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Old 12-04-2011, 07:12 PM   #1
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Easy Horsepower

I have a 11 camaro ss and im looking for some easy power without getting a turbo or supercharging it. I have a few questions:
1. What is the best intake? Do aftermarket CAI's void powertrain warranty?
2. Will longtube American racing headers void powertrain warranty?
3. does removing just the mufflers and not the resonators result in a loss of power?
4. Recommend x-piping or keep resonators?
5. What is the most rwhp that you can get out of an ss without a turbo or supercharger? Kinda broad but just curios
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I have a 11 camaro ss and im looking for some easy power without getting a turbo or supercharging it. I have a few questions:
1. What is the best intake? Do aftermarket CAI's void powertrain warranty?
2. Will longtube American racing headers void powertrain warranty?
3. does removing just the mufflers and not the resonators result in a loss of power?
4. Recommend x-piping or keep resonators?
5. What is the most rwhp that you can get out of an ss without a turbo or supercharger? Kinda broad but just curios
Thanks guys.
1. Everyone has an opinion. And no, they don't.
2. Not the headers themselves, but you need a tune to get the full benefit, which will void your warranty.
3. There are a number of threads here about that. Some say yes because of loss of backpressue.
4. Opinion.
5. That is too broad to answer. Depends what else you want to do.
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:20 PM   #3
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well the question about warrnety are not as clear cut as you would think. a lot of people when doing headers and CAI both usually get a tune which in theory would void a warrnety. but again there has been people with a good dealerships. but overall it would void. even if you dont tune, you can get a check engine light and thats a problem for dealership. even if it doesn't hurt the car. the check engine light is a warning light, and not suppose to be coming on every week.

there are LOTs of people who dont do the supercharger or turbo and make great power and sound. headers, CAIs, cams is a general way to go.

i would say a lot of people here who went with a cam and supporting mods are getting 450-480WHP. its not the most you can get, but its what most people do. most things after that get very expensive.
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1. Everyone has an opinion. And no, they don't.
2. Not the headers themselves, but you need a tune to get the full benefit, which will void your warranty.
3. There are a number of threads here about that. Some say yes because of loss of backpressue.
4. Opinion.
5. That is too broad to answer. Depends what else you want to do.
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This.

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+ eleventy billion.

The search button seems to the least used button on the board.
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:37 AM   #6
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im just trying to get info this way as well. im searching for info on google. This thread just helps other people get info too
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:48 AM   #7
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VMAX TB, CAI, CATCH CAN, REAR END PARTS
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VMAX TB, CAI, CATCH CAN, REAR END PARTS
for sure not the way to go for power haha
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kooks header exhaust, any cai, jre tune, jre cam. go.

Most hp without f/i... lets see... h/c/i can render up to 5xxrwhp. a 100 shot will get you 6xx rwhp.
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VMAX TB, CAI, CATCH CAN, REAR END PARTS
Neither of those will get him noticeable horsepower.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:14 AM   #11
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for power isnt the CIA the only positive here?
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for power isnt the CIA the only positive here?
Yes and the TB will help with response (throttle lag from pedal to Zoooooooooom)
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:16 PM   #13
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Well rear end parts to get the power to the grond, TB for Throttle response, CAI for Power, Catch Can so Motor does not lose power over time. Sounds like he is worried bought warranty..
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Search is your friend. With careful planning and a good tuner, you can get 500 RWHP naturally aspirated.
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Search is your friend. With careful planning and a good tuner, you can get 500 RWHP naturally aspirated.
On an LS3.

I'd be worried about my rear end by 500 though.
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im just trying to get info this way as well. im searching for info on google. This thread just helps other people get info too
The info is readily available in multple places already. There's no need to add to that.

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On an LS3.

I'd be worried about my rear end by 500 though.
Typically, the rearend isn't a problem. Axles, DEFINITELY.
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Search is your friend. With careful planning and a good tuner, you can get 500 RWHP naturally aspirated.
what mods have you done to your car for 480? thats a good number
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On an LS3.

I'd be worried about my rear end by 500 though.
ya 500WHP is the point IMO where you should be getting traction help or even help your axles out.
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im just trying to get info this way as well. im searching for info on google. This thread just helps other people get info too
They mean search this forum. This information is already all over this site and much of it a matter of opinion.
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I have a 11 camaro ss and im looking for some easy power without getting a turbo or supercharging it. I have a few questions:
1. What is the best intake? Do aftermarket CAI's void powertrain warranty?
2. Will longtube American racing headers void powertrain warranty?
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4. Recommend x-piping or keep resonators?
5. What is the most rwhp that you can get out of an ss without a turbo or supercharger? Kinda broad but just curios
Thanks guys.
The easy power comes from the components in my 415 Street package.

Long Tube Headers with High flow Cats.
cold air kit
SCT handheld Tuner w JRE Custom Tune

You can add a Ported TB for increase in Throttle response Low Cost and Everyone Loves these.

After this you have to decides on a Supercharger or Cam swap, being an L99 the Blower is more cost effective Least Dollars per HP gained 130-150 bolt on.

And Truthfully when you think about it, the Easiest HP is a Blower since it has the highest benefit to cost ratio.

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the Easiest HP is a Blower since it has the highest benefit to cost ratio.

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NOS has the highest gain/$.
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Good luck trying to reliably make those numbers with spray.
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Good luck trying to reliably make those numbers with spray.
I'm not sure what your talking about. What #'s? In any event NOS is very reliable. One could argue that a roots taper twisted or twin screw is not. There is a lot of heat soak between runs. Still they make a great choice for a DD. Maybe pick on somebody with a little less experience with your one liner low blows.

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