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AIRAID Now Offers a Trail-Ready Toyota FJ Cruiser Performance Air Intake

AIRAID Cold Air Intake for 2007-2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser

An AIRAID cold air dam intake offers a durable performance upgrade for the 2007-2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser

In 1951, Toyota test driver Ichiro Taira used a treacherous hiking trail to drive a BJ-Series 4x4 prototype up the side of Mt. Fuji. He made it to checkpoint 6 (7,841 ft/1.4 miles), which was the farthest that a motorized vehicle had ever been up Japan's iconic 12,388-ft volcano. The Japanese and American governments were extremely impressed by the power of Toyota's 6cyl 4x4 (remember; the Willys Jeep and Land Rover Series I only had wheezy 4 cylinders), and immediately placed orders for the Toyota BJ20 (the name stands for Type B engine/Jeep).

The Land Cruiser name was adopted in 1954, and a 1955 redesign brought with it a more powerful 3.9L Type F engine (based on a GMC truck engine design), along with the now-famous FJ designation. The more refined Toyota FJ40 debuted in 1960, and it became the marque's best-selling model in the U.S. from 1961-1965. If you look closely at the 2007-2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser, you'll see FJ40 influences in the front grille, the shape of the wheel arches, and the curved rear quarter windows. But the similarities don't end there.

Under the retro bodywork is the same platform used under the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (a.k.a. Lexus GX)/Toyota 4Runner, but it's been modified to allow for 9.6 inches of ground clearance, 8-in/9-in of front and rear suspension travel, and 34-degree/30-degree approach/departure angles. This dedicated continent-conqueror is powered by the durable Toyota 1GR-FE 4.0L V6, which in the 2007-2009 FJ Cruiser, churns out 239-hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. However, there's still plenty of power to be had from this motor. So the mad scientists at AIRAID created the AIRAID 512-179 cold air dam performance intake system, and they engineered it to withstand anything the trail can throw at it.

Like all internal combustion engines, the Toyota 1GR-FE 4.0L V6 has to pipe air to the cylinders, where it's mixed with the gas and ignited by a spark plug. The explosion consumes the oxygen molecules and forces the piston back down, turning the crankshaft, and ultimately the wheels. Before the air can reach the motor, it has to enter through a hole in the fenderwell, then travel up a narrow intake flex tube and force its way through a layer of dirt on the paper air filter that lives inside the air box.

This limits power output because the corrugated surface inside that narrow intake tube causes the air to swirl around and heats it up. Then, all of the dirt that's collected on the 'surface loading' OE Toyota FJ Cruiser air filter, restricts the amount of air that can actually reach the throttle body. If you reduce these airflow restrictions and lower the temperature of the air charge, the additional oxygen molecules will allow the engine to extract more horsepower and torque during the combustion cycle. And that's where the AIRAID 512-179 cold air intake comes in.

In place of the restrictive stock 2007, 2008, or 2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser intake system, this AIRAID FJ Cruiser cold air intake utilizes a high-flow AIRAID SynthaMax air filter that sits just in front of that fenderwell air intake hole. To keep hot engine air out of the system, that big synthetic performance air filter is surrounded by a rugged steel heat shield that mounts directly to the fenderwell. The filter and CAD attach directly to the air box with a flexible urethane coupler, which is designed to absorb vibrations and chassis flex when you're out on the trail.

On top of the AIRAID heat shield a thick rubber gasket is used to seal against the underside of the hood and keep hot engine air from reaching the air filter. It also cushions against vibration and chassis flex, just like the flex coupler. Unlike many Toyota FJ Cruiser cold air intake systems, the AIRAID 512-179 CAD performance intake system is engineered to be just as durable as the truck it's bolted to.

An AIRAID 512-179 Cold Air Dam Intake System installed on a Toyota FJ Cruiser 1GR-FE 4.0L V6

An AIRAID 512-179 cold air dam intake system installed on a Toyota FJ Cruiser 1GR-FE 4.0L V6

With a trail-ready mounting system in place, the oversized AIRAID SynthaMax performance air filter can provide your 2007 to 2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4.0L with the oxygen-rich cold air it needs to give you more horsepower, more torque, and much faster throttle response. This oil free performance air filter is made from two specially designed layers of synthetic material: 1.) The outer layer of needlefelt polyester is designed to capture large dirt and debris, for optimum filtration in wet or dry conditions. 2.) The inner layer of chemical bonded rayon/polyester features a non-woven fiber structure that stops fine dust and airborne contaminants that may not be visible to the naked eye. Whether you're driving through the urban jungle or a real one, the dual-layer SynthaMax air filter material provides maximum engine protection.

In addition, airflow is significantly increased, because all of that dirt gets stored inside the material (called 'depth loading') itself. The filter won't need to be cleaned for up to 50,000 miles (depending on driving conditions). However, if you do a lot of driving in dusty/muddy/dirty conditions, we recommend checking the filter more often. And if you plan to use the FJ Cruiser's 27.5-in water fording capability, you can even get a water resistant AIRAID 799-456 filter wrap.

The AIRAID 512-179 is designed to fit the following vehicles:

2009 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER 4.0L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models
2008 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER 4.0L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models
2007 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER 4.0L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models


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Gorgeous 1975 Chevy C10 To Be Auctioned in Memory Of Custom Car Builder Mark Cain

Marc Cain died of complications of ALS shortly after the 2016 SEMA Show

Lyon McClenahan of the Finish Line Speed Shop built a C10 truck to memorialize friend Marc Cain

If you’ve seen a vehicle that’s been on display at the SEMA Show, whether online, in the pages of a magazine, on televisions, or perhaps even in person, then you know that these customized rigs are among the finest creations from the most creative builders from across the country.

And while we’re sure that at least once or twice you’d wished that you could drive one of the vehicles on display, here’s your opportunity to actually own one and help a great cause at the same time.

That’s exactly the opportunity that Lyon and Jennifer McClenahan of Finish Line Speed Shop in Bremerton, Washington, want to provide you. According to Lyon, "We built the truck in honor of a good friend and local custom car builder Mark Cain who lost his battle with A.L.S. shortly after we returned from SEMA 2016. The truck will be auctioned off this spring with proceeds going to A.L.S. research in Mark’s honor."

