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Old 06-13-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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2013 Camaro 1LT RS Upgrades?

I am a proud owner of my new 2013 RS and am starting to buy a few upgrades. My problem is... I have fallen out of being a car guy for the last 14 years.



Now that I have a nice car again, I have started to look at brands I trusted in the past. But I would like feedback as this forum seems to be filled with helpful users and legit Camaro owners.

So here are a few items I am looking at and items I would love some direction on for more information.

Intake: K&N 69-4523TP Performance Intake Kit - Purchased this as I like the look and the cost was 1/2 of CAI's (I understand CAI is the better product, but I did not like the closed off box look. (personal preference I know...)

Exhaust: FlowMaster... MRT 2.0 I just don't know. I do know I want to do CAT back and get a nice deep sound.

Headers?: Can you put Headers on this thing? I took a peak at under the hood and under the car and it looks to just be one big ass hole coming out of the side. Thoughts?

SuperCharger: This would be a down the road upgrade, but would be nice to see any options if you can provide links. I have seen a few in the $6,000 range, but good lord are they really that pricey these days?

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Old 06-13-2013, 05:09 PM   #2
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Intake Scoop worth the cost? And how hard are they to install?

http://www.apex-speed.com/apex-motor...op-051411.html

Catch Cans? I have no idea where this would even install at? I am so lost, but it seems like a must with the Camaro. http://www.revxtreme.com/performance...le-check-valve

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Old 06-13-2013, 05:52 PM   #3
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I am a proud owner of my new 2013 RS and am starting to buy a few upgrades. My problem is... I have fallen out of being a car guy for the last 14 years.
Sledgehammer70,

That is an awesome looking vehicle! Congratulations on your new 2013 Camaro RS. I'm sure you will enjoy every moment with it.

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Old 06-13-2013, 06:23 PM   #4
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That is an awesome looking vehicle! Congratulations on your new 2013 Camaro RS. I'm sure you will enjoy every moment with it.

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Old 06-13-2013, 06:28 PM   #5
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Nice car. Any name brand you choose is good. There are a lot of vendors on this site but I personally prefer to get my mods fom Jegs or Summit. No worries or hassles.
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Nice car and welcome to the forum.
Just a little update in terminology since you say you have't been a car guy for 14 years.
You may remember that the LT1 is an engine designation for a 350 V8, what you have is a 1LT model designation for the first level LT trim level.
Just don't want someone to make light of you calling it a LT1.
Let the modding begin!
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Nice car and welcome to the forum.
Just a little update in terminology since you say you have't been a car guy for 14 years.
You may remember that the LT1 is an engine designation for a 350 V8, what you have is a 1LT model designation for the first level LT trim level.
Just don't want someone to make light of you calling it a LT1.
Let the modding begin!
Damn that having the terminology backwards. FIXED
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:15 PM   #9
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Nice car and congratulations! I am partial to white. Just got a 2LS last month.

My order of upgrades for your and my car would be:
  • Elite Oil Catch Can: $155 JDP Motorsports
  • Roto-FAB cold air intake with white airbox sides: Around $300, or CAI around $400
  • Flowmaster American Thunder axle back exhaust

All these can be installed without much skill and I think are vital vs. stock. You already have all the right cosmetic stuff with your trim package. Maybe the gauge cluster if you do not have it.

I will eventually start a thread about my mods.
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Damn that having the terminology backwards. FIXED
My two favorite mods on mine are the ACS TL1 hood insert and my MRT V2 axel back exhaust.
I also have an RX Catch can and Ported Throttle body.
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wish i would of found out about this sooner. very easy to do and it protects your doors very well as the paint on these cars are a bit notorious. you may not open your door into something but your passengers sure will!!!!
http://www.amazon.com/3M-84901-Scotc.../dp/B0017MGPLS

then the exhaust, catch can and a intake
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any thoughts? Intake Scoop worth the cost? And how hard are they to install?

http://www.apex-speed.com/apex-motor...op-051411.html
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My two favorite mods on mine are the ACS TL1 hood insert and my MRT V2 axel back exhaust.
I also have an RX Catch can and Ported Throttle body.
Can you give me insight on the ported throttle body, cost, tune needed, benefit? Thanks.

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any thoughts? Intake Scoop worth the cost? And how hard are they to install?

http://www.apex-speed.com/apex-motor...op-051411.html
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Can you give me insight on the ported throttle body, cost, tune needed, benefit? Thanks.

No tune needed. Not sure with stock air box attached but with my Injen CAI is was about a 20 minute install and that was inspecting the difference between the two. the benefit I noticed was better throttle response around the 2000 to 3000 RPM and up. Cost I believe is up to $350 and once you have installed and sent back the core (the TB) you will get the $200 core deposit back for an end total of $150.

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