FIAT 500 After Airbox High Flow Intake Pipe - Fits 1.4L Turbo Motor
Do you want increased power?
Do you want faster spool up of your turbo?
If the answer is Yes, then you may want to get one of these After Airbox Intake Pipes!
The factory plastic duct that goes in between the airbox on top of the motor to the turbo is one of the pieces that is made for the mass market. This part is made for the few that want to squeeze out every little bit of power out of their 500. Replacing the plastic factory piece with this upgraded piece is something that is simple and quick to do.
The stock inlet and outlets are circular, but the center section is square. So, the air flowing towards the turbo goes from circular to square and back to square. In addition, there are many casting ridges in the tube that impede and slow down air flow. (Please see stock air tube cut in half to show casting ridges below).
What this does, is cause unnecessary air flow restriction. This makes it so the turbo spools up slower, and lessens power.
So, a new, custom aluminum pipe was designed. The new pipe features a duct with smooth bends. The design also allows for the transition to the turbo rubber elbow to be smooth. This allows air to flow easier into the turbo, making for a faster spool up.
To further illustrate the turbulence caused by the casting ridges in the intake pipe, please see the two photos below in which water was used to show the flow characteristics of the stock pipe vs the new improved piece by MPx. In the stock piping, you'll see that the water hits the casting ridge, slows down and jets upwards. Then, by the time the water exits it slows down and nosedives down.
The MPx piping on the other hand, has a very nice smooth flow and transition. You see very little upset of the flow of the water, and the velocity of water as it exits is nice. You can see a difference in the speed of water exiting! (Please note, the two pieces were placed in the same position by the manufacturer during testing to show the difference between the two parts). See photo below of MPx piping cut in half to illustrate flow.
Installation is simple, undo the two factory clamps that hold the factory airbox piping to the rubber hoses, disconnect the two breather hoses and then replace with the MPx piping. Then, tighten the clamps and you are good to go!
In the interest of improved air quality, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) requires new vehicle and manufacturers of aftermarket parts to develop engine and emissions equipment that either reduce or maintain specific air pollutants affected by vehicle use. Both the California Vehicle Code (section 27156) and Federal Clean Air Act (administered by the Environmental Protection Agency) prohibit modifications that increase vehicle emissions.
Aftermarket parts manufacturers, particularly in the high-performance segment, are required to obtain CARB approval in the form of Executive Orders (E.O.s) for any product not qualifying as a direct replacement for an
original equipment part. This includes meeting all E.O. requirements in its product development process. This guarantees that users of this product will meet certification requirements when registering, selling, or needing to
pass various emissions tests or Inspection and Maintenance (I&M) programs administered by state or local enforcement agencies.
Make sure that any emissions-related product you buy and install carries an E.O. number or is pending an E.O. Without this verification you are at risk, in potential violation of regulations and may incur unnecessary financial obligations during vehicle inspections or emissions tests
Special Note for California Customers:
This part is not CARB Certified (California Air Resource Board) at this time and is not legal for use in California on pollution controlled vehicles.
If you are located in California please note that we have other options available that comply with the California Vehicle Code. Please contact us directly by phone, email or check our site for details.