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I want to share my thoughts about these 2 exhaust, as I had both of them on my car over the past 4 months. This car is my daily driver, and I do over 1000 miles a month. I also have the Cobb catted downpipe installed with both exhausts as well.
First up the Borla.
Let me start by saying that if this was a 3" exhaust, I would still have it on my car. You can hear the turbo through the exhaust which is awesome and also it snaps and pops very nicely. It's a little loud when you get on it, but real quiet at cruising speeds. The quality of the exhaust is top notch stainless steel. The 4" tips fill the rear bumper nicely because of the rolled edges. The install for this exhaust was easy. You do have too lift up the rear of the car pretty high to fit the rear pipe over the axel.
Next is the Cobb.
Reason I decided to go with this exhaust was 1 for the 3" diameter pipe to support my big turbo build and also I wanted something a little quieter. Now the Cobb definitely has a deeper tone to it, and a less raspy sounding. The one thing that makes this exhaust a little annoying is the DRONE. The borla has almost no drone while this Cobb is always there, especially on the highway. The quality of this exhaust is also top notch stainless steel and has very nice welds. The install of this exhaust was fairly easy. You do have to take off the cross brace in the center of the car, but it is easy.
Since I had the Cobb 3" downpipe installed, with the 2.5" borla, when taking off the exhaust and gasket you can see a black mark around the gasket where the exhaust gasses were not escaping smoothly. With the Cobb 3" exhaust, I used the 3" gasket. The exhaust gasses can now escape smoothly.
Both of these exhausts are around the same price point. They also come packaged very nicely as well. The Cobb did come with the extra hanger, so you can use the 4th one on your car. I purchased the Cobb hangers and they keep the exhaust from moving around a lot. Definitely worth it as the stock hangers are softer.
If you have any more questions about any of these exhausts, please feel free to ask.
 
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I want to share my thoughts about these 2 exhaust, as I had both of them on my car over the past 4 months. This car is my daily driver, and I do over 1000 miles a month. I also have the Cobb catted downpipe installed with both exhausts as well.
First up the Borla.
Let me start by saying that if this was a 3" exhaust, I would still have it on my car. You can hear the turbo through the exhaust which is awesome and also it snaps and pops very nicely. It's a little loud when you get on it, but real quiet at cruising speeds. The quality of the exhaust is top notch stainless steel. The 4" tips fill the rear bumper nicely because of the rolled edges. The install for this exhaust was easy. You do have too lift up the rear of the car pretty high to fit the rear pipe over the axel.
Next is the Cobb.
Reason I decided to go with this exhaust was 1 for the 3" diameter pipe to support my big turbo build and also I wanted something a little quieter. Now the Cobb definitely has a deeper tone to it, and a less raspy sounding. The one thing that makes this exhaust a little annoying is the DRONE. The borla has almost no drone while this Cobb is always there, especially on the highway. The quality of this exhaust is also top notch stainless steel and has very nice welds. The install of this exhaust was fairly easy. You do have to take off the cross brace in the center of the car, but it is easy.
Since I had the Cobb 3" downpipe installed, with the 2.5" borla, when taking off the exhaust and gasket you can see a black mark around the gasket where the exhaust gasses were not escaping smoothly. With the Cobb 3" exhaust, I used the 3" gasket. The exhaust gasses can now escape smoothly.
Both of these exhausts are around the same price point. They also come packaged very nicely as well. The Cobb did come with the extra hanger, so you can use the 4th one on your car. I purchased the Cobb hangers and they keep the exhaust from moving around a lot. Definitely worth it as the stock hangers are softer.
If you have any more questions about any of these exhausts, please feel free to ask.
I have been looking at both of these CBE. I really liked how the COBB sounds, but I've heard bad things about the drone. Looking into 2.5" systems brings me to Mountune or Borla. The Mountune is just too quiet for my taste at WOT. The reason I want a CBE is for that engine to come alive on hard acceleration, but this is still my daily. It's so hard to really get a feel for all of these exhausts without experiencing it yourself.

With the issue of the exhaust gasses not escaping smoothly, do you think it's a fitment issue of the two brands together, or just one or the other?
 

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I want to share my thoughts about these 2 exhaust, as I had both of them on my car over the past 4 months. This car is my daily driver, and I do over 1000 miles a month. I also have the Cobb catted downpipe installed with both exhausts as well.
First up the Borla.
Let me start by saying that if this was a 3" exhaust, I would still have it on my car. You can hear the turbo through the exhaust which is awesome and also it snaps and pops very nicely. It's a little loud when you get on it, but real quiet at cruising speeds. The quality of the exhaust is top notch stainless steel. The 4" tips fill the rear bumper nicely because of the rolled edges. The install for this exhaust was easy. You do have too lift up the rear of the car pretty high to fit the rear pipe over the axel.
Next is the Cobb.
Reason I decided to go with this exhaust was 1 for the 3" diameter pipe to support my big turbo build and also I wanted something a little quieter. Now the Cobb definitely has a deeper tone to it, and a less raspy sounding. The one thing that makes this exhaust a little annoying is the DRONE. The borla has almost no drone while this Cobb is always there, especially on the highway. The quality of this exhaust is also top notch stainless steel and has very nice welds. The install of this exhaust was fairly easy. You do have to take off the cross brace in the center of the car, but it is easy.
Since I had the Cobb 3" downpipe installed, with the 2.5" borla, when taking off the exhaust and gasket you can see a black mark around the gasket where the exhaust gasses were not escaping smoothly. With the Cobb 3" exhaust, I used the 3" gasket. The exhaust gasses can now escape smoothly.
Both of these exhausts are around the same price point. They also come packaged very nicely as well. The Cobb did come with the extra hanger, so you can use the 4th one on your car. I purchased the Cobb hangers and they keep the exhaust from moving around a lot. Definitely worth it as the stock hangers are softer.
If you have any more questions about any of these exhausts, please feel free to ask.
Oh, and have you deleted your sound symposer? I know this will quiet down the interior noise a bit...
 

