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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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"Showtime" Jeremy McGrath PRO2 Was a Crowd Pleaser in 2016

Jeremy McGrath putting on a great show for the crowd at the Wild West Motorsports Park in Reno

Jeremy McGrath putting on a great show for the crowd at the Wild West Motorsports Park in Reno

2016 was a strong year for "Showtime" Jeremy McGrath in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Coming off of a fifth place finish in the points in 2015, Jeremy strived to take his Maxxis Tires, Icon, and Airaid Filters Pro 2 closer to a championship. The hard work that Jeremy and the team did in the offseason showed right away in Round 1 at Wild Horse Pass where he battled the entire race up front with all the previous champions, and having tremendous speed and finishing fifth was a great way to start off the season and get into the swing of things to come. The next few rounds showed Jeremy was fast, but so was everyone else, and he finished back and forth between top five and top ten finishes.

Jeremy McGrath, on the podium celebrating his win at Utah Motorsports Campus

Jeremy McGrath, on the podium celebrating his win at Utah Motorsports Campus

Heading into the middle of the season, Jeremy was looking forward to Utah Motorsports Campus where he has had great finishes in the past. In practice, he was the second fastest, but due to the weather there was no qualifying for the first race of the weekend. The weather cleared up just enough for the track crew to get the track groomed and allow for a great race. During the race Jeremy was in a tight battle with Bryce Menzies and Rob McCachren, where the three of them put on a great show for all the fans who battled with the weather. Jeremy was able to stand on the podium for the first time of the season with a strong second place finish. That night, the team worked hard to make changes to the truck that would make it faster and work better in the difficult weather conditions. The team found that the little bit of extra speed helped Jeremy qualify first for the next round of racing, and keeping this kind of speed all the way through the race helped Jeremy lead the majority of the race all the way to the checkered flag to finish out a great weekend in Utah.

Jeremy McGrath showing why AIRAID filters are so important while racing in dirt

Jeremy McGrath showing why AIRAID filters are so important while racing in dirt

The series headed south of the border to Estero Beach, which is right next to Ensenada, Mexico. Jeremy continued his strong performances where he was able to start out with a third place in qualifying time. Ready to battle and wanting to keep his podium string going strong, he put on another great show for all of his fans where he stayed out in front and won his second race in a row. The next few races didn’t go as he would have preferred, but at Wild West Motorsports Park he was able to end that. At the most demanding track on the series, Jeremy was able to get back on the podium and finish second. With this finish and a third in the Challenge Cup, Jeremy ended the season with two wins, two seconds, a third, and nine top five finishes. With these strong finishes Jeremy finished one spot better than the previous year where he finished in fourth place. Jeremy said, “ We had a great year, with off-road, highs and lows are expected. Winning 2 races in a row was a big high. I have always done well in SLC but to back it up in Mexico was amazing. I had a few other really good runs going and had some mechanical issues. Leading at my home track Lake Elsinore and having a failure was a major low.”

Jeremy McGrath proving why his nickname is Showtime, he can race on two, three, and four wheels

Jeremy McGrath proving why his nickname is Showtime, he can race on two, three, and four wheels

In the offseason, Jeremy and the team are planning to do a few changes to the truck, but don’t want to do too much since it consistantly ran up front almost every weekend. The team is planning some trips to the desert to have fun as a team and spend time with their families. Jeremy also will be keeping himself sharp as well. He said, “When it comes to racing I feel I am always ready to go when I get behind the wheel. I'll get in some testing days before Rd1 and that should get me fired up. I also ride my Kawasaki 450 a couple times a week and that keeps me sharp.”

The 2017 season is going to be very busy in the JM2 pit and race shop. Besides Jeremy racing his Pro 2, teammate Brock Heger will be racing a Pro Lite and a UTV. Jeremy’s daughters will also be returning to the track and racing in the J1 and J2 Trophy Karts, which have been brought back to the national series. Racing five different classes will make for a very busy weekend and having all the support needed for this is a must. “The support the JM2 team has at the track could not be better. Our main sponsors like Maxxis, ICON vehicle dynamics, and AIRAID not only provide us with the best products to race with but they also go to every event and give us trackside support. We test and race in harsh conditions so its nice to know all our vehicles keep running strong with AIRAID intake systems and filters,” Jeremy stated.

Jeremy McGrath loves to be in the air almost as much as he loves being on the ground

Jeremy McGrath loves to be in the air almost as much as he loves being on the ground

So if you are able to make it out to any of the races, make sure you stop by the JM2 pit. You will see several of the top vehicles being worked on right before and after they put on a great show. Also, Jeremy and the rest of the team are always happy to talk to fans and sign autographs, and while doing that you can refresh yourself with lemonade from their pit most of the races. The team is looking forward to seeing everyone at the first race in Lake Elsinore in March.


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AIRAID Team Driver Ken Thwaits at the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational

Photo of Ken Thwaits standing in front of his car collection

The Man, The Myth, The Legend - AIRAID team driver, Ken Thwaits

For some of us, our biggest concern when it comes to our cars, is where to get gas and when to change the oil. AIRAID team driver Ken Thwaits thinks just a little differently than the average driver. In fact he’s the guy who’s trying to figure out where to get more horsepower and when he can get back out on the track to test his new suspension setup.!

2016 marks the third year that Ken Thwaits has competed in OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car series. Don’t let that fool you though. Thwaits has been involved in some sort of motorsports since he was a teen and you may recall in 1985 he became a Mazda Pro Series National Champion. You might even say that Ken has an advantage on his competition with all his experience. More important than that, he puts in the time and effort it takes to be on top. The man definitely walks the walk.

