Designing and engineering means nothing if you are not doing accurate testing to ensure real world results and gains. At Cold Air Inductions we put our products through a series of different tests to ensure that our designs maximizing performance. After testing, we make adjustments, and test again, this process is repeated until we have a product that is proven to perform to its maximum capabilities. Here are just a few things CAI Inc. does to ensure we are offering Cold Air Intakes with proven results:
Multiple and accurate Dyno Pulls to capture fuel trims and make the necessary adjustments until optimal fuel trims are achieved.
All Dyno pulls are done with the hood down to ensure accuracy to real world driving conditions.
We use a load cell Dyno which allows us to put different strains (loads) on the vehicle to ensure we are achieving maximum performance results under a variety of real world driving conditions.
The use of thermal imaging technology which allows us to see our ceramic coating and thermal insulation in action. This also allows us to locate “hot spots” under the hood so we can ensure the use of different heat barriers in the most effective locations, keeping air as cool as possible.
Our filters also go through various tests to ensure they are actively capturing harmful particles (down to 5 microns), as well as designed for maximum air flow.
Keeping our standards high, we specially designed and engineered a filter that has key features that allow it to outperform any other filter on the market. The air filter choice and sizing is a key consideration for the whole cold air intake system. The cleaner and cooler the intake air, the better the performance. Our air filters are sized for specific air-flow and thermal specifications. With our rigorous testing and engineering requirements, the air filter plays a key part in the continued performance of our top of the line cold air intake systems.
Here are just a few of the key design features that allow our filters to maximize your vehicle performance:
8 layer interwoven cotton filter (industry standard is 4-6 layers)
Large radius base with an engineered tube stop gives air flow a smooth transition and reduces turbulence (this will allow for more accurate MAF readings which stabilize fuel trims to increase horsepower and torque)
Specially engineered velocity stack radius from pleat to filter base which increases airflow and eliminates turbulence
Filter ability to trap particles down to 5 microns
Aircraft quality clamps
Lifetime oil filter which can be recharged with a CAI Inc. recharge kit
THERMAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGY
A cold air intake system should provide your engine with more air and colder air; it is as simple as that. That is exactly why Cold Air Inductions does everything in our power to make sure we increase the airflow and keep the intake air temperature of our system as cold as possible. To do this Cold Air Inductions Inc. utilizes many forms of technology to create Intake systems that repeatedly allow us to out perform the competition. One of the technologies that we take full advantage of during the design and development stages of our systems is the use of Thermal Imaging Cameras and data software.
By using thermal imaging cameras and thermal image data processing software we can pinpoint the spots in the engine compartment that are creating the most heat, as well as view how and where the hot air is traveling. We then use this information to decide how our system is going to be designed and engineered. By knowing where the “hot spots” are, we can make sure that our box is properly insulated to shield off these high temperatures of air that are constantly trying to raise the temperature of the air flowing through our system.
After creating a box that is insulated properly to ward off thermal energy from different areas of the engine compartment, The thermal imaging equipment allows us to pinpoint “leaks” that our system my endure during the prototype process. We can then make the necessary adjustments needed to keep all the hot air outside of the intake system.
By using the methods above as well as others, thermal imaging technology allows us to create the best cold air intake possible.
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