Corsa Performance Exhaust FAQ
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What is included with each system?

Everything needed to complete the installation is included. Each system includes the mufflers, pipes, hangers, and the 304SS Polished Tips you choose, plus all of the necessary instructions and information for installation.

What performance increase will I get with my system?

Performance varies by the vehicle and system chosen. On average, CORSA systems will deliver a 3-5% increase in horsepower, though this may vary by vehicle. For example, our Corvette systems will on average give an increase of 17-19 HP. In addition to HP increases, CORSA systems will dramatically increase free airflow, allowing your other performance modifications to achieve their full performance potential

What size pipe do you use?

Our systems are specifically designed for every vehicle make, model, type and even transmission to deliver the best sound, with no drone, and maximize performance. Larger pipe is not always best and we choose the diameter pipe that best suits a vehicle to maximize the outcome.

What material do you use?

We utilize only premium grade stainless steel in all of our CORSA products. This includes not just the pipes and mufflers, but the hangers and clamps as well.

Will I get improved Gas Mileage?

While many of our satisfied customers have noticed significant improvement in Gas mileage, scientific testing has yet to be completed. Driving style has much to do with gas mileage and some of our customers just can't keep their foot off the gas.

What is a Cross-Over Pipe and what does it do?

A XO-crossover pipe allows the exhaust flow from both banks of the engine to mix and balance out which creates improved flow characteristics and a more pleasing exhaust note. It can also help reduce some of the trailing throttle burble characteristic of certain engines. In some cases, the blending of the exhaust can help accelerate the exhaust gases enough to improve the scavenging of the combustion chamber and free up a few extra HP.

What is the difference between a XO-Crossover pipe and an H-Pipe?

A XO-crossover pipe brings the two exhaust pipes together in an "X"-shape for a true cross-over between the pipes. An H-pipe keeps the flow paths separate and simply tries to balance the exhaust gas pressure and flow; these are often referred to as "balance tubes." CORSA's crossover pipes are designed to reduce turbulence and blend the air to create the most performance and perfect CORSA sound.

Installation

Can I install the CORSA system myself? How long will it take?

Yes, all CORSA systems are designed for ease of installation, but it really depends on the vehicle and your mechanical aptitude. Some vehicles are easier to work on than others, but if you have the right tools, a little patience and you read the full color instructions, just about anyone can do the job. Having a lift to raise the car and a friend to help handle the larger components is highly recommended if you decide to install the system yourself. Typical install times range from 1-2 hours. If you would like professional help, click on DEALER LOCATOR to find a professional installer in your area.

Who can install my CORSA for me?

If you would like professional help, click on the DEALER LOCATOR to find a professional installer in your area.

Do I need to make any modifications to my vehicle to install the product?

Most systems do not require any physical modifications to your vehicle to allow installation. (Check out the full installation instructions for your system on-line for all the specifics.) In many cases, other performance modifications done to the vehicle; i.e. air intakes, programmers, etc. will show additional benefits/gains with the installation of a CORSA Performance exhaust system.

Do I need to make any modifications to my vehicle to install the product?

Most systems do not require any physical modifications to your vehicle to allow installation. (Check out the full installation instructions for your system on-line for all the specifics.) In many cases, other performance modifications done to the vehicle; i.e. air intakes, programmers, etc. will show additional benefits/gains with the installation of a CORSA Performance exhaust system.

Do I need to update my ECU?

No update to the ECU is needed when installing a CORSA Performance exhaust system; although re-tuning of the ECU using an aftermarket programmer or custom tune may yield even greater HP & Torque gains.

Will I get a check engine light?

No Check Engine Lights or Error Codes are activated by the proper installation or use of a CORSA Performance exhaust system.

Can I weld the system onto my car?

Be aware that welding a Corsa system that is designed to be clamped together will void your Corsa Limited Lifetime Warranty. Welding will also prevent you from making adjustments to the system as it "settles" after a few heat cycles.

Do I need to cut anything to install you system?

In most cases, no, but some of our kits require 1-2 simple cuts to facilitate removal of the old system. Everything is covered in each set of detailed installation instructions, complete with full color photos. Some trucks and SUVs do require cutting of the factory systems to allow for their easy removal from the vehicle.

Will installing your system void my vehicle warranty?

Our systems kits will not void your new car warranty. Your rights are protected under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, 15 USC, 2302. Please call the Corsa Customer Service dept (800-486-0999) for more information.

Sound

What is the difference between Touring, Sport and Xtreme Sound Levels?

Each sound is designed to offer consumers a choice to find the right sound for them. Visit the SOUNDS page for more detailed information.

What is RSC™ Technology?

RSC™ or Reflective Sound Cancellation™ is our patented technology that uses scientifically proven passive noise cancellation principles to facilitate the elimination of select low frequency sound waves that can cause drone or resonance in vehicles. Visit the TECHNOLOGY page for more information

What is resonance or drone?

Drone (also known as resonance) is the byproduct of low frequency sound energy generated by the engine exhaust interacting with the body structure of the car. This sound energy generated by the engine and flow noises is amplified by the trunk and cabin cavities at certain rpms, resulting in a low frequency, dull and thrumming sound that can be very annoying. Certain low frequency sounds can even make people sick and nauseous. This is the drone or resonance people refer to when talking about most aftermarket exhaust systems. You will typically not experience this drone when at idle or accelerating hard, but in exhaust systems not using the patented Corsa RFC™ technology the drone becomes very apparent at highway cruising speeds.

Where can I hear what it will sound like?

Recorded sounds vary greatly due to the recording equipment, quality and the speakers through which it is played. We have provided a sampling of CORSA Performance Exhaust sounds on our WEBSITE. Many customer recordings can be found on other video sites such as youtube.com or streetfire.net. Our best recommendation is to find a friend or a car club to hear something in person as that will give you the truest CORSA experience.

Warranty

What is your warranty?

Our complete Limited Lifetime Warranty can be found by clicking HERE.