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Old 04-28-2010, 06:39 PM   #1
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What are the higher end exhausts

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Old 04-28-2010, 06:52 PM   #2
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My Stainless Works system has excellent build quality and sounds magnificent but all of the big name brands like Corsa, Borla, SLP, Magnaflow, are very good. They're all basically the same price... This isn't like the import scene where you have $4,000 titanium systems and what-not.
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Your stock exhaust is stainless steel. Just like Magnaflow, just like Corsa just like Borla just like SLP. I personally wouldn't touch it until you start getting mods with tons of horsepower.
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If you want to spend the most money, Borla or Corsa wins.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:54 PM   #6
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:12 PM   #7
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I like the sound of my spintech system. Good quality IMO. They will build ya about anything you want(stainless, 3", X or H, non necked down 3" etc) Cat back choice comes down mostly to a personal preference on sound. Try and hear what your thinking about in person.
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:05 PM   #8
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Yeah I thought it came down to Corsa, is anything better?
http://www.corsaperf.com/product_dis...spx?product=83
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:16 PM   #9
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Your stock exhaust is stainless steel. Just like Magnaflow, just like Corsa just like Borla just like SLP. I personally wouldn't touch it until you start getting mods with tons of horsepower.
Yes the OEM system is stainless steel, but includes 4 cats and 2 resonators, and 2 large restrictive mufflers, as well as a bunch of flat spots (clearencing) and kinked bends. We have seen as much as 40 horsepower gains from our full system without a tune! Add a cold air intake, a cam/valvespring swap, and a good tune and we made 107 rwhp improvement. 473 at the rear wheels for about 3k, which is starting to get you into the realm of the boosted cars...

Most of our customers choose exhaust as the first modification, simply because of the sound. Make it sound great, you make it more enjoyable to drive, and a heck of a lot more noticeable at the cruise-in!
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:20 PM   #10
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The THR mufflers Tom Henry Racing pops on his cars are.....well, in short -- fantastic! He offers a range of Healthy, to Loud, to Ear-splitting...and they all sound GREAT. The Catback piping includes an X-pipe, and I believe is 3" all the way back.

Build Quality is impeccable, and the service from THR is great!
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:42 AM   #11
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Yeah I thought it came down to Corsa, is anything better?
http://www.corsaperf.com/product_dis...spx?product=83
Just because it is expensive, doesn't mean it's the best.....


Go to the exhaust clip thread and listen till you find one you like.
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Old 04-29-2010, 04:25 AM   #12
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Id listen to all the clips... write down your top 3 and decide which has most value for cost. and get that!
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:23 AM   #13
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The Corsa is worth every penny. I would spend it again in a heartbeat.
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:40 PM   #14
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:55 PM   #15
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corsa borla and magnaflow are all bad ass exhausts
once you decide which one you would like send me a pm or email me and i will get you a price
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Old 05-05-2010, 03:20 PM   #16
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borla's don't sound good imho.

kooks or corsa would be the two i'd consider
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Old 05-05-2010, 03:30 PM   #17
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You might want to check out GHL Exhaust. Here is a pic.



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For the most part, you want to go out and buy what you like the sound of, but there are differences.

Companies like Borla and Corsa used T304 stainless steel. T304 is typically considered a better quality steel because of it's higher chromium and nickel content (about twice the chromium and about 20 times the nickel).

Other companies such as Magnaflow and Flowmaster use T409. T409 will over time show some surface rust, and the weld points will also turn a brownish color.

T304 systems will not rust or oxidize, so they'll look better over a long period of time.

I'm not saying that T409 is going to rust and fall apart in a year, but companies like Borla and Corsa do use more expensive materials. Just wanted to clarify, because I have seen posts where people think that all the exhaust systems are exactly the same.
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For the most part, you want to go out and buy what you like the sound of, but there are differences.

Companies like Borla and Corsa used T304 stainless steel. T304 is typically considered a better quality steel because of it's higher chromium and nickel content (about twice the chromium and about 20 times the nickel).

Other companies such as Magnaflow and Flowmaster use T409. T409 will over time show some surface rust, and the weld points will also turn a brownish color.

T304 systems will not rust or oxidize, so they'll look better over a long period of time.

I'm not saying that T409 is going to rust and fall apart in a year, but companies like Borla and Corsa do use more expensive materials. Just wanted to clarify, because I have seen posts where people think that all the exhaust systems are exactly the same.
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Get what you like as far as sound AND value....

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Old 05-05-2010, 06:41 PM   #20
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Best is Corsa IMO

Remember this: All aftermarket exhausts do three important things to improve overall performance: remove or improve degree of bends or kinks, remove or improve degree of purpose designed flow restriction, design the system to get the best sound ! All three of the big manufacturers do that without question ! Borla, Corsa, Flowmaster, Magnaflow, and SLP always had something that I liked and until upgrading my 2010 SS I favored SLP! But all of these Brands supplied one characteristic that I did not like......I still do not like it....."DRONE" ! Exhaust drone is that annoying, consistent, loud metallic humming that you hear at highway speeds. They all have it and if you travel much you likely wish you did not have it....... well take heart because there is one manufacturer that advertises that they have a system that does not have the dreaded "drone" ! I didn't believe it until now. My choices were down to either a Bola or Corsa system. The sound clips I heard were very impressive indeed and the customer reviews backed them up. Corsa was bragging that their system eliminates interior drone so I bought it. Not only do I now have an SS among the best sounding out there but I do not get any dreaded interior drone........the material is #1 and workmanship is eye candy! Happy Happy Happy I am ! Buy Corsa man !
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The THR mufflers Tom Henry Racing pops on his cars are.....well, in short -- fantastic! He offers a range of Healthy, to Loud, to Ear-splitting...and they all sound GREAT. The Catback piping includes an X-pipe, and I believe is 3" all the way back.

Build Quality is impeccable, and the service from THR is great!
+1... THR FTW!!!
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