Latest News

Rodney Prouty, Spectre Performance Team Driver and Evil Stig Twin?

Driver view of Rodney Prouty in "Plain Jane" his '68 Camaro driving down the road

Spectre driver, Rodney Prouty, one of pro-tourings must meet drivers in his 1968 Camaro

Rodney Prouty was just 15 years old when his neighbor ‘Rocky’, in Moreno Valley, California, taught him how to paint cars in his home garage. Before that he had rebuilt a couple of motorcycles and done everything he could to get his Honda Express as fast and nimble as possible - which is not that fast or nimble, but for a 15 year old, he thought it was pretty badass.

A few years later Rodney worked in Stanton for a van conversion shop and for extra cash he would walk across the street and sweep up chips from the mill machines and the old man would give him 10 bucks. That 'old man' was Boyd Coddington.

View of Rodney with spray gun in hand painting his Camaro

"Plain Jane" getting a makeover for the 2016 race season, Rodney with spray gun in hand

From about age 16 to 19, he spent summers working part time at Riverside Raceway on the track repair crew; it was big money back then, at six bucks an hour with free entry into every race and a pit bike for events!

Later, after getting married and having children, he went to work in a factory and even then, cars still found him. He was making gas cylinders for prototype CNG cars. He didn't have a full size car to race, so he raced competitive RC cars for Team Losi. He cut, designed, built and tested his own parts out of carbon fiber and high tech plastics. The RC car had titanium hinge pins, nitrate coated shock shafts, hard anodized shock bodies, a carbon fiber chassis and all kinds of crazy stuff. Rodney even had the top ten at the “Nationals” a few times. His understanding of suspension and how it relates to speed was definitely born at the RC track.

View of Plain Jane's new color scheme staging at the NCM

Prouty debuted Plain Jane's new paint and color scheme at the National Corvette Museum

It seems Rodney has raced something his whole life. Whether BMX, motocross, RC cars or jet skis, anything he could make go fast he would! He was even a competitive speed skater, telling us, “I guess we raced everything!”

Rodney has had many influences in his life but he really can't point to one person. Certainly his autocross family is key in his enjoyment of the sport. He always tells people that "autocross isn't fun if you're doing it alone."

View of Prouty in helmet & suit at the ice cream section with caption "Never look at the Co

Prouty, the consummate joker, that is until you get him behind the wheel of his car!

It wasn’t until he was in his mid thirties, after marriage and children, that he returned to the automotive industry and began restorations on 1st Gen Camaros. He fell in with a great group of industry people and made some great friends. In fact, it was those same friends that convinced him to take Plain Jane out to an autocross, where he quickly fell in love with the sport. But it wasn’t just the driving alone that hooked him, it was the people. The friendships he’s forged was unexpected and one of the best parts of racing.

Rodney Prouty has been a brand loyalist with Spectre Performance for about 8 years now! He met Mike Morrow with Spectre performance back at a Goodguys event where they tested a new air cleaner on Plain Jane, took pictures of the install, and even filmed the install for a TV show pilot.

Photo of the Spectre Team Driver's vehicles on the Spectre Performance Booth Display boards

"Plain Jane" looking stellar and representing on the Spectre Performance booth banner

Now a Spectre Performance team driver, Prouty takes his role quite seriously. He believes that it is his duty to positively represent the brands that have so faithfully believed in him. No doubt, Rodney is a character. He is the one you’ll find in the pits rallying excitement and creating a jovial environment. Funs and games and selfies, laughter always ensues. But as soon as our friend dons the Spectre Performance driving suit and helmet and tucks in behind the wheel of his 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, he is a force to be reckoned with. Prouty is an accomplished driver that once behind the wheel is driven to compete and win!

Front driver side view of Suzy Bauter behind the wheel with Rodney riding shotgun in the Camaro

Prouty's main squeeze and partner in life, Suzy Bauter behind the wheel of Plain Jane having fun

“Plain Jane” the “$100 Basket Case” that Rodney initially came into possession of needed virtually everything. At the time it had no interior, just one seat, no suspension, no drive train, no front or rear glass, and even some parts that belonged on a few different cars, not on Camaros. His list of needed parts was quite extensive, suggesting that his entire car is one big modification! But this “DIY” guy has done all the mods with his partner in crime, Suzy, in his garage on a shoestring budget. For the 2016 season Rodney made a few modifications to Plain Jane that really impressed at the Lingenfelter Design & Engineering segment of OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car qualifier in Kentucky at the National Corvette Museum. “Plain Jane” debuted this year with a fresh and tastefully updated paint scheme. He traded the classic hockey stick side stripe for a more bold metallic gold stripe that extended from the nose to the deck lid, complemented by a carbon fiber detail. He swapped out the 9.5-inch solid, 5-spoke, gold wheels for a slightly different 10-inch dual 5-spoke gold wheel that matched the new paint flawlessly. It’s subtle updates like these that can make a big impact. Suzy updated the Camaro’s interior to coordinate with the exterior. And as for handling, Rodney had Fox change his shocks from linear pistons to digressive and re-curved the valving on his rear shocks. Additionally he made the change to the Detroit Speed sway bars, and custom built link ends for the suspension by UMI.

View of Rodney's partner Suzy handling a little wiring detail.

Do it yourself or have Suzy do it! Rodney explains that she is the BEST Crew Chief

Prouty started on this path in California and is now in Tennessee so he’s had a chance to check out some the Midwest's most talked about events including the Goodguys events in Nashville, Tennessee, Columbus, Ohio, and Bowling Green, Kentucky. He participated in this years Holley LS Fest, and NSRA Louisville and Springfield, Missouri. He managed to get in a couple of Kentucky Region SCCA events and of course the OPTIMA Search for the Ultimate Street Car qualifier at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he placed in the top five in ALL segments of that event. Not a professional driver, with a stock LS motor that produces just 350hp, proving once again that it’s not just power that succeeds in races, but suspension and driver ability.

Rodney credits his personal success in this sport to those people who make up his autocross/racing family that have been along for the ride and held him up even when he didn't know they were there. His love, his partner Suzy Bauter has always respected what he loves to do and has been by his side for the long hauls, long track days and blown trailer tires. “She supports me the most,” Rodney said. He’s made some significant changes in his life over the past few years and has learned most important to have humility saying, “you really have to be humble or you'll eat that pie eventually.”

