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Old 09-23-2013, 07:23 PM   #1
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Talking APEX Motorsports Camaro SS Catch Can



Apex Motorsports SS Catch Can: $189.99 SHIPPED!!!


Optional black braided hose kits:

L99 Camaro Black Nylon Hose Kit w/ Black -06 AN Fitting

LSA (ZL1) / LS3 Camaro Black Nylon Hose Kit w/ Black -06 AN Fitting

For a limited time only the Apex Motorsports ZL1 / Camaro SS Catch Can will be shipped with the optional 6061 T6 aluminum alloy Push Lock fittings and -an adapters. These upgraded fittings are a $28 optional upgrade that you will receive for FREE!



Modern engines feature a variety of emission control devices and systems to reduce the toxic gases released into the atmosphere. One of these is called the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) system. During the combustion process a small amount of gases leak or "blow-by" the piston rings and create a positive pressure in the crankcase. This gas is made up of all kinds of nasty stuff like unburnt fuel, oil, water, carbon particles, and even sulfuric acid. The PCV system vents these gases from the crankcase and routes it back into the intake manifold so it can be burned off. The problem is that over time the excess oil vapor collects along the inside of the intake tract and forms carbon build up. Some gasoline commercials refer to it as "gunk". This can lead to a variety of issues including retarded timing, detonation, reduced fuel economy, and power loss.

Three Stage Design


The Apex Motorsports Catch Can features a proprietary 3 stage design that condenses and collects these substances before it has a chance to reach the intake system.

The first stage is the filtration chamber. It, like the rest of the system, is designed so that the vapor has to pass through it's entire length. There are no bypasses or "tubes" that allow the vapor to skip most of the filtration media. The Apex Motorsports Catch Can is unique in that it is designed so that there is a temperature differential created in this chamber. Because of this the vapors are not only slowed down and subjected to the filter media in this chamber, but the cooler temperature also promotes droplet formation.

The second stage is a transition zone that is encountered as the vapors exit the filtration chamber. The filtration chamber is designed so the vapors are evenly distributed as they travel through it and as they reach the bottom they exit through a mechanism very similar to a shower head. However, at the exit this "shower head" creates a great deal of turbulence to again promote droplet formation.

In the third stage the turbulent gases enter a very narrow passage (approximately 5mm) to travel back towards the top of the can where the outlet are. In this section the gases are forced to constantly be in contact with two large surface areas, one cooler and the other warmer, to promote condensation of any substances that may still be in suspension.



Apex Catch Can Features


The Apex Motorsports Catch Can has a couple very unique features that set it apart from all other systems. If you wish to clean your Apex Motorsports Catch Can it can be completely disassembled and the filter media can be replaced. This ensure a longer service life that other catch cans. The most interesting feature of our catch can is that it has three outlet ports so it can be configured however you need it. All hardware needed for a single outlet install is included and the option to add an extra outlet fitting for FI applications that require dual outlets is available. Hex head plugs are included to cap off outlets not in use.
  1. Can and bracket machined from 6062 billet aluminum
  2. Three outlet ports for application specific configuring
  3. Collected oil easily discarded by removing the threaded bottom of the can
  4. Tough and beautiful anodized finish
  5. All hardware and 3/8" hose included
  6. 100% Made In The USA
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:34 PM   #2
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Mine is ordered! Looks like this might become the gold standard in catch cans on this forum now. Good work Apex! Are you close to selling out yet?
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:57 PM   #3
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I just had this installed at their facility today! First impressions and installation review can be found here. It's a really nice product with the customer service to back it up!

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Old 09-24-2013, 07:28 AM   #4
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Just ordered. Thanks for filling the void that the back ordered R/X left. Any comparisons to the R/X Chase?
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:56 AM   #5
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Looks pretty nice. If I did not already have my Elite I probably would have considered this.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:21 PM   #6
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Thanks to you all for your orders. Black braided hose kits are now available for $79.95.

L99 Camaro Black Nylon Hose Kit w/ Black -06 AN Fitting

LSA (ZL1) / LS3 Camaro Black Nylon Hose Kit w/ Black -06 AN Fitting
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:38 PM   #7
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My L99 2SS Install w/Pics and Tips

I got one of these and installed it earlier this week. First off, let me say that this is a solid built catch can from a well known and reputable company. It fits great, but I have a few points that may help some. Since this is a first run, it's normal to run into issues like this they may not have thought of, but the instructions overall were very good.

You will obviously need a few tools that many of you will already have. However, you will also need some blue thread locker (i.e. locktite) for the screws. I picked up a bottle at Walmart in the auto section. You will also need some teflon tape which you can find lots of places (i.e. plumbing section of Walmart). The instructions reference both, but neither are included, so go get some if you don't have any.

I have a L99 SS, so my install used the most hose and I still had a little left over. The hose routes under your plastic engine cover straight to the catch can. Make sure you are mindful where you route it because there is a pulley and belt close to that area. The pictures in the install instructions don't specify if the hose should route over or under the plastic engine cover. I made the assumption it was under which was right according to Chase, but it would be helpful to mention this in the install instructions.

