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I have a new C-6 with a 6 speed. I would like to wake up the sound. Does any one have any suggestions? Can I just have the mufflers replaced or do I need to replace the complete exhaust? Not so much worried about increased performance just would like to hear the thing idle. Thanks for your reply.
 
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Check out the CORSA exhaust for the C6 - it is very nice. Not cheap though.
 

kgelliott

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Here's what I know from reading a zillion posts about C6 exhaust:
Everyone has a different idea of what sounds "good."
You can just about spend as much as you want, but not as little.
 

ChrisR8C

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I thought exactly the same thing. Just wanted a little more at idle. I went with the Billy Boat Route 66's and love them. Just what I was looking for.



I have a new C-6 with a 6 speed. I would like to wake up the sound. Does any one have any suggestions? Can I just have the mufflers replaced or do I need to replace the complete exhaust? Not so much worried about increased performance just would like to hear the thing idle. Thanks for your reply.
 

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Borla Stingers for a muscle car sound! Not as loud as B&B bullits but much louder than Corsa Sports. Plus, the axle back system weighs substantially less than stock (unlike the Corsa's, which weigh more)
 
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WNH

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Check out the CORSA exhaust for the C6 - it is very nice. Not cheap though.
I have Corsa sports on. Not too loud, but much better than stock.
Now I added headers, they are still not obnoxiously loud at idle or highway speeds.
But you should hear them scream at WOT. :) :cool
 

NORTY

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Can the new "Z06 style" exhaust be fitted to previous year production C6's? Be wary of "DRONE."


If you really want more sound, then about 10-15 minutes with a hacksaw should change this!
 

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Flow Masters

I put on a set of Flow Masters and WOW what a difference. They are on ebay for $357 shipped over night with no shipping charge. It took me and my son about 2 hours to install. The system is from the axel back. They come with the quad set up as well, so the look is like the factory. They have a mellow growl. You can still have a conversation and listen to the radio. I would recommend them to anyone wanting to put a little umph in your getty up.:w
 

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I put on a set of Flow Masters and WOW what a difference. They are on ebay for $357 shipped over night with no shipping charge. It took me and my son about 2 hours to install. The system is from the axel back. They come with the quad set up as well, so the look is like the factory. They have a mellow growl. You can still have a conversation and listen to the radio. I would recommend them to anyone wanting to put a little umph in your getty up.:w
Can anyone tell me more about this system?
 

sinestr

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Can anyone tell me more about this system?

Go to youtube and search for Flowmaster exhaust. There are a few sound clips you can listen to. They are the best value on an upgrade exhaust.
 

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Flowmasters

Are the Flowmasters' 4 tips the same size as factory? Is this a bolt-on only mod?
 

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Just how hard is an axle back system to install? Can it be done without a lift? If so how high do I need to jack the rear up? Can it be done just by driving up on some 2X10's? So many questions......
 

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Although a lift is best, I have installed a set on a C5 without a lift. you do have to jack them up a fair piece.
 

sinestr

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You do have to cut 4" off the old pipe on the right side to get it to come back over the axel. The tips are a little larger than oem. To remove the old exhaust I used a jack to set the rear of the car on jack stands. Or you can call your local Midas shop and I was quoted $130 to install. Not too bad if you don't have the tools. So for $487( inc. the cost for the exhaust) out the door you will have your new sound.

Good Luck
 

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Actually pretty much the same. The mufflers run a different direction and they are a little easier to install but not much.
 

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Is there any resonance at a certain RPM?

Hecox
 

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Flowmaster

Is there any resonance at a certain RPM?

Hecox

Not much but, it is tolerable. I have an automatic and as the car is shifting as on any performance exhaust you hear a deep throaty sound which is expected. I would do it again if I had to. Great exhaust tone for the price!!
 
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Are the Flowmasters' 4 tips the same size as factory? Is this a bolt-on only mod?


FLOWMASTERS can't beat the price ($359) 3.5" tips great sound. Add an xpipe to lose the drone.
 

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