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colingordon 05-09-2012 10:47 PM

2012+ V6 LFX Performance Modifications
 
Hey everyone the purpose of this thread is to make it easy for everyone with a LFX engine to come here and find everything they can buy for their LFX Camaro

I WILL BE CONSTANTLY UPDATING THIS THREAD AS MORE MODIFICATIONS COME ONTO THE MARKET AND WHEN I FIND OUT MORE ON THEM


WHEN I POST A MODIFICATION I WILL DO MY BEST TO FIND REVIEWS ON IT BUT IF THERE IS NOT A REVIEW AND SEE ONE ON SOMEWHERE ELSE ON THE FORUM PLEASE POST THE LINK AND I WILL UPDATE IT

******DISCLAIMER: All products and shipping prices are subject to change at any time, most prices are the "Sale Price". I am not responsible if the sale price, regular price, products, or anything changes******

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2012+ V6 LFX ENGINE

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AIR INTAKE

CAI INC. Cold Air Inductions Intake System No tune Required

CAI INC. Cold Air Inductions Intake System (Black Powder Coated)

K&N High-Flow Replacement Filter

Phastek X5 By Roto-Fab

Injen Power-Flow Short Ram
http://www.phastekperformance.com/20...ke-pf7013p.htm
Price: $319.95

Injen Tuned MR Technology and Air Fusion
http://www.phastekperformance.com/20...ke-pf7012p.htm
Price: $349.95

SLP Blackwing Air Filter Cleaner Kit (Recharge)
http://www.phastekperformance.com/20...ercl-25017.htm
Price: $39.95

SLP Blackwing Drop in Air Filter (Reusable)
http://www.phastekperformance.com/20...lter-21124.htm
Price: $65.95

SLP Package
http://www.phastekperformance.com/20...cai-21125a.htm
Price: $199.95

Apex Motorsports Cold Air Intake Scoop
http://www.apex-speed.com/apex-motor...op-051411.html
Price: $74.95

Green Filter
http://www.greenfilterusa.com/store/...p?_route_=7089
Price: $61.25

Green Cleaning and Recharge Kit
http://www.greenfilterusa.com/store/...p?_route_=7089
Price: $13.80

Roto-Fab Oil Cap
http://shop.roto-fab.com/product.sc?...3&categoryId=9
Price: $49.95



FORCED INDUCTION

Superchargers-

IPF Tuning

Turbochargers-

Squires Turbo System (STS) Turbo Kit (Coupe Only)
http://www.phastekperformance.com/20...o-v6single.htm
Price: $5,195.00

Fabberge Twin Turbos
http://www.fabberge.com/chevrolet/ca...turbo-kit.html
Price: $6,700.00

Nitrous-

Phastek Quick Spool Nitrous Kit by ZEX
http://www.phastekperformance.com/20...urbo-82218.htm
Price: $612.95

TUNES

Trifecta Tune
http://www.phastekperformance.com/Tr...ro-tune-v6.htm
Price: $600.00

Suspension

Air Lift Lifestyle Manual Combo Lowering Combo
http://www.phastekperformance.com/20...maro-77775.htm
Price: $1,974.95

Pfadt Adjustable Coilovers
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/175
Price: $2,490.00

Pfadt Adjustable Drag Racing Coilovers
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/245
Price: $2,690.00

Pfadt Adjustable Rear Tie Rod
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/192
Price: $350.00

Pfadt Balance Rear Sway Bar
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/177
Price: $285.00

Pfadt Camber Kit 2.5" Springs
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/203
Price: $460.00

Pfadt Control Arm Bushing Kit
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/163
Price: $650.00

Pfadt Control Arm Stiffeners
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/182
Price: $50.00

Pfadt Front Lower Control Arm Bushing
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/195
Price: $95.00

Pfadt Front Trailing Arm Bushing
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/197
Price: $270.00

Pfadt Lowering Springs
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/i...hp/cPath/51_52
Price: $300.00

Pfadt Racing Sway Bars
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/i...hp/cPath/51_52
Price: $1,075.00

Pfadt Rear Arm Package
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/244
Price: $395.00

Pfadt Rear Drag Bar
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/257
Price: $675.00

