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    Thread: Borla ATAK Dual-Pipe Cat-Back w/ X-Pipe for TT-RS

    1. 07-12-2012 02:57 AM #1
      This is Alvin from Borla Performance Industries in Oxnard, California. Borla R&D is proud to share this exciting new product with the VWVortex community. After multiple prototype builds, sound evaluations, and performance testing, this bolt-on TT-RS exhaust is truly unique in the market.

      Borla incorporates a dual-pipe system with Borla X-Pipe and TT-RS specific mufflers using patented Borla ATAK Technology. The Borla X-Pipe combined with our ATAK technology enabled Borla R&D to enhance the engine frequencies for a richer, higher-pitched exotic exhaust note. There is no annoying cabin resonace while cruising in the city or on the highway.

      Please check our website for the official release and technical information of this exciting product.

      Enjoy the video and thanks again for your interest in Borla!



      Direct-Fit Exhaust Diffuser (Optional)

      For those looking for a subtle appearance upgrade + functionality, here's a sneek peek at Borla R&D and the optional Direct-Fit Exhaust Diffuser.

      From the beginning of Borla R&D for the TT-RS, there was a plan to integrate our Direct-Fit Exhaust Diffuser to enhance the look of your ride and reduce turbulence at the rear mufflers. This unique industry-first option will enhance the look of your TT-RS without modification or contact to any factory body panels. This Direct-Fit Exhaust Diffuser is thermal tested for adequate ventilation while in slow-moving traffic and high-speed track-tested for mechanical vibration, whistling. or unwanted cabin resonances. Sufficient ground clearance design is achieved by strategically positioning mufflers higher with symmetry along the vehicle centerline using 2.50" dual-pipe layout.

      Designed specifically for the 140473 cat-back exhaust. This lightweight aluminum component is hard-anodized and the finish can can be customized by the owner to suit individual tastes. The Direct-Fit Exhaust Diffuser kit will include necessary hardware for installation. For service access or product maintenence, it is easily removable.

      More details soon to follow... Preview
      Last edited by alvint@borla; 08-01-2012 at 05:54 AM.

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      07-12-2012 07:20 AM #2
      BEST sound I have heard from the TTRS... I will be in Arizona in September (military move).... I WANT ONE!


      Cost and other info needed please.


      Is there by chance a muffler less straight pipe option coming? Cat Back or Turbo back? Please inform, I want this Audi-O orgasm when I drive my car!
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      07-12-2012 10:59 AM #3
      Sounds good!

      Looks like the dual tone flapper valve is not used on this system.

      I'll take one. PM me details and contact info.

      Always been a Borla fan.

      Gordon

    4. 07-12-2012 11:35 AM #4
      Sounds very good and seems to maintain the characteristic higher frequency tones of the 5-cylinder which is very nice

      Does this come with a secondary cat delete option? The images in the video are cut off right at that junction but from the color of the pipes it appears that the cats are still installed. Have you run the system without those? Any sound clips?

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      07-12-2012 11:50 AM #5
      Sounds good without being obnoxiously loud. Since it's not on your website yet, how's about giving us a price and any options? Thanks.
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      07-12-2012 11:58 AM #6
      STILL NEED INFO PLEASE.... dont be such a tease!




      P.S. I love the fact they kept out those ****ty valves, what a joke that crap is.
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      07-12-2012 07:16 PM #7
      Just following along...would also like to see pricing, options, and performance statistics. Thank you!

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      07-13-2012 09:48 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by alvint@borla View Post
      ... Please check our website for the official release and technical information of this exciting product. We have a limited number available today at our R&D facility in California.
      I cannot find this on the Borla website - please would you provide the link?

    9. 07-13-2012 10:09 AM #9
      Thanks everyone for your comments and interest. This product has not been released on our website. I will post this information when available.

      I've received multiple inquirys (on the single part available) and I'll give them priority.We plan our next build in TN and these will be available early August. Thanks again for your interest in Borla!
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      07-13-2012 11:20 AM #10
      Thanks for the teaser then....I guess. Just sayin', I dig the sound of this, if it was available as a production item at an acceptable price, I would have ordered it on the spot. Still months away, my limited attention span is already drifting.
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    11. 07-13-2012 11:34 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by mtbscoTT View Post
      Thanks for the teaser then....I guess. Just sayin', I dig the sound of this, if it was available as a production item at an acceptable price, I would have ordered it on the spot. Still months away, my limited attention span is already drifting.
      Months away? August is like 2 weeks away!

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      07-13-2012 12:06 PM #12
      WOW... this sounds absolutely amazing. Best exhaust sound (in a video) I've heard yet!!!

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      07-13-2012 01:53 PM #13
      I'll be impressed if this sucker isn't crazy loud when cruising under any reasonable load (like the highway at 80 mph, or up a slight grade).

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      07-13-2012 01:59 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Marty View Post
      I'll be impressed if this sucker isn't crazy loud when cruising under any reasonable load (like the highway at 80 mph, or up a slight grade).
      Gosh, I hope so..... Stock and sport exhausts suck from what im used to. If I can get this out of a four cylinder, I want to hear some balls on my 5....


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      07-13-2012 02:10 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Dan.S View Post
      Gosh, I hope so..... Stock and sport exhausts suck from what im used to. If I can get this out of a four cylinder, I want to hear some balls on my 5....


      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56ORPfaSlDc&feature=plcp
      I want to hear some balls on my 5 when I goose it, not when I'm commuting on the highway / talking to passengers / on a hands-free phone call / listening to music.

      I like to think that someone can actually optimize the sound to be load dependent... or maybe a better-designed valve?

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      07-13-2012 02:31 PM #16
      Valves are the dumbest things ever to be put into an exhaust system.

      I drive a car of rthe joy of the car, everything else takes a side interest to that...

