Gain Horsepower With A CAI Chevy Camaro Cold Air Intake

Do you own a 2016-2024 Chevy Camaro V6 and want to increase your horsepower? Then a Cold Air Intake is the perfect upgrade for you.

Our high-performance intake has been custom designed for the 3.6-liter Chevy Camaro and offers OEM levels of fit and finish. Install it in minutes and enhance the sound and power of your Camaro without needing to modify the ECU.

Real Power Gains And Enhanced Sound

At CAI, we don’t just make power claims, we do real power testing on each specific model. We use a state-of-the-art flow bench, computer simulations and a chassis dyno for our power tests. You get an intake that been through proper dyno power tests for your specific model.

We have seen gains of up to 13 horsepower, with an 11-horsepower average improvement. That means an additional 36.9 horsepower and enhanced intake sound in just a few minutes.

Installation Is Easy

The 2016-2024 Chevy Camaro intake system comes with everything you need. Each kit is precision engineered and tested to deliver results. Detailed instructions allow you to replace your stock intake with our system in minutes. The reusable high-performance air filter can be cleaned periodically using our cleaning kit.

2016-24 Camaro 3.6L V6 Intake System Components

  • Insulated Aluminum Air Box with Clear Inspection Window
  • High-Performance Air Filter (CF-7322)
  • Thermal-Coated Intake Tube
  • Black Silicone Coupler and Stainless Clamps
  • Comprehensive Installation Instructions

Our intakes are easy to install, and they’re even easier with our included instructions (with photos) and the many installation videos we provide. Check out this comprehensive video on how to install your CAI Camaro cold air intake:

Tools Required

  • Ratchet and 10mm Socket
  • T30 Torx
  • T20 Torx
  • 8mm Nut Driver
  • 3mm Allen Wrench
  • 2.5mm Allen Wrench

Installation Steps

  1. Turn off engine and allow the engine bay to cool down. Then remove oil fill cap
  2. Disconnect negative battery terminal (10mm socket)
  3. Remove plastic engine cover (T30 torx) and loosen hose clamps (8mm nut driver)
  4. Disconnect PCV fitting, hose and sound enhancer tube then remove inlet duct
  5. Remove air induction housing clip and disconnect MAF sensor
  6. Remove stock air induction housing assembly (retain 3 OEM grommets)
  7. Remove MAF sensor from stock housing (T20 Torx) and install on CAI MAF tube (2.5mm Allen Wrench)
  8. Install performance air induction housing and air filter element
  9. Install CAI MAF tube (8mm nut driver. Dot must be facing filter)
  10. Reconnect inlet duct to performance air induction housing
  11. Reconnect PCV and sound enhancer tube and MAF sensor
  12. Install housing cover over air box (3mm Allen Wrench)
  13. Reinstall engine cover, engine oil fill cap and battery cable

The entire process can take as little as 20 minutes, and you should already have most of these tools in your garage.

Order Your Camaro Cold Air Induction System Today

Cold Air Inductions is the leading manufacturer of sealed air box intake systems. We offer a lifetime warranty. And we use real-world dyno testing procedures to deliver real-world benefits. Our systems fit without any changes to the OEM sensors or connections. Check out our range of high-quality Camaro intakes here. Then contact our team to order the cold air induction kit that delivers on its promises.

Installing A CAI Carbon Fiber Chevy Camaro Cold Air Intake

Discover how you can unlock the true potential of your Camaro with Cold Air Inductions’ Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake system. In this detailed video summary, we’ll look into the performance enhancements and sleek design of one of the most recommended upgrades for any Camaro enthusiast.

A Closer Look at Performance and Installation

Key Highlights

You get the peace of mind that comes with a beautiful colored manual with step-by-step instructions, really, anybody can do this install.

Lucas, IDriveFast

In the video, Lucas with IDriveFast installs a carbon fiber cold air intake for his 2018 Camaro LZ1 1LE. Right off the bat, he notices two things about the Elite Carbon Series Intake that make it stand out from other air intake systems:

  • Stylish, Innovative Design: The intake is crafted from high-quality carbon fiber, ensuring durability while adding a custom edge to your engine bay.
  • Ease of Installation: Like all Cold Air Induction intakes, the Elite Carbon Series is easy to install. It bolts right into the factory location using factory hardware and clamps.

Real Performance Gains

Cold Air Inductions is the #1 air intake out there for the Camaro…and a lot of other vehicles. I will say the carbon fiber on it is immaculate…beautiful.”

