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BMW M2 F87 Performance Products
Nissan Titan XD Cummins Diesel Performance Products
aFe Control Corvette Shock Build
2017 F-150 Raptor EcoBoost Exhaust
This entry was posted in aFe News on March 14, 2017 by Josh Biggers.
aFe POWER engineers have been having fun this week when the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor entered the building. Teams from Intake, Exhaust, Tuning and Suspension were working alongside each other to begin measuring and prototyping new performance products for the new 450hp 3.5L Twin Turbo EcoBoost, different from it's base model F-150 cousin.
aFe POWER SCORCHER GT 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Tuning Module
The SCORCHER GT is a plug and play module capable of adding horsepower and torque with a 30 minute installation. Check out the dyno chart below, and compare the baseline Raptor dyno test to the initial results from the aFe SCORCHER. Final tuning has not been completed, but we already have a solid gain of +30hp and +27 lbs. ft of torque at the wheels!
Dyno Test of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Stock Baseline vs. aFe POWER SCORCHER GT Module
aFe POWER Momentum GT 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Cold Air Intake System
The aFe Intake Team has already CAD designed and 3D printed a Momentum GT Series Cold Air Intake prototype for the 2017 F-150 Raptor and testing is underway. The Momentum GT Air Intake Systems feature an extremely large air filter, designed to increase the air flow and incorporate a scoop to pull fresh air from the front of the Raptor.
Here's a sneak peek at what aFe POWER has in the works:
aFe POWER 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Cat-Back Exhaust System
The new F-150 Raptor is also spending time on the rack in the aFe Exhaust department, as they quickly begin to fabricate a new cat-back exhaust system to improve the exhaust flow, as well as give the 2017 F-150 an exhaust note worthy of the name Raptor.
aFe POWER 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Sway-A-Way Suspension Options
The new 2017 F-150 Raptor has an upgraded off-road suspension from the factory, but for those with true off-road inspirations and desire nothing but the best, the Sway-A-Way suspension team here at aFe is already working on a new SAW coilover package that can take the abuse of the hardest driver.
Keep an eye on aFe POWER for much more coming for the new Raptor!
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This entry was posted in aFe News on January 16, 2017 by Josh Biggers.
aFe believes in giving back, and we are proud to partner every year with the CHP and their CHiPs For Kids Toy Drive. aFe and their employees collected and donated truckloads of toys for the local community, and took part in this great event.
Collectively the CHP was able to collect nearly 10,000 toys for children in need, making this event hugely successful for 2016, and making a difference in thousands of families lives.
This entry was posted in aFe News on January 6, 2017 by Josh Biggers.
aFe Power is growing in popularity worldwide. To further help this growth, we are excited to announce the addition of Flavio Pauletti as our factory representative in Europe. Flavio started his career working for a company based in the United Kingdom selling and promoting their products and services. The company was “Safety Kleen” and is one of the world’s leading providers of mechanical parts washing & chemical application services. In 1995 Flavio formally opened his own business; INMEDIA, which offers intermediation services to those companies wishing to promote, support and sell their products internationally. In 2000 Flavio started representing a company more in line with his passion. The Italian company “Dimensione Sport” (Dimsport), which is widely known for their chip tuning software for cars called “RACE” and an electronic device/module for improving car performances called “RAPID”. Flavio took a virtually unknown product in Europe and developed it into the business that it is today.
Flavio will be representing aFe Power throughout Europe to help develop the market. Flavio will be based out of his office in Torino Italy. Flavio will be reporting directly to Kevin Floody. The week before SEMA, Flavio will be joining us to spend time throughout our entire factory to learn as much about what we do.
Welcome aboard Flavio!
Advanced FLOW engineering (aFe) is a manufacturer of automotive cold air intake systems, performance air filters, fluid filters, intake manifolds turbochargers, programmers, throttle body spacers and exhaust systems. aFe was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Corona, California, USA, in two facilities totaling 160,000 sq ft (15,000 m2) including their 77,000 sq ft (7,200 m2) headquarters and manufacturing facilities. An 87,000 sq ft (8,100 m2) warehouse and R&D facility was added in 2012.
