The Roto-fab cold air intake for the 2016-17 Chevrolet SS Sedan will add horsepower and give your car an awesome sound. This cold air intake system does not fit the Camaro SS! This unit installs with basic tools, requires absolutely no modifications to your car and performs well with the stock vehicle calibration. Drivability is excellent and the sound is throaty under aggressive acceleration. Under normal cruising conditions, the sound is comparable to stock. In our testing, the Roto-fab cold air intake picked up 11 RWHP over the stock system in hood closed dyno testing.
The SS Sedan proved to be very challenging in terms of keeping air intake temps as low as possible. The Roto-fab Pontiac G8 GT cold air intake performs great and is extremely popular; therefore, we didn't want to stray too much from the basic design for the Chevrolet SS Sedan. However, the hood strut and hood liner design made it nearly impossible to effectively seal to the hood. On both the G8 and SS Sedan , its crucial to isolate engine compartment air from the filter. With our G8 system, intake temps jumped over 20F simply by pulling the hood latch which creates a small gap between the hood seal of our box and the hood liner! For these reasons, we elected to use an enclosed box for the SS sedan with the air entry located lower and on the outboard side of the frame.
In addition to an effective air box design, we supply a polymer heat shield which mates up to the air box to further isolate hot engine bay air from the entry of the air box. The shield rests on the frame rail, extending forward to the core support and rearward towards the inner fender area. To access the filter, our air box features an aluminum and polycarbonate lid which hinges from the back of the air box. Like the air box itself, the design features of the lid help achieve the goal of isolating the filter from engine/radiator heat.
The duct work to the throttle body starts with a velocity stock duct section which fastens to the air box via five molded in brass inserts and stainless steel screws. The filter side has a huge 6 inch diameter clamping surface which accepts our oversize filter. Passing through the air box, the duct features a generous radius which transitions to 4.25 inch to accept the OEM MAF sensor. On the engine side of the MAF sensor we use a high gloss black silicone hump hose to absorb motor rock. Next is our inlet elbow which has nearly a 4 inch ID, a generous radius throughout its length and a molded in brass bung to accept the PCV hose fitting. Our inlet elbow OD is larger than the OD of the throttle body; therefore, we use a high gloss black silicone reducing coupler to join the throttle body. Stainless steel hose clamps and a silicone PCV hose complete the system. From start to finish, Roto-fab has strived to provide the highest quality products possible in a package that performs well, looks good and fits your car as it should.
If you have read this far, thanks for taking the time to learn about the Roto-fab cold air intake system for the SS Sedan!
This is the dry filter. The replacement filter part number is 10135004.
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