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This kit includes tips, muffler, 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 MACH-XC free flow stainless steel Cat-Back exhaust kit for the 2011 and up V8 Camaro Convertibles. This exhaust kit has been meticulously designed to manoeuvre around the extra braces that the Camaro Convertible has on its undercarriage. This is a completely bolt-on kit and there are no special tools or welding required for the install, all necessary hardware is included. What the Mach-XC kit offers is a raw, deep, mean American muscle sound outside, while being non-invasive inside.
Even though this car is a convertible, the special Solo designed Mach-X muffler combined with our J-Pipe technology (eliminates unwanted frequencies inside the cabin) creates a staggering difference in the exhaust note from the interior to the exterior. The magic of the Solo Performance Mach-XC exhaust kit will allow you to have a normal conversation inside your car while turning heads on the outside.
We call the Mach-XC a “sound on demand” exhaust kit. It stays calm until you hit the gas. Depending on how you accelerate, you can play your car like a finely tuned instrument. Once you’re up to cruising speed, your convertible will be “almost” stock quiet until you pull out to pass someone. This kit is designed for both the V8 Auto and Standard.
The inherent trouble areas, 6th speed cruising with the Convertible Standard, and the 1900-ish RPM range with the auto have all been addressed and have no major issues. The transition between 8cyl and 4cyl on the auto’s is smooth and non-invasive while the 4cyl mode is a bit gurgley and very acceptable considering you have free flow 2 ½” mandrel bent exhaust going through 4 cyl’s.
If you’re looking for a wonderful exhaust note and you’re not interested in future mods (high flow converters, headers, intake etc.) The Axle-Back exhaust kit is great choice for you. If you already have or are thinking of doing future mods to your V8 Camaro convertible, the Cat-Back exhaust makes more sense because it will allow the exhaust to take advantage of the mods by eliminating the stock restrictive mid-section.
The full Cat-Back exhaust kit has a more refined and full exhaust note that is not as “angry” as the Axle-Back exhaust kit. In regards to the exhaust note (it doesn’t quite translate this on the video,) the Axle-Back would be for the “enthusiast” while the beautiful rich refined performance tone of the cat back would be for the person that wants a wonderful exhaust note that is less aggressive. Of course adding high flow cats or headers would make either option that much louder.
* T409 Mandrel Bent 2.5″ Free Flow Piping
* 4.5″ T304 Polished Stainless Steel Round, Beveled Tips
* T304 Stainless Steel (inside and out) Mach X Muffler
* Tuned J Pipes to eliminate drone!!
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At the time of the video, the only engine mod, if ya want to call it that, is an addition of a Cold Air Inductions CAI and an ADM race scoop. I’ve put on about 1500 miles since the install and am still loving it. The car is a daily driver and it’s never “too” loud. I roll in at about 2:00 AM after work and don’t wake my family or neighbors. Last Saturday, I was driving behind some kid in his Mustang GT for awhile. After every traffic light he was gunning his engine and looking at me in the mirror. What ever system he had it really sounded like sh*t. Loud, but very rattley, for lack of a better description. I finally was able to pull up next to him and drive parallel to him at speeds somewhat above the local limit for a little bit and soon saw him in my rearview mirror.
Mind you, no street racing stories here on Camaro5… Anyway, at the next light, the passenger was all grins and thumbs up and shouted, “sounds awsome!”…the driver was a little more somber looking. No regrets whatsoever on driving the 6 hours to Canada to get it installed, it definately turns heads at WOT. The decel pop is great, and at cruising speed, still no drone!
Took a little over an hour to install!! I must admit that my neighbor who had the lift, etc. was the biggest help. Everything fit perfit, in fact he said this is a better fit than the stock that came off. The sound was great. I did not want it to be so loud in the ****pit that my wife complained! Some people might enjoy it to be louder, but for my situation I thought it was a perfect match! Glad I went SOLO!!
I can assure you absolutely no drone. If you ever get down to North West Jersey, I’d be more than happy to show you mine.
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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