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post #1 of 30 Old 21st June 2019, 05:49 AM Thread Starter
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Corsa section 3 installation

I have a Corsa section 3 exhaust in transit to me and I have yet to find a good diy thread. I read a few posts where they talked about breaking the clamps, but those posts are several years old and itís not clear if that is till a problem. If so, Iíd like to know what clamps people ultimately used so I can order those in advance.

Does anyone have recent experience installing this exhaust, and if so can you share any tips to help make my install go smoother.

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I have a Corsa section 3 exhaust in transit to me and I have yet to find a good diy thread. I read a few posts where they talked about breaking the clamps, but those posts are several years old and itís not clear if that is till a problem. If so, Iíd like to know what clamps people ultimately used so I can order those in advance.

Does anyone have recent experience installing this exhaust, and if so can you share any tips to help make my install go smoother.

Thanks in advance


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I have corsa section 3. I think I broke both clamps when installing. I was going by the tq recommendation and while tightening I heard a loud crack sound....haven't replaced them bc I don't know if the clamps are defective in design or what. Plus the price they chrge for them are pretty crazy last I looked. If I look under the car when running I can see a drop of condensation on the pavement where its clamped together so must not be sealed 100%.


Other than that it sounds and looks great. Let us know what you find out with the clamps.

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I have corsa section 3. I think I broke both clamps when installing. I was going by the tq recommendation and while tightening I heard a loud crack sound....haven't replaced them bc I don't know if the clamps are defective in design or what. Plus the price they chrge for them are pretty crazy last I looked. If I look under the car when running I can see a drop of condensation on the pavement where its clamped together so must not be sealed 100%.


Other than that it sounds and looks great. Let us know what you find out with the clamps.

I was thinking of buying spare clamps as Iíve heard some people break them. Iím assuming the new exhaust pipe is a lap joint connection where it has a flared end that slides over the existing pipe. Can you confirm that?

Also, how did you cut the stock pipe? I bought a pipe wrench with a cutter chain, hopefully that works with no issue.

Lastly did you do anything with the exhaust hangers? Is it worthwhile getting new ones or do they generally not wear out?



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I was thinking of buying spare clamps as I’ve heard some people break them. I’m assuming the new exhaust pipe is a lap joint connection where it has a flared end that slides over the existing pipe. Can you confirm that?

Also, how did you cut the stock pipe? I bought a pipe wrench with a cutter chain, hopefully that works with no issue.

Lastly did you do anything with the exhaust hangers? Is it worthwhile getting new ones or do they generally not wear out?



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correct its a lap joint (has a **** in it to help slide over stock dia pipe). Why is "$lit" censored lol.



I used an exhaust pipe cutter from advanced auto or where ever....just their loan a tool program. Looks like a bike chain with a blade on the edges.



I re-used stock exhaust hangers. No reason for new at 35k ish miles.

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correct its a lap joint (has a **** in it to help slide over stock dia pipe). Why is "$lit" censored lol.



I used an exhaust pipe cutter from advanced auto or where ever....just their loan a tool program. Looks like a bike chain with a blade on the edges.



I re-used stock exhaust hangers. No reason for new at 35k ish miles.


Perfect, it shows up Wednesday, I canít wait.


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Ypu'll love the sound. Classy and exotic. Screams when you get on it above 5k. no drone

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I purchased mine new last month. Had a muffler shop welded it since I didn’t want to deal with the clamps leaking/breaking off. I also had him install an X-pipe.

Yes, you’ll love how it sounds after 4K rpm.
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I did not get the x pipe....Iíll try it without the x-pipe first and see how that sounds.

My 911 is pretty loud and I donít need 2 loud cars, so Iíd like this M5 to be quiet but noticeable....today itís just quiet


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I did not get the x pipe....Iíll try it without the x-pipe first and see how that sounds.

My 911 is pretty loud and I donít need 2 loud cars, so Iíd like this M5 to be quiet but noticeable....today itís just quiet


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Can you share where you got the deal on the Corsa? I'm also looking at this setup.
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Can you share where you got the deal on the Corsa? I'm also looking at this setup.


I bought the exhaust from TH motorsports

Corsa also has a $100 rebate right now as well, check their website for details.


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