Off-Road Performance Intake And Exhaust Systems - Inhalation TherapyPosted in Product Reviews on December 27, 2006
Our vehicles are just like us, if they don't have a chance to breathe, they will die... well, not quite, but their performance, fuel economy, and life span will be dramatically shortened. Typically, the causes of this underperformance are restricted exhaust systems, clogged intakes and filters, or just a general restriction of performance due to the tight OE specs necessitated by local emission regulations. The following products are just a small sample of the high-quality, OE replacement items available to increase both your vehicle's performance and its fuel economy.
AEM Workhorse HD Diesel Intake
Advanced Engine Management's (AEM) Workhorse HD diesel intake system consists of a massive Dryflow filter element that delivers up to 33 percent more flow than the OE units found on Cummins, Duramax, and Power Stroke diesel and big-block engines. In addition to increasing power and getting the most performance from the stock or repro-grammed ECUs, the increase in airflow offered by this kit also helps to efficiently burn fuel, which reduces exhaust smoke and oil contaminants caused by unburned fuel.The reusable Dryflow air filter is engineered to flow 1,350 cfm, which allows for longer service life and higher efficiency for maximum performance in between cleanings. The filter does not use oil to trap dirt, thereby eliminating any chances of oil traveling up the air inlet and fouling the mass airflow sensor.AEM's Workhorse intakes feature mandrel-bent, lightweight aircraft aluminum chambers with high-strength, TIG-welded brackets and fittings for maximum durability, and include a heavy-duty steel heat shield with a standard black powdercoated finish. The systems are also available in silver powdercoat or mirror-polished finish. They carry a limited lifetime warranty and are 50-state legal.
MBRP Diesel Exhaust System
Taking a deep breath just a got a lot easier thanks to MBRP's new line of exhaust systems available for all '05-'06 and some '07 Ford, Dodge, and Chevrolet/GMC diesel pickup applications. Fabricated from top-of-the-line T409 and T304 stainless steel that has been mandrel-bent in all the right places, these 4- and 5-inch after-cat systems include low-restriction mufflers and OE mounting locations. When the gas pedal is tapped, a low and impressive growl is heard, with performance following right behind.All systems - both single and Cool Duals - feature aluminized tubing with double-walled polished stainless steel tips. These systems significantly reduce exhaust backpressure and account for performance increases and better fuel economy.
Airaid Air-Intake System
Airaid intake systems are specifically designed for many of today's popular off-road vehicles. This system, available for all '05-'06 Ford Super Duty 5.4L trucks, replaces the restrictive and expensive factory intake system with a high-flow, high-filtration, SynthaFlow filter.Located in a heat-resistant housing, the SynthaFlow filter draws in cool air through the factory plumbing while providing additional airflow through the Cool Air Dam at the top. A dramatically improved throttle response is achieved as well as an additional 7 rear-wheel horsepower over stock and an additional 11 lb-ft of torque. Best of all, the system installs in minutes with ordinary handtools and comes with the company's No Hassle Guarantee.
True Flow Air-Intake System
True Flow sealed air-intake systems can provide up to 15 additional horsepower and up to 22 lb-ft of torque to all 5.4L Ford V8 trucks. Each system includes new plastic tubing with powdercoated, seamless steel tube and nylon-reinforced silicone couplers, which replaces the restrictive factory plumbing thereby allowing the improved horsepower and torque.A number of applications are currently available for most late-model domestic trucks and SUVs. As an added bonus, all True Flow intake kits include stainless replacement clamps and all of the necessary hardware and detailed installation instructions. Each system is backed by a lifetime warranty.
Trans-Dapt Torque-Curve MPFI Spacers
Trans-Dapt Performance's MPFI spacers utilize a proprietary design within the spacer's internal structure, so incoming airflow is directed in such a way that turbulence is reduced while at the same time allowing massive torque gains. Fuel economy also benefits from the use of the spacers, that is, if you can resist the temptation to use the additional torque.The MPFI spacers also utilize a special design which eliminates the annoying whistle commonly associated with other MPFI spacers. Spacer kits are vehicle-specific, with kits currently available for all Chevy/GMC, Ford, and Dodge trucks equipped with V8 powerplants. A definite must-have for any towing or heavy-duty application.
MagnaFlow Power Exhaust for the '06 Jeep Commander
If you own a new '06 Jeep Commander outfitted with a 5.7L Hemi, know that additional torque and horsepower are on their way thanks to the new MagnaFlow performance exhaust system. This free-flowing, mandrel-bent tube system has been complemented with MagnaFlow's straight-through muffler design that reduces backpressure and provides a significant increase in horsepower and torque.Each system consists of 2.5-inch mandrel-bent tubing flowing through a large 5x11-inch, 22-inch-long primary muffler and a smaller 5-inch, round secondary muffler for increased sound reduction. The finishing touches come via a polished, 3.5-inch, double-wall stainless steel tip. The dual muffler configuration provides the Commander with a smoother, deeper tone, yet keeps interior cabin sound at a minimum.
Volant Intake System
When it comes to looks and performance, Volant's diesel intake system has it all and then some. With its high-grade X-Link polyethylene material with polished aluminum lid and silicone sleeve, this kit looks more like it would be found on a high-end luxury or exotic car rather than on a Duramax, Cummins, or Power Stroke diesel engine.The Volant system draws cool air from two remote locations and then channels it through a high-performance Pro-Guard 7 filter. Each Pro-Guard 7 filter contains seven layers of air filtration that have been designed to allow the highest airflow rate possible.
