How a Chevrolet Camaro SS Intake Works
How an AIRAID Chevrolet Camaro SS Performance Intake Works
Eliminating airflow restrictions is the simplest way to increase horsepower, without modifying the engine. To do this, the AIRAID 250-333C and 251-333C MXP performance intakes use a number of high-flow components, like lightweight carbon fiber intake tubes that have been aerodynamically designed to allow air to flow through to the motor, without swirling around and heating up. That is connected to a roto-molded air box that allows air to flow into the low restriction AIRAID performance air filter, while the unique carbon fiber lid keeps warm engine air from entering the system. The result is a higher concentration of oxygen molecules in the air charge, which allows the Chevrolet 6.2L LT1 to burn the fuel at a higher temperature, releasing more energy/horsepower, without making any engine modifications. By providing a more streamlined way for air to reach those giant 2.13 inch intake valves, both the AIRAID 250-333C and 251-333C MXP intake systems will give your 2016-2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS an estimated increase of 20.37 horsepower and 21.91 lb-ft of torque.
AIRAID Camaro SS Cold Air Intake: Turning Air Into Power
2017 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
It all started in 2012 when the transmission blew on Nikki‘s daily driver. She had become the legal administrator for a successful law firm in Philadelphia, so she decided that it was time to treat herself to a brand new car. Initially, she wanted a Dodge Challenger, but found that it was just too heavy and cumbersome. She looked at the Chevrolet Camaro, but decided against it due to the poor visibility. Then she went for a drive in a Ford Mustang GT, and like Goldilocks, Nikki found the new blue-oval pony car to be “just right“. As luck would have it, Ford had just announced a new color for the 2013 model year called Gotta Have It Green. And Nikki (wait for it) just had to have it! She recalled “As soon as we drove it off the lot, we took it to the local drag strip to see what it could do. Totally stock, it ran 13's. It wasn't anything crazy. So we talked to Brian Ellis over at Vortech and he said they needed an R&D car for their 2013 blower kit, and since the Gotta Have It Green color just came out, it would be the perfect booth car for SEMA. And by me having that opportunity, my husband had to buy one of the other cars that were on the lot, which was the 2013 Ford Mustang GT that I'm racing now.”
Nikki quipped: “Me and my husband raced one time in the NMRA True Street class, and he won. But I’d thrown my clutch out. But I have been faster in both cars then he has.” Earlier this year, she “commandeered” her husband’s Mustang GT 5.0L, so she could start racing heads up in the Coyote Modified class. “I wanted to build a race car, but I really like my heated seats and stick shift. So I convinced him to let me take his base model GT, rip everything out, and turn it into a race car. I would pay for all of the mods, and he would get a race car out of it. So that's what I'm racing now. It worked out well for both of us.” And indeed it has, because Nikki now sits in 7th place in her class.
All of Nikki’s impressive victory‘s were achieved with a manual transmission. And if you know much about drag racing, then you understand how tricky managing a clutch can be as you’re blasting down that straightaway. So to make her new drag car more competitive, it’s been fitted with a modified Turbo 400 automatic from Transmission Specialties. The Ford 5.0L Coyote V8 has received numerous upgrades, including a Vortech V7 JTB supercharger, capped by a high-flow AIRAID performance air filter. Nikki said, “AIRAID has proven performance in my opinion. And since I've been running AIRAID, I've had no regrets."
AIRAID is proud to sponsor Nikki Frost, and we can’t wait to watch her dominate the 2018 NMRA season
The concept of a throttle body spacer is based on real science. Lengthening the plenum of the system provides a greater volume of air from which the individual cylinders can draw.
Based on careful mathematic calculations, AIRAID engineers have determined how much to lengthen the intake to achieve the greatest benefit over the greatest RPM range. The POWERAID throttle body spacer is designed to enhance off-idle torque from 800 rpm to approximately 3,000 rpm.
Each AIRAID POWERAID throttle body spacer is manufactured from the highest quality aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum. POWERAID kits include the necessary gaskets, hardware, and precision brackets to maintain proper geometry with the factory components.
