Yay!! Finally an exhaust that seems to get it right and enhances the mini V10 sound! Are you running the Milltek decat pipes yet? Can't wait to hear some sound clips of this.... must start my exhaust fund
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!
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!!!
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)?
2012 TT-RS in Suzuka Gray
FS: Sachs Performance Pressure Plate and Organic / 4-puck disc set for TT RS
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.
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
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.
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.
System finish is brushed austenitic stainless steel..
Center bracket detail..
Send the guy my way, I'd love to give him a spin...it'll make the wait even more agonizing though!
2012 TTRS: Daytona Gray, CF Mirrors, Nexon CF Steering Wheel, OSIR Coolant Tank CF Shield, Tinted Tails
GIAC Stage 2, AWE SwitchPath + cat-deletes, AWE FMIC, H&R RSB, MSS Adjustable Sport Springs, AWE Boost Gauge, BFI shift knob, 42DD shift bushings, Wheels: HRE P40 19x9 et50; Borbet LV5 18x8 et35; TSW Interlagos 18x9.5 et53 w/Mich PSS 275/35
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
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!
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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