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I am thinking of putting a set of Cosa Indy's on mine primarily because the factory tips look cheap. Do most people do this or leave them alone? I know lots of the standard C5 guys swap them out but their stockers aren't Ti and those tips are really ugly. I know I used to own one.

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CRUZMISL said:
I am thinking of putting a set of Cosa Indy's on mine primarily because the factory tips look cheap. Do most people do this or leave them alone? I know lots of the standard C5 guys swap them out but their stockers aren't Ti and those tips are really ugly. I know I used to own one.

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Joe
The tips look cheap?! I don't agree at all. In fact, I've seen a decent number of aftermarket exhaust tips that don't have a rolled lip and REALLY look cheap as hell. I think GM did a good job with these tips.

I've kept my exhaust. For better sound and improved HP, I added TPIS long tubes to the stock set-up. The sound is really nice!

To each his own.

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I think the tips look cheap(maybe a strong term) in comparison to the Corsa Pro series tips. It's just my opinion. They are miles better than the previous years stockers but just not really the look I wanted. I'm just curious if the "look" is worth $800 for a new system that will add no HP but add weight.

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I just got the PRTs with quad round tips and they are so close to the Z06 factory tips its hard to tell the difference, except they look a little better because they are more polished looking and slightly larger. The sound is outstanding! Before the car sounded like a Honda as it was far too quiet and now it sounds like it was supposed to all along. No regrets here. :cool:
 

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I have the B&B shorties on with stock exhaust. I had the PRTs on but removed them and put them on my wifes coupe. I ran Laguna on 01/12. Laguna has a 92db limit.
I have to say with the stock exhaust on at full throttle the Z06 will turn heads. The PRTs at full song will split some. Sounds great both ways.
 

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Are you '01 guys not using headers messin with the pups? Gutting them or cutting in a new pipe? Nobody makes a replacement pipe sans buying an '02 system for $1100??:eek:
 

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B&B PRT's...They sound incredible! Fit and finish is excellent!
 

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Are you '01 guys not using headers messin with the pups? Gutting them or cutting in a new pipe? Nobody makes a replacement pipe sans buying an '02 system for $1100??:eek:
I have my pre-cats gutted and eventually may get the Borla shorties. Gutted pups make a difference in both sound and performance and can be easily done by most backyard mechanics.
 

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I am removing the pups and installing long tube step headers and x-pupe. I am not changing the exhaust. I have not seen HP improvements in different exhausts and the others all weigh more than the stock Ti system. Sound is not an issue for me.
 

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I lost the pups when I installed the TPIS long tubes. Sounds perfect. Just a little deeper,but not quite as deep as the 2002. Maybe a bit racier-sounding, but very pleasing to my ears!
 

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I'm using B&B Shortie Headers with off road X-pipes and the stock
Ti Cat Back . Sounds Raspy and lots more power! (I like the Raspy
sound)

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Z06Scott said:
I just got the PRTs with quad round tips and they are so close to the Z06 factory tips its hard to tell the difference, except they look a little better because they are more polished looking and slightly larger. The sound is outstanding! Before the car sounded like a Honda as it was far too quiet and now it sounds like it was supposed to all along. No regrets here. :cool:
Last night at our club meeting Z06Scott gave us a taste of what the PRT's sound like-simply awesome!! :D :D when he passed me at full tilt, It was loud az sh*t!! Sounded fantastic, but with the cops running around here with their windows half down all the time, I was wondering if it was a little too loud? :-? :-?
 

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I had Corsa Indys on my 01 and I really enjoyed the sound and the looks of the tips (pro series tips). I recently sold them and went to a straight pipe setup for racing.
 

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MSiska said:


Last night at our club meeting Z06Scott gave us a taste of what the PRT's sound like-simply awesome!! :D :D when he passed me at full tilt, It was loud az sh*t!! Sounded fantastic, but with the cops running around here with their windows half down all the time, I was wondering if it was a little too loud? :-? :-?

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Not too loud for me. As for the cops, they can kiss my a$$. If your that worried about the cops, you shouldn't have bought a red Corvette. :p Seriously though, to my surprise they aren't very loud inside the cabin. Additionally, you should keep in mind that I missed a shift when I passed you, went into second when I was trying for fourth, :eek: :eek: which would sound pretty loud even with the stock exhaust. That's only the second time that I have missed like that. :eek: I guess I had better start driving the car more often or invest in a Hurst like the one you just ordered.
 

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Used Corsa Indies on my 2000 coupe but didn't like the sound at an idle,
as for my Z I'm still undecided:-? .


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