Inserted downstream of the throttle butterfly, installation takes only about an hour and is thoroughly covered in illustrated instructions included in the shipping carton.
And of course, the 200-639 POWERAID throttle body spacer is backed by AIRAID’s “No Hassle” Lifetime Warranty.
The AIRAID 200-639 is designed to fit the following vehicles:
2017 GMC YUKON DENALI 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2017 GMC SIERRA 1500 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2017 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2017 CADILLAC ESCALADE ESV 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2017 CADILLAC ESCALADE 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2016 GMC YUKON DENALI XL 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2016 GMC YUKON DENALI 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2016 GMC SIERRA 1500 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2016 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2016 CADILLAC ESCALADE ESV 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2016 CADILLAC ESCALADE 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2015 GMC YUKON DENALI XL 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2015 GMC YUKON DENALI 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2015 GMC SIERRA 1500 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2015 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2015 CADILLAC ESCALADE ESV 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2015 CADILLAC ESCALADE 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
BRP entered the all-terrain vehicle segment in 1998. Within a year that first model, the Traxster, was named “ATV of the Year” by ATV magazine. In 2002, BRP again shook up the market with its Traxster MAX, the first ATV approved for two people. And with the Traxster XL, BRP introduced the first 4WD ATV with a dumping bed.
In 2006 BRP, relaunched its ATV products under the Can-Am brand, a name formerly used for the company’s line of motocross and dirt bikes. Then in 2010, BRP launched its first Side by Side, the Can-Am Commander 1000. It was promptly selected as a “Best of the Best” by Field & Stream magazine.
Several victories in the Dakar Rally have helped seal the Can-Am brand reputation for performance and ruggedness.
In 2013, the company added the Maverick line of pure sport Side by Sides to sit aside the Commander line, which provides a blend of sport and utility.
As great as these machines are, there’s always room for improvement. Take the AIRAID 850-601 direct fit replacement air filter for example.
The key to the performance increase provided by the AIRAID 850-601 air filter is that it’s constructed with multiple layers of cotton gauze & non-woven synthetic filter media, a combination of the two best filter materials in use today. This hybrid filter media provides significant improvements in air flow and filtration compared to typical replacement filters, but at the same time provides outstanding protection against damaging contaminants reaching your engine.
And there’s no need to purchase a new paper filter each time the old one gets dirty when you can upgrade to a serviceable AIRAID direct fit replacement filter for often less than the cost of two stock replacements – as well as keep non-recyclable used paper air filters out of landfills.
Installation takes only a few minutes and is as simple as replacing your stock filter element. To make things more convenient, the 850-601 is both washable and reusable. To maintain performance, check your AIRAID filter regularly and more frequently if your travel off-road or in heavy dust conditions. When the filter appears dirty, it’s time for a cleaning. The best and easiest way to service your filter is with the AIRAID 790-558 premium dry filter cleaning solution.
All AIRAID premium filters are proudly manufactured at AIRAID facilities here in the USA using only the finest raw materials available and highly specialized manufacturing equipment to ensure a level of quality control no other air filter company can match. This is just one of many reasons why all of AIRAID's filters are backed by our "No Hassle" Lifetime Warranty.
The AIRAID 850-601 is designed to fit the following vehicles:
2017 CAN-AM MAVERICK MAX 1000R X MR 976 - All Models
In order to cleave business from the BMW 3-Series segment, they introduced the compact Cadillac ATS, which was an immediate success. In the performance department, the entry level 2013-2016 Cadillac ATS 2.5L puts out a healthy 202-hp, the turbocharged 2013-2016 Cadillac ATS 2.0T dumps 272-hp onto the rear wheels, and the top-spec 2013-2016 Cadillac ATS 3.6L delivers 321-335 horsepower. The 2013-2016 Cadillac CTS offers nearly identical performance, but with slightly more interior room. And now you can increase airflow into both cars without voiding the factory warranty, thanks to the AIRAID 850-496 direct fit replacement air filter.
