(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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The Borla S-Type here is a personal favorite of mine for the 2015 through 2017 GTs and should appeal to the five-liter owners out there who prefer a decent amount of bark overall but don't necessarily need the loudest system on the block. Now, in typical Borla fashion, this S-Type will deliver that premium 304-grade stainless steel throughout in addition to the polished tips here for just north of 1,200 bucks. The install will be a bolt-on job, meaning no cutting, no permanent modification. So the site will kick it up to a soft two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. But hang out towards the end of this video and we'll show you how to get it in place. So ever since I can remember, Borla has been a very popular choice in the automotive aftermarket because, obviously, their quality is exceptional but, more importantly, the sound they produce absolutely rocks. And with Borla, you do have a couple of different flavors here when it comes to both volume and tone. First up, you have the Touring system which will be the tamest of the three options and will be for those five-liter owners who want just a little bit more volume when compared to the factory system. Now, the S-Type that we have here will be the middle-of-the-road option, and we'll discuss more on that in a minute. And then, finally, there is the ATAK, which will always be one of the category screamers in regards to overall volume. So, again, as I briefly pointed out earlier, the S-Type is a personal favorite of mine because I feel like it delivers just the right amount of volume but, at the same time, maintains a nice, deep, thumping tone overall which isn't always easy to achieve with the raspy Coyote. And, on the topic of volume, let's whip out our highly scientific wake-the-neighbor scale. And, honestly, the S-Type for being a middle-of-the-road option is still gonna pump out a good amount of volume. So, therefore, I did go four out of five on my one to five or one-to-wake-the-neighbor scale. Now, the ATAK will certainly be louder at the end of the day, but the S-Type here is no slouch. And for owners who might be concerned with any interior noise or drone, well, you shouldn't have any concern as there is absolutely zero drone here with the S-Type in place. But shaping the sound of this particular cat-back, of course, we have the S-Type muffler here which is working with the included X-Pipe to help keep volume up but, at the same time, maintains a deep tone overall. Now, sure, there is a hint of rasp with this system but not nearly as much as some other options out there like the ATAK, also from Borla, of course, in the addition to the Corsa Xtreme. Again, it is one of the big things I really enjoy about this system. But now that we have covered the sound, what do you say we get into the build and quality with the S-Type? And if you've been a fan of Borla or if you've owned a Borla system in the past, you kinda know where this is going. Right? Premium build quality, premium materials, just a killer exhaust from tip to tip. And, of course, that means the premium grade T304 stainless steel throughout here, guys, including the two and a half inch mandrel-bent tubing leading into and out of that X-Pipe before entering those S-Type mufflers. And then, finally, guys, everything is going to exit out the four-inch tips here embossed with that Borla logo. Quick heads up, as always, you can always grab this system here with a black tip instead if you like. Just keep in mind that will cost you a few more bucks. But, as promised, what do you say we get into the installation? And, again, to give you a better idea of what you're in for, here is a detailed walk-through along with a tool breakdown. Tools required for this install: exhaust hanger removal tool, 3/8-inch ratchet, various extensions, 15-millimeter socket, 13-millimeter socket, optional but very helpful, 3/8-inch impact, 3/8 air ratchet. All right, today we're gonna be installing the Borla Stinger S-Type Cat-Back Exhaust. Let's get started. All right, now, we're gonna be removing our factory clamps from the resonator back, and I'm gonna be using a 15-millimeter socket. All right, now we're gonna work on our factory hangers. They are a 13-millimeter bolt. And you can let these hang. They do have a little retainer right here.All right, now we're gonna work on our rear hangers, the 13-mill back here as well. And then repeat this on the passenger side. All right, now with a buddy, you just simply lift up on those hangers and remove the exhaust. All right, now we are going to be removing our factory hangers. I shot them with a little bit of PB B'laster to help this. All right, now we're gonna be removing our factory clamps to reuse these. All right, now we're gonna be reinstalling our factory clamps, bringing our new X-Pipe into place. And we're not gonna tighten down these just yet. All right, now we are ready to go into the mid-pipe. Here we're gonna be using our factory hanger. Slip that on. And you're gonna want to slip on one of the supplied clamps. I'm gonna start from back here and go forward. And we're gonna get the other pipe and do the same thing. All right, so it's the same process on the passenger side. Make sure you put your nut on the outside so it's easy to get to. All right, as you can see that these pipes are labeled very clearly. Again, I'm gonna be sliding my new clamp over and putting our new muffler into place, first with the hanger and then with the exhaust itself. And then just slide your clamp into place. All right, moving on to the passenger side, start by putting on our bracket. All right, now that we are back up front, we're gonna start tightening up our clamps. All right, now while holding on to the back side, I'm gonna tighten up this clamp just to make sure that I have the right clearance and spacings. Now, we're gonna be doing the same on the passenger side. All right, now moving on to our clamps from the muffler and the mid-pipe. And, now we're gonna move on to our hangers and putting these 13-millimeter bolts back in. All right, then we're moving on to the back to the two bolts that hold on the rear hanger. And then you're gonna repeat this on the passenger side as well. All right, that's gonna wrap up my install of the Borla Stinger S-Type Cat-Back Exhaust. You can get yours right here at americanmuscle.com.
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Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 Details
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
What's in the Box
|Piping Material:||Stainless Steel||Tip Material :||Chromed Stainless Steel|
|Piping Size:||2.5"||Tip Size:||4.0"|
|Muffler Type:||Straight-through||Fitment:||2015-2017 GT Fastback|
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