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    Thread: Borla cat-back for Beetle Turbo

    1. 05-09-2012 11:41 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 02:15 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 02:28 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 03:04 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 07:28 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 11:45 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 03:21 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 05:06 AM #10
      an idea what the price on these going to be?

    10. 05-23-2012 11:59 AM #11
      I would estimate MSRP <$800.
      Similar layout (different geometry) to our popular mkVI GTI 140347.

      ************************************************** ***

      Some development pics of Borla Cat-back 140485:
      Larger than stock 4" polished SS tips..


      Direct replacement, no cutting or welding. Simple installation.

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      06-20-2012 11:38 AM #12
      Alvin,

      Any updates to this?

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      06-22-2012 10:40 AM #13
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      06-22-2012 11:12 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by plex03 View Post
      Alvin,

      Any updates to this?
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      07-03-2012 08:03 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 04:57 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 11:31 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 07:47 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 02:15 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. 07-14-2012 12:28 AM #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 04:14 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 06:44 PM #22
      Loving mine so far! Got a couple of thousand miles into it now and still sounds great!
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      09-04-2012 06:52 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 10:34 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 12:21 PM #25
      Any update on this products availability
      Current: 2013 Cadillac ATS
      Previous: 2012 Beetle Turbo- APR Stage 2

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      09-05-2012 12:23 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Tvp125 View Post
      Any update on this products availability
      It's available.

      Go to Borla.com, Part# 140485

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      09-05-2012 05:46 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by plex03 View Post
      It's available.

      Go to Borla.com, Part# 140485
      I believe the price is about $730 plus shipping from their Tennessee location.

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      12-31-2012 08:51 AM #28
      Anyone know where I can get this thing on the cheap?

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      12-31-2012 09:43 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by GaryD87 View Post
      Anyone know where I can get this thing on the cheap?
      Other than contacting Borla directly at their facility/warehouse in Tennessee, you would need
      to locate auto retail outlets that are Borla distributors who offer them for sale to the public
      and see if they ever have the one for the TB at sale prices of 10 - 20% off. Note also, that
      the Borla video is of a TB that is a 'stock' car so you are going to realize somewhat louder
      tones if you have a Stage II set-up. The Youtube video of a GLI with the Borla exhaust is a
      Stage II set-up and is more indicative of the sound levels you will have in a Stage II equipped
      TB.

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      01-02-2013 03:46 PM #30
      GaryD87,

      Check your PM's.
      Mods so far: 20% Tint - Carbonio CAI Stage I & II - APR Stage II ECU - APR 3" Down/Mid Pipe - Borla Cat Back Exhaust - Forge DV - Podi Boost Gauge - USP Stainless Brake Lines - USP ESP Switch.

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      01-02-2013 05:23 PM #31
      I'm sitting here with a fistful of dollars waiting for an exhaust for the 2.5...
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      01-02-2013 06:47 PM #32
      Finally, got mine installed today after being away for a couple of weeks.

      Man, this thing sounds sweet.
      Mods so far: 20% Tint - Carbonio CAI Stage I & II - APR Stage II ECU - APR 3" Down/Mid Pipe - Borla Cat Back Exhaust - Forge DV - Podi Boost Gauge - USP Stainless Brake Lines - USP ESP Switch.

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      01-03-2013 11:34 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by eunos94 View Post
      I'm sitting here with a fistful of dollars waiting for an exhaust for the 2.5...
      Welcome to the 2.5 world they are fun motors and sound good with exhaust. Problem is they tend to get looked at as not an enthusiast platform. That being said you will not see to many performance options. Now not to step on borla's toes since we are in there thread. Since you live in Ohio you can contact both Corsa who makes APR's exhaust and AWE with is just over the border in PA. If your lucky you might be able to get in as a test car to mock up a future product. Wish you the best of luck bud and sure I will see you at some local shows.
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      01-20-2013 01:23 AM #34
      Installed my Borla catback on a 2012 Turbo Beetle with a manual six speed last week. For the most part I like it, it's got a nice rumble that resembles the sound I remember hearing from the older air cooled, rear engined Bugs. Exhaust tips a little larger and stick out a little longer than I would prefer, but for me I'd been happy with the stock tips. Definitely feels like a little more power, too.

      Unfortunately however, it's annoying at 75+mph in six gear going down the turnpike or interstate. I guess the rpm's are about 2,500 to 3,000 and when the turbo is open, it just gets a tad too annoying in the back. When I was 16 it would have been just fine, but not twenty years later.

      Set the cruise on a level road and it's not too bad, but put your foot down or go up a hill and have the cruise adjust upward, it's just a tad too loud for my personal preference. Not sure if there is anything further I can do to squelch that, as I fear a long trip would force me to like it less and less. Could I swap the Borla muffler with a slightly quieter version, perhaps?
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      01-20-2013 09:43 AM #35
      Sounds great from the outside and brings back the DSG "farts" that the stock exhaust is missing. But, seem to really resonate in the cabin in the 80 MPH clips...though it's really hard to decipher something like that from a video.

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