1997 Ford Thunderbird Performance Air Intake Systems

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    • K&N® 57 Series FIPK Generation I Air Intake System
      (0 reviews)
      # 73903991
      Ford Thunderbird 1997, 57 Series FIPK Generation I Air Intake System by K&N®. This kit improves airflow into your engine. It includes a K&N air filter and a custom designed air intake tube. The K&N filter increases the airflow and...
      Guaranteed to increase horsepower and improve accelerationCustom designed and engineered for each application
      $136.99
    • Spectre Performance® Panel HPR™ OE Replacement Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 49224725
      Ford Thunderbird 1997, Panel HPR™ OE Replacement Air Filter by Spectre Performance®. Rooted in racing, Spectre Performance designs and builds every product with the same goal in mind - the best performance in the market proven on...
      High-tech engine parts for the most power and best performanceThe finest exterior and interior parts for superior appearance and functionality
      $21.29
    • K&N® 33 Series Panel Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 34616840
      Ford Thunderbird 1997, 33 Series Panel Air Filter by K&N®. A K&N 33 series OE replacement air filter is designed to increase horsepower and acceleration. These washable and reusable panel air filters are easy to install because...
      Improves engine airflowIncreases horsepower and acceleration
      $57.99
    • AIRAID® Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 85623856
      Ford Thunderbird 1997, Red Air Filter by AIRAID®. Advanced air filtration technology, superior construction and the world's best warranty make an AIRAID air filter the best you can buy. It allows increased airflow and provides...
      Improves airflow and engine performanceProvides superior air filtration and engine protection
      $64.16 - $71.30
    • aFe® Pro 5R Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 918973
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1997, Pro 5R Air Filter by aFe®. The Pro 5R air filter provides increased airflow to your engine without sacrificing filtration ability. The increased airflow allows your engine to make more power, and have...
      Improves airflow and engine performanceProvides superior air filtration and engine protection
      $73.95
    • aFe® Pro DRY S Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 921830
      Ford Thunderbird 5.0L 1997, Pro DRY S Air Filter by aFe®. The Pro DRY S is the perfect combination of performance, protection and convenience. When you want increased airflow with superior filtration, but ease of maintenance is a...
      Improves airflow and engine performanceProvides superior air filtration and engine protection
      $73.95
    • Moroso® Vacuum Pump Bracket
      (0 reviews)
      # 84998297
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1997, 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...
      $128.60
    • Spectre Performance® 4"- 5.2"x 3.1" Air Intake Reducer Coupler
      (0 reviews)
      # 12039488
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1997, 4"- 5.2"x 3.1" Air Intake Reducer Coupler - Black EPDM by Spectre Performance®. Rooted in racing, Spectre Performance designs and builds every product with the same goal in mind - the best performance in...
      High-tech engine parts for the most power and best performanceThe finest exterior and interior parts for superior appearance and functionality
      $17.03
    • Spectre Performance® 4" EPDM Oval to Round Air Intake Tube Coupler
      (0 reviews)
      # 12036797
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1997, 4" EPDM Oval to Round Air Intake Tube Coupler by Spectre Performance®. Rooted in racing, Spectre Performance designs and builds every product with the same goal in mind - the best performance in the...
      High-tech engine parts for the most power and best performanceThe finest exterior and interior parts for superior appearance and functionality
      $22.03
    • Professional Products® Intake Manifold Gasket Set
      (0 reviews)
      # 14154318
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1997, Intake Manifold Gasket Set by Professional Products®.
      High performance gasketsSilicone beading for additional sealing
      $8.99 - $29.63
    • JMS® 3' MAF Sensor Wiring Pigtail
      (0 reviews)
      # 83829375
      Ford Thunderbird 1997, 3' MAF Sensor Wiring Pigtail by JMS®. Need to replace your worn out MAF plug on your 96-2004 Ford Vehicle? Simply use this JMS 96-2004 MAF pigtail to replace your current plug. Pigtail Length: 36".
      $38.50
    • BBK® Power-Plus Series™ Twin Throttle Body
      (0 reviews)
      # 79636939
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1997, Power-Plus Series™ Twin Throttle Body by BBK®. 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 factory...
      Designed to increase airflow and improve horsepower15-20 dyno proven horsepower increase at the rear wheels depending on vehicle and application
      $209.99 - $219.99
    • BBK® Throttle Body Gasket Kit
      (0 reviews)
      # 79634521
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1997, Throttle Body Gasket Kit by BBK®. 75mm Diameter. 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 whatever reason you...
