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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

$1500
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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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Old 06-30-2013, 05:17 PM   #9
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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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