The principle is simple. When you can breathe easily, you feel better and perform better. It’s the same with your car.
You’ve probably noticed how much better your car goes on a cold day. That’s because cold air is more dense than warm, humid air and holds more oxygen. This cooler, oxygen-rich air increases the efficiency of the combustion process creating more power and torque.
All vehicles have a factory induction however most are undersized, restrictive and poorly situated so that there is no ramming effect and your engine is left to breathe in hot turbulent air from within the engine bay. This results in a sluggish engine with poor performance and economy - it’s like trying to run down the road breathing through a straw in your mouth.
You drive into high-pressure air - try putting your arm out the window at even 50kph. SS Inductions’ cold air systems channel that pressured air to allow the engine to breathe in a greater volume at all speeds, across the rev range. The ECU in your vehicle will detect the increased air and alter its settings accordingly. This may take up to several hundred kilometres of normal driving to fully adjust and produce the maximum effect. With the exception of the OTR Growler® no tune is required when fitting any SS Inductions’ products.
This increase in airflow not only improves power, torque and general performance but also improves fuel economy - by obtaining more power from the fuel air mixture you’re burning, you in turn use less fuel when driving your car from point A to point B at all speeds.
So why fit an SS Inductions’ system?
The SS Inductions’ Big Mouth® range is very affordable. It combines a larger induction and entry into the airbox resulting in a higher volume of free flowing air. You retain the factory airbox but with the extra cooler air you will feel a nice performance boost and of course use less fuel.
Airflow is captured from the front of the moving car and is rammed between the bonnet and cross-member directly into the induction opening. Most Big Mouth® kits include one or more of our unique aluminium air deflectors which direct extra airflow into the induction unit from the large grille area.
Installation is simple. The entry hole into the factory airbox needs to be enlarged but generally there are no other modifications needed. We recommend the addition of a Big Mouth® high performance rewashable filter for maximum results.
The SS Inductions’ premium Growler® range replaces the factory airbox altogether and combines our high-flow inverted pod filter with a less-restrictive streamlined unit. The square shape of the factory airbox is not conducive to high speed airflow (when do you see a square exhaust pipe?). The combination of sheer volume, a pod filter and a shorter more direct feed to the throttle body ensures significant power and torque gains. All Growler® units provide sufficient airflow for all high output modifications. You can feel and hear the difference and at highway speeds you’ll notice a big improvement in fuel economy.
Airflow is captured from behind and beneath the headlight through a huge opening in the Growler® airbox and directed through the pod filter via a shorter path to the motor. In some models the factory intake can be retained and also connected to the new airbox for greater gains.
Installation is extremely straightforward and you can accomplish the job in less than half an hour with just a few simple hand tools. The Big Mouth® filter is easily accessed for cleaning.
The OTR Growler® is a high performance over-the-radiator induction for the Holden VE V8. It replaces the factory airbox and intake pipe altogether and provides a direct feed to the throttle body. It uses two extremely efficient inverted cone pod filters attached to our unique ‘Y Pipe’, both of which are housed in a cowling which is specially designed to capture and channel the maximum amount of cool air through the filters and into the throttle body.
The cowling and Y Pipe also acts as dual insulation to reduce intake temperatures while the design itself reduces the likelihood of water ingestion.
Note, a maf-less tune is required with this unit.
The OTR® fits directly onto a standard car with no altering of radiator mounts etc and takes less than 10 minutes to install (plus tune time). By unclipping the top cowl, the Big Mouth® filters are easily accessed for cleaning.
As well as having a very distinctive and aggressive appearance, users of this market leading induction can expect huge power and torque gains plus a great induction growl.