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Checking Out the Camaro ZL1 Elite Carbon Cold Air Intake

Replacing Your Camaro’s Stock Intake with an Elite Carbon Cold Air Intake

If fast cars and horsepower are your thing, you’ve no doubt at least thought about replacing your stock air intake system before. Dyno tests show that after replacing the factory option with a cold air intake system, you’ll see a positive bump in horsepower, speed, and performance. Plus, it will generally sound a lot better, look more polished, and may even increase your fuel efficiency. So what’s stopping you? With the ZL1 Elite Carbon Series from Cold Air Inductions, you can easily replace it yourself.

ZL1 Elite Carbon Series Intake System

Before we jump into how to switch out your stock version for the ZL1 Elite Carbon Series intake, here’s exactly what you get when you purchase this option. Nearly the entire ZL1 Elite Carbon Series system is constructed of carbon fiber material, which is lightweight, extremely strong and durable, resistant to corrosion, and helps dissipate heat quickly. The intake tube is sleek and the air filter box/housing comes with a clear plexiglass window to see the filter inside the filter box and know when it needs to be cleaned out or swapped. The stainless steel clamps keep the system firmly in place when tightened down, and the flexible coupler makes it easy to attach to the throttle body. It also comes with a high performance air filter. This kit can be used for a 2017-2021 Camaro ZL1.

How to Replace Air Intake System

The process of replacing an air intake system might seem a little confusing if you don’t do a lot of work on your car yourself. But it’s really pretty simple, especially when using this kit because it comes with everything you need and a great installation booklet. Check out the video below to see just how easy it is.

  1. Start by loosening the clamps and screws on your stock or existing air intake. Then make sure to carefully remove the mass air flow (MAF) sensor and detach the PCV tube. When everything is disconnected, pull the whole thing out of the car.
  2. Next, it’s assembly time, which is super simple. Attach the carbon fiber intake tube to the high performance filter by screwing them together. Insert the air filter portion into the filter housing box, and pop it into place. Place the foam gasket around the lower intake of the filter box.
  3. Slip the coupler boot onto the throttle body tube (paying attention to the text that indicates which way it should go on). Then slip the intake tube into the other side of the coupler boot. For this reason, you should attach the intake tube side first, and then rotate the air filter box down into place.
  4. Tighten the stainless steel clamps around the coupler boot first to ensure it is snug. Insert the retainer clips on the air filter body into the grommets on your car to attach them.
  5. Last, plug in the PCV tube again and gently reinsert the MAF sensor into the appropriate place on the intake tube. As you can see in the video, it may be a tight fit, so take it slowly so as not to cause any damage.

And just like that, you could have a better sounding, better looking, and better performing Camaro. As you can see, installing a cold air intake system is not that complicated, especially when you use the ZL1 Elite Carbon Series. It comes with some great instructions that you can follow, or you can just reference the video above for a more visual look at the process.

The NEW 2016-2019 GM 3.6L V6 Camaro Cold Air Intake

All New V6 Chevy Camaro Cold Air Intake

If you’re looking for a fast and easy way to increase the horsepower of your 3.6L V6 Chevy Camaro look no further. We’re introducing a new high-performance air intake system that can increase the horsepower of your Chevy Camaro up to 13 horsepower. With our high-performance V6 Camaro cold air intake, we have seen an average increase of 11 real-wheel horsepower.

INTAKE SYSTEM INCLUDES:

  • Insulated Aluminum Air Box
  • Air Box Lid with Clear Inspection Window
  • Thermal-Coated Intake Tube
  • High-Performance Air Filter
  • Black Silicone Coupler / Stainless Clamps
  • Installation instructions

This Cold Air Intake System Fits:

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Chevrolet Camaro 3.6L V6

 

 

 

The First Mod You Should Install on Every Truck!

Truck Performance Mods | Silverado Truck Mod – Cold Air Intake

Let’s say you just bought or picked up a new GMC Sierra or Chevy Silverado, and you are hyped to start installing mods on the truck, what should your first mod be? By a long shot, the first and best mod for every truck should be a new cold air intake. This is easily one of the cheapest ways to increase your truck’s horsepower and performance, and that boost in fuel economy!

So Do Cold Air Intakes for Trucks Really Work?

Before spending your money on a new GMC Sierra or Silverado cold air intake you are probably wondering, do cold air intakes really work? Do you really experience performance or horsepower gains? Street Speed 717 dyno tests the 2017 5.3 V8 Chevrolet Silverado before and after a cold air intake install. These Silverado cold air intake dyno results don’t lie!

