BORLA PERFORMANCE INDUSTRIES is the leader in the design and
manufacture of stainless steel performance exhaust. We began
two decades ago as a manufacturer of exhaust systems for such
"concours classics" as Rolls-Royce and Ferrari cars
and have evolved into the premier manufacturer of today’s
performance vehicles for the street, off-road, and racing.
BORLA is committed to providing world
class exhaust products which surpass the expectations of our
customers. To that end, our facility is complete with a state-of-the
art test and development center where we are continually improving
our manufacturing efficiency and standards. We have pioneered
a variety of improvements in the design of performance exhaust
systems. Alex Borla currently holds three US patents for innovative
exhaust system technology, and the company has won numerous
"Best New" product awards in the industry. Every
BORLA header and cat-back(tm) system is made from T-304 stainless
steel (superior to 409 or aluminized steel) employing mandrel-bent
tubing, all-welded construction, and is designed for accurate
fit and easy installation. Over 26 years experience and special
merge collector technology provide the ultimate in power and
The performance advantages of a BORLA
are widely recognized. The top engine builders in the racing
world rely on BORLA exhaust for maximum performance. In fact,
BORLA is at the forefront of the movement toward responsible
racing with our full line of patented, award and race-winning
racing mufflers that not only maintain a race engine’s
power, but in some instances actually add power. This technology
is incorporated into BORLA exhaust for the street, providing
7-10% increased horsepower and torque when you plant your
foot, and improved gas mileage at cruising speeds.
Why Stainless Steel?
Millions of exhaust systems are replaced every year due to
corrosion and poor performance. Automotive exhaust gases are
a mix of carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, unburned hydrocarbons
and moisture. These gases condense and attack the system internally.
Elements such as corrosive salts, moisture and mud contribute
to exterior deterioration. These elements combined with equipment
vibration, high temperatures, emission control requirements,
uneven road surfaces, and varying traffic patterns make it
easy to understand the need and demand for a long-lasting
exhaust system. BORLA systems are built to withstand these
destructive conditions -- we guarantee it for a Million Miles.
BORLA exhaust is built of aircraft-quality T-304 stainless
steel -- stainless inside and out, not mild steel, not aluminum,
not coated aluminum, not just wrapped with stainless on the
outside for show. Coating techniques, such as aluminizing,
can somewhat prolong the life of mild steel, but coatings
suffer at the weld points. And, comparing aluminized steel
to T-304 stainless steel is like comparing gold-plated metal
to solid gold! T-304 stainless steel has the highest chromium
content, making it the most resistant to corrosion and therefore
the most desirable material for a long-lasting exhaust system.
Note: Only the flanges are not stainless. In our twenty-year
experience, we have found the 3/8"--1/2" flanges
are so thick they will never affect the performance or longevity
of the system.
Choosing The Right Performance
Today, choosing performance exhaust can be confusing. A common
misconception is that "bigger is better". Many enthusiasts,
and manufacturers too, seem to feel that very large diameter
pipes are the only way to go for muscle car performance, while
we at BORLA have found for street use, big pipes just take
energy out of the exhaust, both by slowing down exhaust gas
velocity and by cooling off the gases. While exhaust may leave
the port at 1500 degrees or more, at the tailpipe it’s
down to 150 degrees -- a sign energy has been lost. Velocity
and uninterrupted flow are the real performance-making factors.
Furthermore, it is the low frequency range
that has energy (the sound you can feel inside the car); big
pipes increase the low frequencies, making an uncomfortable
roaring or droning sound. A BORLA exhaust system, on the other
hand, is designed for less restriction, keeping the velocity
and frequency high so the main sound is behind the tailpipe.
Late model cars and trucks are computer
controlled to such an extent that it may take a period of
time (600-800 miles) before the computer reprograms to reflect
the improved flow characteristics of your new BORLA exhaust
The distinctive look of BORLA’s
unique Intercooled Tips™ are a common sight on show
cars as well as the hottest street cars around the world.
In fact, we offer the broadest line of emissions legal exhaust;
and, as long as the OE catalytic converter location is maintained,
installation of a BORLA will not affect your factory warranty.
It is recommended to have your BORLA professionally
installed; however, if you choose to do it yourself, anticipate
approximately two hours for a system install and approximately
six hours for header installation. Compare the shipment contents
with the ship list before you begin, and make sure the tip(s)
line up, working and tightening toward the front of the vehicle.
BORLA doesn’t stop with unsurpassed
technology. We engineer and manufacture all our exhaust products
in the USA of aircraft-quality T-304 stainless steel and back
our street exhaust with a Million-Mile Warranty.
BORLA supports "Tread Lightly!"
and reminds you: When you go off-highway, go easy on the environment.
To ensure our quality meets the rigorous demands of clients
from vehicle manufacturers to weekend mechanics, BORLA®
is proud to be QS9000 Certified. This international designation
of excellence is continually renewed through a third-party
audit and requires rigid adherence to superior manufacturing