Air intakes will allow you to discover new horsepower, improve your vehicle’s performance and gain even fuel economy. Factory air intakes rob your vehicle of the air it needs to run at peak performance. Well-designed air intakes use heat shields to isolate the air filter from the rest of the engine compartment, providing cooler air from the front or side of the engine bay. A cold air intake is a system used to bring down the temperature of the air going into a car for the purpose of increasing the power of the internal-combustion engine. It is also used to increase the appeal of a car by changing the appearance of a car's engine bay and creating an attractive intake sound. Aftermarket intake systems feature at little airflow restriction as possible, which improves horsepower, torque and gas mileage.
Our intake systems come in many different styles and can be constructed from plastic, metal, rubber (silicone) or composite materials (fiberglass, carbon fiber or kevlar). Due to the limited time air actually remains inside the intake tubing, the materials often do not impact a kit's ability to deliver cool air. The most efficient intake systems utilize an airbox, which is sized to complement and extend the power band of the engine. The most basic air intake replaces the stock airbox with a short metal or plastic tube leading to a conical air filter called a short ram air intake. The power gained by this method can vary depending on how restrictive the factory air box is. The placement of the filter is usually directly in the engine compartment. The overall benefits depend on the specific application. Power may be lost at certain engine speeds, and gained at others. Due to the increased airflow and reduced covering, intake noise is usually increased. This effect is usually amplified on applications where a resonator, a part intended to reduce intake noise on some vehicles, is replaced by the intake. Most are intakes are easy and quick to install yourself.
The typical horsepower gain for a high performance air intake system is 8 to 12hp.We carry intakes that are engineered and tuned to provide the greatest efficiency and power. Brands include HKS, Injen, Airaid, K&N, AEM, AFE and Banks Power. Vivid Racing also carries turbochargers, superchargers and everything you could possibly need to increase the performance of your vehicle.
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