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  • RBIRD
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    HAPPY for you, Hermann!!

    Bob

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  • HKS
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    Had my Borlas installed by my son more than 10 years ago (about 20K miles on Borlas now).

    Do this if you also have the K&N filter and find a not too steep uphill grade in town and want to impress friends or children:

    Floor it and listen to the teenage roar for a few seconds, until you get to the top of the hill.
    It impresses all.

    Only had to do it 3 times this year. Two times for relatives and one time for my new girlfriend who is in love with the Tbird and I.

    Not sure which one of us she likes more.

    Hermann.

    P.S. Most of the roaring should be credited to the courtesy of K&N.
    Last edited by HKS; Sep 25, 2022, 06:37 AM.

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  • 007Cruiser
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    Originally posted by Tom's Bird View Post

    OK - thanks for the tip. Now then, (stupidity is striking) where can I find the K&N Air filter? And, since I finally got into TBN - does anyone know how to FIX the "Cowl Shake?" Terrible rough ride starting about 35 MPH - went the new tires routine as well as many wheel alignments/balances. This is a REAL nuisance and stuck with it since I bought the car used w/ <20,000. Please help.

    Tom
    You actually would need the K&N Cold Air Intake System. If memory serves, 2002 is different from the other years. I would wait until you have the first 500 miles on your system. They do get louder.

    https://www.knfilters.com/search/For...20air%20intake

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  • Tbear
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    Originally posted by Tom's Bird View Post

    OK - thanks for the tip. Now then, (stupidity is striking) where can I find the K&N Air filter? And, since I finally got into TBN - does anyone know how to FIX the "Cowl Shake?" Terrible rough ride starting about 35 MPH - went the new tires routine as well as many wheel alignments/balances. This is a REAL nuisance and stuck with it since I bought the car used w/ <20,000. Please help.

    Tom
    Be sure your x braces are torqued to spec. 46 lbs if memory serves. Use a drive on lift.

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  • HKS
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    Originally posted by Tom's Bird View Post

    OK - thanks for the tip. Now then, (stupidity is striking) where can I find the K&N Air filter? And, since I finally got into TBN - does anyone know how to FIX the "Cowl Shake?" Terrible rough ride starting about 35 MPH - went the new tires routine as well as many wheel alignments/balances. This is a REAL nuisance and stuck with it since I bought the car used w/ <20,000. Please help.

    Tom
    K&N air filter option sounds OK in town.
    On a long highway trip, you might want to change back to the factory filter, unless your hearing is loss is already beyond salvaging.
    This is what I would do if I ever went on a longer trip again.
    HKS

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  • Tom's Bird
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    Originally posted by 007Cruiser View Post

    Add the K&N Air Filter to make it louder.
    OK - thanks for the tip. Now then, (stupidity is striking) where can I find the K&N Air filter? And, since I finally got into TBN - does anyone know how to FIX the "Cowl Shake?" Terrible rough ride starting about 35 MPH - went the new tires routine as well as many wheel alignments/balances. This is a REAL nuisance and stuck with it since I bought the car used w/ <20,000. Please help.

    Tom

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  • MISTYEYED829
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    Originally posted by Gobird View Post
    Doug, or they could play this one. The Bird will do 143 mph. I know I did it.
    (9) Chuck Berry - Jaguar And The Thunderbird - YouTube
    Interesting song since retros and jaguars are somewhat cousins.
    The cashmere we purchased recently has borla and K&N

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  • Gobird
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    Doug, or they could play this one. The Bird will do 143 mph. I know I did it.
    (9) Chuck Berry - Jaguar And The Thunderbird - YouTube

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  • 2Redbirds57/02
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    I still have the Borla system on my 2002 bird. The sound has got louder over time and 100,000 miles. But I like the sound.

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  • RustyFrye
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    Originally posted by Mujiir View Post
    However, if getting the neighborhood up in arms is your goal, I have found there are many ways to accomplish that... It is only limited by your imagination.
    You could play this really loud and it is bird related.



