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Old 06-30-2012, 01:37 AM   #1
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What could i do/buy to give my camaro a NICE sound and MORE power than it already has?
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:58 AM   #2
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the standard right now for the LFX is an intake (CAI/Varam/etc) and an exhaust (recently installed an MRT2.0 and am very satisfied). There are many intakes and exhausts to choose from and there are many threads with video links to the different exhausts. Browse the performance sticky and the DIY section for ideas, or browse the member journals for examples of other members mods. Many of the sponsors offer package deals for customisable intake/exhaust combos, just be sure that your intake is 2012 compatible.

Also invest in a catch can, its price is quickly offset by the cost of manifold cleaning every 15K miles.
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:58 AM   #3
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cat back exhaust, CAI, and tune is a great start
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:01 PM   #4
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the standard right now for the LFX is an intake (CAI/Varam/etc)
Intakes are available from CAI, Rotofab and K & N. Vararam does not currently have one for the 2012-13 LFX engine.

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Old 06-30-2012, 12:55 PM   #5
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the standard right now for the LFX is an intake (CAI/Varam/etc) and an exhaust (recently installed an MRT2.0 and am very satisfied). There are many intakes and exhausts to choose from and there are many threads with video links to the different exhausts. Browse the performance sticky and the DIY section for ideas, or browse the member journals for examples of other members mods. Many of the sponsors offer package deals for customisable intake/exhaust combos, just be sure that your intake is 2012 compatible.

Also invest in a catch can, its price is quickly offset by the cost of manifold cleaning every 15K miles.
Thanks this is very helpful, appreciate the advice!
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:56 PM   #6
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cat back exhaust, CAI, and tune is a great start
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:58 PM   #7
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Intakes are available from CAI, Rotofab and K & N. Vararam does not currently have one for the 2012-13 LFX engine.

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Old 06-30-2012, 01:33 PM   #8
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a tune would make it into a whole different car, especially if you have an automatic. We sell a few parts for your car to get you started, check us out- www.badnewsracing.net
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:35 AM   #9
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I bumped into a fellow 2012 owner at the gas station yesterday, he complained he was getting 16-17 mpg with his car (an auto). I told him I was getting 21-27 depending on use, usually around 24 combo driving, he was pissed! Does the auto really suck the power like that? All I know is the auto I test drove was a dog compared to my stick, especially now its broken in and has intake/exhaust systems? How much do they differ dyno-wise BN Racing?
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:55 AM   #10
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the standard right now for the LFX is an intake (CAI/Varam/etc) and an exhaust (recently installed an MRT2.0 and am very satisfied). There are many intakes and exhausts to choose from and there are many threads with video links to the different exhausts. Browse the performance sticky and the DIY section for ideas, or browse the member journals for examples of other members mods. Many of the sponsors offer package deals for customisable intake/exhaust combos, just be sure that your intake is 2012 compatible.

Also invest in a catch can, its price is quickly offset by the cost of manifold cleaning every 15K miles.
zer0ss nailed it. Intake and exhaust upgrades will free up more power and improve sound. Just ask the guy that just posted above me, Henry G.. We just hooked him up with a new set up. A catch can is the best long term investment you can make in your car. If you have any questions feel free to shoot me a PM or give us a call.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:41 AM   #11
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I bumped into a fellow 2012 owner at the gas station yesterday, he complained he was getting 16-17 mpg with his car (an auto). I told him I was getting 21-27 depending on use, usually around 24 combo driving, he was pissed! Does the auto really suck the power like that? All I know is the auto I test drove was a dog compared to my stick, especially now its broken in and has intake/exhaust systems? How much do they differ dyno-wise BN Racing?
Did he have an intake? Untuned intakes throw off fuel trims and make the car run rich or lean. If he's running really rich, it's killing his fuel mileage. Power wise they do make a bit less power than the manual.
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:20 PM   #14
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:12 PM   #15
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Did he have an intake? Untuned intakes throw off fuel trims and make the car run rich or lean. If he's running really rich, it's killing his fuel mileage. Power wise they do make a bit less power than the manual.
It was a brand new 2012 RS, no mods. I told him it will break in some, but I was getting 24 mpg right outta the gate...
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Apex-Chase let us know when the RX Catch can is on your site and I will pull the trigger. I dont give my credit card number to ANYONE over the phone, had a bad experience once...
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Apex-Chase let us know when the RX Catch can is on your site and I will pull the trigger. I dont give my credit card number to ANYONE over the phone, had a bad experience once...
I'll check on the status of getting it added but I know what you mean. We avoid taking credit card numbers over the phone when possible in an effort to protect ourselves and our customers. Additionally, I can email a secure invoice to you that will allow you to utilize the credit card processor without actually going through the website.
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I have cutouts on my v6 and honestly it sounds louder than the v8 stock. That's my opinion of course. When I turn off the cutouts it's so silent but when I turn it on its a roaring monster.
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