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Old 08-14-2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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V6 Straight Pipe advice

So I just got a 2011 Camaro LT with RS package about a week ago and got the warranty that pretty much included everything under the sun. I'm contemplating doing a Straight Pipe on it and I need some advice.

Ive looked at youtube videos after videos with few of them actually doing the straight piping on the exhaust for the v6. And since the sound quality on youtube is only so good I'm coming to you guys. Price wise it seems like this is the cheapest to do at a mechanic. But in your opinion how does it sound? Will i gain any HP? Which part(s) of the warranty will be voided for doing this? Is it reversable if I do so; as in could I put another exhaust on it if need be later down the road.

Any and all advice would definitely be appreciated!!

Here is an example of one of the videos i found of straight piping the v6. No need to tell me of the idiocy of the person in the videos choice of location.

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Old 08-14-2011, 04:13 PM   #2
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If you go to a mufler shop they will be able to build you a straight pipe exhaust, prob the cheapest way. Yes you will gain a little power.

I would suggest getting long tube headers, generaly better sound and More power than factory or short headers. If you replace your old exhaust, not modify. yes you will be able to swap it back.

I don't think it voids any part of your warranty, but as I am holding out for turbos I have yet to do this mod. So I can not speak for sure. Also with the stock LLT a lot of people say it gets "raspy" with no muffler. Just some thing to think about. You also have to think about emissions, I'm in Fl so no emissions but it's defiantly something you need to conceder.

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Old 08-14-2011, 04:19 PM   #3
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okey i just did a straight pipe 2 days ago and i am completly changing my mind!!!! the car is superbly sounding ridiculously and extremely toooooo loud for me dont get me wrong i like how it sounds and what not but im regreting it if u like loudness and rattleling then go for it its just when you accelerate the car it rattles wayy lot anyways my point is save your money and do it the right way!
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:20 PM   #4
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Lol Im right there with you when it comes to emission checks. Oklahoma doesnt do it either. Ive seen some comments about the raspy sound after reaching higher rpms. Is there a easy work around for it?
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:23 PM   #5
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okey i just did a straight pipe 2 days ago and i am completly changing my mind!!!! the car is superbly sounding ridiculously and extremely toooooo loud for me dont get me wrong i like how it sounds and what not but im regreting it if u like loudness and rattleling then go for it its just when you accelerate the car it rattles wayy lot anyways my point is save your money and do it the right way!

Hmm that was one of the worries i had. My camaro is a daily driver. So when driving around i honestly dont want to deafen everyone. But on the other hand when the chance comes and I gun it i want to be heard loud and clear.
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:39 PM   #6
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lmao i feel you mans every body turns and looks at me like what the F*** jajajaja i like it but damn i drive it every day!!!! i never wouldve thought it was gonna sound that loud jajajaja
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:11 PM   #7
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Here is some info from my experience,

Paid a muffler shop 60$ to go straight pipe and cut off my tips and weld them on... took about 1 hour to do.... at first it sounded way to laud and raspy, but after a week of driving it toned down and rasp went away and it sounded great!!!

I felt a loss of torq from it with no back pressure, and also dropped about 3 mpg with out a change in driving pattern..... Needles to say I stayed straight pipe for about 4 months then got a exhaust from a group buy and wouldn't think about going back!
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:44 PM   #8
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Yah save ur money and do it right. If it's ur daily driver u may grow tired of straight pipes after the novelty wears off.
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:12 AM   #9
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I did the straight pipe deal 2 days after i bought the car on my muffler shops recommendation and it drove me NUTS! I found that if you want to put at minimal throttle, it was okay, but driving it even moderately fast was deafening inside the car! And I LOVE a good exhaust note! Ended up going back to the muffler shop and they cut the pipes at the axle and actually held flowmaster 2 chambers and magnaflows up to the cut pipes and let me choose...magnaflows to me were MUCH better sounding with a great note but livable as hell around town and they get a bunch of looks. My 10 cents worth...
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:52 PM   #10
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So I just got a 2011 Camaro LT with RS package about a week ago and got the warranty that pretty much included everything under the sun. I'm contemplating doing a Straight Pipe on it and I need some advice.

Ive looked at youtube videos after videos with few of them actually doing the straight piping on the exhaust for the v6. And since the sound quality on youtube is only so good I'm coming to you guys. Price wise it seems like this is the cheapest to do at a mechanic. But in your opinion how does it sound? Will i gain any HP? Which part(s) of the warranty will be voided for doing this? Is it reversable if I do so; as in could I put another exhaust on it if need be later down the road.

Any and all advice would definitely be appreciated!!

Here is an example of one of the videos i found of straight piping the v6. No need to tell me of the idiocy of the person in the videos choice of location.


FaytalsCamaro – We have heard a few people who have gone with straight pipes on their V6 and V8 Camaros and changed the system within days. Installing straight pipes on a V6 Camaro is most likely going to hurt your power and gas mileage (and your ears).

We have an American Thunder kit that’s easy to install at home if you’re looking to save money on the installation.

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Old 08-18-2011, 03:09 PM   #11
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Heres what it sounds like with the mufflers off with cold start and idle... It sounds pretty good here, but when I gave it revs it was super raspy, I didn't film those. When I drove it just a few yards it sounded horrible. Sounds good at idle, but other than that it wasn't for me. I took my axle back off yesterday to paint them with black ceramic paint.
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:57 AM   #12
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Dont touch the factory exhaust.
Already regret my axle-back testings.

