Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Dynomax
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Engine | Drivetrain | Powertrain Technical Discussions > Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons

Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Bolt-Ons | Intakes | Exhaust

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-07-2013, 08:39 PM   #1
MarylandSpeed



 
MarylandSpeed's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 ZL1 & 2010 2SS/RS
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,549
What Bolt On Performance Mod led to the Biggest Smile?

There are a lot of posts here about all the different bolts on modifications you can buy. Some make no gains like a catch can, or maybe an axleback. Others make large gains like say long tube headers or tune (if you want to consider that a bolt on).

The point of this thread is which "Bolt on" mod have you done so far that led to the biggest smile?

For me, I would say Kooks headers were the most pleasing performance wise since it meant 10% plus more power. Then it would be followed by my exhaust cutouts just because it is fun to pull up to someone, and make the car sound like an old Camaro with dumps
__________________
www.marylandspeed.com * 443-730-9428 * Great Prices and Experienced Service!

MarylandSpeed is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 08:46 PM   #2
dekan513
chevy pride
 
dekan513's Avatar
 
Drives: 2ss/rs
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: pikeville ky
Posts: 2,129
i would say my obx headers.( headers period ) cause they give u a good gain and give the car tht sound. which is fun in any persons mind that likes muscle cars.
__________________

check out ky speeds fb page https://www.facebook.com/kyspeed
dekan513 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 08:49 PM   #3
Dynamite
 
Dynamite's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Camaro 2SS/RS XD
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 484
My stainless power headers.
Dynamite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 09:16 PM   #4
LS3 SS

 
LS3 SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Cyber Grey Camaro SS (LS3)
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Clarksville TN
Posts: 2,194
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dynamite View Post
My stainless power headers.
There was nothing like the difference between a bolt on, non tune car, and a bolt on tuned car.
__________________
PCM 545 Cam, PRC ported/milled 255 heads, Melling 10296, Brian Tooley Racing Valvetrain, Powerbond 25% UDP, C5R Timing Chain 498rwhp/ 446 ft/lbs tq Tuned by Alvin of PCM of NC
LS3 SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 09:38 PM   #5
StreetSS
 
StreetSS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro SS
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Stafford, Virginia
Posts: 158
Just got cut outs. Sounds great with cam and headers. Big smile on my face when I set off someone's car alarm. I like the way JRE installed them as well - in the back of the car.
StreetSS is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 09:45 PM   #6
Ocx
 
Ocx's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Camaro 2SS/RS
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Lake St. Louis, MO
Posts: 168
Range AFM Disable Device.

Version 003
Ocx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 09:45 PM   #7
11TexaSS
 
11TexaSS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011RedJewel
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: San Antonio,TX
Posts: 615
Easily the headers!
11TexaSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 09:46 PM   #8
SSMickey
SECC
 
SSMickey's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 IBM 2SS
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Columbia S.C.
Posts: 1,391
I would have to say my cutouts, followed real close by the 3.91 gears. I got the headers done at the same time as my cam, so I couldn't call that one.
__________________
Vengeance Stage II Cam, Halltech CAI, RX Catch Can, Full ARH Exhaust, QTP Cutouts, Powerbond 25% Underdrive, MGW Shifter, MTI Drop Springs, Forgeline RB3C Wheels, 3.91 gears, Night Owl LED Control System
SSMickey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 09:50 PM   #9
Ocx
 
Ocx's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Camaro 2SS/RS
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Lake St. Louis, MO
Posts: 168
For all you header guys...If you paid $2k for a proper setup then you better be smiling ear to ear.
Ocx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 09:54 PM   #10
BlaqWhole

 
BlaqWhole's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS LS3
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,478
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ocx View Post
For all you header guys...If you paid $2k for a proper setup then you better be smiling ear to ear.
Uh oh...
__________________
Nadia (2010 Camaro 2SS/RS LS3) - Vararam CAI - SLP Underdrive Pulley - V-Max TB and Power Wedge - OBX 1-7/8 LTs with HF Cats - OBX 3" Cat-Back - Custom Predator Tune - BER Ported Intake Manifold!!

Esmeralda (03 GT) - UDP, CAI, PP intake manifold/upper plenum/75mm TB, 4.10s, fully rebuilt/upgraded trans w/ Transpak, 2400 stall converter, full O/R exhaust, 04 Cobra tank/dual 255 LPH pumps, Sniper Tune!!

Saving the world...1 hp at a time!!
BlaqWhole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 10:12 PM   #11
Qui3tStorm
 
