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Gibson, Borla, Magaflow...which is better and why?

Out of these major brands of aftermarket performance exhausts, which is the highest quality and sounds closer to stock...i.e. not noisy?
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Re: Gibson, Bora, Magaflow...which is better and why?

I used to build custom exhaust for a few years and we always preferred to install the Magnaflow over most anything else. The main reason was its smooth deep sound that typically did not resonate into the cab as much as the others. As far as the quality I never saw anything better than the Borla but you definitely pay for it and I was never a fan of their sound. (it always sounded choked to me.) The Gibson systems always fit nicely but they usually were a little louder due to their muffler design. Because of the SUV body a louder muffler may become annoying by creating a loud droaning (sp?) sound in the back section of the cabin. But this is all personal preference. Let me know what you go with, I would love to do a system, but if Mama isn't happy the wedding may be off. Good luck.
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Re: Gibson, Bora, Magaflow...which is better and why?

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I would love to do a system, but if Mama isn't happy the wedding may be off. Good luck.
That is a great line and it is so true!!

When I was single and I wanted something, I got it. Married w/ kids I've always needed a good excuse to get anything I wanted. On this note, I met an old second generation farmer years ago while on a hunting trip. He had been attempting to plow a rocky strip of dirt with his tractor when I felt sympathy and gave him my last cold drink. We struck up a conversation that came around to marriage. He had been married to the same woman since they were teenagers and had many successful children. As payment for the cold drink he gave me this sage advice:

- It's okay to chase women and sow wild oats, just stay single.
- It's great to find a good woman and get married, but you can no longer chase women.
- When married anything you want to buy will cost twice as much as it did when you were single, because you must always buy something of equal or greater value for your wife.

He said if you follow these rules, don't let drink disturb your home or work, and you go to church on Sundays......then you'll live long and happy, get the things you need and will quite often get most of what you want.

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Re: Gibson, Bora, Magaflow...which is better and why?

I'm on the waiting list for an exhaust system also ... put forth by my wife

With another kid on the way .. all the planned mods are put on hold.

The Magnaflow seems to sound the best for me + wife. Cost is around $539
The Borla seems a bit louder from what I hear ... Cost is $599 from Crutchfield ... and you thought they only sell stereos


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Re: Gibson, Bora, Magaflow...which is better and why?

I found the Magnaflow at $450 to my door from performancepeddler.com.

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Re: Gibson, Bora, Magaflow...which is better and why?

Has anyone modified the V6 exhaust? I'm definitely interested and just wondered what was out there and how much it costs.
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Re: Gibson, Bora, Magaflow...which is better and why?

As payment for the cold drink he gave me this sage advice:

So true, I will have to remember that one.
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Re: Gibson, Bora, Magaflow...which is better and why?

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Re: Gibson, Bora, Magaflow...which is better and why?

I ordered the Magnaflow and should get it installed by this weekend. I'll try to find some way of posting how it sounds on my JC V8 Hemi. Do any of you know what file formats the attachments accept?

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Re: Gibson, Bora, Magaflow...which is better and why?

what is the quietest of the 3? I'm talking interior noise.
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