Will Borla Resonator fit in place of the stock resonator?

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I realize the pipes may be slightly different size but the exhaust shop can handle that. Will the pipes line up or are the closer together or further apart than stock?

 

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I realize the pipes may be slightly different size but the exhaust shop can handle that. Will the pipes line up or are the closer together or further apart than stock?
I have wondered this.....Ive even thought of buying a cheap resi delete H pipe and a Borla Resonator and working on it myself making it up ready to slot in like a resi delete ??
 

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I can't see a resonator swap being worthwhile. .The factory resonator is straight thru...maybe bigger pipe size?
 
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I realize the pipes may be slightly different size but the exhaust shop can handle that. Will the pipes line up or are the closer together or further apart than stock?
Anyone with experience in this?
 

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Just installed mine a week or 2 back and the Borla resonator that comes with the Borla Touring catback (resonator part #60561) goes right into the header pipes so no problem fitting.

Both the stock exhaust and the Borla resonator (or x-pipe I imagine as well) are 4.5" apart center to center of pipe at that point.

Be aware though that the Borla resonator is NOT an X inside ... just straight through on both sides ... my choice would be to put a Magnaflow resonated x-pipe (eg. 14385) at that location (better tone and helps takes rasp away) but they're 4.25" apart at that location.

I get a wee bit of pop at lower revs when decelerating I could do without that I'm pretty sure the resonated x would not have (used those in the past and LOVE the tone they give).
 


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Just installed mine a week or 2 back and the Borla resonator that comes with the Borla Touring catback (resonator part #60561) goes right into the header pipes so no problem fitting.

Both the stock exhaust and the Borla resonator (or x-pipe I imagine as well) are 4.5" apart center to center of pipe at that point.

Be aware though that the Borla resonator is NOT an X inside ... just straight through on both sides ... my choice would be to put a Magnaflow resonated x-pipe (eg. 14385) at that location (better tone and helps takes rasp away) but they're 4.25" apart at that location.

I get a wee bit of pop at lower revs when decelerating I could do without that I'm pretty sure the resonated x would not have (used those in the past and LOVE the tone they give).
borla resonator has an H inside instead of an X. I installed mine today after catless longtubes.
 

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borla resonator has an H inside instead of an X. I installed mine today after catless longtubes.
How does it sound?? What after axle mufflers do you have?

Also I spoke with Borla and they said that they redesigned the 60561 and the new design is now an X.
 

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How does it sound??

Also I spoke with Borla and they said that they redesigned the 60561 and the new design is now an X.
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however it may be inside, it does the job.
 

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All of the Borla resonators I have seen are 2.5". Corsa is 3" and I don't want to reduce the exhaust. Headers with Corsa extreme exhaust is just too loud. So I continue to look for a solution.
 

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I believe the Solo Performance resonators on their Mustang kit are 3" ... head over to solo-performance.com and give them a call. They may sell JUST the res.
 

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Also I spoke with Borla and they said that they redesigned the 60561 and the new design is now an X.
Interesting ... may call them to see what the difference is in sound - I'd thing the X will "smooth" the tone more over an H so less rasp (not that the Borla Touring has any really).
 

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Interesting ... may call them to see what the difference is in sound - I'd thing the X will "smooth" the tone more over an H so less rasp (not that the Borla Touring has any really).
I just received mine and it has the H, which is what I was looking for. I understood that the H would be less raspy?? When I spoke with them they didn't seem think there was much difference between the two. I'm curious as to why they changed it.

FYI I spoke with Solo and they will sell just the mid muffler.
 

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I've only always had experience with Magnaflow's resonated X-pipes and they provide a smooth clean rumble so I assume Borla's will be the same.

My thought process is that the X causes the exhaust gases to inter-mingle much more than an H where they basically go straight through the pipes. To me that means a mixing effect which in my mind equates to a cleaner sound ... I may be off in my thinking and until I compare the 2 (if I decide to order the X) I can't say for sure.
 

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