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Old 08-05-2013, 05:43 PM   #1
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Louder than MRT v2?

Hi guys!

I purchased my 2012 45th 2LT about two weeks ago. The dealer said it had a sportier exhaust on it and it sounds pretty good. After talking to Tyler at MRT, he was able to verify that it was their MRT v2 Axle back exhaust.

I like how the exhaust rips when its in the high rpm ranges, I just wish it would be more throaty at the lower ranges as well.

After reading around on the forums here, I saw that a resonator delete could be a good option. But, what other options would I have? Change out to an MRT v1?

I'm open to any suggestions!

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Old 08-05-2013, 05:51 PM   #2
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A resonator delete will make it louder, but from my understanding you will have more rasp/popping. A lot of guys go with the Magnaflow resonated x-pipe, when removing the resonator's and stock h-pipe with the MRT 2.0. This smooths out the tone of the exhaust, but may quiet it down some. Do some google searches for videos. But from my limited understanding MRT is the loudest exhaust for the LFX. Other than straight pipes, which sounds terrible. A cold air intake really changes the sound of everything and adds some hp, I would definitely loose the stock air box, if you still have it. Maybe look into Solo high flow cat's? They are expensive, and not a huge bump in performance, but make the exhaust tone a little lower.
Congrats on you purchase by the way, and welcome to the endless money draining world of Camaro5 modifications.
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:00 PM   #3
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Thanks for your input Buschman. Currently, yes, I still have the stock airbox setup. I am looking at cold air intakes but I'm not quite sure which one I will see the most HP/TQ increase from. I also see them range from 290-399 depending on make/model. I hear a lot of praise for the rotofab / CAI brand of intakes.

I think I might purchase an intake and see how it sounds before altering the exhaust any further.
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:14 PM   #4
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I went with the K&N typhoon, based on previous use with K&N and a sale for $199. I hear that the CAI is the best for the LFX. They cost a little more but look great and give the largest proven increases.
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:21 PM   #5
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I heard a LLT this week at the Fest. He was running CAI,BBK long tubes, X-pipe from a SS and MRT V2. Sounded the best I've heard to date. Not sure his name on here ,but he won the V6 class. Sorry didn't look before typing, I see you have 2012.
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Thanks for the input guys!

Haha, I guess I should start saving for a CAI. Any hints on the cheapest place to find them or any place running discounts this week?

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Old 08-05-2013, 06:59 PM   #7
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To tell you the truth even will all mufflers and resonators off you will not get the deep sound you want.

I just installed the Magnaflow Cat-back system on my 2013 and with everything off minus the cats the car sounds super super tame. No deep sound no impressive rumble. :( It honestly made me a little sad. Thank you casted manifold! /boo
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:00 PM   #8
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Thanks for the input guys!

Haha, I guess I should start saving for a CAI. Any hints on the cheapest place to find them or any place running discounts this week?

Thanks again,
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To chime in on that note... the K&N CAI I put on gets loud at WOT. Honestly at lower speeds it is louder than the exhaust.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:28 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the help guys! I just ordered a CAI intake from RDPstore because they have a special promotion (Thanks Steve!). I can't wait to get it and install it!

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I heard a LLT this week at the Fest. He was running CAI,BBK long tubes, X-pipe from a SS and MRT V2. Sounded the best I've heard to date. Not sure his name on here ,but he won the V6 class. Sorry didn't look before typing, I see you have 2012.
You are talking about KJKJR27. His setup sounds awesome and is exactly what I'm looking at doing in the future.
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Thanks for all the help guys! I just ordered a CAI intake from RDPstore because they have a special promotion (Thanks Steve!). I can't wait to get it and install it!

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What's the special? I am looking for that CAI also!


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Shoot dynosteve a PM and he will send you a code to use on his site for a discount!
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To tell you the truth even will all mufflers and resonators off you will not get the deep sound you want.

I just installed the Magnaflow Cat-back system on my 2013 and with everything off minus the cats the car sounds super super tame. No deep sound no impressive rumble. :( It honestly made me a little sad. Thank you casted manifold! /boo
You seriously don't like your magnaflow system? That system is bar far the best one I've heard on this forum. That center muffler reduces the rasp significantly compared to just axle backs.

Everyone on this forum seems to be obsessed with having a loud exhaust instead of a nice sounding system.

By the way the only way to get a deep note is by using mufflers.
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I have the MRT V1 and i think its great sounds good at idle and makes a great noise i get compliments all the time. There a bit high priced but i have always thought the ARK N-11 cat back exhaust had the best deep sound and great note up top, the bigger exhaust tubes it uses prolly helps with the deep tone 2 3/4 inch exhaust. If i had the extra money i would have bought the ARK system. BTW enjoy that CAI i bought that intake and love it.
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I have the Ported TB, CAI, and MRT V1.....I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the sound...I'm adding high flo cats at the first of the year.
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You seriously don't like your magnaflow system? That system is bar far the best one I've heard on this forum. That center muffler reduces the rasp significantly compared to just axle backs.

Everyone on this forum seems to be obsessed with having a loud exhaust instead of a nice sounding system.

By the way the only way to get a deep note is by using mufflers.
No No no no... I love my exhaust now. I was pointing out that the Camaro V6 with nothing on it sounds tame. Take the stock exhaust off and just have the cats coming off the engine and it is sad.

I love the magnaflow setup it offers a great sound when driving and purrs when idle.
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I had the mrt v2 for almost a year.. I decided I wanted to go louder so i took it off and went straight 3 inch pipes and paid the mechanic 150 to do it. Its defnatley louder and meaner but not as CLEAN as the mrt v2 but thats what i wanted.. If you want to spend more money you can get borla Attak or pypes axle back.. Defnatley get a cold air intake 1st.!
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No No no no... I love my exhaust now. I was pointing out that the Camaro V6 with nothing on it sounds tame. Take the stock exhaust off and just have the cats coming off the engine and it is sad.

I love the magnaflow setup it offers a great sound when driving and purrs when idle.
Oh sorry mate, misunderstood what you said. Your's sounds pretty close to mine.



To get the nicest sound from these V6's is to have a 2.5" system with 3 box style mufflers (center and rears) and an x pipe before the center muffler or an x pipe, 2 resonators and rear box mufflers.

2.5" would be as big as you want to go without sacrificing low end torque and drone won't be that bad compared to a stock system with those axle backs.

Those axle backs may be the cheapest option but I honestly think they sound terrible and are pretty close to having straight pipes.

A custom system would be the go because you can mix and match to your liking.
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