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Old 01-26-2009, 06:33 PM   #1
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Corsa Magnaflow or Flowmaster?

I think i have it narrowed down to these. Any opinions on which would sound best on the LS3?
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:37 PM   #2
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I had a Magnaflow system on my Grand Am GT1... sounded great... i have a Borla system on my WRX and the power output is INSANE.. but minimal sound...

I'm going to see how it sounds off the bat, but if i do something I think I'm going to go with a Corsa chambered exhaust or a Magnaflow system.
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:43 PM   #3
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I vote Magnaflow from your list. I don't think it'll drone too much and it's stainless. I like the sound of Flowmasters but they're only aluminized and seem to be heavy on resonance, from the several that I've had. Corsa's good too, but $$$.

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Old 01-26-2009, 06:47 PM   #4
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It's all about personal preference in the end...I have Corsa on my Z28 and it's exactly what I was going for, but might not be what the next guy liked.
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:51 PM   #5
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which is the loudest?
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:52 PM   #6
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I had a 71 Caprice sport coupe with a 396 BB and I put 2.5" exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers on it and it sounded FANTASTIC!

At idle the grumble of the big block would resonate and surround the car with this deep, throbbing LUB LUB LUB. But give it some gas and the mufflers would take the volume out without losing the sound. I miss that car :( even though it weighed 4400 lbs and was a half mile long

The best part of that car was it was a total sleeper. Mint green paint, factory hubcaps and a bored, cammed 396 with dual exhaust and about 375 HP.




darn.. now I really miss it
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:35 PM   #7
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I've personally only used Magnaflow out of those - i don't have a single complaint, love my exhast
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:06 PM   #8
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corsa for sure... you get what you pay for

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Old 01-26-2009, 08:40 PM   #9
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I love the flowmaster I have, but it's on a V6. I know its not on your list but my neighbor has the SLP loudmouth on his firebird and I love it. If SLP gets back into the game I would seriously consider them.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:42 PM   #10
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Magnaflow. if you are going with a catback. its a toss up if you are just swapping mufflers. unless flowmaster changes something, their catbacks will sound and perform just as bad as they did on the 4th gen camaros.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:52 PM   #11
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I had a Flowmaster catback on my 4th gen Z28 and I loved the performance and sound of it....of course, keep in mind that sound is a personal preference. Mine held up great and definitely performed well.
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go dyno it.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:56 PM   #13
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I was advised leave the car stock for a few months. The advise is to give these companies some time with the new car to update what they have to offer. It seems like sound advise to me, but I have never purchased an aftermarket exhaust so I really have no idea!!!!!
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:21 PM   #14
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Some searching on youtube would yield some good sound results. From my own experiance, and from what i've seen and heard, i would and will go with Magnflow. Nice, beautiful sound, not droning at highway speed, lovely little rumble at idle. And this is just off my 91 Caprice Classic with a 3" single exhaust and Magnaflow Ultraflow II!
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All the brands mentioned are great quality systems, with numerous variations of sound & performance.
However, I know a lot of Vette guys who swear by the Borlas, because they offer best sound with less cabin drone, and I have personally experienced it.

You can also go to the company websites and listen to the samples, but of course they won't be the same as in person, but you can get an idea.
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I was under the impression that Borla is making the cat back for GMPP..can anyone confirm this?...I thought I read that here in one of the exhaust posts. I am waiting to hear it before I make any decision. It just might sound sweet who knows
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I just look on youtube at c6s and g8s with different exhaust and corsa still sounds the best imo, kooks is good to if you get the whole setup (exhaust, cutout, headers) which costs about $2400
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i had borlas on my dodge ram sst great quality but the sound wasn't strong enough. I have heard some corsa on vettes and thats badass
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We need to let all the manufacturers adopt their product to the Camaro's unique exhaust system before deciding.

But, I will tell you that Corsa exhaust and AR headers on an otherwise stock LS3 Vette sounds pretty dang good! (at least to me)

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first corsa
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thired flowmaster i have a flow master on my camaro 95 but i take it off it's not that good
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in that vid, i wanna see that yukon if they're comparing the 0-100 to a LS3 vette!
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I think i have it narrowed down to these. Any opinions on which would sound best on the LS3?

Well...i've heard some of the exhaust note videos...and i dont like it...so i have a pair of flowmaster super 40's in my garage....I've always loved the 40 series...has that deep throaty sound at low rpms and an insane scream at top end. I have a pair of regular 40's on my trans am and i love it. But if you want to be discrete...you prolly wanna a 3 chamber exhaust like the flow 50's or delta series.

I've never tried magnaflow...always stayed with flowmasters.

IMO flowmaster 40's denote a V8 under the hood.
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It varies on every car. I'd wait before you pull the trigger. You should see dynos and hear them first.
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Magnaflow here .. with a catted xpipe .. loved the sound on my 04 cobra ..

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