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Jake: Jake here for AmericanMuscle, and today I'm taking a look at this K&N Series 63 AirCharger Cold Air Intake, for the 2016 and newer Camaro SS. If you're looking for an easy way to improve the drivability and the response of your Camaro for an excellent price, then you've gotta take a look at this intake from K&N. This was specifically designed to increase airflow and reduce your intake temperatures versus your stock setup, and it's gonna make for a noticeable difference in the way your car drives and responds. And it also doesn't require a tune, so it's a very easy setup as well. Now, K&N has long been the name in cold air intakes, and with good reason. Their intakes and filters are high-quality, long-lasting pieces that provide noticeable improvements in overall drivability, and this Series 63 AirCharger system is no exception.Let's start with this filter here. So, this is a washable, reusable, high-flow air filter that uses a cotton gauze media and an oiled design to help capture dirt and particulates. Now, since this is noticeably larger than your stock air filter, this is inherently gonna let a lot more air through, and the deep plates here in the filter help with both flow and trapping unwanted debris. And again, since this is an oiled design, might even be able to see it on my fingers here, you get the added benefit of having that additional layer of protection against dirt and particulates. So, the oil on the surface is nice and sticky, a little slimy, too, when you pick it up, so it can help filter out some of the smallest particulates that might slip through a dry filter. And the best part is that you can just wash this out, re-oil it, and pop it right back in. No need to replace it. Just clean it and be on your way. Now, oiled filters like this do have a pretty long lifespan, especially if they're properly cared for, so it's gonna cut down on the replacement costs. Now, K&N says that you can go up to 100,000 miles without cleaning this filter, in ideal conditions. However, I would recommend cleaning this out every year or so, just to make sure everything performs at its best. It's what I do with the one that I have on my own car.Now, the other cool feature of this intake is the heat shield. Now, we see plenty of heat shields for cold air intakes, or even now boxes, but this one is rather unique in the market because it's not just a bent piece of metal. It actually seals to the hood, and makes the whole filter pretty much a self-contained unit. So, as opposed to a more restrictive air box, or a more open, smaller heat shield, this one is gonna be large enough to allow for excellent airflow, but it's gonna keep things sealed off, enough to make sure that air is being pulled from outside as opposed to from inside the hot engine bay, and that's gonna help make sure your intake air temperatures stay low. So, you get maximum airflow and minimum temperatures. And since the filter is visible with this as soon as you pop the hood, it's easy to check the cleanliness and the condition of that filter without having to disassemble anything.Now, attaching all that trickery to the intake manifold is this rotomolded, high-density polyethylene tube. It's super lightweight, and it's smooth, and it's gonna provide maximum airflow, which you can't really hear. Also gonna provide some nice resonance, so you get some of that really cool intake noise when you get on it, too. Now, another big positive here is that this is a no-tune-required intake, so you don't need to invest in a custom tune or even a flash tuning module to get this set up to work on your Camaro. Just get the intake installed, and you're off. However, I say that with the caveat that as with any other intake, you should not expect huge, huge power gains here. You still should feel some difference in the way your car responds, since you are funneling more air through the intake, and thus into the engine, but big power gains are not gonna be the end result here. You're gonna get some appreciable difference though, especially when it comes to responsiveness. And of course, even though a tune is not required, if you wanna get the most out of this setup, you can always invest in such a tune.Now, when it comes to pricing, this turns out to be a bit of a bargain in the market, coming in around $450. Again, this puts it towards the lower end of the spectrum pricewise, but that doesn't mean you're sacrificing quality or functionality at all. Quite the opposite, in fact. So, if you're looking for a high-quality air intake that's an easy bolt-on upgrade, then this one is absolutely worth it, in my opinion. Installation is also quite simple, despite there being a lot of parts here. This comes in at a one out of three on our difficulty meter, and it's a simple bolt-on installation. Plan on it taking you about an hour to complete, and you won't need anything more than common hand tools to get it done. You also get all new clamps, and some other fittings that you need to get the job completed, in the box when you open it up. Not much more to say about it here, so let's head over to the install bay now, where we'll walk you through the process.Man: Tools required for this install include an electric ratchet, 3/8 and 1/4-inch hand ratchets, flathead screwdriver, 19, 12, and 10-millimeter wrenches, a pair of scissors, 8 and 10-millimeter sockets, 3 and 4-millimeter Allen bits, and a T50 Torx bit.What's up, guys? Today we're gonna be installing a cold air intake on our Camaro, so let's get right down to it. So, our first step's gonna be to disconnect our mass airflow sensor. So, we have two T20 Torx screws that we need to remove, and then we can just slide it right out of our tube. So now we can disconnect our crank case fitting. So, there's gonna be a gray tab on the back. Gonna push in. Pop right off like that. And then next, we have to disconnect this one-time use clamp, so we'll have to cut that off, and then remove this. All right. Now, our next step is to loosen our clamp, and we can do that with an 8-millimeter socket, and then we can lift this whole airbox out. So, next, we can go ahead and disconnect our sound tube. Now, we have a fitting up here we'll be disconnecting, as well as two T50 Torx bolts that we'll be removing from the front of our engine.So now, coming over to our driver's side strut tower, we can go ahead and disconnect our bracket that's holding our sound tube to our AC line. So, you can just simply pull that out. And then we'll come up to our fitting here. We have an oval-shaped piece, where we'll grab the two longer sides, and pinch them together, and disconnect our tube. And then, coming back under our throttle body, we can remove these two T50 bolts. And then we can lift our whole sound tube out of the way. So now, our first step to assembling our new intake is to add our L bracket. Now, this is gonna go through the heat shield here. It's gonna be at a downward angle like that, and then we'll get our bolt with a washer going through the front side, and then a washer