It's Exhaustingby The Vette Nut's
We once had to bring a C5 into a
local muffler shop for some emergency welding repairs after hitting an
overly aggressive speed bump. The guy's in the shop had never really
seen a C5 system up close and didn't believe us when we told them it
was stock. They were old school hot rodders and admitted that it would
be hard for them to come up with a better system.
Most of the high decibel growl
associated with all of these systems is most noticeable at idle and
under acceleration. At cruising speeds the loud noise tends to mellow
out to a low drone. Some people will hate it others will consider it
sweet music. Our advice is that if you are not a "hot rodder" at heart
stick with the stock system as you may not be happy with the growl.
As you know
we tell it like it is. One of our favorite systems is the Corsa cat
back pace car exhaust.
It has a great sound at idle and acceleration and quiets down at
cruise. The fit and finish of the Corsa system is also world class.
It took all of five minutes to
complete the two cuts. When we fired up the Vette we were treated to
the sweet music of a liberated exhaust system. The note sounded almost
as good as most of the milder after market exhaust replacements we had
encountered. We decided to take our liberated C5 out for a drive. The
exhaust note was considerably louder than stock on acceleration. At
cruise things quieted down and there was absolutely no drone or
difference from stock.