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Old 11-26-2008, 05:20 PM   #1
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Thumbs up SS exhaust notes (L99 and LS3)

can anyone give me some comparisons of what they think the v8's are gonna sound like. i ordered the 2SS with the manual 6 speed so i was wondering if it is going to sound like the ls3 vette because i know they have the same motor.
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:17 PM   #2
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Just my 2cents, fairly educated guess.
The vette most likely has more lope at idle as it has a more aggressive cam, however it is probably similar in tone.
The L99 I think will sound similar in tone yet very tame with minimal or no lope at all as the cam is less aggressive than the Camaro's LS3.

There are vids on youtube and some posts about the exhaust tuning, do a search.
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:45 PM   #3
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I got an email on that subject from a buddy of mine at GM today....he said the LS3 sounds darn near just like the vette. I had asked him to "keep his ears open" on that subject out of curiosity a month ago, and he finally got a chance to hear one somewhere. I trust his opinion...I'm sure I will be happy with it (for awhile).
Its one of the reasons I switched to the manual trans...to avoid the AFM and less agressive cam of the automatic (and lower redline).
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:53 PM   #4
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The L99 will have a different cam? I haven't been keeping up.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:19 PM   #5
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thanks for the reponses
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:24 PM   #6
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The L99 will have a different cam? I haven't been keeping up.
I forget where, but I definitely read the L99 cam will have a little less lift and duration than the LS3 and therefore run/idle smoother.


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Old 11-26-2008, 07:47 PM   #7
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I got an email on that subject from a buddy of mine at GM today....he said the LS3 sounds darn near just like the vette. I had asked him to "keep his ears open" on that subject out of curiosity a month ago, and he finally got a chance to hear one somewhere. I trust his opinion...I'm sure I will be happy with it (for awhile).
Its one of the reasons I switched to the manual trans...to avoid the AFM and less agressive cam of the automatic (and lower redline).
I'm definitely getting the Manual now
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L99 will be quieter, because with AFM, they HAVE to keep it quiet, because it sounds like a V8 with 4 plug wires off when 4 cyl's are deactivated.
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They also had to put the less agressive cam in it to make the AFM work properly.
Thats why the horsepower difference between the manual and auto trans cars. And something like 400-600 less of a red line.
And yes....its why I switched to the manual trans too.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:39 PM   #10
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i think the L99 is in the eslcalade...not positive tho
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:15 AM   #11
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The Silver SS exhaust sounds on the net are from Indy. They are from L99 car. The car had auto.

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Old 11-27-2008, 07:39 AM   #12
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:28 PM   #13
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I had a bad dream about this the other night. I'm getting the L99, and I'm at the dealership with my entire family, baloons are floating, music is playing and everyone is there to celebrate me finally getting my Camaro. FBodyFather was there to hand me the keys and I got into it, started it up and...

NOTHING. No roar, no rumble, nothing, nada... zilch.

I looked at Scott with bewildered expression seasoned with dismay and he responded to my gaze with "Well, you wanted the auto, there you go". Then some guy pulled past me pointing and laughing in a silver 2SS LS3 that sounded like it never heard of mufflers or cats.

I woke up very sad, and very worried; contemplating going against my golden rule of never owing a stick as long as I live in L.A.

I am a man torn.
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:30 PM   #14
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The Silver SS exhaust sounds on the net are from Indy. They are from L99 car. The car had auto.

That has literally no sound at all at idle..
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I had a bad dream about this the other night. I'm getting the L99, and I'm at the dealership with my entire family, baloons are floating, music is playing and everyone is there to celebrate me finally getting my Camaro. FBodyFather was there to hand me the keys and I got into it, started it up and...

NOTHING. No roar, no rumble, nothing, nada... zilch.

I looked at Scott with bewildered expression seasoned with dismay and he responded to my gaze with "Well, you wanted the auto, there you go". Then some guy pulled past me pointing and laughing in a silver 2SS LS3 that sounded like it never heard of mufflers or cats.

