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Old 09-14-2014, 08:54 PM   #1
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Build opinions and tips V6 LLT

What's up forum? I just purchased a 2011 black RS with 26k miles on it, she's practically like-new. At this very moment, I'm under factory warranty and am in no rush to mod her BUT I do have a list of mods planned. They are as follow:

Performance:
BBK Long tube headers 4-1
QTP or DMH exhaust cutouts
Vararam intake
Apex oil catch-can
Chip and tune (trifecta or bullydog)
50-100 shot (for fun)

LMK what you guys think of this proposed setup. Any and all insight will be appreciated!
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Old 09-15-2014, 05:56 AM   #2
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Old 09-15-2014, 06:11 AM   #3
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Welcome, ironhide. Just a couple of tips to help you get better response to your questions.

1. You do not have a "RS". You have a 1LT (or something) with the RS trim package. V6s and V8s can have this package.

2. Under your avatar, your "Drives" statement should have something like: 2011 Black 1LT/RS... (or whatever applies, 1LT, 2LT, 1LS, etc.).

*This lets everyone know you have a V6 with RS trim and will assist us in accurately answering any questions you may have about your specific vehicle.

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We like to see pictures of our new member's cars. Congrats and Welcome to C5!
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Old 09-15-2014, 06:33 AM   #4
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What's up forum? I just purchased a 2011 black RS with 26k miles on it, she's practically like-new. At this very moment, I'm under factory warranty and am in no rush to mod her BUT I do have a list of mods planned. They are as follow:

Performance:
BBK Long tube headers 4-1
QTP or DMH exhaust cutouts
Vararam intake
Apex oil catch-can
Chip and tune (trifecta or bullydog)
50-100 shot (for fun)

LMK what you guys think of this proposed setup. Any and all insight will be appreciated!

How much did you pay for your Camaro ?
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Old 09-15-2014, 06:52 AM   #5
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Thanks PalmerGA! Still getting a feel for the forum.
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Old 09-15-2014, 06:53 AM   #6
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Old 09-15-2014, 06:54 AM   #7
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How much did you pay for your Camaro ?
I financed her for 75mos with 0 down. All things considered, she came out to just over $25K
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Old 09-15-2014, 07:25 AM   #8
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I financed her for 75mos with 0 down. All things considered, she came out to just over $25K
Holy long term interest accuring Batman =o. Boy are you buried in that thing for a while, Hope you love it because you sure are paying for it bub.
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Old 09-15-2014, 07:32 AM   #9
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welcome to the forum, you will love your Camaro. Should get plenty of thumbs up from passer bys.
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Old 09-15-2014, 07:36 AM   #10
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Holy long term interest accuring Batman =o. Boy are you buried in that thing for a while, Hope you love it because you sure are paying for it bub.
Lol luckily I scored a 4.4% interest rate. And yeah, it's a long term contract but we'll see how things go.
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Old 09-15-2014, 07:37 AM   #11
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welcome to the forum, you will love your Camaro. Should get plenty of thumbs up from passer bys.
Thanks! I hope to learn a lot from here.
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:15 AM   #12
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What's up forum? I just purchased a 2011 black RS with 26k miles on it, she's practically like-new. At this very moment, I'm under factory warranty and am in no rush to mod her BUT I do have a list of mods planned. They are as follow:

Performance:
BBK Long tube headers 4-1
QTP or DMH exhaust cutouts
Vararam intake
Apex oil catch-can
Chip and tune (trifecta or bullydog)
50-100 shot (for fun)

LMK what you guys think of this proposed setup. Any and all insight will be appreciated!
Congrats on the acquisition of your 1LT/RS.

Your mods are ok but THIS is where it's at. A bit pricey, but it won't leave much to be desired. Lots of folks here have done this and mine isn't too far off.

http://www.ipf-tuning.com/camaro-supercharger/

Here's the Thread:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=218533
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:28 AM   #13
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I appreciate the link but I'm leaning towards staying N/A.
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:47 AM   #14
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Best bang-for-the-buck performance mods for the LLT engine are cold air intake, Black Iceolator, ported throttle body, upgraded exhaust & suspension mods if you are into that sort of thing. Of course you will want to get an oil catch can to protect that engine. There is lots of info in the LLT section & your thread may end up getting moved there anyway. Lots of LLT folks hang out in that section & will be glad to give you input if you let us know what you have in mind for your build. Welcome aboard & good luck with your modding.
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Make sure you have gap insurance so if car is worth less than you owe you have complete coverage in case of a loss/accident. Enjoy your ride !
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Old 09-15-2014, 12:13 PM   #16
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@rubycamaro: I want to do the exhaust cutouts to keep a somewhat "sleeper" look for the shock factor. I have the vararam planned to put on and the bbk headers with high flow cats. I'd put the cutouts just behind the cats.

@WantConvertible: got that when I purchased the car
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Old 09-15-2014, 12:23 PM   #17
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welcome to C5. Having all the mods i could have (at the time my LLT was N/a) I would definitely recommend:
V-Max ported Throttle body, (although with the throttle controller, i would wait to see what people say about that compared to the ported TB.

BBK long tube headers - I prefer the ceramic coating bc temps are lower and dont have to worry about salt and etc.

Black ice-olater, also get a another gm gasket to avoid RTV

HP tune

and dont forget about suspension to help tie everything together.
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Old 09-15-2014, 12:56 PM   #18
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I've been reading about the Vmax ported TB and it seems to be getting very good reviews. I also came across the thread about the throttle control. It sounds interesting though, like you said, I wanna wait it out a bit and see how it's received by everyone.

I definitely wanna do headers and I was thinking about wrapping them instead of getting the ceramic coating.

I made an offer to someone about an ice-olator they're selling. Waiting to hear back. Excuse me for being new but what does "RTV" mean?

So you recommend HP tune over trifecta?

I'm planning on buying eibach lowering springs
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Old 09-15-2014, 01:37 PM   #19
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Hello and welcome!

BBKs are awesome I have them paired with MRT v2 exhaust (vid in my build).

Like others I would say
- BBK LT Headers
- MRT v2
- Ported Throttle Body
- CAI (Top 2 in my eyes are the Injen Long tube, what I have, and the Cold Air Inductions)
- Iceolator
- IPF Tune (NA is a good tune as well, I'm not a trifecta fan and HP Tuners hasn't shown loads of gains over anything else as of yet.
- Throttle Controller (I already paid for it and for $150 it's worth the preorder based on the reviews so far)

Cutouts on the V6 sound great at idle but under WOT might not be what you are expecting. I've pondered getting them but decided against it.

Eibach springs are great, I had them until I upgraded to coilovers
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Old 09-15-2014, 01:58 PM   #20
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Ok so it looks like there's a common support of the BBK LT. Definitely glad I'm choosing to go with those.
As for the PTB, that combined with a throttle control should give instantaneous response correct?
Ok, why do you choose injen and CAI vs Vararam?
IPF tune you say? I like the idea of trifecta because you can email your setup and they send you back a custom tune. As well as the ghost cam. Though, I will go with best bang for $$
The cutouts are planned with the mindset of a surprise factor and I've listened to several sound clips and have liked what I've heard thus far.
I MAY go with coilovers down the road but for now, lowering/stiffer springs will do it for me
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Old 09-15-2014, 03:17 PM   #21
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Thanks PalmerGA! Still getting a feel for the forum.
There ya go! Congrats on your beautiful can and welcome to C5! Now when you post to seek info, opinions, etc., we'll know just what you have and can start spending your money faster .

One last thing - I assume the MT means Manual Transmission, usually designated as "M6".
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Old 09-15-2014, 03:31 PM   #22
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Lol!! Yes, it looks like I will be spending a few pennies

Also, edited the MT to M6. Thanks!
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:35 PM   #23
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Ok so it looks like there's a common support of the BBK LT. Definitely glad I'm choosing to go with those.
As for the PTB, that combined with a throttle control should give instantaneous response correct?
Ok, why do you choose injen and CAI vs Vararam?
IPF tune you say? I like the idea of trifecta because you can email your setup and they send you back a custom tune. As well as the ghost cam. Though, I will go with best bang for $$
The cutouts are planned with the mindset of a surprise factor and I've listened to several sound clips and have liked what I've heard thus far.
I MAY go with coilovers down the road but for now, lowering/stiffer springs will do it for me
Not sure on the throttle control with PTB as only a few testers as of yet but it wouldn't hurt.

I went with Injen because it truly is a cold air intake as it draws the air from below the engine. An independent test tested all the CAIs at the time and the Injen Long Tube preformed the best with the CAI right behind it. As for the Vararam it wasn't out at the time that test came out and I know they were having fitment issues in the beginning but I just don't like the overall placement of the intake on it.

I just have kept my distance from trifecta since I've heard of all the horror stories. Theres a few threads on here as well that the ghost cam can mess something or another up (threads floating around) I agree it sounds good, but I stayed away.

IPF tune works the same way, they just send you a module and then you upload it and send the module back to them. For tunes I would say the top two are HP Tuners since certain shops can actually dyno the LLT followed by IPF which is just a generic tune but I believe above trifecta.

All just my opinion
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:45 PM   #24
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Ah..reminds me of my OEM days...

Welcome to C5, you'll soon be knee deep in mods a waiting for your next paycheck to buy more!

First two mods:
CAI
Vmax TB

Then:
Exhaust....
Solo Mach LFX if you can afford it.
MRT 2.0 w/ Magnaflow X pipe is popular.

Then it's wide open from there depending on engine or exterior mods.

Happy modding!
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Old 09-16-2014, 03:05 AM   #25
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I've been reading about the Vmax ported TB and it seems to be getting very good reviews. I also came across the thread about the throttle control. It sounds interesting though, like you said, I wanna wait it out a bit and see how it's received by everyone.

I definitely wanna do headers and I was thinking about wrapping them instead of getting the ceramic coating.

I made an offer to someone about an ice-olator they're selling. Waiting to hear back. Excuse me for being new but what does "RTV" mean?

So you recommend HP tune over trifecta?

I'm planning on buying eibach lowering springs

The ported TB and a premium tune with a Hypertech tuner were the biggest power adders for me. I also have the Black Isolator, K&N airfilter and a catch can.
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