Is it Worth Investing in a Performance Air Filter?

Are you looking to get the most out of your vehicle? A performance air filter may be the answer. Not only can it slightly increase your horsepower, but it can also improve your fuel economy. This is because high-performance air filters draw air from outside the engine compartment, where the air is colder. Plus, unlike normal filters, they don't need to be changed every year.

All you have to do is clean them approximately every two years. The main benefit of a high flow air filter is that it offers better airflow and better filtration of the air entering the engine. This means that your engine gets more air, allowing it to perform better. In fact, a high flow air filter can increase your horsepower by about 3 to 5 HP and also increase your torque. At the same time, this can lead to greater fuel efficiency. In some of the more expensive units, the filter comes with a cold air intake unit.

This is installed to extract air from the outside of the car instead of the hot air used inside the engine compartment. Cold air is denser and therefore will burn better, thus improving the performance of your engine. Fitting a K&N high flow air filter is the easiest, most cost-effective and least technical way to increase engine performance. K&N filters are worthwhile, reusable, and come with a 10 year or 1 million mile warranty. You may not feel the extra power right away, but Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained tested these claims and found that yes, high-performance air filters actually produce more power.

The importance of this performance gain depends on the vehicle in question. A direct type that replaces the paper air filter directly in the air box will not suffer from this problem, but a cone will. Warm air is not as oxygen-dense as cold air and, as you may recall, the air-fuel ratio is very important when it comes to horse making. And the third common problem, hot air pollution: the warm air from the engine is ingested through the air filter. One problem that has been observed is that, due to increased air intake, high-performance filters can expose the engine to more debris and contaminants. If you want to fit one for the noise and are looking for a performance boost, make sure you don't leave the cone air filter exposed and instead fit a fully shielded induction kit to ensure that the air coming in is as cold as possible. In conclusion, investing in a performance air filter can be beneficial for your vehicle in many ways.

Not only can it increase your horsepower and torque, but it can also improve your fuel efficiency. Plus, K&N filters are reusable and come with a 10 year or 1 million mile warranty.

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