View of Prouty on road course at the National Corvette Museum, OPTIMA Event in Kentucky

Prouty on course at the OPTIMA event that took place at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky

Looking forward to race season 2017, in the short-term he plans to get back to racing more frequently and get a couple more cars out and racing that have been sitting, waiting for his attention. Looking long-term he’d like to add some more horsepower and even improve the suspension on ole Jane! We asked Rodney, alive or dead, who would he choose to sit down with and share a meal or conversation. Imagine our surprise when he responded with, “I suppose I could say Gandhi - isn't that what I'm supposed to say? I think I might like to have a meatball sandwich with George Carlin and then take him for a ride on the autocross at Goodguys. I am so fortunate to have a couple of Camp Autocross families that I get to sit down to a meal with regularly and those are usually the best meals I have when it comes down to it. A cold beer, a hot meal, a camp chair, armchair race talk and a lot of laughter-- what more does a guy need?” And with that we will say thank you to Rodney Prouty. It’s people like you that make this sport as memorable on the track as it is off.

View of Rodney Prouty with his Spirit of the Event award

Prouty, a proud recipient of the Spirit of the Event award, earning him an invite to OUSCI 2014

Rodney in his Spectre helmet and driving suit sitting with a K&N Filters coloring book

Evil Stig? Rodney Prouty? Just one of the photos posted to Social Media leading up to OSUSC at NCM


SPECTRE PRODUCT SEARCH     WHERE TO BUY SPECTRE

Give your 6.7L PowerStroke Some SuperDuty Power with a Spectre Air Intake System

The Spectre 9979 Performance Intake System is designed for the Ford 6.7L Diesel

The Spectre 9979 performance intake system is designed for the Ford 6.7L diesel

The 2011-2016 Ford F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty Powerstroke diesel trucks are the best-selling heavy duty American trucks by a country mile. Sure, the Ram might look like a shrunken Peterbilt, and the GM HD twins might have fancy bun warmers and more chrome than Elvis' last Cadillac. However, your blue-oval thoroughbred will likely outlast and out work those lesser mules, while costing you a lot less to feed over time. But what's wrong with having some extra power to go along with all that practicality? With some additional giddy up, you can get more work done, and get home faster. So meet the Spectre 9979 performance intake: your ticket to a more productive and entertaining day.

The 6.7L PowerStroke engine makes power by injecting air and diesel into the cylinders, then compressing the mixture until it explodes. The great big turbo that spools up every time you lay into the throttle, is there to deliver an additional air charge to the cylinders. Since oxygen acts as the catalyst during combustion, the extra air coming from the turbo helps your Ford 6.7L diesel to create a much hotter detonation, which burns the fuel more completely and creates more horsepower/torque from a relatively small amount of fuel. The reason that a Ford Super Duty can get such exemplary fuel economy, is because diesel contains more energy/btu's than gasoline. So if you make it burn hotter, the engine will be able to extract more power without consuming much more fuel (provided you go easy on the throttle). And to turn the preverbal heat up, you're going to need a Spectre 9979 performance intake system.

The Spectre 9979 Performance Intake increases airflow so your Powerstroke can make more power

The Spectre 9979 performance intake increases airflow so your Powerstroke can make more power

To feed that big Powerstroke turbo, air is drawn in through a hole in the factory air box, then it's forced through a thick paper air filter (which clogs and restricts airflow as it gets dirty), and into a narrow plastic intake tube, where it bounces around before finally reaching the turbo compressor. This journey causes the air to heat up and become turbulent, reducing the oxygen molecules and ultimately, the amount of power that the engine can make with it. A Spectre 9979 performance intake on the other hand, replaces the OE air box with a black powdercoated heat shield that's designed to seal against the underside of the hood and prevent warm engine bay air from entering the system. Inside of the heat shield is an oversized Spectre Performance air filter, which is connected to a polished aluminum intake tube that has integrated fittings for all of the factory sensors. The pre-oiled Spectre air filter uses a multi-layer synthetic material that can trap and hold dirt inside the sticky fibers for up to 25,000 miles (depending on road conditions) before it has to be cleaned. This unique depth-loading filter not only saves you money on replacement air filters, but it also allows over 50% more power-rich oxygen to reach the turbo.

Save time & money on Ford SuperDuty maintenance with a Spectre 9979 Intake

Save time and money on Ford SuperDuty maintenance with a Spectre 9979 intake

Thanks to its low-restriction design, the Spectre 9979 performance intake system is able to provide the 6.7L Powerstroke with more air, that's both cleaner and cooler. A difference you'll instantly notice because of the faster throttle response and increased pulling power, especially at low and high RPMs. So between the additional power, and the superior engine protection afforded by that reusable Spectre air filter, this is one easy-to-install performance upgrade that you can't ignore.

The Spectre 9979 is designed to fit the following vehicles:

2016 FORD F550 SUPER DUTY 6.7L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models
2016 FORD F450 SUPER DUTY 6.7L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models
2016 FORD F350 SUPER DUTY 6.7L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models
2016 FORD F250 SUPER DUTY 6.7L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models
2015 FORD F550 SUPER DUTY 6.7L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models
2015 FORD F450 SUPER DUTY 6.7L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models
2015 FORD F350 SUPER DUTY 6.7L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models
2015 FORD F250 SUPER DUTY 6.7L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models
2014 FORD F550 SUPER DUTY 6.7L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models
2014 FORD F450 SUPER DUTY 6.7L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models
2014 FORD F350 SUPER DUTY 6.7L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models
2014 FORD F250 SUPER DUTY 6.7L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models
2013 FORD F550 SUPER DUTY 6.7L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models
2013 FORD F450 SUPER DUTY 6.7L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models
2013 FORD F350 SUPER DUTY 6.7L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models
2013 FORD F250 SUPER DUTY 6.7L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models
2012 FORD F550 SUPER DUTY 6.7L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models
2012 FORD F450 SUPER DUTY 6.7L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models
2012 FORD F350 SUPER DUTY 6.7L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models
2012 FORD F250 SUPER DUTY 6.7L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models
2011 FORD F550 SUPER DUTY 6.7L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models
2011 FORD F450 SUPER DUTY 6.7L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models
2011 FORD F350 SUPER DUTY 6.7L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models
2011 FORD F250 SUPER DUTY 6.7L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models


SPECTRE PRODUCT SEARCH     WHERE TO BUY SPECTRE

Several Spectre Air Intakes for Ford Vehicles Get CARB Exemption

Spectre intake California Air Resources Board exemption

Several Spectre intakes for Ford vehicles have received CARB exemption

Every Spectre intake that is made, must receive an exemption from the California Air Resources Board, or CARB. CARB is a government agency, under the Environment Protection Agency, whose goals are attaining and maintaining healthy air quality, protecting the public from exposure to toxic air contaminants, and providing innovative approaches for complying with air pollution rules and regulations.

