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Old 01-12-2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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i want a better exhaust sound than stock i dont care about warranty anymore i know i "lost" it when i tuned it but anyways what can i do? i had in mind:
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what do you all think and how would this help or sound? or insights or ideas you all may have please let me know. thank you
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:41 PM   #2
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:50 PM   #3
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Just buy a cat-back, there are several aggressive systems available....I like my Stainless Works Retro-Chambered System. I have heard the Borla Atak system has a very aggressive sound too.
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:58 PM   #4
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LONG TUBES!!!!!!!!!!!

You get performance gains and it sounds wicked! You'll have to retune, but if you have a handheld tuner you're good to go.

I put Doug Thorley long tubes and removed my cats and I get compliments all the time on my cars sound.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:12 PM   #5
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So, wait a minute, you had your car tuned, but didn't even have an aftermarket exhaust on it? Did you have some other mods that required the tune, or did you just do it because....?
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:21 PM   #7
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you cant just remove the cats. there are endless choices, but they are all expensive
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:35 PM   #8
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So, wait a minute, you had your car tuned, but didn't even have an aftermarket exhaust on it? Did you have some other mods that required the tune, or did you just do it because....?
i just did it to get my car running stronger and it did my tuner moved timings etc. and whenever i want he puts the stock settings back though it dont feel the same so i have it tuned only..just curiosity why the questions?
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:36 PM   #9
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LONG TUBES!!!!!!!!!!!

You get performance gains and it sounds wicked! You'll have to retune, but if you have a handheld tuner you're good to go.

I put Doug Thorley long tubes and removed my cats and I get compliments all the time on my cars sound.
with stock exhaust? how much you get them for?
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:52 PM   #10
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with stock exhaust? how much you get them for?

YUP!

These $729
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:58 PM   #11
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Go with long tubes. They will make any exhaust sound better. Listen to a bunch of setups to decide what you want in sound. No sense in getting something you don't like and paying for the same thing twice.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:02 PM   #12
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Long tubes will give you the best "bang for the buck", but to make it sound good, you need an axle back muffler system too. When I had LTs hiflo cats and stock mufflers, it sounded raspy and not something anyone liked. I added SLP axlebacks and my car sounds like I wanted it, deep and with a little pop to it on deceleration.
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There is a sticky thread, http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21289
Has all the exhausts , pick the systems you like the most.
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Long tubes will give you the best "bang for the buck", but to make it sound good, you need an axle back muffler system too. When I had LTs hiflo cats and stock mufflers, it sounded raspy and not something anyone liked. I added SLP axlebacks and my car sounds like I wanted it, deep and with a little pop to it on deceleration.
I'll disagree on the axelback part. I've had my Long Tubes on for nearly a year with the stock cat backs. Only difference between you and I may be that I have no cats and a tune. But it still sounded mean without a tune.
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I'll disagree on the axelback part. I've had my Long Tubes on for nearly a year with the stock cat backs. Only difference between you and I may be that I have no cats and a tune. But it still sounded mean without a tune.
I'm sure we all have our own taste for sound... I have an Xpipe that might have made it sound a little raspy...but, I haven't heard an SS that I didn't like the sound...just some better than others.

Here's my drive by video off of YouTube (before the SLP axlebacks):

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Old 01-12-2012, 05:08 PM   #17
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I'm sure we all have our own taste for sound... I have an Xpipe that might have made it sound a little raspy...but, I haven't heard an SS that I didn't like the sound...just some better than others.

Here's my drive by video off of YouTube (before the SLP axlebacks):

TOTALLY agree, I wanted my Camaro to sound as close to an old muscle car as possible which is why I went no cats and LTs.

Sounds similar to mine, from my understanding X pipes mellow the sound out a bit.


BLACKSS: The most important thing is to hear it in person before you put it on your car. Everyone likes different sounds, some people hate drone, some people welcome it. Hopefully there are fellow C5 members nearby that will let you hear their setup. Because in the end it's YOUR car and YOU have to live with whatever mods you do to your car.
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http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118375

Think XS Power was selling their complete system for $650 during the holidays. They aren't ceramic coated but for another $200 or so you could get the headers done. It's worth looking at.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:06 PM   #19
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thanks to all you comments c5 family i really appreciate them and will take all in consideration really helpful guys...
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I've got BBK LT's and JBA's axle back. There are soooo many choices out there it is hard to not find one (or a combo) that you like.

The added power from the LT's is a HUGE plus.

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That car brings back some awesome memories. I loved my uncles '66 W30 442.
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That car brings back some awesome memories. I loved my uncles '66 W30 442.
It is an awesome car!
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Think XS Power was selling their complete system for $650 during the holidays. They aren't ceramic coated but for another $200 or so you could get the headers done. It's worth looking at.
I have had the XS Power for months. They sound great.

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