Chevrolet Cold Air Intake
Your Chevy is driven by a mix of air and fuel which burns to provide the required power to drive your Chevy. The clean cold air is as important as the fuel to get best performance out of your Chevrolet car. Chevrolet cold air intake is a device which enhances supply cool air into the engine of your Chevy for combustion and thus improves performance and fuel efficiency. Your Chevy comes with a standard paper air filter which at times proves to be too restrictive. To get the best out of your Chevy or to unleash the best performance out of it, you should replace it with aftermarket air filter and include a Chevy cold air intake system. Putting in the cold air intake system is a rather easy performance enhancing mod easily which you can perform on your own. Your Chevy cold air intake system operate on a simple principle: supply more amount of oxygen for better combustion and thus improving the overall performance and gas mileage.
The cold air intake can be made out of various materials like plastic, metal, rubber or fiberglass etc. The most effective cold air intake system uses an airbox in size complementary to the engine and extends the power range of your Chevys' engine. The inlet for air to should be large enough to ensure enough air can be supplied in all conditions from stop to full throttle, however in some systems a too large opening can work against the efficiency of the system, hence the opening should be just right.
A basic cold air intake changes the factory fitted airbox to a small metal / plastic tube opening into a cone shaped air filter, and this is a short ram air intake. The power gain with such an air intake depends on how restricted the stock air filter was. The power and efficiency gain may be nominal at some speeds and major at others.
A proper designed Chevy air intake system isolates the air filter from the rest of the engine compartment through heat shields, allowing cold air inlet from front or side of the engine bay. The fender mount systems move the filter inside the fender wall and this system lets air up through fender wall from beneath your car, allowing more isolation and cooler air. In some cases carbon fiber pipes are used reducing the weight and insulating the air from the engine bay.
Now days, the air bypass valves have also become an integral part of cold air intake manufacturing. This air bypass valve is a filtered spacer and is placed too much into the engine bay, in-between two attached pieces of the cold air intake assembly.
A Chevrolet cold air intake system unleashes the hidden power from of your Chevrolet. Be it Chevrolet Aveo, Chevrolet Optra, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevy Traverse, Chevrolet Impala, Chevy Equinox, Chevy Express, Chevrolet Avalanche or any other Chevrolet model you should expect a significant power boost and better fuel efficiency once you fit in with a Chevrolet air intake system.