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How to increase my vehicles horsepower

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How to increase my vehicles horsepower

At its most basic, your car or truck engine is one big air pump. It works by creating a series of precisely-timed explosions that pull in and push out ever-essential air. So it makes sense that the way to increase the power of your engine, to up its horsepower and torque, is to find ways to move more air in and out of it. If you are looking for how  you can increase your vehicle’s horsepower, then you have come to the right place! At Pfaff Tuning in Woodbridge, ON, we have the aftermarket parts and the professional technicians that can help you get more power out of your vehicle! In this blog by Pfaff Tuning, we take a look at how you can increase your vehicle’s horsepower using aftermarket parts!

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Install a high-performance cold air intake…

The colder air is, the denser it is. Meaning the more air per volume. For this same reason you’ll notice a balloon may appear to deflate when you take it outside in the cold, or your car tires will appear to lose air in the winter.  What this means for you is that the more dense the air is going into your car’s engine, the more air molecules are present to mix with the fuel to burn and create power.  The bottom line is the better, deeper, cleaner, faster and efficient your car can breath in and out, the more potential you have for increased horsepower. Cold Air Intakes do exactly this.Cold air intakes draw air into the car from a “colder” place outside the vehicle.  They have special filters that increase the surface area in which the air is pulled through into the engine, sometimes 3 times as large as your factory parts.

Install a high performance exhaust system…

Installing a free flowing exhaust with larger diameter piping will allow your car to expel exhaust quicker. The faster the car can exhale carbon monoxide, the quicker it can inhale fresh oxygen to make more carbon monoxide.

Install a turbocharger…

While a supercharger gets its power from a belt connecting directly to the engine on the way in, a turbo charger gets its power on the way out from the exhaust.  They are extremely efficient in the respect that they “recycle” energy from the exhaust stream to power themselves, but do to the nature of this, they create a delay or “turbo lag” in increased energy. With a turbo charger, you’re looking at a 25% increase in hp, even though the peak hp can be higher than the supercharger.

Keep your car tuned up…

If your spark plugs are not sparking, your engine is not performing.  Not only keeping healthy spark plugs in your car will maintain its performance, upgrading to higher quality spark plugs may also improve its performance. Wires are just as important.

The above mentioned are just a few of the ways that you can achieve an increase in horsepower. At Pfaff Tuning, we have state-of-the-art equipment and machinery to get your tuning job done right. Click here to find our contact information or to speak with a representative.