The Corsa Sport Muffler upgrade would be an awesome choice for the 2017 and newer Raptor owners out there who are looking to turn up the volume on their Gen 2 truck but would like to keep the factory tailpipes and tips in place to help keep the cost down, while also retaining that factory look. Now your price point is gonna hover right around the $800 mark, and the simple bolt-on installation will get a 1 outta 3 wrenches on the difficulty meter from me, with a little bit more detail to come later in the video.
So Corsa is no doubt one of your premium exhaust solutions here on the site, and traditionally their systems will run you a pretty penny, upwards of thousand bucks or more in fact is not too uncommon, but that's because you're getting a stellar build quality, excellent craftsmanship, materials and tone in return. And we'll talk about all of that here in a second.
But first, guys, I did wanna break down the modular approach Corsa took when it came to designing their Gen 2 Raptor-specific systems. And what I mean by it is you're gonna be looking at their Sport Muffler Upgrade Kit here. You're also gonna find on the site the Resonated Elite Kit, and then last but not least their Sport Cat-Back exhaust system. Now if you actually pair that Sport Cat-Back with the Resonated Elite Kit, you have the full blown Corsa Xtreme. So again a lot of options with the Corsa stuff, and I like this because it gives owners the ability to control just how loud or how quiet you want your truck to be, while also being able to control the price a little bit as well.
But let's focus in on the Sport Muffler Upgrade Kit here again. I know there's a lot going on with Corsa and the Gen 2 Raptor stuff. But for the purposes of this video we're gonna hone in on the Upgrade Kit that I have on the table with me. And more specifically from a sound perspective, right? Because that's what we're all here for, that's what we wanna know when we're shopping exhaust systems. And as you guys heard with our sound clips, the Sport Muffler certainly delivers a noticeable increase in the volume over the factory system. But at the same time, it's not gonna rattle the windows or set off car alarms on your street. So with that in my mind and going to my tried and true wake the neighbors scale, I have the Sport Muffler Upgrade Kit coming in at a robust three outta five on my one to five or one to wake the neighbors scale. Sure you're getting a little bit more turbo noise here in addition to more volume, but nothing quite like that Xtreme system from Corsa which does incorporate that Resonated Elite as I just talked about.
Now inside the truck on the other hand, things are as quiet as they were with that factory muffler still in place. And a big part of that is thanks to Corsa's patented tech known as the Reflective Sound Cancellation Technology or RSC for short. Now this is just Corsa's proprietary tech to isolate and cancel out any unwanted frequencies while cruising, better known to you guys as drone. And let me be completely honest with you here, I've had a few Corsa systems in my day currently installed on my 2014 Mustang GT, and whatever this sorcery is going on with the RSC tech, I can just tell you it works. Corsa does point out though, guys, that if you do a lotta towing with your Raptor, you're putting some added strain or load on your engine, you might encounter a little bit more interior noise than you would otherwise without pulling a load. So just something to point out there from Corsa.
But let's switch our focus over to materials and construction, and as I pointed out earlier, gang, you're getting the cream of the crop with the Corsa stuff. This includes 304 grade stainless steel throughout, which is going to be the benchmark material in the land of aftermarket exhaust systems. Why? Because it's gonna be the best at reducing corrosion, so a lotta Raptors out there that might spend a lot of time in the snow, or driving around on the roads during the winter months, you see a lotta road salt, this is a great choice for you, in addition to owners who might spend some time on the beach maybe driving through the ocean, whatever. The 304 basically, guys, at the end of the day is going to be the best at reducing that rust.
But material aside, this kit is very simple, guys. You're essentially looking at the Sport Series muffler as you can see. Some three-inch tubing and the incorporated H-Pipe which will help shape the sound a little bit more in addition to some other tubing as well. So not a lot going on with this kit, but I am happy to point out, bolts right up to the factory piping on your Gen 2 Raptor without cutting, without permanent modification. Now of course, it does like to point out a couple of cool things. This muffler will shed a few pounds from your truck, nothing crazy but it will also increase the flow by about 11% over the factory can you will be replacing.
Now the elephant in the room, guys, price, right, because Corsa stuff traditionally is a lot of dough. However, since this is such a basic system, you're gonna be spending right around that $800 price point. Factor this or compare this next to the full-blown Corsa Sport Cat-Back where you get the big five-inch tips, the tailpipes, the muffler and more, well you're gonna be spending almost double the cost of the Sport Muffler Upgrade Kit here. So in short, guys, this is a great way to add that traditional Corsa sound, that drone-free operation, but for that sub-thousand dollar price point.
As it's tradition, let's quickly touch on the install here, guys, and again no cutting, no modification, everything is completely reversible here. So I'm gonna go one outta three wrenches on the difficulty meter, maybe an hour or so depending on your setup and just how fast you like to work. Tool wise very basic stuff, right, socket set, maybe an impact gun, along with a set of race ramps, or maybe a lift to make things slightly easier for you.
Getting started you'll need to locate and loosen the four clamps on the factory muffler, allowing you to drop it from your rig. Now once the factory can is out of the way, simply lift the Corsa into place, sliding the ends into and over the factory piping on the Corsa muffler here. Tighten all of your clamps up and your installation is complete.
So if you're looking to get that Corsa Sport sound for your Second Gen Raptor but would like to retain the factory tailpipes in an effort to save you some money, check out the Sport Muffler Upgrade Kit right here at americantrucks.com.