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Old 07-05-2012, 10:32 PM   #26
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The exhaust is integrated into the cylinder head and it has a single outlet for an exhaust pipe to connect to verses the LLT motor it replaces which is the usual exhaust set up where the cylinder head attaches an exhaust manifold or where people would attach headers.

Since the LFX doesn't have the typical exhaust manifold you cannot attach a header system to this engine.

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WOW, that's crazy, a car without an exhaust manifold. I never would have thought. I wonder why they built it into the engine?
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:41 PM   #27
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WOW, that's crazy, a car without an exhaust manifold. I never would have thought. I wonder why they built it into the engine?
They did it (according to an article I read) because it cut down the parts count (a lot less nuts and bolts) and also reduced the weight of the engine. Something like 13 lbs per side I think? It's been a while.

All I know is the first Camaro I ever saw up close in person was a 2LS with the LFX (two weeks before I bought my car) and the crazy single down pipe had me scratching my head at first.
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:45 AM   #28
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Solo Does not have HFC for the LFX V-6 2012 Camaro..........
The above statement is accurate, called & spoke with Steve @ SOLO last week. They are in the process of working out a set for LFX currently - No ETA.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:38 PM   #29
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i removed my cats instead.. strate piped it to a 2.5 inch catback system. feels the gains and hear it aswell
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:45 PM   #30
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i removed my cats instead.. strate piped it to a 2.5 inch catback system. feels the gains and hear it aswell
BRAVE soul... not sure about your area, but thats a $1,200 x 4 fine if caught in my neck of the woods. Thats gotta be loud too!!!
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:51 PM   #31
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i removed my cats instead.. strate piped it to a 2.5 inch catback system. feels the gains and hear it aswell
That's not going to work out so well, come emissions time. Isn't Ventura in CA? I hear they're just a bit strict on emissions equipment over there.

But it sounds cool, and isn't that what really counts?

Ha ha ha ha.

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Old 07-10-2012, 08:31 AM   #32
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The above statement is accurate, called & spoke with Steve @ SOLO last week. They are in the process of working out a set for LFX currently - No ETA.
Well I'm testing the soon to be released ported TB for the LFX. I wonder if SOLO needs a test sled for the HFCs? If they're already working on it I guess they probably have it covered.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:54 AM   #34
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Just swap heads with the LLT and you can have bolt-on LT's and the available high-flow cats. Now, how much will that end up costing you? Hmm? Looks like GM saved you some mod money, after all!
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:21 AM   #35
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The only restrictions unless you're pushing a high horsepower build are the cats and muffler. It makes no sense to swap heads or worry about headers.

Secondly - if you're really set on changing to a high-flow cat, buy generic ones and have a muffler shop put them in. No sense spending $800 for a pair of high flow cats when you can get two generic cats bought and installed for $500 less...

PS - By generic, I mean universal cats by MagnaFlow or other name brands...
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:09 PM   #36
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The only restrictions unless you're pushing a high horsepower build are the cats and muffler. It makes no sense to swap heads or worry about headers.

Secondly - if you're really set on changing to a high-flow cat, buy generic ones and have a muffler shop put them in. No sense spending $800 for a pair of high flow cats when you can get two generic cats bought and installed for $500 less...

PS - By generic, I mean universal cats by MagnaFlow or other name brands...
That is what I was thinking I'm still pricing out stuff and comparing before I make any major purchases I hate to have buyers remorse and that price for Hi Flow cats seemed a bit extravagant to say the least lol
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:48 AM   #37
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It is definitely over priced. But from what I've read online, these are much better than the "universal" cats you find for 100 a piece. I may be wrong. But they also come with the resonator pipe to take place of your secondary cats. They are also bolt on, no cutting or welding. I'm sure that's a big factor in the price as well. Got mine brand new on amazon, 12 month financing 0% interest. Can't go wrong with that
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