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Old 07-15-2011, 05:18 PM   #1
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Hi from New Member & Some Mods Questions

Hi, everyone,
I just wanted to drop a note and say hello to everyone on the forum. I took delivery on my new 2011 1LT V6 Summit White Camaro about 1 month ago, and I'm totally overjoyed with the car, and loving it!

I've been lurking in this forum for a couple of weeks, and I've gotten alot of useful information so far. I'm looking forward to posting and sharing my experiences.

My previous ride was a 1988 C4 Corvette Coupe, which I drove for over 10 years. I was thinking of buying another Vette, but for the same amount of money that I paid for the new Camaro, I would have had to settle for a used C5 Vette, maybe a 2005 with 20K-40K miles, if I was lucky. I really wanted something new, and I love the styling on the new Camaro, so that's what I went for! My wife is now the proud owner of the Vette, so it's still in the family!

I'm happy with the power and the fuel economy trade-off of the V6. Considering that my 88 Vette with 5.7L L98 was only 250 HP stock, and is probably about 300 HP with the mods I put into it (Borla exhaust, Hypertech Prom, K&N filter, low temperature thermostat), the Camaro is comparable at 312 HP, but in a V6 which is giving me at least 25% better fuel economy, and on 87 octane fuel!

I've got almost 1K miles on the Camaro, and I've been breaking it in moderately, not babying it, but nor running it hard, either. Gas mileage seems to have increased a bit in the last couple hundred miles.

So when is the "break-in" period officially over?

Iíve got a car cover that I use to protect the car against dings in parking lots. I always did this with the Vette, so nothing new there.

Mods and Accessories that I am planning:
- Splash guards (I still don't see Summit White available on the GM Accessories Zone web site).
- K&N air filter
- Exhaust. Does anyone have a recommendation for what works well with the V6? So far I've looked only at the exhaust on the GM Accessories Zone web site.

Roger
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:25 PM   #2
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So when is the "break-in" period officially over?
Its hard to say when it is 'over' but I can tell you that mine may have still been 'breaking in' as late as 10k to 11k miles. In the last few months my avg MPG went up by 1 MPG without any change in driving habits, route etc. The only thing I can attribute that to is the car is still breaking in.
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:25 PM   #3
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welcome to the nut house frist round of meds is on me enjoy your car its the ying to my yang (white vs black) we can help you with good mods
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:31 PM   #4
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2010-2011 Camaro V6 MRT Axle-Back Exhaust, Version 2.0

is what im ordering, ive looked it up a fair amount and its pretty sick.

You Tube it first though to see what you like. You Tube is your friend ='
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:32 PM   #5
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Corsa exhaust works great on the LLT.
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:34 PM   #6
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congrats on your purchase! I would look into a different cai, in my opinion.
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:37 PM   #7
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Congrats and welcome to the familia!
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:39 PM   #8
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:42 PM   #9
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Hi, everyone,
I just wanted to drop a note and say hello to everyone on the forum. I took delivery on my new 2011 1LT V6 Summit White Camaro about 1 month ago, and I'm totally overjoyed with the car, and loving it!

I've been lurking in this forum for a couple of weeks, and I've gotten alot of useful information so far. I'm looking forward to posting and sharing my experiences.

My previous ride was a 1988 C4 Corvette Coupe, which I drove for over 10 years. I was thinking of buying another Vette, but for the same amount of money that I paid for the new Camaro, I would have had to settle for a used C5 Vette, maybe a 2005 with 20K-40K miles, if I was lucky. I really wanted something new, and I love the styling on the new Camaro, so that's what I went for! My wife is now the proud owner of the Vette, so it's still in the family!

I'm happy with the power and the fuel economy trade-off of the V6. Considering that my 88 Vette with 5.7L L98 was only 250 HP stock, and is probably about 300 HP with the mods I put into it (Borla exhaust, Hypertech Prom, K&N filter, low temperature thermostat), the Camaro is comparable at 312 HP, but in a V6 which is giving me at least 25% better fuel economy, and on 87 octane fuel!

I've got almost 1K miles on the Camaro, and I've been breaking it in moderately, not babying it, but nor running it hard, either. Gas mileage seems to have increased a bit in the last couple hundred miles.

So when is the "break-in" period officially over?

Iíve got a car cover that I use to protect the car against dings in parking lots. I always did this with the Vette, so nothing new there.

Mods and Accessories that I am planning:
- Splash guards (I still don't see Summit White available on the GM Accessories Zone web site).
- K&N air filter
- Exhaust. Does anyone have a recommendation for what works well with the V6? So far I've looked only at the exhaust on the GM Accessories Zone web site.

Roger
San Jose, CA


What is wrong with you , you got her over a month ago and only now you post a photo , and on top of that your are laughing at us , okay you just wait till we run by you on the Bay are freeways and you will stop that happy face . That's enough BS , welcome to the ZOO.
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:55 PM   #10
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welcome to the forums and congratz on the new purchase!!!
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:03 PM   #11
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congrats on your purchase! I would look into a different cai, in my opinion.
Thanks for the suggestion. I searched the forum, and found information on the Cold Air Inductions system. This looks like a well designed system, and probably is less restrictive than a straight K&N replacement for the stock air filter.
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:04 PM   #12
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CONGRATS & WELCOME!!!

I have flowmasters AT exhaust and I am not dissappointed. Sounds good and rattles the rearview mirror, lol!
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:09 PM   #13
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What is wrong with you , you got her over a month ago and only now you post a photo , and on top of that your are laughing at us , okay you just wait till we run by you on the Bay are freeways and you will stop that happy face . That's enough BS , welcome to the ZOO.
Yeh, yeh, I'm a little slow, I admit it...
Glad to meet another Bay Area person. Thanks!
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:12 PM   #14
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Wow! Thanks for all the nice welcomes and suggestions for the exhaust and CAI.
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