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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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Ram More Power Into Your Dodge Ram Hemi With An AIRAID MXP Air Intake System

AIRAID SYNTHAMAX air filter media is supported by an inner and outer layer of wire mesh

The SYNTHAMAX filter utilizes two synthetic materials to simultaneously provide outstanding airflow

It’s well known that the first Gen III Hemi engine made its debut in the Dodge RAM truck for the 2003 model year. That original 5.7 L pushrod V8 produced 345 horsepower when installed in the pickup.

Then, for the 2009 model year, Chrysler made several revisions to the 5.7 L, all in an effort to increase power by managing airflow into the cylinders. First was what Chrysler termed Variable Camshaft Timing or VCT. VCT uses an oil control valve which either advances or retards camshaft timing. Cylinder heads were revised to increase airflow, and an active intake manifold was incorporated to adjust runner length to optimize torque and horsepower.

All of these technologies can benefit from an increased quantity of colder intake air to make additional power, like that delivered by a 302-236 AIRAID MXP air intake system. The MXP air intake system represents the ultimate in AIRAID’s cold air induction systems and delivers higher levels of horsepower and acceleration gains for 2009 - 2012 Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 models.

This air intake starts with the replacement of the restrictive factory housing by a one-piece roto-molded air box that addresses all the shortcomings of the OEM design. Housed inside the air box is an AIRAID SYNTHAMAX air filter, with media that consists of an inner and outer layer of wire mesh for durable support of the filtration media as well as overall filter durability. The SYNTHAMAX filter media is comprised of two distinct layers of unique synthetic materials that when combined provides outstanding air flow and exceptionally high filtration at the same time.

Air is directed through a new air intake tube constructed of cross-linked, high-density polyethylene designed using extensive computer modeling to maintain proper mass air flow readings and calibration. This MXP air intake system also features provisions for the factory crankcase vent tube.

Installation of the 302-236 AIRAID MXP Air Intake System is fast & simple, with detailed directi

Add more power and torque to your RAM in just a Saturday morning with a few simple hand tools

Installation of the 302-236 AIRAID MXP air intake system is fast and simple, with highly-detailed instructions. You need only a few basic tools and not more than a couple of hours to increase the power and responsiveness of your 5.7 L RAM. Maintenance of the 302-236 is simple: clean your AIRAID filter every 30,000 to 50,000 miles for normal driving, or more often if you’re driving off-road or in heavy dust conditions, with AIRAID premium dry filter cleaning solution, Part Number 790-558.

And something not all cold air intake system manufacturers can claim: the 302-236 MXP air intake system is street legal in all US states with CARB EO number: D-609-18. Plus the 302-236 MXP air intake system is backed by AIRAID’s “No Hassle” Lifetime Warranty, which is simple. If you are ever dissatisfied with the materials, workmanship, or performance of this air filter, call us at 800-498-6951 and we will be happy to assist you. You don’t have to worry about carrying around a warranty card; AIRAID filters are warranted for life.

The AIRAID 302-236 system fits the following vehicles:

2012 RAM 3500 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2012 RAM 2500 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2012 RAM 1500 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2012 DODGE RAM 3500 PICKUP 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2012 DODGE RAM 2500 PICKUP 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2012 DODGE RAM 1500 PICKUP 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2011 RAM 3500 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2011 RAM 2500 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2011 RAM 1500 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2011 DODGE RAM 3500 PICKUP 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2011 DODGE RAM 2500 PICKUP 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2011 DODGE RAM 1500 PICKUP 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2010 RAM 2500 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2010 DODGE RAM 2500 PICKUP 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2009 DODGE RAM 3500 PICKUP 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2009 DODGE RAM 2500 PICKUP 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2009 DODGE RAM 1500 PICKUP 5.7L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models


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Throttle Body Spacer Offers Dramatic Boost in Torque On 2016-17 Toyota Tacoma

The AIRAID 510-654 POWERRIAD Throttle Body Space boosts off-idle rpm on Toyota Tacoma.