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  • Mujiir
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    Yes, do add the K&N system. Give the Borla system about 500 miles to 'bake in'. The sound improves over time. However, if getting the neighborhood up in arms is your goal, I have found there are many ways to accomplish that... It is only limited by your imagination.

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  • 007Cruiser
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    Originally posted by Tom's Bird View Post
    I thought that changing to Borla exhaust system would have the neighbors screaming at my garage door. Well, guess what - that DIDN'T occur. VERY disappointed in the sound for my donation of one grand!
    Add the K&N Air Filter to make it louder.

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  • Tom's Bird
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    I thought that changing to Borla exhaust system would have the neighbors screaming at my garage door. Well, guess what - that DIDN'T occur. VERY disappointed in the sound for my donation of one grand!

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  • tomw1618
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    Originally posted by Gobird View Post
    Ok, we are at the end of our beloved Thunderbird production, lets see how many Borla Guys/Gals we now have in our Borla Club membership. It doesn't matter who you bought your Borla's from or what you paid for them. All I'm interested in is how many Borla Club members we now have.
    If you purchased Borla's for your car, you are a member of our TBN Borla Club. Lets see the names of all our members.
    Please post your TBN name, the year/color of your car and a brief description on how you like the sound of your Borlas.
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    Up-Dated Borla Club List
    TBN Borla Club