      The first company to design a 3in no cat, no resonator straight pipe turbo back system has my order. And if not, then when I get back stateside ill build it myself lol.
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      07-13-2012 03:11 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Dan.S View Post
      P.S. I love the fact they kept out those ****ty valves, what a joke that crap is.
      Come on now, don't be hating on my Switchy, it's awesome too! It's great that there are so many options emerging for such a limited production car.

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      07-13-2012 05:05 PM #18
      Its crap. Why pay to have a beautifully note at the press of a button when it's cheaper to leave out the valves and have it All the time? It's a gimmick and nothing more.

      The only place an electronic switch has in an exhaust system is for an electronicly operated cutoff dump opening... Other than that electronics in exhausts are a retarded way to wring money out of customers for absolutely no gain in performance.
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      07-13-2012 05:38 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Dan.S View Post
      Its crap. Why pay to have a beautifully note at the press of a button when it's cheaper to leave out the valves and have it All the time? It's a gimmick and nothing more.

      The only place an electronic switch has in an exhaust system is for an electronicly operated cutoff dump opening... Other than that electronics in exhausts are a retarded way to wring money out of customers for absolutely no gain in performance.
      LOL, thanks for sharing! The performance is documented and very modest over the well designed OEM unit, the functionality...what you refer to as a gimmick... is what is best about it IMO. I like the ability to calm the beast when the occasion warrants it. I also like to let the beast out, what's wrong with having it both ways?
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      07-13-2012 06:16 PM #20
      If thats your thing, that is great for you. But its not for me, nor any other automotive enthusiast I have ever met outside of the Audi brand.

      I am a function over form guy any day, I don't like unneeded restrictions and gadgets to civilize my autos. I like them raw, in your face, and beastly 100% all the time, every time I turn the key. I dont care about quiet, comfort, or if anyone else has a concern about my car.

      I think its even better when you have such a gorgeous car thats sleek as the TTRS and sounds like its ready to tear your heart out and burn it in C16.

      UNCAGE MY BEAST! As nature intended. Raw and Wild.


      That performance gain you talk about is because the valve OPENS UP.... meaning its closed most of the time, so your restricting power, no bueno in my world. But with that comes your tame exhaust note, so you dont mind it I take it. OK, but for us gear heads, its not an option we prefer.

      You know, you can have all the power that you get with the valve opened and still have a tame exhaust note with re-modified resonators/mufflers and you wont have to worry about an electronic valve in your exhaust system that can foul up down the road, or short out, or any number of things. Less complication potential the better.

      Again, just my opinion from my experiences and preferences.
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      07-13-2012 06:37 PM #21
      It's all good, to each his own. BTW, the system is less restrictive than the OEM system in either mode, even in the valve closed position. I have full 415hp/420tq available in either mode. The valve is actuated off boost anyway, so when you hammer it, the valve opens automatically and then closes back down if you're in touring mode. Otherwise, you can override the auto actuation and have it open all the time. The sound is epic and raw, just what you're looking for. I love it with the windows down and hammering backroads but it is a bit much for daily driving and cruising long term for my taste. That is where I appreciate the dual function, best of both worlds for me...and the Mrs!
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      07-13-2012 07:13 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Dan.S View Post
      Valves are the dumbest things ever to be put into an exhaust system.

      I drive a car of rthe joy of the car, everything else takes a side interest to that...

      The first company to design a 3in no cat, no resonator straight pipe turbo back system has my order. And if not, then when I get back stateside ill build it myself lol.
      Really, valves in the exhaust to control sound on-demand are the "dumbest things ever"? If you don't think many people would want this functionality, you're not being intellectually honest.

      I think if you took a survey of the TT-RS owners out there and asked if they would prefer an exhaust that gave you control over exhaust sound to make it loud when you want, and quiet when you want, you'd get an overwhelming response towards having the control.

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      07-13-2012 07:21 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Marty View Post
      Really, valves in the exhaust to control sound on-demand are the "dumbest things ever"? If you don't think many people would want this functionality, you're not being intellectually honest.

      I think if you took a survey of the TT-RS owners out there and asked if they would prefer an exhaust that gave you control over exhaust sound to make it loud when you want, and quiet when you want, you'd get an overwhelming response towards having the control.
      Agreed - having no control is absolutely outdated and archaic! (think Model-T Ford from the previous century)

      Having the option to control something on demand (if and when desired) is what current automotive technology should offer automotive enthusiasts. (think Audi TT-RS circa 2012)

    24. 07-13-2012 08:55 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Dan.S View Post
      Its crap. Why pay to have a beautifully note at the press of a button when it's cheaper to leave out the valves and have it All the time? It's a gimmick and nothing more.

      The only place an electronic switch has in an exhaust system is for an electronicly operated cutoff dump opening... Other than that electronics in exhausts are a retarded way to wring money out of customers for absolutely no gain in performance.
      Wtf do you care about how someone else spends their money. Stfu and do what you like.

    25. 07-13-2012 10:41 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by krenshaw View Post
      WOW... this sounds absolutely amazing. Best exhaust sound (in a video) I've heard yet!!!
      **********************************BORLA UPDATE********************************

      I wanted to update those inquiring about pricing and current availability. We're currently sold-out of this cat-back exhaust and have plans for our next production run in early August at our TN facility (not in CA as previously mentioned) early August. All products are indentical using the same materials and design criteria.

      The MSRP is planned at $1789.99 and this product will be released on our website early next week with a part number 140473. When it's released you can shop our dealers for your best price or buy direct from our website at www. Borla.com.

      For those planning on attending WaterFest next week, a fellow Vortex/TT-RS owner will have the cat-back exhaust installed at this show. Please look for this post later in this thread.

      Thanks again for your interest in Borla!

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