1996 Ford Thunderbird Performance Air Intake Systems

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      # 73903991
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, 57 Series FIPK Generation I Air Intake System without Intake Pipe by K&N®. Replacement Filter # RF-1016. Use with Pre-Filter # RC-5100DK. Air Filter Height: 7" (178 mm). Air Filter Large End Diameter: 5.75"...
      Guaranteed to increase horsepower and improve accelerationCustom designed and engineered for each application
      $136.99
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      # 124926866
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, 33 Series Panel Air Filter by K&N®. Air Filter Color: Red. Filter Material: Cotton Gauze. Filter Re-Oiling Amount: 1.55 oz (46 ml). Height: 0.875" (22 mm). Outside Length: 9.938" (252 mm). Outside Width:...
      Improves engine airflowIncreases horsepower and acceleration
      $57.99
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      # 80298814
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, SynthaFlow® Panel Air Filter by AIRAID®. Filter Material: Cotton Gauze & Non-Woven Synthetic. Quantity: Sold individually. Includes: 1 Air Filter. Advanced air filtration technology, superior construction...
      Improves airflow and engine performanceProvides superior air filtration and engine protection
      $64.16
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      # 103805454
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Magnum Flow Pro 5R Panel Air Filter by aFe®. This Pro 5R air filter provides performance filtration and maximum convenience. Constructed with 100% polyurethane on all sides, this high flow cotton gauze OE...
      Deep Cotton Pleats for Increased FlowFits In Factory Housing
      $73.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 103805460
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Magnum Flow Pro Dry S Air Filter by aFe®. This high flow Pro DRY S air filters are constructed with 100% polyurethane on all sides and will out flow the stock paper filters for improved performance. Two...
      Improves airflow for better performance and accelerationOil-free for easy quick servicing and yet washable/reuseable air filter for long service life with life-time warranty
      $73.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 118610291
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, HPR™ Panel Air Filter by Spectre Performance®. Air Filter Color: Red. Filter Material: Non-woven Synthetic. Height: 1.563" (40 mm). Oil Amount: 70 ml (2 oz). Outside Length: 9.875" (251 mm). Outside Width:...
      High performance and high air flow filterFilter media is non-woven synthetic and pre-dyed
      $21.29
    • (0 reviews)
      # 57178955
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Mass Air Flow Sensor by Spectra Premium®. Spectra Premium’s complete line of new Mass Air Flow Sensors, featuring Ceramic PC boards to ensure premium performance and durability.
      Provide more consistent voltage to eliminate engine rough idle problemsPlatinum connector threads reduce the number of connection points for faster reaction to change
      $65.75 - $92.59
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      # 97259742
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1996, Power-Plus Series™ Throttle Body by BBK®. Diameter: 70mm. Increase airflow and add 15-20 horsepower at the rear wheels by bolting on this high-flow throttle body. It’s a direct replacement for your...
      Designed to increase airflow and improve horsepower15-20 dyno proven horsepower increase at the rear wheels depending on vehicle and application
      $209.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # 97276290
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1996, Intake Gasket Set by Professional Products®. Replace your blown or leaky intake manifold gaskets with this direct-fit replacement set which is ideal for your restoration needs. Each gasket utilizes...
      Intake Manifold Gasket SetFor 54060/54061 Manifold
      $8.99 - $29.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # 156868995
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Bar Sensor Kit by Fast®. Making the change from carburetion to electronic fuel injection (EFI) can be intimidating. Just understanding how many components are required to make the change can be challenging...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $105.53 - $241.84
    • (0 reviews)
      # 84998297
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1996, Vacuum Pump Bracket by Moroso®. Mounts To Timing Cover Lower Driver Side. With this quality part backed by a great price, you can enjoy your vehicle so much more than you thought was possible. This...
      Mounts to Ford 4.6/5.4 O.E.M. Power Steering Pump LocationBracket is machined from Billet Aluminum
      $128.60
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      # 10961823
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1996, Throttle Position Sensor by BBK®. The throttle position sensor monitors the position of the throttle valve and sends this information to the engine control computer. Don’t trust this important function...