An AIRAID 850-496 direct fit replacement air filter, on the other hand, uses a ‘depth loading’ design, which means dirt gets trapped inside of the filter itself. Each one is made by sandwiching multiple layers of cotton gauze and synthetic material, which is then treated with a proprietary oil. This causes the cotton and synthetic fibers to form a sticky web that can trap even the tiniest dirt particles, and lock them in place for 30,000-50,000 miles. That oil then soaks into the dirt, causing it to become a filtration element and stop even more dirt from reaching the engine.
Thanks to this unique design, more airflow is allowed through the filter. Another benefit of these Cadillac performance air filters is increased engine protection in dusty or dirt filled environments. You’ll also save money, because each 50-state legal AIRAID 850-496 replacement air filter is reusable, and is backed by a No-Hassle Lifetime Warranty. So if you're ready for a drop in performance upgrade for your 2013–2016 Cadillac CTS, or 2013–2016 Cadillac ATS, then pickup an AIRAID replacement air filter today.
The AIRAID 850-496 is designed to fit the following vehicles:
2017 CHEVROLET CAMARO 3.6L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models
The original 435-hp 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was a short-run COPO rocket ship, and it was the fastest model in the Camaro line. It was conceived by an Illinois Chevrolet dealer named Fred Gibb, who used GM’s Central Office Production Order (COPO) system to order 50 1969 Camaro’s, outfitted with the lightweight ZL1 427ci racing engine. This all-aluminum powerplant was 100 lbs lighter than a standard 427 big block, and it had a crazy 12.0:1 compression ratio. The official rating was 430-hp & 450 lb-ft, but many felt that figure to be very underrated.
48 years later, the supercharged 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 was once again the fastest pony car in the General’s stable. This was accomplished by exchanging the previous generation’s 6.2L LSA V8, for the 6.2L LT4 from the C7 Corvette Z06. A massive intercooled supercharger sits atop the big little small block, and shovels in enough air to produce a staggering 650 HP. That's enough grunt for this mad Chevy to hit a top speed of 202.3 mph at a test track in Germany. Not bad for Chevy that can also be had as a 4cyl rental car.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Standard Features
Aside from the monstrous 6.2L LT4, the 2017 Camaro ZL1 specs read like a race car order sheet. Some of the standard features include 11 heat exchangers to keep the drivetrain cool. A
track cooling pack adds high-capacity oil, transmission, and differential coolers to keep the temperature in check on track days. To improve handling, the six-gen Camaro ZL1 gets standard Magnetic Ride dampers, beefy springs, stiffer sway bars, a Performance Traction Management System, Driver Selector Mode w/ Launch Control & Line Lock (locks the front brakes while you melt the rear tires), an electronic limited slip differential (eLSD) in the Camaro ZL1 Coupe and a mechanical limited slip differential in the Camaro ZL1 Convertible, 6-piston Brembo brake calipers, 14.6 inch two-piece brake rotors, bespoke forged aluminum rims, super-sticky Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires, and a unique aero kit that creates extra downforce at speed. Other notable equipment includes Dual Mode Exhaust, a special hood, ZL1-specific exterior trim, and unique cabin trim with deeply bolstered Recaro bucket seats.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Specifications | Horsepower | Performance
Bodystyles: Coupe / Convertible
Engine: 6.2L LT4 Supercharged V8
GM Hydra-Matic 10R 10-speed automatic
Axle Ratio: 2.77 - auto (convertible) | 2.85 - auto (coupe) | 3.73 - manual
Brakes: Front - 6-piston monobloc Brembo calipers | Rear - 4-piston Brembo calipers
Front - 15.35-in vented discs | Rear - 14.4-in vented discs
Wheels: Front - 20 x 10-in | 20 x 11-in
Curb Weight: Camaro ZL1 Coupe = 3,944 lbs - auto | 3,887 lbs - manual
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Horsepower
Horsepower: 650 @ 6000 RPM
Torque: 640 @ 4400 RPM
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Performance
*- According to Chevrolet
0-60 mph - 3.5 seconds (auto)
1/4 mile - 11.4 seconds (auto)
Cornering - 1.02 g
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Performance Air Filters
In order to feed that massive supercharger, air has to be brought in from outside the engine compartment and forced through a paper air filter to remove any airborne contaminants. But the problem is, that OE Camaro ZL1 air filter can clog as a layer of dirt builds on the surface. This obviously reduces the amount of fresh air that can reach the supercharger, which can lead to lower horsepower and torque production. An AIRAID 850-047 replacement air filter, on the other hand, is made from multiple layers of cotton gauze and synthetic material, which are treated with a special oil to create a sticky web of the synthetic and natural fibers. This ‘depth loading’ design can trap the dirt particles, and hold them in place for up to 50,000 miles. The filter is also backed by the AIRAID No-Hassle Lifetime Limited Warranty, and installing one won’t void the car’s factory warranty either.
