Nothing, but nothing gets the blood flowing through our tiny brains and saliva pouring out of our toothy grins like the sound and feel of a performance exhaust system… it gets even better if it’s strapped to a motor that can use it. The problem is finding a complete system that won’t make us look like the lame dad who’s trying to keep “cool” when picking up the kids, but still allows us to hear all 350+ hp of our Dodge echo through the buildings downtown.
We searched long and hard for a complete air management system from intake to tailpipe that has the sweet sound of a hot rod tire shredder and gains us a few extra horsepower at the same time. Corsa provides a complete cold air intake system and a full stainless steel cat-back exhaust designed to bolt in with only hand tools and an empty carport.
Starting with the Cold Air Induction system, the heavy walled plastic parts and use of the factory mounts were a nice change from some of the hack-and-slash systems we’ve used in the past. What really impressed us was the Donaldson PowerCore dry flow air filter. Donaldson is a name primarily used in heavy industries like air compressors and large displacement engines. The PowerCore filter itself is a unique piece as the air is funneled down through many small tubes and through the filter media. They are capable of holding almost two-times the dirt of a conventional filter of the same size. The filters can also be cleaned - once they eventually fill up - at a number of professional filter cleaning companies for a few clams while you wait. The blue colour is a special layer that is put on their top shelf filter units. Blue nanofibers attract the smaller dust particles that the main media could miss.
The entire exhaust system is North American made; from the Canadian made stainless steel piping, to the USA fabbed and brushed stainless muffler. Our system starts right where the factory garbage can sized muffler starts with a single 3-in pipe in and dual 2.5-in exits. Without any baffling or padding in the muffler, there are no components to break down over time meaning the system will sound and perform the same at km 0 as it does 200,000 km from now, and will still be in the same shape.
Installation consisted of lubing the factory rubber hangers with ProLong and sliding the system together. The stainless band clamps secure the system in leak-free fashion once you put some Never Seez on their bolts. This is the first exhaust system where we didn’t have to tweak, tap, bend, grind, maul or mutilate any piece to get it all to fit. It was as simple as bottom out every tube, set the tips where we liked them,