      Monitors throttle valve position and provides input to engine control computerBuilt to OEM quality standards
      $49.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # 61602112
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1996, Intake Manifold Gaskets by Cometic Gasket®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Titan features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $29.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 116549952
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, MaxDry SS™ Molded Rubber on Composite Carrier Intake Manifold Gasket Set by Magnum Gasket®. Magnum's Gasket engineers have utilized their many years of engine sealing experience to select the right...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $5.48 - $35.98
    • (0 reviews)
      # 116550423
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1996, MaxDry™ STL Molded Rubber on Steel Carrier Lower Intake Manifold Gasket and Upper Gasket Set by Magnum Gasket®. Magnum's Gasket engineers have utilized their many years of engine sealing experience to...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $52.41
    • (0 reviews)
      # 116550905
      Ford Thunderbird 3.8L 1996, Upper Intake Manifold Gasket Set by Magnum Gasket®. Magnum's Gasket engineers have utilized their many years of engine sealing experience to select the right technology choice for each of the Intake...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $7.16
    • (0 reviews)
      # 97259731
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1996, Premium Series™ Throttle Body Gasket Kit by BBK®. Diameter: 70mm. These high quality gaskets are the same as the ones that come with BBK throttle bodies. If you’re performing a motor rebuild or for...
      Available for all BBK throttle body applicationsStamped from high-quality materials
      $12.99
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      # 16604221
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1996, Upper Intake Manifold by Dorman®. More like a complete service kit than a single part. Dorman’s Intake Manifold includes all the essential components for a full repair. Since this part is a direct...
      Re-engineered by Dorman with heat-resistant molding to reduce both warping and coolant leaks (where applicable)Some manifolds feature a reinforced aluminum coolant crossover to eliminate corrosion and vibration (where applicable)
      $187.31
    • (0 reviews)
      # 86086475
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Professional™ Air Filter by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this Professional Air Filter by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $10.20
    • (0 reviews)
      # 78093478
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Air Filter by Bosch®. Dirty air filters can cause decreased fuel mileage, increased engine wear, and even problems starting the engine. Check your engine air filter at every oil change and always replace a...
      Protects Your Engine by Stopping 98% of Engine-Threatening ParticlesPrevention of Unfiltered Air Entering Engine Intake with a High-Quality Seal
      $8.52
    • (0 reviews)
      # 85801855
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Air Filter, FTF Air Filter by Denso®. The air filter is the last line of defense against the harmful airborne abrasives that have been proven to wear out engines before their time. With OE-quality engineering...
      High airflow rate improves performance and fuel economySuperior dust holding capacity increases filter life
      $8.30
    • (0 reviews)
      # 146001633
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Extra Guard™ Flexible Panel Air Filter by FRAM®. Size: 9.56" (L) x 9.56" (W) x 1.59" (H). Do you feel shaking or shuddering when you engage the clutch; hear grinding noise when you shift gears? Does your...
      Quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $9.24
    • (0 reviews)
      # 8024045
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Air Filter by Full®. If you have a dirty air filter, clogged PCV valve, or defective MAF sensor you may be tempted to just run down to the local auto parts chain store for a replacement, but before you waste...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $8.82
    • (0 reviews)
      # 21456206
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Panel Air Element by Hastings®. Clean air is critical to the performance of your engine, so don’t trust just any filter. Hastings filters are tested according to SAE J726 test procedures, where they meet or...
      Filters out dirt and dust in the air preventing them from entering the engineHeavy duty construction for long service life
      $10.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 23869691
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Air Filter by Motorcraft®. The air filter is a simple yet crucial part of your vehicle that keeps dust and road debris out of the engine. If the air filter is clogged up and starts to choke off the airflow to...
      Direct OEM replacement for proper fitRecommended by Ford Motor Company
      $15.90
    • (0 reviews)
      # 64355949
      Ford Thunderbird Canada-Built 1996, Air Filter Panel by WIX®. Ends: Plastic. Height: 1.585". Inner Diameter Top: Closed. Length: 9.547". MediaType: Cellulose. Style: Air Filter Panel. Considering as much as 10,000 gallons of air...
      Prevents foreign particles like carbon, soot and abrasives from entering the fuel mixEnsures superior engine protection
      $9.62
    • (0 reviews)
      # 87639322
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, PRO-TEC™ Air Filter Panel by WIX®. Ends: Plastic. Height: 1.585". Inner Diameter Top: Closed. Length: 9.547". Style: Air Filter Panel. Considering as much as 10,000 gallons of air must pass through the air...