Ready to install a cold air intake on your truck? Check out our selection of cold air intakes for Chevy and GMC trucks!

This Should Be the First Performance Mod on Every Truck

GuitarmageddonZL1 installs a Cold Air Inductions cold air intake on his new Chevrolet Silverado. With noticeable gains in throttle response, the full review was based on the simplicity of installation. The only performance modification on his truck currently and with ease of installation for the performance gains, the proof is in the power. The benefit of the additional cold air into the intake, changes the throaty sound of the V8. The audible difference from the intake of more cold air is just one indication that the engine is able to get what it needs. The restrictive tubing plagues so many aftermarket cold air systems. A Cold Air Inductions cold air intake system is built to bring in the ideal amount of air flow for the intake. The sensors’ locations and connections are all built to fit around the engine and provide the coldest,  continuous air that a naturally aspirated engine will need. If you drive a V8 truck, a cold air intake system will also give some gas mileage performance since it will allow more efficient combustion in the engine. Most V8 trucks already have great power to the wheels but, when you need a boost for pulling a trailer or hauling a heavy load, the extra performance will be noticeable when you really need the top end performance.

Do Cold Air Intakes Really Work? Before and After Dyno Test

Street Speed717 dyno tests a new 2017 5.3 V8 Chevrolet Silverado before installing a Cold Air Inductions cold air intake. They install the cold air intake on the dyno and then retest to check performance gains. No tuning and no other changes. This is a true before and after test to show just the kind of engineering and performance that goes into Cold Air Inductions cold air intake systems. There is no long cool down period or reprogramming. Just an install on a stock, off the lot truck for more top end power and better throttle response.

 

Yes, it is a brand new 2017 Z71 Chevrolet Silverado, but it is worth it to have the best aftermarket parts if you are looking for the best performance from any vehicle. The Cold Air Inductions cold air intake system is built to perform and add power to any vehicle. The results are built into each system using dyno testing and thermal through the whole development process. With the majority of the airflow coming at a lower temperature and unrestricted, the engine management system can use OEM sensors to adjust the fuel mix for better engine performance. This means the throttle response will get a boost, the rear wheel horsepower will improve, and the fuel economy will be better since the air is better for the engine. The system has the OEM sensor ports built into the cold air intake to make installation easy and the cold air intake does not require extra tuning or programming. The sensor isn’t even disconnected. The sensor is just swapped from one port to the new system port. Everything is tested for the engine and vehicle specs to make adding horsepower and fuel economy as easy as a 20-minute installation.

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.

Chevrolet Trailblazer SS Gets 14 RWHP in 10 Minutes

DiabloFormulaRacing adds 14 rear-wheel horsepower with a Cold Air Inductions cold air intake. He shows that good performance isn’t just for muscle cars and trucks. The performance and fuel economy gains makes any car better to drive.

 

Diablo Formula Racing does something nice for his girlfriend Steph’s Trailblazer. It is an easy install that he does on a snowy day. Once he gets the stock intake out, it was easy to just set the new Cold Air Inductions air intake right in. He then bolts the new system in place as the snow starts falling again. The whole thing takes about 10 minutes for him. The sensors are all the same and the vacuum hose just goes back into the valve cover. Once he does the intake, he goes through the parts and the finished install. The Trailblazer SS sure gets a lively amount of power at the rear wheels with a 14 RWHP boost. The fuel economy will also get some modest improvements. It is a go-to improvement for a simple 10-minute job.

This truck is also not a new, off-the-lot model. This has over 150k miles and already received a lot of TLC through a rebuilt transmission, small cam upgrade, rebuilt front differential, and upgraded exhaust. The whole package has been a project for DFR. The easiest part from his Youtube videos on the TBSS has been the cold air intake system. For a performance SUV like a Trailblazer SS, the wear and tear is one thing but the reason for ownership comes when the throttle is open. This is where the Cold Air Inductions cold air intake takes the performance above what it was over 150,000 miles ago for DFR and Steph.

With any Cold Air Inductions cold air intake system, the installation instructions are in the box and available online. The instructions (like the cold air intake system) are based on that specific vehicle make and model. The instructions are based on the stock set-up of the engine bay. If you have made additional changes to the engine bay, be aware of the fit and spacing around the airbox to keep the airflow open and airbox securely mounted.

Cold Air Inductions 2017 Camaro SS Intake Install

Hammerdown Motorsports installs a new Cold Air Inductions cold air intake on a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS. After an exhaust and long tube headers, this was the third mod on the list but a large change for the new Camaro SS. Hammerdown Motorsports goes over the whole install, testing, and reactions to the upgraded cold air intake system.