: Which cat-back would you buy? Need some advice



Becker
07-28-13, 01:04 AM
Hey guys, I have watched every exhaust youtube video out there I feel like. I am torn on Stainless Works cat back or B&B cat back (black coated)....It seems everyone has B&B and it some say it does have some drone, also it appears to be all 3". Stainless works I believe is 2.5 but to me it sounds a little louder?

Anyways I know some will be disappointed to see another thread on "advice" but if you have input on the EXHAUST mentioned above, I would appreciate it. Also, I am just considering cat-back, I live in cali and will not be doing headers just to avoid the smog bullshit.


All the B&B people, would you buy it again ?

Anybody with Stainless Works, would you buy it again?



Any recommendations or input is appreciated, thanks guys. I enjoy the community so far.

-Becker

BigDaddy-V
07-28-13, 01:11 AM
Having a corsa I can't talk about the others, however the corsa sounds very good to me! Very soft with a deep tone at idle and nice and good wide open!

BDV

heavymetals
07-28-13, 01:17 AM
Had the CORSA and decided to stop screwing around and got the B&B.

Drone my ass, if you don't like it either downshift or never mod your exhaust.

rand49er
07-28-13, 09:04 AM
I know this isn't your question, but to weigh in on the Corsa issue, unless you eliminate the OEM cats (usually with headers), the Corsa won't be enough IMO. You're right to exclude them from your decision.

HAMSTAR
07-28-13, 09:10 AM
If you are keeping OEM manifolds, then just do a muffler delete. It sounds amazing.

BigDaddy-V
07-28-13, 09:37 AM
Thanks for the heads up on getting rid of the Oem cats rand49er! I was wanting to anyway and it is nice to know that the sound will pick up some too!

BDV

Becker
07-28-13, 09:57 AM
I have had Corsa on previous cars and thus the reason I did not consider them, not my flavor. Same with all the others, borla, magnaflow, etc..

Also, I am not too concerned with drone that would not influence my decision, just curious on fitment, look, sound, rasp, and the loudness from STAINLESS WORKS vs B&B

B&B and Corsa and Muffler delete I can find a gob amount of videos and threads, stainless works seems harder to find. I have listened to a couple clips of each but I am interested in what people have to say about either STAINLESS WORKS or B&B...

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Also, thanks for all the responses in the last few hours -- I do appreciate that:)

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I also just realized that SW is all 3" -- For some reason I thought 2.5"

serik
07-28-13, 03:09 PM
I had b&b. Without headers the drone wasnt to bad. With headers it was just too annoying so I sold it and got a corsa exhaust and with headers imho its the best combo.

philistine
07-28-13, 04:07 PM
I had a muffler delete for a year...the drone got very annoying. I have the SW header back and love the sound. There is very little drone, barely noticeable. The idle sounds beefy and a WOT is music to the ears.

I had a fitment issue when I installed my SW exhaust. After identifying the problem, they fixed it relatively quickly at no cost to me. Apparently the cats tweaked a little bit during welding. I will say that the headers sit a little lower than I prefer. I'm lowered and speed bumps rub just a little.

Becker
07-28-13, 08:53 PM
PHILISTINE-

What kind of fitment issues were you having? Did it require sending the system back to SW? What year was that, I wonder if the new systems would have the kinks ironed out.

philistine
07-29-13, 03:47 AM
I sent two pieces back. It was the cat-back part that connects right after the header. The high flow cats needed to be re-welded because of alignment issues. I purchased the entire exhaust brand new last year.

Becker
07-30-13, 06:26 PM
Just got off the phone with B&B and have made up my mind. I have an appointment to get a quote for custom 3" exhaust locally but I really wanted mandrel bent and black coated.

B&B said they see no reason they can not make me a one off exhaust -- Basically I am getting the 3" X pipe system (sport?) but instead of PRT mufflers I will be getting their bullet mufflers installed and then 4" inch slash double wall tips....Black tips and muffler...

Will be placing the order in a couple days :) Should sound good I hope!

BigDaddy-V
07-30-13, 07:13 PM
I would think it should sound pretty mean for sure! I am not against getting more sound out of exhaust but since mine already had the Corsa installed when I got it I planned on leaving it! Once I move the cats and get headers I am sure it will sound just like I want.

Congrats on picking out the one you wanted and get ready to start modding like crazy!

BDV

ctsvoom
07-30-13, 07:16 PM
Would love to hear another video of yours when done. I'm still debating on B&B or a Magnaflow cat back system.

Becker
07-30-13, 08:36 PM
Thanks guys, it is not ordered yet but I hope to by the end of the week place an order. I just wanted something different than what everybody else has, hopefully I am making the right decision :) ...I think it should be pretty legit...

nikdsctsv
07-31-13, 11:23 AM
Had the CORSA and decided to stop screwing around and got the B&B.