      Maximum efficiency reduces engine wearNine pleats per inch
      $4.20
    • (0 reviews)
      # 35569519
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Mass Air Flow Sensor by Cardone®. Domestic. With Housing, Instruction Sheet. Housing Material: Aluminum. Housing Color: Gray. Mounting Holes: 3. Mounting Type: Bolt-On. This Mass Air Flow Sensor is a direct...
      50-state emissions street legalThe finest quality at a great price
      $54.34 - $120.43
    • (0 reviews)
      # 24554865
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Mass Air Flow Sensor by Delphi®. When it comes to MAF sensors, communication with the ECM is key. That’s why Delphi MAF sensors use all new parts - never remanufactured parts that could harbor debris and...
      Extensive coverageAvailable in a variety of bore diameters to accommodate a wide range of airflow, resulting in a robust design for electrical overloads
      $89.66
    • (0 reviews)
      # 87857004
      Ford Thunderbird LX 1996, Mass Air Flow Sensor by Hitachi®. With Housing. If you have a dirty air filter, clogged PCV valve, or defective MAF sensor you may be tempted to just run down to the local auto parts chain store for a...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $96.75
    • (0 reviews)
      # 23873456
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Mass Air Flow Sensor by Motorcraft®. If you're looking for the most suitable replacement for a defective mass air flow sensor, Motorcraft is the way to go. It is the only MAF sensor recommended by Ford Motor...
      Direct OEM replacement for proper fitBuilt to strict Ford Motor Company specifications
      $69.88
    • (0 reviews)
      # 99035902
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Mass Air Flow Sensor by Standard®. SMP’s vision is to be the leading independent supplier to the automotive aftermarket, providing the highest quality products, competitive prices and the highest reputation...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $113.06
    • (0 reviews)
      # 51497510
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1996, Idle Control Valve by Hitachi®. Is your vehicle hard to start? Does its stumble and stall, and idle rough? Are you making more frequent visits to the pump? Your fuel system may need repair, but before...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $114.65
    • (0 reviews)
      # 64677608
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Intake Manifold Temperature Sensor by Standard®. Finish: White. Do you see dark puddles on the ground when you park? Is your CHECK ENGINE light on? Your engine may be in need of repair, but before you waste...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $24.07
    • (0 reviews)
      # 52262159
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Air Charge Temperature Sensor by Beck Arnley®. For one hundred years, Beck/Arnley has been providing premium OE quality parts for vehicles. Beginning with motorcycle parts in 1914 and transitioning to import...
      OE quality products from top original equipmentTop quality materials
      $24.55
    • (0 reviews)
      # 23889763
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Air Charge Temperature Sensor by Motorcraft®. Are you shivering behind the wheel in the winter or sweating in traffic in the summer? Then your A/C and heating systems require repair, and Motorcraft has...
      Ensures long lasting durabilityReliable under extreme conditions
      $51.50
    • (0 reviews)
      # 64734202
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Air Charge Temperature Sensor by Standard®. Do you see dark puddles on the ground when you park? Is your CHECK ENGINE light on? Your engine may be in need of repair, but before you waste your time and gas...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $23.57 - $24.07
    • (0 reviews)
      # 63974626
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Air Charge Temperature Sensor Connector by Standard®. 2 Terminals Female Connector. Finish: Black. SMP’s vision is to be the leading independent supplier to the automotive aftermarket, providing the highest...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $15.41 - $39.02
    • (0 reviews)
      # 43989431
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Handypack™ Air Charge Temperature Sensor Connector by Standard®. Black. 2 Terminal Female. SMP’s vision is to be the leading independent supplier to the automotive aftermarket, providing the highest...
      Pigtail and Socket AssemblyIgnition Coil Connector, Ford Cars & Trucks
      $16.43
    • (0 reviews)
      # 44836942
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Mass Air Flow Sensor Connector by Standard®. 6 Terminals Connector. Finish: Black. SMP’s vision is to be the leading independent supplier to the automotive aftermarket, providing the highest quality...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $28.90
    • (0 reviews)
      # 64734199
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Ported Vacuum Switch by Standard®. 3 Ports. SMP’s vision is to be the leading independent supplier to the automotive aftermarket, providing the highest quality products, competitive prices and the highest...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $37.92 - $65.92
    • (0 reviews)
      # 62483424
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1996, Intake Manifold Gasket Set by Dorman®. Dorman's Intake Manifold Gasket Sets include all the gaskets and other hardware necessary for a complete, exact repair. In certain applications, dorman-improved...