The AIRAID 510-654 throttle body spacer boosts off-idle torque rpm from 800 to 3000 on Toyota Tacoma

Introduced in 1995, the Toyota Tacoma is a pickup truck that is manufactured in the United States. It has gradually developed from a compact pickup from 1995-1/2 through 2004 and as a mid-size pickup during the vehicle’s second-generation from 2004 through 2015. The front engine, rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive truck comes in three body styles –- 2-door regular cab, 2-door extended car, and 4-door crew cab.

The first-generation model has a choice of four engines:

• 2.4-liter 2RZ-FE I4 that produces 142-horsepower (106 kW) at 5000 rpm and 160-lb-ft (217 N-m) of torque at 4000 rpm

• 2.7-liter 3RZ-FE-I4 that offers 150-horsepower (112 kW) and 177-lb-ft (240 N-m) of torque at 4000 rpm

• 3.4-liter 5VZ-FE V6 that generates 190-horsepower (142 kW) at 4800 rpm and 220-lb-ft (298 Nm) of torque at 3600 rpm

• An aftermarket TRD supercharged 3.4-liter V6 that produces 254-bhp (189 kW) and 270-lb-ft (366 N-m) of torque

Two transmissions were offered –- a 4-speed automatic and a 5-speed manual.

The single (or regular) cab was assigned only the 2.7-liter 3RZ-FE I4 or the 2.4-liter 2RZ-FE I4. The TRD package started being offered in 1997. If selected, a differential locker in the rear came with it.

Now in its third-generation, which started in 2015, the 2016 and 2017 Tacoma features a choice of two engines:

• 2.7-liter 2TR-FE I4 that produces 160-horsepower at 5200 rpm and 181-lb-ft (246 N-m) of torque at 3800 rpm

• 3.5-liter 2GR-FKS V6 that generates 268-horsepower (200 kW) to 296-horsepower at 6200 rpm and 248-lb-ft to 260-lb-ft (336-353 N-m) of torque at 4700 rpm. This version includes the Toyota Dual VVT-I Variable Valve Timing on both the intake and exhaust cams. Introduced in 1998, this system adjusts timing on the intake and exhaust camshafts and allows the engine start and stop to occur unnoticed at minimum compression.

Three transmissions are available –- 5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, and 6-speed manual.

For owners of the 2016 or 2017 Tacoma who are looking for more off-idle torque, AIRAID is offering the 510-654 POWERAID throttle body spacer. The system boosts off-idle torque from 800 rpm to about 3,000 rpm. It achieves this by spinning the air as it passes through the throttle body causing an increase of velocity that results in an improved atomized mixture of fuel and air into the combustion chamber.

High quality aircraft grade billet 6061-T6 aluminum is used to manufacture the POWERAID throttle body spacer. Moreover, the kit includes the necessary gaskets, hardware, and precision brackets to maintain the proper geometry as it integrates with the components of the factory engine. It can be installed in about one hour using common hand tools. Drilling or cutting is not required.

The AIRAID 510-654 Throttle Body Spacer is designed and engineered to fit the following vehicles:

2017 TOYOTA TACOMA 3.5L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models
2016 TOYOTA TACOMA 3.5L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models


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An AIRAID Replacement Air Filter Gives the 5th-Gen Camaro Drop-In Performance

Give your 5th-Gen Camaro a mod-free power gain with an AIRAID SynthaMax Air Filter

Give your 5th-Gen Camaro a mod-free power gain with an AIRAID SynthaMax Air Filter

