By: SOPMOD & Billy Speed
I have to apologize to Apex; I have been overwhelmed with my real job, car shows, and starting a car club. Nevertheless, Chase had sent me their Washer Tanker Relocation kit and Air Scoop last August, and I finally got it installed today. The install was very straight forward and anyone with basic mechanical skills should be able to complete the install with ease.
The car we used is a 2010 Camaro 1SS and already had a CAI previously installed. We also removed the front bumper cover in order to do some other work. While we had the bumper cover off, we also completed this review. The removal of the front bumper cover is not necessary to complete the install of this kit.
Once we had the car jacked up and wheels removed. It was necessary to remove the attached screws and push pins that retained the inner fender cover.
*Inner fender (wheel well) cover removal points.
Once push pins and screws are removed the inner fender cover can be pulled back out of the way to allow access to accomplish the installation.
*This is the factory pump before removal
*Pump removal and draining of the tank
This is the area in the plastic shroud that needs to be removed. We used masking tape and made the cut with a wiz wheel.
Making the cut with wiz wheel. Bumper cover is removed. This made it easier for us to photograph the install process. Note: This install does not require bumper cover removal.
We used a hand file to clean the edges after we made the vertical and horizontal cuts.
This is the scoop from the front, showing the two mounting locations.
The new 2 quart tank mounted on the scoop and the factory pump is in place.
Routing of the remote fill hose. We used zip ties to secure it outside of the CAI.
We decided to mount the remote fill on the CAI as suggested in the instructions. The CAI was removed and marked for drilling locations.
Drilling the mounting holes for remote fill.
Once remote fill was mounted, we re-installed the CAI.
This is what everything looks like after the installation is completed. Note: Bumper cover is removed for photos.
The scoop also lines up well with Stillen air ducts. We did have to modify the scoop to clear the Stillen air ducts.
This was a well thought out kit and I really think Apex knocked it out of the park! It was a very simple installation and only took about an hour to fully complete. Most anyone with basic mechanical skills should be able to accomplish this install with ease. We honestly did not find anything negative about the kit and found everything needed to complete the install was included in the kit. So if you have a CAI, this is a must do modification that is very reasonably priced. Contact Chase at Apex Motorsports for this kit and many other aftermarket components. They are truly a customer service oriented company that will go above and beyond to meet your needs.