with a nut on the backside. So, now we'll take our bolt, and get a washer on one end, and then we can put that through our hole. And we'll get our L bracket, with the longer side facing down. Then we'll get another washer, and our locking nut. And then we can just get a 10-millimeter wrench on one side, and a 10-millimeter socket to tighten this down.Our next step is to install our posts that are gonna go into our grommets. So, these are gonna sit on our tabs here, as well as the tab that we just installed. And then we have our bolt, with a locking washer and a flat washer, to secure this down. Now, on our posts, we have little cutouts so that we can get a 12-millimeter wrench on there. So, we'll get a 12-millimeter wrench on one side, and a 10-millimeter socket on the other, to tighten these down. Next, we can install the tube that houses our mass airflow sensor. So, we have this little cutout here for this to slide through. And then we'll twist it to line up with our threaded inserts. And then we'll be using our 4-millimeter Allen bolts, with a lock washer and a flat washer. And then we'll take our 4-millimeter Allen bit to tighten this down. So, now we can install our mass airflow sensor into our tube. The holes will only line up one way, so you can't mount it upside down. And then we'll take our 3-millimeter Allen bit, with our included screws, to tighten this down.So, next, we can mount the seal that goes around the edge of our intake box. So it would be a good time to grab some scissors, because you're gonna need to cut this to size. So, we'll start up here, work all the way around the top, and probably cut it in this corner right here. And then we can take our scissors and cut off our excess. So, now we'll install our filter onto our box. So, we'll take our largest clamp in the kit and put that down, drop our filter in, and then we'll take an 8-millimeter socket to tighten down our clamp.So, now we can install our coupler with our medium-size clamp. So, we'll slide that over. Press that down into place. And once again, we'll take an 8-millimeter socket to tighten this down. Now we need to install our 90-degree elbow into our intake tube. So, this is gonna thread into this threaded insert here. Now, you don't need to go super tight with this, as it is a plastic fitting, so you don't wanna break it. If you can't get it to turn anymore, you can use a 19-millimeter wrench to tighten it down a little more. Ours is nice and secure where it is, so we're just gonna leave it like that. Now, the orientation of this fitting is gonna be pointing straight up, so that our PCV line can click down into it. Now we can connect our intake tube to our box. So, we're gonna take another one of our medium-size clamps and slide it over our coupler, and then we can slide our intake tube into our coupler. And then we'll take that 8-millimeter socket to tighten our clamp down. So now, our last step of assembling our intake is to take our smaller coupler and our two smallest clamps. Slide a clamp over our coupler, and then we can slide that onto the opposite end of our intake tube. And then once again, we'll just take that 8-millimeter socket to tighten down our clamp.Now, before we install the intake into our engine bay, we have to cap off the line that we disconnected for our sound tube. So, we have an adapter fitting, as well as a cap. The cap's gonna go over this end, and then it'll click back into place like the old sound tube did. So, now we can install that cap onto our adapter. Press it down into place. And then we'll take the opposite end of our adapter, and it'll click into place just like that. Now, to install our intake, we're gonna lay our box into these three grommets. They have the corresponding posts that we installed onto the intake box. And now we can install our final clamp onto our throttle body coupler, and slide that over our throttle body. And then we'll just take our 8-millimeter socket to tighten down the clamp on our throttle body. Now we can reconnect all of our fittings, and plug in our mass airflow sensor.So, that'll wrap up this review and install of the K&N Series 63 AirCharger Cold Air Intake, for your 2016 and newer Camaro SS. Thank you for watching. And remember, for all things Camaro, keep it right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
|Cold Air Intake Type||Cold Air Intake|
|Air Intake Tuning Requirements||No Tune Required|
|Cold Air Intake Filter Type||Oiled|
|Cold Air Intake Tube Material||Plastic|
Supercharge Your Car’s Performance. Improve your Camaro's performance by installing the K&N Series 63 AirCharger Cold Intake system. This cold air intake system is specifically designed to reduce the temperature of the air flowing into your car’s engine, as well as increase that air flow as much as possible. This results in an immediate boost in your Camaro’s horsepower and torque. You’ll easily feel the difference whenever you step on the gas.
No Retuning Required. The K&N Series 63 AirCharger Cold Air Intake is designed to improve the performance of your Camaro without the need for costly aftermarket retuning or recalibrations. Thanks to its top-notch design and fitting, you can immediately enjoy the added power as soon as you install it. However, it is recommended that you get your car re-tuned to truly maximize the benefit of your new air intake system.
Cotton Gauze Clamp-On Air Filter. The included K&N Cotton Gauze Clamp-On Air Filter is engineered to filter out solid air particulates that could choke or damage your engine while keeping air flow efficient. What’s more, it’s easily bigger than any stock Camaro air filter out in the market today. All these qualities ensure that your vehicle has access to the maximum amount of fresh, low-temperature air at all times, resulting in better all-around performance.
Unique and Exclusive Heat Shield. Instead of having a restrictive air box to house the filter, the K&N Series 63 AirCharger Cold Air Intake system features a large heat shield. This allows for the biggest size air filter to be used while ensuring the maximum amount of air flow. The open and unrestricted design of the heat shield also lets you check on the air filter’s condition without having to disassemble anything.
Easy Bolt-On Installation. This K&N Series Cold Air Intake system is carefully made to offer a completely stress-free installation process. This is thanks to its considerate design that reuses your vehicle’s factory mounting points, making the entire setup a breeze to do. What’s more, the entire process requires only basic hand tools—no cutting, drilling, or welding needed.
Covered by a Limited Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty. K&N offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty against defects in material and workmanship on all its intake system offerings. Limitations do apply, so check out the manufacturer’s official website for more information.
Application. This K&N Series 63 AirCharger Cold Air Intake is designed to fit 2016-2023 Camaro SS models.
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