After launching the fifth generation Mustang in 2005, Ford's sales skyrocketed across the board. Since Chevrolet was desperately in need of a similar showroom attraction, GM's Chief Designer Ed Welburn decided to take on Ford's retro-styled pony car with a brand new Camaro that looked completely modern, yet somehow familiar. Using his personal 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS for inspiration, he penned a striking design that would eventually become the 2006 Camaro Concept. This sexy muscle car was unveiled to the public at the 2006 Detroit Auto Show, however the production version wasn't going to be ready for several years. So GM struck a deal with Paramount Pictures to cast a version of the fifth generation Camaro as the hero-bot 'Bumblebee' in their upcoming Transformers film. The actual movie car was based on the Australian Holden Monaro/Pontiac GTO, and wore fiberglass bodywork that was made from the same molds that were used for the 2006 Chevrolet Camaro Concept (Bumblebee also used the same yellow/black color scheme as Welburn's 1969 Camaro). Luckily the movie was a big hit, and it wound up helping to keep interest alive as the new Camaro got delayed until the 2010 model year. When it finally hit showrooms in 2009, the production car had lost some of the concept's dramatic styling details. But it was certainly no slouch in the performance department. The entry level 2010-2015 Chevrolet Camaro V6 was powered by the new GM LLT 3.6L V6, which made 304-323-hp (that was nearly identical to the 4th generation Camaro Z/28). The 2010-2015 Chevrolet Camaro SS got a 6.2L LS3 V8, and made 400-hp with the automatic or 426-hp with the 6-speed manual. And the certifiably insane 2012-2015 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 got a 580-hp supercharged 6.2L LSA V8 that could catapult this beast to 60 mph in a claimed 3.8 seconds. All three Camaro flavors were more than capable of going toe-to-toe with the fifth generation Ford Mustang. However, if you want to get more horsepower and torque from your 2010-2015 Chevy Camaro without making any underhood modifications. You need to checkout the AIRAID 851-427 direct fit replacement air filter.

No matter which engine your Bow-Tie beast has, it still makes power the same way: air gets sucked in through the air box, forced through the OE Camaro air filter, and sent on to the cylinders where it's mixed with gasoline and ignited by a spark plug. During combustion, the oxygen acts as a catalyst, fueling an explosion that consumes the gas and creates horsepower and torque. To increase this power without making any mechanical or software changes, you simply have to introduce more air into the combustion cycle. This will result in a much hotter explosion that yields more rotational energy to turn the crankshaft and ultimately the rear wheels. The best way to increase the volume of air reaching the cylinders, is to reduce airflow restrictions caused by that OE air filter. And that's just what the AIRAID 851-427 replacement air filter is designed to do.

AIRAID 851-427 Drop-in Air Filter fits the 2010-2015 Camaro V6, Camaro SS 6.2L & Camaro ZL1 6.2L

AIRAID 851-427 Drop-in Air Filter fits the 2010-2015 Camaro V6, Camaro SS 6.2L & Camaro ZL1 6.2L

That OE Camaro air filter reduces airflow because it takes a tremendous amount of vacuum to get air to pass through the thick paper it's made from. All of the dirt it removes is then stored between the pleats on the surface of the filter (known as 'surface loading'). Over time, that layer of dirt will get thicker and thicker, significantly reducing the already limited amount of air that can pass through the filter. By contrast, the AIRAID 851-427 air filter is made from a patented dual-layer material called SynthaMax, which is designed to nearly double the airflow.

The AIRAID 851-427 direct-fit replacement air filter has also been engineered to provide superior engine protection versus an OE air filter. The first layer of the SynthaMax material is made from a unique needlefelt polyester that is designed to trap and store larger dirt particles deep within a web of synthetic fibers, instead of on the surface. The second layer (engine side) of this AIRAID synthetic air filter is made from a chemical bonded rayon and polyester blend, which helps trap any microscopic contaminants that make it past the first layer. This means less dirt will get sucked inside of the motor, where it can wreak havoc on the cylinder walls and piston rings. By storing dirt inside of the filter itself, airflow through this synthetic air filter won't decrease over time. When the filter gets dirty, you can simply clean it with the 790-558 AIRAID filter cleaning kit and put it back in the air box. In addition, your investment is backed by the AIRAID No-Hassle Lifetime Warranty, so it's literally the last Camaro air filter you'll ever have to buy.