AIRRAID U-Built-It kits provide all the straights and turns a builder would need to make an intake

Under the hood is a 5.3L LS motor drawing air through an AIRAID U-Build-It Master Kit

The 1975 Chevrolet C10 truck debuted at the SEMA Show in 2016 in the Covercraft Car Covers booth in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, about as prominent a location as you’ll find. Upon learning of the upcoming auction and examining the truck up close, Street Muscle Magazine wrote, "So what can the new owner expect from this beautiful truck? The list is long, for sure, but it will be a vehicle that you’ll cherish."

That long list includes a PorterBuilt Fab front Dropmember with AccuAir ENDO-VT E-Level Ride Management system, VIAIR Compressors and Dominator 2600 air bags front and Dominator F9000 rears. According to Lyon the truck, "Lays frame when aired out, about 12-inches." Rear suspension is also by PB Fab, using their four-link kit, while QA1 shocks all around handle damping duties.

Under the hood is a significantly more modern 2006 5.3L LS V8. Bolted to the back of the LS is a Chevy 4L65E driving a 12-bolt fitted with a Detroit Truetrac LSD wrapped by a 3.73:1 ring and pinion. Intake air is channeled through an AIRAID 101-302 U-Build-It Master Kit directly into the AIRAID 200-512-1 PowerAid Throttle Body Spacer, which is designed to increase part-throttle torque and improve mid-range power. The spacer utilizes a unique, patented Helix Bore to spin the incoming air charge as it passes through the throttle body spacer. This increases the velocity of the intake air and improves atomization of the air/fuel mixture in the combustion chamber. Spent gases are moved from the engine compartment by a Hedman C10 LS Swap Ceramic Coated Header with Stage 8 Locking Header Bolts.

POWERAID Throttle Body Spacers are manufactured from Aircraft Grade Billet 6061-T6 aluminum

The unique "Helix Bore" design of the POWERAID spacer creates a spinning action of the incoming air

Inside the cab, the driver controls the C10 via a CON2R custom steering wheel with a Finish Line Speed Shop logo in the hub, which is mounted to a tilt column and shifter assembly from Ididit. Covercraft Floor Mats created unique floor mats and a dash mat with the Strike Out A.L.S. ribbon. Keeping driver and passenger (even more) cool is a Vintage Air HVAC system. While the seats remain the OEM bench, they’ve been re-covered and feature suede inserts with Rostra seat heaters.

Tunes are blown out through a Bluetooth controlled head unit via a KICKER IQI interface. A custom enclosure behind the bench seat houses three eight-inch subwoofers powered by a dedicated amplifier, while upper registers are handled by two sets of 6.75” speakers mounted in the doors and powered by a four-channel amp, all courtesy of Kicker. On the inside DEI Boom Mat sound deadener and insulating were installed throughout the cab to keep the tunes in and road noise out.

Under the cover is the compressor and pressure tank for the air ride system

The trunk cover assembly in the bed was created from the two edges of a C-10 hood

More interior details include custom pinstriping on the glove box, ash tray, H3 Performance Fire Extinguisher and inner front fender filler panels with House of Kolor striping paint by the talented Ron Wall of Off The Wall Kreations.

Vital information is provide to the driver via a Dakota Digital HDX gauge cluster, while a Rostra Precision backup camera is cleverly embedded in the rear view mirror.

You hardly need to tilt your head to spot the Centerline Smoothies wheels, perhaps one of the most attention-getting components on the truck. With 22” x 9” all around wrapped with 265/35R22 Toyos in the front, and 285/35R22 Toyos in the rear to say they make a statement is, well, an understatement.

A feature that Lyon is particular proud of is hidden in the bed of the truck. Lyon describes it as a “notch cover in bed of truck, which was fabricated out of two square-body Chevy truck hoods put together for a hinged cover we refer to as the Trunk.” Describing the trunk, Lyon said, “It uses the factory hood latch assembly and has another tailgate handle in the bed floor riser that releases the latch assembly. The tailgate must be in the down position to see the handle and the fuel filler.”

The time and date of the auction has yet to be set but AIRAID will keep you up to date

The customized C10 will be auctioned to benefit resaerch into Amyotrophic Laterals Sclerosis (ALS)

Of course it’s the outside appearance that first draws the attention of the crowds. According to Lyon, “All trim, bumpers, mirrors, handles etc. were blacked out and the side trim, wheel moldings, and door handles had the center groove brushed aluminum finish.”

There’s always plenty of attention and admiration wherever the truck is parked, perhaps as much for its paint as any other feature. The paint comes from the world-renowned House of Kolor, with S2-LE03 Blood Orange over KD3004 Red Sealer and BC26 White with Ice White Pearl side covers.

To complete the package and make it auction ready, there’s a custom billet badge of the Strike Out A.L.S. ribbon mounted to the tailgate. A fitting tribute to a good friend to many, who was never too busy to help out on someone else's project.


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S197 Ford Mustang GT Owners Get Horsepower and Torque Boost with an AIRAID Air Intake

S197 Ford Mustang GT Cold Air Intake - AIRAID 452-304 MXP System

S197 Ford Mustang GT Cold Air Intake - AIRAID 452-304 MXP System

In order to capture a slice of the burgeoning "Baby Boomer" market, Ford's General Manager Lee Iacocca decided to create an affordably priced "youth oriented" coupe, complete with an a la carte options list (a first in the "low priced" segment). To create a buzz for their innovative little 'Mustang', Ford launched the biggest media campaign the automotive world had ever seen. When it finally went on sale (April 17, 1964), buyers responded to the hype by snapping up nearly half-a-million Mustangs in the first calendar year. 40 years later, those 20-something Boomers were now 60-something. So Ford decided to pander to their pension-funded sense of nostalgia, while simultaneously trying to attract younger buyers to the Mustang line. The result was the 2005-2009 S-197 Ford Mustang. And it not only helped to bring a whole new audience into the showrooms, but it almost singlehandedly reignited the infamous Detroit muscle car wars. And if you need some help fending off those pesky Camaros and Challengers, AIRAID has an S197 Ford Mustang GT cold air intake that'll do the trick.

