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Old 04-02-2010, 09:14 AM   #1
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Most Gain on What Exhaust.

Trying to pick out an exhaust have my Vararam ordered. What exhaust(s) have shown the best gain?
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Old 04-02-2010, 01:08 PM   #2
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My custom cat-back using Magnaflows showed about a 10rwhp increase
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Old 04-02-2010, 01:16 PM   #3
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Wide open X-pipe systems will all show around the same gains. It is a matter of Price and Sound.

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Old 04-02-2010, 01:20 PM   #4
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After some good time researching I can tell you that you should by an exhaust for sound not for power. Most of the exhaust will give 10-12 rwhp. But maybe with the vararam it will be different you should ask those guys.
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The stock exhaust. It gains you $600-$1200. Doesn't do much for the sound but it gives you more to other other WORTHWILE upgrades, like the suspension.
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The stock exhaust. It gains you $600-$1200. Doesn't do much for the sound but it gives you more to other other WORTHWILE upgrades, like the suspension.
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Unless you do LT headers and highflow cats, you'll not gain much from a aftermarket exhaust, except sound. The stock exhaust is that good, but doesn't make a lot of sound. If you're looking for PERFORMANCE, it's a waste of $$. If you're looking for a more aggressive sound and to get rid of the suitcase straight through mufflers, it's worthwhile. The factory H pipe and resonators can be replaced by a aftermarket X-pipe and gain most of what a catback exhaust will net you, in terms of HP gains. You could then use the $$ you saved on better sways, lower springs, and a chasiss brace.
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Old 04-03-2010, 01:25 AM   #9
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Unless you do LT headers and highflow cats, you'll not gain much from a aftermarket exhaust, except sound. The stock exhaust is that good, but doesn't make a lot of sound. If you're looking for PERFORMANCE, it's a waste of $$. If you're looking for a more aggressive sound and to get rid of the suitcase straight through mufflers, it's worthwhile. The factory H pipe and resonators can be replaced by a aftermarket X-pipe and gain most of what a catback exhaust will net you, in terms of HP gains. You could then use the $$ you saved on better sways, lower springs, and a chasiss brace.
What he said, 100% correct.
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Just replacing the axle back will not net you much of a gain in HP; more for sound quality only.

Full exhaust Headers, High Flow Cats, X Pipe, and Mufflers now that's where you are going to see some serious HP gains on your Camaro...

Check out this thread ARH
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