Drone my ass, if you don't like it either downshift or never mod your exhaust.

What he said.


IMO B&B and SW are thee only options. Both are the only 3" options. Might be over kill for anything that is not a H/C/I car but....no need to upgrade later.

lollygagger8
07-31-13, 11:24 AM
B&B all day everyday.


By far the best sounding exhaust on the planet

nycitaliano9
07-31-13, 12:14 PM
I have bb w/x pipe and 2 small rez and cut outs best sound ever open or closed

Becker
07-31-13, 09:31 PM
Ya I like the sound of the B&B but I want something different than everyone else, as always!!! It will be a 3" with x pipe and some bullet mufflers and the 4in tips, coated in black ...

There is room for mods later down the road, but now its time for sound....I will not be doing headers or anything most likely, I want to but I dont want to mess with smog in california.. not yet, once the car is paid off then thats another story, time for a cam...

heavymetals
07-31-13, 11:09 PM
I am in Calif and I run a full up B&B system.

Wrapped the headers and Mr Smog shop doesn't give a GD as long as he saw the CARB sticker on the S/C.

Gilbert CTS-V
08-01-13, 12:45 AM
I have a complete B&B setup. Its amazing. The only way to go!!!!

lollygagger8
08-01-13, 09:12 AM
Ya I like the sound of the B&B but I want something different than everyone else, as always!!! It will be a 3" with x pipe and some bullet mufflers and the 4in tips, coated in black ...

There is room for mods later down the road, but now its time for sound....I will not be doing headers or anything most likely, I want to but I dont want to mess with smog in california.. not yet, once the car is paid off then thats another story, time for a cam...

Like everyone else? First off, there aren't that many V's out there. Second, There's really not that many B&B exhausts out there...let alone on V's.

Do it.

Becker
08-01-13, 12:37 PM
Exactly. Out of all the v I have met here in Cali they have b and b cat back. Some have headers some don't. I'm saying I'd rather have something different. That's all. But I wanted mandrel bent and black coated and b and b offers. So after calling b and b they have no problem accommodating what I want. Not dissing other people on there systems. I just wanted my cake and eat it too I guess

Also I have an appt to go to a local exhaust shop to do something a little different.

But I think I'll be calling b and b and placing an order.


I appreciate all the input. I hope to have some video by the end of the month.

heavymetals
08-01-13, 03:03 PM
You want something really different put side pipes on it.

Might scrape, but at least you will be different FWTIW.

Becker
08-01-13, 05:12 PM
haha, thats true.....that would be different... Just put my order in today for the new pipes, might be 3 weeks to fabricate and ship Mike @ B&B said....he thinks it will sound sick.

rand49er
08-01-13, 10:32 PM
Being married is the difference, IMHO. The ONLY reason I went Corsa is because of the possibility of drone. I was "all in" with B&B had I been single.

Still considering it, truth be known.

BigDaddy-V
08-01-13, 10:47 PM
I am with rand49er on that one! Where as I like loud and aggressive I have a wife and two little girls! Luckily the youngest one really likes it when I go fast and wants more! I want a little more sound and tone and thinking about changing out the resonator or something a little more aggressive!

BDV

Becker
08-02-13, 01:46 PM
Haha ya I can understand that, my wife probably might say its too loud but on the other hand she loved my ws6 with full 3inch exhaust with bullets and heads and cam :) I really am anxious to hear this exhaust with bullets instead of the regular PRT mufflers...I asked Mike @ B&B his honest opinion on what I was asking, and he said "Your on the right track, I think it will sound great!" Just listening on youtube to the C6 bullet vs PRT B&B exhaust is enough to influence my decision, whether I have drone or everyone else hates it...I know it will sound more like my old ws6 which I really regret selling ;/

Should be three weeks most he said, so hopefully I can get it installed rather quickly and post a few videos!!

Thanks fellas I enjoy all the feedback so far :)

heavymetals
08-02-13, 02:19 PM
The B&B supplied gaskets for the header to cat suck pond water.

I had solid copper ones made.

Scott2012
08-02-13, 11:11 PM
I like the Corsa I recently installed.... But it is the exhaust for us married dudes :)

martinV
08-05-13, 10:14 AM
Get a magnaflow. Sounds great (not too loud, def not quiet) and stills looks new after 6 years of Jersey weather.

Becker
08-05-13, 09:24 PM
exhaust already purchased...awaiting arrival. I am sure there will be many people on here that dont care for the sound but I hope I will not be one of them. I hope it is the sound I was looking for. I know it will definitely be the look....black pipes on a black car..:) not too much black though like some of the "murder out" V's i have seen on here