Pfadt Rear Lower Control Arm Bushings
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/198
Price: $90.00

Pfadt Read Lower Control Arm Reinforcement
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/242
Price: $30.00

Pfadt Rear Tie Rod
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/243
Price: $210.00

Pdaft Rear Tie Rod Bushings
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/194
Price: $90.00

Pdaft Rear Trailing Arm
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/185
Price: $235.00

Pdaft Rear Trailing Arm Bushing Kit
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/193
Price: $90.00

Pdaft Rear Trailing Arm Bushing Removal Tool
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/253
Price: $30.00

Pdaft Rear Upper Control Arm Bushing Kit
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/196
Price: $90.00

Pdaft Solid Subframe Bushings
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/188
Price: $690.00

Pdaft Spherical Control Arm Bushings
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/164
Price: $2,250.00

Pdaft Sport Sway Bars
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/176
Price: $425.00

Pdaft Sway Bar OEM-Quiet End Links
http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/183
Price: $300.00

Pedders Front Lowering Coils
https://secure.merlinsoftware.com.au...rodCode=220032
Price: $100.30

Pedders Front Radius Rod Bush
https://secure.merlinsoftware.com.au...rodCode=EP6577
Price: $222.28

Pedders Front Radius Rod Bush Ins
https://secure.merlinsoftware.com.au...rodCode=EP6578
Price: $85.05

Pedders Front Radius Rod HD Ins
https://secure.merlinsoftware.com.au...rodCode=EP6579
Price: $110.44

Zeta Steering Rack / Pinion Mount
https://secure.merlinsoftware.com.au...rodCode=EP2112
Price: $29.38

Pedders Rear Sub Frame Replacement
https://secure.merlinsoftware.com.au...rodCode=EP1201
Price: $502.58

Pedders Rear Sub Frame Insert
https://secure.merlinsoftware.com.au...rodCode=EP1200
Price: $278.06

Pedders HD Rear Sub Frame Replacement
https://secure.merlinsoftware.com.au...dCode=EP1201HD
Price: $614.51

Zeta Differential Mounts
https://secure.merlinsoftware.com.au...rodCode=EP1167
Price: $121.28

Zeta Rear HD Differential Mounts
https://secure.merlinsoftware.com.au...dCode=EP1167HD
Price: $154.86

Pedders Rear Lowering Springs
https://secure.merlinsoftware.com.au...rodCode=220033
Price: $100.30

Pedders Coil Set
https://secure.merlinsoftware.com.au...AMARO+COIL+SET
Price: $401.20

Pedders Ext Xa Adjust Coilover
https://secure.merlinsoftware.com.au...rodCode=160086
Price: $1,711.46

Pedders Xa Supercar Coilover
https://secure.merlinsoftware.com.au...rodCode=164086
Price: $4,020.59

Pedders 9KG Coil For XaCoilover
https://secure.merlinsoftware.com.au...?ProdCode=5628
Price: $87.29

Pedders Xa 12KG Rear Coil
https://secure.merlinsoftware.com.au...?ProdCode=5629
Price: $55.96


Brakes

Baer Claw Extreme-Plus Big Brake Kit - Front
http://www.phastekperformance.com/20...nt-4301392.htm
Price: $3,340.00

Baer Claw Extreme-Plus Big Brake Kit - Rear
http://www.phastekperformance.com/20...ar-4302246.htm
Price: $3,340.00

Brembo Sport Rotors Front and Read, Slotted or Drilled
http://www.phastekperformance.com/20...ort-rotors.htm
$399.95

Catch Cans

RevXtreme Catch Can with Double Check Valve
http://www.revxtreme.com/performance...al-check-valve
Price: $159.00

RevXtreme Catch Can with Single Check Valve
http://www.revxtreme.com/performance...le-check-valve
Price: $139.00

RevXtreme Oil Breather Cap
http://www.revxtreme.com/performance...r-oil-fill-cap
Price: $39.00

Elite Catch Can
http://www.eliteengineeringusa.com/C...ch_Can_V6.html
Price: $180.00

Elite Chrome Catch Can
http://www.eliteengineeringusa.com/C...ch_Can_V6.html
Price: $224.00