To make a performance splash, the 2005-2009 Ford Mustang GT was fitted with an all-new 4.6L modular V8 engine. The blue oval engineers gave it a special intake system that could vary the air velocity to increase the horsepower and torque depending on the RPMs. The AIRAID 452-304 MXP high performance intake system is designed to maximize the effect of the 4.6L charge motion control valve system, by delivering a much higher volume of cold air than the OE Ford Mustang intake system can provide. It does this by replacing the restrictive air box with a high-flow AIRAID SynthaMax performance air filter that's surrounded by a unique molded cold air dam. The wide-angle intake tube is also made from the same high density polyethylene material, which is almost completely resistant to heat soak. This means the air charge will remain cool, even as the engine temperatures rise.

Add more ponies to your 2005-2009 Ford Mustang GT or S197 Mustang Bullitt with an AIRAID MXP Intake

Add more ponies to your 2005-2009 Ford Mustang GT or S197 Mustang Bullitt with an AIRAID MXP Intake

With the air temperature well controlled, the multi-layer AIRAID Ford Mustang 4.6L performance air filter can remove contaminants from the air, and store them inside the non-woven synthetic material. Thanks to this 'depth loading' design, airflow won't be reduced by a layer of dirt. This dirt will remain inside the filter, until it is time to clean the filter, at 50,000 miles (depending on road conditions). At that point, you can simply wash it out and keep going. All the oxygen-rich air this Ford Mustang performance intake system provides, can then be used by the 4.6L modular V8 to extract more power from the fuel, by burning it more completely. However, the AIRAID 452-304 MXP high performance intake system is a 'Race Only' system, and must be accompanied by an appropriate 4.6L ECU tune. This will adjust the cam timing, spark timing, and modify the fuel/air mixture to work with all of the additional oxygen that this AIRAID S-197 Ford Mustang cold air intake will provide. The actual horsepower and torque improvements will depend on the specific tune that you use, along with the modifications and condition of your 2005-2009 Ford Mustang GT or 2008-2009 Ford Mustang Bullitt.

An AIRAID 452-304 MXP High Performance Intake System installed on an S-197 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L

An AIRAID 452-304 MXP High Performance Intake System installed on an S-197 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L

The AIRAID 452-304 is designed for the following vehicles:

2009 FORD MUSTANG GT 4.6L V8 Fuel Injection - Race Specific, Requires Custom Tuning
2009 FORD MUSTANG BULLITT 4.6L V8 Fuel Injection - Race Specific, Requires Custom Tuning
2008 FORD MUSTANG GT 4.6L V8 Fuel Injection - Race Specific, Requires Custom Tuning
2008 FORD MUSTANG BULLITT 4.6L V8 Fuel Injection - Race Specific, Requires Custom Tuning
2007 FORD MUSTANG GT 4.6L V8 Fuel Injection - Race Specific, Requires Custom Tuning
2006 FORD MUSTANG GT 4.6L V8 Fuel Injection - Race Specific, Requires Custom Tuning
2005 FORD MUSTANG GT 4.6L V8 Fuel Injection - Race Specific, Requires Custom Tuning


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AIRAID Makes a Bolt-On Air Intake System for 1991-1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ 2.5L

1991-1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ 2.5L Cold Air Intake System - AIRAID 312-176 CAD Intake

1991-1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ 2.5L Cold Air Intake System - AIRAID 312-176 CAD Intake

By the early-1980s, American car buyers were starting to value comfort and style more than outright function. This shift in taste hit AMC's Jeep Division particularly hard, and their legendary Jeep CJ7 off-roader was starting to languish on dealer lots. Since the company desperately needed to regain market share, they wisely decided to create a new 4x4 that people might actually want to buy. The result became known as the Jeep Wrangler YJ, and it drew immediate ire from Jeep loyalists over its "flashy" styling and perceived "softening" (the Wrangler YJ didn't have as much ground clearance as the CJ-7, and the suspension was tuned for better on-road behavior). Nevertheless, the plucky little planet rover proved itself to be just as capable as its predecessor, and Chrysler's marketing muscle helped to attract younger, more affluent Wrangler buyers. Many of these customers however, didn't buy the YJ Wrangler for its off-road capability. So to them, the standard AMC 2.5L engine worked just fine in the city, or cruising down the beach. But if you want to get more power out of your 1991-1995 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L (w/o ABS), an AIRAID 312-176 Cold Air Dam performance intake system can provide the extra torque you're looking for.

Whether you're driving to work, or driving over a dead tree in the middle of the woods,

your Jeep Wrangler 2.5L relies on outside air to burn the fuel inside the motor. It comes in through a small hole at the bottom of the air box, then the air is forced through a layer of dirt that collects on the surface of the paper Wrangler YJ air filter. Not only does the air box restrict airflow, those 'surface loading' filters further reduce the amount and velocity of air that reaches the motor. This results in lost power. An AIRAID 312-176 Cold Air Dam intake is designed to increase horsepower and torque by reducing these restrictions. It does this by replacing the OE air box with a high-flow AIRAID SynthaMax air filter, surrounded by a rugged self-sealing Cold Air Dam. When the hood is closed, it rests on a rubber gasket that prevents hot engine air from reaching the oversized AIRAID performance air filter. This cold air chamber is positioned to direct a much higher volume of cold air into the intake. But first, that air has to be cleaned.

An AIRAID 312-176 Cold Air Dam Performance Intake System installed on a Jeep Wrangler YJ 2.5L

An AIRAID 312-176 Cold Air Dam performance intake system installed on a Jeep Wrangler YJ 2.5L

It doesn't matter where you drive, there will be dirt particles in the air. To stop them from reaching your motor, an AIRAID SynthaMax performance air filter uses two distinct layers of synthetic material. The first is made from needlefelt polyester, and it's designed to stop large dirt and debris in wet or dry conditions. The second/inner layer of wet-laid, chemical bonded rayon and polyester traps fine dust, and other contaminants that may be too small to see with the naked eye. This low restriction material provides unparalleled airflow, because the dirt stays trapped inside of the material, instead of on the surface. Plus, you won't have to clean it for up to 50,000 miles (depending on road conditions).

Once the air has been cleaned, it passes into a low restriction intake tube that has been aerodynamically designed to reduce airflow restrictions and air turbulence. This allows air to travel to the intake and a much greater speed, which improves the fuel and air mixture. Combine the velocity with the additional oxygen molecules in the cold air, and you have a much hotter fuel detonation that results in considerably more horsepower and torque. And since none of the factory emission control components are modified, the AIRAID 312-176 Cold Air Dam intake system is street legal in all 50 states.