Kool Blue Air Filters by ACCEL
Designed for Chevrolet/GMC and Ford pickups, these Kool Blue air filters feature a special mixture of galvanized steel mesh and plastic for added strength and appearance. Fabricated from four layers of oiled cotton gauze, which helps to capture unwanted particles down to 2.8 microns, these filters are easily cleanable and are reusable up to 50,000 miles.
Banks Engineering '06 Dodge Mega Cab Exhaust System
Banks Engineering's newest exhaust system has been designed for the new '06 Dodge Mega Cab. The complete system is available in two configurations for the Cummins diesel engine: one with a single muffler or the Banks-exclusive Diesel Duals. The bolt-on after-cat system features mandrel-bent, stainless steel, 4-inch constant-diameter tubing for smooth flow and corrosion resistance. The dual muffler system has been engineered to accommodate the spare tire, shocks, and brake lines without interference.Once installed, backpressure is reduced by 60 percent over stock, and the outflow of the muffler is increased by 74 percent over stock. This increase in performance results in lower exhaust-gas temperatures and prolonged engine life.
High-Performance Bassani Xhaust Systems
Bassani Xhaust's line of high-performance truck and SUV exhaust systems are available for all Ford, Dodge, and Chevrolet/GMC gas- and diesel-powered engines. Consisting of superior-quality stainless steel and gasketless ball-and-socket connections to simplify installation, the performance garnered from one of these systems is akin to the units Bassani-sponsored race drivers receive. Each system comes complete with high-grade mounting hardware and the Bassani limited lifetime warranty.
Technology Diesel Exhaust SystemsRegardless of what type of diesel you own - Ford, Dodge, or Chevrolet - Performance Motorsports Technology has an exhaust system for you. Built from 4-inch, mandrel-bent, T304 stainless steel tubing with a reversible, straight-through, polished performance muffler and a 5-inch, polished, dual-wall exhaust tip, these systems are capable of providing horsepower and torque increases while at the same time reducing EGTs up to 200 degrees.Each system is available in either a single- or dual-pipe application and is supported by Performance's lifetime warranty.
FAST 78mm and 90mm Billet Throttle Bodies
If you've swapped your stock Jeep six-cylinder engine for an LS1 V8, then read on. FAST has just released its new line of high-flow billet throttle bodies. Available in 78mm and 90mm configurations, these throttle bodies have been designed for the new LSX polymer intake manifold. Aside from complementing the LSX intake manifold, the 78mm throttle body can also be used with other Gen III intakes, including the stock intake manifolds.All FAST throttle bodies are made from super-strong 6061-T6 billet aluminum on precision CNC-controlled machinery for consistent quality and light weight.
Gibson Performance Split Rear Exhaust System
Gibson Performance now unleashes the full potential of your '04-'06 Chevrolet 2500HD and 3500HD 6.0L and 8.1L V8s with its split rear exhaust system. The bolt-on design allows for a fast and hassle-free installation with professional-looking results.Throttle response and climbing power are drastically increased while giving your vehicle an aggressive and authoritative tone. Available in either aluminum or stainless steel models, the system features two 2-1/2-inch heavy-duty mandrel-bent tubes, a Superflow muffler, and dual 3-1/2-inch T304 stainless steel polished clamp-free tips and all mounting hardware.As with all of Gibson Performance's systems, the split rear system is 50-state smog-legal and comes backed by Gibson's limited lifetime warranty.
Billy Boat Performance Exhaust After-Cat System
Billy Boat Performance Exhaust has done it again by introducing its race-inspired after-cat exhaust system for all '06 Ford F-150 trucks that feature the Triton V8.Manufactured as a direct replacement system to the restrictive factory exhaust, this bolt-on system requires absolutely no cutting or welding for installation. The after-cat muffler increases throttle response and fuel economy while making your truck sound like a NASCAR Truck Series racer.All Billy Boat Performance Exhaust products are manufactured from mandrel-bent, T304 stainless steel and are backed by a factory-written limited lifetime warranty.
Borla Performance '06 Chevrolet Colorado Exhaust System
Borla's latest Cat-Back exhaust system for all '05-'06 Chevrolet Colorado trucks equipped with the 3.5L five-cylinder powerplant increases performance and fuel economy while adding a distinct exhaust note. Built from premium, aircraft-grade T304 stainless steel, the Cat-Back system has been CNC-manufactured to ensure a perfect fit to the OE mounting supports as well as for the ultimate in durability and quality. Best of all, every system features Borla's Million Mile warranty.
STS Turbo System
The STS turbo system is unlike any other aftermarket turbo system ever seen. Rather than being installed in the engine bay, the STS turbo mounts remotely in place of the stock muffler on all 5.3L Chevrolet/GM fullsize trucks and on select Toyota Tacoma trucks equipped with V6 engines.Installing the system on your truck will account for an average 58-percent horsepower increase and a 15-percent increase in fuel economy. Combined with the fact that installation is fast and effortless, this makes the system even more desirable.
DieselPro Extreme SS Exhaust
DieselPro's massive, 4-inch, T304 stainless steel Extreme SS exhaust system has been fabricated to deliver power, speed, and performance all within one kit for Ford, Dodge, and Chevrolet/GMC trucks.By reducing backpressure and continuing to allow the engine to work more efficiently, the exhaust gas temperatures are reduced and help to keep the engine safe while providing extra power. Each kit is available with your choice of 2.5-inch-, 5.5-inch-, or 6.6-inch-diameter stainless steel exhaust tips.