About aFe POWER
We do so many cool things here at aFe POWER, but generally it takes someone getting a chance to tour the facility to really get the impact of everything that goes on “behind the scenes” here at our Southern California compound and what aFe is capable of. So here is your chance to take a peek, and I’m sure come back with the same phrase we hear so much.. “I had no idea you guys did all of that!” Take a look at this video!In-house capabilities include manufacturing of air filters, air intake systems, exhaust systems, headers, torque converters, intercoolers, and feature CNC machining, CAD design, 3D printing, 3D scanning, fabrication, dyno testing, mandrel tube bending, flow and filtration testing, assembly, kitting, warehousing.. and much more!
The aFe product line includes over 2,500 applications, which are all designed developed and manufactured in Corona, California. The aFe Power product line-up includes air filters, air intake and exhaust systems for most late model cars and trucks.
In the fall of 2007, aFe added diesel fluid filters for diesel applications. In 2008, aFe introduced the Aries 1 and Aries 2 filters and intakes for popular powersport applications. 2009 saw the release of the BladeRunner Intercooler for diesel applications as well as the Takeda USA intake line for sport compacts.
In 2012 aFe Power entered into the differential cover and transmission pan market. 2011 saw the release of a new turbocharger and Scorcher Programmer product lines. aFe produces three versions of air filter media including their original Pro 5R, Pro-Guard 7 and Pro Dry S. The Pro 5R media is a five layer cotton gauze media to maximize filtration and airflow. The patented Pro-Guard 7 is their seven-layer filter media combining the Pro 5R media with the addition of two additional layers of synthetic media. Both of these media require filter recharging oil. The Pro Dry S media is a three layer synthetic media, requires no filter oil, and cleans with soap and water. All aFe Power filters are washable and reusable.
aFe specializes in the diesel truck performance aftermarket with a line-up of products for these applications. aFe’s Pro Guard D2 filter program includes oil, fuel and transmission filters. The Blade Runner intake manifold inlet manifold released in 2007, pushes toward complete air flow management systems. aFe produces exhaust systems for diesel applications.
Round 8 Finale of the Formula Drift Championship Leads to Wild Finish!
The 2016 Formula Drift Championship season came to an exciting conclusion this past weekend, holding its final round of the season was held at the famous Irwindale Speedway or, as those in the know call it, the “House of Drift”. The sold out event was sold out and had over 600,000 online viewers watching from all over the globe!
Thirty-two drivers prepared themselves in hopes of winning the final race of the season, but everyone’s eyes were focused on four drivers, each with a chance to win the sought after 2016 Formula Drift Title. Two-time champion Chris Forsberg led the championship standings with Fredric Aasbo, past champion Vaughn Gittin JR., and Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis all giving chase. With a 36-point lead over second, Forsberg, driver of the NOS Energy Drink Nissan 370 Z, had a solid lead coming into the final round. That lead was soon in question as Forsberg had an upset during his run against Patrick Mordaunt. Forsberg lost control and hit the outside wall preventing him from finishing the competition, giving Aasbo and Gittin a small glimmer of hope. They both battled hard for a shot of grabbing first in points. Unfortunately, Gittin was knocked out of the top 32 early, leaving Aasbo for a chance at the championship title. Aasbo, heading for an upset title win, made contact with Matt Field, preventing him from advancing to the next round. This gave Forsberg his 3rd championship title since Bakchis was too far behind in points.
Now that the crown of the 2016 Formula Drift Championship had been settled on a winner, the question remained on who would win the event at Irwindale Speedway. The final battle came down to aFe POWER sponsored Dai Yoshihara in his Subaru BR-Z, and Matt Field, driver of the Gears of War 4 Nissan S14. The final battle was a nail bitter as both teams wanted to win and finish the season on a high note. The stage was set for both drivers, in a two out of three face-off that would determine who would take home first place. Yoshihara was victorious in the first run, but he needed to come out on top again to take home the win. As Yoshihara mimicked every move Field made, a victory for Yoshihara looked obvious. Unfortunately, Yoshihara’s power steering broke on his second run, sending the aFe POWER sponsored BR-Z into the wall and cutting the run short. Field went on to win the season finisher of the Formula Drift series. While Yoshihara crashed, he still finished strong in second place at Irwindale Speedway, wrapping up the season in great stride taking 6th place in points.
If you own an FR-S or BR-Z and want to unleash it's full potential. Contact our team of performance experts at 888-901-7693 or order online at www.aFepower.com.
