More Power with a Performance Cold Air Intake System?
It doesn’t matter whether you drive a Mustang
, a Camaro, Charger, Challenger or Camry,
aftermarket performance car accessories
are a must. Performance doesn’t just mean going fast,
performance means getting the max from your engine for what you put in. Performance means an increase in horsepower, more
efficient use of your fuel, and more power from a smoother, cleaner running engine. A great place to start with performance
car accessories is a cold air intake system
Why install a cold air intake on your car?
The theory behind this is simple, the harder an engine has to work to get air through the intake tubes and air filter, the more gas
gets wasted in the process. Therefore you need to allow your engine as much air as it wants. So why not replace the OEM filter
with a performance filter? Because restrictions can exist between your air filter and the engine reducing the benefit of a
performance filter alone. The weakest link in the airflow “chain” robs a vehicle of its natural horsepower. Often that weak
point is the factory air path leading to the engine. A high quality air intake kit virtually eliminates air path restriction
by replacing the air filter and the entire air path to the engine. The reason for cold air is simple. Colder air is denser than
warmer air and will expand more when it is heated up. This causes a greater "explosion" in your engine resulting in more power.
That's what you wanted to hear right? More power! A cold air intake is designed to intake air at the point under the hood where
the air will be the coolest and to remove as many restrictions from the air flow as possible. Many people report an increase
in fuel economy after installation. While you won’t find a manufacturer who will guarantee this, the more efficient fuel burn
and greater "explosions" let you see how an increase in fuel economy is definitely a possibility. Plus, they produce an awesome
"throaty" sound. Just a slight deep rumble during acceleration to remind you and to let everyone else know that your ride can
definitely talk the talk and walk the walk.
What parts are included?
Most intake kits will include a new airbox, new high flow intake tube, filter, all necessary mounting hardware, and installation
Is this a DIY project?
This is definitely something you can do in an hour or so. If your not comfortable, don’t stress, your mechanic can
handle it. Here is a brief installation overview to help you decide if you feel comfortable or just want to
order the cold air intake kit and then set up the installation appointment. Disconnect the negative battery cable
and the mass air sensor. Remove the engine cover, disconnect the crank case vent hose, remove the stock intake tube,
and air cleaner assembly. The mass air sensor is the only thing you will reuse from all of this. Install the filter
adapter, “L” bracket, and edge trim on the new heat shield. Remove the grommets that the air box was mounted to.
You have to test fit the heat shield and mark for a new mounting hole. Drill hole, insert new mounting grommets and
secure the heat shield. Install the silicone hoses on the filter adapter and throttle body. Install the mass air
sensor assembly on the silicone hose on the filter adapter and the bump hose. Install the intake tube between the
mass air sensor and the throttle body. Install the new crank case vent hose between the vent and the fitting on the
intake tube. Install the performance air filter, engine cover and reattach the mass air sensor plug and negative
battery cable. And your installation is complete. Our total install time was about an hour and a half.
We laughed about the fact that it took us longer to get our tools together than it did to do the installation.
Give your car a little boost by adding one of the more popular car accessories: a cold air intake system. Many designs exist based on
the manufacturer of the performance intake and your car's engine size. Whether you choose K&N, AirAid or another brand, the installation for
your automobile is typically the same.
Installing an aftermarket cold air intake system is a simple task that can be done in your driveway, garage or workshop in under 1 hour. Adding an aftermarket cold air intake to your vehicle will:
- Increase Fuel Efficiency
- Boost Low End Torque
- Increase Horse Power
Bottom line - aftermarket cold air intake systems are easy to install and well worth the effort.
Disconnect Negative (-) Battery Cable
Remove Factory Intake and Lid
Attach New Intake Housing
Attach New Intake Filter
Reconnect Negative (-) Battery Cable
Check Installation Work
Check Hood Clearance
Wow, that was easy. Now your car will purr as it goes down the road. By installing this
cold air intake system
, you have added more performance
to your car and have installed a great car accessory.