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Hey, guys. Adam here with americantrucks.com and today we're taking a closer look at, listening to and of course installing the dB Performance by Corsa 3 inch Sport Cat-Back Exhaust System with 4 inch polished tips available in the rear exit design for '09 to '18 5.7 RAMs with the factory dual exhaust.Now you should be checking this out if you're looking for an exhaust that is gonna beef up the aggressive tone of your 5.7 without going overboard and something that has some really good quality materials. Now dB Performance by Corsa is Corsa's truck focused brand here that uses a mix of 439 and 409 stainless steel. And we'll take a closer look at the materials and the construction there later on comparing it to stock.Now as you just heard from our sound clips, I'm gonna give this guy a three out of five on our loudness meter. It's a perfect option for the daily driver or the weekend warrior taking their truck off-road looking to beef up the sound profile without going overboard with ear-piercing frequencies or drone inside the cabin. Not gonna get that here. Now this guy has more of a raspy, almost hollow sound to it when you hop on the throttle here and that's gonna be thanks to the giant muffler included in the Sport kit. The muffler itself is a straight through high flow design. It's got very little to no baffling on the inside so that's what produces that sound and it's also gonna beef up the airflow by 13% over stock, reducing some of the airflow restrictions. With the sound there at idle, you can definitely expect a deep, throaty rumble but as you start getting on it, it gets more loud and more aggressive as you reach red line.Now this kit is gonna come in right around 800 bucks and that includes the dual rear exit design with 4 inch slash cut single wall tips which is something that Corsa uses in their dB Performance kits. Now the regular Corsa exhaust systems, more the track focused options have a double wall slash cut so it has a thicker profile to it. So there are some similarities and differences between Corsa's brand options. Now if you're looking for something a little bit louder, they have their Xtreme and if you're looking for something a little bit quieter, they have their Touring. The Sport here is right in the middle.Now the install for this is gonna get two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter here. Anybody can tackle it with very simple hand tools in the driveway at home and it's just a little bit more involved than say a cold air intake under the hood. This guy is gonna use U-clamps instead of Torca clamps. Better than band clamps, not the best clamps when compared to Torca but they're still gonna get the job done and make sure it's tight and secure. I'm gonna take you through every step of the process here. It'll take about two hours. Let's get started.Tools used in this install include an impact gun, a ratchet, a 13 millimeter swivel socket is recommended but not required, 15 and 16 millimeter deep sockets, a pry bar also comes in handy, a hanger removal tool is recommended and WD-40 or something similar.All right, first step here, guys. Because this is a full cat-back, we are gonna completely remove our tailpipes first, then our muffler. Now the tailpipes are connected to the dual outlet on the muffler here by 15 millimeter clamps so we're just gonna loosen those guys up and remove the pipes.Next step, we're gonna focus on our passenger side tailpipe. Now you can use a hanger removal tool and pop this guy out and then remove it from over the axle. I actually find it really easy to use WD-40 and just squirt this guy right up into the hanger isolator and it lubricates it enough that you can just slide it out by hand. So now I'm just gonna hold the tip here and right behind this heat shield slide straight back and it comes out of the muffler and we can set it aside. There are two hangers here. There's one directly above this heat shield and one directly above the axle. So now you can grab your 16 millimeter socket and loosen up the clamp on the muffler inlet side. All right, so now we can just take our muffler and slide it out of the hangers.So we got our factory exhaust off of our 5.7 '14 RAM and it's on the ground here next to our dB Performance by Corsa Sport option. I wanna show you guys some similarities and differences and talk about what makes dB Performance by Corsa unique. Now as far as similarities go, they look similar in the way that they're laid out here. They're also similar in fitment so you can expect OEM quality fitment with the dB Performance here but what you can expect as far as differences is the quality of tips, materials and the technology included in the kit. Starting up front here, the muffler is roughly the same size. dB Performance's might actually be a little bit bigger but it still features the RSC technology featured in most Corsa systems now in their dB Performance by Corsa brand which is more truck focused. This is still gonna give you the drone cancellation you expect from Corsa even though the rest of the system is just straight tubing, no resonators.Now inlet here. 3 inch tubing. Same thing as your factory option. The entire kit here is actually using a mix of 439 and 409 stainless steel. So it's a little bit more durable than some of the other 409 options in the category but it's not all in 304 stainless like top quality, most expensive would be like Corsa's.Moving on for the rest of the kit here. The dB Performance has 2.5 inch mandrel-bent tubing. Same materials there. Mandrel bends are gonna help reduce any kinks and airflow restrictions and it's coming out with a dual rear exit just like your factory option.Moving all the way to the back here. Here's another difference between dB Performance by Corsa and regular Corsa