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

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      07-27-2012 12:23 PM #51
      No, no cat delete pipes yet. Those should be coming around the 2nd week of August. It's nice to enjoy 'just' the Borla right now -- but I think with the cat deletes this thing is going to wail at WOT!

      GordonM, you're going to love it! My only complaint is that I'm going to loose $$$ on my Sirius subscription because I may never turn my stereo on again . In all seriousness though, it really does sound that good. And, I know I said it in my previous post, but I really can't get over how much this sounds like the Gallardo I drove.

      Time to go for a drive!

    2. 07-27-2012 02:39 PM #52
      Hopefully it sounds something like this with the cat-delete


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      07-28-2012 11:21 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by krenshaw View Post

      GordonM, you're going to love it! My only complaint is that I'm going to loose $$$ on my Sirius subscription because I may never turn my stereo on again . In all seriousness though, it really does sound that good. And, I know I said it in my previous post, but I really can't get over how much this sounds like the Gallardo I drove.

      Time to go for a drive!
      Glad you love the Borla as much as I do Krenshaw!! It does sound really good, and you're absolutely right it captures that mini v10 sound. I thought I was a little crazy for loving the sound that much, very glad you agree!

      LOL at the part about loosing money on Sirius. When I first got the exhaust I told Alvin at Borla I found a new radio station......its called OFF with the windows down to hear the beautiful 5cyl sound! Thanks Borla!!!!!

      Also....I have to ask.....since you are going with the cat delete pipes, have you thought of just selling those and grabbing the APR downpipe/cat delete setup for use with standard cat back exhaust? I think that will be the ultimate setup, and it's is officially next on my list

      Congrats and enjoy the new system, thanks for the detailed post Krenshaw!!!

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      07-28-2012 02:05 PM #54
      No dount it sounds great when you want to hear it. My question is, is it too loud for when the car is a daily driver when you sometimes don't want to hear it (when you're on a phone call or taking to a passenger on a long trip)?

    5. 07-28-2012 06:52 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by bigstu View Post
      Also....I have to ask.....since you are going with the cat delete pipes, have you thought of just selling those and grabbing the APR downpipe/cat delete setup for use with standard cat back exhaust? I think that will be the ultimate setup, and it's is officially next on my list

      Congrats and enjoy the new system, thanks for the detailed post Krenshaw!!!
      Honestly I thought the first video of the APR system sounded better and I think that was just the catback. Same thing with the Milltek clips, I think the catbacks sounded better. IMO, so far anyway, the downpipes have not improved the sound of the stock system.

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      07-30-2012 01:02 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by Marty View Post
      No dount it sounds great when you want to hear it. My question is, is it too loud for when the car is a daily driver when you sometimes don't want to hear it (when you're on a phone call or taking to a passenger on a long trip)?
      Marty: I think that question can truly only be answer by yourself. I've read that, for some people, the Audi Sport Exhaust was too loud. For me, I flapper modded mine right away and still wanted more volume/sound.

      In my opinion, this system is perfect for a daily driver (which, my TT RS is). I had no issues on a bluetooth phone call and I actually did have the radio on this weekend, with no listening issues.

      I also had my first sample of windows up driving this weekend. Since the weather around here was complete shyte all weekend long, I spent a good amount of time at highway speeds and city driving with the windows up. Again, no drone, and I certainly didn't find it too loud.

      Unfortunately, do to said crappy weather, I wasn't able to capture any vids or sound clips to share with the group this weekend as planned.

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      07-30-2012 01:11 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by bigstu View Post
      Glad you love the Borla as much as I do Krenshaw!! It does sound really good, and you're absolutely right it captures that mini v10 sound. I thought I was a little crazy for loving the sound that much, very glad you agree!

      LOL at the part about loosing money on Sirius. When I first got the exhaust I told Alvin at Borla I found a new radio station......its called OFF with the windows down to hear the beautiful 5cyl sound! Thanks Borla!!!!!

