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Old 06-22-2009, 03:40 PM   #1
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Exhaust or Stripes?

OK, So I have been thinking of what I wanted to do to my Camaro. Was wondering if I could maybe get some help from you guys and gals out there.

Option 1: New exhaust pretty much a cat-back. Just wondering what this will do performance wise. I never did exhaust work to any of my previous cars, just mufflers. I just want to know will I get a power gain and will it even be noticable? I know it would sound better but for that money?

Option 2: Racing stripes on the Front bumper, hood, trunk, and spoiler. I have the Victory Red Camaro so I wanted it to be different than the others that will soon be out. I was thinking of getting a cream color for the stripes. I want them painted not the decal.

The price on both of these would be similar. So it is one or the other. Any help would be great. Thanks ahead of time.
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Old 06-22-2009, 04:02 PM   #2
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Well if you want Bonnet Stripes with Hockey

I'm going to have a set of CGM Bonnet Hood and Hockey Stripes that are coming with my car. I can sell to you for 1/3 the cost. I ordered different ones. $199 and they are yours.
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Old 06-22-2009, 04:07 PM   #3
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Stripes don't make your car sound good or perform better.
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Old 06-22-2009, 04:10 PM   #4
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OK, So I have been thinking of what I wanted to do to my Camaro. Was wondering if I could maybe get some help from you guys and gals out there.

Option 1: New exhaust pretty much a cat-back. Just wondering what this will do performance wise. I never did exhaust work to any of my previous cars, just mufflers. I just want to know will I get a power gain and will it even be noticable? I know it would sound better but for that money?

Option 2: Racing stripes on the Front bumper, hood, trunk, and spoiler. I have the Victory Red Camaro so I wanted it to be different than the others that will soon be out. I was thinking of getting a cream color for the stripes. I want them painted not the decal.

The price on both of these would be similar. So it is one or the other. Any help would be great. Thanks ahead of time.
So far, nothing really stellar has come out in terms of V6 exhaust. Since the Camaro already has twin x-pipes, I think the power gain from the exhaust is gonna be minimal, probably less than 15 hp, maybe more like 8-10hp. The only sound clip I've heard is the MagnaFlow street series, which makes it sound like a ricer. I'm anxious to hear the GMPP cat-back, but so far have yet to find anyone who's slapped that on their car. If you want both of these, if it were me, I'd get the stripes right now and wait on the exhaust. In six months there will be a ton of offerings and you can pluck the best one off the 'net and have it installed at your local shop. I'd say get the stripes painted now and wait on the exhaust. My $.02
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:59 PM   #5
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So far, nothing really stellar has come out in terms of V6 exhaust. Since the Camaro already has twin x-pipes, I think the power gain from the exhaust is gonna be minimal, probably less than 15 hp, maybe more like 8-10hp. The only sound clip I've heard is the MagnaFlow street series, which makes it sound like a ricer. I'm anxious to hear the GMPP cat-back, but so far have yet to find anyone who's slapped that on their car. If you want both of these, if it were me, I'd get the stripes right now and wait on the exhaust. In six months there will be a ton of offerings and you can pluck the best one off the 'net and have it installed at your local shop. I'd say get the stripes painted now and wait on the exhaust. My $.02

Wow did not know that the HP gain would be so low. I doubt that I would even feel the difference. Thanks for the input. I think I will get the stripes. Now I just need to find a good shop to do them. I doubt there are to many here in Maine. :(
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:21 PM   #6
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So far, nothing really stellar has come out in terms of V6 exhaust. Since the Camaro already has twin x-pipes, I think the power gain from the exhaust is gonna be minimal, probably less than 15 hp, maybe more like 8-10hp. The only sound clip I've heard is the MagnaFlow street series, which makes it sound like a ricer. I'm anxious to hear the GMPP cat-back, but so far have yet to find anyone who's slapped that on their car. If you want both of these, if it were me, I'd get the stripes right now and wait on the exhaust. In six months there will be a ton of offerings and you can pluck the best one off the 'net and have it installed at your local shop. I'd say get the stripes painted now and wait on the exhaust. My $.02
The camaro has a single H-Pipe, not twin X-Pipes.

The V6 gains 16 horsepower from an axleback, 18 from a full exhaust.

At the rear wheels.

