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Old 03-11-2011, 01:30 PM   #1
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Convertible Underbody Bracing

I had a couple of cars come in on transport, and I've had a few questions about the extra underbody supports, so I took some pics! Enjoy





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Old 03-11-2011, 01:55 PM   #2
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WOW thanks for those great shots. I can rest easy now. It looks like my Borla axle back exhaust will fit with no problems. Now all I need is my car!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:12 PM   #3
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So much for the thought of electric cut-outs. Doesn't look like they'll fit:(
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:54 PM   #4
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Looks like these can be bolted onto a coupe?


What's that black thing in between the mufflers?
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:24 PM   #5
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I noticed that on mine too!

Eric I noticed we work for sister stores
hola brother. greetings from Plant City FL!
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:05 AM   #6
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wow I really need to learn more about cars.... I have no clue what I was looking at
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:45 PM   #7
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Hey Pony, good choice on color , I love my RJT vert.

Have you received your car yet?
If so, does it have the spring loaded things in the exhuast in this picture? I have been trying to figure out what they are. I have posted on a few other posts here, but no response.

It may be on the L99 vert only, not sure, but my 2010 L99 Coupe did not have them.
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:52 PM   #8
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now thats an odd looking contraption..maybe to do with VVT, or AFM
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:17 PM   #9
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Hey Pony, good choice on color , I love my RJT vert.

Have you received your car yet?
If so, does it have the spring loaded things in the exhuast in this picture? I have been trying to figure out what they are. I have posted on a few other posts here, but no response.

It may be on the L99 vert only, not sure, but my 2010 L99 Coupe did not have them.
I was just under mine tonight. No sign of those valves on the LS3 vert. Is there some kind of gate/trap inside the pipe that those are connected to?
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:24 PM   #10
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Looks like these can be bolted onto a coupe?


What's that black thing in between the mufflers?

We were looking at the bracing on my car when I was at a car show last week and compared it to a few of the coupes that were there. It looks like most of the bracing can be adapted to the hard top, but we noticed that some of the early coupes have a different shaped shock tower, and the tower brace may not fit them. Others looked like they already had all the holes to bolt it right in.

The black box between the mufflers is just a plastic cover for the lower frame of the unibody. The back of the differential bolts into that frame.
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:08 AM   #11
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Bodih,

Thanks for checking on your LS3. This may be something only on the L99s. It does appear to be some sort of gate/trap, probably to keep the resonance down when AFM kicks in.
I have released the tension on the springs using a screwdriver to hopefully keep the gates open all the time. It does seem a little louder now, but still seems quieter than my stock 2010 L99 coupe was. Maybe I got to used to the SLP Loudmouth I on my 2010.

I have not had a response from anyone with an L99 vert indicating their exhaust had these or not.
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:16 AM   #12
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Bodih,

Thanks for checking on your LS3. This may be something only on the L99s. It does appear to be some sort of gate/trap, probably to keep the resonance down when AFM kicks in.
I have released the tension on the springs using a screwdriver to hopefully keep the gates open all the time. It does seem a little louder now, but still seems quieter than my stock 2010 L99 coupe was. Maybe I got to used to the SLP Loudmouth I on my 2010.

I have not had a response from anyone with an L99 vert indicating their exhaust had these or not.
I noticed from your picture that yours seems to gather into a single converter. I'm guessing the first pictures are of a LS3, since it maintains separate pipes the full length, except for the H-pipe.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:24 PM   #13
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Can you get pictures of the area near your A6? I'm very interested in looking at putting a NOWEEDS setup on mine when I get it.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:43 PM   #14
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Bodih,

Thanks for checking on your LS3. This may be something only on the L99s. It does appear to be some sort of gate/trap, probably to keep the resonance down when AFM kicks in.
I have released the tension on the springs using a screwdriver to hopefully keep the gates open all the time. It does seem a little louder now, but still seems quieter than my stock 2010 L99 coupe was. Maybe I got to used to the SLP Loudmouth I on my 2010.

I have not had a response from anyone with an L99 vert indicating their exhaust had these or not.
I work at a dealer in SoCal and we have a few 'verts on the lot now. I just ran out and checked and our L99 cars DO have the same spring contraption on the exhaust.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:59 PM   #15
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ABMcamaroRS, Thanks for checking it out. I appreciated it. Guess it's an L99 thing only.

JohnyStorm, I will try to get some pictures for you. I'm putting the SLP Loudmouth from my 2010 Coupe on the vert later today.
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:41 PM   #16
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Here are some pictures after my SLP Loudmouth install.

JohnyStorm, the car was only on ramps at the rear so I couldn't get real good pictures near the A6. Hope these help...

Exhaust note is much better now. This will have to do until someone comes out with a good catback for the vert.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:57 PM   #17
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can u say piss poor!sorry but looks like they just bolted lenghts of steel everywhere and cut them to fit.th brace pan in the 67-69 looks like they thot it out. jus sayin
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:49 PM   #18
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are there any wires from the gate valves????? i have a motorcycle that has that kind of set up, and it opens and closes depending on RPM....moved by a cervo motor
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:24 AM   #19
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Nope, no wires. These appear to be purely mechanical, spring loaded valves.

Tomorrow I am going to a Chevy dealer just north of here that has a couple of verts in stock. I will take pics of what I find...
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:50 AM   #20
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Magnaflow listed their 2011 Systems today...... http://www.magnaflow.com/02product/s...MARO&year=2011

Most fit both Hardtop and Vert. The 3" Competition Series does not that it needs to be modified to fit the Vert, but does not say what.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:29 AM   #21
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The "contraptions" are on the L99 cars to help with AFM. Apparently AFM is more noticeable in a convertible with the top down compared to the coupe so the convertibles get this added in the exhaust.
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:46 PM   #23
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Put my car on lift and took pictures fo the bracing
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Hey Pony, good choice on color , I love my RJT vert.

Have you received your car yet?
If so, does it have the spring loaded things in the exhuast in this picture? I have been trying to figure out what they are. I have posted on a few other posts here, but no response.

It may be on the L99 vert only, not sure, but my 2010 L99 Coupe did not have them.
Those are the only on l99 verts and are designed to mask the sound of a 4 banger when AFM kicks in. They suck. The create a rattle sound when opening/closing. There's a tsb about it that states no action to be taken if customer brings in for service.
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