From the factory, the OEM intake system of your Ford isn't necessarily optimized for power. Often engineered with noise, vibration, harshness and cost concerns in mind, your stock intake system could be robbing your motor of valuable horsepower. Replacing the intake system
What kinds of Intake System Upgrades are there for my Ford?
There are several styles of intake available, and you should be aware of what the differences are. Not all Air Intake Upgrades are the same, and some can be used in combination for the most benefit. There are Cold Air Intake Systems, Ram Air Intake Systems, Short-Ram Air Intake Systems and Performance Replacement Air Filters.
What is a Cold Air Intake and what will it really do for my Ford?
Contrary to the popular misconception, a "cold air intake” is not just a conical filter at the end of your regular intake tract (more on that later). Rather, a true cold air intake reroutes the path of the intake to a cooler air source outside the car, drawing from under the front bumper or fender well as opposed to the hot engine bay. These often come with some sort of heat shield to separate the intake further from the engine bay to avoid sucking in hot air. The colder air is denser in oxygen content, resulting in a better air/fuel mixture, meaning the engine can make more power.
What are Ram Air Intakes?
A Ram-Air intake and a Cold-Air Intake are a lot alike, in that they change where the engine is sucking in air from. What a Ram-Air intake typically does is move the intake opening to the front of the car, right in the path of travel. Often, a scoop on the hood is the air source for ram-air. The idea is, as the car travels forward at 60+ mph, air is no longer just being sucked in by the engine, additional air is being pushed into the intake by the car as it cuts through the air, ramming it into the intake. This is supposed to pressurize the intake manifold, acting like a very simple turbo or supercharger system. While this sounds great, in practice, most of the time the car is not moving fast enough to allow the "ram air effect” to occur. While a handful of true Ram Air systems exist for the Mustang, the require the use of a specially designed hood to function.
What is a Short-Ram Air Intake?
A short-ram air intake is, in simplest terms, just installing a conical type high flow air filter to the mass air flow sensor, shortening the intake tract and thereby increasing response. This is one of the least expensive ways to upgrade the intake of your car, however this primarily benefits throttle response and the sound of your intake, as the car is sucking in hot air from under the hood, rather than denser, colder air from outside.
What is a Drop-In Air Filter Upgrade?
This is the simplest and easiest form of upgrading the intake system of your car, and often the least expensive. This simply means replacing the restrictive OEM Air Filter unit with a high-flow replacement.
Can modbargains Install An Intake System on My Ford?
Yes, we can - not only do we know how, we're Ford Enthusiasts ourselves and are very familiar with the Mustang, Focus and Fiesta platforms. From drop in filter replacements to performance manifolds, we can do it. If you’re local to Southern California, we’re located in La Habra, CA, just 20 minutes from world-famous Disneyland. We’re not the average auto shop- we specialize in aftermarket installs that most shops just can’t handle. With three lifts (Coming Spring 2014), an Alignment Rack (Coming Spring 2014) and even an AWD Dynamometer, we're well prepared to handle nearly anything.
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