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    Thread: Borla cat-back for Beetle Turbo

    1. 05-09-2012 10:41 AM #1
      This is Alvin from Borla Performance Industries in California. We have a 2012 Beetle Turbo and have started R&D for a cat-back exhaust.

      I'm asking you owners for your input in sound level and design as we begin this project. Some of you may have experienced our cat-back product for the mk6 GTI. We've had positive feedback on our GTI product and are pursuing this direction in our efforts. Any feedback is welcome. Thanks in advance for your interest in Borla for your Beetle turbo!

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      05-09-2012 01:15 PM #3
      Good news to hear, Alvin.

      The race is on between you and APR then.

      I LOVE the 3" down/midpipe I have but it going from a 3" back into the stock exhaust bothers me.

      APR is saying probably 6 months before they have their RSC catback ready.

    4. 05-10-2012 01:28 AM #4
      "...there has to be a balanced design to enhance the maximum engine output, exhaust gas velocity, and sound. If the diameter of the tubing is too large, the exhaust gas velocity will be reduced and rob the exhaust of thermal efficiency."
      http://borla.com/faqs/#7

      I'll post R&D video soon and I estimate 4-5 weeks for website release inital pilot build. Thanks for your interest in Borla!

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      05-16-2012 02:04 AM #5
      Love my Borla on my R32. The stock exhaust on the turbo Beetle already sounds decent...I'm sure if anyone can unlock the best sound out of the 2.0t, it's Borla.


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      05-22-2012 06:28 PM #7
      *DROOL* Must have this now...I wonder what it'd sound like in addition to my APR intake and deleted resonator.

      And dang, it looks like that's a brand new Beetle that hasn't even reached PDI yet with all the plastic wrappers on the door, SW, radio etc, haha.

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      05-22-2012 10:45 PM #8
      Possibly next week they will have some ready, actual manufacture of system will be in Tennesee.








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    8. 05-23-2012 02:21 AM #9
      We will have (5)-140485 systems available next week made @ R&D facility in CA. Please check our website for offical product release next week. Full production build estimate is 6-8 weeks @ Borla manufacturing in Tennessee.
      These systems carry our limited million-mile-warranty. Thanks.

    9. 05-23-2012 04:06 AM #10
      an idea what the price on these going to be?

    10. 05-23-2012 10:59 AM #11
      I would estimate MSRP

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      06-20-2012 10:38 AM #12
      Alvin,

      Any updates to this?

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      06-22-2012 09:40 AM #13
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      06-22-2012 10:12 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by plex03 View Post
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      07-03-2012 07:03 PM #15
      Super special pricing available NOW for Borla's Turbo Beetle Cat Back Exhaust !
      Spoke to Alvin at Borla, Ca. and ordered one of the 5 limited-run pilot units they
      have @ $597.39 plus shipping from Ca.. Once these 5 units are gone, you will have
      to order the main production from their Tennessee facility and their site shows the
      unit (Part # 140485) at an available price of $735.67. You can reach Alvin Tolosa
      at the following email address - alvint@borla.com

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      07-06-2012 03:57 PM #16
      Borla (Ca.) shipped out my Cat Back Exhaust today via FedEx Ground. 'Coast to Coast'
      ship charge is about $50. Should have it next week.

    16. 07-06-2012 10:31 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by ridgemanron View Post
      Borla (Ca.) shipped out my Cat Back Exhaust today via FedEx Ground. 'Coast to Coast'
      ship charge is about $50. Should have it next week.
      I e-mailed him and also called but haven't got an answer yet.

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      07-07-2012 06:47 AM #18
      Lol, I knew this thing didn't have 200hp at the wheels. The borla system sound shockingly good as I didnt think this thing had a chance at sounding clean ya know.

      I like it, great work

    18. 07-09-2012 01:15 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by TechnoBlue01 View Post
      I e-mailed him and also called but haven't got an answer yet.
      Replied to all email inquires... Most of the pilot build systems shipped Friday.

    19. 07-13-2012 11:28 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by alvint@borla View Post
      Replied to all email inquires... Most of the pilot build systems shipped Friday.
      I wanted to thank those who purchased their Borla exhaust. We look forward to your feedback!

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      09-04-2012 03:14 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by alvint@borla View Post
      I wanted to thank those who purchased their Borla exhaust. We look forward to your feedback!
      What size pipe did you use on this exhaust I see that you used 4 in tips, but what is the diameter of the rest of the exhaust.

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      09-04-2012 05:52 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by LEBlackRob View Post
      What size pipe did you use on this exhaust I see that you used 4 in tips, but what is the diameter of the rest of the exhaust.
      They will fit the OEM exhaust, which I believe is 2-1/2 inches in diameter. When I purchased the
      3 inch downpipe from APR I was given an adpter from them that allowed me to fit perfectly into
      the Borla connection point.

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      09-05-2012 09:34 AM #24
      Yea this is one of the options that I am weighing for the car. I personally plan to down pipe and tune it first then add a couple more goodies as I go along.

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      09-05-2012 11:21 AM #25
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