    01. Borla Babe (Julie)...........2002 Thunderbird Blue
    02. Bruce (Bruce)................2003 Torch Red
    03. Jim Dube (Jim)..............2002 Thunderbird Blue
    04. Jim Dube (Jim)..............2005 Inca Gold
    05. Blue Heaven (Dino)........2002 Thunderbird Blue
    06. JAB02LHS (John)............2004 Monterey Mist Green
    07. redbirdsal (Sal)..............2002 Red
    08. Gary R (Gary)................2002 Black
    09. tbirdhiho (Kim)...............2002 Red
    10. jim heath (Jim)..............2003 Torch Red
    11. Salprint (Sal)................2004 Pacific Coast Roadster
    12. Goldwing (Rick).............2004 Platinum Silver
    13. micamaven (John).........2004 Platinum Silver
    14. RQTBIRD (Roger)..........2002 Whisper White
    15. Bubblehead (Mike)........2003 Desert Sky Blue
    16. sslate (Steve)...............2003 Black
    17. AG Bird (John & Anne)...2003 Mountain Shadow Gray
    18. Gobird (Spence)...........2002 Thunderbird Blue
    19. 007 Cruiser (Gene).......2003 007 Coral
    20. Bird03 (Wes) ..............2003 Torch Red
    21. JBird (Jim)..................2003 Black
    22. joelja (Joel).................2002 Thunderbird Blue
    23. Arlene Dagostino (Arlene)...2004 Merlot
    24. BirdBlue (Todd) ..........2002 Thunderbird Blue
    25. 2Fast4U (Claude).........2002 Thunderbird Blue
    26. larry n (Larry).............2003 Torch Red
    27. THNDRBRD02 (Noel).....2004 Torch Red
    28. Red Bird Dave (Dave)...2002 Torch Red
    29. ThunderBubba (Marty)..2002 Thunderbird Blue
    30. Ms Mitchell (Margaret).2004 Pacific Coast Roadster
    31. rstaples (Richard)........2003 Torch Red
    32. 02BlackBird (John).......2002 Black
    33. Dizzbe (Vickie)............2004 Merlot
    34. austingoodan(Austin)....2005 Black
    35. wwegge (Warren)........2004 Merlot
    36. GLOBIRD (Ed & Glor)....2004 Merlot
    37. Leisha (Tony)..............2002 Thunderbird Blue
    38. 4FUNDAYS (Patricia).....2004 Platinum Silver
    39. Czar_bird (Steve).......2003 Whisper White
    40. bwatkins...................2004 Light Ice Blue
    41. 04 Bird (TSmith).........2004 Merlot
    42. tcapoccia (Tony)........2005 Black
    43. mintbird (Doug).........2004 Vintage Mint Green
    44. OhioBird04 (Gary).......2004 Pacific Coast Roadster
    45. Joybird (Joy).............2002 Black
    46. T Bird Blues (Joy).......2004 Light Ice Blue
    47. twhiller (Tom)............2003 Whisper White
    48. dubjoy (Bill)...............2002 Whisper White
    49. SugarBabe (Kim)........2002 Black
    50. Marcuspolicus (Marc)..2005 Steel Blue
    51. Hannah3 (Jim)...........2005 Torch Red
    52. Bird02 (Lucille)..........2005 Cashmere
    53. wmm30xlh (Bill)..........2005 Black
    54. 2Bblubrds64/03 (Kent)...2003 Desert Sky Blue
    55. RTBRD (Joe)..............2002 Black
    56. Tbird686 (Chris).........2003 Black
    57. JerryP (Jerry).............2002 Inspiration Yellow
    58. N1NCZ (Rich).............2002 Whisper White
    59. MATBird (George).......2002 Black
    60. 94mcd (Pat)..............2004 Torch Red
    61. Bird02 (Lucille)...........2002 Thunderbird Blue
    62. Chuck (Chuck)...........2003 Desert Sky Blue
    63. Tyrod (Tom)..............2003 Torch Red
    64. 03 RETRO T (Rob).......2003 Whisper White
    65. LENJD (Lenny)............2005 Steel Blue
    66. Bill Brown (Bill)..........2002 Thunderbird Blue
    67. jayplanalp (Jay)..........2003 Mountain Shadow Gray
    68. MerlotBird04 (Tod)......2004 Merlot
    69. Becky BlueBird (Rebecca)...2002 Thunderbird Blue
    70. doubutsu (Charles)..........2005 Black
    71. BOBBARLY (Robert).......2003 Torch Red
    72. Balzout (Ryan).............2003 Black
    73. HKS (H. Siegl)............2002 Thunderbird Blue
    74. Bradford ...................2005 Cashmere
    75. Islandtime (Elle)..........2005 Cashmere
    76. 02bluebird (Mark)........2002 Thunderbird Blue
    77. ProboxFan (Gary).........2003 Torch Red
    78. Spirit73 (Larry)............2004 Merlot
    79. Ray theherd (Ray)........2003 Whisper White
    80. EldoradoBird................2004 Merlot
    81. John Ruffner................2004 Pacific Coast Roadster
    82. SKI (John)...................2002 Black
    83. VABird05 (Marilyn).........2005 Bronze
    84. deryl (Deryl).................2003 Black
    85. MerlotBlue (Steve).........2004 Merlot
    86. Sumerbird/Ron...............2003 Torch Red
    87. Mdquern/Max................2002 White
    88. THHNDR/Gary................2005 Bronze
    89. Blue Thunder/Alan..........2002 Thunderbird Blue
