With the installation of the Cool Power air intake, additional cold air is delivered to the stock “sealed” air box through a duct located beneath the air box. Cold air is picked up as the air passes under the vehicle. Air enters an inlet port located behind and at the lower part of the bumper air dam. Cold air then flows into the bottom of the stock air box through a 4” diameter Cool Power duct. An air box flange is attached to the box to secure the duct to the air box. The tight fit air baffle mounted horizontal along the passenger side air dam (Photo 11) prevents hot underhood engine heat from entering the air inlet port. The stock factory fender side air inlet opening is retained since it does provide cold air to the air box.
This kit was developed to correct a critical flaw with all aftermarket air intakes that use a “heat shield type” air box, rather than the “sealed type” factory style box. Heat shield air boxes are known to allow engine compartment hot air to enter the engine air intake resulting in less dense air going to the engine, causing a loss in power and increase in EGT when the engine is operating at medium to full throttle. Our Cool Power air intake provides the coolest air to the turbocharger while retaining the factory sealed air box and is the only commercially available “true cold air” intake that is tested and proven to provide cooler air to the turbocharger and engine.
Installing the flange to the air box will require a 3-?-inch diameter hole to be cut into the bottom of the box. An existing drain hole in the stock air box is used to locate the flange. The inside diameter of the flange is used to scribe a circle on the bottom of the air box. Cutting the hole can be performed using a keyhole saw, saber saw, Dremel-type tool or a hole saw. The same flange is used to locate the (4) ¼” Ø holes that are drilled through the air box to attach the flange. Removing and re-installing the stock air box with the intake duct attached is done using common automotive hand tools. Our cold air kit come complete with air box flange, duct, inlet port, hose clamps, fasteners and detailed instructions with pictures.
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