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SIXJAK 07-19-2011 09:01 PM

A nite of mayem.
 
So last night I decided to take matters into my own hands and shoot some vids of my set up from the outside. My friend that said he would help me became deathly ill for several weeks is just now coming around and I think it's gonna be a while. I used the flimsy excuse of going to the store for milk last night at 11:30. I ended up at the Home Depot and set up there. There was a big rig parked in the parking lot idling but with curtains drawn. Taking a nap....not for long. I actually realized this more fully after my first run:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fwZ3hWrz38

Knowing how loud my car is I thought it best to set up shop elsewhere. I set up shop behind the Target which is on the other side of Ross which separates Target and Home Depot. See if you can tell when I see the police officer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koLRZ...eature=related


Short clip of officer asking what's going on shoulda left the camera running. Would have been priceless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Use1p2CTezA


Turns out the complaint came in for a Camaro engaged in C & I careless and imprudent. Cop told me to relax and that he was a Camaro nut. He asked if he could look at the interior and I said sure. He loved the CAI and headers showed him the J-Pipes on the back of the exhaust. He's restoring an 81 T-Top Berlinetta. Yanked the 2.8 V6 out and installed a 350 crate motor with 4 bolt main and 4 speed auto vs a 3 speed indicative of that vintage. Had pics of it on his phone. Looks pretty good. He's a total gearhead we talked a good hour (small town-I was prolly his craziest call all night) We're gonna try and hook up next week. He wants to drive it. We'll see what happens. LOL.

I finally did go to Walmart and get the milk and some steel wool to polish my exhaust tips. They sure get black fast with the LT's. Anyway one more vid there's a long pause after the initial take off.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ApgdhPgPIs

coolman 07-19-2011 09:03 PM

I think you mean mayhem ,and I bet this won't be here for long.

ronvenna21 07-19-2011 09:10 PM

Awesome sounding car! What are all your mods?

GretchenGotGrowl 07-19-2011 09:22 PM

Sounding good. Love the deep rumble.;)

SIXJAK 07-19-2011 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by coolman (Post 3493247)
I think you mean mayhem ,and I bet this won't be here for long.

Oh snap ur right. OTOH, nothing really happened so it prolly only was mayem. It's mainly here to illustrate what my particular mods/bolt ons sound like from the outside. So we'll c.

To the person who asked about mods. CAI Inc intake, Stainless Works LT headers. Random Tech HFC's SOLO Mach X LLT and glad u like.

KMPrenger 07-19-2011 11:52 PM

Lol....I love it....using the excuse "honey!!...gotta go. For..ummm....MILK!!" hehe. And then takin the Camaro out for some fun!

Sounds damn good and it just really sucks that I ended up not getting to hear your car in person last week.

KMPrenger 07-19-2011 11:55 PM

Oh, and I don't know why, but I didn't have a Stainless Works LT header section in the exhaust sticky...so now I do!

OOLIE 07-19-2011 11:56 PM

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Originally Posted by KMPrenger (Post 3494089)
Oh, and I don't know why, but I didn't have a Stainless Works LT header section in the exhaust sticky...so now I do!


Nice one more nugget

TJ91 07-20-2011 12:19 AM

haha thats a funny story
Anyone else think that 1:10 in the last vid sounds like a Nascar?!
Sounds badass man, love hearing new setups with the SOLOs
Got to love that VR sound ontop of it :drool:

SIXJAK 07-20-2011 03:12 AM

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Originally Posted by TJ91 (Post 3494188)
haha thats a funny story
Anyone else think that 1:10 in the last vid sounds like a Nascar?!
Sounds badass man, love hearing new setups with the SOLOs
Got to love that VR sound ontop of it :drool:

Yeah I guess it does sound a little NASCAR. Is that what the VR sounds like? That's just my "bottom feeder" CAI Inc Intake LOL. I'm pretty happy with the CAI overall. You can definitely get a good idea of what the intake sounds like when the car is coming towards the camera. I've never heard it until the above vids. And then of course my friend drove my car tonight and I got to hear it live as he came towards me at WOT. Sounds the same as on the vid if you're wearing even a decent set of headphones.

