I've been doing a lot of looking today and have found many opinions on exhaust changes/upgrades, but I have a different approach and question I'm hoping to get some help with. To begin, I just purchased a used 2011 CTS-V sedan 31 days ago and I made it exactly 30 days without having an accident. No, it wasn't my fault and it had nothing to do with power. I was rear-ended by a young girl messing with her radio rather than looking where she was going and /or stopping. Well, upon getting an estimate this morning I learned that the repairs include about $2000 for the exhaust so I am now looking for input on what I should replace the stock system with. I do not want to void the warranty, but I do want a more aggressive sound. Living in CA, I need to keep the car legal so I can keep it registered so I'm guessing a CAT back may be my best option? Looking for input and recommendations that will give me a good sound, but not so loud I can't hear the stereo? I will most like add the Air Raid CAI at the same time. Insurance is going to be paying for an exhaust, I might as well get the one I want, right?
Thanks in advance for any input on the repetitive topic.