Over the past few years we’ve seen a diverse field of cars at OUSCI, OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational, ranging from Corvettes to Evos and late model Camaros being on the podium. We’ve even seen some of the competitors, like Thwaits, along with AIRAID team drivers Jordan Priestley and Chris Jacobs, running multiple cars in the series qualifiers, to see for themselves if in fact they were driving the Ultimate Street Car. Needless to say this year saw some of the toughest competition to date in the series and that made for an even more exciting Grand Finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for OUSCI!

Photo of JJ Furillo under the hood of the Z28 addressing mechanical issues

JJ Furillo working feverishly to get Thwaits back out on the road course at Thunderhill

Thwaits brought back his 2014 AIRAID-equipped Camaro Z28 this year for the series. This was definitely the car to beat in the GT class during the 2015 season. With such a trusty steed he was certain to achieve higher heights in the 2016 season, perhaps even an OUSCI podium finish and reclaim his title as OPTIMA Series Season Points Champion!

Going into the season Thwaits had a fully tested and dialed car. Unfortunately, the tides turned early on and he didn’t have it so easy this year. His AIRAID-sponsored Camaro challenged him from the start with minor mechanical issues and a slipping clutch at Thunderhill to discovering after the event they would need a complete motor rebuild before competition at the next event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Even with these challenges, Thwaits walked away with 1st place finishes at both events. In fact his luck held throughout the New Jersey Motorsports Park qualifying event, yielding him another 1st place finish. But it was here at NJMP that Thwaits made his commitment to work at getting back the title of series points champion.

Shot of Thwaits in the drivers seat waiting to autocross at National Corvette Museum

Preparing for autocross at OSUSC event in Bowling Green, Kentucky at the National Corvette Museum

This was familiar territory for Thwaits having been OPTIMA’s 2014 Series Point Champion. In 2015, Ken lost the title to fellow competitor, Kyle Tucker of Detroit Speed and Engineering and it was time to get it back! OPTIMA recognizes the driver that not only attends the most qualifier events across the nation, but considers the competitors points earned throughout the year based upon their scores at each event. After the final qualifying event, points are calculated for each driver and the OPTIMA Search for the Ultimate Street Car Points Champion is announced at the SEMA Show.

With renewed energy and an intense drive to win, Ken Thwaits and the Showtime Motorsports team headed to Bowling Green, Kentucky, home of the National Corvette Museum and the fourth installment of the OSUSC qualifier. Here, he and his fellow competitors encountered jaw dropping heat and humidity that would ultimately affect the outcome of our AIRAID driver's finish. Track temperature at mid-day would cause his AIRAID-equipped Z28 to slip during the autocross and speed stop challenge. He and his right hand man, JJ Furillo of Ultimate Performance, would chase that slip throughout the day adjusting shocks, changing tires, whatever it took to improve Thwaits time out on course. A determined Ken Thwaits would walk away from this event with a respectable 2nd place finish. Not what he had hoped for but most assuredly very pleased.

Photo pf Ken Thwaits with hands in air after learning about his win!

Ken Thwaits feeling the win at Thunderhill Motorsports Park after a challenging race weekend

Throughout the season Ken made some modifications to the car that have made a tremendous impact this year helping him earn 4 GT class wins, plus one GT class 2nd place finish in the 5 OSUSC qualifier events he entered with his 2014 AIRAID-equipped Camaro Z28. This car originally debuted at the Optima Michigan race mid way through the 2015 season. The most notable change would have to be the Centerforce DYAD triple disc clutch. The unit was custom built for the recently rebuilt 740hp Mast Motorsports LS7 complete with one-off AIRAID carbon fiber cold air intake. They added an MTI 6060 sequential 6-speed gearbox to get behind all that horsepower. The team has upgraded to a DSE suspension, front and rear, added JRI shocks, PAC Springs, AP Racing six piston calipers with 15.4” rotors in the front and four piston calipers with 15” rotors in the back. The Z28 interior got a full custom roll cage, plus custom upholstered and embroidered race seats. Taking aesthetics a step further, Thwaits even had the instrument panel hydrodipped to give it that carbon fiber look. Finally, where form meets function, they’ve added carbon fiber. The addition of a carbon fiber hood, front fenders, doors, deck lid, trunk pan, and mirrors have lightened this heavy hitter up. A carbon fiber splitter and skirts not only look great but trim some of the weight as well. Finally, a custom rear dual element spoiler helps create downforce and stick. Top this all off with a custom black pearl paint job and red pearl racing stripes and this beauty looks as great as it performs.

Shot of Ken Thwaits and his 2014 Camaro Z28 on the road course at New Jersey Motorsports Park

The AIRAID-equipped 2014 Camaro Z28 of Ken Thwaits out on course at New Jersey Motorsports Park

OPTIMA’s final qualifying event, held at Autoclub Speedway in Fontana, California, turned out to be yet another incredible win for Ken Thwaits and his team at Showtime Motorports. Perhaps his choice to switch to the Bridgestone RE-71R tires played a role or maybe it’s more about Ken’s commitment to this sport. Thwait’s committed early on to doing his best and maintaining a positive attitude. Of course, like so many others, he wants to win, but he is willing to toe the line and do the work to come out on top even if it means making driver modifications. He credits his success this year in part to his nutritional and lifestyle changes that have afforded him a clearer mind and slimmer physique.

