| March is Performance Month at Styling Trucks and we're here to dump our toolbox of knowledge on your doorstep and throw every piece of performance gear we have at you. But first, just what is Performance?
Does it mean going fast? It does to some, but there is so much more to it and we are devoting an entire month to get you the inside scoop and all the information you need to make your truck the performance machine you want...nay...you deserve. So Performance doesn't just mean going fast, it means performing at a really high level.
There's braking performance, mileage performance, engine performance – anything performing its function really well.
It means having fun. You have the power but you also have the suspension that gives you the control you need. It could mean a better vacation. You don’t want to be “that guy” on the side of the road with an overheated engine because you are towing an 18’ trailer behind a Saturn. Performance really means so much more than just speed.
So we're going to bring you a series of articles (and companion products) that deal with performance - Underhoood Performance, Under Body Performance, Fuel Savings, and Towing Performance.
The subject of this first installment is Underhood Performance, so let's discuss some of the ways to get more performance under your truck or SUV's hood.
Air Intake Performance
A performance air intake system offers larger diameter inlet tubes that are smoother and allow air to move into your engine with more velicity - freeing up horsepower and boosting gas mileage. They feature reusable filters that are larger than stock, but with a tighter weave. So you flow more air and filter it better at the same time. Each of these kits feature a bolt-on design that requires no modifications and includes all hardware necessary for installation.
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Exhaust System Performance
Well, it's actually quite similar to air intake performance. Just as we mentioned before about your engine being an air pump (remember: more air in = more power out), the opposite is also true. You cram more air into your engine, you better be able to remove it easily as well.
And that's where a high-performance exhaust system comes into the picture. They typically feature larger diameter tubing than your factory system, so right off the bat you're flowing more air. Plus, the mufflers are larger and flow more air, and the tubing is mandrel bent, giving your exhaust gasses smooth curves and bends to follow. These high-performance exhaust systems give you the benefit of increased mileage, more power, and a beefier exhaust tone by providing less restriction and making it easier for your engine to send it’s exhaust gases through the system.
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