Lucas, IDriveFast

Like every CAI intake, the Elite Carbon Series is one of the most extensively developed intake systems on the market. That way, you can be sure you’re not only getting a great-looking intake but also getting real performance gains, including:

  • Enhanced Engine Performance: The system is designed to significantly improve airflow to your engine, which can increase horsepower and torque. That optimized airflow also allows your engine to perform better under various conditions.
  • Heat Reduction: The carbon fiber material acts as a natural heat barrier, keeping incoming air cooler than stock intakes or plastic intakes from other brands.
  • Sound Enhancement: Not only does the intake system improve performance, but it also enhances the sound of your engine, giving you a more satisfying driving experience.

Explore how Cold Air Inductions utilizes state-of-the-art technology to craft intakes that offer superior performance. Check out the Elite Series Technology page to learn more about the research and development behind these advanced systems.

Why Choose Cold Air Inductions?

Cold Air Inductions has been a leading manufacturer of sealed cold air intake systems since 2004. All our intake kits are designed and engineered for specific vehicles to deliver noticeable improvements over stock performance and come with a lifetime warranty. In addition to the Elite Carbon Cold Air Intakes, we also offer other Cold Air Intakes for the Camaro.

If you’re ready to make your Camaro stand out, contact us to order your CAI cold air intake kit today!

The First Mods You Should Make On A Chevy Camaro

If you own a fifth- or sixth-generation Camaro, there are plenty of great mods you can do to enhance its performance and looks. Even a base Camaro is a potent vehicle, the 3.6-liter V6 pumps out between 304 and 335hp depending on the model year, and the 6.2-liter V8 makes up to 455hp in stock form. The supercharged V8, meanwhile, delivers a sledgehammer 650hp.

But more is always better, and Motor Fire put together a great video showing five of the best mods that will give you the extra power and visual edge to let your Camaro stand out from the crowd.

1.) A Cold Air Inductions Intake System

There’s simply no better or quicker way to enhance the intake sound and performance of your Camaro than with a CAI Cold Air Induction System. Thanks to precision engineering and comprehensive installation instructions, our CAI intakes can be installed in minutes and show gains of 11 rear wheel horsepower on average. We stock intakes for a wide variety of 5th and 6th Gen Camaro models:

Check out this video by Motor Fire, demonstrating the benefits of our CAI cold air intake in 6th Gen V8 Camaro:

For a stock look that takes just minutes to install, the CAI cold air intake is your only choice. Motor Fire mentions that you get better throttle response, more power, and improved fuel economy. All without needing to tune the ECU.

2.) Oil Catch Can

The second-best upgrade is also under the hood. It is an oil catch can that reduces carbon build-up on the intake valves and increases air turbulence to improve oil separation. It’s one of the cheapest and best mods you can do to extend the life of your engine. Installation time is just 20 minutes.

3.) Aftermarket Exhaust

Replacing your restrictive stock exhaust with a free-flowing aftermarket system will improve your car’s exhaust sound and unleash a few more horses in the process. Doing a full cat-back exhaust isn’t a cheap upgrade, but it is the most comprehensive way to add power and unleash your Camaro’s sound. After all, you get what you pay for.

A more cost-effective route is to do an axle-back muffler replacement. This will enhance the exhaust sound and the upgraded tailpipe tips will look great, too. There are plenty of different systems out there, so pick the one that works best for you.

4.) New Wheels

Replacement wheels aren’t going to enhance your Camaro’s acceleration, but they will definitely improve its looks. Motor Fire recommends Z28 wheels because they look great on any Camaro, but if your budget is tight, powder coating factory wheels is also an option.

Fitting larger diameter or wider wheels will really enhance your car’s looks and can also improve handling and grip levels. Just remember that fitting very low profile tires can make the ride much harder over bumps.

5.) Body Kits and Ground Effects

Some Camaros come with aero components from the factory. If yours didn’t, adding them to a stock car can instantly enhance the aesthetics of even a base V6 Camaro.

Adding splitters, side skirts and a rear wing can give your car a very racy and aggressive look, and unless you go for a pure carbon-fiber option, it can also be reasonably cost effective.

Get The Best Cold Air Intake On The Market For Your Camaro

Whatever upgrade you plan for your Camaro, make sure to install a cold air intake first. Cold Air Inductions is the leading manufacturer of sealed air box intake systems, and we offer a lifetime warranty. We use real-world dyno testing procedures to deliver real-world benefits. Our systems fit without any changes to the OEM sensors or connections.

