Breathe Deep

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 by Jonas Paeplow
Ask any professional engine tuner about performance enhancements and they will probably tell you the most effective thing you can do to improve engine performance, for the price, is to improve the breathing capability of the engine.

Regardless of whether you have a gas, diesel or rotary engine, your engine is essentially an air pump. Anything you do to reduce restrictions in the air intake or exhaust system will improve horsepower and engine efficiency.
 
Original Equipment (O.E.) air inlets restrict incoming airflow to reduce intake noise. Some O.E. systems actually add heat to the inlet air thereby reducing efficiency. A cold air intake system relocates the filter outside of the engine compartment to deliver cooler inlet air temperatures.

Cooler air has a higher oxygen density, which translates into a more intense burning of the fuel air charge in the combustion chamber, creating more horsepower and torque. But that's only part of the power equation. Tuning the inlet pipe in length and diameter to match the engine's resonance helps move more air to the cylinders (remember your engine is a big air pump), and this tuning allows for larger power gains.

Every AIRAID intake system is dyno tested and tuned to provide maximum performance and efficiency. During R&D fuel trim correction factors and all OBDII sensors are monitored to eliminate leaning the engine out and/or setting a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) and illuminating the malfunction indicator light (MIL).
AIRAID Classic with SynthaMax

Every AIRAID intake system includes a lifetime SynthaMax synthetic air filter. 100% synthetic, non-oiled and washable, SynthaMax filters are easy to maintain. Just wash with a mild household detergent and rinse. Oil-soaked gauze filters used by other intake systems can actually contribute to contamination around the throttle plate and can lead to mass airflow sensor (MAF) degradation or failure resulting in malfunction indicator lights (MIL) and reduced performance.
  
AIRAID Intake Systems offer unmatched fit, finish and lifetime warranty.

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