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Borla or OEM

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by nacnudnat, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. nacnudnat

    nacnudnat

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    Some fool welded my exhaust to my frame. I am going to have to replace most of it. head to cats, cats, and muffler to tip. Should I get all OEM or do an after market stainless steel w-no cats. Anbody got any wisdom in the exhaust corner of cruiser world?
     
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    NaterGator On Gilligan's Island

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    OEM heads, aftermarket high flow cats (cheap, same), OEM muff, get a resonator, have somebody pipe it all up.
     
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    OEM all the way.
    Cheers,
    Sean
     
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    IIRC, the OEM has a lifetime warranty.....
     
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    Umm, how exactly did some fool manage to weld the exhaust to the frame :confused:
     
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    Lifetime warranty?! Really?

    Can someone confirm this? could save big bucks if true. Sounds too good to be true.
     
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    JDM Suxon racing – 3 inch dual exhaust system.
    One Magnaflow cat part # 94006 – 3 in inlet/ outlet.
    JDM AWD Take- Off - Isometric exhaust manifold.

    :flipoff2::flipoff2:
     
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    I like my Borla stuff for sound, but I haven't been impressed with the quality. Every hanger weld leaks, the front hanger broke, and the pipe is really weak. I set the full weight of my truck on the pipe that runs under the frame aft of the cats and it crushed it. Weak. Definitely not strong enough to be used as a slider.
     
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    You got pics?
     
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    Magnaflow cat for sure, no more rock grabbing stock high dollar crap. I am going with a dynamax 3 chamber muffler. I tried stock but that fat bastard won't fit under there and survive what I drive over.
     
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    Sure.. ;)

    Pic 1- JDM Suxon racing – bolt- on 3 inch pipe dual exhaust system, the magnaflow cat part# 94006 you can get them here in the U.S and last pic JDM AWD Take- Off - Isometric exhaust manifold (It still sittin in the garage, no time to install it yet) I believe CDan want me to give it to him and exchange with new 5.7 Tundra block :D
    Hitch kit.JPG Amikura Manifold_03.jpg
     
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    JDM cruiser AWD Take- Off - Isometric exhaust manifold VS OEM manifold.
    Manifold (22).JPG Amikura Manifold_0222.JPG Amikura Manifold_0111.JPG
     
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    That looks like it should flow better than stock to me without any doubt, but is it going to the outside of the frame?
     
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    Yes, it's going to outside of the frame same as OEM Pic 1 and Pic 2 but except bigger and better flow, and Pic 3 with the resonator for Diesel application.
    Manifold Holder 001.jpg Manifold Holder 004.jpg Exhaust Manifold_80 Landcruiser.jpg
     
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    Are you sure that pic 3 isn't a flexible joint to allow for the increased vibration of a diesel?
     
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    Whose truck is that (with the custom exhaust)?
     
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    I found a guy at a speed shop who wants to run my exhaust between the cat and the flowmaster over the frame with oval 3" tubing. I'm pumped about gaining the clearance. I'll post some pics after its done.
    Picture 001 (Small).jpg Picture 002 (Small).jpg Picture 030 (Small).jpg
     
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    Over the frame is without a doubt the way to go.