It's been triple digit heat for goin on 2 weeks now and I crank up the AC and cruise with my windows down just to hear my exhaust. Does anybody else do this? The sound the exhaust makes during decell after WOT is like a drug that I can't get enough of. Winter is going to be rough.

If I'm honest I don't like the sound at around 2900 RPM under load. Too blatty. Thankfully, it's just for a very brief moment if you're accelerating. I attribute it to the long tubes or the Random Tech HFC's. They are metal matrix (ceramic) vs SOLO's stainless steel HFC's. I wonder if SOLO's HFC's would cure it? That is my only nit about my set up. I think it sounds very good and rumbly at idle and low revs below 2000 rpm and I bet it would sound awesome with the ghost cam. From 2000- 2700 it's decent 2800 -2900, :thumbdown: and simply sounds awesome from 3000 RPM to redline.

SOLO's J-pipes's definitely work. I have no drone. My system has had a few thousand miles of seasoning so I'll be playing with those Jpipes now to see what they do to certain frequencies.

rtcat600man 07-20-2011 07:39 AM

That sounds GREAT. Thanks for posting these up for us all to enjoy.

TJ91 07-20-2011 10:20 AM

Oops, for some reason I thought you had the VR still can hear your CAI which is a sound I absolutely love. But yes at 1:10 your car sounds like a nascar (key word is 'like' for all the haters lol)
I love your set up man, Ive been wanting to hear longtubes with the SOLOs.
As for the sound of the VR, people who have switched from the longube Injen have said it was louder then the Injen which we were told was the loudest during the Janetty Test.
Anyways great vids man!
PS ive replayed the 1:10 mark several times already, just love listening to that

baup5f 07-20-2011 07:18 PM

sounds good sixjak, if you're ever in the columbia area give me a shoot. i would love to see your car. me, you, and kmp could go tear up the streets lol

esperman 07-20-2011 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by SIXJAK (Post 3493238)
So last night I decided to take matters into my own hands and shoot some vids of my set up from the outside. My friend that said he would help me became deathly ill for several weeks is just now coming around and I think it's gonna be a while. I used the flimsy excuse of going to the store for milk last night at 11:30. I ended up at the Home Depot and set up there. There was a big rig parked in the parking lot idling but with curtains drawn. Taking a nap....not for long. I actually realized this more fully after my first run:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fwZ3hWrz38

Knowing how loud my car is I thought it best to set up shop elsewhere. I set up shop behind the Target which is on the other side of Ross which separates Target and Home Depot. See if you can tell when I see the police officer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koLRZ...eature=related


Short clip of officer asking what's going on shoulda left the camera running. Would have been priceless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Use1p2CTezA


Turns out the complaint came in for a Camaro engaged in C & I careless and imprudent. Cop told me to relax and that he was a Camaro nut. He asked if he could look at the interior and I said sure. He loved the CAI and headers showed him the J-Pipes on the back of the exhaust. He's restoring an 81 T-Top Berlinetta. Yanked the 2.8 V6 out and installed a 350 crate motor with 4 bolt main and 4 speed auto vs a 3 speed indicative of that vintage. Had pics of it on his phone. Looks pretty good. He's a total gearhead we talked a good hour (small town-I was prolly his craziest call all night) We're gonna try and hook up next week. He wants to drive it. We'll see what happens. LOL.

I finally did go to Walmart and get the milk and some steel wool to polish my exhaust tips. They sure get black fast with the LT's. Anyway one more vid there's a long pause after the initial take off.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ApgdhPgPIs

sounds good. Love SOLO.
but you really need a better location for these runs...:thumbdown:

hapisok 07-20-2011 09:14 PM

sounds awesome! good job :w00t:

KMPrenger 07-20-2011 09:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by baup5f (Post 3498196)
sounds good sixjak, if you're ever in the columbia area give me a shoot. i would love to see your car. me, you, and kmp could go tear up the streets lol

Hell yes lol. Cept you two manual guys would probably run away from me :(. lol

baup5f 07-20-2011 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by KMPrenger (Post 3498778)
Hell yes lol. Cept you two manual guys would probably run away from me :(. lol

I wouldn't, I'm still terrible at launching. . .
Heck, I even have a home depot about a half mile away from my house lol

SIXJAK 07-21-2011 01:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by esperman (Post 3498625)
sounds good. Love SOLO.
but you really need a better location for these runs...:thumbdown:

I know....welcome to Branson. Hills everywhere. Not a straight road anywhere....well there are a few.......got a few places in mind. It's all about timing with those locations....I know I can do better clips.

