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Old 03-26-2012, 11:17 PM   #1
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LFX Mod Thread

Its different enough for its own section, don't you guys think? Wading thru tons of header/tune/cam threads that don't apply is a waste. C'mon, I know there isn't tons of stuff yet but its time.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:08 AM   #2
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You could send a pm to a mod but I believe a few people have and it hasn't happened yet. It couldn't hurt to try though
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:46 PM   #3
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:59 PM   #4
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:34 PM   #5
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Really? Are we going to have this thread every other week or what?
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:24 PM   #6
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:28 AM   #7
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There definitely are enough people calling for it and enough interest in it's own separate forum that it seems like it'd make sense to at least try it out and create the LFX forum.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:23 AM   #8
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How about we just post about LFX mods here in this one thread? I will start it off - I have a 2012 1LT/RS. My first mod is to install a RX catch can. I am installing it on the passenger side. To get it to fit properly on the LFX be sure to request the short (unbent) bracket. this will allow it to clear both the computer and the sound resonator on the intake tube. RX is sending me out the correct bracket promptly. This is apparently not an issue if you have a CAI. I am waiting for a Vararam or other option before I purchase a CAI for it.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:16 AM   #9
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Once my ride is out of the body shop (500 miles on it and some @**hole throws a rock from the freeway overpass and damages the roof) I have a box in the garage with a new Corsa system ready to take to Berea. Then it's CAI; undecided on which system and if I want to carve it up for a scoop. And of course, the catch can. Not much else performance-wise yet for these motors (to my knowledge).

And later down the road perhaps a full bushing replacement. The suspension seems a little squirrely back there.

Now only if I can get that 1-2 shift down smoother....
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:15 PM   #10
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How about we just post about LFX mods here in this one thread? I will start it off - I have a 2012 1LT/RS. My first mod is to install a RX catch can. I am installing it on the passenger side. To get it to fit properly on the LFX be sure to request the short (unbent) bracket. this will allow it to clear both the computer and the sound resonator on the intake tube. RX is sending me out the correct bracket promptly. This is apparently not an issue if you have a CAI. I am waiting for a Vararam or other option before I purchase a CAI for it.
It fits perfectly fine with the regular bracket, it will just be at a slight angle...
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:00 PM   #11
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It fits perfectly fine with the regular bracket, it will just be at a slight angle...
I am not sure if there was some difference with the computer location on some of the 2012s because it really didn't clear on mine with that bracket. Either way I really don't want it to sit at an angle. Let us know how it works over time.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:06 PM   #12
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:18 PM   #13
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Gonna get the CAI inc. cold air intake and Rx catch can in the next week or two. Seriously considering the NOWEEDS exhaust diverters in a few months.

BTW, anybody got the NOWEEDS on their ride and do you like it?
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I am not sure if there was some difference with the computer location on some of the 2012s because it really didn't clear on mine with that bracket. Either way I really don't want it to sit at an angle. Let us know how it works over time.
I was using the cover post location and it fit. I found out afterwards that there was apparently a bit of rubbing, but it still worked OK.

Here's how it looked/fit when I installed it with the stock intake:
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After my CAI Inc. cold air arrived, I did move it to be straight up and down. I had to modify a fin on the radiator around the bolt location so the bracket would fit:
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This is how much it caught after about 3,000 miles. I confirmed the "clean" side of the hose was infact dry and didn't have any oil when I moved the catch can.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:41 PM   #15
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Ok I'm down with that, then post your mods here then if the mods can't take a hint.
How much is to be gained with a CAI and the LFX? What about mufflers? I could use a little more sound outta the car, and real gains would be a plus. It appears welding in 2 hi flow mufflers would be an easy job, as they are at the last 5% of the pipe. I just don't want the car to sound like a rice rocket.
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:02 AM   #16
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Ok I'm down with that, then post your mods here then if the mods can't take a hint.
How much is to be gained with a CAI and the LFX? What about mufflers? I could use a little more sound outta the car, and real gains would be a plus. It appears welding in 2 hi flow mufflers would be an easy job, as they are at the last 5% of the pipe. I just don't want the car to sound like a rice rocket.
The MRT 2.0 axle back exhaust I have on mine sounds great. Nice deeper tone, and it sounds pretty damn mean when you floor it. I had the Meineke down the street install and weld it on for me. I think they might've charged me $50 bucks or something. Wasn't much.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:30 AM   #17
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2012 45th 2LT

Mods:
RX Catch Can
MRT Version 2.0 Exhaust
RotoFab CAI
Apex Motorsports Scoop
Windshield Washer Bottle Relocation
Hurst "HardDrive" Plate
Mud Guards
Heritage Grill
Street Scene Lower Valance
Metra Kit
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Can you share what your experience has been with the Rotofab CAI?
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:26 PM   #18
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Can you share what your experience has been with the Rotofab CAI?
Love it. Had it originally on a 2011 2LT/RS that I had. When the 45th came out, I just had to have it. Haha. I had to play a waiting game with RotoFab until they came out with an updated model for the LFX engine. They then sold me just the updated sensor housing piece, and I was go to go again. I also have the air scoop and washer bottle relocated, which directs even more fresh air up from the lower grill. I always feel like the throttle response is a little better with the RotoFab on. The car is definitely able to get a less restricted breath of air.
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:02 AM   #19
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Bump. Why is there no LFX thread yet? Its a better engine and many of the listed performance mods dont apply to it.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:54 AM   #20
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Bump. Why is there no LFX thread yet? Its a better engine and many of the listed performance mods dont apply to it.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:57 PM   #21
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Anyone else waiting on word for the LFX Vararam?
That is going to be my first performance mod.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:31 PM   #22
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This will just be a big disaster. Let the mods create a sub thread.
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:31 AM   #23
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Anyone else waiting on word for the LFX Vararam?
That is going to be my first performance mod.
I am waiting also - I haven't heard any updates in a while though.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:04 PM   #24
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I went with the:
Rotofab CAI

Elite Catch Can (and braided the hoses with stainless)

MRT V2.0 Axle Back exhaust

Underhood Bowtie from emblempros (Wired in some LED's on the outline of the bowtie and put it to a switch under the hood)

Painted and Hydrodipped Engine Cover with 45th emblems and 323 HP Lettering

Hydrodipped Fuse Box Cover

CAMARO windshield decal

Polished Radiator Header (with mini plaques on each side) I don't have the one with the build date on yet.

Painted Hoodliner Retainer Pins

Red Outlined Bowtie Blackouts

Custom Side Stripes

Gill Insert Decals

Custom Team LFX Emblem on left rear of trunk

Polished Strut Tower Covers

AAC LED Scanner Light Bars in the grill

Camaro RS Polished License Plate Frame

That's all I can think of right now. Here are some pics:
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