If you’re looking for a quick, easy and relatively inexpensive way to bolster your vehicle’s horsepower, a cold air intake is the way to go. One of the most popular aftermarket accessories of all time, the cold air intake, or CAI as enthusiasts know it, is a proven way to increase your engine’s output. But, instead of just installing one because everyone else is, lets ask what do cold air intakes do, and how cold air intakes work.
Choosing the Right Air Intake System
There is no doubt among enthusiasts as to the effectiveness of the CAI. But once you start shopping around, you’re faced with a new dilemma—which brand to go with. With so many brands, including the aforementioned K&N, it can be hard to choose. But some brands specialize in different designs. A Volant Cold Air Intake is geared toward trucks (think Nissan Titan cold air intake), a Spectre Cold Air Intake is popular for compact tuners, an Airaid cold air kit is great for diesels, and AEM CAI is perfect for exotics like a Ferrari or BMW cold air intake. But, if the thousands of K&N cold air intake reviews out there mean anything, it seems that K&N is still king of CAI.