The AIRAID 312-176 is designed for the following vheicles:

1995 JEEP WRANGLER 2.5L L4 Fuel Injection - All Models
1994 JEEP WRANGLER 2.5L L4 Fuel Injection - All Models
1993 JEEP WRANGLER 2.5L L4 Fuel Injection - All Models
1992 JEEP WRANGLER 2.5L L4 Fuel Injection - All Models
1991 JEEP WRANGLER 2.5L L4 Fuel Injection - All Models


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AIRAID Air Intake Offers Estimated Boost of 8 Horsepower on 2016-2017 Chevy Camaros

The AIRAID 251-332 is designed for 2016 and 2017 Chevrolet Camaros with a 3.6L V6 engine.

The air filter of the AIRAID 251-332 intake is in an air box to protect it from hot engine air

There is no doubt that both the 2016 and 2017 Chevrolet Camaro are high tech in every way. For example, the 2016 Camaro is a smaller car that weighs 390-pounds less than the previous model. It features an aerodynamic exterior and an interior that include rotating HVAC dials rather than a plethora of extra dash buttons so the driver can make quicker adjustments of the climate control. Moreover, the driver can select one of 24 colors to stream through tubes around the radio, door trim, and cup holders, which is a standard feature on the Camaro 2SS and available on the Camaro 2LT. The spectrum of color stream changes depending on the drive mode and offers a pulsing full-color light show when in Show Mode.

The standard steering wheel is wrapped in leather and sports a flat-bottom to permit more knee room for the driver. An optional heated steering wheel is available.

The LT trim includes 18-inch aluminum wheels, LED daytime running lamps, halogen projector-beam headlamps, and a unique grille exclusive to the LT. The RS Appearance Package exchanges the 18-inch wheels for 20-inch wheels, the standard headlamps for HID lamps with LED accents, and the standard grille for a chrome-accented grille with RS badging. The package also adds a decklid-mounted lip spoiler.

The SS trim comes with 20-inch wheels, HID headlamps with LED accents, LED tail lamps, rear stanchion spoiler, functional air vents on the hood, wide grille with integrated brake cooling ducts, a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine that produces 455-horsepower and 455-lb-ft of torque, a 6-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching that anticipates downshifts through throttle blips for smoother shifting, and Magnetic Ride Control™, a magnetic suspension technology that monitors the road surface 1,000 times a second to adjust damper for optimum handling.

The AIRAID 251-332 offers an estimated boost of 8-HP on 2016-17 Camaros with 3.6L V6 engine.

The AIRAID 251-332 intake includes air filter, poyethylene tube, air box, and tuned velocity stack

A 2.0-liter turbocharged V8 engine powers the 2017 Camaro and generates 275-horsepower and 295-lb-ft of torque. The car races from 0 to 60 in 5.4-seconds with manual transmission and 5.5-seconds with automatic. Buyers also have the option of selecting the LT1 V8, which offers 455-horsepower and 455-lb-ft of torque, Direct Injection, Variable Valve Timing, and Active Fuel Management with automatic transmission. This engine races 0 to 60 in 4-seconds with automatic transmission and 4.3-seconds with manual.

The 2017 model also sports a plethora of technology features including Apple CarPlay, a standard 7-inch or optional 8-inch diagonal touchscreen, Android Auto, voice-activated controls, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, electronic park brake, keyless open and start, and power seats with available memory package.

Optional equipment include wireless phone charging, Heads-Up Display, Bose® premium audio system, and built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi that connects up to seven devices to the Internet.

Finally, there is a myChevrolet Mobile App that allows you to command functions of the vehicle on a mobile device. It permits the user to start/stop the engine, lock/unlock the doors, download destinations to the available navigation system, view diagnostic information, and set parking reminders.

AIRAID is offering the AIRAID 251-332 air intake kit for the 2016 and 2017 Chevrolet Camaro powered by the 3.6-liter V6. The intake offers an estimated boost of 8-horsepower at 4950 rpm.

The kit includes a washable and reusable AIRAID 701-461 universal air filter with a non-woven synthetic SYNTHAMAX® media that features an inner and an outer layer of wire mesh to ensure overall durability. The filter will not deform or collapse under high airflow. The media has two distinct layers of specially designed synthetic materials. The outer layer of synthetic needle felt polyester is designed for wet and dry filtration and captures and holds contaminants. The inner layer of wet-laid/chemical bonded rayon and polyester captures any remaining contaminants while maintaining high airflow and low restriction. The air filter lasts between 30,000 to 50,000 miles under normal driving conditions. The air filter is contained within an air box that includes an aluminum lid that shields it from hot engine air.

The AIRAID 701-461 universal air filter in the AIRAID 251-332 air intake kit.

The 251-332 air intake includes the 701-461 universal air filter with SYNTHAMAX media

AIRAID also offers the 790-558 air filter cleaning kit that is specially formulated to cleanse and recharge the air filter so that it can be used over and over again for the life of the car.

The air intake kit also includes a one-piece roto-molded air box that is specifically designed to enhance the shortcomings of the restrictive factory intake as well as a cross-linked constructed, high-density polyethylene intake tube that has been calibrated using computer-modeling to preserve proper air flow. Also included is a built-in velocity stack that also promotes airflow. The intake is engineered to increase airflow and maintain the proper air-to-fuel ratio.

The intake is designed to bolt on using common hand tools and is covered by No Hassle Lifetime Warranty.

The AIRAID 251-332 Air Intake Kit is designed to fit the following vehicles:

2017 CHEVROLET CAMARO 3.6L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models
2016 CHEVROLET CAMARO 3.6L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models


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AIRAID Jr. Kit Air Intake Boosts Horsepower and Acceleration on 2010-2015 Chevy Camaros

The 250-715 Jr. Kit has air filter, polyethylene tube, four stainless steel clamps and two couplers.

The AIRAID 250-715 Jr. Kit is designed to boost horsepower on 2010-15 Camaros with a 3.6-liter V6

The 1960s were the decade the muscle cars were introduced. Ever since then car buffs around the world that favor horsepower have been talking about them. The celebrated models are probably well known to all. You don’t have to be a car enthusiast to know about the Chevrolet Camaro, the Ford Mustang, and the Dodge Challenger.

The first generation of the Camaro had its run from 1967 through 1970. The car featured a unibody structure, a separate steel rail subframe, double A-arms to serve as the independent front suspension, solid rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs, drum brakes on all four wheels, and a straight six 230-cubic inch engine that generated 140-horsepower that was mated to a three-speed manual transmission.

