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#3444209 - 08/02/14 09:41 PM New Borla exhaust for the Track Pack
bdcardinal Offline


Registered: 06/03/05
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Loc: Santa Barbara, CA
I finally got around to ordering an exhaust for the '14, and ordered a Borla ATAK cat-back from Amazon. Their price was literally the cheapest by a few hundred dollars. Everything was awesome until Box 1 of 2 was thrown out the back of a UPS truck in front of my house and one of the Over-the-Axle pipes was damaged and Box 2 of 2 was MIA. Box 2 of 2 arrived today and Amazon is searching for a known good Box 1 of 2 to ship with better packaging. I am debating polishing the rest of the muffler besides the tips before installing them.

Here is the damaged pipe, for as much as the thing cost, I am not about to have it fixed and hope it seals.

The tips are almost comically large, but should look awesome on the car.



I chose the ATAKs because they are the loudest "legal" muffler Borla offers for the new Mustangs. Plus the company is headquartered locally and the quality of the product is second to none.
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#3444213 - 08/02/14 09:46 PM Re: New Borla exhaust for the Track Pack [Re: bdcardinal]
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No offense but loudest isn't always best. About 6 years ago a friend of mine got several tickets for his exhaust. Ultimately "legal" comes down to the cop that might pull you over.
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#3444220 - 08/02/14 09:53 PM Re: New Borla exhaust for the Track Pack [Re: bdcardinal]
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The ATAKs have the raspiness of the Stinger, but at a higher volume. I just couldn't live with a Flowmaster dump-truck special exhaust.

My 98 Mustang GT had a Bassani off-road X pipe and weld-in Spintechs. I haven;t had the car for almost 7 years and I still have neighbors saying they missed the Trans Am sound in the neighborhood.
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#3444262 - 08/02/14 10:24 PM Re: New Borla exhaust for the Track Pack [Re: bdcardinal]
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Had stingers. Loved em. These sound amazing though. Wish I had another stang.
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#3444272 - 08/02/14 10:37 PM Re: New Borla exhaust for the Track Pack [Re: bdcardinal]
JustinH Offline


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Loc: Texas
Had a thunderbird with a supercharged 4.6L and a custom bassani 4'' single exit exhaust.

Thing was too loud for me, my ears would ring if I took the thing on the highway for a long drive.

What you have there looks like a very nice product, I have always liked Borla stuff. It will not be too loud at all.
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#3444275 - 08/02/14 10:40 PM Re: New Borla exhaust for the Track Pack [Re: bdcardinal]
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On my LX 5.0 I had Mac headers, off-road H pipe and 2 chamber Flowmaster mufflers. Never had any problems with cops.

Long tube headers on Vette with Borla mufflers and also no problems.

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#3444570 - 08/03/14 09:39 AM Re: New Borla exhaust for the Track Pack [Re: bdcardinal]
CHARLIEBRONSON21 Offline


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Open headers!
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#3444758 - 08/03/14 01:55 PM Re: New Borla exhaust for the Track Pack [Re: CHARLIEBRONSON21]
bdcardinal Offline


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Originally Posted By: CHARLIEBRONSON21
Open headers!


Haha, I ran the 98 on open headers when I put the X-pipe on just to see what it sounded like, I cleared out the shop and really angered a couple customers. That was when I worked at Sears and did not care about working there anymore.

You tend to lose power on a car running open headers. I am considering getting the cat delete pipes for when I take the car to Buttonwillow.

I have a nice-ish exhaust for my 95 when I build the engine, BBK equal length ceramic coated shorty headers, off-road X pipe and Magnaflow catback.
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#3444898 - 08/03/14 05:08 PM Re: New Borla exhaust for the Track Pack [Re: bdcardinal]
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Nice exhaust choice.

I'd guess that it's easily fixed by a muffler shop. Problem is, that costs you money. It may even be possible to cut off an inch and get back to straight metal. Without any risk of leak.
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#3444949 - 08/03/14 06:15 PM Re: New Borla exhaust for the Track Pack [Re: Cujet]
bdcardinal Offline


Registered: 06/03/05
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Originally Posted By: Cujet
Nice exhaust choice.

