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Old 09-14-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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Just learned something...

So... I learned that my v6 2013 1LT camaro has smaller fuel injectors than a 2012 and 2011, they say it has to do with better fuel economy. I don't care about fuel economy! If I make them bigger will it make my v6 go faster? Also can I add bigger camshafts to it? Will it make it sound better to? Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:28 PM   #2
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in b4 shoulda got a v8.

And I do believe you can get a camshaft for your v6, there are also turbochargers and superchargers available for you!
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:57 AM   #3
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Shoulda got the V8.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:31 AM   #4
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You can change all the stuff you mentioned, but it ain't cheap ... It would probably be cheaper in the long run to go with a 1SS ...
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:36 AM   #5
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It's not the SIZE of your injectors...its how you use them !
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:46 AM   #6
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Honestly just be content with the v6, I know I am. I think the majority of us who have v6's have them because the v8 was a little more than we wanted to pay. So if that's the case. Just trade up in a few years
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So... I learned that my v6 2013 1LT camaro has smaller fuel injectors than a 2012 and 2011, they say it has to do with better fuel economy. I don't care about fuel economy! If I make them bigger will it make my v6 go faster? Also can I add bigger camshafts to it? Will it make it sound better to? Thanks in advance!

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Bigger injectors does not give you more power. Supporting mods that require more fuel will give you more power.
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:21 PM   #9
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in b4 shoulda got a v8.

And I do believe you can get a camshaft for your v6, there are also turbochargers and superchargers available for you!

not a camshaft, you'd need to buy 4

as others have said, just get the SS.
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:49 PM   #10
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Trade up to an SS or put a turbo on it!
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:52 PM   #11
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not a camshaft, you'd need to buy 4

as others have said, just get the SS.
When i had my 12' 1LT there was a guy who was just about to start making cam shafts for the LFX motor but it would of been really expensive.
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:57 PM   #12
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If all you care about is speed and thought about mods, why didn't you go with the SS to begin with?
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:07 PM   #13
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I kind of want people to say "Oh, its only a v6?!?!" and then on the track I show them whats up, I was kind of shooting for building a ridiculously fast 6 that would blow people away even more than it already does.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:10 PM   #14
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I'm content w\ my 2013 V-6. The SS would've resulted in more tickets...
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:42 PM   #15
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I kind of want people to say "Oh, its only a v6?!?!" and then on the track I show them whats up, I was kind of shooting for building a ridiculously fast 6 that would blow people away even more than it already does.
Now I know there's some hardcore V6'ers here, but you're going to end up spending a TON of cash to keep up with a lot of the competition. You'll do good against stock SS's, and slightly modded ones with FI, but it'll take a pile to go further than that.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:37 PM   #16
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Now I know there's some hardcore V6'ers here, but you're going to end up spending a TON of cash to keep up with a lot of the competition. You'll do good against stock SS's, and slightly modded ones with FI, but it'll take a pile to go further than that.
And I completely understand that, but I am planning on having this car for the rest of my life, if I want a v8 i'll buy a v8 while still keeping this v6. I want to make this a ridiculously fast v6, i'm good with spending the pile, I'm thinking of twin turbos, supercharger, and 150-200 shot of nitrous. My only dillema is the engine blowing up because of all the pressure, but I am not sure that can make it blow up. I've heard that my LFX can't hold over 5 PSI or the engine will blow, I am not sure if this is true. My uncle who owns a hot rod shop said that. My goal is over or at 200 MPH. I know this will also need aerodynamic mods also. Anyways, yeah... Thats the plan.
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So use google, YouTube, idk maybe the rest of the Internet. You can't be spoon fed everything
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:42 PM   #18
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So use google, YouTube, idk maybe the rest of the Internet. You can't be spoon fed everything
Geez, chill out. After all, everybody has to start somewhere and this is a car forum... For learning about your car...
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:51 PM   #19
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I'm content w\ my 2013 V-6. The SS would've resulted in more tickets...
Agreed!! I get enough tickets in my V6.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:32 PM   #20
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Think about this logically and add everything up.

turbos, intercooler, cam, piping, injectors, wiring, electronics to run it all...

new rear end to handle all the power. Think of that?

now double all of that for labor to install it.

then add in parts that break during install and add in more labor...something manages to always go wrong.

