Using a short ram intake or short ram air intake is one of the most effective ways of enhancing your engine's performance. What this aftermarket air intake does is it increases airflow into your engine bay. By doing so, this performance component helps improve fuel combustion, allowing your engine to generate more power and to work more efficiently. Through enabling a complete and clean fuel burn, this air intake also helps in enhancing your vehicle's fuel economy. That way, you can be sure that your vehicle is making good use of every last drop of fuel in your tank. Sow how exactly does the short ram intake work? Well, to introduce more air into your engine, this aftermarket product replaces your original air intake system with a conical air filter and a short pipe. If your engine has restrictive intake piping, then this setup should enable more air to move through your engine bay and into your intake manifold. To further improve its performance, this system may also use of a heat shield, thereby ensuring that your engine's air supply is kept as cool as possible. A heat shield counterbalances any adverse effects caused by the close proximity of your short ram intake to your heated engine. Because of the efficiency of this particular product, most drivers with forced induction engines prefer the use of this type of air intake over other airflow-improving aftermarket performance components.