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Old 04-18-2012, 04:34 AM   #1
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2012 LFX Exhaust & Headers

Before I get a thousand posts saying it, yes I know that the LFX has integrated exhaust so that you only get a single pipe from each side of the block. I just want to know if someone has come out with an upgrade to the exhaust from the block out that increases hp/sound at a semi-comparable level to long tubes for an LLT.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:41 AM   #2
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Only thing us 2012 could do to increase flow and maybe change the sound a bit is high flow cats. Check out Solo's HFC.
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Only thing us 2012 could do to increase flow and maybe change the sound a bit is high flow cats. Check out Solo's HFC.


I can't really imagine a way to make a single 2.5" pipe "better"
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As mentioned your only current option are the SOLO high flow cats pictured above. They include resonators. These are the best flowing HFC's on the market. Should be able to add another 8 or so HP give or take. You could also consider adding the ARK N2 Catback which features 2.75" piping all the way through. This would definitely give you more airflow. Just about any Catback is going to upgrade your pipes from the stock 2.25" to at least 2.5" pipes. Hope that helps.

Price is LT's-ish 698.00
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As mentioned your only current option are the SOLO high flow cats pictured above. They include resonators. These are the best flowing HFC's on the market. Should be able to add another 8 or so HP give or take. You could also consider adding the ARK N2 Catback which features 2.75" piping all the way through. This would definitely give you more airflow. Just about any Catback is going to upgrade your pipes from the stock 2.25" to at least 2.5" pipes. Hope that helps.

Price is LT's-ish 698.00
Not sure if their current offering works on the LFX or not, but these guys are correct. Some type of setup like this would be your best bet.

As far as power, I don't know how they perform on an LFX versus an LLT, but on the LLT they dyno'd showing a gain of 15 HP which very close to LT header territory.
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I was curious about these myself. Has anyone installed these on a 12 yet. I think I'm going to be the guinea pig for alot of stuff lol
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Any change in sound?
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I was curious about these myself. Has anyone installed these on a 12 yet. I think I'm going to be the guinea pig for alot of stuff lol
Call SOLO and talk to Jeff. He is an innovative person and is a true car guy. He doesn't automatically throw up roadblocks to new ideas. I bet you guys could figure out the LFX. I don't know why these wouldn't work. You'd simply be replacing your stock down pipe/cats with the SOLO HFC/resonator.

You may have to get a tune. (certainly not the end if the world by a long shot.) I bet the ARK N2 would compliment the SOLO HFC's very well. Great throaty sound, minimal drone. You'd have a car with a nice power upgrade and it would sound like freakin awesome.
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What about finding a head porting company that can enlarge the big single exhaust port then adding a larger diameter tuned pipe to the cats.
Don't know how much material can be taken off the port.
Just an idea.
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Any change in sound?
Oh yes...very noticeable change. Thats why they include resonators with these things after the cats...to tone them down.
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Interesting, are there any cats that are compatible with the LFX's yet?
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700 DOLLARS FOR TWO FREAKING CATS?!?!?!?! JESUS CHRIST!
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700 DOLLARS FOR TWO FREAKING CATS?!?!?!?! JESUS CHRIST!
thats what I said I thought maybe I was being cheap lol
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well....two cats, some pipe, and two resonators..... but yes its not cheap
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700 DOLLARS FOR TWO FREAKING CATS?!?!?!?! JESUS CHRIST!
Not Jesus' fault. You'd pay a little more than that for a set of LT/HFC's so there you go. Consider these your LT's Like I said for the LFX I bet the the SOLO HFC and the ARK N2 exhaust would be a very nice setup with some decent gains. You'll spend 1800.00-1900.00.
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$100 per HP is NOT WORTH IT. Jesus Holy Moses I bet synthetic oil gets you 2 HP for only $20 more. Thats $10 per HP. I think anyone who buys this stuff is nuts!!! Installation not included. This stuff is crazy!!!
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thats what I said I thought maybe I was being cheap lol
It's really frustrating that people accept it and buy it - they have no clue how badly they're being ripped off...

Two Magnaflow high flow cats would still only cost $200.. I'm failing to see where the additional $500 is coming from... I know it's a new car and there's the "Camaro premium" but they're really taking advantage of you guys...
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I bet the ARK N2 would compliment the SOLO HFC's very well. Great throaty sound, minimal drone. You'd have a car with a nice power upgrade and it would sound like freakin awesome.
Well you said it twice in this thread, now you've piqued my interest.

Indeed I currently have the Ark N2 system, which itself contains no resonators and sounds awesome, though with a small dose of drone around 2k. I think a pair of HFCs with resonators on them would be awesome.

So I would expect a touch more flow/hp, possibly louder, but resonated? Would the added resonators of the Solo HFCs tone down the existing drone I have or are they there to just make sure the addition of HFCs doesn't make the car sound any worse (not that I think it sounds bad at all, which I don't)?

$700 is a bit steep but worthy of a save-up goal. I bought my N2 system used from a club member trading up for an SS so I didn't take the full price hit there.
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If there is a change in sound I might give them a try..
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As far as power, I don't know how they perform on an LFX versus an LLT, but on the LLT they dyno'd showing a gain of 15 HP which very close to LT header territory.
Do you remember where you saw this dyno info? I currently have the SOLO res-cats and was thinking of getting headers, but if that only nets me a few HP, I don't think I will. I would like to see how the power curve looks.
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Solo Does not have HFC for the LFX V-6 2012 Camaro..........
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Before I get a thousand posts saying it, yes I know that the LFX has integrated exhaust so that you only get a single pipe from each side of the block. I just want to know if someone has come out with an upgrade to the exhaust from the block out that increases hp/sound at a semi-comparable level to long tubes for an LLT.
What does this mean?
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What does this mean?
The exhaust is integrated into the cylinder head and it has a single outlet for an exhaust pipe to connect to verses the LLT motor it replaces which is the usual exhaust set up where the cylinder head attaches an exhaust manifold or where people would attach headers.

Since the LFX doesn't have the typical exhaust manifold you cannot attach a header system to this engine.

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