Why is the air intake system on my ATV so important?
In short, it's an essential part of your vehicle's engine. The function of the air intake system is to allow air to reach the engine. Oxygen in the air is one of the necessary ingredients for the engine combustion process. A strong air intake system allows for clean and continuous airflow into the ATV's engine, thereby achieving more power and better overall performance. A cold air intake is used to bring cooler air into an ATV's engine, to increase engine power and efficiency. The most efficient intake systems utilise an air box which is sized to complement the engine and will extend the power band of the engine. The intake snorkel, or the opening for the intake air to enter the system, must be large enough to ensure sufficient air is available to the engine under all conditions.
Cold air intakes operate on the principle of increasing the amount of oxygen available for combustion with fuel. Because cooler air has a higher density (greater mass per unit volume), cold air intakes generally work by introducing cooler air from outside the hot engine bay.