More engines were available as options including a 250-cubic inch six that produced 155-horssepower, a 327-cubic inch two-barrel carburetor small-block V8 that offered 210-horsepower, a 327-cubic inch four-barrel carburetor small-block V8 that generated 275-horsepower, and two versions of a 396-cubic inch big-block V8 that produced either 325 or 375-horsepower. Along with those engines was a choice of wide or short-ratio 3 or 4-speed manual transmissions, two automatics -- 2-speed Powerglide or 3-speed Turbohydramatic.

Race buffs could get their hands on the Camaro Z/28, which was unveiled in December 1966. A special high-compression 302-cubic inch V8, which was a combination of the short-stroke cranked 283-cubic inch V8 and the big-bore block 327-cubic inch V8. This engine had a rating of 290-horsepower.

Did that first Camaro perform up to muscle car standards? Car Life Magazine tested an SS-350 in a quarter-mile and it was timed at 15.8-seconds at 89-mph. Motor Trend did its own test and the SS-350 finished the quarter-mile in 15.4-seconds at 90 mph.

In 1969, Chevrolet made some changes in the engines. A 200-horsepower 307-cubic inch small block V8 and a new 255-horsepower 350 replaced the 327.

The real powerful engines were assigned to the COPO. They were a 427-cubic inch V8 with an all-iron big-block that generated an awesome 425-horsepower and an all-aluminum ZL 427-cubic inch V8 that was also rated at 425-horsepower.

The second-generation of the Camaro ran from 1970-1/2 through 1981. Most of the engines that powered this generation were the same as powered the models of the later portion of the first generation. The only change came in the Z/28, which was running on a 360-horsepower high-compression 350-cubic inch LT-1. Car and Driver ran the Z/28 in a 0-60-mph test and it delivered, achieving 60-mph in 5.8-seconds. The magazine also ran it in a quarter-mile and the results were 14.2-seconds at 100.3-mph.

By 1980 Chevrolet, along with the other American car manufacturers, were concerned with fuel economy. As a result, the Camaro was given engines that sipped less gasoline, but also produced a lot less horsepower. The engines included a 115-horsepower 229-cubic inch V6, a 110-horsepower 231-cubic inch V6, that powered Camaros in California, and a 267-cubic inch two-barrel small-block V8 that achieved 120-horsepower. The Z/28 was assigned a 350-cubic inch V8 that produced 190-horsepower while a 305-cubic inch V8 that produced 155-horsepower powered these cars in California.

Fuel economy trumped horsepower for the third-generation Camaros (1982-1992). With the start of this generation the Camaro had experienced a redesign and was smaller. The 4-cylinder engines included fuel injection for the first time and were mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission and 5-speed manual transmission. The base model featured a 2.5-liter engine that produced 90-horsepower. Engine options included a 2.8-liter V6 that offered 112-horsepower or a 5-liter four-barrel carbureted small-block V8 that was rated at 145-horsepower. The V8 engine was reserved for the Z28 and buyers of this model could also choose a Cross-Fire Injection (throttle body-injected) version that offered 165 horsepower.

The AIRAID 250-715 Jr. Kit is designed specifically for 2010-15 Camaros.

The AIRAID 250-715 boosts horsepower, acceleration, torque and throttle response on 2010-15 Camaros

1984 saw the introduction of the L69 engine, which was assigned to the Z28. However, a leap in performance was experienced in 1985 when the IROC-Z, named after the International Race of Champions, was introduced.

By 1987 big engines were again powering the Camaros. The four-cylinder engine and the 5.0-liter carbureted V8 were dropped and replaced with a new carbureted 5.0-liter V8 that offered 165-horsepower, which became standard on the Z28.

Dodge started sponsoring the International Race of Champions in 1990. So the IROC Camaro made its last appearance that year. New 2.8-liter and 3.1-liter V6 engines appeared that delivered from 135 to 140-horsepower.

1993-2002 marked the fourth generation of the Camaro. Highlights included the GM 3.8-liter V6 being used as an option on the 1995 Z28. By 1996, it became the only V6 to power Camaros. With the use of this engine, the least powerful 1996 Camaro had more power than the most powerful 1984 Camaro.

Despite the introduction of some of these engines, the limited horsepower provided in comparison to the 1960s models and the country’s concern for fuel economy over horsepower caused the demise of the Camaro.

After an eight-year hiatus, during which Camaro Concept Cars were showcased, the production Camaro returned in 2010 and marked the beginning of the fifth-generation of the car.

New GM engines were used to power the fifth-generation (2010-2015) models including the base LS, midlevel LT and a V8 and the cars resembled the 1969 model. The LS and LT engines are 3.6-liter V6s with direct-injection that produces a head-turning 304-horsepower. The engines are mated to a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic that is available as an option.

The SS model is now the top dog getting a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 426-horsepower and mated to a 6-speed manual transmission or 400-horsepower that is integrated with a 6-speed automatic. The car has been timed 0-60 mph in 6.0-seconds and a quarter-mile time of 14.2-seconds. There is also a 6.2-liter V8 that generates 426-horsepower working with a 6-speed manual transmission or 400-horsepower mated to a 6-speed automatic serving as optional powertrains for the SS. The car powered by this engine achieves the 0-60 in 5-seconds and finishes the quarter-mile in 13-seconds.

For someone who is driving a fifth generation Camaro with a 3.6-liter V6 and looking to increase performance, take a look at the AIRAID 250-715 Jr. kit. Constructed to help boost horsepower and acceleration, the kit is designed to replace the restrictive factory intake system including the intake tube and paper filter, but retain the factory air box.

The AIRAID 250-715 Jr. Kit includes an AIRAID 850-427 washable and reusable direct-fit replacement air filter, a modular, low restriction polyethylene intake tube, four stainless steel clamps, and two couplers. The air filter features a cotton gauze media that is treated with a special grade of oil that makes the cotton strands very sticky.

AIRAID also offers the AIRAID 790-550 Air Filter Cleaning Kit that is specially formulated to cleanse and recharge the air filter so it can be used over and over again for the life of the car.

The Jr. Kit straightens the route and improves the flow of clean air to the engine. It can be installed using common hand tools in about 90 minutes.