      Kit provides ease and convenience of useAirtight gasket seal prevents vacuum and in some cases coolant leaks
      $30.73 - $36.09
    • (0 reviews)
      # 8778713
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1996, Intake Manifold Gasket by Genuine®. If you have a dirty air filter, clogged PCV valve, or defective MAF sensor you may be tempted to just run down to the local auto parts chain store for a replacement,...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $46.53
    • (0 reviews)
      # 139927537
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1996, Intake Plenum Gasket by Mahle®.
      $6.18
    • (0 reviews)
      # 97338351
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1996, Intake Manifold Gasket by Original Equipment®. Is your vehicle feeling down on power? Do you see dark puddles on the ground when you park? Is your CHECK ENGINE light on? Your engine may be in need of...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $24.76
    • (0 reviews)
      # 90706520
      Ford Thunderbird MFI 1996, Intake Manifold Gasket by Victor Reinz®, Use 1 per Car. OEM Standard Part. When you’re low on oil, coolant or some other fluid, you may be tempted to just run down to the local auto parts chain store....
      OE quality fluids from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $26.06 - $41.24
    • (0 reviews)
      # 121464246
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1996, Intake Manifold by ATP®. ATP's premium replacement intake manifold is re-engineered to correct common failure points, and importantly, prevent repeat replacements. This is attributed to construction from...
      Re-engineered replacement intake manifold for Ford enginesHeat stabilized nylon increases plenum durability and resistance to heat
      $210.51
    • (0 reviews)
      # 18978117
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Lower and Upper Intake Manifold Gasket Set by Fel-Pro®. If you need durable gaskets to prevent leaks on your vehicle, Fel-Pro is the way to go. Engineered using the latest technologies and global engineering...
      Direct OEM replacement for a proper fitEnsure reliable sealing performance
      $23.02 - $65.53
    • (0 reviews)
      # 23891537
      Ford Thunderbird 1996, Mass Air Flow Sensor Connector by Motorcraft®. This product is perfect for electrical repairs on Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles. Designed and engineered to strict Ford Motor Company specifications,...
      Direct OEM replacementDesigned and engineered to strict Ford Motor Company specifications
      $41.21
    • (0 reviews)
      # 107660077
      Universal Apollo Flex Hose Flat Black Cold Air Intake System by K&N®. Replacement Filter # RC-5052. Air Filter Material: Cotton Gauze. Air Filter Material: Cotton Gauze. Air Filter Color: Red. Clamp Style: No Clamps Required....
      Guaranteed to increase horsepower and improve accelerationIdeal for normally aspired engines up to 250 BHP and turbo engines up to 350 BHP
      $129.99 - $209.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1640291
      Universal Metal Silver Cold Air Intake System by AEM®. Replacement Filter # 21-2059DK. Use with Pre-Filter # 1-4001. Tube Material: Metal. Tube Finish: Silver. To deliver cooler air to the engine, this air intake system places the...
      Delivers more oxygen to the combustion chamber by drawing in cooler airCustom designed and engineered to deliver maximum power for each specific vehicle
      $319.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2531294
      Universal Jr. Intake Kit with SynthaFlow® Air Filter and Intake Tube by AIRAID®. Replacement Filter #: 700-420. Use with Pre-Filter #: 799-420. Air Filter Color: Red. Air Filter Material: Cotton Gauze & Non-woven Synthetic. Air...
      Increases airflow to the engineIncreases horsepower and torque, improves performance
      $150.86
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2531295
      Universal Jr. Intake Kit with SynthaMax® Air Filter and Intake Tube by AIRAID®. Replacement Filter #: 701-420. Use with Pre-Filter #: 799-420. Air Filter Color: Red. Air Filter Material: Non-woven Synthetic. Air Filter Outlet...
      Increases airflow to the engineIncreases horsepower and torque, improves performance
      $159.02
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn611211179
      Universal 14" Chrome Air Cleaner by Demon Carburetion®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind, this product by Demon...
      14" in diameter3" deep filter element
      $44.02
    • (0 reviews)
      # 125352732
      Universal Air Intake Kit by Spectre Performance®. Replacement Filter #: 8168. Air Filter Color: White. Air Filter Height: 2.625" (67 mm). Air Filter Material: Non-woven Synthetic. Intake Pipe Color: Polished. Intake Pipe Material:...
