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Old September 30th, 2007, 08:39 PM
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Borla or N.R.P.???

I've been having trouble deciding between a complete NRP exhaust and a NRP cat set and a Borla cat back. Which one should I buy???
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Old September 30th, 2007, 09:00 PM
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NRP! I have the complete set on my ST and cat back set on my SW. Good Stuff.

Although, the NRP has a sweet sound, the borla has a sound probably 10% better. But the tail pipe is curved down at the end, instead of out the side.

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Old September 30th, 2007, 09:36 PM
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Didn't mention it before but are my mudflaps gonna be in the way for any aftermarket exhausts and if so is there anything I can do about it be sides taking them off?

I've read in other threads about NRP welds rusting....?????

So the borla does have a better sound louder?? deeper??? throatier?????

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oh God...I just posted deeper throatier......
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Old October 1st, 2007, 08:49 AM
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I prefer my Borla because its trimmed to follow the body line and curved down for a cleaner appearance if that matters to you. It wont crush like the NRP and stock exhaust ends.

Plus it does sound bad ass. lol
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Old October 1st, 2007, 09:05 AM
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Thanks guys. Any other opinions????
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Old October 1st, 2007, 04:38 PM
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NRP the whole set up, manifold back

I have used them on 2 defenders now...
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Old October 1st, 2007, 08:14 PM
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2 questions. How is the sound of the NRP system. And if I got the borla route, will my mudflaps have to be removed?
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Old October 1st, 2007, 09:03 PM
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the borla is too loud. get the NRP.
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Old October 1st, 2007, 09:14 PM
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I have a borla on my truck. While I love it personally, it is definitely loud. Especially cruising at highway speeds.

If you wheel, the tucked up tip is definitely worth it. Although I guess you could just cut the NRP off =]. I think NRP's quality has gone up and down over the years. I don't know what they're at now. If I remember correctly, Rover's North owns them currently?
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Old October 1st, 2007, 09:37 PM
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I dont know anything about the NRP, but I absolutely love the Borla on my rover. I think it sounds great, and I have never had any complaints about the exhaust being "too loud." I would also say that the rover is a very loud vehicle at highway speeds in general, but I would definitely not say that I consider the borla too loud even at highway speeds.

Honestly the borla has just a nice deep, throaty sound that I love. Plus the tip is baller.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 08:07 AM
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Anybody have experience with borla and rear mud flaps ????????????? Greg at rovers north led me to believe that they don't work well together.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 10:09 AM
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Here is 2 pictures of my Borla tip. I've never had mud flaps so I cant tell you if they would be in the way:
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 10:29 AM
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Dude! Where did you get that external cage? I live in Houston and am going to fab one. Any suggestions for a former Austinite?
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 11:10 AM
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I'm sorry, I dont speak to people who have moved out of Austin.
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It was the last genuine Safety Devices cage available here in the US. Alan made one like it for Randy and it looks like he did a kick ass job making it so before setting down the path of making your own, maybe talk to Alan. I dont have the link handy but there are a bunch of pictures of his cage on the Misc section if I recall.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 12:33 PM
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Have you thought of going with the NRP y-pipe and fab'ing our own cat back with flowmaster or something similiar? I think this is the way to go cost wise since the cat back will cost $100-200 (borla is over $500). Flowmasters also sound great but not too loud.

Also, ECR sells exhaust systems. They use randomtechnologies cats w/c are supposedly better than the NRP cats. They were out of stock a few months back and they are very expensive. They may be worth checking into.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 03:48 PM
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I know this doesn't answer your original question, but I replaced a virtually-new factory muffler on my 90 with a single, stainless Magnaflow, and I don't know how it could sound any better! Just keep your existing tail pipe (assuming you're happy with what you have now), replace your existing muffler with a Magnaflow, and save yourself hundreds! Absolutely NO droning inside, EXTREMELY nice sound, and in NO way too loud. Though I haven't heard the Borla mufflers, I have heard NRP's before, and they do sound excellent; however, in my opinion, mine sounds just as good - at a fraction of the cost!........Just something to consider if you want to save some money
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 04:22 PM
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Yep, I have a Magnaflow on my 97, I've gotten compliments on the sounds.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 08:23 PM
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now you guys are making me worried that the borla is TOO loud. Can we compare the sound to someting....Mustang....lge diesel truck....etc. I want to do this once the right way and be happy but on long island's north shore the d-90 populstion isn't that huge so comparisons are hard...
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 08:25 PM
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I just don't see why you would drop that kind of dough. The magnaflow will last you years for less than a hundred bucks
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 08:38 PM
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the cats need replacing.....the mid section and tailpipe are rusting.....so it's not just buying the magnaflow it's also having an exhaust shop do the complete bend....I would rather just buy the whole thing and bolt it on myself... to me it's really not about the money so mauch as making sure I get what I'm looking for
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