options. The dB Performance by Corsa uses single wall slash cut tips as you see here. So they're thinner in material. Not less quality just a different styling, they're a little bit more unique. Now most options in the category use a double wall that's a little bit thicker, so slightly different here with dB's. It is however way bigger of an improvement over the factory option than most. The factory is pretty doled out, they're really small. These are 4 inch slash cut. These are around 3.5. Little bit of a difference there but still nonetheless a difference.You can expect a little bit more volume out of this one. There are no resonators at the back end here. Now dB Performance's Sport option is a little bit more aggressive. If you're looking for something like the Touring option to be more mellow, that's out there as well. And finally, the Xtreme for the loudest.So with that said, I wanna start with the install all the way up here at our muffler. So let's get started. First up here, guys, grab your muffler and of course, the larger 3 inch U-clamp here. We're gonna set this into position on our factory pipe. I've got my pole jack here just because the hangers aren't attached to the outlet side of the muffler. So this guy's gonna wanna hang down a little bit. It's good to have some support. Now we can tighten down that clamp.All right, guys. It's really important to note here as you're tightening down your U-clamps because these aren't Torca clamps, they're U-clamps, the way that U-clamps work is they actually just crush the pipe into place. So before you get all of your pipes installed, you don't wanna overtighten this because there won't be a lot of room for adjustment. Going into it before everything is done, make sure you're just getting these snug. You just wanna get them in position but you don't wanna crush the pipe too much. All right. I'm gonna leave it just like that. There's a little bit of room for adjustment but it's still on.All right, so now that we have the muffler on, we have to make sure it's rotated in the proper orientation. So as you can see, we have it horizontal right now but we need it vertical with one on top of the other. So let's take this whole thing, flip this guy around and still use that pole jack for support. All right, so now we can take the next pipe, the swivel pipe with the hangers attached, rotate it around the spare tire over the axle, connect them to the top muffler outlet and then into our hanger isolators. All right, so I can use my pole jack to jack this up into place. All right, so now I can put my U-clamp sideways here and tighten it down.All right, so first thing's first. We can see that over our axle we have this hose coming out of the axle housing. We need to pull that underneath of the exhaust so that it doesn't lean on this pipe. That can get really hot and that can cause damage. So make sure that's underneath here. Now grab your 15 socket and get that clamp nice and snug.Now we can move on to our driver side tailpipe here that's gonna go over the axle. Make sure you're sliding the hangers into the isolators and that you have one of those smaller clamps in place. All right, so now you can put your clamp into position and tighten it down.All right, now we can focus on our tip on the driver side. I'm gonna slide this guy in place and as you can see, we don't need a clamp because it's already go that built in here. So I'm gonna grab a 13 millimeter swivel socket just so I can use my impact gun here and tighten this down in position. Just make sure you have it aligned properly before you do so.Now we can install our passenger side pipe right on over the axle. Make sure you have a clamp in place. Connect it to the muffler and the factory isolator. All right, so make sure your pipe isn't touching the frame anywhere. Go back and tighten down this clamp.Last step here. Grab your passenger side tip, set it into place. Now again, I'm gonna use my 13 millimeter swivel socket, make sure it's aligned and tighten it down. At this point, go back and make sure everything is aligned exactly where you want it to before tightening down your clamps all the way and then power them down and you'll be good to go.From there, guys, that's gonna wrap up my review and install for the dB Performance by Corsa, 3 inch Sport Cat-Back exhaust system available with the dual rear exit and polished tips for the '09 to '18 5.7 RAM 1500 with the factory dual exhaust. If you wanna get yours, you can do so right here at americantrucks.com.
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No Drone. Exhaust drone is one of the key factors that can prevent anyone from purchasing an exhaust system, since the droning noise can be very annoying, especially for longer drives. Corsa Performance knows this, so they utilized their patented RSC Technology when designing the Sport Cat-Back Exhaust System with 4-inch Polished Tips for the 2009-2018 RAM 1500. This exhaust system has a 13-percent increase in flow over the stock exhaust system using the db design, which incorporates a straight through, high-flowing muffler.
Sporty Sound. All of this technology produces a sporty sounding exhaust at any cruising and RPM range without being too loud.
Warranty Information. A 10-year limited warranty is included. Please check the manufacturer’s website for more details.
Easy Installation. The Corsa 3-inch Sport Exhaust System can be installed with simple tool in about 2 hours. What’s more, the Corsa 3-inch Sport Exhaust system is a completely bolt-on affair, as no welding is required during installation.
Application. The Corsa 3-inch Sport Cat-Back Exhaust System with 4-inch Polished Tip fits 2009-2018 Dodge RAM 1500 Quad and Crew Cab Models with 5.7-liter engine.
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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