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The style of your Optima means that you’re happy to be seen driving it and the comfort means that you’re happy to drive it all day so it’s an important tool in your day to day life. You need it to be running at its best at all times but servicing and maintaining it can only achieve so much so you need the right upgrades. Thankfully, we have a wide range of them so you can find everything you need in one place and our Kia Optima air intakes are the best place to start.

An air intake regulates the type of air reaching your engine which is important because your engine uses air and fuel to run. There are different types of aftermarket intakes with different improvements like the short ram intake which allows a higher flow of air to reach your engine by removing restrictions or the cold air intake which will give your engine cooler air that can be burnt with less effort. We have them at low prices so you get value for money and the wide range means that you can get just the right performance to suit your driving style!

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    • Injen® SP Series Cold Air Intake System
      (209 reviews)
      # sp77
      SP Series Cold Air Intake System by Injen®. The SP Series Cold Air Intake System is made for the enthusiast who wants maximum horsepower from a tuned cold air intake system. This cold air system positions a high-flow air filter...
      $178.60 - $600.40
    • K&N® 69 Series Typhoon Cold Air Intake Kit
      (89 reviews)
      # sp94
      69 Series Typhoon Cold Air Intake Kit by K&N®. Improve airflow and increase horsepower on your vehicle. This intake kit is available in various finishes and configurations. It replaces the factory air intake system with a free...
      $129.99 - $552.99
    • AEM® Short Ram Air Intake System
      (33 reviews)
      # sp157
      Short Ram Air Intake System by AEM®. This system is an economical alternative to AEM's Cold Air Intake system. The Short Ram system installs easily under the hood, and on some applications outperforms the longer cold air design.
      $92.99 - $369.99
    • HPS® Short Ram Air Intake with Heat Shield
      (6 reviews)
      # sp3827
      Short Ram Air Intake with Heat Shield by HPS®. Makes for more power throughout your vehicle's full RPM range utilizing mandrel-bent piping and K&N washable/reusable high flowing air filter, while for the maximum cooling effect, a...
      $161.50 - $308.75
    • Weapon-R® Secret Weapon Air Intake System
      (152 reviews)
      # sp1662
      Secret Weapon Air Intake System by Weapon-R®. The Secret Weapon Air Intake System uses patented technology to feed the engine 3 times as much air as other systems. As a result, engine performance is increased more than with any...
      $169.15 - $378.25
    • Injen® SP Series Short Ram Intake System
      (169 reviews)
      # sp78
      SP Series Short Ram Intake System by Injen®. The Short Ram SP Series is a traditional, underhood air intake system that takes the place of your factory airbox and air filter, and the factory air intake tube. The EA Nanofiber air...
      $196.57 - $600.40
    • K&N® 33 Series Panel Air Filter
      (151 reviews)
      # sp6126
      33 Series 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 they fit directly into the...
      $35.99 - $95.99
    • K&N® E Series Round Air Filter
      (12 reviews)
      # sp6127
      E Series Air Filter by K&N®. K&N E Series round automotive air filters are designed to replace your restricted factory air filter for additional horsepower and performance. These filters are washable, reusable and last up to 50,000...
      $29.99 - $363.99


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      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.
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      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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    Kia Optima Performance Air Intake Systems Reviews

    Average rating:  4.5  4.5 - 20 reviews
    4.5 of 5
    2012 Kia Optima Cold Air Intake
    Fit perfectly in my Kia Optima. Opens up the engine bay tremendously. Took me about an hour for the whole installation. Instructions were easy to follow telling you what to do step by step. I could hear the difference in the sound of the car as soon as I pulled out of the driveway! You can just hear the air s*cking into the intake as you accelerate! I'll give this product 2 thumbs up! Great quality and great sound! This is a great upgrade for your car that I would recommend to anyone trying to improve sound and performance!
    JPosted by Jason (West Mifflin, PA) /
    2012 Kia Optima
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