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Old 06-19-2016, 05:14 PM   #1  
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Misaligned Borla exaust

So I just put on my Borla catback ( have BHR Midpipe) and the exaust tips do not match. The left side (from back) protrudes out 1" further (from shroud) than the right side.

All hangers are connected and hang plumb. Also, it seats to the mid pipe just fine. So it seems that the problem is coming from the bend just before going into the muffler. It does not seem to be an install problem as I have messed with all 3 connection points and nothing changes.

Has anyone else run into a similar situation?
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Old 06-21-2016, 03:56 PM   #3  
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Its hard to hold this and take a picture by myself but you get the idea. It is VERY noticable

Could someone else please do the same and let me know how far they stick out? Idk what "normal" is because Ive never seen a Borla on an RX8 in person before
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I have installed a few Borla cat backs and never had an issue. Stock midpipe?
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Old 06-21-2016, 05:17 PM   #5  
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No, BHR. Which worked just fine with the stock catback
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Old 06-21-2016, 05:35 PM   #6  
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Yeah, some times it just take some adjusting but two locals have the BHR/Borla combo with no fitment issues. Has the car ever been wrecked?
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Old 06-21-2016, 05:48 PM   #7  
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Hell no, shes perfect. As far as adjusting, short of putting a slice in the muffler feed pipe, bending it, welding it back up, there is nothing else. If I bend the hanger rods, its just going to stretch the rubber mounts. Ive already tried moving both connection points on the Borla and it did not change anything
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Old 06-21-2016, 05:51 PM   #8  
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Also, it would help if I knew how far out the tips should actually be. That way I will know if the bend in the main pipe is tweeked, or if its just the one (removable) tip.
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Also, it would help if I knew how far out the tips should actually be. That way I will know if the bend in the main pipe is tweeked, or if its just the one (removable) tip.
I've got the same setup, OP. I can do a measurement this evening when I get off work.
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I have the issue, unaligned by about an inch..
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Andrew, that would be awsome. Thanks

DV, what midpipe/ cat do you have?
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I have the RB non-res pipe with a bhr res welded in
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most likely a fabrication mistake

The way it is mounted makes it difficult to be an install error
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Old 06-23-2016, 07:15 PM   #14  
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Im assuming it us. Thats why I need to know the normal length of stick out so I can figure out where the problem is
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Old 06-28-2016, 11:42 AM   #15  
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Can anyone with a Borla please measure your tips?
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Is it in the car?

If you measure from the rear hangers on both sides it will give you a reference if the mufflers hang straight. Otherwise it could be a little bit out in a couple of places that result in it out a lot more on that one side
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Old 06-28-2016, 04:45 PM   #17  
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Thats an idea, ill check
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Spoke with a guy at Borla and after an email exchange they are sending me out a whole new system!!! Thats customer service right there!!!! No bullcrap or anything, just sent him these pictures. Will post when I find out what exactly was wrong
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Sorry for not getting back to this. I was going to measure the same way you did but I couldn't find a square.

From my eyeball vantage point, mine hang perfectly even, so I can see it being a possible fabrication error. Great that they're sending you a whole new kit, though! Knew I liked my Borla for more than just its sound :D
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Oh its all good.Yeah I couldnt beleive how they acted towards this situation. If in a couple days I actually get a brand new kit, I will never buy another brand exaust again
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David Borla is actually a member here.

Very involved when the car was first on sale, and seems like he cares....
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David Borla is actually a member here.

Very involved when the car was first on sale, and seems like he cares....
Please send me an email at [email protected] or call the direct line to my office at 805.246.6067 and I'll take care of whatever issues you may have with our stuff.
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Borla is the ****. It's so refreshing to see companies who still get it.
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Please send me an email at [email protected] or call the direct line to my office at 805.246.6067 and I'll take care of whatever issues you may have with our stuff.
Did you quote the wrong person? Because Im the one with the issues...
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Guy, he quoted Stealth to validate his statement...
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