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Magnaflow vs. Borla

The question is: Is a Borla muffler so much better than Magnaflow to justify the $40 more?

I have done my re(search). Lots of it. I have read countless muffler wars threads. I know gains from an exhaust setup are minimal, but gain is gain, and I believe the best gains come from straight through mufflers like Magnaflow or Borla. I have had a Flowmaster 40. The sound was nice at first, but the drone was killer. I must be too old...

I am not too concerned with sound, but i don't want it to sound like a ricer, or be obnoxiously loud.

Although there is a concensus on straight through mufflers, I could never find a clear answer: Magnaflow or Borla.

For a Borla, I was thinking a single in/single out 2.5" Pro Xs

For a Magnaflow, single in/single out , but there are so many it makes my head spin.

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I didn't real notice anything different in performance from when I had my glasspacks. I switched too, mainly because of how loud there were, I felt as if I were getting old. My Borla Pro X/S is a SI/DO. It's not to loud, but can still be heard and it not annoing when you are on the highway. I love mine.
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I have been Flowmasterless since October, rockin' stock since. After 3 months of barely hearing my truck, I'm not sure I could handle the noise.
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I really like the way a Borla sounds on a Ranger. Zabeard's setup sounds sick too, and it's Magnaflow.

I vote Borla though. While you're at it buy me one too. lol
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I see you are in Ellijay. If you want to meet up one day and listen to mine your more than welcome to. Like I said, my Borla isn't very loud at all. When I switched I wanted something quite.
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I didnt really notice a difference between them . . . other than sound. . . i opted to go with Magnaflow tho . . . its the same thing IMO
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I didnt really notice a difference between them . . . other than sound. . . i opted to go with Magnaflow tho . . . its the same thing IMO
sound as in loudness, or as in tone?
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I see you are in Ellijay. If you want to meet up one day and listen to mine your more than welcome to. Like I said, my Borla isn't very loud at all. When I switched I wanted something quite.
Yea man, we might meet up sometime.

These numbers may mean nothing to 4.0 (tested on a 5.0 Mustang if I'm not mistaken) but they may be relevant nonetheless. The Borla XS shows the best gains in the lower RPMs which would improve overall driveability. The flowtech warlock did well too, but im not digging that design. Seems like it would be just like straight pipes when "opened".


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I didnt see any difference performance wise between them the only difference i heard was from the tone and loudness . . . but i have a single inlet dual outlet magnaflow and the borla i tried out was a single/single
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I have pretty much decided on the Center/Center SI/SO Borla Pro Xs. Being SI/SO, would the stock piping be alright or should I have the shop do the pipes muffler back?
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