      Available for all BBK throttle body applicationsStamped from high-quality materials
      $12.99
    • BBK® Throttle Position Sensor
      (0 reviews)
      # 79634669
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1997, 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
    • Dorman® Upper Intake Manifold
      (0 reviews)
      # 16604221
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1997, Upper Intake Manifold by Dorman®. This is an aftermarket part that replaces factory OE # F8AZ9424CB. More like a complete service kit than a single part. Dorman’s Intake Manifold includes all the...
      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)
      $202.36
    • FRAM® Extra Guard™ Flexible Panel Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 18681544
      Ford Thunderbird 1997, Extra Guard™ Flexible Panel Air Filter by FRAM®. Size: 9.56" (L) x 9.56" (W) x 1.59" (H). Most dirt and dust enters the engine through the air filter and FRAM Extra Guard is engineered to provide twice the...
      Provides better air filtration for improved performancePrevents damaging particles from entering your engine
      $9.24
    • Hastings® Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 21456206
      Ford Thunderbird 1997, Air Filter 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 exceed...
      Filters out dirt and dust in the air preventing them from entering the engineHeavy duty construction for long service life
      $11.91
    • Motorcraft® Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 23869691
      Ford Thunderbird 1997, 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
      $15.83
    • Full® Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 8024045
      Ford Thunderbird 1997, 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
      $8.56
    • ACDelco® Professional™ Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 86086475
      Ford Thunderbird 1997, 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
      $10.02
    • WIX® Air Filter Panel
      (0 reviews)
      # 64421191
      Ford Thunderbird 1997, Air Filter Panel by WIX®. Considering as much as 10,000 gallons of air must pass through the air filter for every gallon of fuel the engine consumes, WIX air filters play a vital part in preventing foreign...
      Prevents foreign particles like carbon, soot and abrasives from entering the fuel mixEnsures superior engine protection
      $9.17
    • Dorman® Mass Air Flow Sensor
      (0 reviews)
      # 25577742
      Ford Thunderbird 1997, Mass Air Flow Sensor by Dorman®. This is an aftermarket part that replaces factory OE # F6SZ12B579AARM. Save time, money, and labor by replacing only the MAF sensor instead of the entire mass air flow...
      Constructed from high-quality materials to successfully resist damage from extreme underhood temperatures and environmental factors, such as humidityDirect fit for a trouble-free replacement
      $62.72
    • Cardone® Mass Air Flow Sensor
      (0 reviews)
      # 35569519
      Ford Thunderbird 1997, Mass Air Flow Sensor by Cardone®. Aluminum Housing. Gray. Mounting Hole Count: 3. Configuration Type: Bolt-On. MAF Sensors precisely track O.E. output curves and maintain spec tolerances to ensure accurate...
      50-state emissions street legalThe finest quality at a great price
      $50.40 - $125.90
    • Motorcraft® Mass Air Flow Sensor
      (0 reviews)
      # 23873456
      Ford Thunderbird 1997, 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
      $73.45
    • Delphi® Mass Air Flow Sensor
      (0 reviews)
      # 24554865
      Ford Thunderbird 1997, 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
      $91.51
    • Standard® Intake Manifold Temperature Sensor
      (0 reviews)
      # 64677608
      Ford Thunderbird 1997, 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
      $26.04
    • Standard® Air Charge Temperature Sensor
      (0 reviews)
      # 64734202
      Ford Thunderbird 1997, Air Charge Temperature 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...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $22.45 - $26.04
    • Standard® Handypack™ Air Charge Temperature Sensor Connector
      (0 reviews)
      # 43989431
      Ford Thunderbird 1997, 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...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $16.29
    • Standard® Air Charge Temperature Sensor Connector
      (0 reviews)
      # 63974626
      Ford Thunderbird 1997, 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
      $23.02 - $37.14
    • Beck Arnley® Air Charge Temperature Sensor
      (0 reviews)
      # 52262222
      Ford Thunderbird 1997, 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
    • Motorcraft® Air Charge Temperature Sensor
      (0 reviews)
      # 23889763
      Ford Thunderbird 1997, Air Charge Temperature Sensor by Motorcraft®.
      $51.58
    • Dorman® Intake Manifold Gasket Set
      (0 reviews)
      # 62483424
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1997, 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
      $29.10 - $33.37
    • Victor Reinz® Intake Manifold Gasket
      (0 reviews)
      # 24129643
      Ford Thunderbird 1997, Intake Manifold Gasket by Victor Reinz®, Use 1 per Car. Includes: Plenum Gasket. 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...
      $25.18 - $39.84
    • Standard® Mass Air Flow Sensor Connector
      (0 reviews)
      # 44836942
      Ford Thunderbird 1997, 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
      $38.64
    • Hitachi® Idle Control Valve
      (0 reviews)
      # 51497536
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1997, 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
      $113.80
    • Magnum Gasket® Intake Manifold Gasket Set
      (0 reviews)
      # 82704507
      Ford Thunderbird 3.8L 1997, Intake Manifold Gasket Set by Magnum Gasket®. Standard Material. Magnum's Gasket engineers have utilized their many years of engine sealing experience to select the right technology choice for each of...
