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Old 02-16-2001, 09:28 PM   #1
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Post Stromung vs. Borla

Yes, I did a search on this, but I still have some questions.

I've heard plenty of stuff about the Stromung, and I love the sound. For the price, though, I think I'd be happier with the Borla cat-back exhaust from SPO. My questions are three: 1. What is the size of the exhaust tip? 2. Has anyone had emissions inspections problems with this? 3. How do you like the sound.

I know this is a relatively repetitive topic, but I just fell into some money and haven't really been paying attention before. Thanks if you have any info.
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Old 02-17-2001, 06:12 AM   #2
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1) the tip ain't too big
2) it won't hurt emissions at all
3) sound...I'll tell ya when it gets here. I just bought one from another owner. It's in the mail.
If you want, I can send you some images of the one I'm buying that are off the car if it would help. I'm sure it won't make the sound of the Stromung, but I'm hoping it makes a little more noise than stock.
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Old 02-17-2001, 07:29 AM   #3
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That would be great if you had some pics. I don't want to end up with an exhaust tip I can stick my head into.
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Old 02-17-2001, 11:04 AM   #4
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You guys have pics of the single tip Stromung? and the sound too?? does it sound louder than the dual tips?
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Old 02-17-2001, 01:07 PM   #5
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I really like my Magnaflow system how come you hadn't considered that one?
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Old 02-17-2001, 06:56 PM   #6
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I haven't considered the Magnaflow because I haven't run across any vendors who have and I haven't heard of anyone with accolades for it before you. Care to share any info?
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Old 02-17-2001, 09:20 PM   #7
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I have the Borla setup.

Tip is giant. 4", rolled, "Phantom"-meaning that the chrome covering hides the real 3.5" tip. In reality, the tip looks much better on the car than I thought-very similar to the Brospeed SPT exhaust.

No emissions problems with a catback/header deal. Borla guarantees it.

Sound is nice. It's like a cross between a small block Chevy and the traditional whirring, clicking H4.

What I like most about it is that unlike many catback systems, the Borla headers/catback make the car sound just like a sports car. It's not deafeningly loud, it doesn't backfire much, and it won't set off car alarms. It just makes your car sound like a force to be reckoned with without drawing more attention to yourself.

I kinda like that.
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Old 02-17-2001, 11:46 PM   #8
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the borla is the best sounding muffler i have heard so far and the headers make it sound even better. an added bonus is that i could feel an actual change with the headers in power, not so much with the exhaust.
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