I'd guess that it's easily fixed by a muffler shop. Problem is, that costs you money. It may even be possible to cut off an inch and get back to straight metal. Without any risk of leak.


Amazon is working to find undamaged stock. Kind of sucks because they were going to install it at my work tomorrow when I get a new manual gearbox put in under warranty.
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#3444956 - 08/03/14 06:20 PM Re: New Borla exhaust for the Track Pack [Re: bdcardinal]
dailydriver Offline


Registered: 03/14/06
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Yes, they DO make some great products.

I sometimes regret not just getting the lower cost, non-adjustable, but still all 304 stainless Borla dual outlet system for my car, and just cutting off the straight out the back tips, and stainless welding on some Gibson 304 turndowns (I CANNOT STAND the look of straight out the back exhaust tips on 4th gen Camaros). (Instead of the maybe too large, Mufflex 3.5", 304 system with a single turndown which is on the car.)

That system will make the already GREAT sounding Coyote sing like the proverbial canary when wound out! thumbsup cool drive
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#3445097 - 08/03/14 09:04 PM Re: New Borla exhaust for the Track Pack [Re: CHARLIEBRONSON21]
hattaresguy Offline


Registered: 06/01/11
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Loc: CT
Originally Posted By: CHARLIEBRONSON21
Open headers!


Like on a race car.

Borla seems to make nice products, you can order a Borla exhaust on the new GM trucks right from the factory. I'll probably get one when I get my truck.

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#3445156 - 08/03/14 09:53 PM Re: New Borla exhaust for the Track Pack [Re: bdcardinal]
The_Eric Offline


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Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
Originally Posted By: Cujet
Nice exhaust choice.

I'd guess that it's easily fixed by a muffler shop. Problem is, that costs you money. It may even be possible to cut off an inch and get back to straight metal. Without any risk of leak.


Amazon is working to find undamaged stock. Kind of sucks because they were going to install it at my work tomorrow when I get a new manual gearbox put in under warranty.


Warrantied gear box? I don't remember seeing you posting about that before. Do you mind saying what happened, or linking to the post that explains if you had already posted on it?

Back on topic, it's good to hear that Amazon is stepping up to the plate and taking care of you! Yet another example of their great service.
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#3445165 - 08/03/14 10:05 PM Re: New Borla exhaust for the Track Pack [Re: LT4 Vette]
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: LT4 Vette
On my LX 5.0 I had Mac headers, off-road H pipe and 2 chamber Flowmaster mufflers. Never had any problems with cops.

Long tube headers on Vette with Borla mufflers and also no problems.


That's the exact same setup I had, LOL! thumbsup Sounded awesome.
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#3445181 - 08/03/14 10:18 PM Re: New Borla exhaust for the Track Pack [Re: The_Eric]
bdcardinal Offline


Registered: 06/03/05
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Originally Posted By: The_Eric
Warrantied gear box? I don't remember seeing you posting about that before. Do you mind saying what happened, or linking to the post that explains if you had already posted on it?

Back on topic, it's good to hear that Amazon is stepping up to the plate and taking care of you! Yet another example of their great service.




Ford has been having quality issues with the MT-82, I blame it on the country of origin of the assembly. A Tremec TR-6060 like the GT-500, Camaro, and Challenger had would make too much sense in an American pony car.

It did not like going into 3rd at WOT. Real sketchy going to put it in 3rd going 70 on an on-ramp and hitting what felt like a wall even with the clutch pedal all the way down. It also was not fond of going into 1st at a stop, and it wasn't a fan of going into 2nd when cruising. I changed the fluid to the Amsoil syncromesh thinking that might help, but no dice. I will put a MGW shifter on it at some point. Also I figure while the trans is out, I can convince my tech to put at least the front drive-shaft loop in.
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