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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Wagon Exhaust - Corsa vs SW in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; I want to get an exhaust for my 12' Wagon and normally I'd go with magnaflow but that isn't an ...
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    Wagon Exhaust - Corsa vs SW

    I want to get an exhaust for my 12' Wagon and normally I'd go with magnaflow but that isn't an option. So I have Corsa Sport or Stainless works cat back. I'm worried about drone and overall noise level on the highway. I've herd corsa's before but never Stainless works. Although I think it is a little crazy to spend the same amount on just corsa mufflers, than a whole system from SW. Any thoughts on either?

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    Neuronbob has some great videos of his Vagon w/SW cat back on YouTube.

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    Re: Wagon Exhaust - Corsa vs SW

    I got corsa axle back with sw headers and cat less X-pipe. It doesn't have any drone and I is pretty quiet when driving normal, but when it's WOT it's wakes right up. Probably too loud for most but just perfect for me.

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    Re: Wagon Exhaust - Corsa vs SW

    thank for the replies, I think I am going to go for the stainless works, just seems like a better value.

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    Re: Wagon Exhaust - Corsa vs SW

    skip the catback and just get LT headers mated to the stock exhaust....you will actually get great sound and more power for around the same amount of money.
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    Re: Wagon Exhaust - Corsa vs SW

    Quote Originally Posted by stl_ls1gto View Post
    skip the catback and just get LT headers mated to the stock exhaust....you will actually get great sound and more power for around the same amount of money.
    you nailed it on this one. I got the SW headers to stock mufflers. awesome sound and helped with the power.

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    Re: Wagon Exhaust - Corsa vs SW

    SW has gotten some pretty grim reviews on their catbacks by many people. Corsa seems to get nothing but glowing reports. Other wagon catback options are Billy Boat and KPE. Very little information on either of those though although a couple BB threads had some bad fitment complaints. I'm leaning to Corsa Sports for simplicity and the good reviews.

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    Re: Wagon Exhaust - Corsa vs SW

    I just switched from an 09 sedan to a 13 wagon. Sedan had B&B catbacks, and now wagon has SW long-tube headers & catted x-pipe into stock muffs. I LOVE the new combo!!

    I loved the B&B, but it was loud all the time. I bought it specifically for audible feedback (I've got the manual and prefer to shift by sound) not power, and it met that purpose. But it was loud at start-up, loud at idle, and loud at WOT.

    The SW headers + stock muffs is the perfect Jekyll/Hyde combo for me. It's slightly louder at start-up and low revs, but is an absolute banshee at WOT. I can't keep my foot out of it with this combo! It's intoxicating. When I first picked my car up from 21CMC, I took a short tunnel under the Addison airport. I could not stop laughing at the racket I generated! My young sons are telling me to chill out with the short blasts, but I can't stop.

    +1 on headers + stock exhaust!

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    Re: Wagon Exhaust - Corsa vs SW

    I run the Kooks headers , catted X pipe and factory mufflers. Little bit quiet for me but very clean and nice sound. I love WOT sound just wish it was a tad louder at middle range. But once I hooked up my old B and B' just too damn loud and obnoxious so I put back on the stock mufflers and am getting used to it now. Such a sleeper...

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    I think we need to pump some audio through the speakers. It's the double edged sword of having a well insulated car. Vault like quietness but you miss out on the audible delights the public get...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    I think we need to pump some audio through the speakers.
    You so funny!

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    Re: Wagon Exhaust - Corsa vs SW

    Another option is Borla, even though they don't have a wagon specific model.

    I put a Borla (p/n 140364) on my '12 wagon. It took a little time to get everything lined up and clearing everything, but have had zero problems in the 9 months it has been on the car. There was no modifications required to get it to fit, either to the car or exhaust. Just take your time with the slip joints and have someone helping when you do the final torquing of the bolts to keep things from moving.

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    Re: Wagon Exhaust - Corsa vs SW

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    I think we need to pump some audio through the speakers. It's the double edged sword of having a well insulated car. Vault like quietness but you miss out on the audible delights the public get...

    They should make it customizable. I want my interior to sound like an F1 car (last year's with the V8s).

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