Performance Air Intake Systems

One of the easiest ways to get more power from your engine is to dump the OE air filter and air intake system and replace them with high-flow aftermarket parts. Factory systems are designed with priorities other than performance, like low intake noise and cost. As a result, most vehicles come from the factory with restrictive air boxes and intake tubes, and cheap paper air filters. Choose a system from our vast selection and make your engine come alive.

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An inexpensive way to start is just by replacing that paper air filter. It filters the air OK, but the small passages are very restrictive, and as dirt builds up, flow gets even worse. A typical aftermarket performance air filter has several layers of filtration material like cotton gauze, which traps dirt without restricting airflow. What’s more, aftermarket filters can be cleaned and reused, so you get increased engine power and save money to boot.

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    • (116 reviews)
      # sp74
      IS Series Intake System by Injen®. The IS 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 filter allows increased...
      Improves airflow into the engineIncreases horsepower
      $147.74 - $295.77
    • (43 reviews)
      # sp95
      77 Series High-Flow Performance Air Intake Kit by K&N®. This intake kit is designed for the larger engines typically found in trucks and SUVs. It replaces the factory air intake system with a free flowing K&N air filter and custom...
      Guaranteed to increase horsepowerDesigned to improve throttle response and engine sound
      $271.99 - $445.99
    • (4 reviews)
      # sp115
      Full Metal Power Stage 2 Air Intake System by aFe®. When you want a performance improvement and an upgrade in the appearance of your engine bay, get the Full Metal Power Stage 2 Cold Air Intake System. It replaces your entire factory...
      Improves airflow to your engineIsolates the air filter from engine heat, enabling it to take in cooler, denser air
      $270.75
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp125766
      S-FLO Carbon Intake System by AWE Tuning®. The AWE Tuning S-FLO Carbon Intake is the full kit including all carbon, the full intake, filter and our engineered Nomex reinforced silicon hose, and all necessary brackets and mounting hardware.
      Perfect fitment, perfectly engineeredEngineered and tested in-house at AWE Tuning
      $381.04 - $1,647.02
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp93830
      Momentum™ HD Stage 2 Cold Air Intake System by aFe®. Bringing you the next generation of intakes, the Momentum HD sealed air intake system is superior in every way: From the one-piece sealed housing with a built-in sight window, to...
      Improves airflow to your engineIsolates the air filter from engine heat, enabling it to take in cooler, denser air
      $417.05 - $835.05
    • (30 reviews)
      # sp4159
      Blackhawk Series High-Flow Performance Air Intake Kit by K&N®. K&N Blackhawk Induction™ air intake systems are available for select gas trucks, diesel trucks and muscle cars. They feature a black powder coated metal intake tube with a...
      Guaranteed to increase horsepowerDesigned to improve throttle response and engine sound
      $297.99 - $470.99
    • (56 reviews)
      # sp156
      Cold Air Intake System by AEM®. To deliver cooler air to the engine, this air intake system places the air filter outside the engine compartment. Cooler air is denser than warm air and so contains more oxygen, which results in better...
      Delivers more oxygen to the combustion chamber by drawing in cooler airCustom designed and engineered to deliver maximum power for each specific vehicle
      +4
      $156.99 - $516.99
    • (2 reviews)
      # sp105070
      Attack Stage 2 Cold Intake System by Takeda®. This system is for the enthusiast who wants maximum performance from their sport compact. It positions a high flow performance air filter behind the bumper, where it can take in cooler,...
      Custom designed for each applicationDelivers more oxygen to the combustion chamber by drawing in cooler, denser air
      +1
      $217.55 - $664.05
    • (15 reviews)
      # sp48972
      Secret Weapon Neo-Ti Short Ram 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...
      Patented technology increases airflow 3 times more than conventional systemsEach system is tuned to maximize engine performance output
      $262.65 - $420.75
    • (11 reviews)
      # sp19121
      MXP Series Cold Air Dam Intake System with SynthaFlow™ Air Filter by AIRAID®. The MXP Series air intake system positions a large 360º AIRAID air filter with a huge air inlet in the stock location, but encloses it in a roto-molded...
      Superior horsepower and acceleration gainsReplaces stock intake tubing, air filter and air box (where applicable)
      $254.79 - $708.31
    • (13 reviews)
      # sp98728
      Cold Air Intake System with Pro 5 Filter by Volant®. Cooler air is denser and packs in more oxygen for better combustion and more horsepower. This air intake system features an airbox that completely insulates the air filter from engine...
      Protective and insulating AirboxQuicker throttle response
      $177.66 - $502.01
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp14173
      Jammer Cold Air Intake by Edge®. Introducing Edge’s all-new Jammer Cold Air Intake (CAI) systems. The Jammer CAIs revolutionary design improves airflow by blocking hot air and using cooler, denser air for optimal efficiency. Edge...
      High Density, Cold Air IntakeIncreased Horsepower & Fuel Economy
      $299.95 - $399.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp75641
      Cold Air Intake by Sinister Diesel®. Before we put our name on any part we manufacture, it has to beat the competition in 5 ways: Strength; Performance; Simplicity; Durability; and Fit. The Sinister 6.0 cold air intake meets all those...
      Compliant with the strictest standards for qualityExpertly crafted using the up-to-date technology
      $299.00 - $399.00
    • (7 reviews)
      # sp93808
      Momentum™ GT Cold Air Intake System by aFe®. Bringing you the next generation of intakes, the Momentum sealed air intake system is superior in every way: From the one-piece sealed housing with a built-in sight window, to the massive...
