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SUX2BU 03-30-2011 05:42 PM

XSPower Longtube + Catback system fits convertibles!
 
So I have my trusty sawzall and welder ready to hack up this exhaust to make it fit. Well wouldn't you know it fits with out any modification! Here is the thread to where I bought them.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=129510

It is going to be a VERY tight fit but if adjusted well with the clamps (I am going to weld it) it has at least 1/2" (maybe more) clearance from the rear V braces and the big part that the V braces bolt to.

I know that obviously :needpics:.

So I will do my best to get this done and take pics ASAP. I have been working on my car non stop for about 10 hours now and I'm starting to get the shakes so I have to take a break and eat something.

SUX2BU 03-30-2011 05:45 PM

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Here's a little something to hold you guys over until I get some better pics.

Snake Slayer 03-30-2011 05:53 PM

Did you have to dimple

SUX2BU 03-30-2011 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Snake Slayer (Post 3031848)
Did you have to dimple

The headers, yes. It was very close, but I would rather dimple it just to be safe. I'll post pics later.

Snake Slayer 03-30-2011 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by SUX2BU (Post 3031853)
The headers, yes. It was very close, but I would rather dimple it just to be safe. I'll post pics later.

Both sides or just one?

SUX2BU 03-30-2011 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Snake Slayer (Post 3031922)
Both sides or just one?

Both sides were very close. If I didn't dimple they may or may not have hit. Didn't want to pull them out again, so I beat them both up.

Sounds AWESOME!

Bodih 04-01-2011 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by SUX2BU (Post 3031807)
Here's a little something to hold you guys over until I get some better pics.

I need a towel...

...and a cigarette.:drool:

SUX2BU 04-01-2011 11:50 PM

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The headers were very close to the steering knuckle and the k member. They may or may not have rubbed, but I went ahead and dimpled them just to be safe. The dimple on the #1 primary of the driver side header DID NOT need to be dimpled, I tried to get it to clear what I thought was part of the knuckle, but it was just a removable rubber sleeve.



http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1301719676
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1301627942
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1301628035
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1301628035
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1301628035

ke5wdq 04-02-2011 07:16 AM

They do sound awesome.... Hope to meet ya at a Lone Star Camaro meet... And I see they did approve your plates!!! :headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang:

SUX2BU 05-02-2011 02:30 PM

BTW, these DO NOT throw a code! I thought they did because they have an off road X pipe with no cats, but it turns out that one of the wires on my home made O2 extensions had come loose when I installed it. Now that I fixed it no more engine light!

Obviously every car is different and they might throw a code in your car, but I am just letting you know what is happening with my car. This system comes with 6 O2 bungs. There are 2 on each header collector and 2 on the X pipe. I installed the front O2s on the top collector bungs, the rear O2s on the side mounted O2 collector buns and left the X pipe bungs capped off with the provided caps.

Ph4r 05-07-2011 10:11 PM

Do you have a video of these?

SUX2BU 05-07-2011 11:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Ph4r (Post 3192630)
Do you have a video of these?

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=139862

SUX2BU 11-06-2011 10:51 AM

Six months and 10,000 miles later I am still LOVING this exhaust!

SUX2BU 02-14-2012 08:29 PM

realized I never posted the weight of this exhaust.


passenger manifold/cat 28.3
driver side manifold/cat 28.3
Catback and mid pipes 71.4
Total: 128


Passenger header 15.2
Driver side header 15.5
off road x pipe 24.2
muffler 16.2
muffler 16.2

total: 87.3

difference 40.7 lbs

BDH 02-19-2012 12:12 PM

Car looks great SUX! Appears lowered...how much of a drop with font and back? I will be getting a v6 so I think my choices for springs will be limited. And yes, it'll be a convertible (who would have thought the drama when I placed the order on 2/11) Thanks!

SUX2BU 02-19-2012 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by BDH (Post 4508380)
Car looks great SUX! Appears lowered...how much of a drop with font and back? I will be getting a v6 so I think my choices for springs will be limited. And yes, it'll be a convertible (who would have thought the drama when I placed the order on 2/11) Thanks!

You can use V8 springs.

I recommend the BMR 1.0" to everyone. Ride quality is great, It actually lowered MY CAR a hair more than 1.0" probably closer to 1.2" so don't think it won't be low enough, customer service is second to none and the price can't be beat! (the ones who can beat their price are questionable brands)

I did snap pics of the stock, 1.4", 1.4"/1.0", 1.0" and 1.0" with shorter tires on my car so you can do a REAL side by side comparison of the springs themselves. Since every car is different comparing a car with 1.4" to a different car with 1.0" at different camera angles doesn't tell you much. This should really help people decide.

In the end I am glad I went with the 1.0' all the way around because it has MUCH better ride that the other set ups and with my shorter tires I am currently 3" lower than stock!

Stock 4x4 mode! :facepalm:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1301248375

BMR 1.4" all the way around.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1301627942

BMR 1.4"/1.0" split drop

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1329609575

BMR 1.0" all the way around

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1322790497

BMR 1.0" all the way around with 26.7"/27.3" tall tires

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1312834788

BDH 02-19-2012 05:01 PM

BMR 1"...got it. Man, you must get tons of compliments! Thanks for replying.


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