SIXJAK 07-21-2011 01:33 AM

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Originally Posted by hapisok (Post 3498631)
sounds awesome! good job :w00t:

That's hi praise bro. Your set up rocks. One of the best sounding on the forum IMVHO.

SIXJAK 07-21-2011 02:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by baup5f (Post 3498196)
sounds good sixjak, if you're ever in the columbia area give me a shoot. i would love to see your car. me, you, and kmp could go tear up the streets lol

Ok next time I'm up. With my Camaro that is. Gentlemen the midnight cruise is coming up in August here in Branson (11,12,13). Tons of hot rides descend on BTown and it's good times. Too bad Gretchen is back east. We should organize a meet or something. There's a guy here with a Synergy SS with a painted body kit that looks pretty sweet.


Oh and I guess my thread still is here. SS guys always know everything....Ha ha.

KMPrenger 08-08-2011 01:34 PM

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Thought this might be an appropriate place to post this...

So yesterday member baupf5 met up with me at my place, and after waiting out a rough storm we headed out down to Osage Beach where we met up with SIXJAK. Considering there are almost zero Camaro5 members around my area this was the first time I had met any of them and I have to say I had a great time. These are some good guys!

It was awsome comparing each others mods, and getting to hear SIXJAK's LTs + SOLO was sweet! We even had groups of people and a 02 or 03 Mustang GT owner come up and greet us. We also did some cruising around which was good fun.

I'm going to attempt to attach some pictures to this post and I've also linked to a video of SIXJAK's car on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l93J92hrzGE

Lgndryhr 08-08-2011 01:58 PM

Your car has an awesome sound. I've been looking at the MRT pipes, but those Solo pipes sounds amazing. I'm sure though the headers and CAI intake are helping with the sound too. I've already decided on the CAI intake so just gotta pick an exhaust. So hard to decide between the two, lol. Thanks for sharing man. And awesome story with the cop.

SIXJAK 08-09-2011 03:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Lgndryhr (Post 3585875)
Your car has an awesome sound. I've been looking at the MRT pipes, but those Solo pipes sounds amazing. I'm sure though the headers and CAI intake are helping with the sound too. I've already decided on the CAI intake so just gotta pick an exhaust. So hard to decide between the two, lol. Thanks for sharing man. And awesome story with the cop.

CaD

Sneaking some time in while on vacation. After the rain cleared up the sun came out and the lake became perfect. Had a blast today out on the lake.

Camaro5 members KMPrenger and Baupf5 are great ppl and I had a great time hanging. Lgndryhr thank you for the knd words. SOLO's with LT's are loud. (It set off an Escalade's alarm system which was parked next me in the hotel parking lot this morning. Upon start up, the Escalade went into a warning mode of intermittent chirps and beeps. After my Camaro's warmup mode ended I gave the gas a quick stab and the Escalade's alarm system went nuts. My 13 year old son, wife and I all had a nice laugh as we drove away. It became a "morning of mayhem".)

It was great to hear KM's set up. I have not heard any other aftermarket exhaust set ups until last night. It has a very nice tone. The one thing you will not get a great sense of on all the different exhaust vid clips is how loud they are. I mean, I guess you can kind of tell but not really well. If you like the volume of the stock system and are just looking to change the tone to a deeper more agressive sound then a setup similar to KM's is a great way to go. I really like the Magnaflows. KM claims a bit of a drone but I didn't really hear one while cruising with him. I guess we did not get into the driving conditions to expose it according to KM so I'll have to take his word for it. His set up IMO is very livable. His 1LT RS 6AT felt strong and the Vararam along his custom exhaust conspire to make the car very rewarding to drive in terms of sound and throttle resonse. VR ain't no joke friends.

