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I recently installed two modifications from Road Race Motorsports on my Fiat 500 Sport. The Corsa Intake and the Corsa Exhaust System came as a package deal but you can buy each separately. The intake went on with no issues in about 10 minutes as promised; however, the axle-back exhaust was another issue. One of the Road Race mechanics gave me some excellent advice concerning removing the stock axle-back from those pesky rubber hangers. Within a half hour using a big stick and WD40 I got them disconnected. He was also correct; they were a lot easier to put back on! I have now finished installing my "California mods"!

I must say the car is totally different and I love it even more; it is
totally fun to drive now! The Corsa intake adds more power but it also
makes shifting MUCH sweeter and smoother. The sound with just the intake
installed is not overly loud, as promised, and has a nice throaty
growl when accelerating or decelerating. The Corsa exhaust system, on
the other hand, is louder than I expected and that is a good thing.
After I finished the install I took a shower to wash all the driveway
grit out of my hair, rolled down the window, and hopped in to give it a
test drive. WOW! The exhaust sound is fantastic and was much lower and booming than I
expected. Around here we have a lot of small cars with special exhausts
that make them sound like a hive of angry bees: high and tinny and
obnoxious. I am happy to say Road Race does not sound like that; it
definitely has a cool European sports car sound.

Road /// Race, I am very happy with my purchases; you have made me a
happy camper. I took the car by my dealer and they were blown away,
especially the woman who manages the "studio". She took it for a drive
and said everyone in the dealership wanted to know what she was driving
and then said they had never heard a Fiat sound like that. In my
opinion your mods look and sound better than others that I
have seen and heard. Give my kudos to your designers and
engineers, they came up with some real good stuff. You guys rock!
 

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ok, who paid you and when do you get your check? Lol
 

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This is exactly what I was waiting for. I spoke with Brandon yesterday about the options available for our cars. I think this has settled what I'm gonna spend my money on.

Can you explain more on how you lifted the car and the procedures on installation of the exhaust?
 

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As I said, the install of the exhaust was not the easiest. I jacked up the car using 6 12" X 12" pavers that were 1.5" to 2" thick and stacked them up 1 high, 2 high, 3 high (see before) and backed the car onto them. After crawling under, I took off the clamp connecting the stock axle-back exhaust to the rest of the system. Next, I squirted the two rubber hangers with WD40 and used two 1" X 2" pieces of wood 4" 6" long to wedge off the hangers WITH THE STOCK EXHAUST. The trick was to take these hangers off with the stock exhaust. Take the hangers off the stock exhaust and put them on your new exhaust and reverse the above procedure. It all goes back together MUCH easier than it came apart. I will try to add before/after pictures to this post... Automotive exterior Bumper Vehicle Car Personal luxury car Land vehicle Vehicle Car Bumper Automotive exterior

Cool, it worked!
 

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Gaff, we appreciate the review and I'd personally like to thank you for A)writing a review B) taking the time to register on an internet forum and C) the kind words.

It's a pleasure talking to you Gaff and feel free to call the shop anytime. 562-906-0080

-DC
 

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Thanks for posting the process. Looks like I will be calling Brandon at RR again tomorrow. Thanks again
 
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