Photo of Ken Thwaits, Brian Johnson and Jordan Priestley at OSUSC event at NCM, podium

Ken Thwaits with Brian Johnson and Jordan Priestley at National Corvette Museum

Thwaits ran two cars competitively this year in the series and qualified both to compete in the OUSCI, the series finale. As he watched the field stack up and calculated his strategy, he decided that this year his 2014 Z28, the Black Pearl, would sit this party out. Instead he opted to run his 2006 Mitsubishi EVO and found himself sitting pretty after day 1 securely in second position, separated from first position by mere tenths of a second. Day two however, would prove to be rather challenging when during his first lap out on the road course for the Hot Lap Challenge his EVO motor failed before he could complete one full lap. Feverishly, he and his team scrambled to get the parts he needed to get back on course. Time was limited and he would need to get at least one decent lap in before the day’s end. The winds of fortune blew his way and Lady Luck had him back on course during the final session of the Expert Run Group. One great lap was what he was looking for and while it wasn’t his fastest, it was enough to secure him a podium finish, 2nd place overall for OUSCI. Danny Popp once again took the OUSCI overall win in his C5, aka the Blue Rocket, and Brian Johnson edged out Thwaits in the GT Class for series points champion. Be that as it may, Ken Thwaits has every reason to be very happy with what he accomplished this year, two cars, ten races, and nine podium finishes!

We look forward to seeing Ken Thwaits out and back on top in 2017 with the OPTIMA Search for the Ultimate Street Car series.

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Overhead view of Ken Thwaits at the Speed Stop in Las Vegas at OUSCI

Thwaits coming in hot at the speed stop in the Bull Ring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Photo of Ken Thwaits, 2nd place, Danny Popp, 1st Place and Rich Wilhoff, 3rd place on the podium

Ken Thwaits, left, along with Danny Popp, center and Rich Wilhoff, right on the OUSCI Podium


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Speedway Motors and Their Week to Wicked 1952 Chevy Pickup

Driver side view of the Speedway Motors '52 Pickup before work began.

A peek at the 1952 Chevy Pickup from Speedway Motors before the marathon makeover

The gang from Week to Wicked over at TEN, The Enthusiast Network, were back at it with a little project from the folks at Speedway Motors. Speedway Motors touts the title as America’s oldest speed shop. In 1952, “Speedy” Bill Smith, having developed an early passion for performance, opted to forego teaching and pursue his love of cars and driving, even after receiving his degree in education from Nebraska Wesleyan University. The company opened in a tiny building in Lincoln and within 2 years expanded into a 5,000 square foot shop. Fast forward to 2017 and Speedway Motors has enjoyed more than six decades of success in the automotive industry and they continue to grow. The company’s countless achievements are also the culminations of “Speedy” Bill Smith’s tireless work ethic.

The beautifully restored, stock 1952 Chevy pickup truck rolled into the shop at TEN where Jason Scudalleri and his team would take this beautiful little pushover and make it a downright beast to commemorate the 65th anniversary of Speedway Motors. Off with the front end, off with the bed, and then off with the cab!

View of the '52 Pickup with cab and chassis on lift with bed, front end and hood removed

The team at W2W took care to ensure that the beautiful paint on the 1952 would stay pristene

To bring this beauty to life they would start with a Speedway Motors Chassis specifically for the vintage ½-ton Chevy pickup. This innovative line of chassis components from Speedway Motors allows the do-it-yourself rodder to assemble a complete 1947-1954 Chevy pickup frame using only basic hand tools and a drill. The bolt-in triangulated four bar rear suspension got a super strong Currie 31 spline rear axle that together will greatly improve both the ride quality and handling.

This 60-inch wide chassis boasts a 9-inch rearend housing with welded suspension brackets, chromoly four bars with urethane bushings, bolt-on frame brackets and shock crossmember, and 11-inch steel-bodied coil-over shocks. The 7-gauge steel plate laser cut frame rails replicate the shape and dimensions of the original frame. Meticulously welded on rail fixtures ensure proper shape and is prepped for finish. To this configuration they’ve added a standard Mustang 2 front crossmember that is a complete bolt in - no welding required! The design is specifically for the 1947 to 1954 vintage Chevy pickup and based on proven Mustang II geometry that features interlocking design for ultimate strength. They’ve added standard Mustang II control arms along with a rack and pinion power steering unit. Then to stop all this rolling thunder, they’ve added the Speedway Motors 9” Cast Iron Rotors with GM bolt-on disc brake kit complete with e-brake.

Shot of Speedway Tech installing the brake package of the updated chassis

One of the Speedway Motors' techs installing the brake system on the newly upgraded chassis

They replaced the sweet unassuming straight six with one badass motor; a GM Performance LS3 6.2-liter engine with 430 hp and added a 101-401 AIRAID U-Build-It air intake system to improve performance and efficiency. The team at W2W also installed a Vintage Air front runner kit that locates the A/C compressor, high amp alternator, and the Holley Performance power steering reservoir, and it’s all connected with a single serpentine belt that cleans up the front end and keeps everything looking slick. Speedway Motors wanted a tough, reliable transmission that would stand up to a few impromptu burnouts now and again so they opted for the Performance Automatic 4L70E transmission. Designed for LS engine retrofit installations in GM muscle/classic car and truck chassis, Performance Automatic has customized overdrive transmission packages to make it easy to pick a combination for virtually any car.

On day four of the Week to Wicked 5 day build, commemorating the 65th Anniversary of Speedway Motors, the guys from Speedway mounted the fuse panel and got the Week to Wicked team off to a really good start while Jason’s co-host, Ryan Manson, worked on getting the Omega Kustom gauges, switches, and Vintage Air A/C wired up with the Painless Wiring 21 circuit harness that was mounted on the firewall. They put the front clip back onto the chassis and were able to finish wiring up the computer and fuse panel. The AFCO aluminum radiator, designed for the 1947 to 1955 Chevy truck, went in and the W2W team got the bed back on the chassis. The addition of the Rocket Booster 18-inch wheel added to the retro aesthetic and will allow for more rubber to meet the pavement.