Chevrolet built nearly half-a-million copies of their crazy popular Impala in 1961, and to capture even more of their customer’s hard earned dollars, a new Super Sport appearance package was added to the options list. There were no actual performance upgrades to the 1961 Impala SS, but your grandpa could pair its sport suspension and spinner hubcaps with a 360-hp 409ci V8. The SS option proved popular, and eventually migrated to the first-gen Camaro, where it could be had with either a 350 V8 or the all-mighty 396 big block. Fast forward to the 6th generation Camaro, and the SS package is the only way to get a V8 engine (outside of the Camaro ZL1). And since life in the modern era has to be complicated, the Sixth Gen Camaro SS can be ordered as a 1SS or a 2SS.
The difference between a Camaro 1SS and Camaro 2SS has to do with the features. In a nutshell; a 2016 or 2017 Camaro 1SS is the entry-level model with all of the performance goodies, but none of the fancy luxury features. A Camaro 2SS on the other hand, is loaded down with fancy tech, interior materials, and a trick, adjustable color head-up windshield display that can project information such as vehicle speed, selected gear, tachometer, g-force, outside temperature, turn-by-turn navigation, and audio system information. Both the Camaro 1SS and Camaro 2SS get the 4-mode Driver Selector System w/ launch control, and it can adjust the loudness of the optional $895 Dual Mode Exhaust system. As well as the firmness and response of the $1,695 Magnetic Ride Control active suspension.
Opt for the $5,000 Camaro 2SS package, and you’ll get luxury accouterments like heated and ventilated leather bucket seats with memory, fancy leather and aluminum-look cabin trim, a heated flat-bottom steering wheel, 24-color mood lighting, illuminated door sills, dual-zone climate control, a wireless charging tray at the back of the center console, Bose audio, rear cross traffic alert, side blind zone alert, rear parking assist, and the head-up display.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE
Camaro SS 6.2L LT1
Under the hood of the 6th generation Camaro SS is an all-aluminum 6.2L LT1 V8, with a raft of new technologies like direct injection, variable valve timing, and active fuel management (which shuts down four of the cylinders to achieve better fuel economy on the highway). This is the fifth generation of the legendary smallblock Chevy LT1 V8, and it took over 5 years to develop. Among the many power enhancing features that you're never going to see are special piston heads that are sculpted to allow for an insane 11.5:1 compression ratio. There’s 8 oil jets that spray the underside of each piston and cylinder to cool them down. The 4-into-1 exhaust manifolds are tuned to evacuate spent gases with minimal restrictions. And the intake manifold was engineered to provide a straight-shot path for the aircharge to reach the huge 2.13-in intake valves. AIRAID can even help you turn this feature into even more horsepower. But more on that in a moment.
Chevrolet Camaro SS Performance Air Filters
AIRAID 850-047 Direct Fit Replacement Air Filter - Air filters are designed to keep dirt from getting sucked into the engine, where it can damage the piezo injectors and piston rings. The problem is, that OE Camaro SS air filter is made from thick paper, and all of that dirt will get trapped on the surface, preventing a majority of the incoming air from ever reaching the engine. An AIRAID performance air filter on the other hand, eliminates airflow restrictions so that Chevrolet LT1 can make all of the horsepower that it was designed to make. Plus, it’s reusable, and comes with a Lifetime Limited warranty.
