Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Apex Paul
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Engine | Drivetrain | Powertrain Technical Discussions > Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons

Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Bolt-Ons | Intakes | Exhaust

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-07-2012, 03:41 PM   #1
PAUL SS
The Mark of Excellence
 
PAUL SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 ABM 1SS RS LS3
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Smallest State in the Union
Posts: 8,416
This just in! CAI


Found this yesterday when I got home for lunch. I got from Juiced. Needless to say I didn't want to go back to work.

So, it was out with the old and in with the new. Two bolts and it is out.

There is a big gaping hole where the factory air box used to be.


I was amazed at how well the new air box went in and fit. Then when you look straight down through it, you see where all that cold air comes from. It helps that the washer bottle has been removed, I have no use for it.


The tube and filter fall right into position, it couldn't be easier. The maf was simple and cannot be installed upside upside down as the holes won't line up.

Putting the cover on was the hardest part for me, getting those 1/4 turn screws lined up just right was a small challenge, but I enjoyed every second of this install.

For the final connection I used a piece of braided hose for the breather hose.
I have known for 7 months this was the cold air kit I wanted, but was still impressed by the quality, looks and ease of installation. I can't wait for spring time to try it out!

Thanks to Cold Air Inductions and Jason at Juiced Motorsports!

P.S. This is why I am selling my New Era Intake Pipe.
__________________
BMR, CAI, DynoMax, Elite Eng., Hurst, Jannetty, Clear Image Headers & Hi Flow cats, Jet Hot, LSR, TSW, Vredestein

Last edited by PAUL SS; 01-15-2012 at 06:47 PM.
PAUL SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2012, 03:43 PM   #2
Apex Motorsports

 
Apex Motorsports's Avatar
 
Drives: 2000 Camaro SS
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Louisville, Ky.
Posts: 23,307
Very nice. Congrats!
__________________
Apex Motorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2012, 07:16 PM   #3
78Z2812TBD
 
78Z2812TBD's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 45th 2SS vert
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Plano Texas
Posts: 107
Very nice! I like the braided hose idea. Thanks to USPS, my box (also received today, but I'm waiting for an opportunity to install it with my son) looked just a little different. Luckily nothing inside appears damaged.
Attached Images
 
78Z2812TBD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2012, 07:28 PM   #4
Brianskeet
Brianskeet
 
Brianskeet's Avatar
 
Drives: RJTC 1SS RS L99
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Crestview FL
Posts: 817
I remember install day! Congratulations!! I love mine as well.
__________________
ARH 1 7/8 coated LT, High flows, Corsa L99 exhaust, Vmax CNC throttle body, Elite Engineering catch can and tunnel brace, C.A.I. Apex Washer relocation and scoop, Janetty Tune, MSD wires, DEI heat shields, RB rotors and pads, Mike the powder coater calipers, pedders lines, Forgestar F14's, Gorilla nutz, MTI spoiler finished by Gary, Gary's Customz Bow Ties, Side Markers and Tails tinted, Bezels matte black, Badges deleted, Windows Tinted, AAC DRL P13W lights, AAC tinted LED reverse lights, AAC LED interior lights, RPI match painted DRL Bezels, Lis plate frame, Lloyds mats
Brianskeet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2012, 10:58 PM   #5
Black1SS
 
Black1SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 1SS/RS 6 Speed
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: SC
Posts: 428
Looks great. Can't wait to get my stuff in. I am so looking toward to getting it installed
Black1SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 06:23 PM   #6
PAUL SS
The Mark of Excellence
 
PAUL SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 ABM 1SS RS LS3
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Smallest State in the Union
Posts: 8,416
Quote:
Originally Posted by 78Z2812TBD View Post
Very nice! I like the braided hose idea. Thanks to USPS, my box (also received today, but I'm waiting for an opportunity to install it with my son) looked just a little different. Luckily nothing inside appears damaged.
CAI does a good job of packaging, not to mention they leave the protective material on the plexi and aluminum and the filter is inside another box. Looks like it paid off for you.
__________________
BMR, CAI, DynoMax, Elite Eng., Hurst, Jannetty, Clear Image Headers & Hi Flow cats, Jet Hot, LSR, TSW, Vredestein
PAUL SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 05:54 AM   #7
BigRed585Lbs

