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Borla Exhaust for Kia Stinger

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, and Exhaust Discussion' started by JustoGT, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. nhcowboy28

    nhcowboy28 United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    Then... umm... why did you dynomat? Like, isn’t the point to hear the new exhaust tone be louder than stock...ummmmmmmm
     
  2. Kamauxx

    Kamauxx United States 2500 Posts Club!

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    Oh, this is what it looked like after doing the trunk and under the rear seats. I stuck the dynaliner to the underside of the panel that covers the spare.

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  3. Kamauxx

    Kamauxx United States 2500 Posts Club!

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    It may be the point to some but no, I didn't buy an exhaust for more noise. I chose Thermal specifically because it was the quietest option available (at the time). I wanted performance increase (removing the crimps and bends) not sound increase.

    Like I said, I dynamatted the car to give it more of a "luxurious" feel because I was actively shopping for an Audi. Instead of trading the Stinger in I figured I'd spend some money to upgrade the ambience of the interior. (lighting, sound deadening, and audio upgrades) So far its stopped me from dumping the Stinger.
     
  4. nhcowboy28

    nhcowboy28 United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    Fair enough. Good stuff
     
  5. Doel

    Doel United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    hows the sound with the downpipes? I'm sure it has to be louder than stock at least a bit.
     
  6. Kamauxx

    Kamauxx United States 2500 Posts Club!

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    My exhaust has been modded since April or May so I don't really recall the stock sound BUT it did make it louder than with the Thermal alone. I crack my garage door and warm my car up in the morning and I can hear it throughout the house. I couldn't before.

    Many people with stock exhaust report the SSR doesn't really make it louder but it does change the tone.
     
  7. Doel

    Doel United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    yeah but I've heard the downpipes make a pretty big difference when you have an aftermarket catback. Not the case with the SSRs?
     
  8. derekcal

    derekcal United States Newish Member

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    I cant speak for SSR downpipes, but Ive installed ultimate performance downpipe/midpipe, and its deffinatly louder in a good way, I also have Ark catback.
     
  9. Kamauxx

    Kamauxx United States 2500 Posts Club!

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    The sound now is completely different. It's louder and sounds more aggressive.
     
  10. Doel

    Doel United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    louder, more aggressive, no drone. I think I may need to get me a thermal catback and ssr downpipes :)
     
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  11. Ozstung

    Ozstung Australia 2500 Posts Club! Sustaining Member

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    Exactly what I plan on doing with some 1/4" dynaliner. Problem is everyday is 100f & 70% humidity- crazy.
     
  12. Fl stingergt

    Fl stingergt United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    I have borla . Dynomated rear it drops it a lot the noise that is. What do you think all these high end cars with exhaust deal with it’s louder that’s the trade off for better sound and more power.plus it’s not a v8. 4 and 6 cylinder engines just work off different harmonics so the sound is just at a weird louder pitch. Instead of deep growl of v8,v10,v12. Like someone said earlier in forum you just try to make it bearable or keep it stock.
     
  13. stingerbrunei

    stingerbrunei Brunei Darussalam Newish Member

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    why is the recent video posted by Borla so much more different from the orange Stinger in the SEMA video?



     
  14. inthebay

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    How did the UltraTouch Denim roll workout? Did it help?
     
  15. JohnG7

    JohnG7 United States Active Member

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    The denim bats worked great, I ended up removing the dense foam I used in testing and replacing all of it with denim.

    BUT- In trying to dampen or lessen sound, success will require use of various density products. This denim bat is great for stuffing into voids, to have success use a few damping materials. Once I installed the UltraTouch Denim, my results were good enough that I stopped my attempts at keeping noise out, the end. Make sound work a little, it loses its edge.

    I bought my Borla to HEAR IT, I STILL love it's tone, STILL consider it the best I have heard. Now it is LOUD when I want it to be, but sweet- AND IT WILL NEVER,EVER BE MISTAKEN FOR A TESLA.

    Yes, the UltraTouch Denim did help (but by itself I doubt you'd hear much difference).
    Setup a decibel meter app on your phone (or handheld dB meter), each method used relies on the others for best success.

    95 dB out the pipes is going to be heard, your foot IS the volume control.
     
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  16. Trafficman

    Trafficman United States Newish Member

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    I saw sound clips of the ARK exhaust.
    I liked the sound also myself..
    But the price was around 1600-1900.
    Correct?
     
  17. nhcowboy28

    nhcowboy28 United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    Some used ones are out there...
     
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