2016 and 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS Specifications
Bodystyles: Coupe / Convertible
Engine: 6.2L LT1 V8
Transmission: Tremec 6-speed manual w/ Active Rev Matching | GM Hydra-Matic 8-speed auto w/ remote start & automatic cylinder deactivation
Axle Ratio: 2.77 - auto | 3.73 - manual
Brakes: 4-piston Brembo calipers front/rear - Front - 13.6-in vented discs | Rear - 13.3-in vented discs
Wheels: Front - 20 x 8.5-in | 20 x 9.5-in
Curb Weight: Camaro SS Coupe = 3,697 lbs - auto | 3,685 lbs - manual - Camaro SS Convertible = 3,943 lbs - auto | 3,932 lbs - manual
2016 - 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS Horsepower
Horsepower: 455 @ 6000 RPM
2016 - 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS Performance
*- According to Chevrolet
0-60 mph - 4.0 seconds (auto)
1/4 mile - 12.3 seconds (auto)
Cornering - 0.97 g
Chevrolet Camaro SS Cold Air Intake Systems
In order to make power, the 6.2L LT1 intake manifold has been designed to deliver air to the cylinders, with fewer turns and narrow passages. However, the stock Camaro SS intake system is actually full of airflow restrictions. For example, the paper air filter can clog and block airflow, while the ripples in the stock intake tube will cause air to become turbulent. To address these issues, AIRAID developed a pair of Camaro SS cold air intake systems that can deliver an estimated increase of 10-hp & 10 lb-ft of torque. This extra power was measured at the rear wheels, not at the flywheel. And it comes in at lower RPMs. So you will experience stronger off-the-line acceleration (especially when you activate Launch Control) and more passing power at higher RPMs.
Like all gas powered engines, your Toyota V8 makes power by burning a mixture of gasoline and oxygen. The energy that's released during the combustion cycle, forces each piston to turn the crankshaft and send rotational energy through the flywheel to the transmission, where hydraulic pressure turns the driveshaft and moves the truck. Oxygen acts as a catalyst for the detonation, so the number of oxygen molecules in the air charge will have a direct impact on performance. Unfortunately, the OE Toyota Tundra intake system has numerous inefficiencies built right in. For example, the intake tube has a tapered shape, with irregular, corrugated inner surfaces. And the air box only lets in a small amount of air, then forces it through a thick paper air filter. All of this causes the air to become turbulent, elevating the temperature and lowering the oxygen content. The AIRAID 510-340 MXP high performance intake system on the other hand, is designed to increase engine airflow, so it can make more horsepower and torque without modifying the Tundra 1UR-FE 4.6L, or Tundra 3UR-FE 5.7L.
The AIRAID 510-340 intake system is designed for the following vehicles:
2017 TOYOTA SEQUOIA 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2016 TOYOTA TUNDRA 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2016 TOYOTA SEQUOIA 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2015 TOYOTA TUNDRA 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2015 TOYOTA SEQUOIA 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2014 TOYOTA TUNDRA 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2014 TOYOTA SEQUOIA 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2013 TOYOTA TUNDRA 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2013 TOYOTA TUNDRA 4.6L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2013 TOYOTA SEQUOIA 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2012 TOYOTA TUNDRA 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2012 TOYOTA TUNDRA 4.6L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2012 TOYOTA SEQUOIA 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2012 TOYOTA SEQUOIA 4.6L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2011 TOYOTA TUNDRA 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2011 TOYOTA TUNDRA 4.6L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2011 TOYOTA SEQUOIA 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2011 TOYOTA SEQUOIA 4.6L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2010 TOYOTA TUNDRA 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2010 TOYOTA TUNDRA 4.6L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2010 TOYOTA SEQUOIA 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2010 TOYOTA SEQUOIA 4.6L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2009 TOYOTA TUNDRA 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2009 TOYOTA SEQUOIA 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2008 TOYOTA TUNDRA 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2008 TOYOTA SEQUOIA 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2007 TOYOTA TUNDRA 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
Regardless of whether you’re considering Synthaflow or Synthamax, it’s important to know that AIRAID premium air filter are constructed on precision equipment with the finest materials available employing an attention to detail that only fine hand craftsmanship can provide.
