The Chevrolet Camaro SS has a lot of charm, especially from behind the wheel, with extremely agile handling that belies its size, plus the reliable and potent 6.2L LT1 V8 engine under the hood. That Small Block Chevrolet V8 sounds great, especially with the dual-mode exhaust system, which offers the choice between standard or sporty exhaust notes. However, there’s always room for improvement, as this video from Stainless Works shows.
Stainless Works has developed several exhaust options for the sixth-gen Camaro SS, and, man, do they sound wicked. In particular, the company now offers axle-back, cat-back and long tube header options for the super Chevy muscle car. The brand offers a more subdued and road-focused Legend Series exhaust system, as well as a notably louder Redline Series, all of which work with the factory-equipped dual-mode exhaust controller, which is a nice touch.
The video’s host explains how the brand’s stainless steel exhaust components are made all in house. But the quote that really caught our ear is probably the funniest line in the entire video, with the host proclaiming that “Our American fabricators lay dimes, not quarters on these bitches” – a reference to the shoddy quality welds often seen on components produced overseas.
The back half of this video is arguably the most thorough and useful exhaust comparison and “buying guide” we have ever seen. Recordings are shown of the same Camaro taken from the same angles inside and out of the car, comparing every exhaust configuration available, with “stock,” “axle-back,” “cat-back,” plus “headers and full exhaust” videos taken of both the more tame Legend Series exhaust systems and the rowdier Redline Series components. The video is brilliant for anyone trying to figure out which exhaust setup is right for their ride.
So, sit back and enjoy, as this one’s worth the watch, especially the four minutes of audio and video, which is a marvelous reminder of just how great the Camaro SS and its LT1 engine already sound, and how much better than can sound still