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View Poll Results: Stock 2LT and $600, new cat back exhaust or CAI, or save the dough"
Magnaflow Cat Back 22 62.86%
K&N CAI 8 22.86%
Or...put the money in savings and keep layering on the Zaino polish 5 14.29%
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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Poll: Magnaflow Cat Back or CAI?

So, I have some stock options from work that I can exercise for about $600. I was thinking about using that for a mod or two. If it was your bone stock 2LT, would you go with a new cat back or a CAI kit? I'm torn.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:15 PM   #2
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Catback, you gotta get the sound first
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:26 PM   #3
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Exhaust! That was my first mod!
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:02 PM   #4
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l went with cai first, it's also cheaper and you'll have some gas money left at the end.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:12 PM   #5
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I would do an exhaust. If you like the Magnaflow, then you've certainly made a great choice. Check them out in the link below, but it's certainly a great system, I'd much rather do an exhaust right off the bat than an intake if I were in your shoes!

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=211688

I hope that helps!
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Don't know about Camaros but CAI sees little gain compared to exhaust mods on the Mustangs.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:30 PM   #7
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Exhaust for sure!!
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:16 PM   #8
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Exhaust, no questions asked. I will ALWAYS get exhaust before an intake on any of my vehicles :P
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:24 PM   #9
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If I were to redo it all over again I would still choose my CAI first. I love my CAI inc CAI. My favorite mod for now.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:34 PM   #10
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Just got my Magnaflow as my first mod. Love it!

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Old 05-16-2012, 09:43 PM   #11
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I'm thinking tha same. cai or mag aglow cat back. I know the gain with the CAI, but what would be the gain with a cat back magnaflow?
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:59 PM   #12
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Where are you going to find a cat-back for $600?
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:45 PM   #13
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Have done the CAI. Waiting on the exhaust. Very happy with the CAI. Increased mpg by 2 - 4 mph depending on my foot weight. LOL
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:07 PM   #14
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Where are you going to find a cat-back for $600?
Apparently, I'm not. LOL I was thinking of axle back. Noticed that as I was shopping after posting this. The $600 would put me within a hundred of a Magnaflow. It would either be that or an MRT for $500.

Thanks for all the input, guys. The exhaust sounds like the way to go. My wife even keeps saying the car needs to sound meaner. Now, just have to bite the bullet and do the deed.
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:04 AM   #15
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Do the exhaust first then do the CAI, I went with the magnaflo cat back, then added the Roto Fab CAI, sounds great

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Old 05-21-2012, 12:46 PM   #16
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Magnaflow was a great mod on my Corvette, I assume it would be the same for the Camaro. I bet there are a LOT of sound clips on here and you tube....
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Dont get a K&N CAI get a CAI INC CAI (Cold Air Inductions INC Cold Air Intake)
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