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Old 11-30-2011, 10:29 AM   #1
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Apex Motorsports Washer Tank Relocation Kit & Air Scoop

By: SOPMOD & Billy Speed
I have to apologize to Apex; I have been overwhelmed with my real job, car shows and starting a car club. Nevertheless, Chase sent me their Washer Tanker Relocation kit and Air Scoop last August. I finally got it installed today. The install was very straight forward and anyone with basic mechanical skills should be able to complete the install with ease.
The car we used is a 2010 Camaro 1SS and already had a CAI previously installed. We also removed the front bumper cover in order to do some other work. While we had the bumper cover off, we also completed this review. The removal of the front bumper cover is not necessary to complete the install of this kit.

The kit removed from the package
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Once we had the car jacked up and wheels removed.
It was necessary to remove the attached screws and
push pins that retained the inner fender cover.

Inner fender (wheel well) cover removal points.


Once push pins and screws are removed
the inner fender cover can be pulled back
out of the way to allow access to
accomplish the installation.
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This is the factory pump before removal
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Pump removal and draining of the tank.
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This is the area in the plastic shroud
that needs to be removed. We used
masking tape and made the cut
with a wiz wheel.


Making the cut with wiz wheel.

Bumper cover is removed.
This made it easier for us to
photograph the install process.

Note: This install does not
require bumper cover removal.


We used a hand file to clean the
edges after we made the vertical
and horizontal cuts.

This is the scoop from the front,
showing the two mounting locations.


The new 2 quart tank mounted on the scoop and the factory pump is in place.


Routing of the remote fill hose. We
used zip ties to secure it outside of
the CAI.


We decided to mount the remote fill
on the CAI as suggested in the
instructions. The CAI was removed
and marked for drilling locations.


Drilling the mounting holes for remote fill.***


Once remote fill was mounted,
we re-installed the CAI.


This is what everything looks like
after the installation is completed.
Note: Bumper cover is removed
for photos.


The scoop also lines up well with Stillen air ducts.


We did have to modify the scoop to
clear the Stillen air ducts.

This was a well thought out kit and I really think Apex knocked it out of the park! It was a very simple installation and only took about an hour to fully complete. Most anyone with basic mechanical skills should be able to accomplish this install with ease. We honestly did not find anything negative about the kit and found everything needed to complete the install was included in the kit. So if you have a CAI, this is a must do modification that is very reasonably priced. Contact Chase at Apex Motorsports for this kit and many other aftermarket components. They are truly a customer service oriented company that will go above and beyond to meet your needs.


Phone: 502-930-APEX(2739)
http://www.apex-speed.com/
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:00 PM   #2
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This was a great Mod!

Thanks "G" for getting it posted for me!

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Old 11-30-2011, 04:51 PM   #3
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subscribed... i've been planning to installed mine since october.
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:30 PM   #4
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do you really need to take out the CAI to install this?
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:04 PM   #5
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do you really need to take out the CAI to install this?
Only one nut to remove it after cover is off.
Makes it alot easier to drill the remote fill holes.
I guess if you had a right angle drill you could do it in place?

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Old 12-01-2011, 05:07 PM   #6
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That is an outstanding installation thread. Thank you for taking the time to put it together and posting it.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:53 PM   #7
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Great DIY thread. My CAI w/ scoop is on the way and I appreciate all the info. I'm planning on using two jack stands. Will that work? Also, do I need a torque wrench for the wheel?
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:00 AM   #8
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Great DIY thread. My CAI w/ scoop is on the way and I appreciate all the info. I'm planning on using two jack stands. Will that work? Also, do I need a torque wrench for the wheel?
Thank you for your order. Two is plenty. I definitely recommend getting one and torquing your wheels to spec.
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I have trouble getting the bracket and washer bolt to line up do I need to trim the plastic more or ?? Thanks
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:17 AM   #10
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The scoop also lines up well with Stillen air ducts.
We did have to modify the scoop to
clear the Stillen air ducts.
I have these ducts in my lower grill. What modification to the scoop is necessary?
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:32 AM   #11
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Great write up! This will be a big help when I do this install next weekend!
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:23 PM   #12
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Awesome write up' just got my parts and now I think I can do it myself
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:01 AM   #13
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I have trouble getting the bracket and washer bolt to line up do I need to trim the plastic more or ?? Thanks
Yes, you may have to trim more plastic than is described in the instructions.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:11 AM   #14
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What is the performance benefit of this? How many horses is it good for?
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:36 AM   #15
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Yes, you may have to trim more plastic than is described in the instructions.
As I described in one of the PDF's here:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=302280

No worries. Just trim a little at a time until you get the fit just right!
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What is the performance benefit of this? How many horses is it good for?
On a dyno you will see something like:

Average HP gain: 5
Average TQ gain: 6

Peak HP gain: 5
Peak TQ gain: 7

This is in addition to your CAI. Sitting on a dyno there is very little air flow over the car, even with a wind machine you are very limited, so a dyno number does not give a realistic snap shot of the real world gains with a scoop. All I can say for sure is that it is noticeable.

Whoosh!

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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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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.
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As I described in one of the PDF's here:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=302280

No worries. Just trim a little at a time until you get the fit just right!
That is one outstanding DIY. Thanks for taking the time.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:25 PM   #18
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I really have to get around to installing mine. It's been sitting around the house for close to a year.
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I really have to get around to installing mine. It's been sitting around the house for close to a year.
Wow I don't feel so bad now and here I am feeling bad about 1 week.
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Does the scoop work with any CAI? Mine is roto fab.

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On a dyno you will see something like:

Average HP gain: 5
Average TQ gain: 6

Peak HP gain: 5
Peak TQ gain: 7

This is in addition to your CAI. Sitting on a dyno there is very little air flow over the car, even with a wind machine you are very limited, so a dyno number does not give a realistic snap shot of the real world gains with a scoop. All I can say for sure is that it is noticeable.

Whoosh!







That is one outstanding DIY. Thanks for taking the time.
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Does the scoop work with any CAI? Mine is roto fab.

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It works with any intake system that has an open bottom, which is most of them. Roto-Fab included.
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That is one outstanding DIY. Thanks for taking the time.
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Good job OP on the DIY! Just got my Apex scoop and bottle relocate done and everything went pretty smooth! My Dremel was junk so I used a utility knife to cut the plastic for the scoop! Took about 5 min and came out neat! That horn bolt is a booger! Lol, I installed my included bolt from the back and put the included nut on the side where the OEM bolt was going in! Made it a lot easier for me!! Hope to try the system out soon! Still got it on jacks for more upgrades!
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Good job OP on the DIY! Just got my Apex scoop and bottle relocate done and everything went pretty smooth! My Dremel was junk so I used a utility knife to cut the plastic for the scoop! Took about 5 min and came out neat! That horn bolt is a booger! Lol, I installed my included bolt from the back and put the included nut on the side where the OEM bolt was going in! Made it a lot easier for me!! Hope to try the system out soon! Still got it on jacks for more upgrades!
Can't wait to read your thoughts after you go for a ride.
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Just installed my kit . Thank god for this write up. Took about 3 hrs as i took my time and the damn 95 degree heat, yeah that bolt is a pita. Will see how it feels in he am
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