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Old 05-30-2013, 04:12 AM   #1
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Upgrading your L99

What are the best things I can do at the moment with very little money to really wake up my L99 2011 SS Camaro. I just don't feel like it's "quick" enough. Feels really laggy at times, any suggestions would be great.


ALSO, I tend to do a lot of racing, so any tips would help such as
  • Best ways to launch from a roll, and from a dig.
  • With an L99 Automatic transmission I find that if you don't do certain things just right you're at a real disadvantage, especially from a roll.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:22 AM   #2
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Really wake it up and not a lot of money don't usually go together
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:19 AM   #3
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nitrous, stall, drag radials. nothing is going to pull you further into to go fast situations you're after on a budget. speaking of which, how much can you spend (per month or ect on racing?).
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:22 AM   #4
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Nothing. The best bang for your buck would be a tune and a tranny tune as the A6 highly benefits from both. However you say you have very little money to work with so, i'd do neither as they would probably klll off your warranty.

From a dig all my best times are with all nannies off and launching around 1k RPM. From a roll on a stock A6 it really depends on speed, RPM's and other factors. You are basically relying on it to downshift to 2nd and when it doesn't. It won't pull as hard and will seem slow and laggy. You could always force it to by paddle shifting.

If you still want to play anyhow then intake, headers and tunes would benefit you alot.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:59 AM   #5
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A CAI Inc intake, scoop, and washer tank relocation would be a good place to start as far as unleashing more power goes.

Whoosh!

Like daveagogo1 mentioned, the A6 benefits greatly from tuning. And there are some key points in the suspension that need attention and make a big difference when launching the car.
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very little money is hard man. more seat time and save up for the basic bolt ons and a tune afterwards so you arent paying for multiple tunes for just bolt on stuff.

alignment, tire psi, and seat time are about as inexpensive as it can get since 2 of those are free.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:32 PM   #7
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So maybe the ADM CAI, scoop, and ww relocation would be a good place to start?
I want to hear from others how they started and the difference they could tell in their car when they added stuff to it.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:39 PM   #8
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The best way to take advantage of it all is get your cold ai intake of your choice, some long tube headers and tune it. I started with a vararam, Flowmaster 3" catback w/ center mount exhaust and kooks 1 7/8 headers and tuned it a few days later. This was within weeks of delivery in 2010 and its all good.
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My advise is if your not ready to pay, don't play bud.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:44 PM   #10
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CAI yes, tuning is the biggest thing you can do to the l99 to help it out

one of our stg 1 or 2 kits will really wake it up with the tuning also
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:16 PM   #12
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It's just.. since I got my car I was pleased with how fast it was but the longer I've had it, and as my daily driver (1 1/2 years) I really need it to be faster. I would love to have one of the fastest cars around here.
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So maybe the ADM CAI, scoop, and ww relocation would be a good place to start?
I want to hear from others how they started and the difference they could tell in their car when they added stuff to it.
Nice place to start! Then add a tune! The transmission tune alone will make your car feel like a muscle car should come factory! Next mod would be headers and some hi flow cats!
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Here was my start. CAI Inc. added under hood sound when you stomped on it and a little improvement in the factory lag as a bonus it increased HP +13 Added Vmax ported TB. This helped quite a bit with factory lag. Added maybe 2HP but who gives a rip. the lag is what needed to go. Added 3" Magnaflow Comp catback. Added zero HP but, improved overall sound and. Got it for dirt cheap used. These three items cut .1 ~.2 off my 1/4 times. Whoopee

Added cheap used Stainless Works 2" LT's cat delete with tune and tranny tune. Added +35RWHP and you can hear and feel that gain. It's a night and day difference over stock with those mods.

Next up is the Cam & stall.
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It's just.. since I got my car I was pleased with how fast it was but the longer I've had it, and as my daily driver (1 1/2 years) I really need it to be faster. I would love to have one of the fastest cars around here.
You can have that with a gigantic stack of cash.
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I don't know any places around here good for tuning and stuff, any suggestions? Those handheld tuners or whatever?
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I don't know any places around here good for tuning and stuff, any suggestions? Those handheld tuners or whatever?
What area are you in? Might help people point you in the right direction.
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It's just.. since I got my car I was pleased with how fast it was but the longer I've had it, and as my daily driver (1 1/2 years) I really need it to be faster. I would love to have one of the fastest cars around here.
better start digging into that pocket for some cash in order to be one of the fastest
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It's just.. since I got my car I was pleased with how fast it was but the longer I've had it, and as my daily driver (1 1/2 years) I really need it to be faster. I would love to have one of the fastest cars around here.
unless there is nothing but stock honduhs around where you live its a longshot from you being one of the fastest at any place without willing to put atleast over 8gs in your car. just my .02
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:14 AM   #23
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What area are you in? Might help people point you in the right direction.
Greenville, South Carolina

Lets say $2,000 is my budget. Go.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:31 AM   #24
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With 2k about all you're gonna get is a nice CAI, possible catback exhaust and a tune.


I have a L99 as well and the best $500 I spent was on that tune. It made a HUGE difference in how it drove afterwards.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:34 AM   #25
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With 2k about all you're gonna get is a nice CAI, possible catback exhaust and a tune.


I have a L99 as well and the best $500 I spent was on that tune. It made a HUGE difference in how it drove afterwards.
What kind of tune did you get?
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