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like the title says, my 03 needs an exhaust... Well, it doesn't need it, but i'd like it! I'm new here and could use some input! My name's Bill and i have an 03 Base 6.0, bought her 3 months ago with 76k miles. I did some searching but the few threads i found asking for opinions seem to be pretty old so i'm hoping there are some newer items out that are worthwhile.

Basically, I would like to bring out a tad more sound, not too much since this is my daily. My weekend driver is already loud enough for everyone. I'd prefer a dual, something that comes out on both sides just behind the wheel rather than straight back but the factory look is fine as well. I know horsepower gains are going to be pretty marginal, i'm not looking for nor expecting much in that area, i understand its an SUV and not a sports cars. It'll have the SLP Intake on next week if that makes a difference for sound. Any suggestions at all? Is there direct bolt on exhausts, cat back or axel-back that can accomplish this? My price can be flexible so all opinions anyone has are more than welcome!

Since im new, this is her:


and my weekend baby just for the hell of it:



Thanks for any info guys!
 

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Corsa cat back kit is awesome! Sounds good doesnt have drone fit is perfect an is a direct bolt in! Lil pricey but i think its worth it
 

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The touring is more dulled down than the sport i'm assuming. I like that twin tip on the side. Is it twin tips on the p/s and d/s or just the p/s?
 

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They only sell one corsa kit now they dont give an option any more.. The tip is only a dual out the passenger side. here is a look at mine!

 

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it looks good. im looking for minimal cabin noise but a decent exterior note if thats even possible. I see others on ebay like JBA, CGS, Gibson, Borla and Magnaflow, none of them worth it? Wheres a good place to pick these things up from??
 

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I personally was looking at the borla system! There was a guy in my town who totaled his denali few years back an asked him what he had said it was corsa.. Started looking into corsa an pulled the trigger! My corsa kit doesnt have any more drone inside the truck than the factor had.. Normal driving you can hardly tell its there with windows down. When i smash on the gas it really comes alive and sounds awesome! People dont expect a cadillac escalade to sound like it does! I use summit racing, jegs for all my perfomance parts! As far as the otherbranda i dont know if they are worth it or fit good. I havent used there products.

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Here is corsa i know its denali's but its the same kit as a escalade same motors so here is a idea of what its like
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3lrRydCT5A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITjAR-T7JMk
 

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i actually really enjoy that one. That could be the one. That's the Corsa Touring? or Corsa Sport? Im lost in the american modding world lol i know basics but nothing beyond that. I did the crap out of my jap cars and know everything i need to but i've never tackled a truck before. Thanks for those clips by the way!
 

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Corsa only sells the "sport" now! They quit selling the "touring" im guess be cause nobody bought it.. Your welcome for the clips! I ordered my corsa threw summit racing because i trust them! I didnt look around to find it any cheaper..
 

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does the one from the denali or tahoe fit? i would pick up a used one if i could find it from that forum assuming it fit

EDIT: another thought, for what im looking for, maybe just a muffler? Flowmaster series 50's usually nice. any thoughts on that? I can always add a nice tip later
 

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Romulus1 said:
does the one from the denali or tahoe fit? i would pick up a used one if i could find it from that forum assuming it fit

EDIT: another thought, for what im looking for, maybe just a muffler? Flowmaster series 50's usually nice. any thoughts on that? I can always add a nice tip later
Most gm parts are interchangeable between models(except shocks and certain modules)
 

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6.0l has a dual inlet an single outlet muffler, tahoes come with 5.3l which has a single inlet single outlet muffler.. Denali with a 6.0l would be the same! So make sure you take that into consideration before buying!
 

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ok cool! i figured the denali would work, thanks!

No thoughts on just doing a muffler though?
 

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Romulus1 said:
ok cool! i figured the denali would work, thanks!

No thoughts on just doing a muffler though?
Yep like I said most parts are interchangeable just certain parts work for a specific engine size(6.0 to 6.0) like the other poster said

Stuff like doors and certain body panels can be swapped also(just have to swap the body cladding)
 

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thanks for all the input, but do any of the other exhaust have little to no drone besides corsa? The drone issue is kind of important. I dont mind doing a custom one either, its just hard to tell which muffler to get also. flo-pro, magnaflow, cherry bombs ect, any input on that would be great. I found one touring but its in Jersey and unfortunately im in Oklahoma right now. chances are he wont have it when i drive by to get back to NY any more and the guy doesnt really want to ship it.
 

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I havent heard any of these on a 6.0 but i have on the 5.3 and the flowmasters magnaflow all have drone id imagine it would be the same or worse with the 6.0.. But i THINK borla has no drone.. I live in oklahoma.. Where you at? Might be able to hear mine if your near by.
 
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