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Old 04-30-2013, 05:12 PM   #1
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Best exhaust for me? Help needed!

So I've had my stainless works LT headers on my L99 for about 8 months now and I still love them. Although, the current setup I have isn't really as exciting as it use to be for me. I have the LT's, resonator delete with a magnaflow x pipe and an aftermarket axle back. I want to go with a new catback set up to bring some life to the headers. I live in SoCal so I'm not trying to go crazy loud... I get pulled over enough as is . What I want is a nice clean deep sound. Please let me know what you guys think would be the best option for me!!
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Hands down, Stainlessworks Retro Chambered!! Not anything close!
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Headers with the Borla Touring cat back has a nice sound without being too loud.

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I'll search for some videos and see how it sounds! Any other suggestions?
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Yes, The SW Retro Chambered Catback
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Haha I listened to it and it honestly sounds amazing. I just hope it's not too loud.
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Haha I listened to it and it honestly sounds amazing. I just hope it's not too loud.
I won't be. The Turbo S chambered whatever it's called is the loudest muffler they have. The Retro Chambered is more deep than loud.
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I live in Cali too and had a Borla Atak and got rid of it when i did headers because it was too loud. My car is Orange and dont need any unwanted attention especially from cops as headers are illegal in CA. Everything is illegal in Cali!! Stainless works sounds awsome but its too loud with headers out here where we live. Trust me i loud but dont need any tickets!!

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I agree. I have the Corsa catback with Long tube Kooks headers and Hi flo cats and i love how it sounds. It sounds good going through the gears. It can be quiet when u want it to but it screams at WOT!! Best of both worlds!

Like Chase said the Borla touring will be good also. If i had a chance to do it again i would choose the Corsa once again or maybe the Borla S-type (a little deeper)
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:20 AM   #15
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I live in Cali too and had a Borla Atak and got rid of it when i did headers because it was too loud. My car is Orange and dont need any unwanted attention especially from cops as headers are illegal in CA. Everything is illegal in Cali!! Stainless works sounds awsome but its too loud with headers out here where we live. Trust me i loud but dont need any tickets!!



I agree. I have the Corsa catback with Long tube Kooks headers and Hi flo cats and i love how it sounds. It sounds good going through the gears. It can be quiet when u want it to but it screams at WOT!! Best of both worlds!

Like Chase said the Borla touring will be good also. If i had a chance to do it again i would choose the Corsa once again or maybe the Borla S-type (a little deeper)
I really appreciate the input especially from someone who gets where I'm coming from lol... It's a HUGE pain with the cops.
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Have you looked into ZL1 exhaust. Hit up Gene at GMPartshouse. He can get you a price. I wanna say around 1600. Then you have options all the time.
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I really appreciate the input especially from someone who gets where I'm coming from lol... It's a HUGE pain with the cops.
I don't see the big deal with the car being louder. It has mufflers, so the catback is legal. It's just the headers that aren't, and I don't think a cop will pull you over looking for headers.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:08 PM   #19
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I don't see the big deal with the car being louder. It has mufflers, so the catback is legal. It's just the headers that aren't, and I don't think a cop will pull you over looking for headers.
It's just an excuse to get pulled over out here and no one wants to deal with that. When I had a full straight pipe setup with my headers I got pulled over without the cops even seeing me. They heard my car and ended up finding me and pulled me over for a speeding ticket. Lol I know it sounds ridiculous but I'm serious.
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It's just an excuse to get pulled over out here and no one wants to deal with that. When I had a full straight pipe setup with my headers I got pulled over without the cops even seeing me. They heard my car and ended up finding me and pulled me over for a speeding ticket. Lol I know it sounds ridiculous but I'm serious.
I don't even know how that is possible...unless you were speeding when they pulled you over. Because I thought cops had to document the method in which they knew you were speeding. And last I checked, the only 2 methods they could check were radar or pace. They can't say they heard a loud exhaust from 3 blocks away, found you somewhere, assumed the loud exhaust came from you, further assumed that you were speeding when they heard the loud exhaust, and then decided to give you the ticket. I wouldn't have even taken that ticket if they handed it to me. But regardless, I do know that police can pull you over and do an on the spot inspection of your car if they want...at least around here they can. And noise violations can result in a ticket regardless of how legal your exhaust is. So just exercise caution with whatever exhaust you get.

Back to the topic, I don't think there is any exhaust that anyone has that they don't personally like. They all sound really good. It's just a matter of picking which one you particularly like as far as sound, performance, and price.
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I don't even know how that is possible...unless you were speeding when they pulled you over. Because I thought cops had to document the method in which they knew you were speeding. And last I checked, the only 2 methods they could check were radar or pace. They can't say they heard a loud exhaust from 3 blocks away, found you somewhere, assumed the loud exhaust came from you, further assumed that you were speeding when they heard the loud exhaust, and then decided to give you the ticket. I wouldn't have even taken that ticket if they handed it to me. But regardless, I do know that police can pull you over and do an on the spot inspection of your car if they want...at least around here they can. And noise violations can result in a ticket regardless of how legal your exhaust is. So just exercise caution with whatever exhaust you get.

Back to the topic, I don't think there is any exhaust that anyone has that they don't personally like. They all sound really good. It's just a matter of picking which one you particularly like as far as sound, performance, and price.
I was told I was speeding even though I was certain there was no police around me. So I just assume they just based it of the noise level of my car. Then again I could be wrong but I was given no radar proof.

But on topic like you said after looking at countless videos most cars sound great. I guess I just have to find one that matches me and my taste best.
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I was told I was speeding even though I was certain there was no police around me. So I just assume they just based it of the noise level of my car. Then again I could be wrong but I was given no radar proof.

But on topic like you said after looking at countless videos most cars sound great. I guess I just have to find one that matches me and my taste best.
Yea I'm surprised that ticket even stuck. How did he even know it was you? How did he even know it was a Camaro??

And yea, you've got the right idea. All anyone ever does is recommend the brand they bought. What's the best CAI? 10 members with 10 different brands will all say theirs is. But if they had a different brand, then that would be the best. And so on with headers and exhausts. So you can't really take anyone's word on which is the best. Youtube has lots of sound clips. Once you do pick a brand it may sound different when you hear it in person. And again, it will sound different as it breaks in. So keep that in mind. Because most clips are when the exhaust is brand new and just installed.
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It's just an excuse to get pulled over out here and no one wants to deal with that. When I had a full straight pipe setup with my headers I got pulled over without the cops even seeing me. They heard my car and ended up finding me and pulled me over for a speeding ticket. Lol I know it sounds ridiculous but I'm serious.
I belive it!!!
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The 3" is a little loud, but it is not overly loud even with headers and I will be damned if it isn't the best sounding exhaust for this car.

I have heard Corsa with headers..it has an exotic car sound, still sounds good......but not even a close second to this.

But if you are worried about the "5.0", then maybe the Corsa is best for you.

And I am not just recommending the brand I bought, I am on my 3rd exhaust system, I started with Dynomax VT' (Awesome system, too quiet). Went to the Magnaflow-Hated it, sounded high pitched and droned horribly and now here I am with the SW Retro and loving every minute of it. Radio no longer required
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