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      01-26-2009, 09:08 AM   #111
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Is Corsa still in business?
http://www.corsaperf.com/
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      01-26-2009, 05:57 PM   #112
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Hello there,

I'm thinking about getting this exhaust to but have a couple of questions for you:

1) Do you have any regrets to this date?
2) Any special tools required to install the exhaust? (Welding, etc.)

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Hello Fusion,

To answer your questions:

1. No , no regrets. The exhaust sounds great. Everyone that hears it loves the sounds. Not too loud inside.

2. Special tools. No All you need is wrenches and if you will install yourself (as I did) Ramps -to back the car onto and a floor jack to support the old exhaust while you unbolt it and lower. The install took me about 2 hours start to finish. The system bolts on just like the old system.


All in all a good exhaust, with a bonus of not having to sell one of your kidneys to finance the purchase.
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      01-27-2009, 01:33 AM   #113
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I thought I heard or read somewhere that Corsa was declaring bankruptcy or going out of business. I just googled it and found nothing, so I guess not.
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      01-27-2009, 10:30 AM   #114
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Hey Rovman, how would you describe the sound of the UUC exhaust? Would it be more of an American V8 sound or more of a European V8 sound?

I'm curious because this exhaust is priced right and best of all its bolt on.

I myself would like an exhaust that has a European V8 (Ferrari like) sound to it. Though I wish my M3 were actually a real Ferrari!
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      01-27-2009, 11:52 PM   #115
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Hey Rovman, how would you describe the sound of the UUC exhaust? Would it be more of an American V8 sound or more of a European V8 sound?

I'm curious because this exhaust is priced right and best of all its bolt on.

I myself would like an exhaust that has a European V8 (Ferrari like) sound to it. Though I wish my M3 were actually a real Ferrari!
Hello Morish,

I hear you, a Ferrari would be awesome but I would be afraid to park it anywhere other than my garage. :-)

I would say that it is somewhere in between the two (American/German) but leaning more toward the German side of sound.

I can also comment that from the time I have installed the exhaust to now (about 3500 acrued miles since install) , the tone has changed a bit. I think the sound that it has matured into is just perfect.

Also for an extra tid bit of info, I have read that people have mentioned a drone area at the 1700 to 1800 rpm range with aftermarket exhaust installs but I have observed a different rpm of very very slight drone. I noticed from long road trips that when the car is in 6 gear at Interstate speeds (circa 70 to 80 mph), with this exhaust you will hear a very very slight hint of drone permeating into the cabin. If you speed up it will disappear or if you slow down it will also dissapear. This is usually the speeds at which I travel 70 % of the time on the Interstate but I find raising the radio volume just a little bit more will just about drown out the sound. I just noticed this recently as I have just been on a few 3 to 4 hours road trips.

Hope this helps.
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      01-28-2009, 07:05 AM   #116
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Hello Morish,

I hear you, a Ferrari would be awesome but I would be afraid to park it anywhere other than my garage. :-)

I would say that it is somewhere in between the two (American/German) but leaning more toward the German side of sound.

I can also comment that from the time I have installed the exhaust to now (about 3500 acrued miles since install) , the tone has changed a bit. I think the sound that it has matured into is just perfect.

Also for an extra tid bit of info, I have read that people have mentioned a drone area at the 1700 to 1800 rpm range with aftermarket exhaust installs but I have observed a different rpm of very very slight drone. I noticed from long road trips that when the car is in 6 gear at Interstate speeds (circa 70 to 80 mph), with this exhaust you will hear a very very slight hint of drone permeating into the cabin. If you speed up it will disappear or if you slow down it will also dissapear. This is usually the speeds at which I travel 70 % of the time on the Interstate but I find raising the radio volume just a little bit more will just about drown out the sound. I just noticed this recently as I have just been on a few 3 to 4 hours road trips.

Hope this helps.
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For what it's worth I had a TSE3 system on my '04 330i zhp and absolutely loved it. The quality was top notch, fitment was perfect, and the tone was deep and aggressive.

