Gearhead Diva 5th Gen Camaro Intake System Install

Cold air intakes can be a great way to boost the performance and intake sound of your vehicle. But not all systems are built the same. And there’s a lot of misinformation out there, too.

Installing the wrong cold air intake may be worse than sticking with a stock unit. That’s why it’s important to do your research. That’s exactly what Gearhead Diva did when she put one of our cold air intakes into her 5th Gen Camaro.

In this blog, we break down her install of our Chevy Camaro cold air intake kit.

The Camaro Cold Air Intake Install

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Rachel De Barros is the Gearhead Diva. She knows plenty about cars and only installs the best quality mods in her builds. When upgrading her 5th Gen ‘Stormtrooper’ Camaro, she took to the forums to find out which system was the best for her vehicle.

She spent a lot of time going through owner stories, anecdotes, and product feedback. And found that only Cold Air Induction’s kits produced consistent results across the board. Dyno runs showed an average 15 hp increase over stock numbers. Not our figures but real-world results from customers.

The choice was clear; it had to be a Cold Air Inductions Camaro kit.

Why Choose A Cold Air Inductions Product?

At Cold Air Inductions, we do real power testing that delivers real power gains. Every cold air intake kit is built to the highest quality. We use OEM-quality fittings and retain all original sensors. Details of the CAI kit include:

  • Inspection window on certain kits – great to check the reusable air filters
  • Powder-coated aluminum components to reduce intake temps
  • Perfectly insulated air boxes to maximize cold airflow
  • OEM-spec fasteners and connectors
  • OEM sensors remain stock

The Video Review

Before Rachel delved into the benefits of our Camaro cold air intake kit, she noted that original stock intakes are, of course, specifically designed to work with other stock parts. While some generic, aftermarket solutions can actually be worse for your car’s performance, Cold Air Inductions Camaro intake kits deliver better performance.

This is because Cold Air Inductions intake kits are designed and engineered to work with specific year-make-model vehicles. They are also thoroughly tested to deliver improvements over stock parts by:

  • Reducing airflow restrictions
  • Keeping engine heat out
  • Increasing the cold air sucked into the engine

Rachel also mentions that the CAI intake has a smooth airflow pipe – this gives the MAF a clean reading. Resulting in consistent and reliable power gains. The large diameter air pipe is thermal coated to keep the intake air temperatures low.

The Power Is In The Detail

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A visually flashy intake kit may look great. But it’s real engineering that delivers the results. Rachel reviewed the design details that set our systems apart from the rest:

  • High-quality 8-layer cotton fiber air filter
  • Perfect fit air box
  • Plexiglass inspection window
  • OEM-spec tubing for the crankcase breather tube

For starters, the air box is a very tight fit, preventing hot under-hood air from being sucked into the system. The 8-layer oiled cotton fiber air filter is also a cut above most competitors. It is completely reusable, and the Plexiglass inspection lid fits perfectly. Designed with handy push pins, it allows for quick air filter inspection. This is a feature of our top Carbon Elite Series kits.

Another unique component in this Camaro kit is the extra tubing provided for the crankcase breather tube. It even comes with heat shrink to ensure a perfect OEM-look fit and finish. She even used the original screws and nuts.

It takes just 15-20 minutes to install one of our cold air intakes. Not a bad trade-off for improved power, sound, and fuel economy.

Give Your Camaro The Best Intake On The Market

Our Elite Series systems are the perfect upgrade from an OEM setup. Check out this kit to get you started. Or get a Carbon Elite Series system like Rachel did for her Camaro. It’s our highest-performance cold air intake. And comes with our signature plexiglass window. Check it out here.

Both systems use stock sensors and connectors; no vehicle tuning is required. Cold Air Inductions has been a leading manufacturer of sealed air box intake systems since 2004. We stand by our products with a lifetime warranty. Get in touch with our team to order your CAI cold air intake kit today.