      Also....I have to ask.....since you are going with the cat delete pipes, have you thought of just selling those and grabbing the APR downpipe/cat delete setup for use with standard cat back exhaust? I think that will be the ultimate setup, and it's is officially next on my list

      Congrats and enjoy the new system, thanks for the detailed post Krenshaw!!!
      A big thanks to you, Stu, for working with Borla on this system. If you ever come to the east coast, I'd like to by you a or two!

      I have been thinking about that APR downpipe, but I just don't know. I still think I'm going to get some really good flow from the secondary cat deletes. From a sound standpoint, I like how they added just a bit of *rasp* to the Sports Exhaust and I'm thinking/hoping it'll do the same now w/ the Borla system. Besides, if you're definitely going with the APR setup, maybe I'll just stick with the AWE cat deletes to be different. I mean, we can't have TWO Suzuka RS's, BOTH with identical setups on here can we?!? It would be like some awkward east/west coast stalker thing

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      07-30-2012 01:16 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by Black BeauTTy View Post
      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.
      You know I love your Switchy but I have to tell you right now the Borla would be in the running if not for that damn private school tuition keeping momma from upgrading

      BTW- met with another local expecting delivery in about 2 weeks - he's dying to see/hear yours. PM'ing you with his info. And when you putting together that next GTG.

    9. 07-30-2012 04:27 PM #59
      I wanted to share more images of 140473 installed today. These Borla ATAK mufflers are tuned specifically for the TT-RS incorporating patented Multi-Core technology for optimal performance.
      http://[IMG]http://i931.photobucket.....jpg[/IMG]

      System finish is brushed austenitic stainless steel..
      http://[IMG]http://i931.photobucket.....jpg[/IMG]

      Center bracket detail..
      http://[IMG]http://i931.photobucket.....jpg[/IMG]

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      07-30-2012 06:13 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by redz9269 View Post
      You know I love your Switchy but I have to tell you right now the Borla would be in the running if not for that damn private school tuition keeping momma from upgrading

      BTW- met with another local expecting delivery in about 2 weeks - he's dying to see/hear yours. PM'ing you with his info. And when you putting together that next GTG.
      It really does sound good, can't wait to hear one live. None of the video's capture the true sound of the Switchy correctly and I'm sure the same is true for the others. I still like the switching capability though and the decoupling from the S button.

      Send the guy my way, I'd love to give him a spin...it'll make the wait even more agonizing though!
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    11. 08-01-2012 05:59 AM #61
      Hope you can hear it live!

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      08-01-2012 09:09 AM #62
      ^^ We're working on that.

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      08-01-2012 11:23 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by krenshaw View Post
      ^^ We're working on that.
      Excellent! You know when it's done and I'm coming up to hear it in person

    14. 08-01-2012 11:58 AM #64
      Hey, when did you sneak that diffuser in there? I've been looking to add something similar the last couple of weeks. This looks like a really nice piece of kit!

    15. 08-01-2012 03:03 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnLZ7W View Post
      Hey, when did you sneak that diffuser in there? I've been looking to add something similar the last couple of weeks. This looks like a really nice piece of kit!
      The Exhaust Diffuser was planned from the beginning when we were planning the exhaust paths.
      I wanted to share this development and I welcome your comments.

    16. 08-01-2012 03:56 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by alvint@borla View Post
      The Exhaust Diffuser was planned from the beginning when we were planning the exhaust paths.
      I wanted to share this development and I welcome your comments.
      I didn't think it was in the original post, although maybe I was just distracted by the initial video

      So what I had been working off of was a local R8 which had diffuser strakes attached to the stock rear valence, I wish I had taken a pic of it. The TTRS already has two small strakes attached to the lower valence. The entire rear valence section on the TTRS is three separate pieces; the honeycomb, the slim trim piece and then lower valence with the strakes. My plan was to replace the third piece with something that had 4-6 taller strakes than stock.
      The downside of something like that is that they'd be fairly high off the ground and might look a bit goofy. Your solution seems better integrated.

