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.