Check out our range of high-quality Camaro intakes here. Then contact our team to order the cold air induction kit that delivers on its promises.

Back To Back Test: CAI Intake On A 2016 Camaro SS

Performance cars are built with high quality parts, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for improvement. The sixth generation Chevy Camaro SS is already an impressive performer. It comes stock with a 455hp 6.2-liter V8 that can launch it from 0-60mph in just 4.5-seconds.

It can also cover the quarter mile in just over 12-seconds. That’s quick even for modified V8s. Bad Bowtie Productions decided to take their 2016 Camaro SS to the dragstrip to find out what it would do stock. Then they installed a CAI Cold Air Intake to see whether it made a difference. Read on to find out.

Stock Runs

First off, they did three stock passes to get a baseline:

  1. ET 12.03@116mph
  2. ET 12.01@117mph
  3. ET 11.99@117mph

The baseline average works out to an elapsed time of [email protected]. Those are pretty healthy numbers for a bone stock Camaro SS. Clearly the track surface and car were as good as it was going to get. The car was left to cool down for an hour, during which the CAI Cold Air Intake was installed. The entire process took just 15 minutes with basic tools.

It was then driven straight to the drag strip without waiting for the ECU to recalibrate to the additional airflow.

CAI Intake Runs

The Bad Bowtie Productions crew then did three passes with the new CAI kit installed and reached an average elapsed time of [email protected]:

  1. ET 11.91@117mph
  2. ET 11.94@117mph
  3. ET 11.93@117mph

Every run was quicker than the fastest stock time, and while the overall improvement was just under 0.1-seconds, that should equate to a 10-15hp increase on a car like the Camaro SS. Not bad for a 15-minute upgrade that also enhances the intake sound in the process.

The Cold Air Inductions Difference

There are plenty of cold air induction kits on the market. What makes CAI stand out is the attention to detail and quality of every product we sell. Every kit is supplied with everything you need for a hassle-free installation. We use OEM-quality fittings and keep all original sensors.

  • Inspection window to check reusable air filters
  • Powder-coated aluminum parts to reduce intake temps and enhance performance
  • Air boxes designed to maximize cold airflow and OEM sensors are reused
  • OEM-spec fasteners and connectors
  • Superior intake sound to OEM intake
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Real-world testing for real-world performance

Order Your CAI Intake Kit Today

Upgrading to a CAI Cold Air Intake is quick and easy thanks to our custom designed products and simple installation procedure. Our intakes are designed to last, and the reusable air filter element will save you money, too.  Our popular 6th Gen Camaro intakes include:

Whether you choose the Elite Carbon Series  intake systems like Bad Bowtie Productions did for their Camaro SS, or the Elite Series intakes, CAI products are the perfect upgrade for any OEM setup.

Cold Air Inductions is a leading manufacturer of cold air intakes. And we stand by our products with a lifetime warranty. Get in touch with our team to order your kit today.

Five Simple Chevy Camaro Aftermarket Upgrades

If you’re a proud owner of a Chevy Camaro and looking to enhance its performance and style, upgrading certain components can make a significant difference. From boosting horsepower to improving aesthetics, these upgrades can transform your Camaro into something unique.

Among the various options available, a cold air intake from Cold Air Induction (CAI) stands out as the top choice, but other things may also improve your Camaro, including suspension upgrades, new wheels/tires, body kits and window tint. Let’s delve into the benefits of each upgrade.

1. Suspension Upgrades: A Better Handling Ride

Image Credit: LSXMag

Upgrading the suspension of your Chevy Camaro is a surefire way to enhance both handling and ride quality. Performance-oriented suspension components like upgraded shocks, struts, springs, and sway bars can minimize body roll, improve cornering ability, and provide a more responsive and comfortable ride. By investing in a quality suspension upgrade, you’ll experience improved stability and control during aggressive driving, making your Camaro a joy to maneuver on the road or track.

2. Wheels and Tires: Amping Up Style And Performance

Swapping out the factory wheels and tires for high-performance counterparts can not only elevate the aesthetics of your Camaro but also enhance its grip and handling. Performance wheels made from lightweight materials reduce unsprung weight, leading to better acceleration, braking, and cornering capabilities. Pairing these wheels with high-performance tires engineered for improved traction and grip completes the package, allowing you to fully exploit your Camaro’s power and performance potential.

