photos by: JDP Motorsports
We Team Up with JDP Motorsports to Test a JLT Performance Cold-Air Induction Kit
For over the last twenty years, there has been a debate among tuners and enthusiasts alike about the performance increases that cold-air induction kits and high-flow air filters provide. While most stand by these products, there are others who say the horsepower percentage increases are nothing more than mythological advertising jargon from the companies for enthusiasts to shell out their hard-earned cash on.
In the past, we’ve proven the capabilities of cold-air induction systems time and time again, but there’s one company in particular that has been adamant about the results their products produce and that is JLT Performance. Founded, owned and operated by Jay Tucker, JLT has been making a name for themselves largely in the late-model Ford aftermarket – if their products sound familiar, check with your Mustang buddies about the level of quality and performance capabilities that they offer. Chances are, they’ll have nothing but good things to say about them.
Looking to branch out and offer their amazing products to the 5th-gen Camaro crowd, JLT offers kits for the 2010-2015 Camaro SS and 2012-2015 ZL1. We reached out to Jay a little while back regarding putting his 2010-15 Camaro SS kit to the test. Always willing to prove his products, he went ahead and sent us a kit with Jordan Priestley of JDP Motorsports stepping in to install and test the kit himself.
Finding a bone stock SS around Jordan’s neck of the words almost proved fruitless, since those JDP guys keep themselves fairly busy in that part of Utah. That was until a local guy turned up with a 2011 Camaro SS (who later had JDP install a cam upgrade, among another mods).
Looking to make some more horsepower we all agreed that the first order of business was to open up the induction tract, and the timing of JLT’s cold-air kit couldn’t have been better. So after the car was delivered, inspected, everything was determined to be in perfect working order and a proper cool-down had commenced, JLT strapped the Camaro down to its in-house Dynojet chassis dyno for a baseline pull. The results depicted that the Camaro was producing 359 rwhp and 362 lb-ft to the rear tires. Not bad, but let’s see what a small bolt-on induction kit from JLT can do.
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of GMEFI Magazine, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the brand’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next modifications for his own cars.