Both the Synthaflow and Synthamax filters are the result of AIRAID’s ongoing commitment to research and development. The design process begins with the in-house engineering team using the latest 3-D CAD modeling systems. A portable 3-D scanner and rapid prototyping system allows AIRAID to test new products on its Superflow flow bench and verify the fit and finish on the vehicle. All products are then evaluated on AIRAID’s all-wheel-drive chassis dynamometer to validate their performance improvement.
Cotton is utilized as the filter medium in many high performance air filters, including the AIRAID SynthaFlow. In fact it’s nearly an ideal material for this use. Viewed under a microscope a cotton fiber is not what you’d image. It’s not smooth and straight like a cotton thread, instead the surface is slightly flattened and the fiber is twisted. This creates a maze that intake air can easily navigate but traps dirt and dust all the way through the filter (avoiding the problem with foam filters). In order for the cotton fibers to hold onto the dirt and dust particles, the fibers need to be oiled. And when the filter is serviced, all the trapped dirt and dust is washed off with the oil.
The five layers are secured with a steel mesh front and back and formed into a pleated configuration, which adds significantly to the surface area of the filter as well as strengthen the filter against high intake pressures. Together, these materials provide the high air flow of standard cotton media filters with the improved filtration efficiency provided by the fifth synthetic layer which captures any minuscule particles that slipped past the cotton fibers. This provides the SynthaFlow with an incremental advantage over filters that rely upon cotton fibers alone.
The outer layers of cotton fiber are treated with specially-formulated filter oil that’s available for purchase for routine cleaning.
The SynthaMax filter is truly a breakthrough in performance air filter design, utilizing an ingenious combination of materials to create a high performance “dry” filter.
The SynthaMax air filter consists of an inner and outer layer of wire mesh for durable support of filtration media as well as overall filter durability. The filter media itself consists of two distinct layers of synthetic materials chosen for their separate yet complimentary performance characteristics, delivering high air flow along with excellent filtration characteristics. The effectiveness of this design is so high that it’s referred to as Super Synthetic.
Contaminants are first captured by the outer layer of what’s referred to as needlefelt polyester. Needlefelting is a process by which a dense and durable material like polyester can be converted into an excellent nonwoven filter medium.
The inner layer of rayon and polyester are bonded through a wet process that assures uniform distribution, particularly of the rayon as it’s one of the most effective filter materials but requires the strength of polyester to retain its shape. This inner layer of rayon and polyester captures any remaining contaminants while maintaining high air flow and low restriction.
Like SynthaFlow, SynthaMax filters are designed to be removed from the vehicle and washed periodically. The different is that SynthaMax material does not need to be reoiled before being reinstalled.
SyhtaFlow or SynthaMax: Which is better for you?
The great advantage that AIRAID can offer customers is the choice of two different types of filters, manufactured with two entirely different sets of materials, with specific advantage for each type.
Synthaflow is the best choice for high performance reusable filtration. In AIRAID’s own testing, two otherwise identical, brand new, SynthaMax and SynthaFlow filters were compared on a flow bench. The oiled-cotton/synthetic blend SynthaFlow was able to draw 820 CFM while the SynthaMax was able to draw 542 CFM.
Now that doesn’t mean that the SynthaMax can’t deliver power. Chances are that its flow capacity is far greater than OEM. However, if you’re modifying your engine and need incremental intake air, the SynthaFlow may be your better choice.
While both Synthaflow and Synthamax filters comes with a Lifetime Warranty, and are both washable and reusable. If you like things to move fast, consider a SynthaMax filter as it can be washed and reinstalled in the vehicle immediately. The SynthaFlow requires the filter to be dry after washing before applying the special filter oil, which can take up to 45 minutes.
If you like things colorful under the hood, while SynthaFlow filters come in red only, many SynthaMax filters are available in red, blue, and black.
SynthaFlow and SynthaMax filters are produced entirely by AIRAID using only the finest materials on highly specialized manufacturing equipment to ensure a level of quality control no other filter company can match. This is just one of many reasons why all AIRAID filters are backed by the AIRAID "No Hassle" Lifetime Warranty. All AIRAID product lines are proudly manufactured in the USA.