The AIRAID 250-715 Jr. Kit is designed for the following vehicles:

2015 CHEVROLET CAMARO 3.6L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models
2014 CHEVROLET CAMARO 3.6L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models
2013 CHEVROLET CAMARO 3.6L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models
2012 CHEVROLET CAMARO 3.6L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models
2011 CHEVROLET CAMARO 3.6L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models
2010 CHEVROLET CAMARO 3.6L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models


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The Incredible Story of AIRAID-Supported ULTRA4 Car Builder Jimmy's 4x4 Off-Road

Picture of Randy and Cottin Rodd, owner's of Jimmy's 4x4 Off Road

The owner of Jimmy's 4x4 Off-Road, Randy Rodd and his main squeeze, wife Cottin

Ever wonder what it would be like to wheel at The Hammers? Or test yourself on the red rock of Moab? With the introduction of this new class of vehicle, enthusiasts were encouraged to find out for themselves.

The first six 'Spec Class' vehicles made their race debut at the 2014 Griffin King Of The Hammers presented by Nitto Tire, and then raced throughout the year at the Trail-Gear Western Regional ULTRA4 Series. These vehicles were also available to rent for recreational purposes and simply to learn more about ULTRA4 Racing.

Picture of Randy Rodd and Shane Chiddix at Jimmy's 4x4 Off Road talking chassis mod's

AIRAID's Randy Rodd and Shane Chiddix talking chassis mods at Jimmy's 4x4

This was the brainchild of Dave Cole, Founder and CEO of Hammerking Productions, co-creator of the world renowned event, King of the Hammers. And when it was time to find the perfect ULTRA4 builder, it was not surprise that Dave commissioned one of the best in the business, Randy Rodd of Jimmy’s 4x4. The concept was to build tough, reliable vehicles that would allow someone, almost anyone, to experience the Every Man Challenge at King of the Hammers at Means Dry Lake Bed at the Johnson Valley OHV Recreational area in California. The idea was simply revolutionary and has only proved to launch ULTRA4 to the next level.

Picture of Loren Healy right of Jason Scherer's tail at 2017 KOH

Jimmy's 4x4 and Pro-Driver, Loren Healy, chasing down fellow KOH competitor, Jason Scherer

With a passion for building the world’s most extreme off-road vehicles, and they’ve built a few, AIRAID-supported Randy Rodd and the team at Jimmy’s 4x4 pride themselves on quality and integrity. With real world experience in off-roading their number one goal is to make their customers off-road dreams a reality. In addition and maybe because they’ve got the desert life blood coursing through their veins, they make it a priority to support as many drivers and events as they possibly can.

Picture of Vaughn Gittin Jr. hammer down heading into the rock trails at 2017 KOH

Heading straight for the rock trails, Vaughn Gittin Jr. in Brocky, hammer down at 2017 KOH

At the 2017 Nitto Tire King of the Hammers Presented by Optima Batteries, the team here at AIRAID had a chance to catch up with some our favorite race teams and ULTRA4 car builders. Imagine our surprise when we walked into Jimmy’s 4x4 booth and were told that owner, Randy Rodd, was out testing a car. The owner of the shop, Randy Rodd, in fact opened Jimmy’s 4x4 literally just behind his pop’s transmission shop.

Randy, born and raised in Cortez, Colorado, worked with his dad, Jim, at Jimmy’s Transmissions, before electing to explore other avenues of interest. In an attempt to get his son back into the family business, dad offered up a solution. He offered to help Randy open an off-road shop. Randy wasn’t readily sure about his dad’s offer. That was until he took part in the Easter Jeep Safari, in Moab, Utah. There he saw seemingly limitless possibilities with Jeep modifications and incredible fab work. Having an “aha” moment, he took dad up on that offer and opened Jimmy’s 4x4, conveniently located right outside Jimmy’s Transmission, or rather dad’s, back door.

Picture of Derek West in his Jimmy's build heading down a boulder strewn trail at 2017 KOH

Derek West putting his Jimmy's build to the test in the unforgiving boulder strewn trails at '17 KOH

Randy admitted that he's not the biggest fan of Jeeps. But at that time, as the off-road industry progressed, it seemed Jeeps were the choice to build for competition. However, they weren’t really Jeeps anymore. Virtually all the original equipment had been cut away. Randy got to thinking and before long he realized that building vehicles from scratch would make the build process actually easier. This allowed both builder and customer greater opportunities for custom modifications while increasing the appeal to more off-road enthusiasts.

Picture of one of the KOH Spec Rental cars built by Jimmy's 4x4 Off Road

In 2014, Dave Cole introduced the Jimmy's Spec Rental ULTRA4 car for enthusiasts to experience KOH

As the result of a booming business, along with the rapid growth in off-road racing, Randy moved away from the bent tube chassis and redirected his attention and design into the laser cut and CNC built tube chassis. He positioned Jimmy’s 4x4 ahead of the curve using this technology seeing the direction the industry was headed. Trophy truck and short course off-road racers had already transitioned to this concept of technology.

A veritable trend setter in 2014, Jimmy’s was the first to introduce a single seater IFS car, that they built for Loren Healy. On the opposite end of the spectrum, that same year they built a new car for Derek West who wanted to race a car that the everyday person could go out and buy. Derek’s car was the prototype of a buggy that Jimmy’s sells now.

Picture of just one of the ULTRA4 Spec Rentals built by Randy and the Team at Jimmy's 4x4

Suspension is everything! Check out this RAD Jimmy's 4x4 Spec Rental. Form and Function on the trail

Today, Jimmy’s 4x4 has become a full service shop owned and operated by Randy and his wife Cottin, offering everything from chassis, parts, service, and expert advice, to custom design done by Head Designer, Jason, along with Tyler spearheading the fab work done at the shop. Jimmy’s is home to some of the most successful ULTRA4 teams including 2014 King of the Hammers champion, Loren Healy, multi-time Ultra4 series winner, Derek West, cross-over athlete, driver, and professional fun haver, Vaughn Gittin Jr and ULTRA4 and desert racer, Andrew McLaughlin of Letzroll Off-Road.

Competing in the 4400 Unlimited Class, ULTRA4, the only rules are safety related and the requirement for a transfer case with low range. As the 4 wheel drive cars get faster and faster in the desert, IFS technology has proven that it is here to stay in the rock crawling and desert racing arena. The Jimmys chassis can handle the abuse of the open desert and the brutal rocks.

