Any gearhead worth their salt knows that cold air intakes are one of the best ways to increase horsepower in a car or truck. Cold air intakes are essential for drivers looking to get the most out of their Ford Bronco. Not only do they improve horsepower and throttle response, but they also make for a more aggressive engine sound. Consider these factors.
Before buying that cold air intake, ensure you're not breaking local laws. Some states and cities have laws banning certain aftermarket modifications, including cold air intakes.
There are two main air intake systems - short ram and cold air. Short ram intakes bring in air from inside the engine bay, while cold air intakes pull air from outside the engine bay. In general, cold air intakes will provide better performance which is why it’s the recommended option for most users. Also consider the air filter for the air intake system. Air filters come in different shapes, and you'll want to make sure to get one that fits your Bronco's engine bay.
Some cold air intakes include extra features like air filters, heat shields, and mass airflow sensors. These can all help improve performance, but they'll also add to the cost. Choose the features that are most important and your driving style.
Installing a cold air intake is generally a pretty simple process, but it's always a good idea to consult a professional if you're unsure how to do it. Most kits will come with detailed instructions, and plenty of online resources can help. Don't forget to factor in installation costs.
Check out our selection of cold air intake systems for your Bronco. And if you need new bumpers and gaskets, we've got them, plus other accessories too.