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Old 02-10-2011, 04:13 AM   #1
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Camaro LS3 best bolt-on setup ?

The setup would give me optimum performance if the cars sound is not an issue ?...


I'm thinking Kooks headers, Borla ATAK cat-back and CAI + Tune ?..

Does anyone have this setup ? or better ?
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:08 AM   #2
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I'm having the headers and exhaust done once the parts are in. Tim from TandT is doing my install. I have the CAI already and I have the ADM scoop
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:33 AM   #3
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I have the OBX headers, Borla atak axleback because I wanted to keep the stock H-pipe in place, and a Halltech CAI and a tune so sounds pretty much like what you are after. It is a great setup. Sounds great and it really changes the whole feel of the car for the better.
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:54 AM   #4
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Just add the ADM scoop, VMax CNC throttle body, and Roto-Fab windshield fluid relo kit (if needed) and you will have a kick azz setup for sure!
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:55 AM   #5
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Everybody has there own recommendation. Research a good CAI like Vararam, ADM or CAI with the ADM scoop, headers for top of the line would be Kooks or ARH, for a decent cost effective would be OBX, Doug Thorley or even the new Texas Speed longtubes, for catback go with one that has an Xpipe and straight through mufflers. Doug Thorley makes a nice system easy on the wallet for my 2 cents. Don't forget a good tuner and you will see a lot of them out here on the boards. Although maybe not in Kuwait!!

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Old 02-10-2011, 12:36 PM   #6
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I had this setup on my car and took the borla atak cat back off because it was just too loud, I'm also running no cats so that makes it a bit louder. Just be prepared for how loud the car is going to be. I knew that the atak is a loud exhaust to start with but once the headers were on it was a different story, some may like it that loud but not for me. I loved the way the atak sounded when the car was i stock form but with headers just too loud for me.
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:12 PM   #7
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well the beast bang for the buck would be Headers/cai/axleback/tune that will get you 50-60 HP to the wheels. Let us know if we can help you with some parts!

we sell the ARH headers and kooks and also a LOCAL TX made brand Big Flow headers

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Old 02-10-2011, 02:59 PM   #8
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well i would go with ARH headers, LG headers or kooks. thats it. dont get OBX lets try to support american brands and economy
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:38 PM   #9
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I had this setup on my car and took the borla atak cat back off because it was just too loud, I'm also running no cats so that makes it a bit louder. Just be prepared for how loud the car is going to be. I knew that the atak is a loud exhaust to start with but once the headers were on it was a different story, some may like it that loud but not for me. I loved the way the atak sounded when the car was i stock form but with headers just too loud for me.
The only reason that would make me want the car to not be loud is that we get police trouble around here regarding modifications. It sucks yeah, but most people don't give a damn.

Another "Slight" issue is the warranty. I still didn't get the car to 20,000KM and i got cover till 60K .. so its a bit confusing. but I am all to it if its worth it !
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:40 PM   #10
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Everybody has there own recommendation. Research a good CAI like Vararam, ADM or CAI with the ADM scoop, headers for top of the line would be Kooks or ARH, for a decent cost effective would be OBX, Doug Thorley or even the new Texas Speed longtubes, for catback go with one that has an Xpipe and straight through mufflers. Doug Thorley makes a nice system easy on the wallet for my 2 cents. Don't forget a good tuner and you will see a lot of them out here on the boards. Although maybe not in Kuwait!!

Good Luck!!
Money is not really a major issue. Quality and performance is !!.

I need something that performs and doesn't require me to fiddle with it alot !
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:41 PM   #11
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I'm having the headers and exhaust done once the parts are in. Tim from TandT is doing my install. I have the CAI already and I have the ADM scoop

Please let me know how it works out for you !!


Seems that your getting what i want exactly
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:43 PM   #12
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Everybody has there own recommendation. Research a good CAI like Vararam, ADM or CAI with the ADM scoop, headers for top of the line would be Kooks or ARH, for a decent cost effective would be OBX, Doug Thorley or even the new Texas Speed longtubes, for catback go with one that has an Xpipe and straight through mufflers. Doug Thorley makes a nice system easy on the wallet for my 2 cents. Don't forget a good tuner and you will see a lot of them out here on the boards. Although maybe not in Kuwait!!

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The only guys i know that own camaro's still have them bone stock.

There is a Camaro club of some sort that is being established here .. i think i should join them to see what people have on their cars
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:49 PM   #13
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What would you guys suggest that i add to this list so that i can pass a porsche turbo in a "light to light" run ?
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:12 PM   #14
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well i would go with ARH headers, LG headers or kooks. thats it. dont get OBX lets try to support american brands and economy


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What would you guys suggest that i add to this list so that i can pass a porsche turbo in a "light to light" run ?
Im assuming you have a manual since you say you have a LS3. I would also add a set of gears to that list
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:17 PM   #15
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Borla ATAK is very loud, just do the headers and CAI if you don't want loud noise.

if you want my advice for a very quit setup. Get a supercharger, it will add a lot of HP and the car sound will remain the same.

The downside with the supercharger is you have to remove the cats or they will melt. Which will increase the car sound.

One last thing, you can not take on Porsche turbo. It is a high end car that the camaro is not a match for it.

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well i would go with ARH headers, LG headers or kooks. thats it. dont get OBX lets try to support american brands and economy
My Stainless Works headers are 100% made in USA...and they are damn good!
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:22 PM   #17
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If you want strictly performance bolt-ons, do Headers, high flow cats, CAI, adm/jre scoop, roto-fabs window washer relocator, a ported throttle body, and a tune. A cat back isnt going to really do anything besides shed a few pounds and change the sound.
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