Air Intake

Cold Air Intakes — In Progress

Cold Air Intakes — In Progress

Still in progress check back later! One of the increasingly popular discussions on FB CLS and, of course, tunedmercedes group is building custom air intakes. Apparently the black box dynos have been confirmed as real by a few people but most of those gains are for “tuned cars” with waste […]

March 14, 2021 0 comments Air Intake, Performance
Add An Oil Collector

Add An Oil Collector

Adding an oil collector on a direct injection engine can help maintain horsepower and mitigate issues with carbon build up on valves. I first heard of them reading a online forum “discussion” between two tuners and one brings up GAD tuning.  One thing I realized there are tuners that I […]

September 9, 2020 0 comments Air Intake, DIY, Maintenance, Performance
Removing stock M278 Air Dams

Removing stock M278 Air Dams

For some models like the C218 there are air dams in between the grill and the air intake tubes.  In the past I haven’t messed with these too much as I have had some weird noise issues from modifying these in the past. Well. No worries here with noise.  It […]

August 31, 2020 0 comments Air Intake, Performance
Replace or Upgrade Ripped Factory Air Intake Tubes

Replace or Upgrade Ripped Factory Air Intake Tubes

There are some options shipped, and I’m sure can be fabricated, that either seek to upgrade the air intake tubes or replace the Mercedes units which can get ripped. One option is using VRP or similar air intake tubes.   Take this a step further by using wrapping the aftermarket metal […]

August 11, 2020 0 comments Air Intake
Cold Intake Air Spacers

Cold Intake Air Spacers

You may have heard about UPD air intake spacers, or Cold air intake (CAI) spacers, or VRP air box risers.  Let’s answer three top questions about them. What are they? In various Mercedes engines the air intake is actually fairly good, especially when blessed by tuners such as brabus.  However, […]

August 7, 2020 0 comments Air Intake, Performance
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