Don't be a smartass. No one flamed him, we just told him to search. I know exactly what an intake does, but this has been discussed so many times that he could have easily searched for it. Also, it doesn't enhance performance "mildly"... it doesn't enhance performance at all. You THINK that it does because the engine is louder without the resonator, but in fact, its all just noise.WestCoastff said:Ill explain to you since the people who flamed probably dont even know. Your car works by air and fuel mixing together to create combustion, which intern makes your engine turn over. Adding an aftermarket intake basically allows for more air to be sucked into your engine, enhancing performance MILDLY. A cold air intake is located usually more down toards your bumper, where colder air can be sucked in, which allows your engine cooler air. The cooler an engine is, the better it will perform. A regular intake, where you can see the filter usually where your battery is, on the other side of your engine bay, is a short ram intake.
In theory, yes. In reality, your engine doesn't get the "cold" air. Yes, the air entering the intake is colder than the air in an engine bay, but since most, if not all, CAI's are made of aluminum, which has fantastic thermal conductivity, by the time the air gets to the intake manifold, it's as or nearly as hot as air taken in from the engine bay.SnakeyeS said:^cooler air = denser air = more oxygen = more fuel that can be combusted = more power