Should I install a Cold Air Intake? - Do Cold Air Intakes increase horsepower?
Popular question here, "Should I install a cold air intake on my car?" and "Do cold air intakes really increase horsepower?" Cold air intake, ram air intake, short ram intake, aftermarket intake, intake system, are all words that both car people and the general public use to describe the same thing; taking the stock air intake off of your vehicle, and replacing it with a "cold air intake". The idea here is that your engine is getting "colder air" which translates in the high performance world, to MORE POWER!!! Yes!.... Just kidding, these intake systems, no matter how much you pay for them are more harmful than good. In this video I'll talk about the concept of a cold air intake or "ram air intake", how they "work", how they really work, and honestly, why you shouldn't waste your money, which pretty much answers the question, "Should I install a cold air intake?" Unless you want a "deeper engine sound" or you want your turbo to sound louder on a Boosted car, which we all know that obviously the louder your turbo is, the more power it makes...? Not so much, then don't go out there expecting to gain all sorts of power or any at all (without a tune) from your $300 "cold air intake" kit from some big name performance company. Sorry about being all over the place, my ADD kicks in and I lose my train of thought pretty often. I did attend Wyotech in Blairsville, PA where I took automotive and high performance, so hopefully you'll take my word about this stuff because I know how it really works or why these things don't really work. Now, if you would like to learn how to make an income doing basically what I'm doing here, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my site and watch the video there just to see what's possible with what I'm doing for a living: design-my-lifestyle.com
Cold Air Intakes Mythbusted [Naturally Aspirated]
In this episode the boys compare a Cold Air Intake system with a factory intake on the Honda S2000 to see if it makes as much power as some people have claimed... POD FILTERS MYTHBUSTED https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAIxeQUSg-Q COLD AIR INTAKES MYTHBUSTED (turbo) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCi2yo4UqPI Shop: http://www.mightycarmods.com/collections/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mightycarmods Forum: http://forums.mightycarmods.com Also something to note around Mighty Car Mods: we are normal guys and are not trained mechanics. We like to make interesting car mods and show you how we've gone about it, but we can't promise that anything we show you will work for your particular car, or that you won't harm yourself, someone else, your car or your warranty doing it. Please be safe, be responsible and unless you know what you're doing, do not fool around with very serious machinery just because you've seen us make it look so easy. Talk to a qualified mechanic if you are in any doubt.
Cold Air Intakes Mythbusted [Turbo]
Last episode the boys busted POD Filters. But fans wanted to know about Cold Air Intakes. So will an aftermarket Cold Air Intake give you more power on a turbo charged car? Get your MCM Stickers, Tshirts, DVDs, Music + MCM Magazine Including how to import a car from Japan, how to turbo charge your car, Boost Controllers explained, loads of DIY projects for your own ride, Mad feature cars, readers rides and Loads More! http://www.mightycarmods.com/collections/all *This is not a purely scientific test of course, just our own testing with the stuff we have available. We can't test every car but you guys can do your own testing and let us know how you go. You may have different results or experience with your own car and if you do please let us know all about it here on the MCM Forum: http://forums.mightycarmods.com/showthread.php?11046-Cold-Air-Intakes-Mythb usted-NEW-VIDEO-OUT-NOW Get MAD MCM Stuff at the Official Shop: http://www.mightycarmods.com/collections/all Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mightycarmods Also something to note around Mighty Car Mods: we are normal guys and are not trained mechanics. We like to make interesting car mods and show you how we've gone about it, but we can't promise that anything we show you will work for your particular car, or that you won't harm yourself, someone else, your car or your warranty doing it. Please be safe, be responsible and unless you know what you're doing, do not fool around with very serious machinery just because you've seen us make it look so easy. Talk to a qualified mechanic if you are in any doubt. This video is intended as Entertainment only.
How to Customize a Universal Cold Air Intake Filter System - Pep Boys
Spectre Performance demonstrates in this video how to customize a universal cold air intake kit using parts you can find at your local neighborhood Pep Boys. Using universal parts you can simply assemble them in any fashion to create the look you want to make. First we take off the existing air cleaner and install a single 4 inch plenum. Lay the plenum where your air filter was and put it in any direction you like. Screw on the plenum with the existing air filter nut or a custom nut of your choice. You will need couplers that will connect the different intake tubes together that can be turned to mold within your engine compartment. Simply slide on the coupler to the plenum and fit accordingly. Secure the clamp on the coupler to the ridge inside and then you can add additional tubing for the length you desire. Remember not to tighten the clamps too hard, because you may need to move your tubing around until you create a final fit. Rotate and adjust as needed. Attach your air filter to the end of the tubing. You can find inserts that go into the filter to accommodate a 3 or 3.5 inch tube. Once you have the final placement in place, be sure then to go back and tighten all of the clamps to hold the filter system securely in place. The advantages to having a custom air intake filter system located in the front of your engine is that you can take advantage of the air stream and receive colder air going into the intake system instead of the hot air that your standard filter was providing. Customizing your cold air intake system is pretty simple once you know a few simple tricks. Not only will your new custom air intake system look great, but it will increase your engine's overall performance. You can see more of these great DIY'er videos from www.pepboys.com or stop in your local Pep Boys for more information.