Photo of tech's finishing up the fuel tank installation and fuel lines

Finishing up the fuel lines for the fuel tank install on the 1952 pickup chassis

With the project’s end in sight the truck was really coming together. What started as a restored near stock 1952 Chevy Pickup now had the makings of a pickup that could handle the road and certainly had enough power and performance to more than keep up. After the Five Day Marathon Makeover this truck was ready to roll out and put the build to the test. Up with the sun the gang from Speedway Motors along with Jason and Ryan headed out to test their handy work. Needless to say things went as planned.

From here the truck will go to Detroit for the Autorama and then to the Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. After the show circuit the truck will be placed in Speedway’s museum.

Shot of the LS3 on the cherry picker ready for fitment and transmission.

The GM Performance LS3 slated for install on the Speedway Motors 1952 pickup

Photo of the reliable and powerful GM Performance LS3 with the Performance Automatic 4L70E Trans

The GM Performance LS3 and the Performance Automatic 4L70E make for a headache free combo

Photo of Jason installing the AIRAID U-Build-It Universal Air Intake System

The AIRAID 101-401 U-Built-It air intake system, for improved performance and efficiency

View of finished install of the AIRAID U-Build-It Air Intake System

Improved performance and incredible style, the AIRAID U-Build-It air intake system

Picture of the Painless 21 Circuit wiring harness after install on the passenger side firewall

Painless 21 circuit wiring harness keeping things sharp in this 1952 Chevy

View of Omega Kustom Gauges during install

Omega Kustom Gauges spruce up the cab quite nicely in the Speedway Motors 1952 Chevy

Photo of radiator during installation

No worries about overheating with this AFCO aluminum radiator

Photo of the 1952 Chevy Pickup after the 5 day Marathon Makeover.

The end result of what was a most impressive marathon makeover for W2W and Speedway Motors


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AIRAID Team Driver Chris Jacobs at the 2016 OPTIMA'S Ultimate Street Car Invitational

View of AIRAID Team Drivers Randy Johnson, Chris Jacobs and Jordan Priestley

AIRAID team drivers Chris Jacobs (C), with Randy Johnson (L), and Jordan Priestley (R)

OPTIMA'S Ultimate Street Car Invitational is the grand finale of OPTIMA'S Search for the Ultimate Street Car Challenge. Drivers compete at various qualifying events around the country from New Jersey Motorsports Park to Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Each event gives them a chance to get an invite to the really "Big Show". OUSCI takes place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the weekend immediately following SEMA, the worlds largest automotive aftermarket industry convention.

Chris Jacobs, AIRAID team driver, earned himself a podium finish at the OPTIMA Search for the Ultimate Street Car series qualifier at Road America, in Wisconsin, behind the wheel of his 2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, affectionately called Fluffy, where he received the coveted invite that more than 375 drivers had been gunning for all season long. We caught up with Jacobs at SEMA's Optima Alley to talk about his race season, what he did to prepare, what changes he made to the car, and what his strategy was for the upcoming weekend.

Passenger side view of Jacobs in the 2011 Z06 Corvette on the road course at Road America

Chris Jacobs and Fluffy, the 2001 Z06 Corvette on the road course at Road America

When Fluffy became a part of the Jacobs fleet, Chris wasn't new to Corvettes. In fact Fluffy makes for his fourth Corvette. His decision to purchase a C5 comes on the heels of realizing that driving a 3,800 lb. car was simply not going to be as competitive without some very major and very costly changes. Not to mention the idea of driving a car that costs almost as much as a house on the racetrack, was probably not the best idea! With his past autocross experience he knew exactly how competitive a stock Vette could be. After returning home from the 2014 OUSCI, he found Fluffy on Ebay. Listed for sale by a dealer in Texas, this car had a Katech 427, big brakes, Fiske Wheels, Sparco seats, Penske shocks, and just about every other cool part you could buy back in 2001! With only 16,000 miles on it, can you say SOLD?

Shot of Chris Jacobs on the road course at LVMS during OUSCI

Jacobs on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway road course at 2016 OUSCI

The Vette showed up on Christmas Eve and so began the journey to create a competitive car that didn’t break the bank. 2015 saw widened wheels with the addition of 315/335 BFG Rival S tires, new RideTech triple adjustable shocks, and a set of bright yellow Wilwood brakes. Chris was happy with how the car performed saying it was better than expected, but it also showed a few weak points.

View of the OUSCI Attendee's in fron of the Optima Batteries booth for a press conference

Gathering in front of the Optima Batteries booth at SEMA for a press conference

Turns out Fluffy has gotten some serious TLC over this past year. This started with CNC porting to the old 2001 243 heads at LandSpeed Heads. Then he installed a new 90mm throttle body and FAST intake, a new CMP custom camshaft, making more power and torque everywhere. The short block is original, is still working great and Chris says it will stay as long as it behaves itself! Suspension changes came by way of some Delrin control arm bushings from Vansteel and a new front sway bar from Danny Popp at RAFT Garage. After these changes were made, Jacobs got Fluffy over to Black Dog Speed Shop to have her aligned and weighed. A broken timing chain at Road America left him with 8 bent valves and some other miscellaneous damage. But he says with the help of Finish Line Performance the car was ready for Vegas. Of course all of this would be useless without the product that Chris feels connects the car he drives to the track, his BF Goodrich Rival tires.