A main responsibility of CARB is to define vehicle emissions standards. In the state of California, it is referred to as a smog inspection. In order for the vehicle to pass the required smog check, it cannot have any aftermarket engine parts on it that are not CARB exempt. That is where our relationship with CARB comes into play.

Spectre 9976K cold air intake for 2011-2014 Ford F-150 5.0L trucks

The Spectre 9976K is one of the intakes that recently received CARB exemption

If we want to sell our products in California or in states that have adopted CARB rules, we need to have each of our products to have them tested. If they pass, we receive an executive order number, or EO. That EO number allows us to sell that product, for those applications, in the state. It may seem trivial, but it is a major process, and for anyone who lives outside of California and has never had to worry about it, you are lucky.

The most recent set of intakes that received CARB exemption fit various Ford vehicles. From the 2015 Ford Mustang 2.3L to 2007-2012 Lincoln Navigators. The full list is below, along with the various part numbers. For additional information on CARB legal products, visit the application page for the specific intake you need.

9019 for 2011 - 2014 Ford Edge 3.5L / 3.7L

9029 for 2015 Ford Mustang 2.3L turbocharged

9033 for 2015 Ford F150 5.0L

9034 for 2015 Ford F150 2.7L / 3.5L turbocharged

9041 for 2015 Ford Mustang 3.7L

9926 / 9926B / 9926K for 2005 - 2009 Ford Mustang 4.0L

9929 / 9929B / 9929K for 2011 - 2014 Ford Mustang 3.7L

9970 / 9970B / 9970K for 2009 - 2010 Ford F150 5.4L

9970 / 9970B / 9970K for 2007 - 2014 Ford Expedition 5.4L

9970 / 9970B / 9970K for 2007 - 2012 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L

9974 for 1986 - 1993 Ford Mustang 5.0L

9975 for 2009 - 2010 Ford F150 4.6L

9976 / 9976B / 9976K for 2011 - 2014 Ford F150 5.0L

9977 for 2010 - 2014 Ford F150 SVT Raptor / F150 Platinum 6.2L

9978 / 9978K for 2012 - 2014 Ford F150 3.5L turbocharged


SPECTRE PRODUCT SEARCH     WHERE TO BUY SPECTRE

2016 Spectre Performance Team Driver, Chris Jacobs and His Race Season Wrap Up

Front end view of the '66 Chevelle on the track.

This beautiful 1966 Chevelle looks great while slaying the track

Isn’t this how every good gearhead story starts out? "I had a friend. . ."

So is the case with Spectre Performance team driver, Chris Jacobs. Turns out he had a friend with a pro-mod ZR-1 Corvette back in 1993 at a SEMA booth so he tagged along to help out. PRI in Ohio was pretty cool back in the day, but Chris recalls that SEMA was completely overwhelming. At the time having only been involved with drag racing and that being the primary focus of his attention, his first SEMA experience opened his eyes to the endless possibilities with regards to motorsports. What started as a hobby has now become more of a way of life for the husband and wife team with jobs being a means to get back to the track!

His love of anything with wheels started at a ridiculously early age. Up until recently he still had hundreds of Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars, but Chris found a young man in Texas who he thought was worthy of the collection and ultimately made that young Texans' day. From the age of 5 until adulthood he had some form of dirt bike, three wheeler, street bike, or combination thereof.

Driver side view of Chris behind the wheel at the MidWest Muscle Car Challenge

The 1966 Chevelle of Chris Jacobs handling the road course at the Midwest Muscle Car Challenge

Drag racing for this Spectre Performance Team Driver and his friends seemed to be the easiest way to let loose and go fast back in the day, since there were always empty industrial parks at their disposal, along with three drag strips within 2 hours of suburban Chicago when they were teens. Chris started drag racing his street cars back in 1987, but just for fun. This morphed into drag racing street bikes as well. In the early nineties he had a 1982 Honda that ran high nines with a blow through turbo on it. In fact his daily driver at the time was a 1970 Chevelle that would run in the mid 10s. Talk about a speed junkie! Needless to say after his first autocross event in 2007 he was hooked.

Driver side view of Chris Jacobs behind the wheel on the autocross track.

Chris Jacobs makes autocross look easy throwing his 3,800 lb. Chevelle around the track

Long time supporter of the Spectre Performance brand, a chance meeting at a Mid-West Goodguys event evolved into Chris running his 1966 Chevelle at OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car challenge at famed Road America in Wisconsin back in 2014 under the Spectre Performance banner. In 2015, Chris became one of the Spectre Performance brand ambassadors. This past year has proven to be a very busy year for the Spectre Performance team driver, Chris Jacobs. He’s been competing in numerous events, including Cars and Cones, Midwest Musclecar Challenge, Motor State Challenge, North East Muscle Car Challenge, Goodguys Des Moines, Goodguys Columbus and the Chicago region SCCA autocross series.

Passenger side view of Chris Jacobs on the road course at Road America

On the road course at Road America, the 1966 Chevelle of Chris Jacobs

Jacobs has had quite a few accomplishments during his racing career. He has won 7 Goodguys Street Machine class autocross events, competed at the Goodguys Grand Finale, Duel In The Desert, at Westworld in Scottsdale, AZ in 2015, in the Street Machine Of The Year winner, a ’68 Corvette owned by Harold and Tracy Chapman. He has had multiple podium finishes at numerous pro-touring events over the past six years. He even earned the title of CAM Class Champion at the inaugural Chicago Region SCCA CAM Class in 2014, and returned in 2016 to take the CAM-S class title, once again. For a guy who started autocrossing not that long ago, it seems he is a natural.

