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Any opinions re the Bassani as compared to the Corsa exhaust system? Price is about the same (Bassani: $1136, Corsa: $1195); no sound clips on the Bassani site. Specifically, how do the two systems differ in terms of sound, and performance?
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Go B&B full cat back with resonators. The Corsa wont get you much more than you have stock, the B&B without resonators is too nasty (though there are sometimes I feel that nasty), less money and better quality. Installs easily, fabulous fit.

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I have a B&B cat back with resonator I installed 6 days ago. I need it to be a little louder so I want to move to a B&B X pipe system. If you are interested, I would make you a scorching deal on my current B&B and ship it in it's original box. It is totally mint and has less than 200 miles on it. Send me an e-mail at [email protected] or call me at 502-744-9473
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livingthedream said:
The Corsa wont get you much more than you have stock.
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If you mean it won't resonate your eardrums out at cruise RPMs, you're right. The Corsa is plenty loud at WOT.:duck:
 

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CarToys said:
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If you mean it won't resonate your eardrums out at cruise RPMs, you're right. The Corsa is plenty loud at WOT.:duck:
I believe he's refering to hp/tq gains.
 

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I got + 10hp from my Corsa.

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I feel special. I think I'm the only one with the Bassani Exhaust in this forum. So I guess I'm best qualified to answer to this thread.

The Bassani exhaust does not have a nice finish like the Corsa. The Bassani exhaust I received was stainless steel finish but not polished. The Corsa is polished stainless steel. I had to have the muffler shop at least paint the pipes and mufflers black so they wouldn't look like crap. The Bassani doesn't have the nice tucked/tight install the Corsa has. The Bassani has some resonance in the cab. Compared to the Corsa sound clips I've heard on their website, the Corsa is quieter. Performance wise, I couldn't tell you which one is better. We'd have to compare my V with another one with Corsa.

The black paint that was applied to the exhaust burnt off when I went to the track day event a week ago. So now the mufflers look stainless steel again with a little rust. I'm going to have to find some better paint and have the muffler shop make the proper adjustments to make them look good on the car.

Here is a picture of the car when I had the exhaust newly installed. I hope this helps.

 

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You are going to have a pretty tough time getting an ambient temperature cure paint to stick. For that matter, SS is about the toughest metal to stick. Your best bet would be a ceramic coating. That will need to be baked and require your mufflers to be removed. It would need to cure at 400F for about 1 hr. It is possible that someone make a 2 component iso x-linked crosslinked silicone that may have a chance. You could check with Sherwin-Williams Chemical Coatings or possible Ameron. They are both customers of mine. I sell and manufacture raw materials for paint. That would cure like an epoxy. You could also probably have them polished. Hope this helps.
 

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That does help Dave. I would've most likely went to Autozone or Kragens to get a high temp paint and re-coat them. The thought had crossed my mind to have them taken off and either polished, ceramic coated, or powdercoated. Whichever would hold that kind of temp. At the same time, get mufflers pushed up for a better fit.

KTSwanson, see all the mess I have to go thru to make them look good? Also the extra cost of having to finish Bassani's product? Go with Corsa. This way I can be the only one with a Bassani exhaust. :D
 

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I believe that you will probably like ANY of the aftermarket exhaust systems (Corsa, Borla, Zoomers, Bassani, Magnaflow, etc.). I would immediately put any comment like, "Buy this, it's the best!" as suspect...

That said, BUY ZOOMERS, IT'S THE BEST!! :D

In all seriousness, I think it's hard to make a "bad" choice with these exhaust options out there. They all bring something to the table. Don't buy into the, "This exhaust is better than this exhaust" nonsense.
 

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This is a repeat comment but it's been a while.

I have a Corsa and what I love about it is:
1. At idle, it has a deep rumble that you almost have to strain to hear ( not really but close)
2. On a road course at WOT in 3rd or 4th, it attracts attention. Then back in the paddock area, it has that deep rumble again.

Just like the ad says, quiet when you want it to be, loud when it needs to be.

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Thanks for all the input. My sense is that Corsa owners seem most satisfied...has any Corsa owner opted to "trade out" their system for an alternative exhaust? I suspect not, based on the posts. I do want to listen to my classical music when cruising at highway speeds, and just want the exciting sound getting there.
 

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Are you coming to the mini-meet tomorrow? I'm sure you can hear several different exhaust systems live, which would be helpful in your decision making process
 

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KTSwanson said:
Thanks for all the input. My sense is that Corsa owners seem most satisfied...has any Corsa owner opted to "trade out" their system for an alternative exhaust? I suspect not, based on the posts. I do want to listen to my classical music when cruising at highway speeds, and just want the exciting sound getting there.
I had all three. B&B, COrsa, magnaflow. Hands down, the magnaflow is the best BANG for the buck. It sounds good all of the time, not some of the time. Unlike the Corsa it resonates a bit but its liveable.JMO
 

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I wish I could make the So. Calif. mini-meet tomorrow, but my wife has me running all over town with errands and taking our 7 kids every direction around...actually why I bought the CTS-V...I just got tired of driving an SUV everywhere...now I look forward to the trip to swim team, or events, or picking them up...every shift is still a pleasure, even after 6 months...I did go to the Crystal Cove show 2 wks ago, and heard the lovely sound of Lawfive's Corsa...
 

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I waited for four months last year to be one of the first to get the Corsa Exhaust. All I can say is; I'm glad I waited for the best exhaust IMO! No problems, great fitment, nice sounds at WOT, and I can and do listen to classical music when I'm not "Beating the Cubes". BTW....For the patient ones who have waited for a decent set of headers that can be bolted right up to the Corsa Exhaust; your prayers are about to be answered by Kooks Headers. I'll keep the forum informed of their progress!!! :burn:
 

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Just bought a Corsa from Texas for $919 delivered, new in box. Should be here next week. If your interested they have five left. Phone 866-899-6185 ask for Jim. Or see it on e-bay item #8015103462

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