View of OUSCI Cars, hoods up in Optima Alley

Fluffy looking tough out in front of the Optima Batteries rig in Optima Alley at the 2016 SEMA show

Chris has been doing some form of performance riding or driving, on the street, the track, or dirt for most of his life. He has been known to prepare himself by watching as many in-car videos as he can find on YouTube. But this year comes with experience as the best teacher. With this being his second OUSCI at Las Vegas Motor Speedway he is familiar with the short straights and the multitude of corners. The biggest change this year was really the level of competition. It seemed everyone had seriously upped their game and that's something our competitor definitely took into consideration. Another plus for Chris is the addition of "instructor" to his resume. Any driver will tell you that seat time along with being able to teach performance driving has the ability to reinforce proper driving technique.

View of Jacobs on road course at LVMS during Hot Lap Challenge at OUSCI

Chris killing it on the road course at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the Hot Lap Challenge

And lest we forget his incredible win at Road America in the eighth installment of the OPTIMA Search for the Ultimate Street Car qualifier. Where even though he had a few gremlins causing concern, Chris pulled off a win in the GTL Class that earned him the invite to SEMA and of course OPTIMA'S Grand Finale, OUSCI, immediately following the week's worth of excitement that rounds out the 2016 race season. Chris pulled off a solid top ten finish in the head to head autocross with just over a second between him and OUSCI Champion, Danny Popp. In the famed Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bull Ring, Jacobs was laying down times that were well ahead of 3/4s of the field with less than a second separating him and a first place finish! Equally as impressive were Chris' times out on the Hot Laps with his best time a solid 1.49.797, placing him solidly in the top twenty out of a field of nearly 100 competitors. Overall, Chris Jacobs killed it in the driving components of OUSCI and that makes him one very happy camper. He feels such a great sense of pride to be able to compete with some of the most talented drivers from around the US and is grateful to represent nationally recognized brands and industry leaders, like AIRAID.

For 2017, Chris plans to keep the momentum from 2016 moving forward. With more seat time, more track days, and definitely more instructing. He's discovered that through teaching he is reinforcing proper driving skills and that maybe this will secure him another OSUSC win that will again take him to OUSCI where he can once again represent AIRAID. We like what he has set his sights on!

View of Chris Jacobs after he was announced the GTL Class Winner at Road America

Chris Jacobs was announced the winner of the GTL Class at Road America

Shot of Chris with wife Lynda and Randy Johnson enjoying the hotels of Las Vegas during SEMA week

Having fun with his wife Lynda and fellow AIRAID team driver Randy Johnson in Las Vegas

Shot of Chris Jacobs chatting with other competitors about speed stop in the Bull Ring

Jacobs talking speed-stop strategy in the Bull Ring at the 2016 OUSCI

View of OUSCI Participant cars against a desert sky during golden light makes a beautiful picture

A desert backdrop in golden light makes these cars of the 2016 OUSCI shine

Shot of Chris Jacobs jamming around the road course at Road America.

Making short work of the road course at Road America to come away with the win and invite

View of Jacobs coming in hot at the 2016 OUSCI Speed Stop in the Bull Ring

Coming in for a clean finish, Jacobs pushes the limits at speed stop in the Bull Ring


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AIRAID Team Driver, Larry Geddes, aka Mr. Open Comp and 2016 Race Season Wrap Up

Photo of Larry Geddes with fellow competitor in the pits

Larry Geddes and fellow Open Comp competitor talk strategy in the pits

With almost 20 classes to choose from, it seems drag racing has definitely taken a hold of the driver’s consciousness. Whether burning rubber at midnight back in the 1960s or calculating an index at the track in search of a win at the final qualifier, the smell of race fuel has intoxicated many a fan, turn driver.

Open Comp "style" of drag racing, is an exciting, pro tree hybrid version of bracket racing for non delay box equipped drag racing vehicles that run faster than 13.99 in the 1/4 Mile or 9.0 in the 1/8th Mile. In Open Comp, the drivers leave off of a pro tree start as opposed to a sportsman tree forcing the drivers to really test their driving skills and reaction times. Another big difference is that instead of dialing in like at a typical bracket race, they will be given an index that is based upon their car’s performance during qualifying. The index forces the driver to have to react quickly at the starting line, and then race their car all out full throttle to the finish line, and removes the "comfort zone" that a typical bracket race has to offer.

Photo of Larry Geddes driver side front fender with AIRAID decal and new Team Driver hat design

Mr. Open Comp's AIRAID swag looks real good with his AIRAID decal on that Fox Body Mustang

For Geddes, who owns his own company and sells racing products Burnout Guard and Dial-In, racing Mustangs has always been a serious passion. In fact, you may recognize the Geddes name. Congenial and dapper, AIRAID team driver, Larry Geddes, also known as Mr. Open Comp, has been competing in organized drag racing since 1970. He took a thirteen year sabbatical from 1977 to 1990 to pursue career and business interests, returning to motorsports in a hobbyist, sportsman level to this day. As long as Larry can remember he has had the desire to race and learn about the motorsports industry.

The Mr. Open Comp nickname goes back to around 2004. Don Creason did a story in the Race Pages on Larry’s program around that time. He had won back to back championships in the NMRA, (2003 and again in 2004). Don Creason is a talented guy who wears many hats and currently works for James Lawrence, who owns Dragzine and Speed Video. Larry guessed that maybe then and now, because he’s a little older than most of his competition in the NMRA Open Comp class the name just stuck with him!

