: exhaust systems for 2006 STS V6 base



Mullah88
09-23-12, 12:39 PM
for a while now i've been searching for an exhaust system (cat-back exhaust) for my 06 STS but every single one i've looked up states its for the V8/V-series models. i've searched for the Corsa cat-back exhaust system (my first choice), Borla cat-back exhaust, Gibson exhaust system but non of them are compatible with the 3.6L engine (so the sales associates tell me). are there any mods to get these exhausts to work on the base models?

or are there other exhaust systems that will work with the car?

EChas3
09-23-12, 12:52 PM
I seem to recall a member fitting a Magnaflow to a V6 STS.

Mullah88
09-23-12, 12:53 PM
did he have to modify anything in order to fit it?

1BadCadSTS
09-23-12, 01:09 PM
Corsa is the only one which will bolt on since its an axle back for 05-07 models.

Gibson is made for the STSv and STS 08+ which the bumper hangs lower on. Won't look right.

Borla is v8 specific.

Gm made a performance exhaust for all models but is 1600

Mullah88
09-23-12, 04:07 PM
Corsa is the only one which will bolt on since its an axle back for 05-07 models.

Gibson is made for the STSv and STS 08+ which the bumper hangs lower on. Won't look right.

Borla is v8 specific.

Gm made a performance exhaust for all models but is 1600

For the corsa, so the standard v8 exhaust will work for the v6? The ease of installation is the reason i wanted a corsa in the first place

1BadCadSTS
09-23-12, 04:13 PM
I believe all you have to do is have it welded rather than clamped because the v6 pipe isn't quite as wide not 100%. If your close to pa welcome to stop over and check my corsa out.

Mullah88
09-23-12, 04:20 PM
I believe all you have to do is have it welded rather than clamped because the v6 pipe isn't quite as wide not 100%. If your close to pa welcome to stop over and check my corsa out.

If the clamps are the only issue ill deaL with then that's not a factor. I saw one on ebay for $987 (14157), ill get it and let my mechanic do the job (hopefully it does not affect my warranty)

EChas3
09-23-12, 06:07 PM
Isn't welding stainless steel a bit tricky?

1BadCadSTS
09-23-12, 09:21 PM
My corsa and volant hasn't voided mine. My dealer is pretty cool though.

Welding ss just requires skill and a good weld wire.

Lopez9029
05-22-13, 08:30 AM
so how did that corsa exhaust work for you? im thinking about doing it that same way.

1BadCadSTS
05-22-13, 12:59 PM
Love it. Not a single regret other than I never hear it at its best.

fly187
05-23-13, 01:46 PM
Post some video of the sound. wanna do exhaust, but afraid what it may sound like on the v6

1BadCadSTS
05-23-13, 02:09 PM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=plcp&v=75jJQCV7D5Y