3. Performance Intakes: Boosting HP And Sound

One of the most gratifying upgrades for any Camaro owner is a cold air intake system. A high-quality intake kit optimizes air flow, allowing the engine to breathe more freely. This results in increased horsepower and torque, accompanied by a more pronounced engine sound (especially when you step on it) that exudes power and performance. Besides the performance gains, a well-designed intake kit can turn heads and give your Camaro engine bay an stand-out look. You can check out Cold Air Inductions high-quality intake intake kits for Camaros here.

4. Window Tint: Enhancing Aesthetics And Comfort

While not directly related to performance, window tinting is an upgrade that adds to the overall appeal and comfort of your Chevy Camaro. Tinted windows provide several benefits, including blocking harmful UV rays, reducing glare, and enhancing privacy. Additionally, window tinting helps regulate the interior temperature by minimizing heat buildup, ensuring a more comfortable driving experience, especially during hot summer months.

5. Body Kits: A Sleek And Unique Look

Body kits are meticulously designed to reduce air resistance, allowing the car to achieve better speed and fuel efficiency. They also help in channeling airflow in a manner that can keep the vehicle more grounded, providing enhanced stability at high speeds. Adding components such as front and rear bumpers, side skirts, and sometimes even a spoiler, provide a more aggressive and sporty look to the Camaro, making it stand out on the road. Besides the functional benefits, a body kit can significantly increase the resale value of the car, appealing to enthusiasts who appreciate a customized appearance.

Camaro Cold Air Intake Kits From Cold Air Inductions

Cold Air Induction systems are designed to provide noticeable performance improvements for the Chevy Camaro and come with a lifetime warranty. Our cold air intakes replace the stock intake with a more efficient design, drawing cooler air into the engine and increasing both horsepower and torque. By optimizing airflow, a CAI system helps your Camaro breathe easier and perform at its peak, improving throttle response and overall engine efficiency.

Contact us to order your CAI cold air intake kit today.

2016 Camaro Gets An Intake Upgrade From Farmtruck And AZN

Most auto enthusiasts know that a cold air intake is a quick and easy upgrade to enhance your vehicle’s performance and improve the sound of your engine. The challenge is finding the right one that noticeably improves your ride. There are a lot of options on the market, but the key is finding a high-quality system that cools and improves airflow. Otherwise, you could be wasting your money and hurting your vehicle’s performance.

That’s why Farmtruck and AZN chose an intake system from Cold Air Inductions. In this post, we’ll cover the highlights of their install video and explain why you can count on our cold air intakes to improve the performance of your car or truck.

Installing A Cold Air Inductions Chevy Camaro Intake

In this video, Farmtruck and AZN install a new Cold Air Inductions intake on a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro with the 6.2-liter V8 engine. As they unbox and go through everything, they comment on the quality of the parts and how everything is well made.

“This [intake] is impressive…it truly is…the quality of this product is top notch.”


Even though they haven’t installed one of our cold air intakes before, they find it easy to put together. It takes them about 35 minutes to hook everything up, including 15 minutes of joking around.

After completing the installation, they take the Camaro out for a spin. Immediately they notice the throatier sound, remarking:

“Who needs a supercharger when you’ve got the sound of a Cold Air Inductions intake?”

Farmtruck & AZN

Performance Gains And Fine Details

camaro intake 

At the end of the video, Farmtruck and AZN point out how you can find lots of inexpensive cold air intakes. But if you want one that noticeably improves performance and is easy to maintain, they recommend one from Cold Air Inductions. All of our cold intake systems are designed and tested to fit a specific vehicle and provide a tight fit to keep the engine compartment’s hot air out of the intake. Additionally, each system comes with the following:

  • 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
  • Retention of stock OEM sensors

Installing one of our cold air intakes takes only 15-30 minutes, but you’ll immediately notice the improved power, sound, and fuel economy.

Why Choose A Cold Air Inductions Intake Kit

Cold Air Inductions has been a leading manufacturer of sealed air box intake systems since 2004. We offer a lifetime product warranty and do real power testing to ensure our intake kits deliver noticeable improvements over stock performance.

[Cold Air Inductions] is a company that’s going to spend the time to engineer the product correctly.”


We engineer intakes that fit your exact make and model and fit like a glove. Don’t just take Farmtruck & AZN’s word for it, contact us to order your CAI cold air intake kit today.


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

camaro intake

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

cai intake window

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.


Cold Air Inductions Camaro6 Dragstrip Comparison

Some people use a chassis dyno to test the difference a COLD AIR INDUCTIONS CAMARO6 AIR INTAKE SYSTEM, but the guys at BAD BOWTIE PRODUCTIONS have taken things a step further and put us to the test on a drag strip. This tests the true improvement in acceleration, which is one of the main reasons people buy a cold air intake system, along with the desire to have a throaty, performance air-intake sound, improved looks under the hood, and a lifetime, re-usable air filter.