Here is a quick and interesting guide to the basic rules of Index Racing:

  • Sport compact/import cars only
  • Heads-up drag race
  • All-Run field
  • View of Larry Geddes driver side launch off the start line.

    Geddes on the throttle and launching off the line at an NMRA event in 2016

  • Any combination allowed at any weight
  • No throttle stops or delay boxes allowed in car
  • No deep staging
  • Sandbagging not encouraged
  • .400 Pro tree
  • Two or three qualifying rounds
  • All racers required to make at least one qualifying pass
  • Lane choice goes to quicker car
  • If double breakout - car breaking out the least wins
  • Courtesy staging is in effect
  • Safety rules of the track enforced
  • View of Geddes motor without valve covers showing valves, rocker arms and springs.

    This is the massive powerplant that gets Mr. Open Comp down the lane in the mid 10s

Geddes purchased his 1990 Ford Foxbody Mustang LX new with the first modification being fuel injection along with the addition of a panel filter. That soon to be bad ass little pony came stock with a 5.0-liter motor and 5-speed manual transmission. It had A/C, power windows and door locks, power steering, cruise control, and a six speaker stereo system. Back in the day, the Ford Motor Company called this the 201A package. Time went by and the building of this car has been a constant work in progress. Because of such a long period of ownership, there have been engine, clutch, transmission, and suspension upgrades done to keep up with, and always working to stay competitive in the Index Style of racing. Think old school heads-up drag racing. Fast forward to present day and this is what Larry’s setup looks like these days. With this engine combination, his best ET is 10.57 @ 126 mph with a car that weighs 3025 at the water box.

Current setup:

  • Ford Racing Boss 363ci crate short block
  • Roush cylinder heads
  • Z303 Ford Racing camshaft
  • Comp Cams 1.6 Ultra Gold rocker arms
  • Edelbrock Airgap intake manifold with AIRAID intake
  • Demon 775 cfm carburetor
  • View of Geddes lined up at the start with a launch at the tree.

    Index style drag racing tests the drivers reaction time on a pro tree

  • Kooks stainless headers
  • Denso Iridium spark plugs
  • G-Force GF5R transmission with long shifter
  • ACT clutch
  • Quicktime bellhousing
  • MSD distributor with a Digital 6 box
  • Flexalite fan and radiator combo
  • Weldon fuel pump and regulator
  • Team Z front and rear suspension
  • Strange 9" housing with 35 spline axles
  • 4.57 Motive Gear set
  • Strange brakes front and rear
  • Mickey Thompson 28X10.5 tires
  • HO fiberglass hood
  • View of Larry Geddes launching off the line, pulling the front wheels up.

    Hard on the throttle, pulling up the front wheels, who wouldn't love drag racing?

For the 2016 race season, Geddes competed in the Open Comp class with the NMRA, along with a couple of events with NMCA. Mr. Open Comp’s primary focus with his Mustang has included chassis tuning and of course consistency on the track. The challenge of having the chassis and set up right on the money is always important in index racing. Track conditions and the weather are always changing. He believes every event can be a learning experience. Because he has quite a bit of "seat time", he has learned to stay calm and focused for each round of competition. Geddes has some close competitors, as well as some past champions in the NMRA that he looks up to and it’s these competitors that additionally help him push a little more each round. One pearl of wisdom he would share with his younger self would be to pay attention to those with much experience in things that interested him. To put effort into finding a mentor. Through asking questions, listening and observing he has learned invaluable lessons.

Geddes is what he calls a "one man band", with the exception of his amazing sponsors. He feels blessed to have such great support. But after work or on the weekend, he’s the guy doing all of the work on the car and always has. He said he’s pretty particular while at an event and said if he does anything in the pits to the car, good or bad, he’s the guy responsible, win or lose, no one else.

View of Larry Geddes transmission on the bench after being rebuilt, before going back into the car.

One of the most important parts to a successful pass is the strength and ease of a transmission

He has two NMRA Open Comp World Championships to his credit with multiple runner up positions in the same class through the years. Geddes was named Ambassador of the Year in 2003 for the NMRA and is a brand ambassador for a number of nationally recognized companies, including AIRAID. He’s proud to be affiliated with the folks at AIRAID and says it is important to understand the products and provide professional representation of the brand. For the 2017 race season Larry says, “My focus for the 2017 season is on winning the NMRA Open Comp championship one round at a time.” He’s is also that guy that is eager to welcome new racers and competitors to the Open Comp group. Rest assured that with his track record he can capably share the rules, policies, and even a story or two on how to have success on race day.


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AIRAID Jr. Kit Air Intake System Makes 5.0L Ford Mustang Performance Affordable

Costs are kept low by replacing only the most egregious components

The AIRAID Jr. kit specifically targets the most restrictive elements of the Mustang’s OE intake

When the 5.0L Ford “Coyote” V8 was introduced in 2011, everyone in the business of making OEM stock cars faster could see that the Blue Oval engineers had allowed for improved air flow in their design. Then in 2015, the engine was updated further. The cylinder heads feature sizeable 193cc intake ports along with two 37mm intake valves and two 31mm exhaust valves per cylinder, each activated by roller finger followers. Even the head bolts were upgraded to handle additional combustion pressure. The composite intake manifold features an 83mm inlet and 80mm throttle body.

The engine is built to rev as well, exemplified by the forged steel crank good for (over) 7000 rpm. High engine speeds need plenty of fresh air to continue to deliver power at those speeds.

Finally, the V-8 Mustang is fitted with a large diameter exhaust system. A key to making power is to get spent gases out of the combustion chamber as quickly and efficiently as possible and the dual exhaust goes a long way to help the cause.

