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Old 06-30-2012, 11:36 PM   #1
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Stock V8 exhaust to a V6?

I have a 2012 camaro 2LS 3.6L V6 and i want to know if i am able to take a stock camaro SS V8 exhaust and install it onto mine. It would be Cat-back.

Does anyone know if it would fit nicely? Do you know anyone that has done this before? Need some suggestions.

Trying to save money and dont want to spend a lot on the exhaust. Ill be installing a K&N Typhoon Intake very shortly as well....
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:39 PM   #2
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It'd be a complete waste. Go aftermarket.
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The mounting points are the same and it will fit, but there isn't much to be gained. The pipes are just slightly larger, but still have the big, heavy stock mufflers. I have also been told that the V8 exhaust on V6 cars doesn't really sound all that good.
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:16 AM   #4
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The mounting points are the same and it will fit, but there isn't much to be gained. The pipes are just slightly larger, but still have the big, heavy stock mufflers. I have also been told that the V8 exhaust on V6 cars doesn't really sound all that good.
I totally disagree. I have it on my car and it sounds WAY BETTER than stock.

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Old 07-01-2012, 03:23 AM   #5
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Take the v8 exhaust and put a SS on it . Sorry I had to.
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:28 AM   #6
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The mounting points are the same and it will fit, but there isn't much to be gained. The pipes are just slightly larger, but still have the big, heavy stock mufflers. I have also been told that the V8 exhaust on V6 cars doesn't really sound all that good.
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I totally disagree. I have it on my car and it sounds WAY BETTER than stock.

Thanks everyone for the input. Reason im not looking into aftermarket exhaust is i dont have the money at the moment and i can get the SS exhaust for very very cheap. And also, thanks for the video. Sounds good!
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:32 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone for the input. Reason im not looking into aftermarket exhaust is i dont have the money at the moment and i can get the SS exhaust for very very cheap. And also, thanks for the video. Sounds good!
Same reason I went for the SS exhaust. You'll like it I'm sure. Huge upgrade over stock
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:05 AM   #8
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Wouldn't it be cheaper to go aftermarket???
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Wouldn't it be cheaper to go aftermarket???

no because he can buy the full catback system for the stock SS for the price he would spend on an axel back for an after market brand.. I actually have a full catback stock exhaust with mufflers sitting in my garage lol..
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:59 AM   #10
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So you can fit a V8 SS stock exhaust onto the V6??
Would'nt the manifold diameter be larger than the V6's?
That install will surely damage header gaskets or something when run for a while..No?
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:20 AM   #11
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no it should all be the same, from stock exhaust v6 to v8. I believe its the same 2.5 inch piping from the cats back. unless the v6 is on 2 inch pipes which wouldnt make much sense at all in my opinion.. if it is for whatever reason bigger then a little welding and a clamp should do the trick
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Make sure the SS exhaust is from a stick. The Auto's exhaust has extra stuff in it because of the noise from the cyllinder deactivation and it won't sound as good.
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^^ useful info I didnt know that..! im diggin the grey and red sterling.. a little bit of a different color combo!
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Make sure the SS exhaust is from a stick. The Auto's exhaust has extra stuff in it because of the noise from the cyllinder deactivation and it won't sound as good.
thanks for the info.
now, need to make sure of the manifold diameter sizes.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:13 AM   #15
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The part where the V8 exhaust & V6 exhaust mate to the mid-pipes are both 2.5". The V8 is 2.5" all the way back. The V6 drops from 2.5" to 2.25" after the H-pipe. There is no fitment issue just swapping stock V8 for stock V6 cat-back.
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Also, I wouldn't pay for a V8 stock exhaust. I bet if you are patient and look around, you can find someone who will give it away.
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:31 PM   #17
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The part where the V8 exhaust & V6 exhaust mate to the mid-pipes are both 2.5". The V8 is 2.5" all the way back. The V6 drops from 2.5" to 2.25" after the H-pipe. There is no fitment issue just swapping stock V8 for stock V6 cat-back.
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Also, I wouldn't pay for a V8 stock exhaust. I bet if you are patient and look around, you can find someone who will give it away.
Both of these statements are exactly right. No issues changing the exhaust and I got mine for free through a generous member on the forum!
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hmm i wonder, would the auto ss exhaust (with its extra sound deadening) remove the rasp from the v6?
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and if it did then you might be able to swap out just the mufflers to fine tune the sound......

you know, as crazy as it sounds, maybe....
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Take the v8 exhaust and put a SS on it . Sorry I had to.
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Also, I wouldn't pay for a V8 stock exhaust. I bet if you are patient and look around, you can find someone who will give it away.
Darn, I didn't know the stock SS exhaust had any value. I just added a JBA catback and threw the stock exhaust away last week. I would have prob. just given it away to one of you guys.
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I totally disagree. I have it on my car and it sounds WAY BETTER than stock.

It idle it sounds decent.. Rev it and it sounds like a Honda..Been there done that back in the day
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Make sure the SS exhaust is from a stick. The Auto's exhaust has extra stuff in it because of the noise from the cyllinder deactivation and it won't sound as good.
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The part where the V8 exhaust & V6 exhaust mate to the mid-pipes are both 2.5". The V8 is 2.5" all the way back. The V6 drops from 2.5" to 2.25" after the H-pipe. There is no fitment issue just swapping stock V8 for stock V6 cat-back.
Thanks everyone! yes this one im looking into getting is from a manuel SS and good to hear the fitting will align properly! Really appreciate all the information!
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:48 AM   #24
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Also, I wouldn't pay for a V8 stock exhaust. I bet if you are patient and look around, you can find someone who will give it away.
..thats the only condtion i'll fit a stock V8 exhaust (hopin' to find someone)
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What is that buzzy rattle sound when you juice it? Is it rubbing somewhere
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