The AIRAID 851-427 air filter is designed to fit the following vehicles:

2015 CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2015 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2015 CHEVROLET CAMARO 3.6L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models
2014 CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2014 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2014 CHEVROLET CAMARO 3.6L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models
2013 CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2013 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2013 CHEVROLET CAMARO 3.6L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models
2012 CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2012 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2012 CHEVROLET CAMARO 3.6L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models
2011 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2011 CHEVROLET CAMARO 3.6L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models
2010 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2010 CHEVROLET CAMARO 3.6L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models


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AIRAID Driver Jordan Priestley, Proves He Was the One to Watch All Season Long!

Shot of Jordan in Evilynn out on the Road Rally for OSUSC Qualifying Event at Auto Club Speedway

Jordan in the lead on the road rally for the OPTIMA Qualifier at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana

This past year certainly has had its moments to talk about around the water cooler, what with the craziest election in American History to date taking place. But more interesting than that would certainly be the story of AIRAID team driver Jordan Priestley and how he raced not one but 2 cars at OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car series season opener at Thunderhill Motorsports Park, “Evilynn” the AIRAID Equipped 2016 Camaro SS, and “Frankie”, his AIRAID equipped 2011 5th Gen Camaro. You see Thunderhill was the first race for “Evilynn” and Jordan wasn’t sure what to expect out on track with this bone stock street car, with the exception of upgraded tires. Needless to say, this straight from the showroom floor, 6th Gen Camaro SS put the competition to task. GM has seriously raised the bar for all those other muscle car manufacturers. But imagine if you will, having to keep two cars performing on the track and doing double duty as the driver. Now imagine 2 days, running from car to car, where in the end you place both 1st and 2nd on the podium in the competition rounds. Pretty impressive indeed.

Shot of Jordan Priestley accepting his trophy as Grand Champion NMCA West Hotchkis Cup Series

Introducing the NMCA West - Hotchkis Cup Series Grand Champion, Mr. Jordan Priestley

But Jordan didn’t stop impressing us at Thunderhill. He went on to have the most outstanding year in his motorsports career to date. Competing almost every other weekend all across the Nation, our AIRAID team driver hit the ground running and competed in more than 25 events. Talk about serious seat time. This proud papa has much to be proud of for his season in racing, family, and business.

With the first of the year launch of the 6th Gen Camaro, there were quite literally no parts available to enhance “Evilynn’s” performance. While Jordan states that GM did an outstanding job with the design and development of the car, he needed more to up his competitive edge. JDP Motorsports found themselves throughout the season designing and fabricating performance parts for “Evilynn” to keep her nipping at the competition's heels. The 2016 AIRAID-equipped Camaro SS was also fitted with a prototype Detroit Speed & Engineering/JRi Shocks coilover package that also included front adjustable camber plates. Priestley also installed the new Centerforce DYAD Clutch, which was not only lighter, but outperformed the stock clutch, making a significant difference in how the Camaro handled out on track.

Shot of Jordan coming in to the turn on the Speed Stop Challenge at PPIR

Coming off the oval banks at Pikes Peak International Raceway for the OSUSC Qualifier in Colorado

The 2016 race season has been nothing short of stellar for the folks at JDP Motorsports. Just take a peek at this past season’s race highlights and all of the team’s podium finishes:

  • Thunderhill Motorsports Park - Multiple 1st Place finishes in GT Class competition rounds, Multiple Runner Up finishes in GT Class competition rounds, 2016 Camaro SS & 2011 Camaro
  • Las Vegas Motor Speedway - 1st and 2nd Place finishes in GT Class competition rounds
  • National Corvette Museum - 1st Place finish in Design for GT Class, podium finishes for GT Class in competition rounds
  • Pikes Peak International Raceway - 1st Place finish Overall for GT Class earning the invite to OUSCI, OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational
  • Circuit of the Americas - 1st Place finishes in GT Class competition rounds of Autocross and Road Course, 2nd Place finish Overall in GT Class
  • Auto Club Speedway - 1st and 2nd Place finishes for GT Class in ALL individual categories of competition, 2nd Place overall for GT Class
  • OUSCI Las Vegas Motor Speedway - Finished 26th overall against 90 competitors
  • NMCA West Auto Club Speedway - Hotchkis Cup Modern Muscle Series Points Winner
  • NMCA West Auto Club Speedway - Hotchkis Cup Grand Champion, having earned a 2nd Place finish at each of the 4 events. The Grand Champion is recognized for consistency over the course of the series season
  • Sturgis Camaro Rally in South Dakota - 1st Place Autocross
  • Holley LS Fest Beech Bend Raceway, Bowling Green, Kentucky - Top 10 Finish in the 3S Challenge, Top 20 Finish out of almost 140 Competitors
  • 2016 Tire Rack Solo Nationals SCCA Lincoln, Nebraska - With a Podium Finish in Classic American Muscle Classic
  • Shot of Jordan and Evilynn after securing the Win and Invite to OUSCI