But all this success doesn’t come without the support of his amazing wife Lynda, another Spectre Performance team driver, and of course the help of the incredible folks at the Roadster Shop, Finish Line Performance, Black Dog Speed Shop, and of course his best friend Randy Johnson from D&Z Customs. Chris purchased his Mist Blue 1966 Chevelle from Randy Johnson back in 2010. Randy had installed an LS7 with Spectre Performance cold air intake, with a Rockland T-56 on a G-Machine chassis from Kevin Laatsch at Pathfinder Chassis. Then the two changed sway bars and spring rates and before long the Chevelle handled better and became quite competitive with Chris behind the wheel. In 2011, Jacob’s changed to a Fast Track IRS and was amazed with the car’s performance. Since then not a whole lot has changed with the exception of a C&R Radiator, a set of Penske shocks, a Centerforce Dyad Clutch and a set of BFG Rival tires. Chris takes care of all the regular maintenance on his pro-touring rides, but for car mod’s and upgrades he relies on these professionals saying it’s definitely a team effort.

Driver side view of Chris Jacobs behind the wheel of the Chapmans '68 Corvette

Chris Jacobs, staging & ready to run the Spectre equipped '66 at the CAM Challenge Chicago Region

Spectre Performance team driver, Chris Jacobs has been involved with helping out at some of the Chicago Region SCCA autocross schools, and most recently assisted and instructed at the last Tire Rack Street Survival School. For the 2017 race season he is looking forward to doing what he can to continue giving back to the pro-touring community. Inspired by folks in the automotive industry like Kyle Tucker and Mark Stielow, Chris appreciates how each of them have found success both on the track and in careers doing what they love. But more important Chris is looking forward to the snow melting and so he can get his pro-touring ride out of the garage and back on the track.


SPECTRE PRODUCT SEARCH     WHERE TO BUY SPECTRE

White Space Galore On Artist Chad Carother's Customized 2015 Silverado Sport Truck

The combination of the Magnuson supercharger, Spectre intake, and Gibson exhaust add over 100 hp

The supercharger, intake, and exhaust add well over 100 rwhp, keeping the wheels spinning all day

Imagine that you’ve been handed a power jigsaw and instructed to cut a large circle in a sheet of plywood. But there’s no pattern or even pencil marks to follow. You can only calculate by eye where you start and where you (hopefully) end. That gives you a sense of what artist Chad Carothers accomplished in illustrating his amazing 2015 Chevy Silverado.

“Everything art related is freehand, painted directly onto the truck and its parts, meaning nothing was pre-drawn or really mapped out. It was all spur of the moment as I went along, basically like a high stakes game of chance. Trusting my vision in my mind to transform into real life. Glad it worked out,” Chad said with a laugh.

supercharged 5.3L Ecotec motor in 2015 Chevy Silverado

A peek under the hood at the supercharged 5.3 L. Can you spot the Inkabot in the drawings?

Chad is the owner and creative brains behind the lifestyle brand Index Ink. You’ll find several motifs on both the Index Ink site and on the truck, like the robot. Chad explained “the Robot, or Inkabot as I call him, is kind of like a mascot of mine and Index Ink designs, so he tends to find his way into a lot of my art.”

Chad’s illustrations can be found under the hood, on the dash, on the headliner, and especially throughout the bed of the Silverado.

We asked Chad how he accomplished the amazing results. “I use really thinned out auto pinstriping paint with a variety of sign/fine art brushes and felt nibs to get it to flow effortlessly. This also makes it very easy to mess up, drip and so on so. Focus is pretty important,” he replied.

The secondary color of blue appears on the wheels as well as in the interior.

Chad drew on the aluminum wheel rims, which were then cleared to protect the art

He told us he’d spent over 500 hours on the illustrations alone. But how did he know when enough was enough? When too much would start to be overkill? “Knowing when and where to have restraint is really important,” the self-taught artist explained. Like most artists he believes in the power of white space, and that's particularly evident when you examine the exterior of the truck. But first a trip under the hood.

Restraint applies to the modifications he’s made under the hood, as well. Only those items with the greatest potential for increasing performance were replaced. The base is a stock Ecotec3 5.3L V8, now fed by a Magnuson supercharger drawing air through an intake built from a kit of Spectre Performance components, like the 97990. Exhaust gasses pass through an all-Gibson exhaust, with stainless steel headers and pipes that exit on the right side of the truck, just in front of the rear wheels.

Chad selected areas where he felt his artwork would draw attention but not be too distracting

One needs to look up when seated in the cab to spot Chad's work as it covers the entire headliner

The truncated exhaust provides plenty of room for modification to the rear suspension. In lieu of the traditional street truck air bag setup, Chad went with a narrowed rear end equipped with Posi positioned by an All Star Customs three-link set-up. The frame was notched and lowered 10-inches. Ride is controlled by Viking coilover shocks front and rear. And on the front Street Edge spindles and DJM upper control arms drop the steering end of the truck by seven-inches.

From American Racing came VF 502 26×9-inch front and 26×12-inch rear concave billet wheels onto which Chad added his artwork. The wheels then received a clear powdercoat over the brushed aluminum hoops and a Candy Blue finish over the centers by New Year Coatings, in Santa Ana, California.

Explaining his decision to draw on the wheels, Chad said “people get happy just to change the color of their wheels, so I figure why not go the next few steps further and really do something different.” Behind these utterly unique wheels are 15-inch rotors with StopTech six-piston calipers all the way around.

The secondary color of blue is particulary prominent in the interior of the 2015 Silverado

The seats were recovered in blue leather, the dash was dyed blue, and Chad provided his own accents

To achieve the super-clean results he sought from the exterior, Chad had all trim removed and color-matched to the truck. Rather than a full paint job, Chad went the body wrap route with a satin vinyl from Avery. The rear wheel wheel wells were removed and replaced with wider examples from a Chevy C10, maintaining an OEM look.

According to Chad “normal automotive clear coat was then applied to everything on the truck’s body, a combo of gloss and matte finishes.”

A bedliner product was sprayed on, then covered in white automotive paint. Finishing off the bed, Chad added his illustrations and a carbon fiber floor with aluminum rails.

A carbon fiber floor protects the bed, while aluminum strips may loading/unloading a breeze

The preponderance of drawings are within the bed, every one from Chad's own hand.

On the inside you’ll find he same attention to detail as is evident on the exterior of the truck. The blue accents on the exterior are matched by the dash and door panel dyed blue while seats were re-covered with black and blue leather. Then Chad selected a number of interior trim pieces to be painted white, to which he added his hand-drawn illustrations. The centerpiece of the interior requires you to look up, as Chad has replaced the stock headliner panel with a yet another large illustration.

