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How does an Aftermarket Air Intake improve Performance?


We want our customers to realize that adding an air intake to your vehicle is the easiest, safest and most efficient way to see performance gains. That is why we carry premium brands such as K&N, Injen, AEM, AFE and more at TDot Performance. And when you order from us, you pay no customs, duties, border, or shipping fees.

Airaid Air Intake

What is an Air Intake?


An air intake is an incredibly vital part of your engine. Open up your hood and you will likely see a black plastic arm coming off the top of your engine. This arm contains a box and inside that box you’ll find a paper air filter. This stock intake box will have an opening on it. This is where air comes into the engine. It is filtered by the paper drop filter and then enters the engine. It passes the oxygen sensor which senses how much oxygen is entering the engine. The sensor then tells the spark plugs how much gas the engine needs for a proper detonation inside the cylinder. The oxygen in the air then feeds the combustion inside your engine.
But the paper filter is incredibly bad at letting air go by. This means that your engine gets less oxygen, forcing the engine to use more gas to achieve a proper explosion. Stock air intakes are also poorly placed. They are open to the heat of the engine, forcing the intake to suck hot air into the engine. Basic science tells us that hot air is less dense and carries less oxygen.

Aftermarket Air Intakes


Aftermarket air intakes are a lot more efficient. They feature steel mesh filters that are much better at letting air go through and into the engine. They even clean the damaging particles out of the air more efficiently. Plus, they never need to be replaced. You simply need to clean them. This will save you money over the lifetime of your engine. You’ve probably heard of the innovator in this technology – K&N. While most aftermarket intakes feature a steel mesh filter, not all aftermarket intakes are made the same.

Short Ram Intakes


Short ram refers to the neck of the intake. These intakes feature a short arm that allows a lot of air to travel right into the throttle after passing over the large-face steel mesh air filter. These intakes work great on large engines when you are trying to improve torque.

AEM Cold Air Intake

Cold Air Intakes


Cold air intakes suck in air away from the engine. The engine is surrounded by hot air, so cold air intakes feature a long arm that reaches away from the heat-making engine. Sometimes these intakes even have a shield that keeps the hot air in the engine bay away from the filter. These filters work great to increase performance and fuel economy.

Aftermarket intakes allow more air into the engine. This means the oxygen sensor alerts your engine to send less fuel into the cylinder for combustion. With more oxygen, it takes less fuel to produce a powerful detonation. This means that you get a more powerful explosion using less fuel. This adds power to the engine and saves you money.

We want our customers to know that by adding an intake to your vehicle, you will see performance gains and save money. Installing an intake can be done by anyone that knows how to turn a wrench. So, invest a little money up front, save money in the long run and enjoy a more powerful vehicle.
 

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