Chevy Camaro Pipeline Intake Installation (S02E13)

Chris Duke shows you how to beef up a 2010 Chevy Camaro with The Pipeline cold air intake from Fastlane.

“The Pipeline” cold air intake (CAI), is a massive 4″, aluminum construction, true cold air intake. It draws cold air from lower grill opening allowing for massive horsepower gains when accompanied with a tune. The Pipeline also features a CNC-machined MAS air flange and installs with a stock PCV system. It requires a simple bolt-on relocation of windshield washer reservoir.

The Pipeline is available in several different finishes including color matched paint, raw aluminum, and polished aluminum.  Capable of achieving 22+ RWHP and 37+ RWTQ with a tune that will slam you back in your seat and make you wish you had done this sooner!  The Pipeline is also compatible with their stage 1, 2, 3 performance packages.

Call Fastlane at (713) 600-8600 or visit Fastlane’s website for more information and to purchase The Pipeline!

Episode Synopsis

In episode 27, the PARTZ segment featured The Pipeline true cold air intake from Fastlane.  We held onto those cool tubes until we could get our hands on a 2010 Chevy Camaro to install it.  Thankfully Jason, a viewer of the show, came to our rescue and dropped off his brand new Camaro for 5 days so we could extract the PCM and ship it off to Fastlane to be programmed with a custom tune, then perform the install on video.

The installation is like any other cold air intake, however since The Pipeline tucks way down behind the front bumper on the driver’s side, the more challenging aspect of this install is relocating the stock windshield washer reservoir.  This step is actually much more time consuming than the installation of the intake kit!  You have to jack up the driver’s side, remove a few bolts, then wiggle the reservoir out from the top, remove the tubing and install the new (smaller) reservoir.  Nothing too difficult, but it does add to the installation time quite a bit.

Once the reservoir has been relocated, it’s easy connecting the pieces of the pipe together with hose clamps, moving the mass air sensor from the stock pipe to the Pipeline, then connecting it all back up.

Episode Notes

In the episode I mention that if you install The Pipeline intake without performing the custom tune, your computer will throw error codes.  The truth is that it won’t throw error codes, but you won’t see much of a performance increase without a custom tune.  Fastlane has developed a tune for the 2010 Camaro that, with the addition of The Pipeline, can give you an additional 30 HP, so it is highly recommended you get a custom tune, otherwise you’re spending a lot of money swapping out your intake for very little performance improvements.

Dynamometer Information

This dyno chart shows 22+ RWHP and 37+ RWTQ, however this is with the custom tune from Fastlane.  Without a tune, The Pipeline gives you an additional 15+ RWHP.

fastelane pipeline intake dyno results

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How to Buy

The Pipeline is $469, sold through Fastlane’s website. Click here to buy.

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