You're right. I was thinking the same thing as you, plus more. I really wanted the Borla at one time. The ground clearance is reduced slightly, and so is the rear departure angle it looks like.Zire said:Hello everyone...
Okay, I've been fumbling with the whole 'dual exhaust' issue and there is one thing I just can't get over... with the Borla system, doesn't the dual exhaust cut down on your clearance height?
Call me picky, but I can't seem to get over this issue. I'm considering going with a single side exhaust as a result. Any input / opinions / corrections to my thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Here, I've added the picture link from the Borla website to better illustrate what I'm talking about:
... Or, Borla's website re: the Armada is here:
Hey Eurohazard your right on the second look there is no Y pipe the only thing that joins them pipes ir the Muffler heres a pic of my setup b4 installeurohazard said:You're right. I was thinking the same thing as you, plus more. I really wanted the Borla at one time. The ground clearance is reduced slightly, and so is the rear departure angle it looks like.
The thing that locked in my decision against the Borla was the fact it isn't a true dual exhaust. It has a Y-pipe like the factory that brings the two bank's exhausts together, then brings them to one tube, and then splits again. I understand the Armada's underpinnings are difficult to work around with the IRS, and rear air compressor (for those with auto-leveling), the spare tire, and hitch etc.......but I felt the price was far too much for the dual "look" exhaust.
Actually taking a look at it (after not seeing the pics in a while) it might actually be a real dual exhaust. The pic shows them sharing a muffler, which is OK due to packaging reasons.....but it also seems there is no Y-pipe. I think I was wrong on my 1st thought.
Hey Steve.....how much did you spend for your dual exhaust?madafan said:If you are interested in dual exhaust, IMO you should go to a local muffler shop and have them design and install exactly what you want. Thats what I did and it looks great has no ground clearance issues as others do, no leaks as it was all welded and costs a whole lot less!
eurohazard....eurohazard said:Joe C--thanks for the confirmation....your pics are better than Borla's!
Zire....for the record I bought Gibson's single-side-swept galvanized aluminum exhaust. I like the way it sounds, and I like the fact that it looks factory (I kept the chrome tip off for the "sleeper" look). But I will honestly say, I am not impressed with the fitting. Every single joint leaks. I had to get it welded, because the clamps are garbage.
The exhaust cost me $250 installed and another $100 for the magnaflow muffler installed. Total project was $350 and I love it!kcbrake said:Hey Steve.....how much did you spend for your dual exhaust?