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I want to share my thoughts about these 2 exhaust, as I had both of them on my car over the past 4 months. This car is my daily driver, and I do over 1000 miles a month. I also have the Cobb catted downpipe installed with both exhausts as well.
First up the Borla.
Let me start by saying that if this was a 3" exhaust, I would still have it on my car. You can hear the turbo through the exhaust which is awesome and also it snaps and pops very nicely. It's a little loud when you get on it, but real quiet at cruising speeds. The quality of the exhaust is top notch stainless steel. The 4" tips fill the rear bumper nicely because of the rolled edges. The install for this exhaust was easy. You do have too lift up the rear of the car pretty high to fit the rear pipe over the axel.
Next is the Cobb.
Reason I decided to go with this exhaust was 1 for the 3" diameter pipe to support my big turbo build and also I wanted something a little quieter. Now the Cobb definitely has a deeper tone to it, and a less raspy sounding. The one thing that makes this exhaust a little annoying is the DRONE. The borla has almost no drone while this Cobb is always there, especially on the highway. The quality of this exhaust is also top notch stainless steel and has very nice welds. The install of this exhaust was fairly easy. You do have to take off the cross brace in the center of the car, but it is easy.
Since I had the Cobb 3" downpipe installed, with the 2.5" borla, when taking off the exhaust and gasket you can see a black mark around the gasket where the exhaust gasses were not escaping smoothly. With the Cobb 3" exhaust, I used the 3" gasket. The exhaust gasses can now escape smoothly.
Both of these exhausts are around the same price point. They also come packaged very nicely as well. The Cobb did come with the extra hanger, so you can use the 4th one on your car. I purchased the Cobb hangers and they keep the exhaust from moving around a lot. Definitely worth it as the stock hangers are softer.
If you have any more questions about any of these exhausts, please feel free to ask.
I have been looking at both of these CBE. I really liked how the COBB sounds, but I've heard bad things about the drone. Looking into 2.5" systems brings me to Mountune or Borla. The Mountune is just too quiet for my taste at WOT. The reason I want a CBE is for that engine to come alive on hard acceleration, but this is still my daily. It's so hard to really get a feel for all of these exhausts without experiencing it yourself.
I had a lot of the same thoughts, questions and plans as you guys it sounds like. I was back and forth between these two......I ended up going Milltek all the positive things about the Borla in 3" set up with no drone. I have the depo catted downpipe. Op this is a great comparison thank you for putting this up!
 

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I want to share my thoughts about these 2 exhaust, as I had both of them on my car over the past 4 months. This car is my daily driver, and I do over 1000 miles a month. I also have the Cobb catted downpipe installed with both exhausts as well.
First up the Borla.
Let me start by saying that if this was a 3" exhaust, I would still have it on my car. You can hear the turbo through the exhaust which is awesome and also it snaps and pops very nicely. It's a little loud when you get on it, but real quiet at cruising speeds. The quality of the exhaust is top notch stainless steel. The 4" tips fill the rear bumper nicely because of the rolled edges. The install for this exhaust was easy. You do have too lift up the rear of the car pretty high to fit the rear pipe over the axel.
Next is the Cobb.
Reason I decided to go with this exhaust was 1 for the 3" diameter pipe to support my big turbo build and also I wanted something a little quieter. Now the Cobb definitely has a deeper tone to it, and a less raspy sounding. The one thing that makes this exhaust a little annoying is the DRONE. The borla has almost no drone while this Cobb is always there, especially on the highway. The quality of this exhaust is also top notch stainless steel and has very nice welds. The install of this exhaust was fairly easy. You do have to take off the cross brace in the center of the car, but it is easy.
Since I had the Cobb 3" downpipe installed, with the 2.5" borla, when taking off the exhaust and gasket you can see a black mark around the gasket where the exhaust gasses were not escaping smoothly. With the Cobb 3" exhaust, I used the 3" gasket. The exhaust gasses can now escape smoothly.
Both of these exhausts are around the same price point. They also come packaged very nicely as well. The Cobb did come with the extra hanger, so you can use the 4th one on your car. I purchased the Cobb hangers and they keep the exhaust from moving around a lot. Definitely worth it as the stock hangers are softer.
If you have any more questions about any of these exhausts, please feel free to ask.
Borla has a 3” into a 2.5“ I thought which is the same as the Cobb can you explain this further
 
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