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craigsredram 06-08-2013 11:36 PM

Borla XR-1 Sportsman Muffler
Been doing alot of research between this forum and Google search and Youtube videos. And I came to the conclusion that the Mufflex system isn't what I am looking for as far as sound comes. So I have decided to try and replace my factory muffler with one from Borla, more specifically the Borla XR-1 Sportsman. I got the 15" Round XR-1 Muffler part #40085.

I contacted Borla to see what the difference was between their XR-1 Sportsman and their XR-1 Multicore was. They essentially told me the XR-1 Sportsman is going to be louder because it only has one core that is straight through.

So my plan is to replace my factory muffler with the Borla and weld a 3" inlet to 2.25" Dual Outlet Y-Pipe to the Borla so I can retain the factory duals.

I just ordered everything today, so I won't have it for a few days. Anyone foresee any issues I might run into with this setup? I can post pics and a video for anyone interested in the setup.

05ram 06-13-2013 07:31 PM

Would love to see the install and hear it, Borla is top notch, you get what you pay for. Nice choice.

Grubrunner 06-13-2013 07:35 PM

I've owned more than one borla CB in the past with nothing but extreme praise.

I've never heard/seen/read anything negative about a Borla exhaust.

You'll be wrapped.


craigsredram 06-14-2013 09:39 AM

Awesome. My truck is at the Exhaust Shop getting the muffler installed. I wanted it TIG Welded together (all the piping, y-pipe, and muffler is T-304 Stainless) and the Muffler assembly to be clamped back on like the factory muffler. I will take pictures when I get it home in a few hours. I will try to get a video with the truck parked in the grass, maybe the weather will be nice today.

I searched on Youtube to find videos of what my Borla Sportsman Muffler would sound like and I didn't find too many. I did find a Ram with dual Borla setup and headers, that one sounded very good. I think that one had the Pro-XS Mufflers though.

craigsredram 06-14-2013 03:19 PM

Here are some pictures and a somewhat decent video.

It has a very deep roar to it with a nice sound inside the truck. It doesn't drone. I like it. Now time to save up for the headers.

MangoTangoMofo 06-14-2013 03:57 PM

That sounds fantastic! and props for your creativity! ... I'm sure you might have some followers in the future ;)

craigsredram 06-14-2013 11:03 PM


Originally Posted by MangoTangoMofo (Post 1125239)
That sounds fantastic! and props for your creativity! ... I'm sure you might have some followers in the future ;)

Thank You! I just wanted to try something a little different and it may help someone else out too. The Mufflex kit looks like a great system, but I didn't care for the sound. To me it didn't have that deep roar I was looking for.

brad471 06-26-2013 09:45 PM

does this drone at all at highway speeds?

Chris b 06-26-2013 10:52 PM

I like that brother!!!!

nfd538 06-26-2013 11:32 PM

I have that same setup with the y pipe except I have an Aero 3030xl muffler. Borla is nice had one one my old SRT jeep.

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