The instructions state to make the 90 degree (input) elbow on top face away from the bracket. Unfortunately, I couldn't do that with mine without leaving it a little loose. I read in the instructions that you can add more Teflon, which I did to help the issue. However, I would prefer that it be threaded in such a way that it tightens to a comfortable level and ends up pointing in the right direction. It may be that the standard fittings do this and the issue is with the upgraded fittings we get with this first run.

The 90 degree angle connectors are not the same on both ends. One end is a little rounded and the other is flat, but either end will go into the catch can. Looking at the other fittings, I determined it was the flat end that goes into the catch can and round into the hose fitting.

Last issue was with the retaining clips that come with the hose. For the life of me, I could not get them to go over the hose when it was in place over the nozzle. It barely fit the hose itself. The hoses seem to be pretty tight regardless, but I ended up getting some of the small screw on types from O'reillys for the extra piece of mind.

Suggestions for Apex:
1. Provide a small roll of teflon and a tiny packet of locktite (or something similar).
2. Provide hose clamps that are just a little larger in diameter.
3. Provide pictures of the hose run after the plastic engine cover is put back on for those of us with the L99.
4. In the instructions, mention which end of the 90 degree elbow goes into the catch can and which to the hose.


EDIT: I attached pictures to help others with a L99 SS. I have pictures with and without the top. I realize my engine is dusty after looking at these pictures.
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:43 PM   #8
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Thank you for your order and the feedback. Great idea on the instruction changes. I can see how some folks might not know what is going on there.
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With optional braided lines installed.

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Old 10-10-2013, 02:26 PM   #10
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The results speak for themselves.

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Well just emptied mine. Only on the car for about a week and a half now. I'd say she works better then the RX can I used to have.

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We cruised down to Somerset, KY for the powercruise which was about a 350 mile round trip, a portion of which had some uhh, spirited street driving. The catch can was bone dry prior to the cruise. This is a photo of the catch can later that night.

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Old 10-11-2013, 09:53 AM   #11
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Ordered yesterday. According to UPS, mine is scheduled to arrive "by end of day 10/14". I'll let you know how it turns out.
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Old 03-22-2014, 03:58 PM   #12
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For those of you following Project G5R, the Moreno's have chosen to go with the Apex Motorsports Catch Can. As with everything else in their build, the install was customized. Check out the latest update below.

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Got it, sorry for the delayed reply..... crazy busy weekend.

Quick update: We worked on where to mount the PS, overflow, and catch can today. All this stuff takes a tremendous amount of thinking time as there is no such thing as bolt on. Seth took on the task of mounting the Apex catch can and did a great job. BTW, I have to say the Apex can is Top Shelf! The quality (fit and finish) are bar none. Since our radiator is mounted via the crash support bar, we welded in the holes where you mount the catch can, so instead, we mounted the can straight to the engine block.


You can see in this picture how the bracket was meant to bolt onto the catch can.

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In order to mount it to the block Seth had to modify the bracket. He started by making a template.



Next came cutting off the mounting tab.



He then trimmed the tab to make it more of a spacer. Kinda hard to grasp the reasoning unless you had a can in front of you to see why he did this.



To extend the lower portion of the bracket, he used a piece of aluminum from an angle iron we had laying around.





There's a few steps missing because he forgot to take pictures, LOL. This is a proto-type as the final product will be welded on, metal finished, and powder coated in anthracite.

In the meantime, here are a few preliminary pictures.





BTW, we know the hoses are not mounted correctly.

For anybody who would want to mount the can in this location, it would be very simple. We just used the same bolt that holds your AC bracket. Obviously, you would want to relocate your negative battery cable to the drivers side and the EVAC under the fuse box. I think we should come out with a kit as we get so many PM's asking the same questions.
Here is a shot once the engine was back in the car.

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Never been a fan of Catch cans. But after just taking my TVS2300 apart I ordered one.


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Old 03-22-2014, 10:07 PM   #14
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Nitroman, mine looked the same when I pulled it apart, mine was used. I'll be getting a can myself. I'm just not sure if I like the Apex bracket, but the can looks good.
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Nitroman, mine looked the same when I pulled it apart, mine was used. I'll be getting a can myself. I'm just not sure if I like the Apex bracket, but the can looks good.
Yea, I cant use the bracket. I have my coolant reservoir mounted where it goes.
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:57 PM   #16
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Never been a fan of Catch cans. But after just taking my TVS2300 apart I ordered one.


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Yuk, how many miles?

BTW I run a catch can on all my cars
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Yuk, how many miles?

BTW I run a catch can on all my cars

Had the blower on little over a year. Cars a DD so i would say around 12,000 miles. Been at 10psi from day one.
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I feel cheated. She didn't deliver my parts.


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Just curious but is anyone dumping the oil collected from the can back into the engine?


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Lol. That's going to be a No.


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Old 04-03-2014, 04:36 PM   #21
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I was just about to order but it says $11 for shipping? I thought it was $189 shipped?
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:23 PM   #22
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Just ordered! Can't wait! Should've ordered the free poster as well....
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Was just curious.

I just removed my CAI and swiped my finger inside my throttle body...man I should have ordered one of these years ago. O well...trading it in for a 2014 model so my first mod will be this can as soon as I drive it home.


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Old 05-18-2014, 05:48 PM   #24
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I'm about to install my sc, I figure I might as well grab one of these as well....
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:26 PM   #25
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That is a good time to install one. Don't want to gum up that new supercharger. Thank you for your order.
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