Link Cold Air Intake System by Takeda®. This system is for the enthusiast who wants maximum performance from their sport compact, and also wants to be able to protect their engine during extremely wet weather. The Link system positions a high flow performance air filter behind the bumper, where it can take in cooler, denser air. Cooler air contains more oxygen for more complete combustion and more horsepower. It can be converted to a Short Ram system, which repositions the air filter to a dryer location in the engine compartment, to keep the filter from ingesting water.
- Custom designed for each application
- Delivers more oxygen to the combustion chamber by drawing in cooler, denser air
- Increases airflow
- Increased flow of cooler air enables the engine to make more horsepower and torque, with subsequent improvements in acceleration and throttle response
- Mandrel-bent aluminum intake tube in polished clear-coat finish
- High flow, oil-free, conical 360 degree Pro DRY S air filter
- Can be converted to Short Ram system during wet weather
- Comes complete with everything needed for installation
- Backed by a 2-year limited warranty
A true cold air intake system will give you the greatest possible performance gain. A free-flowing air intake system that takes in cooler, denser air from outside the engine compartment will provide your engine with more oxygen, and more oxygen in your engine's air intake charge means better combustion, resulting in greater engine output. The Takeda Link is a true cold air intake system. It places a large, high-flow, conical 360 degree Pro DRY S air filter behind the bumper, where it can take in the coolest air possible and funnel it to your engine through smooth, mandrel-bent aluminum tubing.
However, this filter placement may allow the filter to ingest water during extremely wet conditions, possible causing engine damage. For your peace of mind, the Link system can be disassembled to reposition the air filter to the engine compartment. You'll still enjoy the performance benefits of a Short Ram Air Intake System, and your filter will no longer be vulnerable to water.
The increased flow of cool air starts with the Pro DRY S air filter, which combines high airflow and filtration efficiency with the convenience of oil-free maintenance. It contains 2 layers of randomly porous synthetic fabric, which allows approximately twice the airflow when compared to a typical stock air filter. The increased airflow results in more horsepower and torque, better throttle response and more miles per gallon. But this improved airflow and performance hasn't been gained at the expense of engine protection: the Pro DRY S has an excellent 99.2% filtration efficiency rating. The pleats in the filter are evenly spaced for greater dust holding capacity and the tips are rounded for better airflow. They're also 30% deeper than comparable aftermarket air filters for longer service intervals and greater dust holding capacity.
A specially developed 3-angle velocity stack smoothes the airflow transition from the air filter to the 2-piece mandrel-bent aluminum intake tube. Unlike factory air intake tubes that make awkward bends, the Takeda intake tube is designed to give the engine less restrictive breathing, incorporating larger diameters and smooth bends. The end result is the maximum possible airflow velocity. The intake tube is available in wrinkle black or polished clear-coat finish to add style to your engine bay. The 2-piece design enables the Short Ram conversion. During wet weather, remove the coupler and lower tube from the upper tube, then install the air filter to the upper tube.
The Link Cold Air Intake System comes with everything needed for installation, including all couplers, hardware, and detailed instructions. This system is backed by a 2-year limited warranty.
TAKEDA® is a division of Advanced Flow Engineering (aFe) Inc. Headquartered in Corona, California, the company was launched in 2009 to specialize in the development, design and manufacture of performance products for sport compact cars. Today, Takeda is most well-known for its line of performance air intake systems. These systems are flow bench and dyno tested for optimal performance, and feature mandrel-bent aluminum intake tubes in polished or black finish.