 
BigRed585Lbs's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LT Red Rock Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: By Marion, MS
Posts: 1,167
Paul, your installation photos show why CAI is the top unit. The fit of the airbox to the shape of the Camaro fender liner is excellent. And nothing but smooth tube. Good shots. Enjoy.
__________________
The Cheap-@ss Modder & Thread Killer
Red Rock Mafia
BigRed585Lbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 07:50 PM   #8
JWMotoring
 
JWMotoring's Avatar
 
Drives: SS Camaro
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 2,411
Send a message via Yahoo to JWMotoring
Nice install pics. Great CAI unit too
JWMotoring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 08:18 AM   #9
Sales @ CAI Inc



 
Sales @ CAI Inc's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 SS/RS CAI Inc. CAI, Cam, Tune
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,888
Quote:
Originally Posted by PAUL SS View Post

Found this yesterday when I got home for lunch. I got from Juiced. Needless to say I didn't want to go back to work.

So, it was out with the old and in with the new. Two bolts and it is out.

There is a big gaping hole where the factory air box used to be.

I was amazed at how well the new air box went in and fit. Then when you look straight down through it, you see where all that cold air comes from. It helps that the washer bottle has been removed, I have no use for it.


The tube and filter fall right into position, it couldn't be easier. The maf was simple and cannot be installed upside upside down as the holes won't line up.

Putting the cover on was the hardest part for me, getting those 1/4 turn screws lined up just right was a small challenge, but I enjoyed every second of this install.

For the final connection I used a piece of braided hose for the breather hose.
I have known for 7 months this was the cold air kit I wanted, but was still impressed by the quality, looks and ease of installation. I can't wait for spring time to try it out!

Thanks to Cold Air Inductions and Jason at Juiced Motorsports!

P.S. This is why I am selling my New Era Intake Pipe.
Thank you for choosing Cold Air Inductions!! It looks great, enjoy!!
__________________
Call Us: 810.392.9999 (Click Sig Pic for Website)
Sales @ CAI Inc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 08:30 AM   #10
BigRed585Lbs

 
BigRed585Lbs's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LT Red Rock Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: By Marion, MS
Posts: 1,167
Bill, good installation photos! You ought to send him a t-shirt!
__________________
The Cheap-@ss Modder & Thread Killer
Red Rock Mafia
BigRed585Lbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 12:50 PM   #11
Sales @ CAI Inc



 
Sales @ CAI Inc's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 SS/RS CAI Inc. CAI, Cam, Tune
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,888
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigRed585Lbs View Post
Bill, good installation photos! You ought to send him a t-shirt!
The pictures are great, I wish I had some T-shirts left to send!! We are actually having a new T-shirt designed in the next couple of months which should be pretty cool!! Take care!!
__________________
Call Us: 810.392.9999 (Click Sig Pic for Website)
Sales @ CAI Inc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 01:54 PM   #12
PAUL SS
The Mark of Excellence
 
PAUL SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 ABM 1SS RS LS3
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Smallest State in the Union
Posts: 8,416
Well t-shirt or not, The Camaro looks like it was designed with CAI in mind. It is a natural fit. I looked at some other makes/models with a CAI in them and I am sure they work well, but they don't quite lend themselves to such a perfect fit as the Camaro does.
__________________
BMR, CAI, DynoMax, Elite Eng., Hurst, Jannetty, Clear Image Headers & Hi Flow cats, Jet Hot, LSR, TSW, Vredestein
PAUL SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 02:21 PM   #13
Dznts
Anabolic Connoisseur
 
Dznts's Avatar
 
Drives: Blown Camaro 2SS/RS LS3-2007 Tahoe
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 25,755
i need to order a CAI inake.!
Dznts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 03:12 PM   #14
PAUL SS
The Mark of Excellence
 
PAUL SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 ABM 1SS RS LS3
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Smallest State in the Union
Posts: 8,416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dznts View Post
i need to order a CAI inake.!
Do it now, do not wait, you will love it!
__________________
BMR, CAI, DynoMax, Elite Eng., Hurst, Jannetty, Clear Image Headers & Hi Flow cats, Jet Hot, LSR, TSW, Vredestein
PAUL SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 07:23 AM   #15
Sales @ CAI Inc



