IPD Performance Intake Plenums for Porsche Engines Upgrades Make Power: More Air In, More Air Out
IPD Plenums are designed, tested, and manufactured in California for Boxster, Cayman, 911, as well as for most other Porsche models, yielding horsepower and torque gains that can be seen and felt. The internal combustion engine is just an air pump. Simply put, IPD Porsche Plenums allow more air into your engine. The more air you get in, the more horsepower you can get out of your Porsche engine. The IPD Plenum optimizes the intake system, and when coupled with a larger throttle body, IPD Plenums help your Porsche engine breath better.
The revolutionary and patented design of the IPD Porsche Plenums improve intake air flow by replacing the factory plastic "T" style design with a more efficient, cast aluminum "Y" design. The IPD Plenums distribute the air flow more effectively by using a true merge collector and reducing pressure drop at the throttle body inlet. This innovative “Y” diversion area of the IPD Plenums split and channel intake air flow reducing air flow turbulence and increasing air flow velocity. This superior and proven design ultimately results in considerably power gains throughout the horsepower and torque curves.
Bottom line, the "Y" design delivers increased power and drivability. The patented "Y" design Plenum offers a lower pressure drop across the merge collector than a conventional/mass production "T" air distributor. Any pressure drop in the intake tract will serve to either back pressure the turbocharger in a forced induction application or to choke intake flow in a naturally aspirated engine. Both scenarios limit the performance potential of the engine.
IPD Plenums have earned the reputation of being the single best “bolt on” performance upgrade you can possibly install on a late model Porsche. The IPD Plenums provide the best power per dollar return in the Porsche after-market industry today. They have been tested, challenged and proven over and over again to deliver the power gains IPD claims.
Every IPD Plenum in our product line goes through a very rigorous and scientific R & D program backed with extensive dyno testing and tuning to deliver the maximum engine output possible. The countless hours we invest testing and tuning each Plenum design, ensures you are getting the highest quality and best performing Porsche performance product on the market.
LN Engineering recommends IPD Plenums paired with GT3 throttle bodies on all engines M96/M97 engines fitted with Nickies sleeves with displacement increases up to 4.2 liters to help take advantage of the increased displacement and performance Nickies offer.
All About IPD Plenums in Under 60 Seconds: 5 Most Important Facts
Superior and more efficient design over the factory intake
The IPD Plenums are products of efficiency that simply improve intake air flow and increase air velocity. The “Y” shape design and dimpled interior surface make air flow more laminar (less turbulent) dramatically improving power and torque across the entire RPM band. Smoother more optimized intake air flow will improve the performance of any engines. The more efficiently an engine breaths, the more efficiently it produces power.
Deliver impressive power gains regardless of modifications
The superior design of the IPD Plenums optimize flow while increasing air velocity. Period! This applies to any Porsche engine, producing any level of power. The patented “Y” design delivers impressive performance gains for both bone-stock and highly modified Porsches. The more efficient design of the IPD Plenum will always outperform the factory air distributor. The factory intake will become even more detrimental to performance as your increase the power and torque outputs. The bigger the power, the better the IPD Plenum performs.
Produce substantial gains for both turbo and NA applications
The Plenums always deliver considerable gains on both turbo AND naturally aspirated engines. It’s a fact that the Turbo Plenums do produce more power than the NA Plenums. But the Turbo engines also produce more power. The fact is that the percentage gains of the different Plenum applications are actually almost identical, around 8-10% depending on the specific model.
Do not require an ECU flash and will not cause a CEL
IPD Plenums should never cause a CEL or require an ECU Flash. If a Plenum is installed correctly there should be no fault codes or running issues, only solid performance gains across the entire RPM band. The only issue that could possibly arise is the need for a new MAF sensor if you already have a degraded sensor or perform a TB adaptation. There is absolutely no need to re-flash your ECU after installing an IPD Plenum, Period! Although any reputable Porsche tuner could further optimize an ECU program to achieve even greater performance gains with the Plenum installed.
Aluminum Plenums run cooler and don’t suffer from heat soak
The Aluminum Plenums do NOT experience heat soak under driving or racing
conditions. It is true that aluminum has a higher thermal conductivity than
plastic. In fact, aluminum is 650 times more thermally conductive than plastic
and has a specific heat capacity that is 550 times higher than plastic. This
means the aluminum Plenum actually spreads the energy it’s exposed to 656 times
faster than the plastic and can store more than 550 times the amount of energy
per unit mass. Bottom line, aluminum can absorb more heat than plastic, but it
also takes considerably more energy to heat up and it's losing that energy way
faster than the aluminum allowing the IPD Plenum to remain cooler from outside
ambient air under driving conditions, ultimately improving engine performance
over plastic. Plus, why would Porsche utilize aluminum intakes on GT3’s, GT2’s,
Cup Cars and Cup R’s?
IPD Plenums continue to be the best performance bolt-on modification for late model Porsches on the market today, especially when considering the dollar per horsepower return. Each and every IPD Plenum delivers the performance gains claimed by IPD and is backed with IPD's 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee.