Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Vitesse Motorsports
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-28-2015, 12:27 PM   #1
mikystyle
Check your Pants
 
mikystyle's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 ZL1 "Beast"
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Granite State
Posts: 31
How much time to Change Mid Pipes??

I Haven't got underneath my ZL1 yet so I'm wondering from anyone that has done it or paid a shop to do it, how much time/of a PITA is it to change the mids in the ZL1? I'm thinking of running JBA catless mids and then swapping back the stock catted mids for inspection time.
__________________

'13 ZL1
Root-fab
JBA Catless Mids
mikystyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2015, 12:38 PM   #2
Stephen12ZL1


 
Stephen12ZL1's Avatar
 
Drives: '15 Z/28
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Mechanicsville VA
Posts: 3,278
not a bad job & you can do it laying on your back with the car on ramps. Use a super long extension on top with a 15mm deep well socket to remove the two retaining nuts on each manifold. Disconnect the 02 sensors wires. Remove the factory band clamps on both sides and the factory mid pipes will slide right out. There are no welds to cut or drill.
__________________
'15 Z/28 #325 black a/c & stereo. 2:11 VIR Full 1:45.531 Summit Point Shenandoah Circuit
Advanced Induction cylinder heads & B-3 cam by Race Proven Motorsports.
'12 ZL1 10.52@131 1.55 60' 2:13 VIR Full (sold)
Stephen12ZL1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2015, 12:47 PM   #3
mikystyle
Check your Pants
 
mikystyle's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 ZL1 "Beast"
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Granite State
Posts: 31
I knew there was no cutting involved just wasn't sure how bad the bolts that connect to the manifolds were to get to, I know those can be a real struggle sometimes depending on how the car is designed. I'm sure I'll need gaskets every time too which isn't a big deal.
__________________

'13 ZL1
Root-fab
JBA Catless Mids
mikystyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2015, 12:21 PM   #4
96ss1664
 
96ss1664's Avatar
 
Drives: 1996 Z28/SS, 2013 ZL1
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Paducah, Ky
Posts: 107
Pretty easy change, if you decide that's the route you want to go I have a set for sale.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=410028
__________________
13 Camaro ZL1 IOM #3976
96 SS Camaro #1664, 04 2500 Dirtymax

ZL1 Current Mods: KOOKS 2" w/orp, BTR Stage 3 Cam, LPE 2.55, LPE 9.1, ATI Damper, LPE Isolator Coupling, LPE CAI, Ported Snout, ID-850, 160 T, Elite Eng CC Gen2, Shortuning...
96ss1664 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2015, 01:58 PM   #5
mikystyle
Check your Pants
 
mikystyle's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 ZL1 "Beast"
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Granite State
Posts: 31
Already pulled the trigger on a set from Phastek and I can't wait to get them in.
__________________

'13 ZL1
Root-fab
JBA Catless Mids
mikystyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2015, 08:16 PM   #6
Ron_Robinson1

 
Ron_Robinson1's Avatar
 
Drives: A Static line to a pack tray & ZL1
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Centeral NY
Posts: 1,654
Send a message via AIM to Ron_Robinson1
Order the 02 extenders also. I put them on my Z and it never popped a code.
__________________
ZL1 M6: BTR Cam,1 7/8, ID 850, ATI, Roto Fab, AFCO.
Ron_Robinson1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2015, 09:17 PM   #7
mikystyle
Check your Pants
 
mikystyle's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 ZL1 "Beast"
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Granite State
Posts: 31
Yup, got a set of the Big Daddy's Angled extenders.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron_Robinson1 View Post
Order the 02 extenders also. I put them on my Z and it never popped a code.
__________________

'13 ZL1
Root-fab
JBA Catless Mids
mikystyle is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.