Cadillac XLR Forum banner

1 - 20 of 41 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
47 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
So,

I finally went ahead and ordered the Corsa exhaust... It will have to wait a while though because I'm shipping it over to France... But I'll let you know what I think of it as soon as I get (and also how much it cost to have it installed at my local garage for the sake of comparision...)..

Mahme :seeya
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
110 Posts
You will love it. I had mine installed about 3 weeks ago. Not too loud but definitely a low growl performance sound with no highway drone.. :party
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16 Posts
pamlicopirate said:
You will love it. I had mine installed about 3 weeks ago. Not too loud but definitely a low growl performance sound with no highway drone.. :party

Off topic but can I ask the wheel and tire combo on your car?
Looks like you got some decent rubber left even with the bigger rims.
Im trying to avoid the rubber band effect
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,144 Posts
mahme said:
So,

I finally went ahead and ordered the Corsa exhaust... It will have to wait a while though because I'm shipping it over to France... But I'll let you know what I think of it as soon as I get (and also how much it cost to have it installed at my local garage for the sake of comparision...)..

Mahme :seeya
Hi Mahme,

on my Vette it took 30 min to install it, should be about the same time on the XLR.

Harry



Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,144 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
47 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Harry,

I'll let you know as soon as I get the exhaust... I might be able to post the sound on the web as well.. I had the exhaust shipped to a friend's place in the US first so that she could send it to me as a used item (Corsa didn't want to declare it at a lower price for insurance purposes, so that would have meant me paying about an extra 500 Euros VAT to customs...)

Mahme
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
110 Posts
dataman said:
Off topic but can I ask the wheel and tire combo on your car?
Looks like you got some decent rubber left even with the bigger rims.
Im trying to avoid the rubber band effect
The wheels are by Brazen and that is the factory tires mounted. I did not want to change the size and go larger. I was afraid of the lack of room in the wheel well.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,144 Posts
mahme said:
Harry,

I'll let you know as soon as I get the exhaust... I might be able to post the sound on the web as well.. I had the exhaust shipped to a friend's place in the US first so that she could send it to me as a used item (Corsa didn't want to declare it at a lower price for insurance purposes, so that would have meant me paying about an extra 500 Euros VAT to customs...)

Mahme
Hi Mahme,

the one on my Vette I bought in Dallas and had it shipped to an american friend stationed in my home town. Was here pretty fast.

Harry



Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!
 
G

·
Hope you don't mine me stepping in, but those Brazen's are good looking and look like 20's with rubber bands, but you say there not. Mine are 20' Foose rims with rubber bands and I'm delited with the comments and the ride.

Bob

pamlicopirate said:
The wheels are by Brazen and that is the factory tires mounted. I did not want to change the size and go larger. I was afraid of the lack of room in the wheel well.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
110 Posts
standby said:
Hope you don't mine me stepping in, but those Brazen's are good looking and look like 20's with rubber bands, but you say there not. Mine are 20' Foose rims with rubber bands and I'm delited with the comments and the ride.

Bob
the rims are slightly wider than the factory so it gives the tire a somewhat lower profile. I wanted to go with taller rims but was too concerned with the change in the ride. I put larger rims on my EXT and was a little disapointed in the ride change.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
87 Posts
Corsa Exhaust System

Hi everybody:

My Corsa exhaust arrived and Allen Cadillac is installing it on Monday, 25 April.
I'll let you know the results after I wring it out.
The claim is, it adds 30/40 HP to the engine performance.
Were I cleaver, I would have done a Dynamometer test before and after. however, I'll be happy if it provides the proper rumble and resonance sound that the XLR deserves.

Addendum:
The History Channel has a neat car program which featured the Cadillac Evoq, 16 cylinder machine. Although this was a "one of a kind" car, I'm told by friends at Cadillac, that serious consideration is being given to producing the car. While I doubt that the 1,000 HP engine will ever be offered to us mortals,
It confers that there are still some forward thinking individuals at GM who consider performance and quality to be paramount in attracting a discerning buyer.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
47 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
hey brooksmorris,

I can't wait to hear back from you regarding the Corsa exhaust. 30hp seems optimistic to me, but what matters is the sound it will make once the exhaust is installed, as you pointed out...

By the way, I think the car you are referring to is the Cadillac Sixteen, not the Evoq. The Evoq was built about five years ago and I do not recall it having the specifications you mentioned (16cyl, 1000hp), but the Cadillac Sixteen does. I think I saw the documentary you are talking about last year, the car does look good and I'm sure it will look even more amazing in real... It would be nice if Cadillac decided to actually build it, but they still need to build their image before they start competing with Merc, Rolls and Bentley...

Mahme
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
87 Posts
Hi Mahme:

Thanks for your response,
You are correct that the 16 cylinder, 1000 HP Cadillac is not the Evoq.

The History program stated that it evolved from the Evoq concept car.
God, you guys are sharp and thanks for setting me straight.
I'll post a report on my Corsa exhaust after installation.

As a former fighter pilot, I'm always looking for a performance advantage, however, if it "growls better", I'll be happy.

One more reason to intimidate Mercedes and BMW pukes at the local stop light.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
110 Posts
You are gonna luv it

brooksmorris said:
Hi Mahme:

Thanks for your response,
You are correct that the 16 cylinder, 1000 HP Cadillac is not the Evoq.