So will Chad Carother's highly-personalized 2015 Silverado mark the start of a new trend in sport trucks, or will it remain a singular example of what happens when an artistic mind combines DTM and JDM inspiration with an American sport truck? There’s really no way of knowing until we start to see sport trucks on coilovers instead of airbags and more Euro-style bodywork, but in the meantime we’re happy to admire Chad’s singular piece of automotive art.


SPECTRE PRODUCT SEARCH     WHERE TO BUY SPECTRE

Spectre Performance Team Driver Ken Thwaits and His Road to the Finish Line

View of Ken Thwaits after losing weight and working out

"The ultimate in race modifications - driver mods - eat clean and workout," says Ken Thwaits

Race car driver, car collector, entrepreneur, founder and President of Precision Dynamics International AND Showtime Motorsports. These are just a few of the titles we could give Spectre Performance Team Driver, Ken Thwaits.

Thwaits grew up in Wilmington, California, in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. As a young man Ken was attracted to racing with the dream of going pro in either Formula One or Indy. Admittedly though, he didn’t come from a family of means and that type of racing took money. A lot of money. Ken’s father, Rex Thwaits, raced in formula cars in SCCA during the 1960s and 1970s. Dad had gotten into racing after watching the movie Grand Prix and he encouraged Ken to get involved in motorsports. Following in dad’s footsteps, Ken began his racing career back in 1978 running a Formula Ford in SCCA amateur road racing events. In fact, dear old dad even supported his racing for the first two years, on a shoestring budget. By 1984, Ken had moved up to Pro Formula Mazda in 1984, and won the Pro Formula Mazda National Championship the following season. Ken told us back then the FM cars were a support class to the Indy cars at Long Beach. It was then that Ken went to Long Beach Grand Prix and was so blown away with what he was seeing he quickly signed up for instruction at the Jim Russell Racing School in Willow Springs in hopes of taking his driving skills to the next level. Thwaits then took a few years off before returning in the SCCA's Showroom Stock Class, running Camaros in that series until 1992.

Passenger side view of the EVO at Charlotte Raceway

Ken says the race at Charlotte Speedway was the only race where everything worked perfectly

In 2014, after a 22 year long hiatus, Thwaits got back into racing when OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car series first began. Ken took home top honors in his class in the opening season of this national series, earning him an invite to the 2014 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational (OUSCI). And he's been racing with the series ever since!

So how does a man come back to win after that much time off? Ken said, “I do my best to stay fit and eat and drink right. I really start to prepare mentally for a race 4 weeks before the weekend starts. I continually run each driving segment in my head and visualize winning. I spend a month thinking about winning. I meditate and pray every morning and give thanks for the life that I have. It is very difficult to beat the power of positivity!” He did what he called a driver modification. As a young driver he learned to run flat out when he needed to and to conserve the car when he needed to. He learned that driving expertise was achieved in levels. He also learned rather quickly that in the OPTIMA series to be on top, you’ve absolutely got to go fast right from the start. He knows his early training has helped him greatly in this series.

Ken Thwaits EVO on display at the WIlwood Disc Brake booth SEMA 2016

The 2006 black EVO of Ken Thwaits, stealthfully avoiding handprints at the Wilwood Booth

As for vehicle modifications he shared his extensive list with us on what changed for 2016 on his 2006 Mitsubishi Evo that was featured at the Wilwood Disc Brakes booth this year at the SEMA Show. Originally the EVO started out white and bone stock when they picked it up. They had wrapped the beast in satin black but received mixed results when it came to judging in the Lingenfelter Design & Engineering segment of the OPTIMA qualifying events, so they painted it! Engine mods included a larger turbo, stronger titanium internal assemblies, which in turn increased the power to 509hp, and added carbon drivelines. They did a complete suspension change in this car for the 2016 season. They installed JRi shocks, PAC springs, adjustable sway bars, and Wilwood big brakes. They also added a Spectre intake system. Then they added a Drenth sequential gearbox and Centerforce “DYAD” twin disc clutch. But the major modifications were in the Design and Engineering category. Mods included the exterior paint and color scheme change, then the significant leather upgrades to the interior seating and console, plus an incredible sound system upgrade. The engine compartment got a complete makeover with black & red powder coating and polished drip reservoirs. They’ve even relocated the battery to the trunk. Last but not least they’ve added a ton of carbon fiber! A carbon fiber trunk lid, plus carbon fiber skirts, front air dam, and rear wing. Just in case you were wondering these upgrades did indeed capture the D&E Judges attention and paid off in spades!

Driver side view of Ken Thwaits in the '06 EVO before paint and modifications.

The 2006 bone stock EVO of Ken Thwaits showing how important handling is

Ken and his Showtime Motorsports team’s primary focus since returning to racing has been the OPTIMA Series. They ran all but 1 of the 10 races during the 2016 season and are pleased to say that every race they entered resulted in a podium finish culminating in a 2nd Place overall finish at OUSCI.

But 2016 was extremely challenging for the Showtime Team. As we already mentioned, they ran 9 regular series races in OPTIMA Search for the Ultimate Street Car series plus OUSCI. Out of those 10 races they suffered 6 engine failures and 2 clutch failures, with one engine failure happening on day two of OUSCI. Ken hadn't been able to complete one full lap before losing power. The Showtime team kicked in to high gear and with the assistance of a fellow competitor, Ken was able to pull it off in the last minute. Turns out they really only had one race (Charlotte) where everything performed the way it was supposed to. However, Ken is a very positive and determined person and he refused to give up. So, they pushed on and in light of the challenges the 2nd place overall finish is extremely satisfying.

Driver side view of Ken Twhaits behind the wheel at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for OUSCI

On track at OUSCI with Ken Thwaits at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Road Course

Over time Ken has built Showtime Motorsports into a full working shop. He has worked extensively with Raymond’s Performance in building, maintaining, and providing track support of the EVO. Ronnie Solomon of RS Motors handles all of the mods on the EVO, with JJ Furillo of Ultimate Performance responsible for the suspension development on the car.