    Jordan takes home the win and OUSCI invite from Pikes Peak International Raceway

And these are just the highlights. Jordan competed in the CAMC Invitational, multiple SCCA and NASA Events locally at the Utah Motor Sports Campus, along with so many more track days.

As the President of JDP Motorsports, the #1 GM LSx Performance Parts Source located in Sandy, Utah, he is driven to excellence. Whether behind the wheel of his 6th Gen or in the shop building his customers' perfect dream car, he recognizes what it means to perform well. When talking about his long term goals, he’s working toward creating a brand reputation that is the Gold Standard in the automotive industry. He’s inspired by names like Lingenfelter, Guldstrand, and individuals like Mark Stielow who have helped to shape the industry as a whole.

Shot of Jordan Priestley on the COTA Road Course just under the banner

On the famed Circuit of the America's Road Course with OPTIMA's Search for the Ultimate Street Car

He’s quick to recognize the attention and benefits that the OPTIMA Series and MAV TV have afforded him and the JDP Motorsports Team. In turn, Jordan wants to give every bit he can back to those who have believed in him, his vision and passion from the very start. Jordan is humbled by the opportunities to represent national brands like AIRAID and Detroit Speed and Engineering, and so many others. He plans to continue with product testing through racing, consulting, and getting the parts from AIRAID and DSE out onto the proving grounds. He’s gunning to be a stronger force in the late model world with aftermarket performance choices. Currently JDP Motorsports is working with several local dealerships offering “Dealer Packages” allowing the consumer to have the performance of a supercharger included in the financing of their new vehicle. It certainly seems that our AIRAID driver has his eye on the prize!

Shot of Jordan out on the autocross course at the final NMCA West event at Auto Club Speedway

Jordan Priestley killing it out on the autocross course at the final NMCA West event

We asked Jordan just who some of his biggest influences have been in his life and in racing. He thought for a moment and shared that his grandfather who passed when Jordan was 20 was certainly a positive influence. He was a man of character and left Jordan always feeling good about himself and that he could accomplish anything he set his mind too. He had hoped his grandad could see what he’s been up to these days. Another person Jordan is inspired by is the legendary Dale Earnhardt. Talk about juxtaposition! But Jordan admired him for his prowess behind the wheel and his no-nonsense racing attitude. When the helmet went on it was time for racing and Jordan can relate to that. “Sure he was controversial, but that man could race” said Jordan. He likes to think of himself falling somewhere in the middle!

Shot of Jordan Priestley during the Speed Stop Challenge at the OSUSC Qualifier in Fontana

Out on the Speed Stop Challenge with Jordan at Auto Club Speedway for the OSUSC Qualifier

What few rarely see is all the man hours from the team and the families that go into prepping these cars for track days. Jordan relies on that support and recognizes that any success he has whether in business or out on the track has been a team effort. His gratitude, sincerity and humility makes him approachable and most assuredly one of our favorites out on track. We look forward to what the 2017 race season brings for Jordan and the JDP Motorsports Team. He did tell us that his plan was to top the race season of 2016 and gave us a little teaser to keep us watching. Turns out the folks at JDP Motorsports plan to debut a 2017 Corvette Grand Sport mid-season. We couldn’t be more excited to see where this takes our AIRAID team driver.


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