PDA

View Full Version : Borla Header "get ready to rumble"



OUTBACKWBEER!
10-20-2005, 06:27 AM
I scored a cheap exc conditon Borla for $150

Install was easy , except for the removal of the collector bolts from the old manifolds .I heated up with a propane torch /applied penetrating oil ...applied brute force with 1/2" breaker bar /14mm socket/wrench....the nut stripped ....bolts threads ok........? weird...!

I was able to reuse the old gaskets w/no leaks(only 3years old/36k on them.) No header wrap or ceramic coating 300miiles later no CEL......!

Nice power gains throughout the powerband/smoother acceleration........!
Oh yeah! The sound is great ....a nice lowend rumble at idle and @ WOT it just flat out sounds wicked!

Not your mommies wagon anymore........!!! I love the looks on those who hear this wicked sound come from a wagon! Makes me laugh! "dragon within" I'll need a sticker that says "you just got beat by a wagon!" :twisted:

belladonna
10-20-2005, 08:12 PM
nice buy :wink: glad you're happy with the result...what size piping are you running?

masube81
10-20-2005, 11:44 PM
Any pics of the dragon?

OUTBACKWBEER!
10-21-2005, 04:50 AM
nice buy :wink: glad you're happy with the result...what size piping are you running?

I have a 2.25" cat back with a Magnaflow muffler :D

OUTBACKWBEER!
10-21-2005, 06:25 AM
Any pics of the dragon?

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2005/10/borla-1.jpg

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2005/10/borlainstall-1.jpg

masube81
10-21-2005, 11:33 PM
Nice looking dragon. :shock:

Wiscon_Mark
10-21-2005, 11:55 PM
ooooo, ahhhhhh...


:D

OUTBACKWBEER!
10-22-2005, 04:27 AM
here's another pic of the dragon during a hill climb! :twisted:

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2005/10/climb-1.jpg

shazapple
10-22-2005, 11:06 AM
haha, thats an awesome pic! Now you need some shiny skid plates!

belladonna
10-22-2005, 11:54 AM
nice pic! :-D and i'm with lee, get some skid plates on that thing!

OUTBACKWBEER!
10-22-2005, 03:14 PM
nice pic! :-D and i'm with lee, get some skid plates on that thing!

I have skidplates/bashplate . However , they don't fit now since the header hangs down an inch lower so they will have to be modded to fit.

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2005/10/frontal2-1.jpg

belladonna
10-22-2005, 10:38 PM
that's a good thing to know because i was thinking of getting a skid plate :?

Wiscon_Mark
10-23-2005, 02:38 AM
modding for skid plate

materials:
1 hammer

:twisted:

OUTBACKWBEER!
10-23-2005, 03:20 AM
modding for skid plate

materials:
1 hammer

:twisted:

Funny.... it would take more than a 20lb sledge to bend my Primitive skidplate!
It's an 1/8 " thick folded! BOMBER!!! :shock:

I will mark with blueing ink and cut with a die grinder and have that section recovered and welded!!!

Wiscon_Mark
10-23-2005, 12:17 PM
yeah, I was mostly joking. If they protect your engine and body, then they have to be super strong. Just make sure you reweld that portion that sticks out with some stronger metal because it may have to support a lot of weight if it hits...

ooberdoob
10-23-2005, 12:42 PM
so badass in so many ways... :twisted:

pagong
10-24-2005, 01:39 AM
Where did you get that bullbar?

That looks awesome. :shock:

OUTBACKWBEER!
10-26-2005, 03:37 PM
Where did you get that bullbar?

That looks awesome. :shock:

I got it from Oregonoffroadsubaruclub.org