Learn How To Make A Custom Air Intake For Your Street/Strip Car

Engine swaps require numerous custom touches to make them function properly. You might have to do some extra trimming to get parts to fit, or you could have to fabricate your own parts based on your application. In this video from Classic Performance Products (CPP), we learn how to make a custom air intake for an LS-based engine and other EFI swaps.

EFI vehicles that see both street and strip action need to have some type of air intake system; a throttle body with nothing in front of it is just asking for debris to get sucked into your engine. You can slip an air filter over the throttle body, but you’ll see reduced horsepower due to all the hot air being slurped into the engine. The air intake is the best way to compromise between these two options, and if you’re making a custom unit you’ll have the ability to make it easily removable.

Air intake systems that are pre-made from an aftermarket company might not fit your specific build, but that’s where CPP can help. CPP offers air intake tube raw materials in both ABS plastic and aluminum, along with all the hardware you need to install the system. The ABS plastic can be cut to add a MAF sensor if you’re running one, and CPP offers a straight section of aluminum tubing with a MAF mount already installed.

In this video from CPP, you can see how easy it is to use the ABS plastic tube and aluminum tube to create an air intake system. You’ll learn how to route the tube, cut it to length, and put it together without any welding. For more detailed images and information, you can visit the CPP website here to learn what you’ll need to fabricate your own custom air intake system.

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Spending his childhood at different race tracks around Ohio with his family’s 1967 Nova, Brian developed a true love for drag racing. When Brian is not writing, you can find him at the track as a crew chief, doing freelance photography, or beating on his nitrous-fed 2000 Trans Am.
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