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Old 07-31-2013, 07:35 PM
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Installed Borla exhaust on my r56

I just installed the new s type exhaust from borla on my 2013 mini and thought it would sound louder, within time it will right ?
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I just installed the new s type exhaust from borla on my 2013 mini and thought it would sound louder, within time it will right ?
Yup. All exhausts get louder after about 1k miles broken in.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:32 PM
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definitely. i had a 3in magnaflow exhaust put on by my local exhaust shop and when i went to drive it after it sounded a lot quiter then i expected. after a couple weeks it got way louder. it sounds awesome now.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:32 PM
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Ahhhhh thanks guys, any suggestions on what to do next ? I already got an alta CAI, and hot boost tube !
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:43 PM
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You can go either fmic or downpipe...or both.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:49 PM
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What downpipe would be great with borla exhaust, to make it sound like a monster ?
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:06 PM
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Many choices out there. They all throw out CEL's so just pick your "poison". Some expensive (Akrapovic), some cheap (WMW, Evolve), and some bad quality (Riss Racing). Just use the search function and you'll figure out what is best for your needs...
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:13 PM
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You can solve that can you ?
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:19 PM
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^Heh, unless you have an AP or know a tech at MINI that you can pay for them to disable that CEL...
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:23 PM
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Dammit, any other way to make my r56 sound beast ?
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Muffler delete. CEL isn't even a big issue. I've had many lights lit up on the dash that I could care less at this point. I know what I've done to the MINI and I know what to expect and hear if something goes wrong. Your call!
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CEL isn't even a big issue. I've had many lights lit up on the dash that I could care less at this point. I know what I've done to the MINI and I know what to expect and hear if something goes wrong. Your call!
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Make it sound like a beast?

Sure, buy a different car. It's a small 4 cylinder turbo engine, it will never, ever sound like a small block.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:57 AM
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Make it sound like a beast?

Sure, buy a different car. It's a small 4 cylinder turbo engine, it will never, ever sound like a small block.
I beg to differ, I've heard minis sound extremely loud before !
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Loud and obnoxious? Because I've heard loud and it doesn't sound "clean". I always harp back to the Akrapovic exhaust on the R56 and even my friend's M3. They aren't loud, but they have the cleanest sounds for an exhaust.

I'd rather have a "clean" sounding exhaust over something that's so loud that the CHP will give you a hard time over it. My buddy's muffler delete is stupid loud and I'd never rock something like that on the streets...
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I beg to differ, I've heard minis sound extremely loud before !
Yes, but loud and good are not the same thing.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:13 PM
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Deep and throaty is good. This is what I want for my mini. Of course it won't sound like a V8 because it isn't. Doesn't mean it can't sound good. What gets me is the price of aftermarket exhaust. This car has a simple, short system. It shouldn't cost all that much, but they do.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:22 AM
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Re: "Make it sound beast." Uh, what does that mean, exactly? This is not an F1 car you're talking about, neither is it a Cummins diesel nor a Chevy small-block. It's a small, four-cylinder turbocharged engine. For starters, the turbo unit itself will attenuate some of the exhaust note. Second, fours can sound quite obnoxious. I'd suggest you be happy with what you have or get yourself a ratty old 1970s Camaro and put loud pipes on that.
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:12 PM
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I just installed the new s type exhaust from borla on my 2013 mini and thought it would sound louder, within time it will right ?
If S is really tame I can't imagine the more quieter touring.

Does it drone at all?

Any clips?
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Whats the standard for installing the Borla S-Type exhaust on a 2007 MCS? Where do I cut the original pipe behind the second cat?
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I could be wrong but I thought I read somewhere to cut 4" from weld at cat.

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Whats the standard for installing the Borla S-Type exhaust on a 2007 MCS? Where do I cut the original pipe behind the second cat?
when i installed my magnaflow, i cut 6" behind the welds on the second cat......i figure its easier to always cut more off than put more back on.
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I just installed the new s type exhaust from borla on my 2013 mini and thought it would sound louder, within time it will right ?
I thought exactly the same thing, it better get louder!

I installed my Borla S-Type exhaust a little while ago and at first I'm like where is that deeper throaty sound, my brother looked at me and I looked at him saying that's it! On my way home I believe it started getting louder even on the freeway, am I experiencing a placebo effect?

Strange thing is I had a pretty deep throaty sound when I had my AEM CAI installed with my stock exhaust, does the intake systems have any influence on exhaust sound?

On another note I looked into my second cat and couldn't believe how clean it was, it was white in color! Is it likely my first cat looks just the same?
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Yup. All exhausts get louder after about 1k miles broken in.
I just want to correct this older post real quick.

All exhausts with PACKED mufflers should get louder with some time. You can't sit here and tell me anything can change inside a muffler that consists of nothing but metal baffles.

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