APS has designed and manufactured a comprehensive, F-Body vehicle specific air cleaner system that delivers a huge volume of cold air to each APS liquid cooled turbocharger. Most importantly, from an air temperature perspective, APS has positioned them well outside the engine compartment for the ultimate in cool free breathing.
LHS Air Cleaner (above) shown with all protective splash shields and panels removed.
RHS Air Cleaner (above) shown with all protective splash shields and panels removed.
Unlike ram pods that source hot air from under the bonnet, the APS system breathes cool air from the inner fender for the optimum engine performance and durability. More importantly the air through the APS high flow air intake system is consistent in temperature. This means that the engine management unit's temperature compensation system operates correctly - unlike devices that source air from the hot, highly turbulent areas under hood.
Each turbocharger is fed directly by it's own air cleaner element via highly polished 304 Grade Stainless Steel ducts in exposed / hot areas and multi layer reinforced silicon hoses - tough combination that provides a very durable and highly flexible connection between the air filter and the turbocharger's compressor housing intake. Flexibility and durability are of utmost importance in this area as this allows for a great deal of engine movement due to high engine torque delivered by the APS Intercooled Twin Turbo System.
High engine performance demands a huge mass of cool air. With twin cold air intakes, one for each turbocharger, the APS Intercooled Twin Turbo system delivers the goods. With a total cold air capacity that far exceeds the demands of the base APS Twin Turbo system, there's plenty of air flow in reserve for those who wish to build larger capacity engines (400 ci plus engines). Let's face it, many LS1 enthusiasts are upgrading to larger cubic inch engines so APS has already made provision for your future high horsepower endeavours.