ranger Splash, were about to install a Magnaflow direct-fit cat with some JBA headers, and had to choose between a Borla exaust and a Magnaflow exaust, which would you choose. Explain."

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David, I'd do that if I was wanting to run duals, lol.

Aaron, I used to shop like that, but if I am gonna pay like, $700 for headers, I'll get a good muffler, don't care about the price.

Sean, why the Borla?

Sorry, didn't realize you were getting headers too! If so, buy whatevers better. I don't have a valid opinion. I thought you were jus tryin to get an expensive system, and i was thinkin "why waste your money on very little gain" But hell yah to headers.



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I loved my Borla... it sounded SO good!
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If you want reasons why people choose what exaust they think would work best for you, make it like an English class essay question...

"If you were putting an exaust system on a 4.0 Litre 1995 Ford Ranger Splash, and had to choose between a Borla exaust and a Magnaflow exaust, and were about to install a Magnaflow direct-fit cat with some JBA headers, which would you choose. Explain."

ooh ooh i take english!!

A borla exhaust would be the best choice because of it's lower price, reported higher dyno gains, and ability to get the driver laid. <--- thesis

supporting paragraph 1:
The borla for a ____ ranger costs 375 dollars on average while the Magnaflow requires you to put your arm and leg as a deposit. While the monetary value of an arm and leg is less, the reattachment is not yet feasible, so paying the price for borla muffler makes it worth it. Also, for dual Magnaflow you have to give your arm, a leg, and the "other appendage".

supporting paragraph 2:
While the magnaflow offers gains of 10 horsepower and 15 torque on the dyno, studies show borla will gain you 15 WRHP and 20 foot lbs of torque. Also magnaflow mufflers are made out of aluminum foil, which tends to wear out, and you lose the gains over time.

supporting paragraph 3: I got laid in a truck with a borla exhaust once. I'm thirsty, i want some beer.

In conclusion, this short essay can be summed up as "borla gets the ladies" so you know what to do!

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I dont think you have to hear my opinion, im quite biased. And i had a few different variations of exhaust.
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I'm surprised your not running a dual setup.
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ooh ooh i take english!!

A borla exhaust would be the best choice because of it's lower price, reported higher dyno gains, and ability to get the driver laid. <--- thesis

supporting paragraph 1:
The borla for a ____ ranger costs 375 dollars on average while the Magnaflow requires you to put your arm and leg as a deposit. While the monetary value of an arm and leg is less, the reattachment is not yet feasible, so paying the price for borla muffler makes it worth it. Also, for dual Magnaflow you have to give your arm, a leg, and the "other appendage".

supporting paragraph 2:
While the magnaflow offers gains of 10 horsepower and 15 torque on the dyno, studies show borla will gain you 15 WRHP and 20 foot lbs of torque. Also magnaflow mufflers are made out of aluminum foil, which tends to wear out, and you lose the gains over time.

supporting paragraph 3: I got laid in a truck with a borla exhaust once. I'm thirsty, i want some beer.

In conclusion, this short essay can be summed up as "borla gets the ladies" so you know what to do!

Aaron
LOL.

I had not actually laughed out loud when I say "lol" until now!
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from what i have herd Borla sounds as good as a Flow(i still wont believe that) and gets the performance of the magnaflow. I have herd the mag on quite a few trucks and i am definitely NOT impressed(sound), but of course thats IMO.
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I have herd the mag on quite a few trucks and i am definitely NOT impressed(sound).
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I just but a Magnflow cat-back on my truck and I love the sound of the magnflow it is all stainless steel and got a great deal on it 344 to my door
and fit great too.
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Definatly borla for the best of both worlds... sound and performance.

i would look into the ProXs Borla too...

Ive had all three, Flowmaster, Borla and Magnaflow... and by far i am much happier with the borla.
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I think you all know what im going to say...


Looks like you picked out the right muffler, center/offset like i have........Now if you want it to sound better, get some huge *** exhaust tips....Biggest ones you can find....

I have 22 x 3.5 and am searching for larger ones...


BTW- your defenitly going to wake the 4.0 up with a headers and a new full exhaust system....
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I am running a custom setup, no cat-back system for me. It's gonna be all my idea. I think I am leaning toward the Borla, but what is the Pro-XS model? The site doesn't say a thing, but seems like it's a cheaper/value muffler compaired to the regular?
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what site are you on... the pro-xs is just another model... like the turbo and the xl. i have the xl, mark, leo and kyle all have(had) the pro-xs.

pro-xs is shorter... which makes it less $$ and it will be louder.
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Out of the two you have there I say Borla for sure.
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Borla. Never have really heard a good V-6 with a magnaflow in person though. All I can put in is that I've heard a grand prix with a borla and it sounded goooooood. And two import vehicles (toyota land cruiser) and one old toyota truck have magnaflows at my school. Both sound sorta bleh.
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You can get the Magnaflow in stainless steel for like $100 IIRC (muffler only). I got my aluminized steel single/dual for like $60 on eBay (new). Sounds mighty nice if you ask me. I've gotten several compliments from mechanics at local shops.
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Look at ebay for the muffler, i got mine new still in the factory box for like 100 bucks shipped to my house....

And they are T-304 stainless...(every muffler borla is)
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I think I'mma g with the Borla, and as long as I can get away with.
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