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Old 07-19-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:53 AM   #2
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You have a lot of questions there. Adding power is easy but first you should now how an engine works. Check out this link.
http://www.howstuffworks.com/engine.htm
Read up on that. Once you have a good idea of how an engine works a lot of the other stuff makes more sense.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:27 AM   #3
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Well I know how the engine works and can successfully explain it to I just I don't know what's in the engine to mod or differences or how you can replace a part with something that looks the exact same can boost performance ie camshaft
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:28 AM   #4
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I guess better said I know how it all works I just don't know what makes it all work
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:54 AM   #5
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IMO, best N/A mods for power to this engine are headers, cam, gears and tune. Just focus on those 4 upgrades and you'll be good to go
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:01 PM   #6
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AIR IN & AIR OUT

1. AIR
1. FUEL
1. SPARK

those are the 3 primary things you need to make power. its finding ways to increase AIR getting to the combustion chamber where it can mix with the fuel. more AIR = more FUEL = more power.

CAI allows more air to flow. a ported throttle body increases the velocity rate at which air enters the intake manifold. the manifold volume helps with the distribution of air to each cylinder and/or aid in throttle response. head work can increase the volume of the cylinder allowing room for more air and fuel mixture. the cam can increase or decrease the duration and lift of the valves also affecting air flow not only in but out also. aftermarket headers help remove burned gases out of the cylinder to create room for fresh air. there is also science behind headers that the velocity of exhaust gas moving out of they cylinder quicker helps to facilitate the compression of more air into the cylinder due to velocity. high flow cats remove a lot of the restriction in the exhaust system that hinder the scavaging of exhaust from the engine.

you may have the basics understanding of HOW it works. but you have to look at breaking everything down and how that effects everything else. if you want to know how a particular component increases or decreases HP...don't be afraid to google it or use wikipedia to get some basic theory. it'll start to come together the more you research and the more specific your questions will become. just gonna take some time.

try this link:

http://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid...w=1024&bih=653

modding can simply be looked at as improving the basic function of how an engine works. so if you understand that...the rest will make sense, sometimes. not sure what your background is, but if you buy a computer and 2yrs later its having a hard time keeping up with the 20 search bars you installed on your web browser and 5,000,000 widgets on your desktop, along with the little dancing stripper...you don't just buy a new computer, you upgrade your RAM. OR...you can clean it up a little bit, get rid of shyt that doesn't need to be there so it runs nice and smooth (kinda like a TUNE). OR BOTH!
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Well, for one, there is a search feature here. When you see something you want info on, type it in the box..........or, Google it.
Most of us here have no issue answering your questions, no matter how dumb they may seem to you. We all had to learn this stuff (and are still learnng)...and we all asked questions and researched.
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:01 PM   #8
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Well, for one, there is a search feature here. When you see something you want info on, type it in the box..........or, Google it.
Most of us here have no issue answering your questions, no matter how dumb they may seem to you. We all had to learn this stuff (and are still learnng)...and we all asked questions and researched.
I know this I tell people all the time the same thing. But like I already said I don't exactly know what I'm wanting to know much less what to search for. I always say everyone know everything
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:03 PM   #9
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Plus I would like advice tips and help from my fellow c5ers
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:08 PM   #10
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AIR IN & AIR OUT

1. AIR
1. FUEL
1. SPARK

those are the 3 primary things you need to make power. its finding ways to increase AIR getting to the combustion chamber where it can mix with the fuel. more AIR = more FUEL = more power.

CAI allows more air to flow. a ported throttle body increases the velocity rate at which air enters the intake manifold. the manifold volume helps with the distribution of air to each cylinder and/or aid in throttle response. head work can increase the volume of the cylinder allowing room for more air and fuel mixture. the cam can increase or decrease the duration and lift of the valves also affecting air flow not only in but out also. aftermarket headers help remove burned gases out of the cylinder to create room for fresh air. there is also science behind headers that the velocity of exhaust gas moving out of they cylinder quicker helps to facilitate the compression of more air into the cylinder due to velocity. high flow cats remove a lot of the restriction in the exhaust system that hinder the scavaging of exhaust from the engine.

you may have the basics understanding of HOW it works. but you have to look at breaking everything down and how that effects everything else. if you want to know how a particular component increases or decreases HP...don't be afraid to google it or use wikipedia to get some basic theory. it'll start to come together the more you research and the more specific your questions will become. just gonna take some time.

