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I’ve been waiting and watching for a while, considering aftermarket exhaust options. I’ve read dozens of posts on this board and the VCA board, checked out various manufacturer sites, and done a bit of reading.

My goal is a modest horsepower increase. I will be happy with a 30 horsepower gain. If I can get more, then so much the better. If I can save some weight by eliminating the factory cross-over system, then that is good too.

I think that I am finally coming to some conclusions.

Currently, the front runners are:

Headers:
Bellanger headers or B&B headers. Both Bellanger and BB seem to be well liked. Price on both seems comparable. I’m currently leaning toward the Bellanger headers.

Cats:
I know next to nothing about cats. I just know that my car will need to pass emissions inspection. I’m leaning toward a pair of 3 inch in/out Metal Honeycomb Substrate Cats sold by Jon at Parts rack. As I said, I know nothing about cats. This preference is simply based on the fact that they are the most expensive and Jon claims that they are “the best.”
If they provide better flow and will still allow me to pass emissions, then I’m willing to pay extra.

Cat-back:
I want to have my cake and eat it too. I want unrestricted flow, but I don’t want truly obnoxious noise. I want to be able to carry on a conversation in my car during normal driving without having to yell. I don’t mind noise when the car is being driven hard, but just cruising around I don’t want to be too loud. I need to remain in the good graces of my neighbors and the local sheriff.
So . . . I’m looking at Corsa’s cat-back systems. Folks seem to say that their cat back exhaust tends to have less “cruising” noise than others. Certainly, their website makes these claims, and hopefully it isn’t a bunch of BS. I’d love to go with their new “Track” exhaust, and eliminate the heat and weight of the cross over system. As long as the noise sounds like an aggressive street car and not a full on track car, and as long as the real volume doesn’t kick in while I’m just cruising around, the Corsa system sounds like my answer.

Anyone have any insight here? Anyone feel the need to step in and keep me from making a multi-thousand dollar decision that I’m going to regret later?

Thanks

Kai
 

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I sure hope you find exactly what you are looking for I would be interested as I have the same goals you do with noise and hp/emission concerns.

I had a Z06 with headers and Borla catback's the thing was so loud it sounded like a racecar while intimidating not many enjoyed trying to converse in the car and the cell phone was out of the question. :nod:
 

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I am also considering the Corsa Cat-back mainly because of my experience with it on my GenII RT/10. I have not seen the Corsa in person, but there is a difference in the exhaust tips between the Track and Cross-over systems. The Cross-over systems have the same 4" beveled tips that are on my GenII exhaust. The Track set up uses some kind of rolled tip - a much "plainer" design and certainly not as nice looking as the beveled tip IMHO. Corsa says they cannot put the 4 inch beveled tip on the track exhaust due to the size restrictions. The Track system certainly is lighter, louder, and has higher HP results.
 
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