How to Install Z/28 Brake Cooling Ducts on a Fifth-Generation Camaroby Andrew Chen; Updated January 29, 2015
Installing Z/28 brake cooling ducts is a relatively low-cost way to improve braking performance for fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaros. Chevrolet Performance offers this complete bolt-on system for the 2014 or 2015 Camaro SS and any fifth-generation Camaro that has been converted to the 2014 front fascia.
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Remove the Front Fascia and Radiator Air Inlet Duct
Elevate the Camaro with jack stands or a hydraulic lift.
Remove the front wheels and unfasten the front wheelhouse liners.
Slide the wheelhouse liner out of the wheel well.
Unfasten the front bumper assembly by removing six upper support push-in retainers, two support bracket screws, six outer bracket nuts, two fascia bolts, two lower bolts, two lower screws and six lower retainers.
Disconnect the single main electrical connector in the front fascia and pull the bumper away from the Camaro with the help of another person.
Remove the radiator air side baffles and deflector, along with the ambient air temperature sensor.
Disconnect the single electrical connector from the top of the ambient air temperature sensor and unclip the sensor from the right hand side air baffle.
Remove the radiator air inlet duct by releasing four retainers.
Trim the Radiator Air Inlet Duct
Move the radiator air inlet duct to a clean and clear work space. Measure 9 inches from the end of the inlet duct.
Mark a vertical line across the surface of the duct using a marker or paint pen. This vertical line will also extend down the lip of the duct to the corner of the lip.
Continue drawing the line straight back from the trim line to the mid-point of the rear edge.
Trim the section of the air inlet duct with a pair of sharp sheers. Repeat steps 1 - 4 for the other side of the inlet duct.
Install Z/28 Brake Cooling Ducts onto the Front Bumper
Begin by install the U/Spring nut onto the grill tabs.
Mount the brake duct bracket in place.
With the bracket bolted to the lower grill, use the brake duct cooling bracket as a template to mark the location of the two lower bolt holes.
Using a 6mm (1/4-inch) bit, drill two holes (one per side, 4 total) through the front fascia and then install the two bolts through the provided U/Spring nuts to complete the bracket installation.
Slide the brake cooling duct into place and mount using the supplied pushpins. Repeat on the other side.
Reinstall the Radiator Air Inlet Duct and Front Fascia
First, reinstall the modified radiator air inlet duct, the air inlet retainer, the side baffles, the ambient air temperature sensor, and finally, the front fascia. The fascia slides back in place, even with the new brake duct brackets installed, and the factory fasteners can be used to secure everything.
Check the fitment and routing of the brake cooling ducts.
Reinstall the front wheelhouse liners.
Install a pair of wheelhouse liner plates with the supplied screws from the kit. After the plates are in place, take a moment to double check that everything is tight and fits exactly where it should.
Reinstall the front wheels and lower the Camaro back onto the ground. This completes the Z/28 front brake cooling duct installation.
Items you will need
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