Q: Advice on putting cold air intake

asked by on

Could you tell me if the cold air intake actually increases horse power?

On a race car, yes they do. But you have to realize that if you take your regular intake off and put the cold air intake in, that changes the airflow and changes the temperature of the air coming into the vehicle. In order to do that correctly, you would have to pay a very good mechanic who knows how to modify cars. He would have to have a five gas analyzer and a dynamometer and be able to reprogram the computer on your vehicle. It’s doable. If you are going to pay somebody to do that, it will cost you a reasonable amount of money. And the only thing you are going to get, on most vehicles, is maybe one or two horse power more with the cold air intake. They don’t do all that much. If you would like to have a technician replace your cold air intake for you, consider YourMechanic. They can perform this service at your home or office.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Advice on putting cold air intake

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: gas mileage difference 383 stroker motor 400 hp or ls3 computeried 400 hp same car

The gas mileage attained in either of these applications will depend heavily on your driving habits as you may already know. Either of these will also depend heavily on the type of intake system you are using to arrive at...

Q: I have to pump the gas to get the engine to turn over

Hi..if your vehicle is fuel injected (i.e., does not have a carburetor) by "pumping the accelerator" you are not giving it "extra gas" but rather you are admitting air (or more air) into the intake manifold. Pumping the accelerator on...

Q: Transmission does not give out much power while accelerating.

It sounds like you may have a misfire. What are the codes that you are getting? It could be caused by ignition components or a faulty sensor like the mass air flow or throttle position sensor. Reading the codes should...

Related articles

What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.