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Old 10-16-2013, 09:52 PM   #1
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Exhaust question

I just got 2ss a couple of months ago, I am looking into doing the exhaust system over winter and am thinking of the borla catback atak or the borla 3 inch dual. The one thing I am unsure of is if I go with the 3 inch exhaust piping on the stock 2ss will the car still run properly.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:45 PM   #2
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I can't answer your specific question, but lots of guys on here have that catback and love it. So I think you'll be fine, doubt you'll need a tune or anything like that. When you get it done post some vids!!!
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:07 AM   #3
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It shouldnt be a problem. Unless you go big horsepower down the road, I would just buy the 2.5" as the 3" isnt really going to give you any gains for the extra money spent.
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I just got 2ss a couple of months ago, I am looking into doing the exhaust system over winter and am thinking of the borla catback atak or the borla 3 inch dual. The one thing I am unsure of is if I go with the 3 inch exhaust piping on the stock 2ss will the car still run properly.
Going to 3 inch with not have any negative effects on your car.
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:45 AM   #5
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I have the atak and love ot
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:06 AM   #6
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I just got 2ss a couple of months ago, I am looking into doing the exhaust system over winter and am thinking of the borla catback atak or the borla 3 inch dual. The one thing I am unsure of is if I go with the 3 inch exhaust piping on the stock 2ss will the car still run properly.
As long as you don't mess with the cats or anything in front of them, you are not going to change how the car runs, just how it sounds. 3 inch is not going to hurt anything, but it is not going to gain you anything either.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:38 PM   #7
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If you leave stock cats on, no issue running and no tune needed. Remove the cars or go hearders and you will need a tune. World of difference in sound and performance once you do though.
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Going with the larger diameter piping is just fine. I tend to ask customers to look around youtube to see what the best exhaust is and then just determine it based on that. The Borla systems all sound great, so you can't really go wrong there.

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Old 10-17-2013, 07:46 PM   #9
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The only thing you might have an issue with using a 3 in exhaust is clearance with the tunnel brace. Some do, some don't. Just something to be aware of.
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I wasn't expecting to get so many answers so fast, thanks for the help. I was thinking the 3 inch because I want to go with a 2.9L whipple super charger but because of cost that won't happen for at least a year, I know if I go with the catback atak I will have to upgrade the exhaust again when I do the super charger any way, but I'm concerned with losing exhuast velocity and some power in the mean time if I get the the 3 inch duel system.
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:36 PM   #11
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You don't need to go to 3 in even with the super charger. Like Rocky1974 said, it's not going to hurt but it is not going to gain you anything either. For a 2.5 inch exhaust to become a restriction problem, you would need to be pushing 700+ hp. I have just read enough threads on here with guys that have clearance issues here-and-there with the 3 inch exhausts. To be fair, many haven't had problems either..... just something to think about. Good luck!
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:14 PM   #12
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Magnaflow system

I have a new, complete "cat - back" bolt-on Magnaflow stainless steel exhaust system (part number 16483) for a 2010 - 2014 Camaro, still in it's factory box and bubble wrapping.
I think it might work with a V-6, but I know it will work on a V-8, for sure.
This is a $1,500.00 system that will make your car sound much better! It has polished round tail pipes.
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:25 PM   #13
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The only thing you might have an issue with using a 3 in exhaust is clearance with the tunnel brace. Some do, some don't. Just something to be aware of.
most of the issues people have with clearance are from the install rather than the exhaust itself. Just have to take your time and know the tricks to get it to sit correctly.
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I wasn't expecting to get so many answers so fast, thanks for the help. I was thinking the 3 inch because I want to go with a 2.9L whipple super charger but because of cost that won't happen for at least a year, I know if I go with the catback atak I will have to upgrade the exhaust again when I do the super charger any way, but I'm concerned with losing exhuast velocity and some power in the mean time if I get the the 3 inch duel system.
3 inch piping will not hurt, nor help performance. One benefit of going 3" is that they tend to have a deeper tone than 2.5" systems.

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Old 10-22-2013, 04:36 PM   #14
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I think I'm gonna go with the catback atak for now and later upgrade to 3 inch once I can afford the 2.9L whipple super charger.
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