 
Sales @ CAI Inc's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 SS/RS CAI Inc. CAI, Cam, Tune
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,888
Quote:
Originally Posted by PAUL SS View Post
Well t-shirt or not, The Camaro looks like it was designed with CAI in mind. It is a natural fit. I looked at some other makes/models with a CAI in them and I am sure they work well, but they don't quite lend themselves to such a perfect fit as the Camaro does.
Thanks a lot, we appreciate that!
__________________
Call Us: 810.392.9999 (Click Sig Pic for Website)
Sales @ CAI Inc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 09:49 AM   #16
Fireslayer
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 143
Congrats on the CAI intake. I have the same one and love it. I get lots of compliments on it. This intake brought my first big smile after the initial Camaro purchasing smile started to dip a bit.

The only bad thing, depending on how you look at it, about buying this CAI is that you are now on the slippery slope and you will soon be dropping more cash on LT's and a dyno tune!

Sorry, but it's true so you'd better start budgeting accordingly. The only other option is to delete your account on this forum and never come back! You might, might have a chance then--but I really doubt it......
Fireslayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 10:08 AM   #17
Jus1dab


 
Jus1dab's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS Black & Silver
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 4,492
That's my next move. The install looks great. The braided hose is a nice touch.
__________________
Jus1dab is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 10:25 AM   #18
PAUL SS
The Mark of Excellence
 
PAUL SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 ABM 1SS RS LS3
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Smallest State in the Union
Posts: 8,416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fireslayer View Post
Congrats on the CAI intake. I have the same one and love it. I get lots of compliments on it. This intake brought my first big smile after the initial Camaro purchasing smile started to dip a bit.

The only bad thing, depending on how you look at it, about buying this CAI is that you are now on the slippery slope and you will soon be dropping more cash on LT's and a dyno tune!

Sorry, but it's true so you'd better start budgeting accordingly. The only other option is to delete your account on this forum and never come back! You might, might have a chance then--but I really doubt it......
It was just a matter of time before I started, it is what it is.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jus1dab View Post
That's my next move. The install looks great. The braided hose is a nice touch.
Thanks, more S/S braided hose to come.
__________________
BMR, CAI, DynoMax, Elite Eng., Hurst, Jannetty, Clear Image Headers & Hi Flow cats, Jet Hot, LSR, TSW, Vredestein
PAUL SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 12:29 PM   #19
Sales @ CAI Inc



 
Sales @ CAI Inc's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 SS/RS CAI Inc. CAI, Cam, Tune
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,888
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jus1dab View Post
That's my next move. The install looks great. The braided hose is a nice touch.
Awesome!! I could have sworn that I talked to you in the past and that you already were running our CAI Maybe I just remember answering some of your questions, let me know when you are ready to take the plunge and we'll get you squared away!
__________________
Call Us: 810.392.9999 (Click Sig Pic for Website)
Sales @ CAI Inc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 01:57 PM   #20
PAUL SS
The Mark of Excellence
 
PAUL SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 ABM 1SS RS LS3
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Smallest State in the Union
Posts: 8,416
Hey Bill, ever consider a threaded breather adapter on the intake pipe in case someone (me) wanted to do a braided hose and a n fittings? I volunteer for a prototype and can send my pipe in.
__________________
BMR, CAI, DynoMax, Elite Eng., Hurst, Jannetty, Clear Image Headers & Hi Flow cats, Jet Hot, LSR, TSW, Vredestein

Last edited by PAUL SS; 01-11-2012 at 02:09 PM.
PAUL SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 08:47 AM   #21
Sales @ CAI Inc



 
Sales @ CAI Inc's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 SS/RS CAI Inc. CAI, Cam, Tune
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,888
Quote:
Originally Posted by PAUL SS View Post
Hey Bill, ever consider a threaded breather adapter on the intake pipe in case someone (me) wanted to do a braided hose and a n fittings? I volunteer for a prototype and can send my pipe in.
Paul,