With that said, I was also totally unimpressed by the e9x rear view shot posted above. Seeing the Y split in the pipes looks terrible. Pictures are often not very representative of the real thing. I need to figure out how to see one in person.
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      02-03-2009, 12:54 AM   #118
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For what it's worth I had a TSE3 system on my '04 330i zhp and absolutely loved it. The quality was top notch, fitment was perfect, and the tone was deep and aggressive.

With that said, I was also totally unimpressed by the e9x rear view shot posted above. Seeing the Y split in the pipes looks terrible. Pictures are often not very representative of the real thing. I need to figure out how to see one in person.
I agree, I had already ordered my system when I saw that picture and was a little worried. But after installing my system, It didn't look bad. Don't get me wrong there are some better looking systems out there, albeit on average for double the price. That photo was taken at ankle height, most people will never be looking at your system from that height.

I don't know, I don't buy performance parts based on how they LOOK, so I am more than satisfied with the exhaust.
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      02-03-2009, 04:24 PM   #119
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I've installed it

Sounds great

Yes, Corsa is in business --call their phone number in Brea, OH.
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      02-12-2009, 07:45 AM   #120
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i have about 9 decent video clips of the exhaust demonstrating all driving conditions with the exhaust. It really sounds good.... i could not be happier with it.

pics and videos to come hopefully soon in a new thread!
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i have about 9 decent video clips of the exhaust demonstrating all driving conditions with the exhaust. It really sounds good.... i could not be happier with it.

pics and videos to come hopefully soon in a new thread!
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      04-28-2009, 05:41 PM   #122
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just bought it. very annoying drone RIGHT where you would have cruise control set on the highway. 75-78 mph. all other areas sound great. I would suggest another system if you drive much steady cruise control. If I had an option, it would be off the car.
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That is funny ... I thought it was guaranteed NOT to drone. From UUC's website: "The result of the UUC and CORSA partnership is a drone-free exhaust system, delivering a pleasant sound at idle and cruise and a muscular roar at high rpm." Maybe after break-in it will sound better and stop droning. That is the only reason I would order the exhaust because I wouldn't do it just for looks or the sound.
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just bought it. very annoying drone RIGHT where you would have cruise control set on the highway. 75-78 mph. all other areas sound great. I would suggest another system if you drive much steady cruise control. If I had an option, it would be off the car.
wow! I have to strongly disagree with you there. I am assuming you have never heard another aftermarket exhaust for the m3 in person if you think the UUC exhaust drones. Go install an Eisenmann exhaust on your car for a week. You will see what drone is. You will be running back to the UUC with a joyful tear in your eye.

I could not be happier with this exhaust, especially after hearing the majority of exhausts out there in person (not on poor quality youtube videos.) It sounds great while accelerating at any throttle % but quiets down at ANY cruising speed.

im still shocked that you think this exhaust drones...

Anyone in the Atlanta area is welcome to drive my car and listen....
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wow! I have to strongly disagree with you there. I am assuming you have never heard another aftermarket exhaust for the m3 in person if you think the UUC exhaust drones. Go install an Eisenmann exhaust on your car for a week. You will see what drone is. You will be running back to the UUC with a joyful tear in your eye.
Well, you must be talking about the Eisenmann Race model, as there is absolutely no drone with the Sport model Then again, you buy something called "Race" and you should be prepared for less than civil manners.
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Well, you must be talking about the Race model, as there is absolutely no drone with the Sport model Then again, you buy something called "Race" and you should be prepared for less than civil manners.
There is no "race" system, Corsa does not produce an illegal system for the M3. I had the Corsa on my Z06 and it is awesome and with no droning as advertised. There is a certain range where the exhaust has a certain pitch to it that to me is music to my ears, but it was in no way a low frequency, ear piercing drone.

Having said that, I am leaning towards the Gintani right now, as it has a more NASCAR sound to it and gives good dyno proven gains, because with the low TQ numbers on the M3, it needs a little help.
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I have to agree...my car sounds fantastic...no drone
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Corsa??

Hi guys,

clearly I'm way behind on this thread but, I just thought I'd try get some info from some experienced campainers.

Picked up my e92 4 weeks ago and am very keen for some exhaust audio inhansment.

Is Corsa still up and running? I searched their web site and no pics are availible.

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Actually no. Discount does not apply to all products. Corsa does not apply. Read the fine print.
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