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Old 06-30-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
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With 1,500$ on a V6

With 1,500$

What would be the smartest choice for me to drop on my 2013 v6 Camaro 1LT performance wise.

*It is a daily drive 40 miles to work and 40 miles back.
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:51 PM   #2
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:57 PM   #3
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Cold Air, headers/exhaust, tune.

CAI: $300
Headers/Exhaust: $800
Tune: $400

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Old 06-30-2013, 04:58 PM   #4
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High Flow Cats (LFX can't have headers) assuming you have a 2012+ since this was posted in the LFX section
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:58 PM   #5
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Sigh...headers are not available for an LFX.

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Old 06-30-2013, 05:02 PM   #6
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Sigh...headers are not available for an LFX.

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I was thinking the same thing
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:03 PM   #7
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You want the best performance?

CAI intake with scoop,

SOLO high flow cats.

and if you don't care about the possibility of voiding warranty, get a tune.

All of that together would be fantastic.

Also consider getting a ported throttle body, or definitely get it if you can't get a tune.
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:07 PM   #8
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You want the best performance?

CAI intake with scoop,

SOLO high flow cats.

and if you don't care about the possibility of voiding warranty, get a tune.

All of that together would be fantastic.

Also consider getting a ported throttle body, or definitely get it if you can't get a tune.
Do you know what I will be sitting at on HP?
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CAI Inc intake, ported throttle body, scoop/washer tank relocation, Solo high flow cats, and a catch can if you do not already have one.
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:42 PM   #10
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You want the best performance?

CAI intake with scoop,

SOLO high flow cats.

and if you don't care about the possibility of voiding warranty, get a tune.

All of that together would be fantastic.

Also consider getting a ported throttle body, or definitely get it if you can't get a tune.
Keith is correct... stock is about 280 on a dyno, this should get you a little over 300 RWHP. dont expect huge gains, unless you go FI. and when time and money allows get the SOLO exhaust too, you will not regret it...
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:10 PM   #11
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Do you know what I will be sitting at on HP?
If you are driving an auto, typical horsepower at the wheels should be around 250 - 260. (of course all dynos read differently so some will be lower or higher)

With those mods you should gain around 25 - 30rwhp.

Don't expect huge gains (like if you added forced induction like sycraft says) but those are still big gains on an N/A V6. It would be a very nice improvement all around from low rpms to high rpms.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:14 PM   #12
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I say...

Catch Can (Not really for performance short term but preventative for long term)
Intake
High Flo Cats
Catback

and if you've got more $$$ to squeak out

Light-weight rims
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:04 PM   #13
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Cold Air Intake w/scoop, Ported throttle body, and some form of exhaust do a search for the way they sound.
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:44 PM   #16
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:31 PM   #18
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A new front bumper with the mail slot. That will make you fast. Just kidding. V6 driver here to. For me my money goes to cosmetics. Only performance mod I have is my Mrt v1. I am ordering my CAI this week. Looks great under the hood. One things I've learned from this site is its cheaper to upgrade your car than mod it for V8 power. I bought mine because its one sweet lookin car. I never plan on racing or going to the track. More info than you wanted but that what I've learned.
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Is the car an auto or manual? There's no way you're getting gears for 1500 if you have an auto.
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throttle body, solo cats, mrt v2 exhaust, CAI, on a auto and u ran a 14.30 at 98mph down the strip. not bad for 1500 bucks. next is tune and I go from there. money well spent
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:48 AM   #21
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throttle body, solo cats, mrt v2 exhaust, CAI, on a auto and u ran a 14.30 at 98mph down the strip. not bad for 1500 bucks. next is tune and I go from there. money well spent
I am basically doing this... as well. But will most likely spend more than the $1,500 mark.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:47 AM   #22
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throttle body, solo cats, mrt v2 exhaust, CAI, on a auto and u ran a 14.30 at 98mph down the strip. not bad for 1500 bucks. next is tune and I go from there. money well spent
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I am basically doing this... as well. But will most likely spend more than the $1,500 mark.
1500 is a lot of money for those upgrades in my opinion. Those solos are way overpriced in my opinion. Has anyone tried deleting the rear cats on an LFX? Assuming you guys have 2 sets of cats (haven't looked into the exhaust setup on the LFX)
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well yea. there is still lots of little upgrades to do. but for the most part of good power gains this way is the best to go. then a good suspension set up and breaks will cost almost the same or more so its just the begining lol
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:42 PM   #24
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You can find the Solo's in the $439 price range... maybe some 4th of July sales will kick in
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80 miles/day = get the Catch Can yesterday

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