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post #1 of 22 Old 10-04-2011, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Make this board Different and add a separate LFX V6 Engine section

I would really like to see a separate LFX engine section here on Modern Camaro. The LLT and LFX are different enough to warrent this IMO. I can't wait for a LFX owner to order headers.

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Headers are built in on the LFX. Thats the down pipe. NO way to add aftermarket headers on this engine.


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Don't see a real need to split it up to be honest.

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It's the same engine but with integrated headers.
Maybe, if anything, put "3.6L LLT/LFX V6" in the description.



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Headers are built in on the LFX. Thats the down pipe. NO way to add aftermarket headers on this engine.
Headers are headers, the LLT has exhaust manifolds while the "exhaust manifold" is built into the cylinder heads on LFX engines.

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Don't see a real need to split it up to be honest.
My original point is kind of proven by the responses....The engines, tuning, and Modding will be unique to the LFX. Many people on this board are only casual car "guys" and will not understand that mods will be different. If there are two sections then they will at least have to have a clue to figure out which engine they have before taking someones advice on parts or tuning.

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It's the same engine but with integrated headers.
Maybe, if anything, put "3.6L LLT/LFX V6" in the description.
The engines are very different. One might argue that all they have in common is they are both V6s. For example:

"new cylinder head design with an integrated exhaust manifold, an improved intake port design and larger intake valves within the cylinder heads. We also see a new fuel pump system and isolated fuel rail, new fuel injectors and a composite intake manifold. Rounding out the improvements are stronger, lighter connecting rods, a camshaft cap and throttle body design enhancements.

Radiator has changed also so LLT CAIs will not work. Computer is different as well so tuning will be different. I'm sure there are even more differences that I have not included.

Maybe the answer is to open a completely new forum dedicated to the V6 Camaro. In the 4th gen world this is the case. Sure this will cause more work for the Moderators, but in the end it would be a better approach. A year from now when it may be obvious that two sections should have been created, it will be to late. I may be wrong, but i truely believe separation is important.

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Headers are headers, the LLT has exhaust manifolds while the "exhaust manifold" is built into the cylinder heads on LFX engines.

I am old school....Kind of like to pick out my own headers.


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My original point is kind of proven by the responses....The engines, tuning, and Modding will be unique to the LFX. Many people on this board are only casual car "guys" and will not understand that mods will be different. If there are two sections then they will at least have to have a clue to figure out which engine they have before taking someones advice on parts or tuning.
If there is a specific thread, they can specify what gen V6 in the thread title. Splitting forum areas too much results in clutter. Been there, done that on other sites.

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And plus, the block is the same. The LFX will not have a header......

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And plus, the block is the same. The LFX will not have a header......
The block may be the same, I'll trust you on that one, but when it comes to just about everything else, mods especially, everything else engine wise is different. From what I can tell most people just don't understand that so few changes have such a great impact concerning the typical topics in this section.

I can almost assure you that someone on this forum will order headers for a LLT when they have a LFX since there is no separate catagory.

Another popular Camaro Forum has combined the two already. I'd like to see this board be the premire V6 forum, specifically when it comes to the LFX. Again, maybe a whole new forum is really the way to go, which as I said before, is how the 4th gens ended up.

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Um, you can remove the top end from an X and replace it with a T.

When the engine was released they noted that that was the main difference.

That would be like having a LS1, LS2 and a different LS6 section at an LS site. Those engines are basically the same shortblock.

Bigger is not always better.

Like someone suggested, when you are starting a thread, it is important to have a GREAT titles, just now, "I have a problem" as your title.....

Is this horse dead yet?

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