try this link:

http://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid...w=1024&bih=653

modding can simply be looked at as improving the basic function of how an engine works. so if you understand that...the rest will make sense, sometimes. not sure what your background is, but if you buy a computer and 2yrs later its having a hard time keeping up with the 20 search bars you installed on your web browser and 5,000,000 widgets on your desktop, along with the little dancing stripper...you don't just buy a new computer, you upgrade your RAM. OR...you can clean it up a little bit, get rid of shyt that doesn't need to be there so it runs nice and smooth (kinda like a TUNE). OR BOTH!
Thanks this is what I'm looking for. Thank you. And my background is in computers I actually repair mobile devices I am technical I just never really got past changing an alternator or a water pump that's as far as I've gone into the motor
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:21 PM   #11
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Better air flow is a key. Plus the temp of the air coming into the engine, the colder the better (NOS is really really cold).

Cold Air Intake, CAI scoop, washer bottle relocate, and ported Throttle Body helps get more (and cooler) air into the engine

Headers, hiflow cats, and better cat back or axle back exhaust helps get air out.

A good tune ties it all together and tweaks your cars computer to run the engine and transmission more efficiently for power.

And stickers, don't forget the stickers that come with your new stuff.

Stickers are cool.

So are fezs and bowties.
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:30 PM   #12
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I really want to learn and I feel like I'm going to get crap for not know but I want to understand a lot of these threads about engines. Cause I want to boost my Hp but I feel like I'm reading Greek What are these different engines that are stock in the Camaro. And then what are well known engines and what makes then so unique. What is it when y'all re talking about rear wheel Hp or something like that What are easy thing to add to my engine to get boost in Hp and wth are all the other things other than Hp I have a basic knowledge of what you can see when you look at a car and can completely maintain one my self fluids brakes tire rotations. But I want to learn. So gear head lay on the knowledge. Cause I can't look it up cause I don't know what to look up

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Old 07-19-2012, 04:18 PM   #13
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What's a ported throttle body
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:19 PM   #14
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What about turbos. Are they worth that money. And I was wanting to get a k&n air thing. Dont know what it's called
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What's a ported throttle body
Ported throttle body takes the step out of the stock TB and smooths out the airflow making the airflow faster into the intake manifold.
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:28 PM   #16
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I'm guess before the intake manifold lol
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:29 PM   #18
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What's a good set of exhaust that will make my Camaro noticeable but not overbearing and isn't to expensive. Sorry I'm going to be asking alot
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:33 PM   #19
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Ok tb is what the gas pedal is attached to
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:34 PM   #20
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What about turbos. Are they worth that money. And I was wanting to get a k&n air thing. Dont know what it's called
Turbochargers compress air and fuel into the cylinder making more powerful explosions when ignited.

K&N is a brand of CAI (cold air intake). Cooler air into your engine means more expansion upon igniting. Hotter air doesn't have as much expansion when ignited as cold air hence more power. This is because everything as it heats it expands. So, the engine compartment air has already been expanded further than cold air by the temperature of the engine. High flow air systems like CAIs allow the air to flow in fast enough it doesn't have time for the engine compartment to heat it up. HTH.
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not to be a dick...but you asked...instead of just bombarding questions about everything, take a second or maybe a few minutes and search. you've got questions about stuff...so search those questions before you hit "post". i promise you, you will amaze yourself at what you can find. its time consuming but you will learn more that way. if you want to go FI...then start your research around FI. it appears that you want the most HP you can get. but just a reminder, your a V6 asking in a V8 section. so the setups, builds, and tunes are slightly different. instead of just asking an open question like "are turbos worth the money?" find out what a turbo is first...only you can decide if its worth YOUR money. you've got a bit more research to do just for your own knowledge base before you go throwing parts at your car. if you just throw mod after mod at it, next you'll be on here flaming us for your motor grenading. nothing wrong with being eager to learn, take your time, and invest some interest in it instead of looking for somebody to hand you the answers and build your car for you. your gonna have 50 different answers to 1 question and 1,000,001 ways to build your car up. there is an exhaust sticky in the V6 section which should give you a good idea of the sound your looking for...start there.
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:01 PM   #22
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I started doing that after I posted it all sorry I click in a little late lol
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:05 PM   #23
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I'm just overwelmed with the stuff I've learned in the past week on here and I'm getting to excited about it all
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I will answer any questions I can and i dont mind doing it. I won't build your car for you . All I can provide you is info the decision is always yours.
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I really appreciate it I do need to "study up" before I ask a lot Now that i have some knowledge cause I will eventually wear my touch screen out with all the questions I have lol
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