Ken takes being a Spectre Performance brand ambassador and team driver very seriously and said, “quite frankly I am very flattered to be a part of this company I represent. I feel a duty to perform well and conduct myself appropriately when I am at the track or in front of a camera. I also take every opportunity to promote a company who we partner with either by verbally promoting them on camera or by wearing appropriate attire and making sure our sponsors are represented well on our cars. Winning and/or running up front helps you gain an audience who wants to purchase the products that you win with, its that simple.”

View of cars in Thwaits Car Collection

Thwaits car collection is home to some amazing muscle and some incredible charity events

Thwaits, along with Showtime Motorsports, will continue to conduct their two charity events each year, a concert/auction for the homeless veterans and for Thwaits county's CASA program benefiting children in “at risk” homes. These events take place at the Thwaits Car Collection venue so that the attendee’s get a taste of the muscle car heritage. He will also continue to produce the video series chronicling the Showtime Motorsports racing and collector car world and continue to post it on social media. So far in 2016 Showtime Motorsports has produced almost 90 videos ranging from 15 seconds to over 20 minutes, and have just surpassed reaching 1 million viewers this year. He feels it is an incredible way of promoting the sponsors, the racing series, and his fellow racers. Inspired by Roger Penske, Ken notes that he admires Roger’s attention to detail and how he wins with class.


SPECTRE PRODUCT SEARCH     WHERE TO BUY SPECTRE

2015-2016 Ford F-150 Air Intake Kit Is Designed To Boost Horsepower and Torque

The Spectre 9034 Air Intake System for 2015-2016 Ford F-150.

The Spectre 9034 air intake system includes a Spectre HPR9892 universal air filter.

The 2015 Ford F150 represents the 13th generation of the F-Series pickup that has been dubbed the best selling pickup ever. It has gone through a refreshing that includes a fully aluminum body, which makes it lighter than any previous F150 and sheds as much as 700 pounds from the Super Crew model. The new front grille and headlight design are reminiscent of the 2013 Atlas concept vehicle. The body also has more angles and sharper lines than any previous model.

The truck comes in five trims and three cab configurations. Each cab style offers more cabin space and visibility than the previous year’s model due to a wider frame and changed door and window styling. In fact, more visibility is offered for driver and passengers throughout the truck because the belt lines of the doors have been dropped about an inch. Better side access to the bed has been achieved because it has also been dropped about 2-inches.

Four engines, two carryovers and two completely new, power the vehicle. A new, naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6, a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 EcoBoost, a 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost, and the venerable Coyote 5.0-liter V-8. A previous engine option, a 6.2-liter V8, has been discontinued.

Inside, the truck has been equipped with a MyFord Touch infotainment system that includes an 8-inch screen between the tachometer and speedometer. The system provides access to more engine and vehicle information, allows you to track maintenance and long- and short-term fuel economy, and more.

The 2016 version of the Ford F150 has more technology than any other previous model and includes things that help make it a work truck, play truck, tow truck and muscle truck.

For the work truck incarnation, there are loading ramps that lock into the bedsides so the owner can load an ATV, a BoxLink System including cleats and brackets to divide the bed and anchor cargo, LED headlamps and lighting for the cargo box, a deployable bed step, and steps with a post that serves as a handrail slides out of the tailgate to assist in loading the bed.

Powder-coated heat shield blocks hot engine air from entering the intake inlet.

The Spectre 9034 air intake has a heat shield that prevents hot engine air from entering the intake

A new Pro Trailer Backup Assist option makes it easier to backup into tight spaces or back up to a boat launch if the truck has a trailer. Activate an in-dash knob and the system does the steering or counter steering.

The same engines that work the 2015 Ford F150 are again available to run the 2016 model. The 3.5-liter V-6 produces 282 horsepower and a maximum tow rating of 7,600 pounds. The 2.7-liter turbocharged V-6 generates 325-horsepower and 375 lb-ft of torque as well as a tow rating of up to 8,500 pounds. A stop/start feature is included on this engine. The 5.0-liter V-8 offers 385-horsepower, and 387 lb-ft of torque and has a payload rating of 3,300 pounds and the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 delivers 365-horsepower and a payload rating of 12,300 pounds. A 6-speed automatic transmission integrates with the engines and there are 4x4 and 4x2 drive configurations available. Electric power steering is standard on all models.

The same trim packages that were sold on the 2015 Ford F150 are available for the 2016 version.

Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system replaced the MyFord Touch system that was on the 2015 version.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rates the Super Crew F-150 a Top Safety Pick award. The Top Safety Pick award is limited because of the “Basic” forward-collision prevention system, added IIHS. The agency did not rate the Super Cab and Regular Cab models. The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHSTA) rates the F-150 five stars overall and five star ratings in the subcategories except rollover resistance.

Spectre offers the Spectre 9034 air intake kit for the 2015 and 2016 Ford F-150. The intake kit is designed to offer more horsepower and torque. The kit includes a Spectre HPR9892 red washable and reusable air filter that features a non-woven synthetic media and a flat black top.

The intake system also features three stainless steel clamps, polished aluminum tube and a black powdercoated heat shield that stops hot engine air from entering the intake inlet, ensuring better performance.

Spectre also offers the Spectre Accucharge precision air filter cleaning and oiling system that have been specially formulated to cleanse and recharge the Spectre air filter so that it can be reused. The kit includes two bottles - a spray bottle that contains the cleaner and a squeeze bottle that holds the filter oil.

The Spectre 9034 cold air intake system fits the following vehicles:

2016 FORD F150 3.5L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models
2016 FORD F150 2.7L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models
2015 FORD F150 3.5L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models
2015 FORD F150 2.7L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models


SPECTRE PRODUCT SEARCH     WHERE TO BUY SPECTRE

OPTIMA's Last Chance Qualifier - Who Will Make the Cut and Who Will Get Cut?

Photo of Driver's Meeting in Paddock area at Autoclub Speedway, Fontana

Autoclub Speedway in Fontana once again played host the OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car

The Autoclub Speedway, in Fontana, California, played host to the final qualifier event of the season, OPTIMA’s 2016 Search for the Ultimate Street Car held on October 8th and 9th. With five invitations on the line for the season finale, OPTIMA's Ultimate Street Car Invitational (OUSCI), the tension was so thick you could cut it with a knife! Those finals invites for OPTIMA'S Ultimate Street Car Invitational, were handed out at the close of the event on Sunday. Needless to say, with over 90 registered participants, we saw some extraordinary driving and a lot of drivers with their game faces on!