      The only critique I can make from the video posted is that it does maybe look a bit odd to have the two strakes on the valence and then the full on diffuser below that. I understand it would probably be cost prohibitive to also replace that valence panel and maybe it's not so weird in person.

      The height and location of your valence looks really good though! Maybe with slightly longer strakes out towards the back of the car? I suppose it's already cut off at the valence line so it doesn't protrude too far. There's a definite balance here between adding aggression and going over the top. The diffuser on my friend's Exige hangs out quite a bit but that's much more appropriate on that car. On the RS having something that aggro would look tacky.

      Sorry for the very long winded reply, I'm just excited to see a product like this being developed for the RS

    17. 08-01-2012 04:13 PM #67
      Wow, Borla comes out of no-where with what appears to be a knockout.
      I wasn't really planning on buying a cat-back. (love the factory minus cats) but that diffuser would be nice in black.
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    18. 08-05-2012 01:17 PM #68
      Any functional improvements from the rear diffuser piece? Or is it just for looks?

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    19. 08-06-2012 01:46 AM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by hightechrdn View Post
      Any functional improvements from the rear diffuser piece? Or is it just for looks?
      This is (mostly) an aesthetic component that also functions to reduce drag below our mufflers.

      What's most unique about our Exhaust Diffuser is the direct attachment to our cat-back and no direct contact to the OE body panels. It is simple to install and removed.

      Thanks again for your interest in Borla!

    20. 08-06-2012 10:30 AM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by alvint@borla View Post
      This is (mostly) an aesthetic component that also functions to reduce drag below our mufflers.

      What's most unique about our Exhaust Diffuser is the direct attachment to our cat-back and no direct contact to the OE body panels. It is simple to install and removed.

      Thanks again for your interest in Borla!
      Can you post up a video of the car with the diffuser outside on pavement? That would help provide a better view of the effect and better lighting to see how it blends with the factory rear valance, shape of the car, etc.

      If the diffuser looks good when the car is off the lift and our of the shop, you have most likely earned another customer. I have to wait until Q4 before having some free money to modify my TT-RS, but the time is coming quickly

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    21. 08-06-2012 05:52 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by hightechrdn View Post
      Can you post up a video of the car with the diffuser outside on pavement? That would help provide a better view of the effect and better lighting to see how it blends with the factory rear valance, shape of the car, etc.

      If the diffuser looks good when the car is off the lift and our of the shop, you have most likely earned another customer. I have to wait until Q4 before having some free money to modify my TT-RS, but the time is coming quickly

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      Sure we can when we have a production component. Thanks!

    22. 08-15-2012 07:12 PM #72
      Optional Borla Exhaust Diffuser* (available Oct. 2012)
      *fits only Borla 140473 Cat-Back Exhaust..

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nslBz2A2CPQ

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      08-15-2012 10:42 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by Dan.S View Post
      And one last comment... People (for the vast majority) who tend to modify there cars for performance gains could care less about being quiet and civilized. Hence why they modify for power gains to begin with. Just because its a more expensive start, doesn't mean the attitude is any different than a kid who puts a card in his wheel spokes...


      Call me a "kid" because I like a loud, mean sounding car.... Wow, yeah, nailed that one didnt you... Or is it because I own a louder, cheaper car.... way to throw millions of people into that group!
      I have to agree with dan here, I want performance gains and if that means louder... well even better

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      08-16-2012 12:05 AM #74
      Wow, this exhaust sounds mean... I wonder how this will sound connected to the APR downpipe I ordered!
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      08-16-2012 12:23 AM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by Optimus812 View Post
      Wow, this exhaust sounds mean... I wonder how this will sound connected to the APR downpipe I ordered!
      Your neighbors will hate you.

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