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This kit includes tips, exhaust pipes, j-pipes, clamps and all necessary hardware.
2011 – Present Camaro Convertible V8 Standard and Automatic
All of us at Solo Performance are proud to announce our 5th Generation Camaro Convertible V8 Axle-Back-With J-Pipes stainless steel exhaust kit. We have worked long and hard perfecting this exhaust kit. This exhaust kit offers deep, rich, raw American muscle sound on the outside while being non-invasive inside with no trouble RPM ranges.
Having this exhaust kit on your car is like having your cake and eating it too. Fierce on the outside, tame on the inside, the difference is staggering. The kit comes with T304 polished stainless steel, 4 ½” round and bevelled exhaust tips.
This exhaust kit works equally well on both the V8 Standard and V8 Automatic. We conquered the inherent “trouble” areas that the V8 Camaro can cause with exhaust systems. Sixth gear cruising is no problem with the 6-speed, and it’s just as smooth on the highway or in town with the automatic. The octave bump between 8cyl and 4cyl on the convertible autos are comfortable and pleasant as well.
The “Butterfly” valves on the Camaro auto are retained with this Solo kit. We have tuned our J-Pipes to take care of all these trouble areas on both cars. What’s left is the raw American muscle sound that these cars were meant to have!
The icing on the cake is the “Decel Burble” created by this axle back exhaust kit on both the V8 auto and standard. The raw, mean, bassy burble of the exhaust on deceleration is sure to make you smile.
All of us at Solo Performance are “exhaust note junkies” and the best way to describe the Axle Back note is “pure aggressive American muscle sound” that is still non-invasive on the inside whether the top is up or down. The Solo Convertible Axle-Back exhaust kit sounds like a controlled, angry, hungry lion. It’s definitely made for the enthusiasts. This tone contrasts to the Solo Camaro Convertible “Cat Back” exhaust kit which has a more refined, full, rich and slightly less aggressive note.
* T409 Stainless Steel Piping
* 4.5″ T304 Polished Stainless Steel Round, Bevelled Tips
* Butterfly Valve is retained for “Auto’s”
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That is the closest thing to the ZL1 exhaust I have heard. It made my heart palpitate…
Holy Crap what an amazing system! I got back from Canada late last night after spending Monday and Tuesday with Jeff, Ray, Ron and John while they installed the axle back, cat back without the J-pipes and the Cat back with the J-pipes in that order.
First I’ll talk about the exhaust, then what AMAZING people the Solo/Zoro muffler team are. This is gonna be a little long…
Ray and Ron were dedicated to only my car for two entire days and spent, I guess about 20 hours on it. The first one on was the axleback system and I thought I was sold with it even though I wanted a cat-back. It sounds so friggin mean it’s unbelievable but it’s also louder in the car than the others. It’s sound outside the car is very raw and untamed. When Jeff did a couple of drive bys at speed It was crazy. There was a great, straight, dead end, unpopulated road nearby where Jeff was taking videos and man was that a blast.
The next system on was the cat-back without the J-pipes. When I was driving with that one, I thought I made my decision again and was going to keep those. It was quieter in the cabin but definitely had a what Jeff referred to as a hum in the 60-70 mph range. It certainly wasn’t unbearable in the least and was definitely not a drone. I had a Billy Boat system on a ’04 Vette I had and it sounded great on the outside but it droned like a mother…
At highway speed it hurt my ears after a while and gave me a headache. I also couldn’t speak to the passenger next to me without raising my voice considerably. All for almost double the price of a Solo system. The no J-pipe cat-back exhaust also sounded awesome on the outside but with a more refined, richer sound than the axle back. When I say refined, don’t get me wrong, it’s still loud on the outside and absolutely sounds like a muscle car should.
The final exhaust was the Cat-backs with the J-pipes, which is what I went with. Each exhaust was getting better and better but man that system is just friggin AMAZING! In my mind, while they were working on the j-pipe system up on the rack, I kept thinking what a ridiculous looking, unconventional thing to have on an exhaust system. After speaking with the guys for many hours, I now realize the j-pipes are nothing short of magic. On the highway, there is the slightest hint of a hum which I noticed the stock exhaust also had, but I swear on a bible that it is quieter than stock! You also do not see the J-pipes at all when the car is on the ground.
The one main difference I found between the axle back and cat back systems other than their sound is the butt-dyno. It says the cat back gives noticeably better, crisper throttle response than the axle back. Jeff said the real dyno measures the increase by 12 hp if I’m not mistaken. The trade-off is if you want the nasty, (in a good way), raw, loud sound go with the axle back. We also compared the weight of the stock system vs. the Solo system and the Solo was almost half as heavy
I have to digress for a second. Prior to driving my car with any Solo product, Jeff took me for a ride in a car that had, I believe, a Solo cat-back on it with the j-pipes. While Jeff was driving it, I was thinking to myself that I just drove six hours for THIS?? It sounded nice but way quieter than I imagined it would be….on the INSIDE!. When I got out of the car and he did a couple of drive bys, I’m sure my jaw dropped. It’s just inconceivable to me how the sound can be so different between inside and outside of the car. That is the magic of the J-pipes.
Back to my system. When we went to the dead end road for Jeff to video, we did quite a few start-ups, revs, take offs and drive bys both with the top up and down and both are unbelievably AWSOME. It is a deep, loud, throaty sound from the outside and when the car up shifts as it’s blowing by you it is crazy good. With the top down, you will enjoy the outside sound of the car a little more than with the top up but still NO drone. But it’s still when you are standing outside the car and experience a drive by when you truly understand how fantastic the system sounds.
If you get an opportunity to hear a Solo system in person, it is positively mandatory that you hear it from both the inside and outside. When on the highway, at cruising speed with the top up, the wind noise from the top is absolutely louder than the exhaust system. That is the magic of the j-pipes. I don’t totally understand the theory but I know it’s based on something that a guy named Hemholtz came up with about a 100 years ago and has something to do with cancelling out certain noise frequencies…I do know that I drank the Kool-Aid and I believe! I also know that the Solo team put MANY man hours into getting it perfect.
Onto the Solo team. Jeff is the owner of Solo as well as Zoro Muffler in Hamilton Ontario and 3 other locations. His father founded and owned the company for many years before him so he absolutely knows exhaust. He is such a nice, down to earth, honest, gentleman that so obviously, passionately cares about his product and his customers. They not only sell performance exhaust but manufacture and sell stainless replacement exhaust for just about any car. It’s actually in contrast with the solo performance that these other aftermarket exhaust are quieter and last much longer than stock exhaust.
Ray and Ron are the two guys that spent most of the time modding the systems for the Camaro. They also are a couple of regular guys with a HUGE amount of talent but are unpretentious about it. They spent MANY hours tweaking and mandrel bending the pipes for the exhaust until it was exactly right with plenty of clearance around the cross braces that have been the bane of us convertible owners who needed performance exhaust. Ray is a Master jigger creating a “mold” for the future production exhausts.
Sorry this ran so long but I know I would have appreciated if someone else posted this for me to read while shopping for exhaust systems. Do NOT hesitate to buy a Solo product. It is a very high quality system that is very reasonably priced, made by extremely talented people and the company is owned by a super trustworthy man who truly and passionately cares about his product and customers. GO FRIGGIN SOLO already wouldya?
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