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Makin’ Our Camaro Purr – Axleback R&D: A Rumblin’, Tumblin’ Alternative

With the recent release of our Pro Cat-Back Exhaust for the 2016+ Chevy Camaro 2.0T, we have one more variation for you to check out – the Race Axleback.  While it may look like a step down from our Catback, I must say that this exhaust couldn’t be any more aggressive. Even though the cat-back is a full exhaust, it does have two muffling units towards the rear of the system (straight piping from the downpipe would be unbearably loud). This Race Axleback is essentially a full-on straight pipe for the rear section. From the mid-section of the factory exhaust all … Continue Reading ››

The Rise to Power – Downpipe R&D, Part 2: A Working Prototype

Downpipes are a choke point in many turbocharged vehicles when it comes to exhaust flow. As opposed to naturally aspirated cars, less serious thought needs to go into the size of the exhaust piping. In most cases the system just needs to be bigger in diameter, maximizing what you can within the alotted design space. The downpipe on the Camaro 2.0T’s LTG engine is a restrictive point in the exhaust system, a conclusion brought about by our testing. The point of emphasis is the rate at which exhaust gases are expelled out of the turbocharger. That flow is very important to … Continue Reading ››

“The TurboChevy” – Intake R&D, Part 2: Weighing Our Options

The team developing this intake for our 2016 Chevy Camaro 2.0T or what I call “The TurboChevy" has been buzzing with activity. In the last post, we discussed the stock intake and analyzed each component to get a good understanding of its design. There were several ways our engineers could have created an intake for this system, and we tried and tested a few of those designs, which yielded some interesting results. If you followed our 2016+ Camaro SS intake development, you’d see that we went through multiple designs to achieve the desirable.  In some ways … Continue Reading ››

“The TurboChevy” – Intake R&D, Part 1: The Stock System

Chevy really decided to make history with this brand-new Camaro. It has the smallest motor ever offered in a Camaro and also marks the first Camaro with a four-cylinder power-plant since the third generation. This is also the first time any Camaro has been offered with a factory-installed turbocharger. To put that in perspective, the last time any Chevy even offered a factory-turbocharged, rear wheel drive vehicle with a manual transmission was back in the 1960’s with the Corvair! My parents weren’t even out of grade school yet! This 2.0L turbocharged LTG Ecotec motor puts out a factory-rated 275hp with 295ft-lbs … Continue Reading ››