      Improves airflow to your engineIsolates the air filter from engine heat, enabling it to take in cooler, denser air
      +2
      $331.55 - $1,709.05
    • (1 review)
      # sp7425
      Evo Series Cold Air Rotomolded Induction System by Injen®. The Injen Evolution Air Induction System is a dyno-tuned intake system that's designed to enhance air flow for maximum horsepower and torque gains on your truck. Designed using...
      Superior quality and an OE style fit for an easy drop-in installationMassive Induction Systems made of durable rotomolded polyethylene
      $299.95 - $899.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp18762
      Stealth Dragon Air Intake System by Weapon-R®. The Secret Weapon Intake was designed, to increase air intake volume to the engine. The concept is to create two different air velocity profiles, one traveling at higher speeds than the...
      CAD-designed and flow bench testedHigh quality dense poly urethane foam protection
      $160.65 - $211.65
    • (206 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 filter...
      Improves airflow into the engineUses the patented MR Technology tuning process to ensure the air/fuel ratio is within optimum limits
      +2
      $186.23 - $568.80
    • (152 reviews)
      # sp48973
      Secret Weapon Short Ram 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...
      Patented technology increases airflow 3 times more than conventional systemsEach system is tuned to maximize engine performance output
      $169.15 - $378.25
    • (7 reviews)
      # sp105076
      Cold Air Intake System by Cold Air Inductions®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Cold Air Inductions features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it...
      Built to match your exact requirementsHigh quality you can rely on
      $246.95 - $449.30
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp131969
      Cold Air Intake System by PMAS®. PMAS Air Intake Systems (a.k.a Cold Air Intakes) feature 5" diameter intake pipes, and are engineered to provide maximum air flow. PMAS Velocity Air Intake systems are designed with maximum flow as the...
      More Flow - More Horsepower!Massive 120mm tube with no MAF resolution loss
      $299.00 - $449.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp7139
      Neo-Ti Intake Manifold by Weapon-R®. Increase airflow between the throttle body and cylinder head. Installing this intake manifold will result in a big horsepower increase.
      Significant horsepower increase over stock manifoldHand made from Billet 6061 Aluminum
      $535.50 - $641.75
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp738
      BladeRunner™ Intake Manifold by aFe®. Increase airflow to your engine by up to 32% and gain up to 17 horsepower and 50 pound feet of torque just by changing your intake manifold. The aFe BladeRunner intake manifold uses MDV technology...
      MDV technology forms multiple air paths for overall increased airflowIncreases horsepower and torque
      $247.00 - $465.50
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp4983
      Dual-Quad Intake Manifold by Edelbrock®. You’ll get more air and fuel into your engine for increased horsepower, and eye-catching looks that can’t be beat with an Edelbrock Dual-Quad Intake Manifold. With a larger plenum and runners...
      Fabled high-performance appearanceImproved air and fuel flow
      $348.95 - $674.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp23531
      Intake Manifold by MSD®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MSD features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is manufactured to meet or exceed...
      Dyno-proven bolt-on power - Double-digit Horsepower and torque gains compared to the OE manifoldRunner layout and plenum design promotes maximum airflow
      $1,018.95 - $1,179.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp7066
      Ultra Series™ Street Intake Manifold by Skunk2®. The engineers at Skunk2 Racing have worked tirelessly to develop the next generation of high performance intake manifolds and are proud to announce the release of the much anticipated...
      Hi-grade mounting hardware1.82l plenum volume
      $391.99 - $499.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp104022
      Performer™ Dual Plane Intake Manifold by Edelbrock®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme levels of quality, performance and reliability. Designed to...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      +1
      $188.80 - $712.95
    • (1 review)
      # sp105109
      EFI Hi-Ram Sheet Metal Fabricated Intake Manifold and Fuel Rail Kit by Sniper®. Enjoy superior performance by getting this premium-grade Sniper product that is throughly engineered to help take the performance of your fuel system to the...
      Perfect for upgrading your fuel injection systemMade with the use of the highest quality materials
      $545.95 - $617.95
    • (1 review)
      # sp105120
      Single Plane EFI Hi-Ram Fabricated Intake Manifold and Fuel Rail Kit by Sniper®. Enjoy superior performance by getting this premium-grade Sniper product that is throughly engineered to help take the performance of your fuel system to...
      Perfect for upgrading your fuel injection systemMade with the use of the highest quality materials
      $597.95 - $628.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp15847
      Single Plane Intake Manifold by Dart®. Dart single plane manifolds have a larger flange area to provide gasket seal when extensive porting is required. Carburetor pads are specifically designed for 4150 & 4500 carbs. Extended runner...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleDeliver a reasonable balance of strength and durability
      $397.73 - $449.60
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp24138
      Air RAM Series Intake Manifold by Weiand®. Designed for the 5.0L Ford and LS series families, this intake pick up where the factory left off. Engineered to build horsepower and torque through optimized plenum and runner designs, this...
      Made with precision and quality in mindBuilt to last
      $176.95 - $232.95