The History program stated that it evolved from the Evoq concept car.
God, you guys are sharp and thanks for setting me straight.
I'll post a report on my Corsa exhaust after installation.

As a former fighter pilot, I'm always looking for a performance advantage, however, if it "growls better", I'll be happy.

One more reason to intimidate Mercedes and BMW pukes at the local stop light.

I've had mine for about a month. I'm crazy it about it it has a definite performance sound when you get on it. There is a small amount of resonance sound at hi-way speeds but not unpleasant. It is best from stop light to stoplight. I know you will enjoy the differance.. :party :iagree
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
87 Posts
Hi Mahme and everybody:
Corsa exhaust installed this morning. Took Allen Cadillac about 2 hours, but it was the first one they've done on the XLR. (Perhaps they would have been quicker if I wasn't supervising and asking alot of questions.)
The mufflers and resonators are huge, when compared to the stock XLR hardware.
All welds looked professional, and included pipes, starting from from the catalytic converter, aft thru the mufflers and resonators, to the awesome looking, large throated, four tail pipes.
Cranked that "puppy" up, and WOW! Haven't heard a sound like that since my "Smitty" mufflers on my hot-rod, years ago.
The sound is definitely pleasing and, in my mind, puts an acoustic signature on the XLR that was missing.
Punching it, in both automatic and manual mode, allows you to hear the shift point, rather than just feel it, plus there is a lovely "burble" sound when you decellerate through the gears.
As I mentioned previously, I did not do a "before & after" dynamometer test, so I can't confirm any horsepower improvement, however, the car sure sounds faster and that's O.K. with me. I am totally pleased with the results.


P.S.
Have any of you looked at your XLR when it's on the lift?
I did today, for the first time, and was totally impressed with how clean the undercarriage was. Flat panels that covered voids, and just neat arrangements of hardware never noticed, including shocks and suspension systems.

Kudos to the XLR Guys.
I hope GM gets their Union giveaways behind them.
The XLR guys can't continue to function in that environment.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,144 Posts
brooksmorris said:
Hi Mahme and everybody:
Corsa exhaust installed this morning. Took Allen Cadillac about 2 hours, but it was the first one they've done on the XLR. (Perhaps they would have been quicker if I wasn't supervising and asking alot of questions.)
The mufflers and resonators are huge, when compared to the stock XLR hardware.
All welds looked professional, and included pipes, starting from from the catalytic converter, aft thru the mufflers and resonators, to the awesome looking, large throated, four tail pipes.
Cranked that "puppy" up, and WOW! Haven't heard a sound like that since my "Smitty" mufflers on my hot-rod, years ago.
The sound is definitely pleasing and, in my mind, puts an acoustic signature on the XLR that was missing.
Punching it, in both automatic and manual mode, allows you to hear the shift point, rather than just feel it, plus there is a lovely "burble" sound when you decellerate through the gears.
As I mentioned previously, I did not do a "before & after" dynamometer test, so I can't confirm any horsepower improvement, however, the car sure sounds faster and that's O.K. with me. I am totally pleased with the results.


P.S.
Have any of you looked at your XLR when it's on the lift?
I did today, for the first time, and was totally impressed with how clean the undercarriage was. Flat panels that covered voids, and just neat arrangements of hardware never noticed, including shocks and suspension systems.

Kudos to the XLR Guys.
I hope GM gets their Union giveaways behind them.
The XLR guys can't continue to function in that environment.
Hi Brooksmorris,
it`s nice to hear you are so happy with your new Corsa.
First I thought to not put a corsa on my XLR, sure I got it on my Vette and love it but the XLR is a different car, but now when I hear you I´ll have to think about it again.

Hope you post some pics here, terrible they don`t come with sound!

Harry Hans



Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
64 Posts
Pictures Anyone?

I have sound files for the Corsa exhaust on the XLR, but no pictures of the tips. I am seriously considering purchasing the system directly from Corsa and installing it myself, however I first want to see what the tips look like.

Harry, what did Allen cadillac charge to do the installation?
>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,144 Posts
jp299390 said:
I have sound files for the Corsa exhaust on the XLR, but no pictures of the tips. I am seriously considering purchasing the system directly from Corsa and installing it myself, however I first want to see what the tips look like.

Harry, what did Allen cadillac charge to do the installatio


>
Hi JP, wrong adress, you have to ask brooksmorris. On my Vette it took`s about 30 minutes to put the corsa on.

Thanks

Harry



Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
87 Posts
Hi everyone:
I'll try to get some pics of the Corsa exhaust tips this weekend and post them.

jp:
I paid $1,495, plus tax for a total of $1610.87 for the Corsa exhaust system.
Allen installed it, free of charge.
If you plan on installing it yourself, I hope you have a lift, or access to one.
Otherwise, I think it would be a daunting task. Technically, it's not difficult, but the pipes have to be removed, just aft of the catalytic converters, then the resonators, more pipe, and then the mufflers, not necessarily in that order. All this requires alot of twisting, pushing and pulling. The mufflers, for example, have a unique suspension system which required alot of "Break Free" before the anchor bolts could be turned and removed.
My advice would be to contact your Dealer and ask about free installation if you order the Corsa through them.
I don't know what Corsa charges if you order direct, but if you don't have a lift, I wouldn't try it.
 
1 - 20 of 41 Posts
Top