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Hey, guys. Adam here with americantrucks.com. Today I'm bringing you a quick review, sound clip, and install walkthrough of the Corsa Sport 3-Inch Cat-Back Exhaust with the Single Side Exit Design with Twin Black Stainless Tips. Now, if you're the owner of a '14 to '18 Silverado 1500, you might be looking to ditch that factory exhaust to pick up a lot more of an aggressive tone with a deep and throaty sound, but also get one of the highest quality materials and construction available for a cat-back aftermarket system. Now, this one, in particular, comes in right around the $1,000 mark, but for a very, very good reason. Corsa makes some of the best-quality systems on the market. 304 stainless is the highest quality, 409 being the second-best, aluminized being kind of that starter mod for the guys out there just looking for a sound bump. Now, if you're located in a wintery weather area like we are, seeing a little bit of road salt, that 304 stainless is gonna do wonders with its corrosion and rust resistance. It also looks pretty good underneath the truck, with its nice polished finish. Now, this one, in particular, has that single-side exit design, so it keeps that factory look, but it mixes things up a bit with a more aggressive twin-tip exit.Now, you still got that single-side exit, but you have two 4-inch black stainless steel tips here, which look very aggressive, and kind of have that rainbow diamond black shine to it as well. If you're not a fan of the black, they also have a very shiny polished stainless steel, with a nice mirror-like shine, both of which coming in right around the $1,000 mark. Now, as far as that sound, it gets three out of five on our loudness meter, something that doesn't have a lot of drone in the cab. In the install, one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. What that basically means is there's no cutting, there's no welding, there's no drilling, none of that nonsense. It's an easy job to do in about two to three hours in the driveway at home. But if you have a lift, makes life a lot easier. If you're working on a lift, make sure you have a pole jack handy, as well as some basic hand tools like a ratchet and socket set. If you're working at home, a jack and jack stands will definitely do the trick. Without further ado, let's see how the install is done.Tools needed for this install our PB B'laster or WD-40, hanger removal tool, a drill or a ratchet, 15-millimeter socket, 13-millimeter socket. All right, guys, so, the first thing we need to do on our 2016 Silverado 5.3 liter V8 is to remove our factory exhaust. This is an extremely simple process, as there's really only one clamp holding the entire system on, and four hangers after that, from the cats all the way back to the tips. I've got a handy hanger removal tool here I'm gonna use to pop those out. If you don't have this, I definitely recommend picking it up from your local auto parts store. You can definitely just rent it. It's a very, very useful tool for popping all the hangers out of their isolators, so let's get to it.With all the hangers out of place, the only bolt we have to remove, like I said, is on the clamp right behind our stock catalytic converter. Once we pop off that 13-millimeter bolt, loosen that clamp, we'll be able to remove our system and put it aside.All right, at this point, we can feed our exhaust underneath of the crossmember and underneath the frame, and then we'll have to feed it over the axle. Now, it is all one piece, so if you feel like cutting it in pieces, you can. It makes life a little easier, but then, of course, it adds an extra step. If you have an extra hand on deck, maybe a friend, this would definitely make life easier as well.All, right guys, we got our factory exhaust system off the truck in one piece, on the ground here next to our Corsa Sport system that we're gonna be installing on our 2016 Silverado. Right off the bat, you can see some very obvious differences, not only in the size of the muffler, but the styling and the finish of the materials. Of course, this stock system has seen some miles, so you see the discoloration, little bit of rust here and there. But that goes to show just what kind of system quality they have right off the factory line as compared to some of the aftermarket options here.Now, the Corsa system is gonna be a full 304 stainless steel system from head to toe, the highest quality material on the market for an exhaust. If you're living in a wintery weather area like us here on the East Coast, you might see a lot of road salt during those winter months. This is a great quality system to pick up because it's got that corrosion and rust-resistant layer, more so than a 409 or aluminized steel. Now, that muffler is a straight-through muffler system from Corsa, with their patented RSC technology, or reflective sound cancellation technology. Basically, what that means is you get that loud volume, the loud aggressiveness that we heard in the beginning of the sound clips, but you also get very little to no drone in the cabin, even at highway speeds. As we move down the system here, you'll notice that we've got the 3-inch mandrel-bent tubing, giving you a better exhaust flow than the factory system, while also bumping a horsepower and torque number up just a little bit there, giving you a better throttle response and engine performance.Shifting down a little more, you see we've got the lack of the resonating system here, to give you that louder exhaust flow and less restriction. And finally, we're topping it off with the exit style. We're still keeping that side exit style, with a single-side exit, but we're adding that twin tip. It's got that gloss finish, but it's a stealthier black, to give you a more aggressive look out that rear side exit. The twin tips are definitely a better look than the single stock exit option, which in my opinion is a huge upgrade in and by itself. If you're looking to get this system, I'm gonna show you how to install it. So, without further ado, let's get it up on our truck.All right, guys, kicking off the Corsa Sport install here, we're gonna start at the back end by the catalytic converters. You're gonna grab your extension pipe here, feed it over the frame, and attach it to the cats. Now, there are three clamps provided for you in the kit. One of those clamps is not going to be used next to the catalytic converter. You are gonna retain that factory clamp here. As you can see, I did not take it off yet. I would leave it on there from the uninstall. That way, I could just feed this over, clamp it down, so let's get to it.Now, the next step in our process is to put the massive Corsa muffler into place here. Make sure you have a clamp on the outlet side of this thing. You're gonna go ahead and attach it to your extension pipe here, tighten down the clamp. Now, as you're tightening down your clamps, you wanna leave a little bit of room for adjustment, just until you get to the very end. That way, if things don't line up properly, you can go back and make the adjustments as needed, and then tighten everything down. All right, with our muffler system in place here, as you can see, I have a pole jack supporting this. The muffler is quite big, quite heavy, so it does pull things down a bit. The pole jack here is just supporting everything up in the air, making sure it doesn't sag more than we want it to. Now, if you're working on the ground, and not on a lift like I am, you could use a jack or a jack stand to do the exact same thing.Now that we have our muffler system into place, I pulled our pole jack down here to the other end of the muffler, to hold that up and support the weight there. Next up is our over-axle pipe. Now, as you can see, the over-axle pipe has this V-shaped hanger on both sides, which is gonna go into our isolators on our back-end side of the muffler here. So, we're gonna feed this over the axle, slip them into their hanger isolators, and attach it with a new clamp here. All right, now we can tighten down that clamp.All right, guys, almost at the home stretch. All we have left to do is attach the tailpipe hanger to the isolator, and then add our tips.All right, guys, that's gonna wrap up my review, sound clip, and install walkthrough of the Corsa Sport 3-inch Cat-Back Exhaust with the Single Side Exit Design and the Twin Black Stainless Steel Tips. Now, if you're the owner of a '14 to '18 Silverado 1500, you might be looking to ditch that factory exhaust, get a really aggressive exhaust note, with the highest quality materials, in which case, you can get the Corsa Sport right here at americantrucks.com.
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