KM takes exceptional car of his ride. Any of you out there want a nice ride? Wait for this guy to sell his Camaro (when and if he ever decides to sell it) it's very well cared for. His car was the oldest by a decent spave of time and it looks amazing. The heritage grill looks fantastic and his subtle silver accents look very cool along with the polished RS wheels.

Baupf5's black on black debadged (at the moment) 2011 2LT RS is very cool in an understated way. The wonderful new car smell is very much still part of the experience. Baup's in the process of blacking out his bowties and RS badges. He painted them himself and had them with him as he's getting ready to install them. Let me say his work and attention to detail is exceptional. All of this offsets the polished RS rims very nicely. Suspension wise both cars are stock and ride very nice. Mine has been lowered with Eibach lowering springs. I kinda miss that smooth ride. Both have the Vararams installed. Baupf5 has not done an exhaust yet and his 6MT feels very lively and you can certainly hear the intake. It sounds great and I think the black bowties and RS badges with their excellent execution are going to turn out awesome. (Definitely paint the bowties black in ur center caps. They pop right out and should be very easy to work with, Baup)

Our little impromptu mini car show in the Osage Beach Walmart parking lot was fun. As KM said, lots of thumbs up from passers by and the kid with the 02 GT was cool and seemed very impressed with the V6 Camaros. Again very cool guys and how cool that the Camaro is what brought us all together.

Thanks again guys it was fun. My shoulda coulda woulda is we should have backed all the cars into a semi circle and recorded that to give ppl a better idea of two different aftermarket set ups vs. stock. I think that would have given a decent context of the difference between stock vs. a custom cat back set up with x-pipe vs. LT's/HFC's/x-pipe with strait pipes and resonators after that. And all from the same mic. Oh well I was probably gone from my vacation for about as long as I could be. LOL :D:thumbsup:

KMPrenger 08-09-2011 10:55 AM

Appreciate the kind words Jak...you are a class act! I told Jak up front "well your car is gonig to be the attention getter of the bunch!" and I was right lol. Everyone was flocking to see his car...and then they'd go look at mine and Brett's...and then back to his before leaving lol.

I may have overstated myself a bit when I said my car has drone...it certainly does but only in those rare times. In daily driving it basically has none. I've only every noticed it on longer trips (like this weekend) when the exhaust is good and hot and when the engine is lugging up a slight incline. At those times it can actually get to the point of annoying to me, but really other than that there is no drone. (Sorry, I had to clear that up a bit lol). I was suprised by how livable the SOLO + LT setup is in Jak's car...it sounds fantastic in cabin and really has almost zero drone except at that certain RPM level, but even at that point it isn't bad. You can hear the great growl inside, but the noise is on the outside as it should be. The VR intake can really wake up an exhaust...even stock as Brett proved that to us both.

Your right...we had a missed opportunity there. In fact one of the reasons I brought the camera was so I could record our exhausts together lol...I guess it slipped my mind and I only ended up recording Jaks'. Oh wells...I've used the same camera to record my other videos, so that can still be used a bit as a reference I guess!

Hopefully we can have another get together one of these days!

baup5f 08-10-2011 01:05 AM

Thanks KMP and SIXJAK. Now my two cents from the night...

Both of these guys are awesome and have awesome cars. Keith has spent a lot of time perfecting his mods and they all look good. His exhaust has a very nice low rumble during cold start. I'm going to steal a few ideas off of his to help spice mine up a bit. Going to paint the wheel center cap bowties as SIXJAK mentioned, and also looking to get a silver trunk "blackout" stripe to go along with my black badges. I love the aqua blue metallic and would have got it in a heartbeat if they still offered it when I got mine. He keeps it in pristine condition and still looks brand new.

SIXJAK is a super nice guy. He took me for a ride in his car and I couldn't stop smiling from the sound of his exhaust. Probably a tad too loud for my taste and for driving everyday, but it is a badass sounding car and I would ride with him again any day.

I wish there were more members on here around the mid-mo, cause going down to the lake to look at just these two cars was a blast, couldn't image five or six or even like ten. KMP and I are only about 30 minutes away, so I'm sure we'll be meeting up again soon. If you ever get a chance to meet one of these two members, you won't be disappointed.


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