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Old 12-27-2018, 12:17 PM
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After following the bad azz sounding Z with Akra around, contemplating the best set up for the ZR. Suggestions? Still the Z06 system being used for ZRs ? sound clips ? Thanks


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I plan on putting the Akrapovic exhaust on my ZR1. I had it on my 2013 and 2016 and loved the sound. Nothing out there sounds as good as far as I'm concerned. Sure it's a little pricey but worth every penny.

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Akrapovic is a great way to go, for sure. Plus, you then get the Carbon Fiber tips.
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Originally Posted by 2016 Z06 View Post
I plan on putting the Akrapovic exhaust on my ZR1. I had it on my 2013 and 2016 and loved the sound. Nothing out there sounds as good as far as I'm concerned. Sure it's a little pricey but worth every penny.
I have it and love it - dont forget the x-pipe . Keep in mind the Corsa Extreme I have not heard it , but you lose sound management , keep that in mind .
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Yes people are running the Z06 setup on their ZR1.

Contact us for pricing, plenty in stock!

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Josh and all thanks. Are they going to make a system specific to the ZR. Want AKRA , wondering what all others are doing ie Cross Pipe etc.
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Are these all (Akra, Corsa, etc) full exhaust systems including everything from axle back? Wondering if thereís a muffler option that will maintain the NPP functionality. I know headers and X pipe will work for what I want, just not 100% sure how the NPP works and what can be removed to keep it in place.
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Originally Posted by DebRedZR1 View Post
Are they going to make a system specific to the ZR. Want AKRA , wondering what all others are doing ie Cross Pipe etc.
At this time Akrapovic has no intention of creating a ZR1 specific unit. They understand that the ZR1 is the last hoorah for the C7 platform and so they feel that focusing their resources for the upcoming C8 is a better route to go since their Z06 system is already a plug-&-play unit on the ZR1.

If you'd like more in depth info about the exhaust and/or the company please feel free to reach out. We are the largest dealer in the world for Akrapovic Performance Exhaust - [email protected] || www.WheelsBoutique.com
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Is corsa the best x-pipe? Have they confirmed that it's suitable for the extra heat?
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B&B fusion keeps npp function, and has different styles of ends, and also stainless or black ends. Also, a lot cheaper than akra. I run these on my zo6 and liked them.
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Is corsa the best x-pipe? Have they confirmed that it's suitable for the extra heat?
Thatís what I would like to know, the best set up with Akra
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I might be the minority when it comes to the Akra exhaust. I had it on my 2012 and wasnít a big fan of the sound. I loved the carbon fiber tips but would go a different route this time around I think. I would describe the Akra as more of an exotic sound and was not much louder then the stock exhaust. I would definitely want to hear the Cosra sport and B&B fusion before pulling the trigger on the Akra setup. Just my .02

I would also be curious if the Corsa X-pipe throws a check engine light since it bypasses the secondary cats. I wouldnít be able to stand a check engine light on a brand new car, if it didnít then party on!

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Originally Posted by DebRedZR1 View Post

Thatís what I would like to know, the best set up with Akra
corsa x-pipe and akra is not a perfect seamless fit though it works very fine - If I were to do it again i would go all akra (weight savings as well )

I would also be curious if the Corsa X-pipe throws a check engine light since it bypasses the secondary cats. I wouldnít be able to stand a check engine light on a brand new car, if it didnít then party on!

reply - no check engine light

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Originally Posted by thewb View Post
At this time Akrapovic has no intention of creating a ZR1 specific unit. They understand that the ZR1 is the last hoorah for the C7 platform and so they feel that focusing their resources for the upcoming C8 is a better route to go since their Z06 system is already a plug-&-play unit on the ZR1.

If you'd like more in depth info about the exhaust and/or the company please feel free to reach out. We are the largest dealer in the world for Akrapovic Performance Exhaust - [email protected] || www.WheelsBoutique.com


Sad to hear this....I have a Corsa Extreme exhaust. I just want the Akrapovic Carbon Fiber tips......
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You retain the NPP function with the Akrapovic exhaust setup.

Best x pipe.. Very debatable, you can just get the full Akra setup! lol..

If not, I have Corsa x pipe and Akra setup on my non Zr1..

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akrapovic sound clip - NOT a cold start Cold start to come if this works

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Originally Posted by dee zed View Post
akrapovic sound clip - NOT a cold start Cold start to come if this works

https://youtu.be/rY67cHqOLoA
Sounds good. Is that a full Akra setup with their X-pipe?
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I have Corsa extreme x pipe and Corsa extreme exhaust on my ZR1. Compared to stock it’s much louder, but deeper and more throaty. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Since all the C7 exhaust systems are the same I took it right off my GS before I traded it for the ZR1. I have an M7, and the down shifts with rev match are awesome with the popping and crackling. I bought the set up from Josh at Meraki Autoworks. Good price and service.
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Sounds good. Is that a full Akra setup with their X-pipe?
No I started with corsa x-pipe and added the akrapovic exhaust ( newbie mistake)
If I did it again I would go full akrapovic .
The reason I did not go with corsa extreme exhaust is , You lose sound management (quiet mode)
In the summer months I leave about 4am and the neighbors have there windows open , so to keep the peace I went akrapovic .
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Originally Posted by Hawkbarr View Post
I have Corsa extreme x pipe and Corsa extreme exhaust on my ZR1. Compared to stock itís much louder, but deeper and more throaty. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Since all the C7 exhaust systems are the same I took it right off my GS before I traded it for the ZR1. I have an M7, and the down shifts with rev match are awesome with the popping and crackling. I bought the set up from Josh at Meraki Autoworks. Good price and service.
I should buy another ZR1 so I can have both set ups
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