Qui3tStorm's Avatar
 
Drives: 11 Camaro 2SS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NY
Posts: 182
My maggie ! :-)
Qui3tStorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 10:15 PM   #12
kmm1412
The Bolt-On Beast
 
kmm1412's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 2SS/RS IBM w/CGM Stripes
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Jamison, PA
Posts: 711
No question...Kooks stepped headers and a tune...
__________________
2011 2SS/RS 6M Imperial Blue Metallic|Cyber Gray Metallic Stripes|Gray Interior|Factory (KAE) Hurst Short Throw Shifter|Sunroof
MODS - 1LE Track Pack Suspension Upgrade|Kooks Custom Stepped Headers & HFCs|Cold Air Inductions Black CAI|ADM Performance Scoop|Vmax IBM CNC Ported Throttle Body|Rx Extreme IBM Catch Can & Breather|Borla S-Type Catback Exhaust w/Solo J-pipes|IBM Heritage Grill|AAC IBM & Tinted LED Sidemarkers|V-LEDS DRL's w/Fieldgoal00's Halo/DRL 2 Harness|463RWHP/459RWTQ Tune by Dale Cherry

kmm1412 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 10:17 PM   #13
Bsanf21
New to camaros
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Pooler, GA
Posts: 205
Love my slp longtube headers and slp axle back exhaust. Loud and sweet!!!
Bsanf21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 07:44 AM   #14
Camarojt

 
Camarojt's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011camaro SS
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Allen, Tx
Posts: 1,610
Circle D converter after It was tuned properly and MT drag radials! Then it would launch like a BEAST!!
Camarojt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 10:41 AM   #15
xtreme3881
 
Drives: 2013 Camaro SS / 10 Escalade
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 91
Adams AFM disable device! +1 billion!
xtreme3881 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 10:43 AM   #16
willhe64

 
willhe64's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 45th Vert, 2011 4x4, 9sec Vega
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,841
Magnason TVS2300. It's a bolt on.
__________________
I feel it only fair to warn you, I have a black belt in CAPS LOCK.
willhe64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 10:50 AM   #17
Inferno LSX
Supercharged LSX
 
Inferno LSX's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 2SS/RS Black/Carbon Fiber
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: City of Angels
Posts: 6,362
Whipple, then Pfadt coil overs.
__________________
Inferno LSX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 10:54 AM   #18
steveo9043

 
steveo9043's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 45th AE 2SS Coupe
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Chicago IL
Posts: 1,134
Headers!!!!!!!!!!!!! $575 for some used dynatech LT's with free installation (myself) best bang for the buck, perma grinning mod!
__________________
2012 45th L99 SS-Cold air inductions CAI-Dynatech LT's-Solo mach XL catback
333hp/341tq (before LT's)
steveo9043 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 11:13 AM   #19
DarkCry956
 
DarkCry956's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Texas RGV
Posts: 538
CutOuts! I got them after my cam install so I don't know how they would sound on a stock car
DarkCry956 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 11:32 AM   #20
2SS45th


 
2SS45th's Avatar
 
Drives: 11 Seconds or Faster
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Arvada, Colorado
Posts: 2,801
The LSX416 is a pretty cool mod
__________________
I Ain't About That Stock Life.

2SS45th is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 02:30 PM   #21
VR Baron
SoCal Camaro5 Race Team
 
VR Baron's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 VR 2SS RS M6
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: SO CAL
Posts: 12,367
Sways and springs for the handling department
Engine, shorties, hiflows and tune bigest gains in power and sound is great!
__________________
#1 car 2010 Black 2LTRS 1/28/10-10/15/11, 17900 miles
#2 car 2012 Red 2SSRS 10/15/11-
Mods: Outlaw Axelback & J Pipes /Magnaflow resonated X Pipe/Heritage&Stillen Grill/Halltech CAI/Apex Scoop,Washer Bottle/OEM Strut Tower Brace/VMax T/B/ G.M. Blade Spoiler/SLP Splitter/TSW Nurburgring wheels & Nitto Invos/JBA Shorty Headers,HiFlow cats & tune/Remote Clutch resovoir/ Pedders Supercar coilovers and Pedders 27mm/32mm ZL1 Spec sway bars / Whiteline craddle Inserts & Upper rear arm bushes/ 416/414 RW HP/TQ
VR Baron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 02:52 PM   #22
Outlaw77

 
Outlaw77's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS I.O.M. Camaro 6MT
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Calgary AB, Canada
Posts: 815
my kooks headers, hi flow cats and magnaflow cat back with a dyno tune made me fall in love with driving my camaro all over again. Now I got the mod bug real bad after a 3 year hiatus!!
__________________
2010 2SS/RS IOM 6SM LS3

Kooks headers / Hi Flow Cats / Magnaflow CB / K&N CAI / Dyno Tune
Outlaw77 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 04:40 PM   #23
vegassam66
 
vegassam66's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro 2SS / RS
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 83
No doubt TVS 2300 supercharger
vegassam66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 04:42 PM   #24
Denis


 
Denis's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 SS
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Lexington Park, MD
Posts: 5,239
My TSP headers....easily.
__________________
Denis is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 04:55 PM   #25
caverman


 
caverman's Avatar
 
Drives: '69 SS Convertible
Join Date: May 2009
Location: DFW, TX
Posts: 6,986
Headers/Tune and then gears are a close 2nd.
__________________
-2010 Camaro 2SS | M6 | VR w/White Stripes | 1 3/4" KOOKS - 3" Magnaflow | LPE 3.91 gears | ADM tuned | Halltech w/ADM Scoop | Spohn/BMR Trailing Arm/Toe Rod | BC Coilovers| Pedders FE4 ZL1 swaybars | Cradle/Diff/Radius Rod bushings | VMax TB | Morimoto Projectors | MGW shifter | Red Calipers
Build Journal
caverman 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 12:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.