Question for you guys, if you know ... what does a stock exhaust cost? roughly? I am curious how much more I should be prepared to spend on a new exhaust ... flowmaster, borla, or obx, just to get an idea
The factory LS3 exhaust MSRP is $1451.83, the L99 MSRP is $1528.45. That does not include the manifolds, front pipes or cats.
The Borla system I have sells on their online site for $1,701.71 ... It bolts straight up to the factory front pipes and includes all clamps etc. I had to modify it to bolt up to the headers, but that only cost $200! Bargain!
The difference between the Borla and the other systems I have seen comes down to quality. The joints are twice the length of the system I replaced and the clamp slots are all staggered to improve the seal and clamping to prevent slipping and leakage.
But where the really big difference is, is the mufflers ... I still can't believe that a straight through muffler can have such a refined and controlled sound and eliminate all of the popping on decal that low back pressure systems are renowned for. I honestly didn't think I could get a car with this much horsepower to sound this refined. Like I told someone ... it's more like a Lambo, zonda or Koenigsegg ... you can tell its tough when it's idling ... but when you get on it, it has a controlled aggressive scream that is not ridiculously loud ... but scary as all sh*@
I know some guys like ultra loud cars ... I tolerated that for nearly 3 years, and hated it. My view is this ... the car is over 850HP ... the lumpy idle and blower whine tell the story ... I don't need it to be loud to prove anything to anyone.
I'll leave that to the boy racers with their stock engines and straight through pipes. But hey ... I get it ... I was a boy racer once.
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