Over the course of this past season with 9 qualifying events already in the books leading up to the final event, forty-five invites have been awarded to the top drivers, including those participants who received the Spectre Performance Spirit of the Event Award. Add in the final five from this event and that leaves 15 invitations for the drivers at the top of the points list, pulling points from their best three events during the 2016 season. Mind you these invites are not class specific like the qualifier events have been so we could wind up with more participants from the GTL Class than GTV. It was anyone’s guess!

Photo of Spectre Spirit of the Event Award, John McKissack

People like John McKissack, recipient of the Spectre Spirit of the Event Award, embody our goals

As we've watched the last few events unfold, we've witnessed a lot of upheaval in the standings and expected even more at Fontana. This final qualifying event was also the third event many West Coast competitors would run, which meant several of the drivers saw significant jumps in the standings. At the same time, that movement meant several other competitors could fall significantly in the standings.

At this final qualifier event, two of our Spectre Performance Team Driver’s competed for a chance at the invite for OUSCI. Seasoned veteran racer, Mary Pozzi and 2015 OUSCI Golden Ticket recipient, Greg Thurmond were in attendance. Both driver’s were entered in the GTV Class where they were up against almost forty other class participants. Pozzi and Thurmond are capable, competitive drivers who always excel in autocross and speed stop challenge so Saturday proved to be a real confidence builder for the two. Pozzi and Thurmond killed it in speed stop. However, Thurmond lost gears 2-5 during his speed stop segment leaving him only first gear to compete in autocross. Fortunately Thurmond didn't suffer too much with only first gear in the autocross. The course was technical with some high speed straights but overall Thurmond's gearing worked to afford him some pretty decent lap times.

Thurmond and his '65 Corvette on the road courser at Thunderhill

Spectre Performance Team Driver Greg Thurmond has worked hard all season long and is going to Vegas

On Sunday, the participants ran the Autoclub Speedway infield road course. Both Spectre drivers competed in the Intermediate Run Group for the Falken Tire Hot Lap Challenge. Neither had run this infield course and had to rely on common sense and talent to lay down their most impressive lap times on the unfamiliar road course. It wasn't certain if we'd see Greg Thurmond Sunday morning after his transmission issues but with this having been the final qualifier he and SCAR were at the track, raring to go. Thurmond spent Saturday evening after having successfully completed the Road Rally, in first gear, with James Crosby of Ridetech. The pair pulled and switched out the transmission having everything sorted so he could be competitive come Sunday on the road course. Thurmond had yet to win his class but stood to make it to the invitational based on accumulated points. This was Pozzi’s first OPTIMA event of the season and in typical Mary Pozzi style her solid on track performance did indeed garner her the invite. However in a swift turn of events she declined the invitation stating that she wanted to allow for someone new to get a chance to attend the "big dance!" Friend and fellow competitor Nick Relampagos was next in line and this will be his first invite to the OPTIMA series grand finale.

Mary Pozzi in her '73 Inferno Orange Camaro RS

Mary Pozzi in her 1973 Inferno Orange Camaro RS is no stranger to OUSCI

Another Spectre Performance brand ambassador, Efrain Diaz, was a likely candidate going into the event based on points. You may recall his success in the Super Chevy Muscle Car Challenge that took place at the Autoclub Speedway just a few short weeks ago. This privateer gave the best of the best a hard run for their money in his 1969 “home built” Camaro RS coming in fourth place behind some heavy hitters in the racing world. In fact, he added a little aero to his ride and it appears to have worked out in his favor securing him an invite to Vegas as well.

There was destined to be a few upsets with so many participants hoping to have made the cut. It’s safe to say that this season has seen some of the best competition the series has ever had. In fact, a number of the drivers have competed in multiple vehicles in multiple classes to see where there could potentially stack up.

Photo of Efrain Diaz on infield course at Autoclub Speedway, Fontana

Privateer and brand loyalist, Efrain Diaz, proved to be the dark horse in this final qualifier event

If the incredible competition wasn’t enough for the drivers, after a couple weeks of seemingly milder weather, the weather channel had called for triple digit heat out on the track and that too played a role in the end result. The hotter weather would wreak havoc on vehicles when they were pushed to the limit. We saw some on track slip and slides, a little fender bender, and a few transmission issues on track. All in all it was a very successful season for all involved and Spectre Performance was thrilled to have been part of another exciting year of competition.

Congratulations to all of the winners and invitees and we look forward to seeing you all at SEMA and OUSCI 2016.


SPECTRE PRODUCT SEARCH     WHERE TO BUY SPECTRE

Spectre Cures Boring Engine Bays in 2015-2016 Mustangs With Dress Up Covers

Spectre caps covers in stalled on 5.0L Coyote engine of Ford Mustang

The 2015-2016 Mustang GT engine is perfectly offset by a touch of chrome from Spectre

Engines today are just insane. Back in the 1970s when fuel economy and emissions controls first came into force, no one thought they’d ever see cars as powerful as the muscle cars of the 1960s ever again. Right now, the base engine in the Ford Mustang is a 3.7 L V-6 that produces 300 horsepower (SAE net). In 1970, the 302 Mustang was rated at 290 horsepower (SAE gross), with an estimated SAE net horsepower, for comparison’s sake, of 240 horsepower.

And when you go to the other end of the spectrum, the goal line moves even further away. Take the 2017 Shelby GT350. With its 529 net horsepower, it easily tops the legendary 425 Gross horsepower 427 V-8 as installed in the Shelby Cobra starting in 1965, despite having 122ci less displacement.

But with all of this performance and the hardware required to achieve it, something has been lost. Open the hood of a 1960s Muscle Car and you’ll likely see a chrome air cleaner cover, painted engine, zinc chromate carburetor, colored plug wires, maybe tubular headers, and countless other interesting bits that make your eyes dart around like watching a pinball machine. Today, crack the hood of a modern muscle car and you’ll be greeted by a sea of black and grey plastic. Thankfully Spectre has the cure for the 2015 – 2016 Ford Mustang under hood blues.

The answer is a series of caps and covers, available in a range of finishes, that add luster and sparkle when you lift the hood at the next cruise night or wherever you like to show off your car.

