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Old 04-16-2013, 12:33 AM   #1
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Question Next mod ideas

Whats a good next step to upgrade? I will be getting tints in my car soon, but afterwards I'm not too sure. I was looking at either a catch can or ghosted sidemarkers. Not sure which is better to do, and yes, i know one is purely aesthetic and the other is better for the engine. Any other recommendations?

Keep in mind my budget would be about $500, and even then it's pushing it
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:33 AM   #2
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:47 AM   #3
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:05 AM   #4
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:23 AM   #5
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:40 AM   #6
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Sit down with a pencil and paper and decide where you want to go with your car, and then make a list of what mods you need to get there. Buying mods at random is like a woman in a shoe store.
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:17 AM   #7
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Sit down with a pencil and paper and decide where you want to go with your car, and then make a list of what mods you need to get there. Buying mods at random is like a woman in a shoe store.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:47 AM   #8
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:09 AM   #9
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My first mod is catch can too... Inside beauty is better than outside
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:34 AM   #10
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Learned something new today... thanks for posting. I found this Catch Can online... as a LT1 V6 camaro driver is the Engine Type I want: LLT V6?

I am not sure what the LFX V6 refers to? [and yes I know that am still a noobie for probably asking this question ]

http://www.apex-speed.com/elite-engi...cc-300-v6.html

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Old 04-16-2013, 09:55 AM   #11
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Learned something new today... thanks for posting. I found this Catch Can online... as a LT1 V6 camaro driver is the Engine Type I want: LLT V6?

I am not sure what the LFX V6 refers to? [and yes I know that am still a noobie for probably asking this question ]

http://www.apex-speed.com/elite-engi...cc-300-v6.html

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2010/2011 are LLT based V6 Engines.
2012/2013 are LFX based V6 Engines.

Both the Elite Engineering and RX Catch cans are great choices to choose from for either. Me personally, I love my RX Catch Can, couldn't be any happier with the results.

In the end, it's personal choice, both work great.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:58 AM   #12
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2010/2011 are LLT based V6 Engines.
2012/2013 are LFX based V6 Engines.

Both the Elite Engineering and RX Catch cans are great choices to choose from for either. Me personally, I love my RX Catch Can, couldn't be any happier with the results.

In the end, it's personal choice, both work great.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:04 AM   #13
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Sit down with a pencil and paper and decide where you want to go with your car, and then make a list of what mods you need to get there. Buying mods at random is like a woman in a shoe store.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:06 AM   #14
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2010/2011 are LLT based V6 Engines.
2012/2013 are LFX based V6 Engines.

Both the Elite Engineering and RX Catch cans are great choices to choose from for either. Me personally, I love my RX Catch Can, couldn't be any happier with the results.

In the end, it's personal choice, both work great.
Great info, I was going to ask the same thing. Catch can seems like the way to go. Thanks everyone
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:21 PM   #15
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Sit down with a pencil and paper and decide where you want to go with your car, and then make a list of what mods you need to get there. Buying mods at random is like a woman in a shoe store.
This. I did the same thing and then chose ones that I wanted more at the time and went for them
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:30 PM   #16
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Sit down with a pencil and paper and decide where you want to go with your car, and then make a list of what mods you need to get there. Buying mods at random is like a woman in a shoe store.
This is what i've been doing. Always put on paper, so you wont order something that conflicts other part you want.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:36 PM   #17
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I would highly suggest a catch can as well. Please feel free to call, PM or email me anytime with questions.

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Old 04-16-2013, 01:15 PM   #19
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is it ever too late to install a catch can? I've got 45,000 on my vert & was thinking about doing it soon. And if I have one put on, is there any way to clean the intake manifold so I'm starting out "clean"?
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is it ever too late to install a catch can? I've got 45,000 on my vert & was thinking about doing it soon. And if I have one put on, is there any way to clean the intake manifold so I'm starting out "clean"?
What I've read is that you have to use a cleaner like Seafoam
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:01 PM   #21
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This is what i've been doing. Always put on paper, so you wont order something that conflicts other part you want.
Yea thing is, besides the catch can and sidemarkers my list is empty. I don't think either of those interfere with anything would they? I guess what i was looking for is something like - you should look into X, it provides Y benefits...
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:32 PM   #22
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Since your car is fairly new, you may want to look into a clear bra to protect the paint from rocks. That's one of the next items on my list to do, before I place to many miles on my car. Really depends on how long you plan on keeping it.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:53 PM   #24
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is it ever too late to install a catch can? I've got 45,000 on my vert & was thinking about doing it soon. And if I have one put on, is there any way to clean the intake manifold so I'm starting out "clean"?
It's never "too late" - better late than never. You'll be shocked and amazed at how much oil there is inside your intake manifold, though. I did mine at 7k miles, and man, it was a mess inside. Modern engines tend to have a lot more oil consumption because of the PCV systems.

I would highly recommend you take the time to pull the intake manifold off as well, and give her a good cleaning. Don't worry - the intake manifold is easy to remove.

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Old 04-16-2013, 04:59 PM   #25
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Sit down with a pencil and paper and decide where you want to go with your car, and then make a list of what mods you need to get there. Buying mods at random is like a woman in a shoe store.
I used the same approach, and found that the best thing for me to do was to strengthen the driveline FIRST - correcting all the rear suspension issues at the same time. I wanted to build a strong foundation first so that the car will handle whatever power I throw at her, and keep me from having to come home on the hook. (at least as much as possible)

If you know you are addicted to power - then I would strongly suggest spending the time and money to beef up the driveline first. Nothing takes the joy outta hotrodding like breaking parts.

Oh, and kiss your warranty good-bye - and never look back. If you wanna mod - don't worry about the warranty.

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