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Old 08-19-2012, 10:44 PM   #1
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How to make 2012 V6 faster?

I have 2012 RS Camaro with a v6 and was wondering how else I could make it faster? I've already put on Flowmaster Axle Back exhaust and will be putting on a CAI Cold Air Intake soon as well as tuning it. What can I do after this since long tube headers don't fit the 2012 v6? Could I have a list of things that I can do other than these and turbo and super charging? Because I will be turbo charging eventually when I get the money. And please dont tell me that I should of got the v8 or that I should just enjoy the car, there is a reason I didn't get the v8 and I have a need for speed. Thank you!
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:05 PM   #2
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Ported throttle body. Vmax iceolator. You're already getting the intake so that's done. I'd suggest getting a catch can to help your engine last too.


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Old 08-19-2012, 11:11 PM   #3
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Ported throttle body. Vmax iceolator. You're already getting the intake so that's done. I'd suggest getting a catch can to help your engine last too.


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i have an LLT though, so long tubes is on my parts list. also might want to think about handling too. people dont think much into this, but i find the twisties more fun than the straight aways. and to feel a turn at 1g is amazing!
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:42 PM   #4
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Vmax iceolator.
Only for LLT I believe.
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:53 PM   #5
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From a bolt on stand point all that would really left is a ported throttle body and an intake scoop. After that suspension upgrades, gearing, and weight reduction (particularly unsprung weight) would be helpful.
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Sell it and buy a v8
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:39 AM   #8
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OP, after you cover the bolt ons be sure to look at weight reduction and suspension upgrades like Chase said. Lighter wheels and tires will help a lot. Trailing arms and an upgraded rear sway bar will help it hook up nicely.
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Only for LLT I believe.
Thought that might be the case. Thanks.
At least there's still the throttle body. And I forgot about a scoop for your intake. I've been wanting to get one.


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Like I said there is a reason why I can't buy a v8, I can afford it just fine but because of insurance purposes I can't, not going into it any further.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:39 PM   #11
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Thanks for all of the helpful responses guys, I've gotten some good ideas.
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The 2010 and 2011 V6s finally have a fairly decent list of mods available. Take it from someone who was in this from the beginning...we didn't have squat for a very long time. Exhaust, and intake was it for a long while. Then came headers, and then a tune...and then so on and so forth.

You really should have posted this in the LFX section, but hey we all make mistakes.

As for your car, you've got intake, exhaust, ported throttle body, and tune available for you. In the future, I'd expect to see a bolt on high flow cat set from SOLO performance for the LFX. I don't think it is yet available, but it might be. Otherwise, if your OK hacking up your stock cats/downpipe you could just cut them off and replace with a single set of highflow cats.

Sure, its not a ton of mods, but b/c of where the LFX starts from, all of this would pretty much be the equivalent of an LLT with exhaust, intake, tune, headers, ported TB, ported manifold, and manifold spacer. Figure around 340 to 350 HP for both above scenarios.

The only other (big) N/A mod left is cams and ported heads which is just now available for the LLT. If this works out as well as we all hope for the LLT, you can bet a set will eventually be made for the LFX.
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I can't believe questions like this still get asked. Go on the dyno sticky and 1/4 mile thread and see what other guys have done. Now with cams out with full porting you don't have to spend a ton to play with the top rollers.

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In all seriousness though, I second what KM said.
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regardless of what you get, you really need to get the catch can on there as soon as possible. This engines gunk up and while this gadget wont help you beat the neighboors mustang it will help you keep your engine running clean. I hope by time you read this you order for a catch can has been placed. BTW you dont need to blow a ton of cash on one either but if youre going to turbo it get one that works for that.
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regardless of what you get, you really need to get the catch can on there as soon as possible. This engines gunk up and while this gadget wont help you beat the neighboors mustang it will help you keep your engine running clean. I hope by time you read this you order for a catch can has been placed. BTW you dont need to blow a ton of cash on one either but if youre going to turbo it get one that works for that.
2nd on the catch can.
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excuse my ignorance, but what is a catch can?
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:13 AM   #20
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This thread should be moved to the LFX section, they yelled enough to get one and now they do not even use it.

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excuse my ignorance, but what is a catch can?

An oil catch can is used in (but not always) high-performance race applications where excessive blow-by (leakage past the piston rings) of air and fuel vapor occurs. This creates a positive pressure in the crankcase. Engine manufactures have placed a valve on the engine block which releases this pressure. This valve is known as a PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) valve. During engine operation, blow-by gases, as well as oil mist from the rotating components of the engine, pass through the PCV valve and are routed back into the intake for the engine to burn off. However, some of the oil mist and other products settle along the engine intake and over time form a "gunk." The oil catch can collects the oil mist and condenses the fuel vapors while allowing "cleaner" gases to be passed back into the intake. Typically the blow-by gasses are passed through a wire mesh, which give the vapor droplets something to adhere to. Since the oil catch cans condense the vapor portion of the gasses, they will need to be drained periodically of all the oil, fuel and other contaminants.

In summary, get an oil catch can ASAP.
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An oil catch can is used in (but not always) high-performance race applications where excessive blow-by (leakage past the piston rings) of air and fuel vapor occurs. This creates a positive pressure in the crankcase. Engine manufactures have placed a valve on the engine block which releases this pressure. This valve is known as a PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) valve. During engine operation, blow-by gases, as well as oil mist from the rotating components of the engine, pass through the PCV valve and are routed back into the intake for the engine to burn off. However, some of the oil mist and other products settle along the engine intake and over time form a "gunk." The oil catch can collects the oil mist and condenses the fuel vapors while allowing "cleaner" gases to be passed back into the intake. Typically the blow-by gasses are passed through a wire mesh, which give the vapor droplets something to adhere to. Since the oil catch cans condense the vapor portion of the gasses, they will need to be drained periodically of all the oil, fuel and other contaminants.

In summary, get an oil catch can ASAP.

Thanks so much for telling some of us what a catch can is and how it works. Is this something that a average person (that does not work on engines) could I put this on or would I need a dealer? Plus assume it's a plus for the warranty. Where is the best place to buy one?
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Thanks so much for telling some of us what a catch can is and how it works. Is this something that a average person (that does not work on engines) could I put this on or would I need a dealer? Plus assume it's a plus for the warranty. Where is the best place to buy one?
Not hard at all to install. There are lots of installation photos floating around here that you could take a look at. Look at purchasing the RX catch can or the Mike Norris Elite catch can. Not cheap, but they work well.
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Not hard at all to install. There are lots of installation photos floating around here that you could take a look at. Look at purchasing the RX catch can or the Mike Norris Elite catch can. Not cheap, but they work well.


Install is pretty simple. Get the Rx Catch Can. If there is one thing that Rx produces that is above the competitors in function and actual quality, it's their catch can. When I was at Tracy's shop he was showing me a lot of the catch cans he has bought and sliced open to see how they're designed. A few of those cans are completely empty, a Coke can would work just as good.. I'm sure the Mike Norris one works great too, but I personally have the Rx can and it's great.
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I just read the write up on your car in CamaroNow. Very cool.
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