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2020-2022 Corvette C8 aFe Power Track Series Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake System

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Part #: 688-900
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  • 2020-2022
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2020-2022 C8 aFe Power Track Series Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake System

Let your Corvette breathe! The 2020-2022 C8 aFe Power Track Series Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake System is designed to provide maximum air flow and features only the highest quality materials! This system features dual 4” flange 360-degree radial flow air filters that feature pre-oiled Pro 5R media with five layers of progressively finer cotton gauze media for maximum performance. They provide your engine with the largest amount of high-flowing air, and in most cases deliver the highest power gains of any filter media options. This media is perfect for street and/or track use. Their inverted tops make for more filter surface area, resulting in longer service intervals.

This intake features a lightweight twill weave carbon fiber tube that directs the filtered air from the dual air filters to your C8's engine. It is computer designed and dyno tested to increase air flow while reducing weight and enhancing the visual appearance of the engine bay. The tube is manufactured out of 100% carbon fiber material and does not use any fiberglass.

The dual air filters are surrounded by an open-element XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) polymer housing that minimizes warm engine air for maximum performance. It is precisely designed and manufactured to fit perfectly into your Corvette's factory mounting location. The housing connects to the factory air inlets on each side of the vehicle to capture the coolest air available. Silicone bellow couplings are used for engine movement and easy installation. All the factory harness and mounts are transferred to the back of the aFe Power housing for a factory like installation. The seal trim installed on the housing edge seals to the plastic trunk cover to protect the air filters from unwanted warm engine air. This set up allows for more aggressive air intake noise while not sacrificing any performance.

Premium stainless steel clamps and flexible silicone couplings are used for strength and durability while also providing the most secure installation available. This intake system is not CARB exempt at this time and is not legal for sale in California or use on vehicles registered with the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • Fits 2020-2022 Corvettes
  • Intended for Coupes Only
  • Outflows Factory Intake by 15%
  • Dyno-Proven Gains up to +12HP & +10 Ft. Lbs. Tq.
  • Dual 4" 360-Degree Radial Flow Performance Air Filters
  • Filters Feature Pre-Oiled Pro 5R Media
  • 5 Layers of Progressively Finer Gauze Media
  • Open Element XLPE (Cross-Linked Polyethylene) Polymer Heat Resistant Housing
  • Housing Seals to Trunk Cover to Protect Filters From Engine Heat
  • Premium Silicone Couplings
  • Premium Stainless Steel Clamps
  • Lightweight, Twill Weave 100% Carbon Fiber Intake Tube
  • Captures Coolest Air Available
  • Fits Perfectly into Factory Mounting Location
  • Transfer of Factory Harnesses & Mounts Required
  • Installation Instructions Included

NOTE: The radio antenna plastic melded on the factory air box is also transferred to the aFe Power housing. The removal of the antenna from the factory air box requires two plastic melted mounting tabs to be cut off.

NOTE: This intake will fit convertible models but is not recommended because the seal trim will not seal properly to the trunk cover.



Also known under these part numbers:

  • 57-10013R

Corvette Intakes: A Breath of Fresh Air

Corvette Intakes: A Breath of Fresh Air

The intake manifold of your Corvette breathes for the car. Yes, you read that right. Think of your intake as the lungs of your Corvette. It takes in oxygen (inhale) for that magical air-fuel mixture that makes movement possible and lets out exhaust (exhale). Mid America Motorworks reviews basic operation of Corvette intakes, as well as the options available to boost performance.

The Basics

The intake manifold is made up of multiple inputs that supply the air-fuel mixture to the ignition system. They are designed to evenly distribute the mixture to each of the intake ports for optimal combustion.

Most internal combustion engines run on a four-stroke process and during the first stroke (called the intake stroke) air from the intake manifold is sucked into each cylinder through a valve or valves. These intake valves are then closed for the other three strokes (compression, combustion and exhaust) and reopen when the cycle starts all over again. The intake manifold is responsible for making sure that enough air is available when the valve opens for each intake stroke and that each cylinder gets the same amount of air as the others.

Engine Diagram

A partial vacuum exists in the intake manifold, created by the downward movement of the pistons and the restriction caused by the throttle valve. In cases where the vacuum is considerable, it can be used as ancillary power for cruise control, power assisted brakes, windshield wipers, ignition advance, power windows and more.

Improved Function

Because the engine requires a precise mix air and fuel to run at peak performance, both have to be upgraded to give your Corvette more power. Installing a Supercharger or Turbocharger is a sure way to force more air into you engine. They also both include a hefty price tag. If your budget calls for a more economical option, the only way to naturally aspirate more air is by giving the engine less restriction (less restrictive air filter) or suck in colder air (cold air intakes).

intake manifold

The Filter

High performance air filters are available from several brands and all perform the same function. Each filter is engineered to deliver the cleanest air with the least amount of restriction. Any name brand filter does a good job performing both tasks. A plus of high performance filters it that they're washable, giving you the biggest bang for your buck. We recommend using the same brand cleaner and filter.

Some companies make a replacement high flow air filter. This is different from a complete system, in that the filter does not move from the stock location. It is still washable and has all the benefits of the aftermarket filter.

high flow air filter

Cold Air

The engine bay is full of heat, so the goal to a "cold" air intake is to suck in the air as far away from the hot engine compartment as possible. Colder air has denser oxygen molecules, and can fit more oxygen in a smaller space. More oxygen means more fire and a bigger explosion, which means more power for your engine.

Cold Air Intake styles can vary, from under-the-hood intakes that make for a quick afternoon project, to Air Dam intakes that replace the front spoiler to pull air from under the front bumper and require some additional "duct work."

Air Dam

Engine Trouble Codes

If you notice an Engine Trouble code/Check Engine light soon after installing a new filter or intake, don't be alarmed. Why not? The service light is a warning from the car's computer that something appears abnormal with the car. It does not always mean something is, in fact, wrong with the car and some conditions can cause a false warning. A Service Light can be triggered because the engine is sensing denser air than it expects, based on ambient conditions and expected restriction. In that instance, it would trigger a code signifying a Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor error or lean condition because the Engine Control Module (ECM) is reading air density outside the range it is expecting.

check engine light

Most brands, like K&N, offer support in the unlikely event that the Service Light comes on within the first week of installing a K&N High Flow air filter. If the Service Light comes on after the product has been installed for more than one week and the code is related to the MAF sensor or a "Lean" code, visually inspect your air intake path and air filter for leaks. If no holes or cracks can be seen, and you experience no drivability issues, it is reasonable to assume you have received a false service light. In that case, have the light reset and it should not recur.

Installation

For the most part, a weekend project is all that separates your Corvette from a performance boost. Filters and intakes are relatively easy to install with the right tools and instructions. A Mid America Motorworks installation expert shows how it's done in this intake installation video.

Corvette Installation