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Old 05-21-2008, 04:53 AM   #1
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Ok guys i recently purchased a dual borla exhaust kit for my xb and decided to do my own DYI. I figured why not, there is different ways to do this install and it is not hard at all. So lets get started.



Here is what it looks like completed:







Heres pretty much what comes in the box.
Pipe assembly
2 bolts, 2 nuts
Hanger assembly-



First step is to remove stock exhaust. Start by removing two bolts and nuts i believe they are a 14mm and 15mm. I found it best to not completely take the nut of the bolt so it could support the exhaust while i removed the hanger. Also used a stand to support it.
Heres what it should look like:



Next remove the exhaust from the rubber hanger. They make a special tool for this but for us " Get er Done's " channel locks will work fine. DO NOT! use a screw driver or anything other than a specialty tool/channel locks. You will only frustrate yourself and damage the rubber isolator. Wd-40 or penetrating spray will help ease of removal.
Place the one end of the tool between the flange and rubber isolator. The other at the nose of the hanger. Like so:



Once the stock muffler is removed the next step is to install the new one. This will be done in two sections. Attach new assembly to the existing piping. Once this is done it needs to be torqued to manufacture spec's about 18-24 ft. lbs with a torque wrench. Im sure if you do not have one you can rent one from your local auto zone. Also attach it to the existing hanger, its a lot easier to put back than remove for the first timers. BTW i saw the problem with the spring in this pic already and have fixed it.





Next you should remove the rear tow hook, instructions say to install the other hanger followed by the second piece of piping. I found it a easier to install rubber isolator and hanger to the second piece of piping and then finish assembly. But i will show you pics of where they go so you get the idea.




Last step, Is to fit piping together and torque the clamp. It needs to be torqued to about 32-35 ft. lbs. Do not tighten the clamp until piping is fitted together and everything is correctly aligned.




So far i am very happy with my purchase. Exhaust has a nice low/ deep sound up to 3,000 rpms. It does not sounds RICE! at all. If your are looking for something loud, this exhaust is not for you. At higher rpms or on the highway you hardly notice it at all. Cab noise is very minimal and does not ring your ears out. So if your looking for anything of this sort than borla is for you. Other than that to each his own, every body has there likes and dis-likes. Thanks all who took time to read this, if you would like to add anything please do.[/img]
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Niiiice!!! I want this so bad!!!

It sucks that the tips are welded on. Bummer. Oh well. I'll cut them off and use my own!!!
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lol vegan you think thats sexy just wait to see mine just wait lol
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lol vegan you think thats sexy just wait to see mine just wait lol
I'm not a fan of fart cans...
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lol vegan you think thats sexy just wait to see mine just wait lol
I'm not a fan of fart cans...
me neither, neither does the cops. Like i said to each his own we all have likes and dis-likes. O btw on sparks website they say that the exhaust is carb approved. But i want to contact borla and ask them if they have a carb number for this exhaust. That way if you were to get pulled over you would get a ticket for modified exhaust.
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How much was shipping to the CA, just to get a rough estimate to Pootah.
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since this don't have a muffler, wouldn't it be illegal coz from what i know you need a can in the back otherwise you'll get a ticket. is this true
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oh forgot to mention this i a real good DIY write up. mad props and it looks great
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this is a good diy

and fart setups
its 3 inch similar to this set up with a long resonator for the mid pipe
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How was the fit? My dealer is telling me that the fit is not good, but your pictures do not show any of that to me (this looks like a tight fit with no leaks)

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Ty for all your comments

coryjames- get some pics going when you get it on. Sounds like its going to turn out well.

Revrent- Fitment is excellent idk why your dealer is telling you such a thing. Everything went together nicely and there is absolutely no leaks. Borla makes quality stuff, its not your average Joe muffler shop job. Maybe there trying to sell you a trd exhaust or something.
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lol vegan you think thats sexy just wait to see mine just wait lol
there's just something wrong with this statement

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what springs do you have? your profile says TRD springs but i thought those were red..
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im a show him my masive threee inch ........ pipe lol
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what springs do you have? your profile says TRD springs but i thought those were red..
I had the trd spring but now i have sprint springs, i wanted to go lower. Its almost too low tho. I have to spend extra time putting it on any lifts and use rubber steps to get it on there without hitting or scraping.
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since this don't have a muffler, wouldn't it be illegal coz from what i know you need a can in the back otherwise you'll get a ticket. is this true
This Exhaust is street legal and CARB approved.

http://www.trdsparks.com/displaypart...&parts_id=1958

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These are only available in the Southeast Toyota region and we've sold dozens of them without any problems. I'm not sure where your dealer is getting his info.

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How was the fit? My dealer is telling me that the fit is not good, but your pictures do not show any of that to me (this looks like a tight fit with no leaks)


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Just click on the link and drop the part in the shopping cart. Your shipping will appear as soon as you enter your zip code.

http://www.trdsparks.com/displaypart...&parts_id=1958

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These are only available in the Southeast Toyota region and we've sold dozens of them without any problems. I'm not sure where your dealer is getting his info.

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How was the fit? My dealer is telling me that the fit is not good, but your pictures do not show any of that to me (this looks like a tight fit with no leaks)


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Yup just like i said i bought this exhaust from you guys and the fitment is beautiful. Do you guys have the carb number for it?
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