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Old September 19th, 2016, 01:54 PM
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Why not buy the fixtures from Borla and have a good fab shop make the exhausts up?
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Old September 19th, 2016, 03:02 PM
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Definitely an option. I'll ask tomorrow when he calls back if they are willing to do that. Would somebody have a borla exhaust they are willing to send as a template?

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Old September 19th, 2016, 03:30 PM
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Why not buy the fixtures from Borla and have a good fab shop make the exhausts up?
I'd be very surprised if they would sell them. They are not going to want someone else reproducing their design, besides, how would they handle warranty requests in the future without them?
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I actually doubt that there is anything physical to sell in the fabrication process of the pipes. I'm thinking that the jig is a modular hydraulic mandrel bender. Efficiency is in just telling the computer what we're making today.
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Old September 19th, 2016, 05:18 PM
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They use computers to control the pipe bending process. No more jigs, just software.
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Good points about it being a file and it gets bent via computer. When he mentioned "fixture" I thought maybe Borla kept some of their low production systems as fixtures as it would not be worth converting. Probably much easier to get 15 together for a group buy in the long run.
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Old September 19th, 2016, 05:54 PM
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They will still have figures for welding mounts and such.
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Old September 19th, 2016, 06:36 PM
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Magnaflow still makes their cat back: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/m...el/defender-90
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Old September 19th, 2016, 10:56 PM
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Yup have one of those and it's rusted to shite. Can't beat 304.
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Old September 20th, 2016, 09:32 AM
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Old September 20th, 2016, 11:53 AM
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I spoke to the sales manager today and he's going to confirm they still have the fixtures. We would need to get to 15 orders minimum and the price would be $782 + shipping. Right now I would buy 2 just to get this done so we're at around 7 Sent from my SM-G925V using Tapatalk ------ Follow up post added September 19th, 2016 01:26 PM ------ Make that 8 as long as everybody is still in Sent from my SM-G925V using Tapatalk
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Old September 21st, 2016, 09:53 AM
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As of today we're up to 10

Arcadeus 1
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I spoke with Chris yesterday and he was still hunting down everything he needed and hope to hear back today. Let me know if I left anybody off or if there is anybody else interested.

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Old September 22nd, 2016, 04:44 PM
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We could possibly have Stainless Works develop a full exhaust for the NAS 90 if someone doesn't mind dropping one off in Chagrin Falls, Ohio for 3-4 weeks.

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Old September 24th, 2016, 10:31 AM
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Bump. Still waiting to hear back from Borla. If anybody else would like a borla exhaust for possibly the last run ever...let me know. Also if somebody would like 5 for themselves, feel free to throw your name in.

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Old September 24th, 2016, 02:27 PM
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Old September 24th, 2016, 02:48 PM
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Why are you set on Borla? You know they're not that great right? You can get one of their mufflers on Amazon for under $100. $782 + shipping for a muffler and some bent pipe is ridiculous. Have you researched them? I found these posts by people on another forum (link):

"You just said it. Borla claims. They also claim that the systems they build are 100% American made, are 304 ss, and are 100% ss.

All bullshit. Foreign steel, foreign tips, mild steel flanges, and they are built using austenetic ss which is a grade below 304."

"I have never owned any Borla exhaust products. I was steered away from Borla by my Exhaust shop after the owner ranted about the thin walled stainless steel Borla uses."

I bought a Double S exhaust after I read another DefenderSource forum member recommended them over Borla (here) and after some more research. It was only $445 shipped from the UK (more info here). Of course that's the one without the center silencer so I got a SW turbo chambered muffler to add to it.

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Old September 24th, 2016, 02:59 PM
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There are pros and cons to all exhaust systems. Price is comparable to nrp. If you have a shop that can bend an exhaust as well as the borla or nrp then go for it. I have my doubts it will be as nice or really much cheaper.

I have a borla and it's been fine. I think the nrp looks better and it's slightly quieter but I've heard the tip tarnishes on it and we all know it's all about the tip.
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I liked the one I had and if they're not going to offer them any longer, I would like to get one. That being said, the biggest thing was how the exhaust is tucked and it looks great! If somebody wants to have another option made then I'm definitely interested.

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Old September 24th, 2016, 03:35 PM
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I currently have two NRP's and the tips do "patina!" ;-)

Ironically, wasn't NRP an Oregon based company?
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