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Old 09-12-2013, 08:05 AM   #1
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Short Shifter and other MOD Reccommendations

Hello everyone. I am a new Camaro owner. Just brought a 2010 Camaro SS. Amazing car like none I have ever owned. I am looking to make some modifications to my baby one of the first being a shorter shifter to reduce the throw. Also am looking for a Cold Air Intake that is street legal (CARB Certified) here in CA. I have seen lots but none that are legal. Any thoughts on exhaust systems? Currently looking at the Borla ATAK. Finally any other mods for performance or appearance would be greatly appericiated. Happy motoring everyone.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:09 AM   #2
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Go with a MGW shifter. I put one in my car and it works great. Way better than the stock shifter.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:13 AM   #3
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I have the borla atak with long tube headers, I love it
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:17 AM   #4
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Look into getting a good catch can.

The "Catch Can" Explained!

The Borla ATAK is pretty popular but if you want something with a little more volume and a nice deeper muscle car tone you might want to consider the Stainless Works Retro Chambered cat back.

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Hello everyone. I am a new Camaro owner. Just brought a 2010 Camaro SS. Amazing car like none I have ever owned. I am looking to make some modifications to my baby one of the first being a shorter shifter to reduce the throw. Also am looking for a Cold Air Intake that is street legal (CARB Certified) here in CA. I have seen lots but none that are legal. Any thoughts on exhaust systems? Currently looking at the Borla ATAK. Finally any other mods for performance or appearance would be greatly appericiated. Happy motoring everyone.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:48 PM   #6
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Zl1 shifter is perfect.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:52 PM   #7
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the HUD would be nice and finding out to do it on the diy gen 5 Camaro site, also cross wiring the drl's to be fogs. And Led lights for the drls you should check with apex, or go to automotivelightstore.com Do not know why the CAI intake would be so discouraged.... I love my CAI intake.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:54 PM   #8
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CIA for the intake and check out the Barton shifter. Barton has a ton of dif handles also. I'd do a catch can also.some don't believe in them but I've empty mine every oil change and get oil every time.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:05 PM   #9
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I'm happy with my Hurst short throw, which I believe is the cheapest on the market. Extremely easy to install, even if you're not mechanically inclined like myself! A catch can is a great idea, however, stay away from the RX brand, unless you buy from a private party. I have heard MANY great things about the elite catch can, just contact Apex Chase who commented above, and he'll hook you up! Have fun my brother!
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:35 PM   #10
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The Borla ATAK is pretty popular but if you want something with a little more volume and a nice deeper muscle car tone you might want to consider the Stainless Works Retro Chambered cat back.

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Old 09-26-2013, 06:00 PM   #11
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I have a brand new ZL1 shifter never used, and a factory Hurst I just took out with only 3600 miles on it and perfect. Both for sale. pm me, I can send pics. The ZL1 one is listed in the Classifieds.
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:16 PM   #12
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Hello everyone. I am a new Camaro owner. Just brought a 2010 Camaro SS. Amazing car like none I have ever owned. I am looking to make some modifications to my baby one of the first being a shorter shifter to reduce the throw. Also am looking for a Cold Air Intake that is street legal (CARB Certified) here in CA. I have seen lots but none that are legal. Any thoughts on exhaust systems? Currently looking at the Borla ATAK. Finally any other mods for performance or appearance would be greatly appericiated. Happy motoring everyone.
As of now, I don't think there are any intake system on the market that are CARB legal. Most will just swap theirs out when it comes time for inspection.

A catch can is definitely one of the first things I'd recommend doing. After that, it's up to you.

As for exhaust, I suggest either the SW Retro, or one of the Magnaflow Comp series.

As far as other mods, the VMAX Throttle body is a good bang for the buck.

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Old 09-26-2013, 06:57 PM   #13
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Do not buy a vmax throttle body and especially not from jdp! I tried to return mine because it made no difference (not even in throttle response) and I got the run around 😐 I'd say the best mods I made were the skip shift eliminator, and lt headers. Car sounds like it should now and has a little more top end 😁 I do love my short throw as it got rid of the softball size stock shifter that felt like crap lol
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:48 PM   #14
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i just installed my hurst short shift today and i love it. its crazy howmuch shorter it is i didnt think it would be that much of a idfference. i also have the ATAK and i also love that, now i also have long tube headers to go with it.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:18 PM   #15
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Go with the MGW shifter. I have a Hurst on my Camaro, but I like my friend's MGW better - feels tighter and shorter as well. As far as Cold air intakes, I'm hearing Cold Air Inductions are best, but it's def not cheap at around $400. The best sounding exhaust in my opinion is a Borla S-Type, which is very popular on here. Not that it matters on here, but this is also the best sounding exhaust on a mustang as well You just can't go wrong with Borla, no matter what you drive.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:08 PM   #16
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So, a no-go on the ported throttle body?
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:58 AM   #17
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I did the Hurst first i liked it better then stock plus the price tag was more appealing. After Driving my buddies SS with the MGW I quickly ordered one for my self. The extra money for the MGW was well worth it. The feel and drivability is amazing!!

I have a vmax TB and never had any issues. I would say its a good investment.

I'm partial to JBA exhaust though. Right now I just have the comp cat back, but I have the JBA LTs and the high flow cats on the way.

just my .02 on a very large amount of options you have

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Old 09-27-2013, 08:34 AM   #18
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I did the Hurst first i liked it better then stock plus the price tag was more appealing. After Driving my buddies SS with the MGW I quickly ordered one for my self. The extra money for the MGW was well worth it. The feel and drivability is amazing!!

I have a vmax TB and never had any issues. I would say its a good investment.

I'm partial to JBA exhaust though. Right now I just have the comp cat back, but I have the JBA LTs and the high flow cats on the way.

just my .02 on a very large amount of options you have
Did you do the entire assembly replacement or just the short throw?
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:44 AM   #19
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Did you do the entire assembly replacement or just the short throw?
The Hurst was just the short throw. The MGW replaced the entire Shifter assembly.
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