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My New Borla Exhaust

Hey all,

Just installed my Borla Exhaust and its lovely. I am editing some video that I took and wanted some feedback as to what everyone wants to see from my borla exhaust?

Here is the unboxing:

*EDIT:
Here is some information before you install your Borla Exhaust! Slightly different than the installation guide if you have a 2016 Mazda 3 Hatchback.

*Edit 2:
Here is lovely Exhaust Clips. Starts with a little before then after and some side shots of the car.

More to come stay tuned!
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Great stuff, please make a video when you have mounted the exhaust, so we can hear how it sounds!

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@gfpettus , thank you and here is what at least a few of us want to hear in your video(s). Thanks for asking. Thanks for first letting us know whether you have a 2.0 or 2.5 and which transmission (though we probably will be able to tell that from your video).

We know that the Borla sounds absolutely terrific for blasting around/having fun, but there are times for many of us that we just cruising down the road from one place to another and want to insure that at those times, it does not have drone -- as my last Borla did, our last one giving us headaches by the third hour while driving down the interstate on a 600 mile day.

As it is fun to hear an exhaust from outside the car, what matters most is what is it like inside the car at what RPM's, making us a video that, at least, clearly shows your speed and RPM's with your mic inside the car?

1) Would you please accelerate to 2,000 RPM keep it there for five seconds, then 2,500 RPM's for 5 seconds, then 3,000 RPM for five seconds in any gear you choose? By seeing the RPM, speed and gear at those levels, we will get a really good sound experience.

Again, we know it sounds hellaciously delightful above 3,000, but what we are wondering is what is it like when in cruise control at 2,000 going down the interstate hour by hour on a long trip?

Borla might just be the perfect exhaust for those who do almost exclusively fun town and short trips, yet be not good for those of us who go on long road trips.

@gfpettus , thanks again for helping us all experience all parts of the Borla experience.
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Great stuff, please make a video when you have mounted the exhaust, so we can hear how it sounds!
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@gfpettus , thank you and here is what at least a few of us want to hear in your video(s). Thanks for asking. Thanks for first letting us know whether you have a 2.0 or 2.5 and which transmission (though we probably will be able to tell that from your video).
I have a 2.5 and an automatic.

Thanks for the questions. I will work that into a video. Hopefully I can incorporate it all! if not I will come back and answer your questions here.
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Sweet, I've been wanting to hear how this sounds!
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I got the hat with mine, too

What they didn`t send you are the two bolts you`ll need to bolt it up to the mid-pipe. They say to reuse the OEM ones, but they are studs welded to the OEM you`ll be taking off. Just do yourself a favor and go purchase two bolts, two lockwashers, and two nuts before you start. I couldn`t tell you what size they were, but I just took one of the nuts from the exhaust off and drove the one mile to the hardware store to find the aforementioned hardware that was the same as the nut I removed.
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Welcome to the club, looking forward to hearing how yours sounds in comparison to mine considering we have the same exact car.
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@gfpettus and @JDabzzz , might either of you live in the Pacific Northwest, for if so, I would travel hundreds of miles just to get a ride in your "Borla car" --- and lunch afterwards sure would be on me.
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I got the hat with mine, too

What they didn`t send you are the two bolts you`ll need to bolt it up to the mid-pipe. They say to reuse the OEM ones, but they are studs welded to the OEM you`ll be taking off. Just do yourself a favor and go purchase two bolts, two lockwashers, and two nuts before you start. I couldn`t tell you what size they were, but I just took one of the nuts from the exhaust off and drove the one mile to the hardware store to find the aforementioned hardware that was the same as the nut I removed.
Dude. So I in the middle of take off the stock and YUP exactly what you said... so silly haha at least it was an easy fix by going to the store. Funny enough I ran into some differences also with installing my koni yellows.

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I would totally hit you up on that offer if I did! sounds fun! I unfortunately live in the pacific southwest.
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