Cold Air Inductions Inc. Featured By MotorTrend And GM High Tech Magazine

One of the keys to boosting horsepower and torque in any engine is to improve how it breathes. The easiest way to do that is with a cold air intake which eliminates airflow restrictions and keeps the air inlet charge cool. However, most cold air intakes are plastic and absorb heat, limiting or eliminating any performance gain.

Our cold air induction systems are made from aluminum to be durable yet lightweight. And, they are thermal coated to limit heat transfer from the hot under-hood environment. The quality and performance speak for themselves, which is why MotorTrend used one in its fifth-gen Camaro upgrade project.

MotorTrend’s 5th Generation Camaro Upgrade

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Image Credit: MotorTrend

MotorTrend’s fifth-gen Camaro upgrade project aimed to improve the performance of a Chevy L99 motor. Stock, the motor made 345 rear-wheel horsepower and 355 lb-ft of torque. Adding a Cold Air Induction intake and performing an ECS tune increased output by 18 to 363 rear-wheel horsepower.

Next, the Camaro received an upgraded camshaft and a complete American Racing Headers exhaust setup. The camshaft and exhaust upgrade complimented the improved breathing of the Cold Air Induction intake, providing better all-around performance. Once everything was installed, the dyno run revealed a jaw-dropping increase of 98 horsepower from stock, for a total of 443 rear-wheel horsepower.

While the camshaft and exhaust upgrades would have added some additional power, they would not have been as effective without a high-quality cold air intake. We were honored MotorTrend chose our Cold Air Induction intake system for its Camaro project and were pleased to see the results.

Chevy Camaro Air Intakes From Cold Air Inductions 

All cold air intake systems are not the same. Many are made of cheap plastic or use restrictive air filters that can rob your vehicle of some of its performance. That’s why we engineer every cold-air intake as a complete system, from the aluminum housing to the air filter. Our cold-air induction systems are designed to work for your specific vehicle, optimizing airflow with minimal turbulence.

Since 2004 Cold Air Inductions has manufactured the highest-quality air intakes in the industry, delivering real, measurable power increases. Check out our testimonials and customer reviews to see what people say about our intakes.

Click this link to contact us if you have questions or want to know more about our products – and shop here for your new Camaro intake today.

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.

Cold Air Inductions Elite Carbon Coming Soon

The final prototype for our new brand “Elite Carbon Series“. Systems for the 6th Gen Camaro SS and ZL1 will be available very soon.



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.

Cold Air Inductions Inc. Moves Into New Building

Cold Air Inductions Inc. has moved into our new facility! This new space was built brand new from the ground up as the new home of Cold Air Inductions Inc. This new building gives us the space needed for some state of the art machinery, dedicated packaging and shipping area, new office space, and an engineering room complete with hoist an in in ground Dyno! The additional space has also allowed us to bring some proccesses in house, suh as all of our thermal coating and powder coating. The building was constructed in our home town of Memphis, Michigan, and will help in providing jobs for the local community. The land purchases has already been planned and approved for further expansion of up to 8x the buildings current size!

Will An Intake Void The Factory Warranty?

Will Using a Cold Air Inductions, Inc. Replacement Air Filter or Intake System 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.

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS – Moter City Pride

A one-off turbocharged 2010 Camaro built from the ground up in Michigan; redefining the definition of “stance”

From the September, 2010 issue of gm high-tech performance

By Justin Cesler

Photography by Justin Cesler


Some people call it the “X Factor,” a quality that can’t always be described but can always be noticed. For us, it is one of the main factors in choosing a feature car, it has to have something special, something almost greater than the sum of its parts that separates it from all other cars. In a hotel parking lot literally chock-full of custom 2010 Camaros, this “x factor” is what immediately attracted us to Rodrigo Olmedo’s 2010. The stance, the wheels, and the paint were almost spot-on perfect, and the turbo ls3 under the hood was certainly a welcome addition, but it was the entire combination working together that really made this Camaro a show-stopper.



“I found out that motorsports performance design (MPD) was looking for a car in order to make a one-off fiberglass hood and rear spoiler for a SEMA project. I called Eric Peters (owner of MPD) and set up a day to drop off the car. Eric also introduced me to James Newsome from CAI inductions who also needed a car for a couple of days; so off to him it went and the bug had bitten.” remember Rodrigo’s leap of faith in supporting his company? Well, it wasn’t but two weeks after buying his Camaro that he got a phone call to come back to work, GM was getting back on its feet and needed quality people back on its team. By the end of his first week, Rodrigo decided it was time to help other local businesses and shops, so he set out to build an all-out show car using as many local Detroit-based shops as possible. “i ended up over at victory racing engines (VRE) in Clinton township, Michigan, to see what i could come up with. I met with the owner Eric and head fabricator Mark Hayosh. We quickly sat down to discuss what I wanted, with the end result being a car that was extreme in performance but still very driveable.”

5th Gen Camaro Intake CAI Featured And Reviewed By Super Chevy

Up front, you should know that this test contains no hyped up dyno numbers and no glory pull track runs. There is no winner or loser and no air intake managed to pull off the impossible and rocket us to the moon. This is a real-world test that contains a lot of great data, but takes a little more reading than the usual “dyno queen” testing that some other magazines are so fond of. But we know you want the real deal, so here it is. First of all, we almost completely omitted the dyno because there is no way it can accurately replicate real-world conditions for intake testing. Without cold air moving over the front of our test Camaro, we couldn’t guarantee real-world IAT/MAP figures, or see how the filter placement would affect the “ram-air” properties of each design. Above those two factors, we also wouldn’t be able to replicate actual airflow through the front grille, or the engine bay cooling properties of a moving vehicle. However, we did want to test how each intake compared with its advertised numbers, as well as what it would do to static air/fuel. With that in mind, we have included both maximum horsepower and torque but we urge you to not make your decision on those dyno numbers alone. With the dyno portion of our testing figured out, we were left with driving our 2010 down the track, which added another unwanted variable; us. Now, we’re not saying we can’t drive, but we do understand that no one can be exactly the same every run and those couple of milliseconds difference could definitely skew our results, giving some intakes an unfair advantage, based on a solid shift here or a better 60-foot there. And with that in mind, we set out to build a real-world test that could be replicated by anyone, at any time.

Test Procedure
In order to produce meaningful results, repetition and consistency was key to our experiment. Our first objective was to remove as many variables as possible, which meant eliminating both the human element (shifting, time between shifts, launch, etc) and the electronic element (torque management, shift pressure, etc). With Greg Lovell of AntiVenom at the helm of his otherwise stock 2010 6-speed manual 2SS Camaro, we laid out a procedure that would allow every intake a fair shot.

Initial Impressions:
The Cold Air Inductions (CAI) 5TH Gen Camaro Intake system looked very simple, but well thought-out. The air filter box came preassembled and was the only system in our test that used a thermal heat barrier attached to the box. The intake tube was ceramic-coated, which was a nice touch for both looks and thermal management. The supplied conical filter was large and was a washable, oil type filter.
See the Final Results and Data here: