The New Icebox A.I.R. Cold Air Intake
2011 has been an exciting year for Icebox Intakes. Since purchasing Icebox Intakes in early 2010 we have been working on ways to improve our popular line of cold air intakes that are currently made for diesel pickups such as the Dodge Cummins, Ford Powerstroke and GM Duramax models. It was a long hard search to find the right fabrication company to take our designs and convert them into a masterpiece but we succeeded.
We finally located an excellent company in Colorado that could not only reproduce our popular line of Cold Air Intakes but make them better than before. Using state of the art precision laser cutters and metal bending machines and professional welders and machinist they are able to create a masterpiece for us out of Anodized Aluminum.
We call our new intake the Icebox A.I.R. standing for simply "Aluminum Intake Replacement". But it also denotes our exciting new strong lightweight aluminum Icebox Intakes as they are about 1/2 the weight of our original 16 gauge cold rolled steel intakes. Aluminum is used extensively in the aerospace and automotive racing industries for its strength to weight ratios and its ability to resist corrosion.
Not only are they lightweight they will hold up better under the hood of your vehicle because anodized aluminum will not rust. We feel that anodized aluminum will be much more environmentally friendly in the long run than powder coated steel. According to Wikipedia "Anodizing is one of the more environmentally friendly metal finishing processes" which is very important for us. And also according to Wikipedia "aluminum is 100% recyclable without any loss of its natural qualities" which again is very important for us going into this new production and era because we have to be environmentally conscious in our decisions. We feel this is a better option than using a petroleum derived plastic!
Our quest to make our Icebox Intakes better also centered on being able to continue to make a product that was "Made in the USA". While we could have gone looking overseas for a cheaper manufacturing solution we focused our efforts exclusively here in the US because this is very important for us and for our Country to keep manufacturing jobs here in the States.
As part of this process of getting each of our Cold Air Intakes engineered the fabrication company creates an initial prototype after they have created the drawing in their CAD program. Then test fit into the vehicle for the proper fit and suggest any changes that could make it better. This has lead to precision machined sensor mounts and lids that will fit and interchange with any other intakes of that model. The tolerances are exceptional in the production process, something the we never could have done in our hand made production shop so we are very proud of our new intakes.
With our previous system we offered custom powder coating colors so it was really hard to keep stock of the different powder coating color combinations. We will now be able to stock and quickly ship, usually the same or next day, our new intakes since this eliminates our local manufacturing at time the order is placed. But this also limits the available color choices but we have some upcoming options that will help.
We feel that the base finish that is called Silver or Clear anodizing, which is like a brushed aluminum finish, is absolutely beautiful and sexy looking.....at least we think so. But as soon as our initial selection of intakes are completed in the new Anodized Aluminum and because our lids will now interchange we will be making available lids in beautiful anodized Blue, Red and Black finishes that can be ordered with your new Icebox Intake. Or anytime in the future for that you decide you want a different look.
Our goal is to continue to improve and expand our current line of custom cold air intakes and add other performance products to our lineup. We have also just added S & B Cold Air Intake Systems and Intake Manifolds to our selection to give you other choices and to cover intakes for models that we don't currently offer.
We appreciate your business and support, thanks for considering and purchasing our Icebox Custom Cold Air Intakes! Take a look at our line up for Dodge Cummins, Ford Powerstroke and GM Duramax diesel pickups.