After custom made axle-back and Solo Mach X-LLT cat-back.
Im leaning to wards Long tube headers + factory exhaust.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:09 AM   #13
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Dont touch the factory exhaust.
Already regret my axle-back testings.

After custom made axle-back and Solo Mach X-LLT cat-back.
Im leaning to wards Long tube headers + factory exhaust.


Have you tried the MRT's They are the leading seller of axle backs. Must be a reason why.

Like the fact that 98% of the owners who have bought this system LOVE EM.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:25 AM   #14
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Hmm that was one of the worries i had. My camaro is a daily driver. So when driving around i honestly dont want to deafen everyone. But on the other hand when the chance comes and I gun it i want to be heard loud and clear.
If you want that sound then go get CUT OUTS installed...you'll have the choice to open or close them anytime you want.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:29 AM   #15
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Hmm that was one of the worries i had. My camaro is a daily driver. So when driving around i honestly dont want to deafen everyone. But on the other hand when the chance comes and I gun it i want to be heard loud and clear.

MRT 2.0's will do just that for you. Stealth mod when driving thru the sub, nobody will know you have changed the exhaust. Get on it above 2500 rpm's and you can start waking people up.........BEST OF BOTH WORLD's

Take a listen to these with a set of headphones.

I installed my own MRT 2.0. Then took it to the people who built it and had them weld it on.

I have had many members on this and other Forums say this is one of the best sounding systems they have heard and by far the best sounding MRT 2.0 system.

Take a listen for yourself. Listen to these thru some headphones or ear buds.

Here is a few videos for you:

This one is from inside my Camaro on the way to the dragstrip.



This one is from inside my Camaro while at the dragstrip. Sorry about the Camera tipping.



This one is one that SCRMNG filmed for me while we were at the dragstrip. the last 30 seconds is me on a single pass.



This last clip is one that danrc28 put together when visiting me to hear a MRT 2.0 system. He went from Toronto to Florida and back stopping along the way picking up sound bytes. The video starts off with outside rev's, then an on ramp full throttle run, then an acceleration run from inside while talking about drone. Tape finishes with me passing the camera on the highway doing 3rd gear runs. Which has not been recorded by anyone else using the MRT (or at least I am not aware of anyone with this type of recording.) (rcat's)

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Old 08-19-2011, 06:34 AM   #16
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I just got the MRT 2.0's and can promise you they will not wake anyone unless you want them to.

There is a bit more of a rumble at idol, but not crazy, also not crazy while driving at neighborhood speeds When you step on it, well that another story!!
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So I just got a 2011 Camaro LT with RS package about a week ago and got the warranty that pretty much included everything under the sun. I'm contemplating doing a Straight Pipe on it and I need some advice.

Ive looked at youtube videos after videos with few of them actually doing the straight piping on the exhaust for the v6. And since the sound quality on youtube is only so good I'm coming to you guys. Price wise it seems like this is the cheapest to do at a mechanic. But in your opinion how does it sound? Will i gain any HP? Which part(s) of the warranty will be voided for doing this? Is it reversable if I do so; as in could I put another exhaust on it if need be later down the road.

Any and all advice would definitely be appreciated!!

Here is an example of one of the videos i found of straight piping the v6. No need to tell me of the idiocy of the person in the videos choice of location.

Thats my Camaro and me driving and to me the exhaust sound's nice and the way i wanted it to sound. If you dont like a loud sound coming out of your car's ass then dont do it,For me it's great i dont pound on the car all day the range where the raspy rattle come's from is around 2500k to 3000k and then settles to a nice rumble sound past the 3200k mark if i wanna make noise i can and if i want a low rumble i can. To me there is no system out there that delivers a good American muscle sound to the v6 if u want u can go buy a flow-master or a MRT which to me make's the car sound European and completely defies what the camaro is all about. And as the location I choose to do was fine, i dont think you saw the part where i stooped and looked around did u? And i dont know about you but I can control my car
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:08 AM   #19
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im happy with my stock exhaust and K&N intake. maybe ill change my mind in the future.
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i like the sound of my exhaust and that's all that matters and i didn't pay alot for it .
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Old 10-22-2011, 10:33 PM   #21
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Cjordan your straight pipe too? Qtp cut outs are the same as straight right? Except you can control the sound
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:34 AM   #22
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yea but i went up a size in pipes to 3" and then put 3.5" tips and it sounds good but at high rpm's it gets a lil high pitch but I'm get'n a resonator delete and replace'n it with a X pipe so it can smooth it out at the high rpms. but you should try to find a couple of camaros with different set up so you can hear the sound you want bro, but if you got money to burn get long tube headers and a full exhaust. Not sur about cut outs b'n straight pipes but yea you can control the sound & don't forget it's your car and your sound, GOOD LUCK
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:17 PM   #23
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Don't do straight pipes unless you like loud-ass hondas. I went Friday to local muffler shop, and against my better judgement i had them pull the mufflers and added SS tips. It looked great, buy sounded awful and super loud. Took it back Saturday and had them add Magnaflows... Love it, just what I want it and it looks awesome.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:59 PM   #24
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Ah orosa_83 to each is own ! i like the way my camaro sounds and hondas not so much i just did a resanator delete and added a high flow X pipe last week. I'll post a vid and then tell me it sounds like a honda then lol
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Already regret my axle-back testings.

After custom made axle-back and Solo Mach X-LLT cat-back.
Im leaning to wards Long tube headers + factory exhaust.
Just curious. What didn't you like about the SOLO's? I'm getting ready to replace mine.
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