You could have two v6's for that price.

A long, long time ago when I owned a V6, I wanted to do the same thing. It hit me...it's going to cost so much damn money to do this, I'd just be better off with a V8. So then I thought....I'll just replace the V6 for the V8 and be done with it there... Duh... that's not going to work either. All the electronics need to be changed out. BIG money...not to mention the new motor and rear end.

If what you want is a V6 that blows the doors off of V8's, it's not going to happen. There's even a sponsor build here where they supercharged a V6 and it's putting out nearly the same amount of power as a V8.

You'd be better off buying a V8 and putting V6 front end on it along with debadging it to make people think it's a V6.

All of this supercharging, turbo charging, etc will end up costing you just as much as the car if not more. And with that, it still won't blow the doors off the other cars.

If that's what you want, have fun.
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Think about this logically and add everything up.

turbos, intercooler, cam, piping, injectors, wiring, electronics to run it all...

new rear end to handle all the power. Think of that?

now double all of that for labor to install it.

then add in parts that break during install and add in more labor...something manages to always go wrong.

You could have two v6's for that price.

A long, long time ago when I owned a V6, I wanted to do the same thing. It hit me...it's going to cost so much damn money to do this, I'd just be better off with a V8. So then I thought....I'll just replace the V6 for the V8 and be done with it there... Duh... that's not going to work either. All the electronics need to be changed out. BIG money...not to mention the new motor and rear end.

If what you want is a V6 that blows the doors off of V8's, it's not going to happen. There's even a sponsor build here where they supercharged a V6 and it's putting out nearly the same amount of power as a V8.

You'd be better off buying a V8 and putting V6 front end on it along with debadging it to make people think it's a V6.

All of this supercharging, turbo charging, etc will end up costing you just as much as the car if not more. And with that, it still won't blow the doors off the other cars.

If that's what you want, have fun.
Hmmm. As depressing as that is, I want to thank you for the information, put it in perspective for me! Thanks man I appreciate it!
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:51 PM   #22
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Think about this logically and add everything up.

turbos, intercooler, cam, piping, injectors, wiring, electronics to run it all...

new rear end to handle all the power. Think of that?

now double all of that for labor to install it.

then add in parts that break during install and add in more labor...something manages to always go wrong.

You could have two v6's for that price.

A long, long time ago when I owned a V6, I wanted to do the same thing. It hit me...it's going to cost so much damn money to do this, I'd just be better off with a V8. So then I thought....I'll just replace the V6 for the V8 and be done with it there... Duh... that's not going to work either. All the electronics need to be changed out. BIG money...not to mention the new motor and rear end.

If what you want is a V6 that blows the doors off of V8's, it's not going to happen. There's even a sponsor build here where they supercharged a V6 and it's putting out nearly the same amount of power as a V8.

You'd be better off buying a V8 and putting V6 front end on it along with debadging it to make people think it's a V6.

All of this supercharging, turbo charging, etc will end up costing you just as much as the car if not more. And with that, it still won't blow the doors off the other cars.

If that's what you want, have fun.
had an ex g/f who wanted to do this to her V6 mustang... tried to explain the same thing you just did... don't think it ever sunk in.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:46 AM   #23
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I said the exact same thing - "I'm keeping my V6 for the rest of my life, and then I'm going to buy a V8". I couldn't wait past one year before I had to have the V8. I traded and don't regret it one single bit. My V8 will run circles around my V6. With that said, the V6 Camaros are fantastic cars. I will never ever look down on them. But if you want speed, it's gotta be that V8 muscle. Nothing else will do.
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