Picture of Jason Blanton at the end of the 2017 King of the Hammer's

Jason Blanton, left, would race the 2017 King of the Hammer's in an ULTRA4 built specifically for TV

“As the sport becomes more competitive so will the vehicles. We are at the tip of the spear and expect an excellent season. Jimmy’s was the only place to go for a proven IFS chassis,” Andrew McLaughlin said. Letzroll Off-Road located in Mesa, Arizona, is currently the only authorized dealer of the Jimmy’s 4x4 chassis and they feel pretty proud to be a part of the Jimmy’s brand and family.

The entire Jimmy’s team is a close-knit group, more like extended family members. Loren Healy was actually one of the shop’s first customers and the very first buggy to leave the shop. It’s this sense of pride and loyalty that keeps Randy and the team going. He’s got a great group of inspired people that love what they do. With heavy hitters in the off-road industry known for their prowess behind the wheel like Loren Healy and cross-over athlete, Vaughn Gittin Jr., as well as being the builder of the King of the Hammer’s Spec Car, it seems that the demand for Randy and the Team at Jimmy’s 4x4 Off Road is higher than it’s ever been.


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AIRAID Jr. Kit Air Intake Helps Boosts Horsepower & Acceleration on 2010-2015 Chevy Camaro SS

The AIRAID 251-714 Jr. Kit is designed to reduce restriction caused by the factory intake system.

The AIRAID 251-714 Jr. Kit includes a replacement air filter and a polyethylene intake tube

It appeared that from day one, executives at Chevrolet realized that the Chevrolet Camaro, including the Camaro SS, would shake the automobile industry to the core. Chevrolet’s answer to the Ford Mustang, the Camaro was announced at a special live press conference at the Statler-Hilton Hotel in Detroit on June 28, 1966. It was the first time in history that an event like this was connected to 14 cities in real time via telephone line.

According to The Complete Book of Camaro: Every Model Since 1967, Chevrolet merchandising manager Bob Lund and General Motors vice president Ed Rollett, came up with the name after reviewing a French and English Dictionary, which noted that the word “Camaro” was slang and meant “friend, pal or comrade.”

The car was actually introduced during the 1967 model year on a new rear-wheel drive GM F-body platform and was available as a two-door coupe or convertible with 2+2 seating. The first generation models included a Super Sport and Rally Sport editions.

The second generation of the model was introduced in February 1970 and was produced through the 1981 model year. Road & Track Magazine selected the 1971 SS350 as one of the 10 best cars in the world in its August 1971 edition. The SS package was dropped in 1972, but reinstated in 1996.

The reintroduction of the SS occurred in the middle of the fourth generation of the car (1993-2002). However, it was offered in a limited quantity and included a 330-horsepower LT4 small block engine originally used on the Corvette. The 1997 model featured a refreshed interior and the 1998 model included an aluminum block LS1 5.7-liter engine, which was used on the Corvette C5. It was the first all-aluminum engine to drive a Camaro since 1969 when one was used to power the ZL-1 and it generated 325-horsepower. From 1998 through 2002, the SS was fitted with slightly improved exhaust and intake systems, bigger wheels and tires, and an improved suspension, an arc-shaped rear wing for downforce, and a different gearing ratio for faster acceleration.

In the fifth generation of the model (2010-2015) the SS was equipped with a 6.2-liter (376 cu in) LS3 V8 that offered 426-horsepower (318 kW) and was mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. An L99 V8 engine that delivers 400-horsepower (300 kW) powered the automatic SS.

The AIRAID 251-714 Jr. Kit is engineered for the 2010-2015 Chevrolet Camaro SS.

The AIRAID 251-714 Jr. Kit improves horsepower, acceleration, and torque on 2010-2015 Camaro SS

The Camaro SS is one of the most powerful Camaros offered. It should not be surprising that drivers of the 2010-2015 Camaro SS would want to boost performance if possible. That’s where the AIRAID 251-714 Jr. Kit comes in. The kit is designed to improve the restrictive elements of the factory intake system, the intake tube, and the paper filter of the Camaro SS, helping boost horsepower and acceleration.

The Jr. Kit includes a roto-molded, modular polyethylene intake tube, four stainless steel clamps, one coupler, and an AIRAID 851-427 direct-fit replacement air filter. The tube is engineered to straighten and smooth out the pathway of the airflow to the engine.

The washable and reusable air filter features a dry synthetic media called SYNTHAMAX that includes an inner and outer layer of durable wire mesh that prevents the filter construction from deforming or collapsing under high airflow. The inner filter media has two independent layers of synthetic materials. The outer layer of synthetic needle felt polyester material captures and holds contaminants and the inner layer of wet-laid/chemical bonded rayon and polyester material catches any remaining contaminants. The air filter can be used for 30,000 to 50,000 miles before servicing is required.

AIRAID also offers the 790-558 air filter cleaning kit that is specially formulated to cleanse and recharge the filter so that it can be used over and over again for the life of the car.

The AIRAID 251-714 Jr. Kit can be installed using common hand tools in about 90 minutes. It is backed with a No-Hassle Lifetime Warranty.

The AIRAID 251-714 Jr. Kit is designed to fit the following vehicles:

2015 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2014 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2013 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2012 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2011 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2010 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models


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AIRAID Jr. Kit with Cotton Gauze Air Filter Helps Boost HP on 2010-2015 Camaros

The AIRAID 250-714 Jr. Kit is designed for 2010-2015 Chevrolet Camaros.

The AIRAID 250-714 Jr. Kit is designed for 2010-2015 Camaros with the 6.2L engine

One of the most iconic automobiles to come from Detroit is the Chevrolet Camaro. In its first incarnation in the 1960s it, along with the Ford Mustang, introduced “pony car” or “muscle car” to the lexicon of automobile enthusiasts worldwide.

Due to issues concerning fuel economy and the impact of CO2 to the environment, Chevrolet discontinued the legend in 2002, in its fourth generation of production. The automaker reintroduced it in the 2010 model year as the belated fifth generation of the car.

Although there was an eight-year hiatus of production of the Camaro for public sale, Chevrolet recognized the continued popularity of the car and issued a series of Camaro concept cars in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.

However, it was the fifth generation Camaro that started production for the 2010 model year and ran through the 2015 model year that gave the chance to regular consumers to once again get behind the steering wheel of the long-timed delayed Camaro.

