Posted by Carl Araneta on August 18, 2014
When running, the human body breathes hard in order to circulate as much air as possible. Similarly, your VW can use the extra air that a performance intake system provides. Removing the stock air box with a high flow intake systems can increase horsepower and overall efficiency by removing air restrictions and ultimately draw in more cleaner and cooler air for combustion. A performance intake usually consists of a wider pipe with less bends, allowing more air to be delivered to the combustion chamber.
You can replace the stock air box with a performance intake, as well as, replace the rest of the pipe from the intake with a high flow pipe. By increasing the volume of air available to the engine, the combustion of air fuel mixture improves. So in addition to increasing power, an intake can improve fuel economy and is proven to be a much needed component for future. For example, cars with turbochargers or superchargers which provide pressurized air to the engine require aftermarket intake systems to yield the most efficient performance gains.