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Old 05-10-2012, 08:26 PM   #15
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For a manual transmissioned car, I wouldn't put a tune very high on my list.

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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?
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:38 PM   #16
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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.

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Old 05-10-2012, 08:47 PM   #17
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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
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:56 PM   #18
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or just drop a lsx454 in there
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:03 PM   #19
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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?
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:10 PM   #20
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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
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:12 PM   #21
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Solo has cat back for the '12 v6 conv. I figure it will fit the coupe as well
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:19 PM   #22
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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
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:43 PM   #23
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Do high flow cats add any noticeable amount of power?
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:45 PM   #24
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yeah I would say so probably about 15 HP I would defiantly get some high flow cats with a CAI INC Cai Intake system
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:52 PM   #25
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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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Old 05-10-2012, 10:43 PM   #26
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So with a CAI and high flow cats, we're probably looking at approx. 350 HP? That's not too shabby...
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:52 PM   #27
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too bad we cant get headers otherwise it'd be closer to 365hp, with mace working on CAM's in the near future we should be able to go north of 400 though
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It's good to see a fellow new member make a good thread. You are the kinda people we need on C5!

Not the 'Let's go street racing' type lol

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