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Old 03-30-2011, 06:42 PM   #1
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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 .

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.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:45 PM   #2
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Here's a little something to hold you guys over until I get some better pics.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:53 PM   #3
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Did you have to dimple
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:54 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:07 PM   #5
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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?
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:18 AM   #6
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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!
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:32 PM   #7
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Here's a little something to hold you guys over until I get some better pics.
I need a towel...

...and a cigarette.
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Old 04-02-2011, 12:50 AM   #8
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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.







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Old 04-02-2011, 08:16 AM   #9
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They do sound awesome.... Hope to meet ya at a Lone Star Camaro meet... And I see they did approve your plates!!!
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:30 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:11 PM   #11
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Do you have a video of these?
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:51 AM   #13
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Six months and 10,000 miles later I am still LOVING this exhaust!
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:29 PM   #14
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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
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:12 PM   #15
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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!
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:48 PM   #16
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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!



BMR 1.4" all the way around.



BMR 1.4"/1.0" split drop



BMR 1.0" all the way around



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

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