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Old 06-26-2013, 12:04 PM   #1
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Installing APEX scoop with wheel on?

Can this be done? I bought the scoop and washer re locator kit, but I don't have jack stands and things of that sort so I was wondering if these can all be done with the wheel liner off and the wheel turned all the way to the side?

Anyone do this or know if anyone who did? And how much more difficult would it possibly make things?
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:07 PM   #2
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I know someone that did it with the wheel on, but I don't know how he did it. But yeah, it is possible. He said it was pretty difficult though
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:12 PM   #3
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If you lived closer, I would invite you over and give you a hand with it.

Perhaps some of the NJ C5 members will offer you some help? That's right, I'm calling you guys out to help a fellow C5 member.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:17 PM   #4
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It is nearly impossible for me to install the scoop with wheel on. So i removed the wheel and installed it.

It would be easy if you have some help. May be NJ C5 members will chime in here.

If you remove the front fascia, it is a piece of cake though....
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:21 PM   #5
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It would be very easy to do with the wheel on if you pull the front bumper off. Pulling the bumper is pretty easy and gives you tons of access. You can pull the bumper without pulling the wheels.
You can follow my writeup here: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=302280
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:04 PM   #6
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I did it with the wheel on and it was a PITA!
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:41 PM   #7
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I did it with the wheel on and it was a PITA!
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:03 PM   #8
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I did it with the wheel off...at the time I didn't have a jack or jack stands I just used the lift thingy that came with the spare tire kit (assuming that came with your car)
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:19 PM   #9
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A floor jack may be your friend.
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:28 PM   #10
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I did it with the wheel off...at the time I didn't have a jack or jack stands I just used the lift thingy that came with the spare tire kit (assuming that came with your car)
I did the same thing.
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:08 PM   #11
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I don't have a torque wrench either which is why I was hoping to avoid taking the wheel off :/
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:13 PM   #12
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I don't have a torque wrench either which is why I was hoping to avoid taking the wheel off :/
you can just turn the wheel to the side you're not working on then vice versa.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:40 AM   #13
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Do to money constraints, I passed on the scoop at the time I did my CAI cai. Now, a few pay days later I am looking into the scoop. What does it do? Why do I want it? Does claim to accomplish anything? I know you can't answer this one, Will I like it?
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:48 AM   #14
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What does it do?
Directs cold air from the lower grill up to the bottom of the cold air intake box. It requires that you remove the stock washer fluid bottle, but you can buy the relocation kit that comes with a smaller tank if you want to keep this functionality.

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Why do I want it?
Colder Air = Denser Air = More Power

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Does claim to accomplish anything?
It doesn't do a darn thing when you're sitting still. The faster you go, the more air it "scoops" to the intake.

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Will I like it?
I don't see why not. I installed mine right off the bat when I installed my CAI intake, so I can't compare with/without performance. Maybe other could help me out here?
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:24 PM   #15
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Directs cold air from the lower grill up to the bottom of the cold air intake box. It requires that you remove the stock washer fluid bottle, but you can buy the relocation kit that comes with a smaller tank if you want to keep this functionality.


Colder Air = Denser Air = More Power


It doesn't do a darn thing when you're sitting still. The faster you go, the more air it "scoops" to the intake.


I don't see why not. I installed mine right off the bat when I installed my CAI intake, so I can't compare with/without performance. Maybe other could help me out here?
Great answers. On that last point....

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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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