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Old 06-18-2014, 11:16 AM   #1
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ZL1 Exhaust What do you think?

IMO the stock exhaust with the famous fuse pull sounds okay, but to me sounds like a truck when its at wot. Im mixed on what i want to do for a cat back system. Im not installing headers, so thats out. im leaning towards the stainless works retro kit but heard they have some fitment issues? Dont know if thats true or not? Give me your opinion & if anyone has a sound clip of a zl1 with this system please post.
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:21 AM   #2
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Check the ZL1 Engine/Exhaust forum.
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:24 AM   #3
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From what I have read on here repeatedly is if you want "sound" from your stock exhaust or even aftermarket, you will need headers. I plan on adding them to my car next year for sure. I have owned several "trucks" with stock and also aftermarket exhaust and to my ears the ZL1 does not sound like a truck. How many of you have heard a ZL1 WOT OUTSIDE and not inside while driving with the windows down?
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:23 PM   #4
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How many of you have heard a ZL1 WOT OUTSIDE and not inside while driving with the windows down?
I haven't, but my wife says it sounds really good when I take off down the road and she knows everything.
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:59 PM   #5
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I haven't, but my wife says it sounds really good when I take off down the road and she knows everything.
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:28 PM   #6
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Thumbs up i concur w/the truck sound

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IMO the stock exhaust with the famous fuse pull sounds okay, but to me sounds like a truck when its at wot. Im mixed on what i want to do for a cat back system. Im not installing headers, so thats out. im leaning towards the stainless works retro kit but heard they have some fitment issues? Dont know if thats true or not? Give me your opinion & if anyone has a sound clip of a zl1 with this system please post.
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I hated the truck sound but I fixed it by installing a magnaflow x-pipe. now my car sounds like a high revving European exotic. nice and smooth and quieter to boot.
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:50 PM   #7
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?..... and she knows everything.
Yours too? I think I had the only one.
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:56 PM   #8
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Yes please post a video/sound clip if anyone has a catback retro SW setup. I've heard the SW headers and retro cat back video off their website and it sounds awesome. I have not heard one with just a SW cat back retro chambered exhaust on a ZL1. However I did hear in person the SW retro cat back on a 2011 SS with american racing headers. And to me that didnt sound good and actually sounded like a truck. Didnt have that muscle car sound.
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:17 PM   #9
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I have a mild to wild switched open with a Roto Fab CAI and a VMAX Throttlebody and those 3 mods made my car sound really throaty with a real nice supercharger whine.
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:01 PM   #10
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I did order the sw retro cat back. Should have in a few weeks an I will then post up a sound clip.
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:20 PM   #11
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Old 06-26-2014, 10:11 AM   #12
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I am interested to hear how it sounds with cats. sounds sweet on there sound clips with headers on as well.
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Old 06-26-2014, 02:44 PM   #13
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I like how my car sounds with the stock exhaust. I have CAI system and planning to add VMAX. To my ears it has the sound of a vintage muscle car. Not sure what it sounds like on the outside. I had a Shelby GT500 and think the sound of my ZL1 is far better..
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Old 06-26-2014, 03:59 PM   #14
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For a stock exhaust it is a good as it gets. Stock exhausts will never be as loud as some would like.
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