Modern vehicle manufacturers are constantly working to achieve higher levels of reliability. At the same time, the goal is always to lower the cost of ownership. While this is most surely a good thing for us as consumers it does leave some room for upgrades. Most of those upgrades come in the form of performance gains.
Advanced Flow Engineering (aFe) has been in business since 1999 and has a well-deserved reputation for quality and performance. They have several options for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. that will surely turn heads. The offerings include exhaust, air intakes, throttle body spacers, tuning, throttle response customization, and even differential covers.
If you have never experienced the difference that a simple intake and exhaust combo can make it is night and day. Power gains advertised by aFe Power products can be found on their website. They include up to a forty-one percent increase in airflow and a gain of up to twelve horsepower with only the cold air intake kit for the Silverado.
Add to those modifications an exhaust upgrade and tuner and the increase of horsepower and torque could be substantial. Additionally, the use of a throttle response customization tool can dramatically improve the drivability of your new truck. aFe offers its Sprint Booster V3 Power Converter for just this purpose.
In addition to having a low price point, the Sprint Booster is a plug and play upgrade. It removes the sluggish throttle response of newer vehicle electronic throttle control systems. The Sprint Booster further allows for customized throttle response via three acceleration modes and eighteen acceleration programs. While all of that is a great value, arguably the best feature is the ability of the owner to limit the ability of the vehicle’s acceleration.
Why in the world would someone want to do that you ask? Imagine spending your hard earned money on that new 2019 Silverado. Now imagine a local valet driver at your favorite restaurant going for a joy ride. All of a sudden the ability to reduce acceleration by 55%, 65%, or even 75% is kind of appealing. Don’t have any desire to go to a restaurant with a valet? How about letting your kids borrow the truck to head to the home improvement store for materials? Might be a good time to take the edge off that big 6.2-Liter.
Don’t fret if you decided to forgo the V8 motor while optioning your new truck. aFe offers products that are compatible with all of the 2019 drive train options. Just check the website for your personal application.