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Old 06-12-2013, 06:48 AM   #1
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New owner exhaust thoughts?

Hey guys/gals,

Recently purchased a 2012 V6 3.6L Camaro and first thing I'm interested in modifying is my exhaust. I've done a fair amount of research and have nearly finalized my decision on the Flowmaster Scavenger Elite Shortys and the Flowmaster AMT cat-back exhaust. Just curious on others opinion. I want to stick with manufacturer match on headers/exhaust. Feel free to comment/suggest.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:53 AM   #2
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In my opinion you can't go wrong with FlowMaster.
On a side note I hate center mounted tailpipes It's one thing I hate about the new Vette
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That's pretty much what I was thinking. I've dealt with Flowmaster all of my life and have NEVER been let down. I've seen plenty of videos of people with the AMT system and I like the sound. However, what I don't understand is the vast majority do axle-back and no headers. Which IMO is pointless and denying not only yourself but more importantly your cars breathing ability. If its to be done, it should be done all the way.
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That's pretty much what I was thinking. I've dealt with Flowmaster all of my life and have NEVER been let down. I've seen plenty of videos of people with the AMT system and I like the sound. However, what I don't understand is the vast majority do axle-back and no headers. Which IMO is pointless and denying not only yourself but more importantly your cars breathing ability. If its to be done, it should be done all the way.
Nope........"NO Headers" for the LFX
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Nope........"NO Headers" for the LFX
Reasons why you would say no headers?
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:39 AM   #6
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Reasons why you would say no headers?
He is correct, you cannot do it becasue of the 1 piece exhaust manifold. Headers are not available for your engine (LFX).
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The exhaust manifold is integrated into the heads on the LFX motor.
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So the people at Flowmaster are incorrect in saying the scavenger elite can be installed on the 2012?
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So the people at Flowmaster are incorrect in saying the scavenger elite can be installed on the 2012?
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Chevy Camaro 2010-2011, Scavenger Series Elite Shorty Headers by Flowmaster®. Replace your restrictive factory exhaust manifolds with these stainless steel headers and let your engine breath! These headers will increase exhaust flow for increased horsepower and torque. They’re ceramic coated for a long lasting premium appearance and come with everything required for installation.
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This is disturbing news. I think I just lost a little faith. -.-
Not to mention I found an ABSOLUTE STEAL due to a incorrect pricing online for 432.99 :(

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The LFX, short of a Supercharger or Turbo.....a Tune (Trifecta), Intake (CAI or Volant) and Exhaust is where its at...

I did the MRT 2.0 Axel back
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Take a look around in this section.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=148

There's some good information to get you started.
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This is disturbing news. I think I just lost a little faith. -.-
Not to mention I found an ABSOLUTE STEAL due to a incorrect pricing online for 432.99 :(
I would still grab them and Re sell, someone here would grab it up in a heartbeat
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I would still grab them and Re sell, someone here would grab it up in a heartbeat
Honestly OP I would not bother with that. A quick seach indicates these can be found in the mid to high $500 range. After PP fees, shipping and the hassle of selling you'll make $50-75 at best.
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Honestly OP I would not bother with that. A quick seach indicates these can be found in the mid to high $500 range. After PP fees, shipping and the hassle of selling you'll make $50-75 at best.
Wasn't aware they were that cheap, never researched... I would not waist my time with that either
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I DID however find the cat-back AMT Flowmasters for 636.99 through special orders and jegs/Summit has the exact system for 900+.
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I belong to a Camaro Club were people have a variety of V6 exhausts. My favorite is the MRT 2.0. It would be on the top of my short list if I had a V6.

I have not heard a NPP system on a V6 but I personally love it on my V8. Quiet when cruising but loud when I want. Perfect for a daily driver. Someone on this forum has a retrofit for 2012 and earlier cars.

Those would be my two choices.
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Haven't put on headers yet, but put on American Thunder Flowmasters. Check out Auto Anything.com
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This is only my opinion but if you are going for performance gain in the exhaust I don't think the cat-back will improve much except for improving the sound. If price is not an issue there is Solo HFC's which is supposed to add gains. I have them with MRT V2.0 axle backs and like the more aggressive sound than just the V2's alone.

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Old 06-14-2013, 08:18 AM   #20
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One of the ways they bumped the output for the LFXs over the LLTs was to reconfigure the air flow through the engine. Can't do headers, but you probably get the HP that doing headers would have given you. What do headers do for power output on the LLTs? I don't know, but is it 11 RWHP?

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