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Old 08-19-2013, 01:39 PM   #15
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How is the LS different from the LT? (I know the differences in visual aspects, etc) Or are you stating the V6 in general is designed for MPG not performance
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:50 PM   #16
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How is the LS different from the LT? (I know the differences in visual aspects, etc) Or are you stating the V6 in general is designed for MPG not performance

The 2ls has a different gear in it compare to the 1ls and the LTs models 3.27 vs 2.92 which gives a slightly better mpg rating for it but also a slower quarter mile time.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:00 PM   #17
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The 2ls has a different gear in it compare to the 1ls and the LTs models 3.27 vs 2.92 which gives a slightly better mpg rating for it but also a slower quarter mile time.

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OP, search around the site you will see a tune is not needed but more of an opinion. Some people like their tune some people hate it. I prefer to run without the a tune.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:03 PM   #18
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just to be clear the 1ls and LTs got the 3.27 and the 2ls is the 2.92 to save confusion for later lol.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:12 PM   #19
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Better yet how does replacing the exhaust in a LS vs an RS not gain much

With the speed limiting tuned out, what do you project is the top speed of an LS vs RS?
I'll get this one. Once again... "RS" is not a model of Camaro. It is a TRIM PACKAGE and nothing more. It consists of body colored roof ditches, custom wheels, tinted tail lights, RS badges, etc. Strictly an appearance package - no performance enhancements.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:28 PM   #20
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You won't gain all that much, the 2LS is designed for MPG ... But if it makes you feel better, others have done it as well.
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^^^this

Save your hard earned money for a supercharger or move up to an SS. Spend your money wisely.
Whether it's the 2LS or any other V6, is irrelevant. Performance gains from bolt-on mods will be the same. Yes, the baseline starting point may be slightly different for the 2LS, but the gains will be the same, WRT horsepower.

And if your advice to V6 owners is that bolt on mods are a waste of money, you're a troll.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:29 PM   #21
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Gee do you even know if he has an A6 or M6, the A6 has more limitations than the M6 ...
It's a 2LS. By definition it's an A6.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:32 PM   #22
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How is the LS different from the LT? (I know the differences in visual aspects, etc) Or are you stating the V6 in general is designed for MPG not performance
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This thread may answer any questions you have about the differences between the 2LS and the other V6 Camaros: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=307690
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This thread may answer any questions you have about the differences between the 2LS and the other V6 Camaros: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=307690
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well, speaking from experience, I had a 2010 LS, did every single bolt-on mod available for it and some suspension. and I would say every single bolt-on was a waste of money. lol most was all good for sound. I couldn't go any faster than 15.2 1/4 mile at the local track in las vegas, with a manual. granted the DA sucked all the time, and they didn't prep the track. it was just a slow track for everyone. a bunch of stock SS's couldn't break into the 13's. i cut down to 13.8 1/4mile with nitrous.

so, if I had to do it all over again, I would save my money from the small mods, and buy nitrous...or SC/TC.
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Not sure if the V6 auto is similar to the V8 auto, but the V8 really benefits from a tune. Sure, it helps get the most out of the mods, but another big part of it is the tranny tune. The tranny tune really makes a difference in how the car feels and drives.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:43 PM   #26
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Is it worth modding my V6 camaro even if I don't put a tune on it?
I was going to install a CAI, performance tires, and an exhaust system but I don't know which one i want to get yet. I'm going to tune it eventually but after my warranty is over. Is it worth modding now or should I just wait until I'm ready to tune it?
IMO, it's absolutely worth modding your car. Of the three mods you listed, only the CAI will affect engine performance. Other than horsepower, some of the mods actually affect throttle response, too.

The exhaust system MAY, depending on what you're talking about. If you go as far as high-flow cats (HFCs), you may gain a slight performance increase, but otherwise cat-back and axle-back exhaust on these cars will only reduce weight and add sound. You can't do headers on your car, in case you didn't know.

You could do CAI and a ported TB, and gain some power and throttle response without needing a tune. The CAI is worth it for the sound alone, IMO. I love my Roto-Fab.

RacnJsn95 is working on some other engine mods, too, that may be promising.

Check out the V6 sections, and you'll see plenty of people who've modded their V6s, and are enjoying the results. You're never going to get V8 power or sound, but there are gains to be had, and it's fun to do.
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well, speaking from experience, I had a 2010 LS, did every single bolt-on mod available for it and some suspension. and I would say every single bolt-on was a waste of money. lol most was all good for sound. I couldn't go any faster than 15.2 1/4 mile at the local track in las vegas, with a manual. granted the DA sucked all the time, and they didn't prep the track. it was just a slow track for everyone. a bunch of stock SS's couldn't break into the 13's. i cut down to 13.8 1/4mile with nitrous.

so, if I had to do it all over again, I would save my money from the small mods, and buy nitrous...or SC/TC.
Agree. Doing bolt-ons was fun, but to be totally honest, the before and after wasn't a drastic difference. Yeah, the car sounded better, and maybe felt a little peppier, but if you want mods you can truly feel, you have to go big, e.g. blower, cam, internal engine mods, nitrous.

Also, gears make a hell of a difference and they were one of my favorite mods. I think this is kind of cost prohibitive on the V6 though, since a lot of parts need replaced. I guess it would also defeat the purpose of buying the LS to begin with, since it was designed for better MPGs.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:46 PM   #28
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well, speaking from experience, I had a 2010 LS, did every single bolt-on mod available for it and some suspension. and I would say every single bolt-on was a waste of money. lol most was all good for sound. I couldn't go any faster than 15.2 1/4 mile at the local track in las vegas, with a manual. granted the DA sucked all the time, and they didn't prep the track. it was just a slow track for everyone. a bunch of stock SS's couldn't break into the 13's. i cut down to 13.8 1/4mile with nitrous.

so, if I had to do it all over again, I would save my money from the small mods, and buy nitrous...or SC/TC.
I think the answer depends on what you're looking for and what your goals are. For someone like you who is looking to improve their drag times, increasing RWHP by 10% with bolt-ons and a tune won't be enough.

For others, it will.
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