To improve the inflow of air into the engine, AIRAID has developed the AIRAID 451-732 Jr. intake kit, which replaces only those components in the intake system that most limit performance, while leaving the other, less critical, parts in place.

While the AIRAID Jr. kit is a more affordable solution, you won’t achieve quite the same power gains as a full-on AIRAID kit. Though it’s a great starting point for enthusiasts on a budget or for those who’ve never installed an aftermarket intake system and want to see what kind of difference one can make.

Installaton is simple as only the stock filter is replaced and the OE air hose is swapped

The AIRAID Jr. kit comes with detailed instructions and can be installed on a Saturday morning

The application for this AIRAID Jr kit is the fabulous 2015 – 2017 Ford Mustang, equipped with the 5.0L V8. With its four valve per cylinder, high-capacity fuel injection, and sophisticated ECU an engine with the breathing ability of the 5.0L V-8 could make good use of a larger quantity of intake air. And this is where the AIRAID 451-732 Jr. kit comes in.

The AIRAID 451-732 Jr. kit specifically targets the most restrictive elements of the Mustang’s factory intake system, the intake tube and the paper filter, in order to help boost power and acceleration. The AIRAID Jr. kit consists of an AIRAID premium dry synthetic direct-fit replacement filter and an AIRAID modular intake tube.

The 451-732 kit is custom made to fit 2015 – 2017 V-8 Ford Mustangs and is easy to install, comes with detailed instructions, can be installed in a morning with only common hand tools, and requires no drilling.

And of course the 451-732 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 a warranty card; AIRAID filters are warranted for life.

The AIRAID 451-732 is designed for the following vehicles:

2017 FORD MUSTANG GT 5.0L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2016 FORD MUSTANG GT 5.0L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2015 FORD MUSTANG GT 5.0L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models


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AIRAID Replacement Air Filter for 2015-2017 Ford Mustang with 2.3L, 3.7L, and 5.0L Engine

AIRAID direct replacement filters are designed for the 2015-2017 Ford Mustang

The AIRAID 850-344 and 851-344 are designed for the 2015-2017 Ford Mustang

There are times the engineers at car companies have to make decisions they’d rather not. Those compromises are necessary to get a design out the door, into production, and on the showroom floor. We may come across one of these compromises from time to time, and think to ourselves “what sort of so-and-so designed this.” In fact the engineers are incredibly intelligent and clever individuals. It’s that they’re held to incredibly tight requirements, like the necessity to meet corporate objectives to bring a new car in within a dollar or less of company expectations. Seriously.

And while you may not have anticipated it, understanding that the team at Ford had to bring in an all-new Mustang for the 2015 model year on time and on budget, you now can envision why all three motors, the 2.3L EcoBoost, 3.7L V6 and mighty 5.0L V8 all were assigned the same air filter.

The AIRAID 850-344 is a highly-effective oiled cotton filter

The AIRAID SynthaFlow oiled cotton filter is well-suited for dusty conditions

AIRAID has two solutions for these Mustangs that will improve breathing, and result in increased horsepower and better response. There’s the 850-344 SynthaFlow oiled cotton gauze filter recommended for those who frequently encounter dusty driving conditions and the 851-344 SynthaMax dry synthetic filter media which is recommended for everyday street driving.

These AIRAID direct-fit replacement filters are a drop-in replacement for your vehicles’ stock paper air filter that are designed to improve horsepower and acceleration by improving air flow into the engine. With more air, the engine computer recognizes it can add more fuel, the result being more energetic combustion and an increase in power. The air filter is constructed to provide significant improvements in air flow and filtration compared to typical replacement filters.

And there’s no need to purchase a new paper filter each time the old one gets dirty when you can upgrade to a serviceable AIRAID direct-fit replacement filter for often less than the cost of two stock replacements. Installation takes only a few minutes and is as simple as replacing your stock filter.

The AIRAID 851-344 is a dry synthetic filter that requires no oiling

The AIRAID SynthaMax Dry Synthetic Replacement Filter is great for everyday driving

The 850-344 is both washable and reusable. Cleaning your AIRAID SynthaFlow air filter restores full air flow efficiency and maintains optimum engine performance. Best practice is to clean your AIRAID filter every 30,000 to 50,000 miles of normal driving and more frequently if your travel off-road or in heavy dust conditions. The best and easiest way is a quick, three-step process with the AIRAID SynthaFlow air filter cleaning kit which contains a 12 ounce pump bottle of cleaner and an eight ounce squeeze bottle of special filter oil.

The 851-344 is also washable and reusable. Cleaning your AIRAID SynthaMax air filter restores full air flow efficiency and maintains optimum engine performance. Best practice is to clean your AIRAID filter every 30,000 to 50,000 miles of normal driving. If you’re driving in off-road dusty conditions, consider the 850-344 filter. The best and easiest way is a quick, three-step process with the 790-558 AIRAID SynthaMax dry filter cleaning solution, which contains a 24 ounce pump bottle of cleaner.

And of course both 850-344 and the 851-344 are 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 a warranty card; AIRAID filters are warranted for life.

