The Power of a Chevy Camaro Cold Air Intake

Here’s Why You Should Have a Camaro Cold Air Intake

No matter how you slice it, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is one heck of a car. It’s powerful, fast, responsive, and looks incredible. But if you’re a Camaro owner, you’re probably always wondering how you can improve it a bit, eke out a little more performance, or make it truly stand out in some way. That’s part of the fun of owning it, right? A ridiculously easy way to accomplish that is with a Camaro cold air intake, particularly our Elite Carbon Series cold air intake. In the video below, we turn to Lonestar Hawaiian on Youtube for an in-depth look at installing this system in his dream car, the Camaro ZL1. What do you think?

Check Out the Camaro Cold Air Intake 

This particular cold air intake fits onto a 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, or 2021 Chevy Camaro ZL1 with a 6.2L V8 engine. The kit comes with the air box, intake tube, air filter, coupler, stainless steel clamps, and installation manual. The clear plexiglass viewing window in the air box is very functional in that it helps you monitor the filter for replacement, but it also brings some major style points when you pop the hood. The epoxy finish on the air box and intake tube also add a nice shine underneath the hood.

The Elite Carbon Series for this Camaro cold air intake is really something special. The system produces all the same great benefits of the Elite Series system (i.e., more power, better fuel efficiency, and cooler sound), but the air box and intake tube pieces are constructed from a beautiful and glossy carbon fiber. Because carbon fiber is lightweight, strong, and resistant to temperature changes, it’s the ideal material to use on your Camaro. It reduces the weight compared to other aftermarket air intakes constructed of metal. Also, the carbon fiber air box naturally maintains a cooler temperature than a metal or plastic material would, which improves your power and fuel efficiency even more. It’s the perfect solution for a Camaro owner.

Installing a Camaro Cold Air Intake 

In terms of installing an aftermarket air intake system, it’s really pretty simple. You will likely need to disconnect the negative battery terminal first, which will help reset the system. Loosen the associated hose clamps and unscrew the MAF sensor from your factory air intake tube – be sure to keep this tucked away somewhere safe as it can be expensive to replace. Then slide the air intake tube off of the throttle body and remove the air box and tube. At this point, you should be all set to install a new cold air intake.

If you watched the video from Lonestar Hawaiian above, one of the nicest features of this cold air intake system is that it is designed to be bolted right into place. Fit the new one into place (which may take a little adjustment), and bolt it down. Super easy. Within 20-30 minutes, you can have a brand new, performance-boosting, jaw-dropping cold air intake on your Chevy Camaro ZL1. The results? It looks fantastic and makes your car sound like a Camaro ought to sound. As Lonestar Hawaiian notes in the video, it may not be a dramatic change to your fuel economy. But who really cares about the gas efficiency when you’re talking about maximizing horsepower and going faster?

Check Out the 2021 Chevy Tahoe Cold Air Intake System

Why You Need a Chevy Tahoe Cold Air Intake System

When you own a large SUV, such as a Chevrolet Tahoe, you crave the same things of a truck owner. You want your SUV to be more powerful, you’d like it to be more fuel efficient (and cheaper at the pump), and you’d definitely like it to sound awesome when you hit the accelerator. You know, that nice throaty rumble? We’re here to tell you there’s an easy way to gain all three: install a Chevy Tahoe cold air intake system. The best part is that it’s an easy install process that nearly anyone can do at home. So if you have a 2021 Chevy Tahoe (5.3L V8 engine) and you’re looking to gain some major perks, keep on reading.

Cold Air Inductions sent the Elite Series cold air intake system to Youtuber Leaman Griffin to try it out. Here’s what he thought of the install process and final results.

Installing a Cold Air Intake System

The 2021 Chevy Tahoe cold air intake system fits 5.3L V8 engines of the Chevy Tahoe, Suburban, and Silverado. In fact, the install process for this kit is the same as doing it for a 2020 Chevy Silverado, which is covered in another video. Don’t be nervous about replacing the factory parts, because this kit fits seamlessly into the factory seating and lines up with all the bolt holes for a snug and professional end result. As Leaman mentions in the video above, it takes only 15-20 minutes to install the kit, so you can easily do it after work one day and still have time to test drive it.