Elite Electroless Nickel Fittings
http://www.eliteengineeringusa.com/C...ch_Can_V6.html
Price: $12.50

Elite Chrome Fittings
http://www.eliteengineeringusa.com/C...ch_Can_V6.html
Price: $19.75

Shifters

MGW Short Throw Shifter
http://www.mgwltd.com/camaro2010_sho..._shifter.shtml
Price: $350.00

Hurst Billet Plus Two Short Throw Shifter
http://www.classicindustries.com/cam...s/3916030.html
Price: $249.99

Wheels

TIRERACK.COM

Throttle Bodies


VMAX CNC Spiral Ported Throttle Body
http://www.apex-speed.com/vmax-cnc-s...fx-camaro.html
Price: $350.00 ($200.00 Refundable Core Charge if you decide to send your OEM Throttle Body back to VMAX)

Chef Camaro 05-09-2012 11:49 PM

so far from what i read, available performance upgrades are limited but we're able to get a Cold Air Inductions CAI, Hurst STS, headers are unavailable, a V-MAX Black Ice-olator (not sure), supposedly a ported throttle body is in the works, and MACE is working on cam's for the LLT and once they have that on lock they said they'll start working on cam for the LFX, with the LFX motor being so new and different the market has yet to be touched

i predict it'll be closer to 2013 till we start getting good mods

wocampb 05-09-2012 11:51 PM

I am curious to know what is available as well. My 2012 should be in this weekend barring any further delays. I would like to see what I can start doing on this.

colingordon 05-09-2012 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wocampb (Post 4938922)
I am curious to know what is available as well. My 2012 should be in this weekend barring any further delays. I would like to see what I can start doing on this.

I would really appreciate if you would just post what you see around the forums here and ill update it into a list and I will try to get as much info on it as possible. I will start updating it tommrow, and I know that it will be a little bit longer until there are a lot of modifications for the LFX engine. I might even put non performance modifications I know its not in the right section but it would be so easy to have all types of modifications in one spot like exterior, interior modifications, performance mods, exhaust, and what not. It dosent hurt to be organized

Thanks for all your help in advance I greatly appreciate it! :thumbup:

v6 05-10-2012 12:03 AM

throttle body can now be pre-ordered

v6 05-10-2012 12:04 AM

Roto- Fab CAI's are also available. also, most exhaust is

meissen 05-10-2012 06:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chef Camaro (Post 4938913)
so far from what i read, available performance upgrades are limited but we're able to get a Cold Air Inductions CAI, Hurst STS, headers are unavailable, a V-MAX Black Ice-olator (not sure), supposedly a ported throttle body is in the works, and MACE is working on cam's for the LLT and once they have that on lock they said they'll start working on cam for the LFX, with the LFX motor being so new and different the market has yet to be touched

i predict it'll be closer to 2013 till we start getting good mods

Cold air intakes available:
Cold Air Induction's cold air intake
Rotofab's cold air intake
Injen short ram cold air intake

Short Throw Shifters available:
Hurst
MGW
Barton

Headers are obviously not "available" because there's no such thin on a 2012 LFX engine. :headbang:

The VMAX Ice-olator is NOT compatible with the LFX because the LFX runners do not match with the LLT runners.

chozn4service 05-10-2012 06:52 AM

Seems from what I've heard the Black ICE-olater would probably have no affect being that the IM is already plastic on the LFX motor vs metal on the LLT. Headers are not an option on the LFX and I do know Tracy is or has been working on the TB which I've been hearing is coming soon.
As already said, aftermarket exhaust, and CAI are available and Vararam is doing R&D on a intake for the LFX being that there is a design difference between the two motors. If I were want to get a CAI I would personally wait for the VR but that's me. If its anything like what is available to the LLT, its a killer CAI! I know I spent a lot of money in the early stages having a 'I want or have to have it now' mentality. Had I waited just a little longer in mods in certain areas I feel I could have had the best and not been in a position of trying to sell to get some of my money back on previous mods.
I think if I had a LFX I'd be looking exhaust first, then the TB, if you have a manual shift, a short throw shifter and almost forgot the Trifecta tune. I'd look to BNR Bad News Racing to see if its available for your car. It'll be the best money spent for a performance adder.

colingordon 05-10-2012 12:39 PM

bump

matt6589 05-10-2012 04:33 PM

I read in another thread that the an engine tune on a stock manual v6, or even one with an aftermarket exhaust and cai, is not that noticeable. Is this really the case?

colingordon 05-10-2012 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by matt6589 (Post 4942280)
I read in another thread that the an engine tune on a stock manual v6, or even one with an aftermarket exhaust and cai, is not that noticeable. Is this really the case?