      $7.16
    • Magnum Gasket® MaxDry SS™ Intake Manifold Gasket Set
      (0 reviews)
      # 82717707
      Ford Thunderbird 1997, MaxDry SS™ 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...
      $5.48 - $36.32
    • Magnum Gasket® Maxdry STL™ Intake Manifold Gasket Set
      (0 reviews)
      # 82704405
      Ford Thunderbird 4.6L 1997, Maxdry STL™ Intake Manifold Gasket Set by Magnum Gasket®. Molded Rubber on Steel Carrier. Magnum's Gasket engineers have utilized their many years of engine sealing experience to select the right...
      $52.41
    • K&N® Apollo Cold Air Intake System
      (0 reviews)
      # 534642
      Apollo Cold Air Intake System by K&N®. Cooler air inlet temperatures mean more horsepower. This universal kit turns any air intake system into a Cold Air intake system. It replaces the OEM airbox with a K&N air filter in a special...
      $129.99 - $209.99
    • Spectre Performance® Air Intake Hump Hose
      (0 reviews)
      # 12037463
      Universal Air Intake Hump Hose by Spectre Performance®. Rooted in racing, Spectre Performance designs and builds every product with the same goal in mind - the best performance in the market proven on the racetrack! All products...
      High-tech engine parts for the most power and best performanceThe finest exterior and interior parts for superior appearance and functionality
      $32.40 - $37.02
    • Spectre Performance® Air Intake Tube Collar Clamp
      (0 reviews)
      # 12039508
      Universal Air Intake Tube Collar Clamp by Spectre Performance®. Rooted in racing, Spectre Performance designs and builds every product with the same goal in mind - the best performance in the market proven on the racetrack! All...
      High-tech engine parts for the most power and best performanceThe finest exterior and interior parts for superior appearance and functionality
      $8.52 - $12.78
    • AIRAID® Cone Air Filter
      (5 reviews)
      # 80390519
      Universal Cone Air Filter by AIRAID®. Advanced air filtration technology, superior construction and the world's best warranty make an AIRAID air filter the best you can buy. It allows increased airflow and provides better air...
      Improves airflow and engine performanceProvides superior air filtration and engine protection
      $25.40 - $109.04
    • Vibrant Performance® The Classic Performance Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 78903132
      Universal The Classic Performance Air Filter by Vibrant Performance®. Vibrant Performance “Classic Filters” feature a 4 ply pleated cotton-gauze element that allows for significantly more airflow than a stock filter while...
      Made of High Quality MaterialsIdeal for All Motor and Forced Induction race applications
      $21.95 - $65.00
    • Holley® 10" Chrome Round Air Cleaner (120-145)
      (0 reviews)
      # mpn358495189
      10" Chrome Round Air Cleaner by Holley®. The Off-Road Truck Avenger is designed specifically for off-road applications. The unique fuel metering block eliminates fuel spillover through the boosters at extreme angles allowing for 40...
      Gold Dichromate finish for extreme off road environmentsSingle feed fuel inlet for ease of installation
      $35.82
    • Holley® 14" Chrome Round Air Cleaner (120-102)
      (0 reviews)
      # mpn358495186
      14" Chrome Round Air Cleaner by Holley®.
      $44.02
    • Holley® 14" Power Shot Air Cleaner (120-146)
      (0 reviews)
      # mpn358495190
      14" Power Shot Air Cleaner by Holley®. The Off-Road Truck Avenger is designed specifically for off-road applications. The unique fuel metering block eliminates fuel spillover through the boosters at extreme angles allowing for 40...
      Gold Dichromate finish for extreme off road environmentsSingle feed fuel inlet for ease of installation
      $75.81
    • Holley® Air Cleaner Replacement Element (120-144)
      (0 reviews)
      # mpn620677737
      Air Cleaner Replacement Element by Holley®. The Off-Road Truck Avenger is designed specifically for off-road applications. The unique fuel metering block eliminates fuel spillover through the boosters at extreme angles allowing for...
      Gold Dichromate finish for extreme off road environmentsSingle feed fuel inlet for ease of installation
      $37.88
    • Holley® Custom Oval Air Cleaner (120-141)
      (0 reviews)
      # mpn358495188
      Custom Oval Air Cleaner by Holley®. Holley mechanical fuel pumps range from 80 GPH to 225 GPH in many various applications to meet the fuel demands of most engines.
