Power Adder Options in Houston
Boost the Power & Performance of Your Engine
By default, most stock engines cannot operate above 85% volumetric efficiency.
There are a variety of reasons for this. First, internal combustion engines
are intrinsically limited by the air pressure that surrounds them. Even
in ideal, low-altitude, low-temperature conditions, atmospheric pressure
is never high enough to induce peak performance. Multi-valve cylinders
and variable valve timing have helped boost efficiency in some late model
cars, but many domestic engines are limited to two valves per cylinder
with fixed timing. What's a power junkie to do?
Since increasing the overall power of their car or truck is the number-one
priority for most of our Houston customers,
HP Motorsports offers a wide range of power adder options. By themselves or in combination,
they can significantly boost the performance of your engine-and not all
power adders require an overhaul of the engine.
Common, bolt-on power adders include:
- Air intakes
- Air filters
- Gas engine programmers
- Exhaust system upgrades
Trust your engine to our Houston high performance auto service specialists!
Bolt-on power adders can usually get you to 90% volumetric efficiency-or
even a bit higher, but the only way to get to 100% is through a forced
induction system. By forcing more air into the cylinders, a forced induction
system can boost the horsepower of the average street engine by 150 horses
or more! One system-known as a turbocharger-channels exhaust flow to generate
a tremendous amount of power when the engine is turning at 2,500 rpm or
more. For more instant throttle response, a supercharger utilizes a belt-driven
blower to deliver its power boost with less delay.
To discuss what power adders make the most sense for your car or truck,
call HP Motorsports at (281) 231-9950
. The options are almost endless!