Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
August 08, 2014
This is an honest review, I've owned a lot of different Borla Exhaust systems for different cars. I originally had a Borla ATAK on my 2012 V6 Stang, and it turned out to be way too loud for my city daily driver commute.
I decided long and hard to continue to try Borla or Magnaflow, so I decided to go for the Borla- S-TYPE exhaust.
I installed the exhaust myself with no help in about 45 minutes, jack stands definitely help, and also be sure to use WD40 on the rubber exhaust hangers! It takes some fighting and a "third-hand" using your knee to wrestle the new exhaust and clamp it, but it isn't too difficult.
The weird thing is that I'm sure Borla didn't weld their hanger on correctly on the left side for the right muffler. I've had this same issue with the ATAK, and you have to put in the "short side" first and then force the other side into the other hanger.
Just like with the Borla ATAK, the right side seemed to hang lower than the left, I thought it was my exhaust piping, but the stock exhaust is perfectly level. The trick is to just loosen the clamp up a little, and force the exhaust into place by pressing up on the exhaust tip, then re-tighten the clamp.
These sound great at IDLE, and revving up with no load in park sounds awesome. I have a BAMA 93R tune and CAI, and the exhaust when the RPM's drop give a mean "Crackle". Sounds way better than the ATAK at idle and just revving up.
However, I don't know if these been to be "broken" in or not since Borla uses packing material in the mufflers, but it does sound a little more RICEY than the ATAK. Which was unexpected. I have an automatic transmission, and it kinda sounds like a WRX at times. The sound is starting to sound a little better though.