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Old 07-01-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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Cold Air Scoop

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thinking about installing the cold air scoop and relocating the washer bottle to go with my CAI (which is awesome by the way). Is this worth it? I saw a video of a guy shooting air into the scoop on you tube. Seems like he says no.


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Old 07-01-2013, 07:43 PM   #2
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Search. Many threads on the subject. Short answer, yes.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:43 PM   #3
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I installed the Cold Air Inductions CAI two weeks ago. I did not notice any performance difference over the following week. The following weekend I installed the (APEX) scoop and washer relocation kit. The difference was amazing, especially at around 3000 rpms and up. Car pulls much harder now, and sounds different too...

So I definitely recommend it!
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Had the CAI installed a few months ago, just never got around to installing the relo and scoop till this past weekend....after driving around with just the CAI, which itself made adifference in the feel, and now with the scoop, I can tell you that there seems to be a major improvement with the scoop. My butt Dyno definatly feels and hears a big difference compared to just the CAI....definatly recommend the scoop. One of the best cost to performance ratio's Ive done so far to my Camaro.
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Uhmmm yeah it is noticeable..wow!!!! The install was good and clean, the CAI just looks right down sexy as hell, CAI inc makes a good intake! it dresses up the engine nicely.... Sound has improved! and throttle response is smooth and shifts cleans. I recommend the Scoop WW kit and CAI to anyone.. got mines from Chase at APEX-great guy to to business with!

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EASY SHMEASY.

Took me all of an hour and a half to install.

I put it up on blocks to get the jack under it, took off the wheel, took out the wheel well liner and went to work. It's VERY straight forward and directions really aren't needed... I mounted the washer inlet inside the rotofab CAI. Looks like it was meant to be there. Works great!

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I installed my air scoop over the weekend.

When I pull out on the main road leaving my house there is a blind corner. It usually is not an problem, unless someone is speeding. Well, today, a truck came flying around the corner right as I pulled out and gave me the official "op-test" opportunity.

I did not expect the scoop to work so well with my K&N intake, not being a top 10 intake on the forums. Well, a good combination of cool morning air, a good step on the gas, and I felt the difference. I felt the front of the car lift more than I had ever felt and I even started to come sideways a bit. I shot up to about 45mph in first gear before I realized I was going to end up speeding before I even shifted. Somehow I found the willpower to ease of the gas and shift normally, I am sure the approaching red light had something to do with it.

Op-test SAT - Thanks APEX!
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I just installed a CAI, scoop, and a windshield washer relocate kit that I bought from APEX. The install went smooth with no problems. When I was done I took my car for a spin and WOW what a difference. It seemed to run a lot smoother and faster.

I would like to say APEX has super fast shipping, I placed my order on Friday evening and received it on Wednesday.
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Four months and six thousand miles later, my 2013 SS automatic convertible was ready for its first modification. Research on Camaro5 forum pointed me to the “air intake” from CAI as a simple but helpful upgrade. But, wait! There’s more to it than just the cool looking intake. While I am at it, I might as well put in the Apex air scoop. And, oh yeah, the air scoop requires that I relocate the windshield washer bottle.

As I read through comments from forum members, my confidence was bolstered that this was a good decision. I ordered the parts. Worst case scenario, installation would give me a very impressive looking device in my engine bay. As luck would have it, I was immediately sent on a weeklong business trip. Parts arrived and a friend hauled them inside my home while I was away. The following weekend, I opened all the boxes and carefully laid out all the parts. I opened the hood of my car and began to study the instructions. I looked again at my engine. I looked over the parts. I closed the hood of my car. No way. Not going to happen if I had to install it.

The next several nights were fitful. I would open my garage after coming home from work and carefully park next to a table full of beautiful car parts. I glanced at them, I checked the instructions and each time I reaffirmed my decision. I would then sheepishly go inside for a well-deserved glass of wine. Several days later, a co-worker asked me what was wrong as my attitude at work began to sour. I explained to her the problem and she giggled at my exasperation. Women can be cruel sometimes. She told me that her husband is really good at mechanical work on cars and she was sure he would volunteer to get it done.

Sure enough, he would do it, and we set up a date. Still another long week at work waiting for my new best friend to be available for the task. Finally, this past Friday night, he took my car and all the parts. Agony! We text a few times as he wanted decisions from me. Then, another text that he needed a tool from his dad and it would be the next day before I got my car back. More agony! At noon on Saturday his long awaited text announced that the project was finished and I could come over to pick her up.

At this point, I have convinced myself that the money was well spent even if only to have a really good looking air intake installed. At the very least, I would now be worthy enough to open the hood of my car at the next Saturday morning “Cars & Coffee” meet up.

My wife and I arrived at his home and there it was, my beautiful Camaro, resting comfortably after surgery. I inspected the engine bay and felt some of the engine parts to make sure that the operation went well. We chatted a bit, as he explained the scope of the project. He was actually quite happy to do the work. He wanted to install one in his car. Now he knows exactly how it all goes together. My car and I just became an essential part of his “learning curve.”

Time to drive! I carefully backed out of his garage. It seems the computer has already figured out that the car has new lungs. No roughness. No hesitation. My wife followed me as I drove through the subdivision at less than 25 miles per hour. Nothing was different. I knew it was in there. I’d seen it. I’d touched it. Nothing! Already, I was rationalizing once again my purchase decision and in my mind practiced defending it to my wife. Surely, we would be having that discussion later this evening.

After an eternity, I turned on to Charleston Avenue. Just one more block and we’ll be on the highway home. Radio is off, top is down, and I’m intently listening to the engine purr. Turning left on to the 215 entrance ramp, I checked the gauges and all were “up and green!” My radar detector was silent. It was time. I floored it.