It should be to no one’s surprise that the owner of an iconic fifth generation Camaro would want to squeeze out even more high performance than the stock Camaros produce. Still, many of them are not yet ready to spend the money for high-performance add-ons.

That’s where the AIRAID 250-714 Jr. Kit comes in for the 2011-2015 6.2L Camaro. The air intake offers a Camaro owner the chance to step up to an entry-level economic high-performance product. The kit includes the AIRAID 850-427 washable and reusable replacement air filter that features a multilayered cotton gauze media that is specially treated with a special grade of oil. The oil makes the strands of the filter very sticky so that they can capture and hold contaminants.

The AIRAID 250-714 Jr. Kit includes a modular polyethylene air intake tube and air filter.

The AIRAID 250-714 Jr. Kit is designed to replace the factory air intake system and air filter.

AIRAID also offers air filter cleaning kits that are specially formulated to cleanse and recharge the air filter so it can be used over and over again. In fact, the air filter will last for the life of the car.

The Jr. Kit also features a modular polyethylene air intake tube that is designed to straighten the airflow to assure a better route to the engine than the factory air intake system. This is designed to help boost horsepower, torque, acceleration, and throttle response.

The kit is designed to replace the factory air intake system, intake tube, and paper air filter while the stock air box is retained. It can be installed without drilling holes with common hand tools.

AIRAID is so sure of the quality of the kit that it offers a no hassle lifetime warranty.

The AIRAID 250-714 Jr. Kit is designed to fit the following applications:

2015 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2014 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2013 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2012 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2011 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2010 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models


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AIRAID Sponsored Driver Brock Heger Teamed up With Jeremy McGrath in 2016

AIRAID-sponsored Brock Heger showing off for the crowd at Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series

AIRAID-sponsored Brock Heger showing off for the crowd at Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series

A year that most drivers hope to end as the best year, ended up becoming a learning year for AIRAID-sponsored driver Brock Heger. In 2016, Brock was racing his Icon, Maxxis Tires Pro Lite in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series after a great rookie season in 2015 where he finished sixth in the points standing. In the beginning of the 2016 season Brock teamed up with JM2 Motorsports owned by Supercross legend Jeremy McGrath. Teaming up with Jeremy allowed Brock the opportunity to learn from Jeremy who drives a Pro 2 in the series, which is the premiere class above the Pro Lites and gave Brock the ability to have some of the best crew guys to work on his truck and make it as fast as it can be.

Brock and his AIRAID-sponsored Pro Lite love to be on TV

Brock and his AIRAID-sponsored Pro Lite love to be on TV

The Pro Lite class was full of tough competition with around twenty trucks at every race, and like most racing you want to be towards the front and away from all the chaos of the people trying to get there. It seemed like you had three distinct groups in every race, with the drivers in the front, farther back were the ones using more force then finesse to pass, and then the ones in the rear were the ones who were too rough and often broke before completing the race. Brock did a great job all season by staying towards the front and putting on great battles with other drivers while driving with respect and good, clean racing techniques. But every once in a while there was some door banging that happened as a part of great racing. Brock finished the 2016 season with nine top five finishes out of fifteen races and finished on the podium four times, which included twice in second and twice in third. With these great results from smart racing and great driving, Brock finished fourth in points overall. In the last race of the year, which was the Challenge Cup Race, Brock battled with the 2016 Pro Lite Champion all the way to the finish line and finished in a strong second place. Brock said, “this was a season of learning for me, working with great people like Jeremy and my Crew Chief Danny Ebberts. We were able to make the truck faster every time I was in the truck. We were the fastest at the end of the season and I can’t wait for 2017, to be able to start the season with the speed we finished with.”

Brock putting the AIRAID-sponsored Pro Lite on the podium

Brock putting the AIRAID-sponsored Pro Lite on the podium

In the offseason Brock and the team have spent a lot of time making some minor changes to the truck that are going to allow Brock to be even faster than he finished 2016. With these modifications and testing, Brock believes they are almost at the limits of the truck’s capabilities. With this they ended up buying one of the other competitors’ truck that isn’t racing this year, which only had about a half a season of racing on it. The progression that HRT Motorsports has made from where Brock’s current truck is should allow him to have the speed to get closer or put him on top. The newly acquired truck was set up for someone with a totally different driving style than Brock was used to, so the team has a lot of work to do to the truck. After the team is finished with modifying it to work the best for Brock they are going to be doing some testing to get it completely dialed in for the races. With the new truck initially set up for the other driver, Brock thinks it is almost as fast as his old truck at its best, so Brock and the team are hoping to come out strong and be much faster and take command of the podium.

Brock Heger flying so fast he is almost a blur

Brock Heger flying so fast he is almost a blur

Brock also believes that the offseason is the best way to stay sharp by getting behind the wheel as much as possible and in different environments. He has been racing circle track and desert racing in a Class 10. Brock has teamed up with another Pro Lite Driver Broc Dickerson at the Rage at the River 2016 for his first race in a 10 car and ended up sweeping the weekend. Brock’s success didn’t stop there in the desert either, and he has set himself up to run the 2017 Best in the Desert season in the 10 car. Starting out the 2017 year was the Parker 425, which is a grueling race that several veterans don’t even finish the race. Brock showed everyone that he wasn’t just a Pro Lite driver but a great racer by winning the very competitive 10 car class. He then went on to the second race, the Mint 400, and did the exact same thing as before and won the race. So far for Brock’s 10 car career he has raced in three races and has won all three. One thing Brock contributes to his victories is saying, “A key factor to running strong in the desert and in Short Course racing is AIRAID. Without these filters it would very hard, they allow the motor to stay clean in the harsh conditions and allow the motors to make the horsepower needed to win races.”

Keeping the fresh air flowing through his AIRAID filters in the Pro Lite

Keeping the fresh air flowing through his AIRAID filters in the Pro Lite

Whether Brock is racing his Pro Lite in front of the stands full of crowds or in his class 10 car in front of fans lining up in the desert, he is always putting on a great show for them and is striving to be on top of the podium holding the trophy up for them. He is also adding the UTV class to his schedule at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series with his Pro Lite for the upcoming season. So head out to one of the Lucas Oil Off Road events and watch Brock from the stands or drive out to the middle of the desert and watch him fly past you, but make sure you watch this up and coming racer become one of the greats.


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