The Bad Bow Tie 2016 Camaro SS test mule had no other modifications, not even a performance tune on the ECU. They took the car to Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis to do the dragstrip testing. Watch the video to see the car in action, and the quicker dragstrip results they achieved using a Cold Air Inductions system.

To baseline the Camaro, they made three back-to-back passes. The results were:

12.032 seconds at 116.54 mph

12.017 seconds at 117.87 mph

11.995 seconds at 117.72 mph

This gave the 6th Gen an average elapsed time (e/t) of 12.015 and average quarter-mile speed of 117.38 – good numbers for a bone stock Camaro.

After letting the car cool for an hour, the Bad Bowtie Productions crew got busy, and with basic hand tools install the Cold Air Inductions Camaro 6 system in about 15 minutes. Once finished, they took the car back to the starting line

The results:

11.919 seconds at 117.82 mph

11.948 seconds at 117.03 mph

11.932 seconds at 117.81 mph

The average e/t of 11.933 is nearly a tenth of a second quicker! If you’re not a lifetime drag racer, that may not sound like a huge improvement, but to give you an idea, you typically have to add 10 horsepower to the engine or remove 100 pounds from the vehicle in order to pick up a tenth of a second on the e/t. That’s a great gain, especially from something as simple as installing a Cold Air Inductions intake system that doesn’t require any other engine modifications, not even a performance tune on the ECU.

2017 Camaro SS Gets The Best Air Intake On The Market

2017 Camaro SS Cold Air Intake Performance For Hammerdown Motorsports

DiabloFormulaRacing installs a 2017 Camaro SS Cold Air Inductions cold air intake system. He gives part by part feedback based on his experience with other systems on the market. Also, he gives a thorough overview on what the installed quality is for the new 2017 systems.

Diablo Formula Racing is at it on a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS. Coming from the dealer with some power, he looks for a good way to add more to Hammerdown’s white double S Camaro.  Nothing is better than more rear wheel horsepower. DFR breaks down the system from the box showing each component. He replaces the spacer in the front of the intake manifold but aside from that, just uses the parts from the box for a seemingly instant performance upgrade. Having done a few Camaros with Cold Air Induction cold air intake systems, he throws the instructions right out of the box. The car already had headers and some other upgrades. During the latter part of the video, you can hear the air going into the engine. This is a 6th gen Camaro that will be higher horsepower and with more top end torque. The video doesn’t show the side by side before and after the cold air intake install but with the extra modifications, Hammerdown will most likely be dyno testing only after some more upgrades and other projects on a well tuned 6th generation Camaro like he has. DFR estimated Hammerdown is around 440hp at the wheels with the cold air intake and the other modifications.

MotorTrend Magazine 5th-Gen Camaro Bolt-On Mods – Mods For the Masses

When the 5th-generation Camaro finally hit dealer lots in 2009, it was clear that GM had designed a winner. Its brawny lines turned heads on the street, and new buyers bought them in droves. GM also delivered the goods when it came to the powertrain. The stock 6.2 V-8 in the manually-equipped LS3 SS model pumps out an impressive 426 horsepower and 400 horsepower in the automatic transmission-backed L99 version. That bump in power from the fourth-gen days comes in handy since these new models are over five hundred pounds heavier. Despite the Camaro putting on some weight, many owners have been able to click off low-13-second runs in the quarter bone stock with both combos.

Earlier this year we picked up a 2010 Camaro SS/RS packing the L99 engine and 6L80E automatic transmission combo. We looked for one with the slushbox because of all the time we spend in bumper-to-bumper Chicago traffic. New to us, but already sporting 6,800 miles, we just had to take advantage of the late spring weather this past April and made a bunch of bone stock passes at Great Lakes Dragaway. So just a week after purchase and armed with solicited (and unsolicited) advice on how to run strong times with this car, it took only 7 passes for us to click off an impressive 13.15 at 106.77mph, cutting a 1.95 on the stock Pirelli tires. Subsequent track outings netted similar times, but none better than that 13.15. And predictably the car slowed down as we headed into summer. Low 13’s were easy when it was 65F, but mid 13’s have become the norm now that’s it’s routinely in the 90’s. And once it got warm, our invincibility turned into apprehension when a C6 or other quick ride rolled up on us. More power was needed.