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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Corsa System in the works in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Originally Posted by AERO1 Our Cadillac CTS-Vs aren't your normal old school vehicles. We have supercharged 6.2L V8 engines under ...
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    Re: Corsa System in the works

    Quote Originally Posted by AERO1 View Post
    Our Cadillac CTS-Vs aren't your normal old school vehicles. We have supercharged 6.2L V8 engines under the hood and I want to hear it! I want to hear the V8 rumble, I don't want the typical Corsa motorboat sound. I want what most of us hot rod guys want, a V8 rumble, not a boat burble.

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    everyone likes different sounds, but wouldn't my '05 ls6 be more of a "muscle car" "hot rod" "V8 rumble" engine then the LSA? and shit i'd rather hear that Eaton whine over an exhaust any day!


    also true with Corsa being expensive but when you drive a $60k+ caddy why skimp on exhaust becuase of price? it's like putting Corsa on a Ferrari, now you know you'd be putting Tubi or Capristo on a ferrari...

    i can't complain though because i paid $668 (shipped) for my Corsa brand new... thanks Gus!

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    Re: Corsa System in the works

    Your LS6, my LS2 in my 2006 CTS-V and the LSA 6.2L engines are all pushrod small blocks derived from the Corvettes so they are all considered hot rod muscle car motors.

    The Northstar 4.4L supercharged engine in my 2007 STS-V is a different animal altogether. It is NOT considered a muscle car hot rod engine because it is a DOHC 32V Cadillac engine even though it has some serious power.

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    Re: Corsa System in the works

    Quote Originally Posted by AERO1 View Post
    The reason why Corsa can't get the same Borla sound is because they advertise zero in cabin resonance and you can't get that V8 rumble without the resonance. Basically Corsa designs systems that have that type of motorboat sound because that is as close as they can get to the V8 rumble without the resonance.

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    SG, we are usually on the same page, but not here. Motorboat? Hardly. You can say it is not as loud as a Magnaflow or others, but not a motorboat...hardly. In fact, many of the V1 owners thought the Corsa was the absolute loudest of any exhaust at WOT.

    I like the stock exhaust, but I also loved my Corsa. I bet the Corsa is a different beast on an automatic though and I'll have to hear it and see the price before I would switch.

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    Re: Corsa System in the works

    A lot of you new forum members might turn your nose up at this, but quite a few of the first generation V owners got a terrific sound out of their cars by either drilling a hole and removing the packing from their mufflers or just removing the mufflers completely.

    It sounds like redneck engineering, but the LS6 and LS2 sounded awesome after this mod, so I'd assume the LS3 would be the same. I've heard both Gen.1 motors with the muffler delete, and they sounded exactly like my 04 LS6 V with Magnaflows on it.

    Just a random thought.
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    Re: Corsa System in the works

    On my 05 V......I started with the B & B exhaust.......didn't care for the drone.....plenty loud, but even while just cruising hard to converse in the cabin and listening to the radio was a pain. I switched to the Corsa. My car has Katech long tube headers, no cats, and the Corsa exhaust. It is a PERFECT set up. Extremely loud (nice sound) under WOT, but while cruising nice and quiet and NO DRONE. So, IMHO.....loud, when you want it to be loud. Quiet, when you want it to be quiet. Pricey, but a high quality piece of work.

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    Re: Corsa System in the works

    Quote Originally Posted by Kadonny View Post
    Motorboat? Hardly.
    It's understandable why some might get the motorboat impression from the sound of a Chevy V8 with Corsas. Corsa got their start doing boat exhausts, and the venerable small block is used to power a lot of boats...

    jas

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    Re: Corsa System in the works

    Quote Originally Posted by SoJersey05V View Post
    i've never liked the sound of borla... not loud enough.. bassani makes good stuff, stainless works makes really nice stuff.

    magnaflow... wouldnt put that on my lawnmower.

    I love Corsa because, it is the kind of exhaust you would expect on a V... quiet at cruising and idle... but when u mash the throttle or give her some rev's... it opens up like a F1 car..

    and why would you want a muscle car sound on a caddy? this isn't a 69 camaro or ol' el camino... IT'S a V!
    That is exactly why I choose to go with the Corsa system. I use my car for business as well and can not have the muscle sound all the time, but definately want it there when I want it there. It is a supercharged V8 but if that is the only reason I was buying the car I could have easily bought faster. It is a multi-purpose car for me personally - that is what has been such a great attraction for me with the car. I get to have my cake and eat it to

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    Re: Corsa System in the works

    Quote Originally Posted by chris1268 View Post
    That is exactly why I choose to go with the Corsa system. I use my car for business as well and can not have the muscle sound all the time, but definately want it there when I want it there. It is a supercharged V8 but if that is the only reason I was buying the car I could have easily bought faster. It is a multi-purpose car for me personally - that is what has been such a great attraction for me with the car. I get to have my cake and eat it to
    well i and i'm sure many other will be waiting anxiously for the 1st sound clip of this beast screaming through Corsa's stainless perfection! you should ask the guys at Corsa to take some spy photos so we can drool...



    on another note, i've seen most of the guys with a Corsa kit swap out the tunnel mufflers (which help cancel out the drone) with an X-pipe to make it a little more noisy.. i say for noice... STAND ON THE THROTTLE!! lol

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    Re: Corsa System in the works

    I had the Corsa on my '04V1 and loved it. However, I really like the supercharger sound on my V2 and don't want it drowned out with an even louder exhaust.

    I still have my complete V1 exhaust system if someone wants it.

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    Re: Corsa System in the works

    Quote Originally Posted by vmaniac View Post
    I had the Corsa on my '04V1 and loved it. However, I really like the supercharger sound on my V2 and don't want it drowned out with an even louder exhaust.

    I still have my complete V1 exhaust system if someone wants it.
    I will post a vid when I get the car back or sooner if I can get Jim to send me one.

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    Re: Corsa System in the works

    Exhaust note is personal preference, build quality is not. On my C5 Z06 I have owned B&B Bullets (loud but drone), Borla Stingers (loud, but almost truck like), Corsa Indy's (loud and no drone), and am now back to stock titaniums. The build quality of the Corsa product is unsurpassed and in my opinion they sound the best of all I have owned.

    That being said, I now favor long tube headers, no cats, and stock exhaust with electric cutouts. You can change the personality of the car with the flip of a switch. A quiet cruiser for around town, or a monster at WOT.

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    Re: Corsa System in the works

    Here are some pics of the stock exhaust. Notice the 3 fairly severe crimps in the piping.

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    Re: Corsa System in the works

    And, there is apparently no truth to the rumor (Corvette site) that Corsa is going out of business. Looks like they got bought by a private concern and many of the same folks are still there. I can say I have had several Corsas and they were great. I had one small issue with one exhaust and their customer service was outstanding.

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    Re: Corsa System in the works

    Quote Originally Posted by caddiedrummer View Post
    And, there is apparently no truth to the rumor (Corvette site) that Corsa is going out of business.
    Oh you didn't have to go far from the nest



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    Re: Corsa System in the works

    Now I have to decide if I'm going Corsa or Zoomers...crap....

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