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Old 04-26-2012, 05:06 AM   #18
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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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Old 04-26-2012, 07:43 AM   #19
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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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Old 04-26-2012, 11:05 AM   #20
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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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Old 05-19-2012, 10:27 PM   #21
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If there is a change in sound I might give them a try..
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:40 PM   #22
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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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Old 07-05-2012, 03:21 PM   #23
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Solo Does not have HFC for the LFX V-6 2012 Camaro..........
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:09 PM   #24
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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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Old 07-05-2012, 11:26 PM   #25
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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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Old 07-05-2012, 11:32 PM   #26
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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.

Hope this helps.
WOW, that's crazy, a car without an exhaust manifold. I never would have thought. I wonder why they built it into the engine?
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:41 PM   #27
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WOW, that's crazy, a car without an exhaust manifold. I never would have thought. I wonder why they built it into the engine?
They did it (according to an article I read) because it cut down the parts count (a lot less nuts and bolts) and also reduced the weight of the engine. Something like 13 lbs per side I think? It's been a while.

All I know is the first Camaro I ever saw up close in person was a 2LS with the LFX (two weeks before I bought my car) and the crazy single down pipe had me scratching my head at first.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:45 AM   #28
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Solo Does not have HFC for the LFX V-6 2012 Camaro..........
The above statement is accurate, called & spoke with Steve @ SOLO last week. They are in the process of working out a set for LFX currently - No ETA.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:38 PM   #29
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i removed my cats instead.. strate piped it to a 2.5 inch catback system. feels the gains and hear it aswell
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:45 PM   #30
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i removed my cats instead.. strate piped it to a 2.5 inch catback system. feels the gains and hear it aswell
BRAVE soul... not sure about your area, but thats a $1,200 x 4 fine if caught in my neck of the woods. Thats gotta be loud too!!!
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:51 PM   #31
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i removed my cats instead.. strate piped it to a 2.5 inch catback system. feels the gains and hear it aswell
That's not going to work out so well, come emissions time. Isn't Ventura in CA? I hear they're just a bit strict on emissions equipment over there.

But it sounds cool, and isn't that what really counts?

Ha ha ha ha.

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Old 07-10-2012, 09:31 AM   #32
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The above statement is accurate, called & spoke with Steve @ SOLO last week. They are in the process of working out a set for LFX currently - No ETA.
Well I'm testing the soon to be released ported TB for the LFX. I wonder if SOLO needs a test sled for the HFCs? If they're already working on it I guess they probably have it covered.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:51 AM   #33
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:54 AM   #34
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Just swap heads with the LLT and you can have bolt-on LT's and the available high-flow cats. Now, how much will that end up costing you? Hmm? Looks like GM saved you some mod money, after all!
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