I'm confused what are you asking?

matt6589 05-10-2012 07:33 PM

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=137350

I was referring to the above thread, where a couple people seemed to be saying that the power gains from a tune on a v6 with relatively few mods are fairly minimal, so I was wondering if people thought the same thing for the new LFX models or not.

colingordon 05-10-2012 08:15 PM

ohhh I gotcha ummm I am not to experinced and not very knowledgeable but I think its relatively the same but still better but wait for someone who has more knowledge on the subject to respond

JohnnyBfromPeoria 05-10-2012 08:17 PM

For a manual transmissioned car, I wouldn't put a tune very high on my list.

John B.

matt6589 05-10-2012 08:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JohnnyBfromPeoria (Post 4943341)
For a manual transmissioned car, I wouldn't put a tune very high on my list.

John B.

What stuff are you guys thinking of doing then? We can't do headers obviously, I've heard that cat back exhaust doesn't add too much power if any, and tune for a manual seems low on the list as you said. So I'm thinking CAI for sure, but performance wise I'm not sure what else to do except be patient I guess lol. What are other LFX owners thinking?

JohnnyBfromPeoria 05-10-2012 08:38 PM

CAI brand cai, perhaps a cat-back, ported throttle body. That's about it for the engine until more comes out (possible TB spacer).

Far higher on my list should be sub-frame inserts and goodies to tighten up the suspension. Later maybe move to lower it slightly/coil-overs/sway bars. Wheels and tires.

For me, I'd want to get as much mileage out of my dollars as possible, and at around $400 for the CAI that adds 15+ rwhp, that's a gimme. Ported throttle body may/may not add much peak, but should make it more responsive. That's less than $200 after core charge.

John B.

colingordon 05-10-2012 08:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by matt6589 (Post 4943388)
What stuff are you guys thinking of doing then? We can't do headers obviously, I've heard that cat back exhaust doesn't add too much power if any, and tune for a manual seems low on the list as you said. So I'm thinking CAI for sure, but performance wise I'm not sure what else to do except be patient I guess lol. What are other LFX owners thinking?

Alright I understand what your saying now! haha my opinion get a cat back or axle back exhaust with Solo High Flow Cats and a CAI INC CAI Intake

sycraft 05-10-2012 08:56 PM

or just drop a lsx454 in there

matt6589 05-10-2012 09:03 PM

I was on the SOLO website, and I saw high flow cats for the LLT but nothing for the LFX specifically. Will they work for both?

colingordon 05-10-2012 09:10 PM

Im not a hundred percent sure but I want to say they will give me a second to verify it for you. Also as you can tell I'm not done adding parts to the list above^^^^ so everyday you check back there should be more and as new ones come on the market. I am currently adding some right now

onelapdoc 05-10-2012 09:12 PM

Solo has cat back for the '12 v6 conv. I figure it will fit the coupe as well

colingordon 05-10-2012 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onelapdoc (Post 4943659)
Solo has cat back for the '12 v6 conv. I figure it will fit the coupe as well

Yeah but I dont think they have made the LFX high flow cats yet. Im pretty sure they WILL be made just not yet

matt6589 05-10-2012 09:43 PM

Do high flow cats add any noticeable amount of power?

colingordon 05-10-2012 09:45 PM

yeah I would say so probably about 15 HP I would defiantly get some high flow cats with a CAI INC Cai Intake system

onelapdoc 05-10-2012 09:52 PM

Had high flow cats on a '96 Impala SS. Started out with Borla headers and a flowmaster cat back. Added the cats later. Noticed a bit more pick up, esp from a rolling start


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