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Old 11-06-2001, 01:35 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Borla Header (Cracking)

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This really sucks. My first header from Borla was the 2nd generation which i had for 4 months and it cracked to the collector pipe weld on the driver side. Borla was great and replaced it for free. The new one was the same 2nd generation design and lasted 10 months, partly because my car was appart for 8 weeks. I called Boral last night and they are replacing it again with a 3rd generation, which is just missing the square piece of metal the connects two of the pipes on the drivers side for support. This was a falty design, because the pipes were heating up at unevenly and stressing the metal out. I noticed this when my idel was bouncing low and it started to sound like a dragster.

SO, heads up to everyone who has the Borla header more problems are probely ahead.

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Old 11-06-2001, 04:30 PM   #2
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Yup, my headers cracked along that weld. Borla is paying for it to be fixed, though. Any more problems and I'll return it..
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Old 11-06-2001, 05:38 PM   #3
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had the same issue but i sent mine back.
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Old 11-06-2001, 06:32 PM   #4
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I'd say get your money back, and buy the Bruellen, that have a high flow cat, and proven performance.
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Old 11-06-2001, 09:23 PM   #5
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"Eric" aka Special K Kriemelmeyer had his car dynoed with fantastic results using the Borla headers. At the time, he had the headers, Rallispec cat-back, Pipercross intake, Pulley, and SAFC. No high-flow cat in there.

He tuned the SAFC for an hour at Altered Atmosphere and pulled off a 185 horsepower run. That may not be impressive but that same run measured 205 lb-ft! The restriction of the stock cats may or may not have been responsible for the low horsepower number.

I found his post about it though the picture links are now dead: http://www.i-club.com/forums/showthr...threadid=24754 . His results definitely gave me confidence in what the Borlas are capable of.

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Old 11-07-2001, 07:50 AM   #6
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Remember that high flow cats are NOT STS/STR legal. Thats why I didn't opt for Brullen or MRT or the other company (can't remember name).
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