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Old 06-23-2009, 01:43 PM   #7
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The camaro has a single H-Pipe, not twin X-Pipes.

The V6 gains 16 horsepower from an axleback, 18 from a full exhaust.

At the rear wheels.

Dyno proven.

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It is an X-pipe, see picture here and it does have dual exhaust at the back. http://www.5thgen.org/forum/showthre...xhaust+picture. To the OP, my aplogies that I was off by 1-3 hp on my estimate. You should definitely get the exhaust cuz you might not have noticed 15 but thanks to Xanthos we now know that the true number is 16-18, a HUGE difference
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It is an X-pipe, see picture here and it does have dual exhaust at the back. http://www.5thgen.org/forum/showthre...xhaust+picture. To the OP, my aplogies that I was off by 1-3 hp on my estimate. You should definitely get the exhaust cuz you might not have noticed 15 but thanks to Xanthos we now know that the true number is 16-18, a HUGE difference
Actually, its an H-pipe. That is an old concept photo, not an actualy production photo.

And what you actually said was "at most 15, probably 8-10".

Probably 8-10 is quite a large different from actually 16-18.
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Found it. Here's a picture of the h-pipe.
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:39 PM   #10
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Stripes don't make your car sound good or perform better.
Right, you need stickers of part companies that you may or may not have on your car. They should add about 5 hp each, so slap em on! ........
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:42 PM   #11
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I was thinking of getting stripes, but after seeing that one SEMA concept drafting with the carbon fiber hood... i may have to go with that... I'm thinking the same style (carbon fiber on the hood but not the cowl) and then white cowl stripes with Camaro lettered on them in black, and then a dovetail spoiler... maybe a better set of rims eventually (nothing flashy). I think that'd go really nicely on VR
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:59 PM   #12
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I'd rather have 16-18RWHP than stripes. Your choice. You can always do one or the other anytime you want. Is it more important for your car to look like you want it right now, or sound like you want it to right now? On the street the performance gain may not be too noticeable. But the sound will give you a chubby with the right exhaust, every time you hit the gas. You can ALWAYS hear your exhaust, you can't see your stripes from the driver's seat.
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Also, that 16-18 rwhp is without a tune.

Should pick up a few more (probably 3-5) with a tune thrown in.
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:37 PM   #14
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See now I am all confused. I have noticed though that the exhaust now is getting more throaty. I don't even know if that is a word. I might just save and get both. Waiting for Flowmaster to come out.
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:39 PM   #15
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OK, So I have been thinking of what I wanted to do to my Camaro. Was wondering if I could maybe get some help from you guys and gals out there.

Option 1: New exhaust pretty much a cat-back. Just wondering what this will do performance wise. I never did exhaust work to any of my previous cars, just mufflers. I just want to know will I get a power gain and will it even be noticable? I know it would sound better but for that money?

Option 2: Racing stripes on the Front bumper, hood, trunk, and spoiler. I have the Victory Red Camaro so I wanted it to be different than the others that will soon be out. I was thinking of getting a cream color for the stripes. I want them painted not the decal.

The price on both of these would be similar. So it is one or the other. Any help would be great. Thanks ahead of time.
Get the stripes for now. So by the time you save up enough money to buy an exhaust it will probally be a year or so. By that time there will be a bunch of different exhausts and performance parts out, right now its a bit scarce.
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:54 PM   #16
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wait so an axle-back exhaust has been proven to add a pretty good amount of horsepower?
Would a cat-back even be worth it then?
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:17 AM   #17
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What will 15 - 20 HP do for performance ? Is it worth the amount for that mod ?
As stated above, these exhaust systems will come down in price and for the money right now, not sure the added HP will make THAT much of a difference in your driving.
It'll be easier to accept a 20 HP gain when the cost isn't near or exceeding $1000.
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Found it. Here's a picture of the h-pipe.
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I was surprised to see the H pipe on the SS too. Thought that they had an X pipe.
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What will 15 - 20 HP do for performance ? Is it worth the amount for that mod ?
As stated above, these exhaust systems will come down in price and for the money right now, not sure the added HP will make THAT much of a difference in your driving.
It'll be easier to accept a 20 HP gain when the cost isn't near or exceeding $1000.
trust me...you WILL notice the difference. quite noticeable if your are in touch with your car.
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