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i got the borla exhaust last friday and i just installed it.

total time? well, it took me a long time getting the hangers off the stock exhaust with a screwdriver. installing the borla one took a heck of a lot less time.

stuff you need if you buy this exhaust:

two 3/8" x 1 1/2" bolts (the stock ones are welded to the stock muffler and borla didn't include them for me.)

screwdriver (for the hangers). if you got the special tool that takes them off or you know a guy, then get that. it'll save time.

a good rachet set and some small wrenches.

stuff to get just in case (you don't want to go to the hardware store twice like me):

extra 3/8" x 1 1/2" bolts. (i stripped two when i was trying to tighten the stock nut to the bolt)

a nut (in case the stock one doesn't cooperate with you like mine did)

lock-tight(sp?)

enjoy the pictures. i put them in link form so almost everyone can enjoy.

http://www.csupomona.edu/~jleong/car/compare01.jpg
http://www.csupomona.edu/~jleong/car/compare02.jpg
http://www.csupomona.edu/~jleong/car/inlet.jpg
http://www.csupomona.edu/~jleong/car/outlet.jpg
http://www.csupomona.edu/~jleong/car/installed01.jpg
http://www.csupomona.edu/~jleong/car/installed02.jpg
http://www.csupomona.edu/~jleong/car/installed03.jpg
http://www.csupomona.edu/~jleong/car/spec01.jpg
http://www.csupomona.edu/~jleong/car/spec02.jpg
 

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yes get a sound clip so we kno how it sounds
 

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thanks. i'd like to, but it really isn't that loud. i'll try to if i have the time. what's the easiest way without having to make a small movie that takes up a lot of memory?

the stock one sounded like a hum really, and the borla is more like the growl you hear before a medium sized dog is about to bark at you.

it's nice, though. it'll growl at you slightly even if you're barely tapping on the gas.
 

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here's a sound clip. i hope it works. the highest i revved it to was 3500 rpm.

http://www.csupomona.edu/~jleong/car/revving.wav

mkII said:
i got the borla exhaust last friday and i just installed it.

total time? well, it took me a long time getting the hangers off the stock exhaust with a screwdriver. installing the borla one took a heck of a lot less time.

stuff you need if you buy this exhaust:

two 3/8" x 1 1/2" bolts (the stock ones are welded to the stock muffler and borla didn't include them for me.)

screwdriver (for the hangers). if you got the special tool that takes them off or you know a guy, then get that. it'll save time.

a good rachet set and some small wrenches.

stuff to get just in case (you don't want to go to the hardware store twice like me):

extra 3/8" x 1 1/2" bolts. (i stripped two when i was trying to tighten the stock nut to the bolt)

a nut (in case the stock one doesn't cooperate with you like mine did)

lock-tight(sp?)

enjoy the pictures. i put them in link form so almost everyone can enjoy.

http://www.csupomona.edu/~jleong/car/compare01.jpg
http://www.csupomona.edu/~jleong/car/compare02.jpg
http://www.csupomona.edu/~jleong/car/inlet.jpg
http://www.csupomona.edu/~jleong/car/outlet.jpg
http://www.csupomona.edu/~jleong/car/installed01.jpg
http://www.csupomona.edu/~jleong/car/installed02.jpg
http://www.csupomona.edu/~jleong/car/installed03.jpg
http://www.csupomona.edu/~jleong/car/spec01.jpg
http://www.csupomona.edu/~jleong/car/spec02.jpg
 

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i never noticed how BIG the stock exhaust was.... damn... nice exhaust MKII!~

Think it'll fit the 4 cyl gen 5? prolly not.
 

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sounds real nice bro :thumbup: good job on the install

the good thing is it doesnt sound like a fucking ghetto honda..next if u havent done it u should move to a flowmaster high flow cat im sure u can pick up a bit more bolt on hp...less back pressure is good
 

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Mighty~Mart said:
i never noticed how BIG the stock exhaust was.... damn... nice exhaust MKII!~

Think it'll fit the 4 cyl gen 5? prolly not.
it should..i have a trd exhaust (originally made by borla) on my i4 solara (again meant for v6 solara). Everything mated really well,...hence to answer your question, i'd say eveything should be the same for i4 and v6. (ie, if your only replacing the exhaust).
 

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that looks great, do you still have the low hanging exhaust pipe? or is it gone with the new catback you installed?
i'm keeping the old muffler just in case i need it for smog check purposes. i think it was "low hanging" because the old muffler was so heavy compared to the borla.

do i feel a difference? i don't know whether it's all in my mind because i want it to perform better because i paid good money for it, but it feels more responsive. the stock muffler was so restrictive. 1) the inlet pipe tapered a little before entering the muffler. 2) it looks like a dual pass system. you can see a pipe re-enter itself through the muffler in the pics.

ikon:

i thought about getting a high-flow cat, but when i was under the car i noticed that it wouldn't be just a bolt-on install. i'd have to take it to a muffler shop to have him weld it on. i dunno? have you done it? i'd like to if it was easier to do. off topic:: how'd you get the trd s/c to fit on a gen 3? i forgot who had the s/c fit the gen 5?

if anyone want to buy the borla exhaust, i got it at: www.ptuning.com
http://www.ptuning.com/html/Item-De...lYear=2003 All 3.0L V6 Models&ModelDesc=Camry
they're running a clearance on it and there is only one left. i got the second to last one.
 

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is it an axle back or a cat back? thats pretty expensive for an axle back.. but i think its worth it.. hmm.. will it fit a gen4?
 

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it's hard to say because it says catback, but it also is a axle back. the piping past the cat is sooo long that it technically is a catback.
 

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I"m gettin the TRD Sport Muffler System... Can't wait for that..
 

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sorry. i didn't get to the pm.

the only thing i got was what are in the picture. no bolts, no nuts, nothing except the exhaust.

i understand what you mean by that low hanging pipe, but i think it sticks out more on the gen 3 and the gen 4.
 

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mkII said:
screwdriver (for the hangers). if you got the special tool that takes them off or you know a guy, then get that. it'll save time.




A bit of grease pushed in between the metal and rubber on the hanger will make it super easy.
 

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Re: Re: borla exhaust install on gen 5 [56k beware]

Deep said:
A bit of grease pushed in between the metal and rubber on the hanger will make it super easy.
yeah, i'm pretty paranoid and i didn't want the grease to have the hangers slip out while driving.
 

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Modifying the exhaust is on my wish list. I'm green with envy but have no green to anything about it! Looks good.

Doesn't TRD have a muffler available for the Gen. 5.......
 
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