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Old 07-21-2013, 06:19 PM   #15
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You guys running corsa exhausts - are they the 3" ZL1 exhausts? I've been looking to modify my '12 ss vert by adding quad tip exhaust + 1LE diffuser. It seems as though the ZL1 is the only option.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:24 PM   #16
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You guys running corsa exhausts - are they the 3" ZL1 exhausts? I've been looking to modify my '12 ss vert by adding quad tip exhaust + 1LE diffuser. It seems as though the ZL1 is the only option.
You can also buy dual tips and have them welded on, this is what I am doing to my s-type exhaust. LMR is gonna fabricate some j-pipes for me and put the quad tips on.
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I would say without the rear braces over time the body is going to flex too much and you may get sagging or worse cracking of the unibody. I would be very wary if removing any of the factory bracing.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:03 PM   #18
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Oh I don't want to remove it, I was looking at something like this to compensate. I'm just curious if this is the only brace in the way of 3" exhaust.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:08 PM   #19
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Oh I don't want to remove it, I was looking at something like this to compensate. I'm just curious if this is the only brace in the way of 3" exhaust.
That would probably be good
But I think you may also need the tunnel brace.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=298145
I'm not sure if that is also for the convertible though.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:33 PM   #20
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Just a suggestion, but what you're looking at is a polished rear tunnel brace, which if you don't mind what the factory one looks like, you can just as easily go to the hardware store, buy some 1/2" thick washers and longer bolts and it's the same thing. When I was talking about removing the rear braces, I was referring to the two brace bars that got from the center of the rear and go out to the sides. Those are notched into place and will not clear a 3" axle-back unless you remove them. At least nothing that I know of.
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:59 AM   #21
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I notice you have 3" exhaust. How did you clear those rear "v" braces in the back?
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I took them out and replaced them with an aftermarket undercarriage brace, so the "V" braces is completely gone. And honestly, there is no difference when it comes to handling.


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Old 07-25-2013, 11:06 PM   #23
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Oh really? Did you have a link to such a brace? I'm going to be the guinea pig and order the 3" Corsa ZL1 exhaust for my vert. Originally, I was planning on welding up new rear braces and spacing the middle ones, but since you have that brace, I might not need to retrofit anything.
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