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Old April 8th, 2009, 12:47 PM
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NRP or Borla exhaust

Im about to replace my stock exhaust on my 95 D90. Was wonder which exhaust would be better suited for my defender? I looking for a strong sound and fitment to my defender. Heard a lot of good things about both. But cant seem to make up my mind on which to go with. Plus there is quite a price difference between the two. Borla being the most expensive. Please give me some advice. Thanks again.
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Old April 8th, 2009, 12:49 PM
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NRPs rust. Bolra last forever.

Here is a used one.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=19513
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Old April 8th, 2009, 12:50 PM
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I went back and forth with this for a long time. I ended up with the borla and couldnt be happier. Granted I dynomatted my truck so the sound isn't bad. I really liked the look of the borla better than the NRP. As for price, I searched and bought it from a random place online for 580.
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Old April 8th, 2009, 01:13 PM
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Magnaflow
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Old April 8th, 2009, 01:18 PM
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Hey Charles,

If you are concerned at all about off-road clearances, I think the Borla wins hands down. The NRP mimics the factory turned out tip, and looks just as vulnerable to damage as the stock set-up, IMHO. I cut my stock exhaust after my first offroad trip long ago.

That being said, I had an NRP system (Y-Pipe and Cat back) on my '96 Disco, and it had a fabulous, but not overwhelming sound. Some find the Borla to 'Drone' a bit too much at highway speeds. I didn't have rust issues with my NRP, but I only had it for about two years before the truck was sold, and I have heard reports of rust issues...
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Old April 8th, 2009, 02:25 PM
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You can have a custom bent exhaust with magnaflow for less than the rusty NRP and girly-looking Borla.
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Old April 8th, 2009, 08:00 PM
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I love the Borla for both the looks and sound, my CAT's went bad a few months later and I replaced them with Magnaflow. The combination is incredible, I low growl but deep sound....
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Old April 8th, 2009, 08:40 PM
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What part number of Magnaflow cats do you have?

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I love the Borla for both the looks and sound, my CAT's went bad a few months later and I replaced them with Magnaflow. The combination is incredible, I low growl but deep sound....
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Old April 8th, 2009, 08:51 PM
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I have the full NRP on both my trucks... I really like it, I've never had any issues.
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Old April 8th, 2009, 10:21 PM
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Cat # 39004 Check ebay. I live in CA though with different emissions. Think they make cheaper ones for outside ca. I have had them for about 8 months no complaints. Check out there website, used my truck for the sound clips.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 06:26 AM
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Brent is correct, I used the #39004 CATs....I'm running the NRP Y pipe, but the CAT's were just shot on it so I cutout the old & welded the new magnaflows. Very happy all around with the sound & tone.
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Another vote for the Magnaflow product, I am getting some Magnaflow cats put on my Classic now. Its "easy" to run the CUX trucks without cats.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 09:56 AM
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Another vote for the Magnaflow product, I am getting some Magnaflow cats put on my Classic now. Its "easy" to run the CUX trucks without cats.
Let us know what you think of the Magnaflow cats.

I'm happy with the Magnaflow muffler - and I think new cats are in my near future...
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Old September 4th, 2009, 01:51 PM
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Might as Well....

Is it worth the time?.... to cut the cats out of the factory y pipe and weld in new cats? Or just buy a NRP Y Pipe with new Random Tech Cats?

I have already installed a custom SS Cat Back with Magnaflow and small resonator to cut down on the drone.... but one of the cats is making a terrible nose at cold start up. Goes away when warm....
Or is an option to have a new custom y pipe constructed locally?
BTW, the three must expensive words in 110 Ownership ..... "might as well"
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Old September 4th, 2009, 02:01 PM
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Rimmer Bros. SS Sport exhaust with headers is what I have on my 110, I like it and it is not as farty as the borla.
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Old September 4th, 2009, 02:18 PM
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http://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/Item--i-GRID010449
I don't see cats in this set up and we draconian emission here in the Colorado
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If want to do just headers, who knows the headman part number?
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Old September 4th, 2009, 02:30 PM
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Just have your local muffler shop add the cats to the Y pipe.
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Old September 4th, 2009, 02:40 PM
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Do you have pictures of this set up mounted? I hate the stock dual muffler set up. How is the routing?
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I can take some pics and post tomorrow. As for the routing, the one thing I can say is that the Rimmer Bros sport exhaust tucks up a lot tighter and does not hang below the transmission cross member. It is a much cleaner package. After the Y pipe is the same as the stock. My unit only has the single muffler with no resonator. I am very pleased with it.
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Old September 4th, 2009, 02:54 PM
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Do you know if you could mount the single muffler to the stock cat system? The dula resonator sucks. Also the previous owner mounted some flowmaster crap and it is routed too close to the self leveler.

Pics would be great!!

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