I woke up very sad, and very worried; contemplating going against my golden rule of never owing a stick as long as I live in L.A.

I am a man torn.
Have you seen the SS start up vid? With as mean as the L99 sounds, I can only imagine how mean the LS3 sounds.
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:50 PM   #16
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Same car L99 starting up.

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Old 11-27-2008, 02:50 PM   #17
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This has to be fake somehow? Sounds mean as SHIT.


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Old 11-27-2008, 04:54 PM   #18
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The starting up sounds nice. I'm going with a 2SS manual. NICE
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:13 PM   #19
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Have you seen the SS start up vid? With as mean as the L99 sounds, I can only imagine how mean the LS3 sounds.
I have seen that vid, but thought is was the LS3 for some reason... no more nightmares for me!! Just dreams about a nice chambered exhaust on that baby.
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And I believe the Indy event was before they even really started tuning the exhaust. I do not think GM and Scott will let us down, even us L99 folks. The car is to cool. I heard that some folks that drove the V6 thought it sounded and drove like a V8.
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This has to be fake somehow? Sounds mean as SHIT.


Uhhhh...that's a model car. It's not real.
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I'm sure the V6 car does sound like the V8. I guess what we're talking about here is how good the V8 sounds.

I have a 2007 CTS...and it really sounds decent at idle...but not loud. But when I crank on it (and I beat it all the time) it sounds like a V8. There is a reason for the dual exhaust on the car. It needs it at over 6000 rpm. So....the bigger displacement high pressure injection V6 has to sound even better than my 2007 CTS.

I ordered a 2SS...but I really question if I really need it other than for the fact that I'm an old fashioned HP freak whether you need it or not. I have no complaints about the performance on my CTS when passing, merging, or doing a burnout. Give me that additional HP of the new V6 in my existing CTS and I'd actually be quite happy. Especially with using regular gas and getting the better fuel milage.

I wish I had the opportunity to drive the new V6 camaro before ordering my 2SS. I might be able to save myself some big bucks...but then I'm dealing with the unknown.

Common sense tells me I should wait for the new camaros to hit the road and test drive both the V6 and V8 before ordering. But being that I'm a HP freak I'm just getting the V8 anyhow. I hope I don't regret it later....I've never ordered any car "blind" before. I havnt seen this color (IOM), or the interior, nor have I driven the different engine options.

Kinda dumb when you come down to it arn't I?
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I'm sure the V6 car does sound like the V8. I guess what we're talking about here is how good the V8 sounds.

I have a 2007 CTS...and it really sounds decent at idle...but not loud. But when I crank on it (and I beat it all the time) it sounds like a V8. There is a reason for the dual exhaust on the car. It needs it at over 6000 rpm. So....the bigger displacement high pressure injection V6 has to sound even better than my 2007 CTS.

I ordered a 2SS...but I really question if I really need it other than for the fact that I'm an old fashioned HP freak whether you need it or not. I have no complaints about the performance on my CTS when passing, merging, or doing a burnout. Give me that additional HP of the new V6 in my existing CTS and I'd actually be quite happy. Especially with using regular gas and getting the better fuel milage.

I wish I had the opportunity to drive the new V6 camaro before ordering my 2SS. I might be able to save myself some big bucks...but then I'm dealing with the unknown.

Common sense tells me I should wait for the new camaros to hit the road and test drive both the V6 and V8 before ordering. But being that I'm a HP freak I'm just getting the V8 anyhow. I hope I don't regret it later....I've never ordered any car "blind" before. I havnt seen this color (IOM), or the interior, nor have I driven the different engine options.

Kinda dumb when you come down to it arn't I?

Repease after me...

"I will not regret the V8" about 30 times in your head and everything will be just fine.
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What about the video of test car doing donuts and stuff around? That had some good exhaust sounds.
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:50 AM   #25
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i too am very torn in the desicion of stick or auto... i live in vegas, common sense says stick.. but i dont want my car sounding like a fat kid eating cake underwater.
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