The Elite Series products are built to last with exceptional quality and attention to detail. From stainless steel clamps to thermal or powder-coated finishes, you will get everything you need to replace your old engine air intake system quickly and know it will stand up to the test. 

Why Install a Cold Air Intake?

There are many reasons you’d want to install a Chevy Tahoe cold air intake. Here are the most compelling reasons for most people:

  • More Horsepower – even if you don’t take your SUV off the beaten path much, it’s nice to know you have power under the hood for when you want it. Numerous dyno tests show that you can gain 12 to 14 horsepower from simply adding a Chevy Tahoe cold air intake. For 15-20 minutes of effort, it’s really an easy trade-off.
  • Better Fuel Economy – cooler air carries more oxygen, so it’s a cleaner and more powerful combustion cycle. Our top-notch air filters are specially engineered to trap tiny particles while maximizing air flow, and our insulated air boxes keep the air in the system as cool as possible.
  • Cooler Sounding Engine – not that this is necessarily last, but who doesn’t want a cooler sounding SUV?

So if you have a 2021 Chevy Tahoe and you’re thinking the benefits above sound good to you, consider replacing a cold air intake system. It’s a huge pay-off for very little effort.

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.

Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intakes | Camaro Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake

Installing a Camaro Carbon Fiber Cold Air

Lucas with IDriveFast installs a carbon fiber cold air intake for his 2018 Camaro LZ1 1LE. The Elite Carbon Series Intakes from Cold Air Inductions are the most extensively developed intake systems on the market.

Cold Air Inductions has the best cold air intake for Camaros, available in black, chrome, and carbon fiber. This carbon fiber Camaro cold air intake install is on a 2018 LZ1 1LE. The Elite Carbon Series 2017 – 2019 Camaro Cold Air Intake is the most extensively developed bolt-on cold air intake system on the market. With carbon fiber used to create all the major parts except the filter of the system, it provides optimum strength to weight, corrosion resistance, and heat dissipation. With the most advanced system offered by Cold Air Inductions, every part has been engineered and tested for maximum performance improvements. Dyno proven in every aspect, the Elite Carbon Series has been built to the highest level of detail and specifications.


Intake System Includes:

  • Carbon Fiber air box with clear viewing window
  • Carbon Fiber Intake Tube
  • High-Performance Air Filter
  • Flex Coupler / Stainless Clamps
  • Installation instructions


Best Camaro Cold Air Intake?

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Looking for a new cold air intake for your 6th gen Camaro? We have the best Camaro cold air intake. Camaro intakes are what put Cold Air Inductions on the map, adding more torque and horsepower to your Camaro all while looking great!

(VIDEO) Today I talk about in my OPINION the best Cold Air Intake for the 2016-2019 Camaro SS 6th Generation! Leave your comments down below on your opinions of the best intake for these cars. Which do you have?!

2016- 2019 Cold Air Inductions Intake

Maximize the performance of your Chevy Camaro SS with our high-performance V8 Camaro cold air intake system. Our intakes feature superior quality and craftsmanship while achieving outstanding performance gains. We have seen increases of up to 13 horsepower, with an average increase of 11 rear-wheel horsepower. The Cold Air Inductions air intake for the Camaro6 is one of the easiest and fastest ways to add more power.


  • Insulated Aluminum Air Box
  • Air Box Lid with Clear Inspection Window
  • Thermal-Coated Intake Tube
  • High-Performance Air Filter (CF-7437)
  • Black Silicone Coupler / Stainless Clamps
  • Installation Instructions


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!

Are All Air Intake Systems Providing Performance Gains?