Magnum FLOW OER High Performance Filter
Takeda Momentum Carbon Fiber Intake
Takeda Torque Booster Tube
(Also Available in Black or Red)
Silver Bullet Throttle Body Spacer
Twisted Steel Long Tube Header
Takeda Cat-back Exhaust System
This entry was posted in aFe News and tagged GT-86 Performance, BR-Z Performance, FR-S Performance, GT-86, Drifting, Irwindale Speedway, Scion Racing, Dai Yoshihara, Subaru BR-Z, Scion FR-S, Formula Drift, Scion, performance, toyota, aFe Power on October 14, 2016 by Josh Biggers.
We are proud to announce we have received another California Air Resources Board (CARB) E.O. number for additional aFe POWER Throttle Body Spacer applications. This CARB executive order confirms this group of TBS part numbers being 50 state legal.
CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD (C.A.R.B) EXECUTIVE ORDER #D-550-16
This entry was posted in CARB Updates, aFe News and tagged Suzuki, Infiniti, Acura, Performance parts, CARB approved, Subaru, Chevy, Dodge, GM, throttle body spacer, honda, porsche, performance, carb, ford, toyota, Nissan, aFe Power, Jeep on October 12, 2016 by Josh Biggers.
This past Saturday's Pirelli World Challenge came down to an astonishing last lap pass. Veteran sports car champ Johnny O'Connell chased and caught young gun Austin Cindric to win at Sonoma Raceway. Cindric, the driver of the No. 6 K-PAX Racing McLaren 650S, sat on the pole position from the start of the race while Johnny O'Connell, driver of the No. 3 Cadillac Racing Cadillac ATS-V, started from third.
It was a game of chess on the track, as O'Connell stayed behind the McLaren throughout the entire race observing the faults in his opponent's vehicle waiting for the perfect chance to pounce. Austin meanwhile focused on running a perfect race, minimizing the chance of making mistakes. The 12 turn, 2.38-mile road course was a 50-minute event with a total of 31 laps ran during the race. For Cindric the event seemed to go on forever as O'Connell was lurking behind in second putting the pressure on the young 18-year-old for first. It all came down to the last lap on turn six. O'Connell found himself close enough to capitalize on the opportunity when Cindric lost rear traction in his McLaren 650S, this left the inside lane open for O'Connell to pass and beat him by 0.716 seconds for an exciting photo finish!
The race was Johnny O'Connell's 19th victory in the Pirelli World Challenge and coincidentally his 60th overall win as a driver for GM. For Austin Cindric, he continues to chase that elusive first win as this is his second runner-up finish in the year.
Round 20 and the final race for the GT and GTA classes will take place at the famed Laguna-Seca Raceway.
Stream it live on - www.motortrendondemand.com/watch-live/ or watch the race on October, 16th 2016 at 3:00 p.m. on the CBS Sports Network.
Top image credited to - gmperformanceracingcenter.com
When the second generation Nissan Titan pickup truck was revealed, many wondered how it would fair against heavyweights Ford, Dodge, and Chevy. Powered by a Cummins 5.0L V8 turbo diesel, producing a hefty 310 HP and 555 Lb. x ft. of Torque at the crank. Completely redesigned inside and out the new Titan XD offers a high level of luxury with brute strength all in one package. aFe POWER will rely on our vast experience with Cummins Engines to give this truck the complete aFe POWER makeover.
The intake development team got to work the second this truck rolled into the shop. Pictured above, you can see our experienced team of engineers have already developed a 3D Printed Momentum HD Intake with testing fully underway in real world conditions. The Momentum HD features a roto-molded one-piece housing to protect the air filter from hot engine bay temperatures, including a larger diameter intake tube for maximum airflow for improved horsepower and torque. A large, clear sight window is used for a hassle-free filter inspection and unique aggressive styling. The included urethane plug can be used to block off the auxiliary air inlet, or you can add our optional air scoop which will be available for purchase for increased airflow.
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The intercooler charge pipes were next on the list to tackle for the Nissan Titan XD. The stock intercooler pipes are 2-1/2” inlet and outlet diameters from both the cold and hot side tubes. We will be featuring two packages, one will be an OE upgrade for those wanting to keep their stock intercooler, and the other will be a complete intercooler kit upgrade. The OE upgrade will feature a hot side charge pipe with a 2-1/2” inlet and outlet diameter, featuring fewer bends than what the OE has for increased airflow. The cold side charge pipe will have a 3” inlet and outlet diameter increasing airflow and minimizing restriction. The complete kit will feature an upgraded intercooler core and new 3” charge pipes on both the hot and cold side for increased cooling efficiency.