      High-tech engine parts for the most power and best performanceThe finest exterior and interior parts for superior appearance and functionality
      $50.24
    • (0 reviews)
      # 107662523
      Universal Air Filter for the UMP Off-Road Air Box by K&N®. Air Filter Height: 12.5" (318 mm). Air Filter Material: Cotton Gauze. Air Filter Material: Cotton Gauze. Air Filter Color: Red. Color: Red. Overall Height: 12.5" (318 mm)....
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $158.99 - $161.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # 107662569
      Universal Carbon Fiber Air Box Large by K&N®. Air Filter Color: Red. Filter Material: Cotton Gauze. Filter Re-Oiling Amount: 4.56 oz (135 ml). Height: 6.5" (165 mm). Width: 14" (356 mm). Protect your expensive racing engine and...
      Attractive carbon fiber front designed for extra strengthCustom foam backing for a snug fit
      $533.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # 124911623
      Universal Covered Round Air Filter by K&N®. Replacement Filter # E-3600. Air Filter Height: 3.5" (89 mm). Air Filter Inside Diameter: 7" (178 mm). Air Filter Material: Cotton Gauze. Air Filter Material: Cotton Gauze. Air Filter...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $109.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # 107662648
      Universal Custom Air Cleaner Assembly by K&N®. Air Filter Material: Cotton Gauze. Air Filter Material: Cotton Gauze. Air Filter Color: Red. Color: Red. Filter Material: Cotton Gauze. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $62.99 - $256.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # 107662903
      Universal Custom Round Air Cleaner Assembly by K&N®. Air Filter Material: Cotton Gauze. Air Filter Material: Cotton Gauze. Air Filter Color: Red. Color: Red. Filter Material: Cotton Gauze. Includes: Mounting Hardware. Designed...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $74.99 - $150.99




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      Can an Air Intake System also Increase My Fuel Economy?
      We all know that achieving better fuel economy while driving puts money back in your pocket and does the environment a favor. But for those who are actively interested in squeezing the most out of every drop of gas, getting more miles per gallon can actually become a sport - especially if a vehicle has a manual transmission that can be upshifted earlier and put into neutral during downhill grades or when coasting to a stop sign.
    • Performance Air Intake Systems
      The Real Cost of Your Car’s Cheap Factory Air Filter
      In today's world, saving money wherever possible has become essential. But it's important not to lose sight of the fact that, sometimes, a product that costs more up front will save you more money over time. In our business, we've seen far too many consumers judge products solely on the basis of their initial cost, completely neglecting any long-term economy and benefits. When it comes to automobiles, "performance" air filters are a perfect example of this.
    • Performance Air Intake Systems
      My Car is Brand New | Why Should I Change My Air Intake System?
      Aftermarket air intake systems have become one of the most popular engine modifications available for late model cars and trucks. An easy question to ask is why are these so popular? After all, didn't engineers who work for your vehicle manufacturer spend years developing the best engine components available? Since power and fuel economy are major selling points these days, it's hard to imagine car companies not doing everything they can to maximize horsepower, miles per gallon, or both.
    • Performance Air Intake Systems
      What are the Different Types of Air Intake Systems?
      There are many types of aftermarket air intake systems that range from simple and inexpensive to elaborate. In the scope of this article, we'll examine the different types of air intakes, what they do, and look at a few specific product examples of each. But in short, performance air intake setups increase airflow into your engine - boosting combustion and creating more horsepower and torque that you can actually feel. Their relatively low cost and easy installation (bolt-on in most cases) keeps them in popular demand by car enthusiasts that own everything from 1.5-liter turbo motors to big block V8 engines.
    • Replacement Air Intake Parts
      Why Does My Car Have a Plastic Intake Manifold?
      An intake manifold is an integrated assembly that sits atop the engine, consisting of a series of tubes which distribute fresh outside air to each and every cylinder. On V-shaped engine blocks, an intake manifold typically sits between the two cylinder banks while inline engines may feature a manifold to the side of the cylinder head. Intake manifolds serve as a mounting point for carburetors, throttle body assemblies, fuel injectors, thermostats, and more depending on vehicle manufacturer engineering preferences. Intake manifolds may also serve to route coolant through dedicated channels in order to remove heat from the engine. Because of their location and functionality, intake manifold assemblies are under constant stress from engine vacuum pressure as well as direct heat from coolant, cylinder combustion gasses, and the cylinder heads to which they are mounted.

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    1996 Thunderbird Performance Air Intake Systems Reviews

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