    90. LeoFenderBender/Dave....2003 Black
    91. Te42/Kent.....................2002 Wisper White
    92. Te42/Kent.....................2003 James Bond
    93. JLH/Jeff........................2005 Black
    94. Treken/Steve.................2002 Thunderbird Blue
    95. Bruce/Bruce...................2005 Inca Gold
    96. rerdmann17/Dick.............2002 Black
    97. Rogermills.......................2005 Med. Steel Blue
    98. bronzebird/Rick.................2005 Bronze
    99. dcrichards/David...............2002 Blue
    100. millken/Mike..................2003 Black
    101. 2k2bird/Paul...................2002 Red
    102. PaulD/Paul.....................2003 Black
    103. 2Redbirds57/02 / Sam....57 & 02 Red
    104. stewbob/Steward...........2004 Merlot
    105. southern/H....................2004 Merlot
    106. DalUyTed/Ted.................2005 Bronze
    107. leverne/La Verne............2005 Cashmere
    108. dpbarn/David.................2002 Thunderbird Blue
    109. Dana Trowbridge/Dana....2004 Torch Red
    110. Jim Spillane/spillanejrs...2003 Black
    111. steelblue5505/Mike.........2005 MSB
    112. gundler/Dave..................2005 Black
    113. 2bad4u /Alain.................2002 Thunderbird Blue
    114. 312/Randy......................2002 Black
    115. metinsure/Charles..........2002 Thunderbird Blue
    116. Chrome Dome/ Ken.........2003 Wisper White
    117. Lop/Lop..........................2002 Thunderbird Blue
    118. Deception Bird/Paul.........2005 Silver
    119. mdbluebrd/Larry.............2002 Thunderbird Blue
    120. Tbird/Roger.....................2002 Inspiration Yellow
    121. WyrdBird/Alex.................2002 Black
    122. Birdlover/Richard............2003 Black.
    123. 3rdBird/John...................2004 Black
    124. JohnT/John......................2002 NM
    125. Quickdraw/Harry.............2002 Thunderbird Blue
    126. Shaeman / Marty.............2003 MSG
    127. LA PHIL / Philip...............2002 NM
    128. Planetking / Ted..............2002 Black
    129. Cashr22 / Ross................2004 Silver
    130. prolen / Phil....................2004 Merlot
    131. racer402 / Adam Cromier 2003 Black
    132. JohnA / John Anderson....2004 Merlot
    133. Sierra977 / Newman Lofland 2004 Black
    134. MichaelM / Michael...........2004 PCR
    135. KY-BYRD / Michael Kullman..2002 Black
    136. PCR863 /Bob Fraser.........2004 PCR
    137. bulletproof / Jimmy Stallard 2004 Platinum Silver
    138. chesterwarren / Chester Warren....2003 Black
    139. Argon / Jason Root.............2003 Red
    140. drumgene / Gene Houston...2002 Black
    141, Blueders / Rryan..................2003 W. White
    142. Matirrat / Michael Stirrat......2002 Black
    143. T-Bird Concepts / Aaron.......2004 Ice Blue
    144. Hellcat / Drew Maser............2004 PCR
    145. David Newbold......................2002 Red
    146. martee / Marty Adelstine......2003 Black
    147. Manwithtools / Bob Miller.....2003 MSG
    148. Ricki......................................2002 T. Red
    149. longbill / Bill Long.................2005 MSB
    150. Old Joe / Baditude................2002 Black
    151. Cashmere Luv Brd / Ralph Armour ..2005 Cashmere
    152. Deangreer / Dean Greer......2005 Silver
    153. Cabrio Bob / Bob Eindhoven 2003 White
    154. EllisonCal / Calvin Ellison......2005 Black
    155. Cashmere Luv Brd ...............2005 Cashmere
    156. Yulee...................................2005 Silver
    157. RetroGeorge / George Boley...2004 Platinum Silver
    158. Thunderbird 22 / Xavier Marle..2002 Black
    159. CaptB737 / Jim Barens...........2004 Merlot
    tomw1618/ T Washburn........2004 Platinum Silver

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  • 007Cruiser
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    Originally posted by Yulee View Post
    Installed the Borla and K&N filter at the same time years ago. Loved the sound of the Borla but did not like the noise from the K&N so recently removed it and reinstalled the stock air filter. I like the overall sound much better now in my ‘05 Tbird. I kept the stock mufflers just in case needed. My wife prefers the quiet sound of the stock muffler but it is my car. Well, actually since she totaled her brand new Tesla S she has taken over my Tbird but the Borla is staying, she’ll just have to get used to it.
    I agree with you on the K&N after hearing it at an event. Just different strokes for different folks.

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