Dyno Proven Pontiac GTO Cold Air Intake Performance Boost

DiabloFormulaRacing does a dyno test to test the horsepower gains at the wheels on a Pontiac GTO. He replaces an “Acme” brand air intake system with a Cold Air Inductions air intake system on the dyno. One run on the “Acme” system for the baseline. Then, after the swap, the Pontiac GTO is put to the test on the dyno again with a new Cold Air Inductions air intake system to see what the results are. There is no programming and no other modifications. Just a head to head comparison between aftermarket systems. One was built as an “affordable” option as an aftermarket cold air intake system. The Cold Air Inductions system is built and engineered to get the most of the engine and space available. This goes to show not all air intakes are made equal. The side by side comparison of the rear-wheel torque and horsepower show top end gains with the Cold Air Inductions air intake system over the no-name induction system. With dyno proven performance, the Pontiac GTO shows improvement even without tuning.


This is why Cold Air Inductions puts so much time and effort into a cold air intake system. It is built to fit and built to the available space for optimum performance. The systems are dyno tested and created for the engine requirements. The Pontiac GTO is a performance built vehicle and the best option for a cold air intake system is built to maximize the airflow and controlling thermal in the space available in the engine bay. With thermal testing, Cold Air Inductions can see how the heat is managed within the engine bay and shield the airbox for the coldest air to the intake. The results are optimum airflow at the ideal temperature for the sensors and the engine combustion.


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Back to Back Test: Cold Air Inductions On A 2016 Camaro SS

2016 Camaro SS On Track Performance Comparison: No Tuning

First 3 runs with Cold Air Inductions On A 2016 Camaro SS that is Bone Stock. Then, the cold air intake system from Cold Air Inductions is added without any tuning is installed. Three runs are then averaged for comparison. The Cold Air Inductions cold air intake is built for performance gains on and off the track.


Void My Factory Warranty?

Will Using a Cold Air Inductions, Inc. Replacement Air Filter or Intake System Void My Factory Warranty?

Will a Cold air Intake Void my factory warranty?

No. In the United States, for the manufacturer of a warranted product (in this case, a vehicle) to void or deny warranty coverage of a repair due to the use of an aftermarket part (a Cold Air Inductions, Inc. air filter or intake system), the manufacturer must provide proof (evidence) that the aftermarket part is the cause of the necessary repair. These rights are protected under the Consumer Products Warranty Act of 1975 (also referred to as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act).

A warranty is a guarantee or promise made by a manufacturer, and is included with their product at no charge when it is sold as new. “Extended Warranties” are not warranties at all, since consumers must pay money to receive their benefits. The proper name for an Extended Warranty is a Service Contract. These contracts may contain exclusions or clauses conditioning their coverages, and these may limit the consumer from using certain products (like aftermarket air filters or performance intakes) on their vehicle. Service contracts are not regulated by the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, and once a consumer signs an agreement, they are bound to the terms of that contract. In the event of a vehicle repair, the presence of an aftermarket part (even if it is unrelated to the repair) could void the contract and force the consumer to pay for the repair themselves.


Cold Air Inductions Inc. Memphis, MI Awarded Platinum Supplier Status

General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales division has awarded Cold Air Inductions, Inc.  Memphis, MI operations with a Certificate of Excellence at the highest level, Platinum Supplier Status, in recognition of outstanding performance. The award recognizes top performing suppliers who consistently meet or exceed GM’s stringent quality criteria.

“Your organization has played an important role in our efforts to design, build and sell the world’s best vehicles,” wrote David Poole, General Motors General Director of Supply Chain and Michelle Braun, Executive Director Global Purchasing. “Your dedication and commitment to consistently perform above expectations are very much appreciated by the entire General Motors team and we want to recognize your organization for its outstanding performance. You have our most sincere congratulations.”

General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales has very high performance standards and customer service. “This award recognizes our commitment to providing the highest levels of both product quality and reliable service our customers expect and deserve,” said David Lookliss, Cold Air Inductions,  Operations Manager. “This award is an acknowledgement of the efforts of our entire team for their commitment to delivering to our customers’ expectations.”

Cold Air Inductions is the nation’s leading developer of automotive air induction systems.