So what are aftermarket suppliers getting right with their cold air intakes vs the factory intake system? The filter is located in the same place as the stock filter is – tucked up near the radiator and away from the engine.
The air isn’t coming from outside the engine bay, but the air there is cooler. Can we extrapolate this a bit more? The last two sentences here sound disjointed even though I believe I understand what the intent is.
The filters aren’t limited to pulling the air from one direction then either; they can pull from multiple directions if not from all around it. The air is then sent through better constructed tubing that not only flows well, but the materials used in construction better limit heat transfer.
However, we still haven’t discussed why cold air is better for your Challenger. Well, why do forced induction units benefit from intercoolers? Cool air is more condensed than warm air. What this means is more oxygen can be squeezed into the same area. More air and fuel in the combustion chamber translates to a better running, more efficient engine. The use of a proper cold air intake will provide an increase in power and fuel economy.
Benefits of cold air Intakes:
- Condensed air entering the combustion chamber
- Increased horsepower
- Increased fuel economy