SAC – Installers of cold air intake kits & performance air filters
Need some fresh air?“Cold air intake systems”
Steves Auto Clinic are well known for extracting reliable horsepower from all makes and models of vehicles, but a little known fact is that they also have a host of cold air induction solutions available to the performance enthusiast looking to complete or even simply enhance their power upgrade process.
Built for performance, the cold air intake is a device used to bring lower temperature air into a vehicles engine, to increase engine power and efficiency and designed to fit most compact vehicles.
Your engine needs to breathe, and Steves Auto Clinic offer solutions that come in the form of simple Sportflo air filter replacements, to completely retro fitted cold air induction kits that replace the existing air box, to modifying the existing the air box with the likes of a venturi or a cone filter replacement.
And when you consider that big names like K&N Filters, Pipercross Filters and BMC Filters also all offer a host solutions, and have been doing so for a number of years across a wide range motorsport and street car disciplines, you know that getting cold air into your vehicle in order to increase engine power and efficiency, works!
Unfortunately most standard air intake systems tend to be very restrictive, mostly due to the cost of manufacturing bespoke tuning items in mass produced vehicles and also to eliminate engine noise.
There are ways around this, you can flow the interior of the intake to reduce air resistance, provide a more direct route to the air intake or increase the diameter of the air intake thus increasing the airflow.
But it is not simple as you think; well designed cold air intakes should be made from quality and durable materials and use heat shields to isolate the air filter from the rest of the engine compartment, and provide cooler air from the front or side of the engine bay.
Get it wrong and you won’t have enough air for your vehicle to operate at all rpm ranges, and then go too big and the intake system efficiency can be lost and you will also see a drop off in performance.
All cold air intakes operate on the principle of increasing the amount of oxygen available to burn with the fuel, and this results in extra horsepower! There can be nothing better than the induction sound and feel of a well tuned and powerful car.
Click here to enhance the performance of your vehicle and enquire about what a blast of fresh air can do for you!