An upgraded cold air intake is a popular performance upgrade for many engines, as it can increase horsepower and torque by improving airflow into the engine. The concept behind a cold air intake is simple: colder air is denser than warm air, and denser air contains more oxygen molecules. More oxygen means that the engine can burn more fuel, which in turn can increase toque and power output and assist in better combustion, assisting in a better fuel economy.Β 

Common Cold Air Intake Upgrades

A cold air intake system generally replaces the factory air intake system with a larger, smoother intake pipe and a high-flow air filter. The larger pipe allows more air to flow into the engine, while the high-flow air filter reduces restriction and allows more airflow. The smoother pipe and filter can also improve airflow by reducing turbulence.

For best results, a Professional ECU Remap is recommended by Performance Tuning Brisbane when upgrading your cold air intake. This ensures smooth running and engine safety.

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Benefits of an upgraded Cold Air Intake

In addition to providing more power, a cold air intake can improve throttle response and engine sound. Allowing more air to flow into the engine can respond more quickly to throttle inputs. The improved sound is due to the intake’s larger size and smoother flow, which can create a more aggressive engine sound. For high-performance applications, your Cold Air Intake upgrade should be combined with an Intercooler upgrade for maximum effect.Β 

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It’s important to note that not all engines will see the same performance gains from a cold air intake. Some engines are more sensitive to air intake modifications, and some factory air intake systems are already quite efficient. It’s also important to ensure that any aftermarket intake system is appropriately designed and installed.

A poorly designed intake can decrease performance or cause other issues, sometimes even dire engine damage. As with any performance upgrade, it’s always a good idea to consult a professional before modifying your engine.

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