The AIRAID 850-344 and 851-344 are both designed for the following vehicles:

2017 FORD MUSTANG 3.7L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models
2017 FORD MUSTANG 2.3L L4 Fuel Injection - All Models
2016 FORD MUSTANG GT 5.0L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2016 FORD MUSTANG 3.7L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models
2016 FORD MUSTANG 2.3L L4 Fuel Injection - All Models
2015 FORD MUSTANG GT 5.0L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2015 FORD MUSTANG 3.7L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models
2015 FORD MUSTANG 2.3L L4 Fuel Injection - All Models


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AIRAID® MXP® Air Intake System Adds 8 HP to 3.5 L V6 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tacomas

The replacement one-piece roto-molded air box addresses the shortcomings of the OE part

The AIRAID MXP air box incorporates an aluminum lid for easy service of the filter

Toyota has upped the ante in light truck styling with their most recent Tacoma, offering what may well be the most aggressive of all half-ton pickups. If you’ve purchased one of these great looking 2016 or 2017 Toyota Tacomas with the i-FORCE 3.5L V6 engine, you now own a truck that’s as tough and durable as it as stylish.

The 3.5L V6, Toyota’s internal name 2GR-FKS, is an engine that’s both dependable as well as cleverly engineered. It DOHC and 4 valves per cylinder, with fuel delivery via direct-injection. The engine timing is based on the Atkinson-cycle with VVT-iW (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent Wide) intake and VVTi (Variable Valve Timing-intelligence) exhaust. The 2GR-FKS produces 278 horsepower.

However, when compared to Chevrolet’s slightly larger 3.6L V6 engine available in the Colorado, the Chevy has a 27 horsepower advantage over the Tacoma.

A fast, simple, and inexpensive way to increase the power of your 3UR-FE engine by an estimated eight rear-wheel horsepower is with the installation of an AIRAID 511-309 MXP air intake system. While eight horsepower is less than the 27 difference between the Chevy and Toyota, keep in mind that comparison is measured at the flywheel. The estimated horsepower gain is at the rear wheels and a significant portion of any engine’s power is consumed by the transmission, differential, and tires when measured at the wheels.

The system air-to-fuel ratios eliminating the need for recalibration after installation.

The AIRAID MXP 511-309 air intake system replaces the stock intake tubing, air filter, and air box

The entire 511-309 AIRAID MXP air intake system is designed to maintain proper mass air flow readings and calibration through the use of extensive computer modeling. Part of the secret is the cold air dam, which is a replacement one-piece roto-molded air box that addresses some of the shortcomings of the restrictive OEM design.

Additionally, this MXP air intake system has a built-in velocity stack, which further promotes airflow. while incoming cold air from outside the vehicle is directed through a new air intake tube with a smooth, low-restriction interior thanks to its construction of cross-linked, high-density polyethylene. The MXP air box incorporates an aluminum lid that shields the air filter from hot engine air and provides easy access to the filter when service is required.

Another critical factor is the AIRAID premium air filter, which is constructed of multiple layers of non-oiled synthetic non-woven filter media. The oil-less filter is highly recommended for everyday street driving. Maintenance of the 511-309 is simple: clean your AIRAID filter with AIRAID 790-558 premium dry filter cleaning solution every 30,000 to 50,000 miles for normal driving, or more frequently if you’re driving off-road or in heavy dust conditions,.

The AIRAID MXP Air Intake System represents the ultimate in AIRAID’s cold air induction system

Everything you need to install an AIRAID 511-309 MXP air intake system is included in the box

Installation of the 511-309 AIRAID MXP air intake system is fast and simple, with highly-detailed instructions. You need only a few basic tools to increase the power and responsiveness of your 3.5L Toyota Tacoma.

Plus the 511-309 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 a warranty card; AIRAID filters are warranted for life.

The AIRAID 511-309 is designed 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

AIRAID MXP line of intakes for popular applications

The AIRAID MXP line offer a full intake system to replace the OEM air intake in popular vehicles


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AIRAID Jr. Kit Air Intake Boosts Airflow on 2010-2015 Chevy Camaros

2010 Chevrolet Camaro.

The AIRAID 251-715 fits the 2010-2015 Chevrolet Camaro with the 3.6L V6 and the 6.2L V8

Chevrolet Camaros produced for the 2010 through 2015 model years are the fifth generation of the iconic pony or muscle car that originally wowed the automotive world in the 1960s.

It doesn’t take much to guess that drivers of the fifth generation Chevrolet Camaro favor power and performance. So it makes sense for AIRAID to offer the 251-715 Jr. Kit specifically designed for consumers who are looking for an economical method to enter into the performance aftermarket. The Jr. Kit includes an AIRAID premium direct-fit replacement air filter that features a washable and reusable non-woven synthetic dry media and an AIRAID modular intake tube.

The AIRAID 251-715 Jr. Kit.

The AIRAID 251-715 Jr. Kit air intake for 2010-2015 Chevrolet Camaros

The dry non-woven synthetic media of the air filter features an inner and outer layer of wire mesh for durable support. It is engineered not to deform or collapse under high airflow. The inner filter media has two distinct layers of synthetic materials that work in combination to create superb airflow with low restriction and high filtration. Contaminants are first caught in the outer layer of synthetic needle felt polyester material. The inner layer, which is a wet-laid and chemically bonded combination of rayon and polyester materials, captures any remaining contaminants while continuing to maintain high airflow and low restriction.

AIRAID also offers an air filter cleaning kit that is formulated to cleanse the filter every 30,000 to 50,000 miles of normal driving. This means that there is no need to replace the air filter for the life of the car.

The roto-molded polyethylene intake tube is engineered to reduce restriction by straightening the pathway of airflow to the engine to improve throttle response and ensure a boost in horsepower, torque and acceleration.

The kit is designed to replace the factory air filter and intake tube while retaining the factory air box. It can be installed without drilling using common hand tools.

AIRAID is so sure of the quality of the kit; it backs it with a no-hassle lifetime warranty.

The AIRAID 251-715 Jr. Kit is designed for the following vehicles:

2015 CHEVROLET CAMARO 3.6L V6 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 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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