      High output fuel flowFlows 110 GPH free flow
      $115.95
    • Holley® Powershot Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 63646440
      Powershot Air Filter by Holley®. The Holley GM LS3/L92 Modular Hi-Ram Intake Manifold is introduced as a cost effective alternative to fabricated sheet-metal for high-performance applications where induction system height is not...
      Single Plane with Isolated PlenumSquare Bore Carburetor Mounting Flange
      $52.23 - $60.42
    • Injen® High Performance Air Filter
      (19 reviews)
      # 375936
      Universal High Performance Air Filter by Injen®. Replace your worn out air filter with this high flow High Performance filter. It features a built-in velocity stack for added performance, urethane top and base to resist heat...
      Improves engine airflowIncreases horsepower and acceleration
      $49.32 - $57.54
    • K&N® Dual Flange Oval Straight Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 25513976
      Universal Dual Flange Oval Straight Air Filter by K&N®. Get better performance, superior engine protection and more economical operation with a K&N Air Filter. K&N Universal Air Filters are available for just about any application.
      Improves engine airflowIncreases horsepower and acceleration
      $38.99 - $217.99
    • K&N® Oval Tapered Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 25636561
      Universal Oval Tapered Air Filter by K&N®. Get better performance, superior engine protection and more economical operation with a K&N Air Filter. K&N Universal Air Filters are available for just about any application.
      Improves engine airflowIncreases horsepower and acceleration
      $32.99 - $196.99
    • K&N® Round Tapered Air Filter
      (6 reviews)
      # 25611518
      Universal Round Tapered Air Filter by K&N®. Get better performance, superior engine protection and more economical operation with a K&N Air Filter. K&N Universal Air Filters are available for just about any application.
      Improves engine airflowIncreases horsepower and acceleration
      $22.08 - $122.99
    • AEM® Clamp-On Round DryFlow Racing Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 328142
      Universal Clamp-On Round DryFlow Racing Air Filter by AEM®. Let your engine breathe with an AEM DryFlow Racing filter! Every DryFlow filter is engineered to exceed the engine's normal airflow requirement. And thanks to AEM's...
      Exceeds the engine’s normal airflow capacityEasy to clean – no oiling required
      $68.99
    • AEM® Oval DryFlow Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 313145
      Universal Oval DryFlow Air Filter by AEM®. Let your engine breathe with an AEM DryFlow filter! Every DryFlow filter is engineered to exceed the engine's normal airflow requirement. And thanks to AEM's DryFlow technology, cleaning...
      Exceeds the engine’s normal airflow capacityEasy to clean – no oiling required
      $39.99 - $97.99
    • AEM® Oval DryFlow Brute Force Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 313143
      Universal Oval DryFlow Brute Force Air Filter by AEM®. These filters are much larger than standard DryFlow filters and engineered to exceed the airflow requirements of large displacement engines. They are designed to be durable and...
      Exceeds the normal airflow capacity of large displacement enginesEasy to clean – no oiling required
      $71.99 - $76.99
    • AEM® Round DryFlow Air Filter
      (2 reviews)
      # 322114
      Universal Round DryFlow Air Filter by AEM®. Let your engine breathe with an AEM DryFlow filter! Every DryFlow filter is engineered to exceed the engine's normal airflow requirement. And thanks to AEM's DryFlow technology, cleaning...
      Exceeds the engine’s normal airflow capacityEasy to clean – no oiling required
      $24.53 - $64.99
    • AEM® Round DryFlow Brute Force Air Filter
      (1 reviews)
      # 313144
      Universal Round DryFlow Brute Force Air Filter by AEM®. These filters are much larger than standard DryFlow filters and engineered to exceed the airflow requirements of large displacement engines. They are designed to be durable...
      Exceeds the normal airflow capacity of large displacement enginesEasy to clean – no oiling required
      $49.99 - $55.99
    • AIRAID® Air Filter
      (5 reviews)
      # 80390852
      Universal Round Air Filter by AIRAID®. Advanced air filtration technology, superior construction and the world's best warranty make an AIRAID air filter the best you can buy. It allows increased airflow and provides better air...
      Improves airflow and engine performanceProvides superior air filtration and engine protection
      $38.66 - $91.90
    • Airaid® Sweet 16" Round Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # 13606468
      Universal Sweet 16" Round Air Filter by Airaid®, 16" OD x 14" ID. Advanced air filtration technology, superior construction and the world's best warranty make an AIRAID air filter the best you can buy. It allows increased airflow...
      Improves airflow and engine performanceProvides superior air filtration and engine protection
      $44.29 - $107.00




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    • Performance Parts
      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 Parts
      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 Parts
      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 Parts
      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.
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      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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