Allowing your turbocharger or your intake to breathe in larger volumes of air, or to allow your engine to breathe easier will make your engine react faster. Your throttle response will improve, the turbo lag will reduce, and you will get more horsepower and torque. In this section, you will find cold air intakes, short ram intakes, as well as drop-in panel filters to maRead More
Allowing your turbocharger or your intake to breathe in larger volumes of air, or to allow your engine to breathe easier will make your engine react faster. Your throttle response will improve, the turbo lag will reduce, and you will get more horsepower and torque. In this section, you will find cold air intakes, short ram intakes, as well as drop-in panel filters to maintain or upgrade your engine. Cold Air Intake systems are one of the basic ingredients when performing your first set of modifications because depending on your platform and combined with a good tune, you will net substantial horsepower gains. Your factory airbox is fine for a stock setup but can limit your performance if you perform other modifications such as an exhaust. Like trying to breathe through your nose while running as hard as you can outside when you have allergies. More air will allow you to have more performance. And if you want to slightly upgrade your factory airbox with a better breathing panel filter, we have those options as well.
From mild mods, to fully-built engines, we have an intake option to suit your needs along with many different driving styles. If you want a little more performance out of your daily driver with more response, you can't go wrong with a cold air or short ram setup. If you want to keep things relatively stock, replacement panel filters will allow your turbo to breathe a little better. If you want racecar-like performance, make sure you upgrade your inlet hoses and make sure your throttle body hoses are all in great shape for the best performance.
COLD AIR INTAKES: Cold air intakes in terms of the layout and why they are so successful in making more power is simply by the definition of the title, they draw in colder air. These will typically feature a longer intake pipe when compared to the short ram intake style. Sometimes the design extends the cold air intake pipe all the way inside the fender, but generally, the intake pipe will go from the turbo and out next to an area by your headlight. And the same can be said for naturally aspirated examples such as the BRZ or FR-S except the intake will install directly onto your throttle body. The longer intake pipe will generate cooler air to be inhaled into the engine, and when combined with a proper tune, you can experience a big jump in horsepower. Because both cold air intakes and short ram intakes can make good power with a relatively simple installation without tearing apart the motor, these will always be one of the most preferred upgrades in a mild, to a moderately modified engine.
SHORT RAM INTAKES: The design and purpose is much like cold air intakes, but short ram intakes get right to the point. These will have a shorter intake pipe and are ideal for those with limited space in the engine bay. Now short ram intakes will not draw in air that is not as cool when compared to a cold air intake setup, but the power gains are still there and are leaps and bounds better than a stock airbox setup. And with some engine designs you have no choice but to install a short ram intake setup. However, you don't have any limitations when compared to the factory airbox, and for compensation, many short ram intake designs will come with an air box to shield the filter from hot engine bay temperatures. Again with a proper tune for the majority of short ram setups, you will have noticeable power and torque gains throughout the entire RPM range.
HIGH-FLOW REPLACEMENT FILTERS: These are for enthusiasts who are 100% content with the car's power and performance right out of the factory and that is absolutely respectable because, at the end of the day, it will be more reliable. But if you want to allow your engine to breathe a little easier we carry performance drop-in alternatives when it's time to replace your dirty OEM filter. The examples that we carry will flow much better than the OEM unit without sacrificing any of the filtering capabilities. And, the installation is usually very simple and straightforward.
TURBO INLET HOSES AND PIPES: Very important in the Subaru world, and highly effective on other setups that feature an accordion-style factory intake pipe. For Subarus, the factory inlet pipe is prone to cracks and tears. Over time, mileage, multiple heat cycles, and engine vibration, all of these factors will cause your factory turbo inlet to tear which can have an effect on your performance. This can trigger a check engine light as your MAF will have inconsistent air readings from the unmetered air your turbo is breathing in. And the corrugated pipe will cause air turbulence during acceleration. The examples we carry all feature durable multi-layered silicone construction that has smooth interior walls to allow an unobstructed flow of air, and all have a high tolerance to heat to provide you with long-lasting performance.
INTAKE MANIFOLDS: Two main reasons why you need to be in this section. You either want to upgrade to the Subaru OEM red intake manifold, or you are making so much power that you are surpassing the CFM limits of your factory intake manifold. You will find pure art examples from Process West, and you will find proven performance examples by the record setters at AMS. Both of these will also provide a race-like aesthetic under the hood for those of you demanding enthusiasts who only want the best.
THROTTLE BODY HOSES: Just like the turbo inlet hoses, your OEM throttle body hose will experience age, mileage, multiple heat cycles, and engine vibration which will cause your factory throttle body hose to lose its internal strength. Under load, the throttle body hose can expand enough to cause a boost leak large enough for you to lose power. If your vehicle is down on power, perform a boost leak test and make sure this particular hose is not leaking any air. The examples we carry are all multi-layered silicone hose construction with smooth interior walls with a high heat tolerance to improve the overall throttle response in your vehicle.