Things to Consider When Installing Cold Air Intake on Your Truck

Posted by TDOTperformance on June 2nd, 2014

Petrol-heads love to find new ways to make their vehicles look and drive better. In their quest to make their cars superior, many have come up with powerful aftermarket systems by making changes to the engine and installing modifications ranging from new exhaust systems to turbos, superchargers, and a lot more. However, these sophisticated modifications usually cost a lot to realize and you would probably have to garage your car for days at a time to make the system work well and safely. One of the most practical and fairly inexpensive modifications you can do to your vehicle is installing cold air intakes. Not only are they cheaper, they are also easier to install and they can truly breathe in new life to your system.

Cold air intakes don't do much to add power to the engine, but they do help the system in other ways. When modifying your factory air intake system, make sure you get your parts and components from trusted aftermarket suppliers that provide high-quality parts and supplies. This way, you can make sure that your modification will last longer without the hassle of breakdowns.

When your factory air intake system is beginning to conk out, it can greatly affect the overall performance of the engine. A cold air intake mod allows your engine to suck in cooler air as opposed to the less dense air that your old and clogged factory air intake system feeds into the engine. Cool air is needed for more effective engine combustion. When denser air is brought into the engine's combustion chamber, it gives the system more power. For this to happen filters are moved to the upper wheel area (close to a fender), where the intake system can have access to  more free flowing and cooler air, as opposed to hot air from the engine. Here are some things to remember when doing this modification:

  1. Choose a good brand of intake. Horsepower numbers vary by a few points, depending on the manufacturer. Whatever your preference is, make sure you purchase your parts from reputable distributors with access to the best aftermarket parts.
  2. Extricate the old air box from the engine and be careful not to let any debris get into the intake. Debris can easily get sucked into the engine and cause clogs and other problems. Make sure to clear away any debris before attempting to start the vehicle.
  3. Make sure that the sensors are in their proper places upon installing the intake. Otherwise, the system may not run correctly.


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