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Old 07-25-2012, 02:52 AM   #1
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MODS MODS MODS

whats going on guys, so im FINALLY being stationed back in America after being in Germany for about 4 years and that means i can finally mod my camaro. the only problem is i dont know where to begin so what are some good things to start off with or what are some mods that are a must have or some that i shouldnt waste my time on thanks in advance
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:00 AM   #2
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Start with a cold air intake dude gives a nicer deeper sound, make sure to get a tune for it.. pull all the HP and torque you can out of the CAI with that tune
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:02 AM   #3
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Are you looking for performance or cosmetic??
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Hey Crisco,

So you have a V6 like me so I recommend at most only a few performance mods because at the end of the day you can be as fast an SS, but by then you would have spent more than the difference in the V6 and SS price and you will lose your warranty. However, an exhaust and CAI is nice!

So I recommend cosmetic all the way. See some of my mods in my sig. Any peak your interest?
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:13 AM   #6
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READ,READ,READ every section, thread and forum you can.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:17 AM   #7
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im looking at both cosmetic is a tad bit more important i was looking at some k&n cold air intakes though i hear they are pretty good
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:18 AM   #8
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thanks man its gonna feel great to be back
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What year is your Camaro? Some performance mods aren't compatible on 2012 cars and they also have less choices.

BTW... Stay away from K&N
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i have a 2010 and what do you reccomend???
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:23 AM   #11
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Hey Crisco,

So you have a V6 like me so I recommend at most only a few performance mods because at the end of the day you can be as fast an SS, but by then you would have spent more than the difference in the V6 and SS price and you will lose your warranty. However, an exhaust and CAI is nice!

So I recommend cosmetic all the way. See some of my mods in my sig. Any peak your interest?
all of your mods sound good i would love to see some photos if you get a chance and how does that exhaust that you have sound
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:29 AM   #12
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Performance or Cosmetic? Cosmetic is a personal choice so that's your call. I have colorshift halos in my car so I can get my halos to turn any color. If you want that, I'd recommend the jdp color changing package since you don't have to crack your headlights open with their option. There are loads of body kits, spoilers, wheels, and just about anything else you can stomach! One of the perks of having a Camaro!!!

Performance: This one is a bit different. Again, this is a personal choice but I can give you some advice. Since you have a 2010, you have all the options I have. I've done tons of research.

Cold air intakes - The big three right now are... Vararam, Cold Air Inductions, and Injen. They all put out about the same power but it really depends on what you want.

Exhaust is a personal choice but if you go to the v6 llt section, one of the first threads you will see is a compilation of every single exhaust setup every tried and recorded for this car.

Anything specific you want me to answer? I'm here to help
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Hey Crisco,

So you have a V6 like me so I recommend at most only a few performance mods because at the end of the day you can be as fast an SS, but by then you would have spent more than the difference in the V6 and SS price and you will lose your warranty. However, an exhaust and CAI is nice!

So I recommend cosmetic all the way. See some of my mods in my sig. Any peak your interest?

There's nothing short of turbos that'll make a stock 6 cyl as fast as as a stock SS.. your talking about a diff of 105whp and 120engine HP... let's be realistic..
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The best exhaust I've heard on a 6cyl is a corsa catback exhaust.. very nice and clean.. great on performance as well.. if you like sound more than power check out the MRT V2 axel back exhaust
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The best mod I've done is exhaust cut-outs, they are great. I got mine from QTP. If you want loud you open them, if you want a nice grumble you can open them 1/2 way, or you can leave them closed and keep the sound from the factory.

I've read some threads about guys that have changed their exhaust systems and aren't happy with them. I think the biggest draw back is the the constant exhaust sound when traveling an hour or more. I have gotten annoyed by the sound of my cut outs when they are open all the way so I just close them 50% or completely close them.

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Old 07-25-2012, 05:03 AM   #16
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The best mod I've done is exhaust cut-outs, they are great. I got mine from QTP. If you want loud you open them, if you want a nice grumble you can open them 1/2 way, or you can leave them closed and keep the sound from the factory.

I've read some threads about guys that have changed their exhaust systems and aren't happy with them. I think the biggest draw back is the the constant exhaust sound when traveling an hour or more. I have gotten annoyed by the sound of my cut outs when they are open all the way so I just close them 50% or completely close them.

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im going to look into this thanks
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:04 AM   #17
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The best exhaust I've heard on a 6cyl is a corsa catback exhaust.. very nice and clean.. great on performance as well.. if you like sound more than power check out the MRT V2 axel back exhaust
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:28 AM   #18
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Tint the windows, paint tail light bezels, strips, paint bowties, new spoiler, Heritage grill, front splitter, just a few things you might consider, believe me the mod list never ends.
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:19 AM   #19
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thanks guys im going to look into alot of these
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:40 AM   #20
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heres my v6. only performance mods i have a, k&n CAI, gibson exhaust, quad exhaust tips(not really a performance mod but it looks great), got my rear cats deleted, resonator pipe deleted as well. everything is cosmetic.

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Old 07-25-2012, 07:37 AM   #21
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Welcome home! CAI and an exhaust will definitely be a dramatic change in how your car sounds. Just shop around and find the best deals you can. There are vendors on this site that will help you out. Good luck!
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Performance wise #1 is exhaust system, 2 get a CAI (do some research to make sure you get one that actually is providing a performance gain).
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im looking at both cosmetic is a tad bit more important i was looking at some k&n cold air intakes though i hear they are pretty good
Janetty (a vendor) on this forum made a spreadsheet of all the different v6 options for 2010 and the hp and torque they put out. The highest numbers go to the injen intake (which is why I got mine). Also, the fuel ratio is the least changed in the injen intake, which is an added plus.

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all of your mods sound good i would love to see some photos if you get a chance and how does that exhaust that you have sound
The exhaust sounds wonderful. I did the SS exhaust mod because I'm a college kid and don't have much money. The exhaust really does sound good, but there are better options for about a $1000 more. MRT 2.0 has received rave reviews from everyone on this site.

I'll post some links so you can see some of my mods, if you want any in particular let me know, but here you can find most of my pictures:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=231843 (Look near the bottom of the first post)

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=237444

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188919

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=236962

I have a youtube video of the exhaust. You can't go wrong with the sound for the money:

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A catch can is one of the best mods you can do to preserve your engine, CAI, exhaust, ported throttle body all good mods but the catch can is a winner.
Check out my build thread to check out some of my cosmetic mods if you like (click the sig pic to visit my build thread).
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:41 PM   #25
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Janetty (a vendor) on this forum made a spreadsheet of all the different v6 options for 2010 and the hp and torque they put out. The highest numbers go to the injen intake (which is why I got mine). Also, the fuel ratio is the least changed in the injen intake, which is an added plus.



The exhaust sounds wonderful. I did the SS exhaust mod because I'm a college kid and don't have much money. The exhaust really does sound good, but there are better options for about a $1000 more. MRT 2.0 has received rave reviews from everyone on this site.

I'll post some links so you can see some of my mods, if you want any in particular let me know, but here you can find most of my pictures:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=231843 (Look near the bottom of the first post)

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=237444

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188919

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=236962

I have a youtube video of the exhaust. You can't go wrong with the sound for the money:

all these look great where did you get the hood with the vents from and how much did you spend altogether for the exhaust if you dont mind me asking
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