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Old 12-04-2010, 10:15 PM   #1
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Exhaust question

I am trying to avoid getting a tune on my car so i can keep my warranty so i have been thinking about high flow catted mid pipes. Will i throw a CEL if i have catted longtubes? also if i dont tune the long tubes or mid pipes will my car start running lean?
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:00 PM   #2
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I am trying to avoid getting a tune on my car so i can keep my warranty so i have been thinking about high flow catted mid pipes. Will i throw a CEL if i have catted longtubes? also if i dont tune the long tubes or mid pipes will my car start running lean?
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yes long tubes with or withouts cats will throw a code... when you get long tubes you should get a tune... people say running long tubes with out a tune doesn't make the car run lean. but you will have a check engine light on

simple terms you get long tubes go all the way with a CAI and a tune, dont wanna tune... stick with cat back and CAI
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:10 PM   #3
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yes long tubes with or withouts cats will throw a code... when you get long tubes you should get a tune... people say running long tubes with out a tune doesn't make the car run lean. but you will have a check engine light on

simple terms you get long tubes go all the way with a CAI and a tune, dont wanna tune... stick with cat back and CAI
A tune is out of the question i am not voiding my warranty. and i have been watching some sound clips of mid pipes and like the way it sounds and people are seein 20wheel untuned which is a nice gain for not a bad price IMO
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:11 PM   #4
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yes long tubes with or withouts cats will throw a code... when you get long tubes you should get a tune... people say running long tubes with out a tune doesn't make the car run lean. but you will have a check engine light on

simple terms you get long tubes go all the way with a CAI and a tune, dont wanna tune... stick with cat back and CAI
Long tubes will throw a code but its from the rear O2 reading wrong. The rear sensor does not adjust air/fuel. I have long tubes, CAI, and muffler delete and have been running it for a while with no problems. Or you can listen to people like mikeSS and spend your mom and dads money like it aint nothin, but if you are trying to stay on somewhat of a budget, IT IS OK to run long tubes without a tune.
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:14 PM   #5
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My last car was running rich with LT's. I would not even put LT's on your car if you are not getting a tune.

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Old 12-04-2010, 11:19 PM   #6
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thanks for the input i think mid pipes are going to be my answer. for the sound and power can really beat the price. any thoughts on jba vs SOLO
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:59 PM   #7
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thanks for the input i think mid pipes are going to be my answer. for the sound and power can really beat the price. any thoughts on jba vs SOLO
It was my understanding if you use adapters to get those rear O2 sensors out of the direct exhaust stream no codes are thrown, even without a tune. Do I have this wrong?
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It was my understanding if you use adapters to get those rear O2 sensors out of the direct exhaust stream no codes are thrown, even without a tune. Do I have this wrong?
ive been reading with the high flow catted mid pipes there is a chance to get a code but most likely wont because there is still a cat there
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From all the reading on C5, my plan is to do CAI and cat back so I keep the warranty. When the warranty is about to run out, plan for the LTs and tune. It should be like getting a new Camaro 3 years later.
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From all the reading on C5, my plan is to do CAI and cat back so I keep the warranty. When the warranty is about to run out, plan for the LTs and tune. It should be like getting a new Camaro 3 years later.
powertrain is 5yrs 100k miles an im worried about losing the warranty on my motor, trans etc so thats why i like the no tune factor of the mid pipes
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:46 AM   #11
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Do you have a dealer that is threatening you if u get a tune? Ur best bet would be to buy a tuner from say Jannetty and do mail order tunes, this way u can keep ur own factory tune and can reinstall anytime u may need to take it to the dealer.

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Old 12-05-2010, 12:31 PM   #12
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Do you have a dealer that is threatening you if u get a tune? Ur best bet would be to buy a tuner from say Jannetty and do mail order tunes, this way u can keep ur own factory tune and can reinstall anytime u may need to take it to the dealer.

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No i dont but if say anything did happen i dont want that to be the issue, but i have read on here that they can read if you have uploaded a tune even if you put it back to stock.
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From all the reading on C5, my plan is to do CAI and cat back so I keep the warranty. When the warranty is about to run out, plan for the LTs and tune. It should be like getting a new Camaro 3 years later.
Plan on waiting 5 years. The Camaro has a 5 year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. That's one of biggest issues making it so hard for guys to make the decision (to mod or not to mod).

Lots of the "keep your warranty" guys from 12 months ago and now modded and tuned. Modding is like a drug. It can be hard to resist the temptation.
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Plan on waiting 5 years. The Camaro has a 5 year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. That's one of biggest issues making it so hard for guys to make the decision (to mod or not to mod).

Lots of the "keep your warranty" guys from 12 months ago and now modded and tuned. Modding is like a drug. It can be hard to resist the temptation.
this is so true
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