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Old 11-21-2011, 07:39 PM   #1
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Money to spend on mods, Any ideas?

Help me decide! Either spend $6k on a Turbo eventually for the 2012 Camaro or spend about $800 on mods. Any ideas on what to spend the $800 on? Eventually will get a turbo so I will not need to buy an air intake now, and have plently of custom lighting inside.. Throw some ideas out!
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:58 PM   #2
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:47 PM   #3
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$800 now= Injen Cold Air Intake + MRT V2.0 axle back exhaust + spare change to burn some gas enjoying the new sound and feel of your Camaro.

edit- No need for a cai- go with tint and exhaust
I already have the MRT 2.0 on my car, love it! Looking to get a turbo in the next year orr two so I was going to refrain from buying an intake now when I'll just have to change it in the future.
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:57 PM   #4
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My car has very basic upgrades (more air in/more air out) and it feels awesome. The new intake manifold seems to get the air threw very well. Everyone who rides with me on a regular basis thinks it has changed for the better. The intake is worth it for the year. You can sell it later, and it's only half the $ you have now.
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:58 PM   #5
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If you're looking to get a turbo next year I would just hang onto the money for now and put it towards the turbo fund.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:29 PM   #6
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Love the custom leather look in my car, I couldn't imagine it without it. If you have the money to swing for it, I would suggest it. If you already have it, other things I'm looking to invest in are the HUD and heated seats.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:49 AM   #7
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I already have the MRT 2.0 on my car, love it! Looking to get a turbo in the next year orr two so I was going to refrain from buying an intake now when I'll just have to change it in the future.
Nice ride brother. I'm welding on a new set of MRT 2.0's on the wife's '10 LT tomorrow.....and am hoping they sound GREAT! I am wondering, off topic, did you keep or delete your resonators? I took a look under hers and she's got the small bullet reso's on hers. I actually kept mine on my '11 2SS/RS and did an axle back Flowmaster 40 gig and it sounds perfect, but it's the LS3.

Back on topic....How about a heritage grille for your wish list? There's a cool mod for the looks of the front end. Paint to match..... and maybe some AAC painted & tinted side markers...I put those on both of our 5th Gen's and they really look cool! The Heritage Grille is on my bucket list for both cars as well for now, seems everything I do to mine, I HAVE TO do to my wife's car as well :( ....that adds up quick.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:43 PM   #8
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Yes! It's a great exhaust. Tint?
I was thinking tint. Only allowed 35% here but still enough to give it that extra bam!
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:47 PM   #9
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Nice ride brother. I'm welding on a new set of MRT 2.0's on the wife's '10 LT tomorrow.....and am hoping they sound GREAT! I am wondering, off topic, did you keep or delete your resonators? I took a look under hers and she's got the small bullet reso's on hers. I actually kept mine on my '11 2SS/RS and did an axle back Flowmaster 40 gig and it sounds perfect, but it's the LS3.

Back on topic....How about a heritage grille for your wish list? There's a cool mod for the looks of the front end. Paint to match..... and maybe some AAC painted & tinted side markers...I put those on both of our 5th Gen's and they really look cool! The Heritage Grille is on my bucket list for both cars as well for now, seems everything I do to mine, I HAVE TO do to my wife's car as well :( ....that adds up quick.
I kept them on and just cut off my stocks and threw on the MRT 2.0's. They sound great as it is! I love them! Mhmm heritage grill seems cool.... Deciding either wait for Turbo.. or save an extra few grand and put in a cool air intake with long tube headers with a tune to get maximum performance. I so don't know what to do! But then again I don't want to void my warranty yet I just got the car!
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:49 PM   #10
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$800 now= Injen Cold Air Intake + MRT V2.0 axle back exhaust + spare change to burn some gas enjoying the new sound and feel of your Camaro.

edit- No need for a cai- go with tint and exhaust
Is axle back worth it or would it be more efficient to go cat back and pay 400 more dollars?
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:56 PM   #11
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Is axle back worth it or would it be more efficient to go cat back and pay 400 more dollars?
MRT 2.0's aren't known to give extra horsepower... possibley 1-2 hp MAX. They are known for their sexy sound they produce for our V6's! They are getting more and more popular.. I rather just have an axle-back to be honest
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:02 PM   #12
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I'm puttng all my extra money towards an early payoff ill mod it when its mine not mine and the BAnks
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:33 PM   #13
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MRT 2.0's aren't known to give extra horsepower... possibley 1-2 hp MAX. They are known for their sexy sound they produce for our V6's! They are getting more and more popular.. I rather just have an axle-back to be honest
Which is better for sound borla or MRT?
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:42 PM   #14
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i vote save for a turbo =)
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:03 PM   #15
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Preference, but for a v6 I'm voting for the MRT 2.0, especially for the price! I put some gas on it going up my neighborhood hill and my mother told me she heard me floor it last night. And have gotten 2 comments about when I start up my car in the garage how it rumbles my room Turbo is what I'm leaning towards I think, as long as I find a reliable one seeing as its my everyday drive car.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:23 PM   #16
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:35 AM   #17
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Turbo or spuercharger?
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:39 AM   #18
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Turbos are for imports get a supercharger. If you have 800 now get long tubes
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:30 AM   #19
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This could potentially be my eventual plan also. I'm only going with an cold air filter. Keep the warranty until I'm really ready to play. Also the sound will be completely different with turbo's on it. So the stock exhaust might sound great, but won't know until after the turbo's are on. Just save for the turbos. My first mod will be tint.
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