From a 26-mile marathon to a quick pick-up game of hoops, everybody has something they enjoy to burn off the extra calories. The key is increasing your heart rate. Of course, if you can achieve that in your La-Z-Boy with a remote control in your hand, more power to you.
How an Intake Delivers Air to Your Engine
The one thing about cardio though is that it usually results in an increase in the amount of air your body needs to sustain the activity, which is why you’re so out of breath after passing that 15-mile marker (or that 500-feet marker for us out-of-shapers). Your vehicle is similar. When you engage in performance activities like passing, towing trailers, or just extended periods of driving, your engine needs more air to keep cool and operate at its peak. And, that's where air intake systems come in.
Air intake systems increase horsepower and the overall efficiency of an internal combustion engine by drawing in cool air and boosting the amount of oxygen that's mixed tossed into the combustion salad taking place in your cylinders. Unlike stock air intake systems that are primarily intended to eliminate engine noise, aftermarket intakes remove the restrictive twists, turns and chambers to deliver a smoother, more direct pathway for fresh, performance-enhancing air to enter your engine.
Installing a CAI is a Snap
Cold air intakes – like Volant intakes, Tundra cold air intakes, Toyota intakes, Safari Snorkels and the K&N intake for cars – are available in many different styles and sizes, each designed specifically for your make, model and year. Plus, they're relatively simple to install in comparison to other performance upgrades. In fact, air intake systems are one of the most cost-effective ways to achieve optimum performance for those looking for a boost in output.
Aftermarket air intake systems, like the cold air intake for the Chevy Camaro or aFe cold air intakes, completely replace your underperforming stock components to deliver an increase of 5hp - 11hp and a fuel economy that can add a few extra MPGs, so long as you're foot doesn't get too heavy once you have an intake in place. Check out the cold air intake reviews and see for yourself! And, for an even greater boost, couple air intake systems with throttle body spacers that increase performance by placing a high-velocity spin on the incoming air.
What's the Best Air Intake for You?
Though the installation process differs considerably from vehicle to vehicle, most require just a few basic hand tools and can be accomplished in about an hour, with some completed in as little as 10 minutes. Best of all, they've been designed specifically for the do-it-yourselfer, arriving complete with all the necessary mounting hardware and step-by-step instructions. Air intake systems and similar Toyota accessories provide the best of both worlds: more power for your car or truck and less cash required at the pump. Simple to install, they make the ideal upgrade for anyone looking for increased performance without having to completely modify their engine. You can always read our air intakes reviews to get a first hand account from our customer's on their experience with our intakes.