That would be cool and I could see where some people may do it that way. However, the way we design all of our systems is so that it works with a stock vehicle, otherwise there are so many different things that people might or could do differently that to manufacture for all of those possibilities it would greatly increase product cost, which is the last thing we want to do. We try to streamline production as much as possible and keep variables to a minimum to have better control over quality and pricing. Thank you for the feedback though, and the braided line does look great!!
__________________
Call Us: 810.392.9999 (Click Sig Pic for Website)
Sales @ CAI Inc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 01:09 PM   #22
gelboy1015

 
gelboy1015's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 2SS/RS, MKIII Supras
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Houston/Tulsa
Posts: 951
I love my Cold Air Inductions CAI! I like the braided hose you did. If you dont mind me asking, where did you get that hose?
__________________


2010 Camaro 2SS/RS
- LS3, M6. -
Build Thread/Mods List



gelboy1015 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 01:55 PM   #23
Juiced1
JUICED MOTORSPORTS

 
Juiced1's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2SS CAMARO 45th
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: IL
Posts: 11,010
Looks great Paul. Glad to see everything went on quick and easy!
__________________
Get more Power per Dollar!!!! We carry all the hot new products for your 5th gen! CAI, Roto-Fab, Solo, Corsa, MBRP, ARH, Stainless Works, MRT, SLP, Procharger, Whipple, BMR, Diablosport, Superchips, Street Scene, VFN Fiberglass and much more. Contact us for your Camaro5 discount today!
Call us at 224-63-JUICE - 224-400-5793
Juiced1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 04:06 PM   #24
PAUL SS
The Mark of Excellence
 
PAUL SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 ABM 1SS RS LS3
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Smallest State in the Union
Posts: 8,416
Quote:
Originally Posted by gelboy1015 View Post
I love my Cold Air Inductions CAI! I like the braided hose you did. If you dont mind me asking, where did you get that hose?
I picked up a piece at a local speed shop.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill @ CAI Inc View Post
Paul,

That would be cool and I could see where some people may do it that way. However, the way we design all of our systems is so that it works with a stock vehicle, otherwise there are so many different things that people might or could do differently that to manufacture for all of those possibilities it would greatly increase product cost, which is the last thing we want to do. We try to streamline production as much as possible and keep variables to a minimum to have better control over quality and pricing. Thank you for the feedback though, and the braided line does look great!!
Would you discourage me from trying to tap it myself? I know I would have to cut down the barb on the end.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Juiced1 View Post
Looks great Paul. Glad to see everything went on quick and easy!
Thank you, I'll be in touch!
__________________
BMR, CAI, DynoMax, Elite Eng., Hurst, Jannetty, Clear Image Headers & Hi Flow cats, Jet Hot, LSR, TSW, Vredestein
PAUL SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 11:07 AM   #25
Sales @ CAI Inc



 
Sales @ CAI Inc's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 SS/RS CAI Inc. CAI, Cam, Tune
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,888
[QUOTE=PAUL SS;4308058] Would you discourage me from trying to tap it myself? I know I would have to cut down the barb on the end.QUOTE]

Our engineer seen your thread and wanted me to send you this link. He said this should do exactly what you are trying to accomplish without having to cut down or tap anything. Let me know your thoughts!
http://www.jegs.com/i/Earl%26%23039%...00106/10002/-1
__________________
Call Us: 810.392.9999 (Click Sig Pic for Website)
Sales @ CAI Inc is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Unofficial 1/4 Mile (V8) 2010+ Camaro Fast List Merc Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 250 04-01-2014 10:40 AM
Roto-Fab | Engine Covers - S/C | Fuse Relay Cover | Radiator Cover | Billet Oil Cap+ AutoAgenda Exterior Parts & Accessories 14 02-06-2013 08:43 PM
Black CAI Inc. Intakes IN STOCK and ready to ship at Apex Motorsports! Apex Motorsports V8 Bolt-Ons & Tunes 323 08-09-2012 05:21 PM
Roto-Fab | Cold Air Intakes | Engine Covers | Washer Reservoir Relocation Kit | Fuse+ AutoAgenda V8 Bolt-Ons & Tunes 7 07-11-2011 06:50 PM
LS3 goes 11`s Bonestock! GMRULZ Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 28 12-08-2008 09:10 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.