    But to really get an increase in airflow, you need to increase the size of the air filter. The typical conical air filter that is included with an aftermarket performance air intake is not only made of better material, it is larger and has much greater surface area than the OE filter, for much greater airflow. An economical way to get the benefits of a larger filter is with one of our kits that attaches the filter to a flexible, universal intake tube, or attaches it to the factory air intake tube. The next step up to greater airflow is to replace that restrictive OE air intake tube.

    Most factory air intake tubes are constructed with the goal of keeping air intake roar to a minimum. They usually have awkward bends and have sound baffles, which may reduce noise but can also restrict airflow. Aftermarket intake tubes are constructed from mandrel-bent aluminum or molded polyethylene, with larger diameters and smoother bends, for better airflow to the throttle body. And if you’re a hot rodder, you’ll consider the increased intake noise music to your ears when you stomp on the gas. A basic performance air intake will replace the factory air box and air intake tube, and install in approximately the same location.

    The next step to more power is to feed the engine cooler air, which is denser and contains more oxygen, for better combustion. We offer systems that employ varying methods to shield the filter from engine heat so it can take in cooler air. Some systems have barriers that seal against the hood, to separate the filter from engine heat. We also have systems with an air box, which not only shields the filter from heat, but is much larger than the OE unit so it can hold a much larger filter. For exposure to the coldest air, some systems locate the air filter outside the engine bay, or use a scoop to funnel air to the filter.

    To get the most horsepower, airflow should be increased all the way to the cylinder head intake ports, and we have the performance MAF (Mass Air Flow) sensors and throttle bodies, and high performance intake manifolds to make it happen. Our MAF sensors are not only larger in diameter to pass more air, but they’re also calibrated to ensure the PCM (Powertrain Control Module) gets an accurate signal so it can properly control the air/fuel ratio. And whatever your engine’s state of tune, from mildly hopped-up street machine to an all-out track beast, we have the right size throttle bodies to increase airflow and horsepower, and provide crisp throttle response.

    The intake manifold is the last leg, and in some cases the most important part, of the airflow journey, where air or the air/fuel mixture from the throttle body or carburetor is distributed to the individual cylinder head intake ports. Like the OE air intake tube, factory intake manifolds can have runners that are too small in diameter, with bends and contours that are not conducive to maximum airflow. We offer manifolds developed by the top brands in the industry to have the right amount of flow and velocity to suit every type of use and horsepower level. And finally, you can reduce crankcase pressure, improve ring seal, and make more horsepower with one of our external crankcase vacuum pumps.

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