Nissan Titan XD Momentum Intake System
Nissan Titan XD Intercooler Tubes Upgrade
Nissan Titan XD DPF Back Exhaust System
The stock exhaust for the Nissan Titan XD was too boring for an aggressive looking truck, the R&D exhaust team didn’t waste any time in developing a tougher looking exhaust system for the Titan XD. The LARGE BORE XD exhaust system is crafted from either a 4" or 5” mandrel-bent stainless steel or aluminized steel for maximum air flow and aggression. We use high-quality band clamps and OE-style bayonet hangers for a secure and leak-free seal, and offer your choice of either a large stainless steel polished or black intercooled exhaust tip. Both systems fit the Titan XD crew cab with the standard bed (151.6” Wheelbase/6-6 ft. bed).
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If you crave more performance, then our Scorcher HD Tuner Module is the answer you’re looking for. The factory tuning always leaves something more on the table when it comes to tuning, the Scorcher HD tuner module unlocks that hidden performance for everyday use under your command. Unlike other handheld Tuners that will flash your trucks computer and risk voiding your warranty. Our module relieves you of that concern, by leaving no trace on the ECU for the dealership to pick up upon scanning when returned back to stock. We achieve performance gains by altering the pressure sensor signals to increase boost and fuel levels to an optimum point throughout the entire RPM range.
All of our Scorcher HD modules are easy to install, requiring no cutting, drilling, or splicing. The Scorcher HD Tuner Module for the Titan XD connects to the stock wiring harness with factory connectors for an effortless installation. Our new generation of Scorcher Modules allow you to quickly change between power levels with a simple push of a button.
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Nissan Titan XD Scorcher Tuner Module
Nissan Titan XD Rear Differential Covers
aFe POWER Rear differential covers offer increased protection, simply by supplying increased fluid lubrication and reducing temperatures to vital parts in your Titan XD’s differential. We offer our rear differentials in either our Street Series (RAW Finish) or our Pro Series (Black Powder Coated Finish). Both feature built-in cooling fins to maximize heat transfer for cooler fluid temperatures. A built-in magnetic drain plug helps capture loose metal particles that could be floating around, this helps prolong the life of both your fluid and differential over time. Available with our Pro Series covers, we include a sight glass plug which allows you to perform a quick visual fluid inspection, and a magnetic fill plug for added protection.
That's Not All for the Titan XD.....Stay Tuned!
That’s not all we have in store for the Nissan Titan XD. Stay tuned as our newly acquired suspension company SWAY-A-WAY are in the early stages of developing coilovers and shocks for the new Titan XD.
This entry was posted in aFe News, New Products and tagged Nissan Titan XD Performance, Nissan Titan Rear Differential Cover, sway-a-way shocks, sway-a-way, Nissan Titan, Nissan Titan XD, Off-road, Cummins, aFe power exhaust, aFe intakes, aFe, aFe. Scorcher, diesel, aFe Power, Diesel Trucks on September 21, 2016 by Josh Biggers.
The BMW M2 is the automaker’s answer to Audi and Mercedes-Benz in the premium sport compact segment. The 2016 BMW M2 is a wolf in sheep’s clothing as it shares a lot of the M4’s technology underneath its body. From the suspension to the large 4 piston front brakes, they are all shared with the bigger brother M4. The BMW M2 does have several differences that set it apart, such as having its very own tuned dampers, springs, and hardly noticeable narrower tires. The N55 inline 6cyl turbocharged engine is spirited, sharing some DNA from the S55 engine found in the M4, cranking out a stunning 365 HP and 369 Lb. x. ft. of Torque at the crank.
aFe POWER has always had a passion for BMW’s, and that drive continues with the BMW M2. Our in-house M2 allows us to develop the latest and greatest for this platform, carefully testing each and every part in real world conditions. The aFe POWER products that were showcased at Bimmerfest 2016 were only the beginning of the full line of performance upgrades. Now we are excited to be releasing power and suspension upgrades for the all new BMW M2.
