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This is a discussion on CME or not? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; hey guys,,, help me out to decide if i should do it or not... i have the CME valance and ...

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    CME or not?

    hey guys,,, help me out to decide if i should do it or not...

    i have the CME valance and tips.... all i need is put it on the car...
    i always liked the CME but now that i dont know if i want to put it on... i like how my car looks with dual tips..
    but when i see cars with CME i fall in love and i want to put it on...

    what should i do?? how many of you would get the CME?

    thanks for the advice everyone..
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    I built and run CME on my 04 goat and love it. Is say put them on and see how you like it, its not very common

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    ill be taking the car to the bodyshop in 2 weeks.. so im a put it on if i dnt like ill just take it off... but i havent seen many cars with that around here,

    you build your own cme? could you post some pix pls.. im curios to see a goat with cme

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    I like the real one with the two exhaust tips. I've seen some aftermarket set ups with quad tips and I'm not a fan.

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    here is a pic of mine

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    its like comparing the ass of a regular woman (stock/quad tips) to the ass of a smoking hot gymnast (cme) one is always going to look better by comparison

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    the tips on mine and cme are aftermarket.. i cant really tell a diference from the oem.. ill post pics,, if some one has pics of the oem post them pls..

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    Back when I worked with Cuervo, I installed 4 tires on an 02 35th SS with CME. It looked DAMN nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    here is a pic of mine
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    looks good man,, i like the body kit... are u gonna leave the tips like that? they look like they stickin out a little

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    looks good man,, i like the body kit... are u gonna leave the tips like that? they look like they stickin out a little
    they stick out about 2" now, but yeah when I finally get around to redoing the exhaust I want to get them so they stick out maybe 1/4"-1/2"... lol just not on my priority list at the moment.

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    this is what i have..



    and this is how my car looks right now,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    they stick out about 2" now, but yeah when I finally get around to redoing the exhaust I want to get them so they stick out maybe 1/4"-1/2"... lol just not on my priority list at the moment.
    1/2 will look good,,,

    what plans you have for the exhaust?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    Back when I worked with Cuervo, I installed 4 tires on an 02 35th SS with CME. It looked DAMN nice!
    i agree.. they look bad ass,, i seen a sunset orange it did look really good.. but now that i want to do mine,,, im not sure if i should do it lol

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    Never was a fan of the CME. I like the tips on each side better.

    IMO CME is more for exotics, muscle cars have the tips pushed out to the sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    i agree.. they look bad ass,, i seen a sunset orange it did look really good.. but now that i want to do mine,,, im not sure if i should do it lol
    Honestly, I think you'll like it in the end. It's hardly noticeable as it's flush with the rear bumper. It's a nice piece for the Camaro IMO. Pull the trigger and do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuntmanMike View Post
    Never was a fan of the CME. I like the tips on each side better.

    IMO CME is more for exotics, muscle cars have the tips pushed out to the sides.
    this is when i get confused,, i think the same way and i think muscle should have dual tips on the sides.. like my car has it now.,.. but when i see the CME i want to put it on mine,,, and i cant decide lol..

    to fix this up i think i need a second ss lol

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    I gotta get Preston in here.

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    I like my exhaust, it just hangs down little too low.... and I'd like a different set of tips

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    I gotta get Preston in here.
    Thanks for the invite

    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    this is when i get confused,, i think the same way and i think muscle should have dual tips on the sides.. like my car has it now.,.. but when i see the CME i want to put it on mine,,, and i cant decide lol..

    to fix this up i think i need a second ss lol




    Above is two pics of mine prior to the CME. Part of me thinks just like you posted above. I think the rear end of my car looked more aggressive with the dual/dual Borla setup. I also liked the tone of the Borla better than my CME/GMMG clone setup. However, I do also like the look of the CME, plus its a more unique setup for the Camaro's. I also do not regret putting the CME on mine. One aspect of the dual/dual look I dislike for the Camaro, is they don't have designated spot for the tips like the TA/WS6 does. Here is a pic of what I mean:



    I think the above is a great look. Even more so than the CME look.

    Here is a pic of mine with the CME now:



    Neither way you decide to go will be wrong or look bad. Both have their positives. I didn't mention it earlier, but my valance and tips are both OEM parts. Good luck with whichever route you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    the tips on mine and cme are aftermarket.. i cant really tell a diference from the oem.. ill post pics,, if some one has pics of the oem post them pls..
    I have both versions,,,a factory dual/dual SS, and a factory CME SS. The CME is a much better looking piece. I never liked dual tips all that much on the camaro's, they just look like they are looking for a place to go.
    If you don't do the CME then I would personally much rather prefer hidden tips and get rid of it all together.

    I've also seen the aftermarket tips and aftermarket valances on the market,,,I can clearly see differences from my factory setup. They definately aren't exact replica's, and after seeing both upclose I can easily spot an added aftermarket CME in person. But for an add on, they look nice and get the job done.

    Here is one of the only shots of the back of mine that I currently have. That's an original OEM setup.


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