My car literally leapt in to action. Suddenly, a loud growl came out of my engine. I’ve never heard that before. Pushing through the gears the growl came back with each shift, time and time again. OMG! This was a new car. Racing on to the highway, we were mercifully given very light traffic and no police. I kept up my incessant demand for more. The V8 gladly gave it to me. We were passing through 100 miles per hour and it felt effortless. No drag, no hesitation, just pure raw power.

Air now flowed impressively through the scoop and up in to the air-box. The filter cleansed it and sent it on its way along the tube and in to my engine. Air is what my engine demanded. I never knew. I felt as if I had been suffocating her for four months. Now, I was rewarded with power and speed I had never known. Slowing. Speeding up. It was always the same as the growl came back every time. Even in the higher gears, no matter the speed, if I demanded it, she would growl out her approval and pin my head back to the head rest.

Once off the highway, we came to the inevitable stop lights at intersections. Idle was again a calm 500 rpm. Light turns green and I discover that I need to relearn driving. Yoda came in to my head screaming “calm down young Jedi.” Acceleration from a stop light is quick. Since, I had no desire to run down pedestrians, I quickly learned how to control myself and my car.

The garage door opened and I pulled inside. Again the engine returned to a calm 500 rpm. As I turned off the ignition, she gave me one last delight, the sound of “whoosh” as air evacuated the air-box. My wife, behind me the whole trip in her own Camaro, heard and saw it all. No defense of my decision would be needed this night. She simply turned to me and said, “I need one of those too.”

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Old 07-01-2013, 07:46 PM   #5
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Doesn't seem like shooting air at it is very scientific. From what I have heard it makes a small difference. I am trying to do bolt ons that do not void warranty so every bit helps.

I am installing mine this week and report back personal experience.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:29 PM   #6
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Hey People

thinking about installing the cold air scoop and relocating the washer bottle to go with my CAI (which is awesome by the way). Is this worth it? I saw a video of a guy shooting air into the scoop on you tube. Seems like he says no.


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Absolutely worth it. Scoop is a huge compliment to the CAI Intake. We have a great package if interested over in the V8 Sponsor Section
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:41 PM   #7
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I went from a 13.4 to a 13.1. Only change I made was lighter wheels and a scoop and washer bottle relocate. And I'm not sure how much the lighter wheels helped since I couldn't get any traction. So I'm willing to bet the scoop definitely helped.
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I went from a 13.4 to a 13.1. Only change I made was lighter wheels and a scoop and washer bottle relocate. And I'm not sure how much the lighter wheels helped since I couldn't get any traction. So I'm willing to bet the scoop definitely helped.
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:14 PM   #10
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I went from a 13.4 to a 13.1. Only change I made was lighter wheels and a scoop and washer bottle relocate. And I'm not sure how much the lighter wheels helped since I couldn't get any traction. So I'm willing to bet the scoop definitely helped.
Gotta ask what wheels and tires.
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:24 PM   #11
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i had a carbureted ( i know, shame on me ) corvette that had a factory cold air system that worked at a certain speed..also i have a race replica motorcycle that has a cold air system as well, it starts working at 100 mph...

i added a banks air system to my duramax with the scoop, drawing wind from under the hood just doesn't seem right.
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I did my install today. I installed the apex scoop and relo kit, I already had the cai intake. The install was very easy and straight forward.

When I went and test drove it it seemed peppier and am happy with the results. Did it chuck me into the back seat, no but didn't expect it to.
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its amazing how emptying your wallet makes your car "feel" faster..
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If I can spend 1/4 of the cost of an intake to make it 1/3 more efficient, I am all for it
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:34 PM   #15
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its amazing how emptying your wallet makes your car "feel" faster..
So cais dont work? Wow interesting
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So cais dont work? Wow interesting
no one knows, i can get anyone to tell me...
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Gotta ask what wheels and tires.
20" Nurbergrings and Invo's. the Invo's don't hook for shit so my 60' suuuuuck.
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i had a carbureted ( i know, shame on me ) corvette that had a factory cold air system that worked at a certain speed..also i have a race replica motorcycle that has a cold air system as well, it starts working at 100 mph...

i added a banks air system to my duramax with the scoop, drawing wind from under the hood just doesn't seem right.
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its amazing how emptying your wallet makes your car "feel" faster..
Well the best thing about the scoop and washer bottle is that you don't have to buy it.

Personally I wanted my car to go faster so I did. I you're not into that than save your money.
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thinking about installing the cold air scoop and relocating the washer bottle to go with my CAI (which is awesome by the way). Is this worth it? I saw a video of a guy shooting air into the scoop on you tube. Seems like he says no.


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It is definitely worth it and has been proven time and time again on the dyno and at the track. Very inexpensive and an easy install! I have the original scoop put out by ADM and I love it.
Very easy decision.
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It is definitely worth it and has been proven time and time again on the dyno and at the track...
Especially at the track! The dyno shows a gain but it definitely doesn't present the full picture since the car isn't moving.
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20" Nurbergrings and Invo's. the Invo's don't hook for shit so my 60' suuuuuck.

Going to Willow this Sat for the Sat night drags to test out the new setup.Glad the Invo's are still in the garage..lol
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its amazing how emptying your wallet makes your car "feel" faster..
U talking to me? Go troll yourself elsewhere if so. I spend my money on what I want you got problem with that? Who you think you are?
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Dont pay attention to wally he is still in the carburetor era!
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Especially at the track! The dyno shows a gain but it definitely doesn't present the full picture since the car isn't moving.
Very true!!!
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20" Nurbergrings and Invo's. the Invo's don't hook for shit so my 60' suuuuuck.
My time sucked on stock . Now have also have invoes and Nurburgring seem to spin just as bad.
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