Proudly developed and crafted in the USA, aFe CONTROL has engineered lowering springs for the 2016+ BMW M2 (F87) to be optimized with the factory shock absorber dampening. We offer a 1” drop to combine the perfect balance of performance and style to eliminate that dreaded wheel gap. The lower center of gravity will inspire cornering confidence without affecting ride quality and comfort. Our aFe CONTROL lowering springs for the BMW M2 are a direct fit upgrade and require no modifications to the vehicle.
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The talented engineers at aFe CONTROL have been working hard on developing coilovers for the BMW M2. We are excited to release a high-performance coilover that will increase cornering speed, without compromising ride quality. They are ride height adjustable with 24 different settings you can feel to match your driving conditions. Our coilovers provide a much more predictable ride and feel, thanks to the inverted mono-tube design and CIRC system (Concentric Integrated Remote Canister) that more than triples the amount of gas volume over a standard coilover, providing wider temperature ranges and consistent performance. This kit is a direct fit, requiring no modifications needed to install.
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Coming soon! Our new aFe CONTROL Variable Height Springs! Our system gives you the benefit of maintaining your factory shocks and struts, with fully adjustable ride height capability for that perfect stance. The system features slip on coil over sleeves for the front struts that are TIG welded, and then zinc plated for maximum strength. Installation is easy, just press off the factory OE spring seat and replace it with our aFe CONTROL VHS. All mounts included for OEM accelerometers and sway bars for a seamless factory style appearance. Our aFe CONTROL Variable Height Springs allow you to lower your BMW M2 from 0.5” to 1.5,” providing that custom appearance while still maintaining that sophisticated BMW ride quality.
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Debuted at Bimmerfest 2016, aFe POWER’s Momentum GT Intake combined with our Scorcher GT Tuner Module will boost your M2’s N55 engine to its maximum potential. Starting with the Momentum GT Cold Air Intake System, which will deliver improved performance and throttle response. Features include a clear sight window for easy filter inspection without disassembling the entire system. Unique (Patent Pending) Filter-to-Housing Interface allows for a quick, seamless and secure installation. Our roto-molded one-piece air box resists hot engine temperatures, while the dyno-tuned intake tube increases airflow for maximum horsepower and torque. (Performance data will be released soon)
The aFe POWER Scorcher Tuner Module will improve horsepower, torque, and throttle response by altering the pressure sensor signals to increase boost and fuel levels to an optimum point throughout the entire RPM range. Unlike other handheld tuners that will flash your vehicle’s computer, the Scorcher Tuner Module leaves no trace on the ECU. Preventing any warranty concerns you may have and is easily reversible back to stock. The installation process is very simple and usually takes 30 minutes to install with our easy plug and play system. (Performance date will be released soon)
(Performance Dyno Data Coming Soon)
We didn’t forget about the exhaust system for the M2 either, which is in the final stages of testing so you won’t have to wait too long for that renown aFe performance and sound. The M2 exhaust system is precision engineered for maximum performance and durability featuring a 3-1/2” inlet to 3” outlet, and manufactured from robust 304 stainless steel with quad polished or carbon-fiber exhaust tips. Down-pipes will be available in either our catted or non-catted versions, with hardware provided on both upgrades for a hassle-free installation.
(Performance Dyno Data Coming Soon)
(Performance Dyno Data Coming Soon)
aFe CONTROL has developed a swaybar kit for the F80 series chassis. Designed to increase roll stiffness without upsetting the M2's natural balance or traction control systems. Perfectly balanced, the 32mm front and 29mm rear bars are lightweight, made from a tubular construction, and feature CNC machined TIG welded bar ends for a perfect fit. We also include CNC machined 6061-T6 sway bar bushing brackets that are anodized black and direct fit polyurethane bushings. Anyone can provide a stiff bar, but to maintain perfect balance is crucial to increasing corner speed.
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aFe CONTROL BMW M2 Lowering Springs
aFe CONTROL BMW M2 Coilovers
aFe CONTROL BMW M2 Swaybars
aFe POWER BMW M2 Intake
aFe POWER BMW M2
Scorcher Tuner Module
aFe POWER BMW M2
Exhaust & Down-Pipes
This entry was posted in aFe News, New Products and tagged M Performance, M Power, BMW Performance, M2 tuner, M2 swaybars, M2 exhaust, M2 coilovers, BMW M2 Performance, BMW M2, lowering springs, tuner module, AFE Control, aFe intakes, aFe, performance, tuner, aFe Power, BMW on September 21, 2016 by Josh Biggers.