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Old 08-19-2012, 09:53 PM   #1
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New 2013 Camaro 2SS - What performance mods to get right off the bat?

So I will be picking up a 2013 Camaro 2SS early next month and it will be an automatic. I want to see what mods people are recommending to get right off the bat for a nice performance gain. Headers, cat back, etc.... I also would like to know in the Camaro world what parts give you the best gains and which part brands are best.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:58 PM   #2
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Cold Air Inductions for your cold air intake
http://www.coldairinductions.com/sto...old-air-intake

Get Long tube headers, there are many of them with a wide price range

Get a Remote Tune from Jannetty Racing
http://jreperformanceparts.com/sct-x...10-camaro.html


Exhaust is pretty much for the sound, although it does shed some weight from the stock exhaust

That is all for power mods before you get crazy, but I think the ss needs suspension mods to make it handle better.

Top two mods for suspension are drop springs and front & rear sway bars





....all of these things are on my to do list
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:59 PM   #3
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A nice set of long tube headers will give you a real nice performance gain and should be on every ones shopping list. Long tube headers and a custom tune can net 40rwhp. Your factory exhaust isn't very restrictive so you won't gain much power but it is very tame. We always recommend the exhaust swap for the sound alone as a first mod. We have plenty of options to fit just about any budget. An intake is always a safe buy to pick up some east power as well. Give us a call and we can recommend some brand names, we can find nice parts for any budget!
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:59 PM   #4
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the best mod i would say for the v8 camaro is headers. headers give the sound and performance we all like. most known brand headers will do the trick. like KOOKS, ARH, LG, SW etc.. then you should look into the popular exhaust setups. like borla, magnaflow, corsa, flowmasters etc


you overall want long tube headers, a intake, and cat back or axle back for the sound. and a nice tune.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:06 PM   #5
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Don't headers void the warranty? If so, OP I would highly suggest you don't void your warranty on a new car.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:08 PM   #6
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depends on your dealer, mine is very mod friendly, said he wouldn't even care if i had a tune
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:08 PM   #7
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start with a twin turbo system. don't bother with all the rest of the piddly bs.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:09 PM   #8
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start with a twin turbo system. don't bother with all the rest of the piddly bs.

seriously? I'm sure he's not trying to spend 8k
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depends on your dealer, mine is very mod friendly, said he wouldn't even care if i had a tune
that might be the case for somethings. but for major things, sometimes GM will come and look. or want a ECM info from your car.
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:57 PM   #10
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start with a twin turbo system. don't bother with all the rest of the piddly bs.
This. Go big or go home.

Warranty is for sissies anyway.
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seriously? I'm sure he's not trying to spend 8k
How do you know?
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So I will be picking up a 2013 Camaro 2SS early next month and it will be an automatic. I want to see what mods people are recommending to get right off the bat for a nice performance gain. Headers, cat back, etc.... I also would like to know in the Camaro world what parts give you the best gains and which part brands are best.
Take it to SLP, Hennessey, ADM Performance, etc.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:19 AM   #13
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Why would you advise him to get something that is 8k when he can do all of the basic bolt ons for under 2k....If the basics aren't fast enough then go on to the big things
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:49 AM   #14
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Everybody hates on the K&N CAI but I got mine Friday, cheap from phastek $300 including tax free shipping, AND I FREAKING LOVE IT, some claim it only adds 1 horsepower, there is NO POSSIBLE WAY, I can literally hear and feel the difference and if it was only adding 1 horsepower, I wouldnt hear it or feel it. Just my opinion though



Other things you could look into depending on the budget, Borla/Flowmaster cat backs
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