Covers snap onto the existing caps so there's never any issue with vehicle warranty

Spectre kit 42929 includes 4 chrome covers: brake fluid, overflow, oil filler and windshield washer

These caps and covers are designed to fit directly to the OEM component which eliminates any concern over an aftermarket replacement cap or cover stripping, failing, or leaking. The reason is that Spectre components utilize the factory caps as their base, so you can be assured that there’ll be no interference with any mechanical functionality or create any issues with your new vehicle factory warranty. And Spectre dress-up covers are available in a very cool modern design and in three colors: bronze, chrome, or silver.

Parts available today from Spectre include the following (all part numbers are for the modern design chrome finish): cap cover kit, which includes covers for the brake fluid cap, overflow cap, oil filler cap, and windshield washer cap. All with a carbon fiber look inset. There’s also a dipstick cover that’s an easy-to-install two-piece design that snaps into place over the OE dipstick. In addition to the cap covers, Spectre also offers an air box cover, a fuse box cover, and a brake reservoir cover that dresses up your stock brake reservoir which is quick and easy to install with its secure adhesive backing.

These components are designed and tested on numerous different Mustangs to assure they fit all the models listed. In addition, each part is heat tested both in the lab and on the road to make sure they can withstand the brutal underhood environment, and rigorous finish testing is conducted to assure the shine lasts through everyday driving and normal cleaning with approved products.

Modern design with a durable ABS construction and featuring a carbon fiber appearance

The air box cover alone adds a great deal of visual interest under the hood of a 2015-2016 Mustang

And even though these upgrades make a big impact when you pop the hood, they make only a small impact on your wallet. Over half of the all the products in the line have a suggested retail price of $14.99 or less, and the most expensive part is only $49.99. It’s pretty unlikely that you’d be able to add that level of under hood interest for that kind of budget.

But wait, we haven’t forgot Chevy and Mopar fans. Check out the Spectre site for dress-up covers for Chevrolet Camaros and for Dodge Challenger, Charger and Chrysler 300 models.

These cap covers are designed to fit the following models:

2016 FORD MUSTANG GT 5.0L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2016 FORD MUSTANG 3.7L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models
2015 FORD MUSTANG GT 5.0L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2015 FORD MUSTANG 3.7L V6 Fuel Injection - All Models


SPECTRE PRODUCT SEARCH     WHERE TO BUY SPECTRE

2011-2015 Chevrolet Cruze Air Intake Kit Is Designed to Boost Horsepower, Torque

The Spectre 9044 Air Intake Kit for the 2011-2015 Chevrolet Cruze.

The Spectre 9044 air intake includes a washable and reusable Spectre HPR 9606 air filter

First introduced in 2008 in South Korea under the name Darwoo Lacetti Premiere, the Chevrolet Cruze is a compact car that includes a 4-door sedan, 5-door hatchback, and a station wagon and has been on sale in Australasia since 2009 as the Holden Cruze. It replaced the Chevrolet Cobalt and Daewoo Lacenti. GM Daewoo of South Korea and General Motors' German-based Opel division were involved in the design and engineering.

It features four-wheel drive as standard and all-wheel drive as an option. Eleven engines are available to power the vehicle including two 1.4-liter I4s, two 1.6-liter I4s, three 1.8-liter I4 gasoline engines and a 1.7-liter I4 diesel and three 2.0-liter I4 diesel engines. Six transmissions are available - 5-speed manual, 6-speed M32 manual, 6-speed F40 manual, 6-speed GM6T30 automatic, 6-speed GM 6T40 automatic and 6-speed Aisin-Warner AF40-6 automatic.

The body construction is 65 percent high-strength steel and it includes MacPherson struts in the front suspension and a solid torsion beam axle in the rear. Hydraulically assisted rack and pinion (electric for North America) steering permits a turning radius of 36 feet (10.9-meters). There are ventilated brakes in front and solid rear disc brakes in the rear. A four-point engine mount is included to counteract noise, vibration and harshness. Sound damping material in areas including the dashboard panel, luggage compartment, decklid, internals, doors, carpet, and headlining as well as triple-layer sealing in the doors also contribute to muting noise.

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) awarded the car five full stars in its independent crash test. China New Car Assessment Program (C-NCAP) gave it a maximum five-star rating. Euro NCAP rated it the full five-star grade. It also received the highest possible safety rating of “good” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for front, side, rear and rollover crash protection tests. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded it its highest five-star rating for safety.

The Spectre 9044 Air Intake includes a polished aluminum tube and black powder-coated heat shield

The Spectre 9044 air intake kit includes three stainless steel clamps, boots, and hardware.

The car went through an updating in 2012 and 2014. The front fascia was redesigned with the air vents, the fog lamps, the grille and headlights were re-worked, and General Motors started offering the MyLink entertainment system as an option in 2012. The grille was updated again and the car was given a more angular shape in 2014.

The second-generation Cruze was introduced in 2016. Body styles include a 4-door sedan and 5-door hatchback. A new 1.4-liter I4 gasoline engine was introduced, which mates to a 6-speed M32 manual or a 6-speed GM 6T35 automatic.

Spectre is offering the Spectre 9044 air intake kit for the 2011 through 2015 Chevrolet Cruze. The kit is designed to offer an increase of horsepower and torque and protects the engine from harmful contaminants. The air intake kit includes a red Spectre washable and reusable air filter that features a non-woven synthetic media that helps produce higher airflow with less restriction. Also featured is a polished aluminum tube and black powdercoated heat shield that is meant to prevent hot engine air from entering the intake inlet.

Spectre also offers the Accucharge precision air filter cleaning and oiling system that is specially formulated to recharge a Spectre air filter. So if you properly treat the air filter with the every time the filter needs cleaning it can be reused over and over again. Spectre recommends that you inspect the filter during regularly scheduled maintenance or every 7,000 miles.

The Spectre 9044 Air Intake System is designed to fit the following vehicle applications:

2015 CHEVROLET CRUZE 1.4L L4 Fuel Injection - All Models
2014 CHEVROLET CRUZE 1.4L L4 Fuel Injection - All Models
2013 CHEVROLET CRUZE 1.4L L4 Fuel Injection - All Models
2012 CHEVROLET CRUZE 1.4L L4 Fuel Injection - All Models
2011 CHEVROLET CRUZE 1.4L L4 Fuel Injection - All Models

For a list of all Spectre intakes for Cruze models visit the Chevy Cruze Air Intakes page.


SPECTRE PRODUCT SEARCH     WHERE TO BUY SPECTRE

Chat Now Chat Now