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Old 09-17-2005, 07:31 PM   #1
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The Borla single port exhaust header does not fit the 2.2ltr automatic trannied Impreza properly. It is really really tight and one of the holes did not mate up properly. The last hole had to be drilled out out to make it fit. It was not a direct bolt on. That is all!
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Old 09-17-2005, 07:33 PM   #2
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whats funny is when you go to their site, you pick out your car and everything, then it asks what tranny you have, but either one you click gets you the same part #


thanks for the info btw
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Old 09-17-2005, 07:41 PM   #3
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Did you try contacting Borla at all about this? And what generation header is it? That was a problem they had with older generations. My 2 port 2.5 header mated up quite nice.
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Old 09-18-2005, 10:00 PM   #4
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Did you try contacting Borla at all about this? And what generation header is it? That was a problem they had with older generations. My 2 port 2.5 header mated up quite nice.
No I did not. I do not expect them to do anything about it. I'm not really concerned because I wanted the Borla header for dyno testing. Unfortunately, since I work my butt off, I did not have the time to do the drilling myself and so I let the dealership do it. There went my dyno $$$. I just wanted to warn others of this. Forget tight fitting, it should be able to slide on just like my stock header. I just wanted to let those 'home mechanic' wannabes like me know what they are in for when they try to fit it on.

I never tried to slide it on with all the studs in place. One of my studs came out with the nut so I tried to put the stud on 'after' I installed the header and the stud would not screw in. I should've taken the header back off but I had to bang it in place in the first place. Time was little and I wanted it on NOW. I haven't had the time to deal with it since. Part of the problem is that I have 3 other projects going on as well (Both Subaru XT6s and Subaru RX turbo), hence little time.

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Old 09-17-2005, 07:48 PM   #5
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Rallispec installed a single port borla on my 2.2L and did not report any problems
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Old 09-17-2005, 11:35 PM   #6
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Most of the borlas fit a little tight on the head exhaust studs. They don't have any expansion joints. I think that's also why the tend to crack.
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Old 09-18-2005, 03:07 AM   #7
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my borlas sucked i say this evrytime im in a header thread, well they rattled to say the least
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Old 09-18-2005, 10:23 AM   #8
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Most of the borlas fit a little tight on the head exhaust studs. They don't have any expansion joints. I think that's also why the tend to crack.
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Thats why Rallispec puts in a flex-link on borlas
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Old 09-18-2005, 06:04 PM   #9
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Good info man, thanks.
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Old 09-18-2005, 08:35 PM   #10
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Yeah i had to bore mine out. My second set though, the first went straight on.
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Old 09-18-2005, 10:20 PM   #11
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Yeah, I didnt mean try to get Borla to replace it or whatever. I was just sayin maybe they could document it and if enough people complained, maybe something would be done. Or they might be able to say how many other people have seen the same thing.
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