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
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2012+ V6 LFX ENGINE
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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
Injen Tuned MR Technology and Air Fusion
SLP Blackwing Air Filter Cleaner Kit (Recharge)
SLP Blackwing Drop in Air Filter (Reusable)
Apex Motorsports Cold Air Intake Scoop
Green Cleaning and Recharge Kit
Roto-Fab Oil Cap
Squires Turbo System (STS) Turbo Kit (Coupe Only)
Phastek Quick Spool Nitrous Kit by ZEX
Air Lift Lifestyle Manual Combo Lowering Combo
Pfadt Adjustable Coilovers
Pfadt Adjustable Drag Racing Coilovers
Pfadt Adjustable Rear Tie Rod
Pfadt Balance Rear Sway Bar
Pfadt Camber Kit 2.5" Springs
Pfadt Control Arm Bushing Kit
Pfadt Control Arm Stiffeners
Pfadt Front Lower Control Arm Bushing
Pfadt Front Trailing Arm Bushing
Pfadt Lowering Springs
Pfadt Racing Sway Bars
Pfadt Rear Arm Package
Pfadt Rear Drag Bar
Pfadt Rear Lower Control Arm Bushings
Pfadt Read Lower Control Arm Reinforcement
Pfadt Rear Tie Rod
Pdaft Rear Tie Rod Bushings
Pdaft Rear Trailing Arm
Pdaft Rear Trailing Arm Bushing Kit
Pdaft Rear Trailing Arm Bushing Removal Tool
Pdaft Rear Upper Control Arm Bushing Kit
Pdaft Solid Subframe Bushings
Pdaft Spherical Control Arm Bushings
Pdaft Sport Sway Bars
Pdaft Sway Bar OEM-Quiet End Links
Pedders Front Lowering Coils
Pedders Front Radius Rod Bush
Pedders Front Radius Rod Bush Ins
Pedders Front Radius Rod HD Ins
Zeta Steering Rack / Pinion Mount
Pedders Rear Sub Frame Replacement
Pedders Rear Sub Frame Insert
Pedders HD Rear Sub Frame Replacement
Zeta Differential Mounts
Zeta Rear HD Differential Mounts
Pedders Rear Lowering Springs
Pedders Coil Set
Pedders Ext Xa Adjust Coilover
Pedders Xa Supercar Coilover
Pedders 9KG Coil For XaCoilover
Pedders Xa 12KG Rear Coil
Baer Claw Extreme-Plus Big Brake Kit - Front
Baer Claw Extreme-Plus Big Brake Kit - Rear
Brembo Sport Rotors Front and Read, Slotted or Drilled
RevXtreme Catch Can with Double Check Valve
RevXtreme Catch Can with Single Check Valve
RevXtreme Oil Breather Cap
Elite Catch Can
Elite Chrome Catch Can
Elite Electroless Nickel Fittings
Elite Chrome Fittings
MGW Short Throw Shifter
Hurst Billet Plus Two Short Throw Shifter
VMAX CNC Spiral Ported Throttle Body
Price: $350.00 ($200.00 Refundable Core Charge if you decide to send your OEM Throttle Body back to VMAX)
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
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.
Thanks for all your help in advance I greatly appreciate it! :thumbup:
throttle body can now be pre-ordered
Roto- Fab CAI's are also available. also, most exhaust is
Cold Air Induction's cold air intake
Rotofab's cold air intake
Injen short ram cold air intake
Short Throw Shifters available:
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.
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.
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 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.
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
For a manual transmissioned car, I wouldn't put a tune very high on my list.
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.
or just drop a lsx454 in there
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?
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
Solo has cat back for the '12 v6 conv. I figure it will fit the coupe as well
Do high flow cats add any noticeable amount of power?
yeah I would say so probably about 15 HP I would defiantly get some high flow cats with a CAI INC Cai Intake system
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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