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Old 02-27-2013, 12:03 AM   #1
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Cheapest Way To Increase Horsepower

Just asking this to see everyone's opinions. What's the cheapest way to add on horsepower to my 2011 Camaro SS?
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:07 AM   #2
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Nitrous, there is no debate, or contest.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:09 AM   #3
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I suppose that would depend on how much HP you want. Cold air intake is the easiest way of getting 15hp give or take.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:14 AM   #4
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CAI, Ported TB, Catback, a tune (maybe).
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:18 AM   #5
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Drop weight

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headers and a quality intake with a tune
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That depends on your budget and how much horsepower you want.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:06 AM   #8
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Headers 1 7/8's or 2", Vararam intake and TUNE!!
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:20 AM   #9
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Nitrous is by far the cheapest, but not the route many want to go. IMO I would say headers and CAI. I would not call headers cheap depending on the brand, but there are some affordable brands out there to give you the same results. Keep in mind with headers and some CAI's, you open the door to requiring a tune also. I guess at that point it all depends on what you consider a cheap mod.
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Just asking this to see everyone's opinions. What's the cheapest way to add on horsepower to my 2011 Camaro SS?
Sorry Bud: Go cheap/Go home!

We know where you are going.....subsidizing the economy in China is just not the goal
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:59 AM   #11
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Intake, Tune, Headers. In a manual car its good for 40-55 rwhp easy
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Remove the spare tire and any additional weight. You can do that for free!


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What spare tire?

Do V6's have a spare?

I've been robbed then!!!! WTF?!?!
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What spare tire?

Do V6's have a spare?

I've been robbed then!!!! WTF?!?!
some of 'em do have a spare tire setup...
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Just asking this to see everyone's opinions. What's the cheapest way to add on horsepower to my 2011 Camaro SS?
Headers are a great bolt on for adding power but if you really want to add serious power nitrous is the best bang for your buck. Modern systems added to late model EFI engines are safer then you would think. You can add an easy 100 rwhp for less then the price of a set of headers.
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I would say cheapest, other than nitrous, would be the off road catless mid pipes with a cai and tune but nothing beats LT headers, cai and tune combo for the best bolt on power gains. Track gains would be a properly selected high quality torque converter for the L99 cars hands down single best bolt on in terms of track gains vs cost, other than FI and Nitrous of course. Catback exhaust would probably be the worst bang for your buck mod as far as performance goes.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:09 AM   #18
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Lt h.f cats & a quality intake makes a big difference ima be removing my k&n swapping radiators with my cousin just to put on a vararam on my car ima need the extra air going in with my new cam install going in next week
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I would say cheapest, other than nitrous, would be the off road catless mid pipes with a cai and tune but nothing beats LT headers, cai and tune combo for the best bolt on power gains. Track gains would be a properly selected high quality torque converter for the L99 cars hands down single best bolt on in terms of track gains vs cost, other than FI and Nitrous of course. Catback exhaust would probably be the worst bang for your buck mod as far as performance goes.
for drag strip...road courses not so much with the stalls.
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some of 'em do have a spare tire setup...
I know I'm just messin with the V6 guy lol
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for drag strip...road courses not so much with the stalls.
Sorry about that. I forgot about the .1% of L99 owners who track at a road course. Should have specified 1/4 track. My bad. Never been on a road course and probably never will but I dont see why a properly built stall couldnt help on that track either. Granted its not going to be as good as tires, brakes and supension but it still should help.
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a big stall on a road course could be down right dangerous.
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Sorry Bud: Go cheap/Go home!

We know where you are going.....subsidizing the economy in China is just not the goal

I'm waiting for China to produce a supercharger for our cars so we can buy them for cheap. Imagine getting a supercharge for 500 bucks or cheaper..
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I'm waiting for China to produce a supercharger for our cars so we can buy them for cheap. Imagine getting a supercharge for 500 bucks or cheaper..
imagine turning your car into a m67 frag grenade for 500 bucks or cheaper.
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Sorry about that. I forgot about the .1% of L99 owners who track at a road course. Should have specified 1/4 track. My bad. Never been on a road course and probably never will but I dont see why a properly built stall couldnt help on that track either. Granted its not going to be as good as tires, brakes and supension but it still should help.
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I would say cheapest, other than nitrous, would be the off road catless mid pipes with a cai and tune but nothing beats LT headers, cai and tune combo for the best bolt on power gains. Track gains would be a properly selected high quality torque converter for the L99 cars hands down single best bolt on in terms of track gains vs cost, other than FI and Nitrous of course. Catback exhaust would probably be the worst bang for your buck mod as far as performance goes.
Thats why I specified properly selected and built stall.
I dont see why a properly speced and built stall for its usage couldnt keep the car in the powerband going through a turn and then accelerating out of it. Since only a small minority of L99 owners race on a road course please educate us on why a properly speced and built stall won't be good idea for that application. I'm sure there are at least a few who want to know.
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