aFe POWER President and CEO Nick Niakan Voted 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year
We are proud to congratulate our own President and CEO Shahriar 'Nick' Niakan as he was chosen as the 2015 Innovator/Technology Entrepreneur of the Year by the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship’s "Spirit of the Entrepreneur" program. This program was founded to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of the area's top entrepreneurial business leaders. Hundreds of these business leaders were nominated for different categories and winners were chosen by a panel of judges, some of whom were even former recipients of this award.
Since 1999, Mr. Nick Niakan and his partners have put all of their energy, resources and being into making aFe POWER what it is today, overcoming countless challenges and obstacles growing aFe to over 150 employees and to become the successful business that it is today.
Passion is what drives aFe POWER. This is evident in the products we create and the people behind them. To achieve such great things, leadership and passion starts at the top as with Nick. It is great to see recognition come from a community of peers who understand and appreciate the level of hard work and effort necessary to achieve this kind of success.
Congratulations Nick! It is an honor well deserved, and the team at aFe is very proud.
It's always great to be recognized. You work hard, perform at your peak, and put your best foot forward to ensure success, and that perseverance can create some great results.
aFe POWER is extremely pleased to announce that the new DFS780 Diesel Fuel System was chosen by SEMA Members as the Top New Performance Street Product at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas!
SEMA is the undisputed heavyweight when it comes to automotive shows, with product manufacturers entering over 3,000 new products for consideration, and the DFS780 rocked the vote and won the prestigious Performance Street vote.
A testament to aFe POWER's commitment to engineering and product development, which included over 4 years of designing, production and testing before releasing the DFS780. This new Diesel Fuel System improves performance and efficiency of diesel engines by removing entrained air and other contaminants from diesel fuel, as well as boosting fuel pressure to ensure constant availability for the high pressure fuel pump.
Congratulations to aFe's team of dedicated engineers and product development staff, and thanks to the SEMA members for taking time out of the show to evaluate all of these great products!
For more information on the DFS780 Diesel Fuel System, visit the complete product release here: http://afepower.com/blog/afe-power-dfs780-diesel-fuel-system-dodge-cummins/
President and CEO Shahriar 'Nick' Niakan and Director of Special Products Ryan Takashima with the DFS780 at the 2015 SEMA Show
Looking to increase horsepower on your Ford 7.3L? aFe has released the all new Momentum HD intake system for 1999-2003 Ford Diesel Trucks with V8-7.3L turbo diesel engine. The aFe Momentum Intake System is built to maximize airflow, and utilizes a massive air filter designed specifically for this intake. The housing incorporates a large front air scoop that feeds air underneath and around the built-in battery tray to supply constant cool air to the air filter. Dyno Coming Soon!
FEATURES • CAD-Designed Roto-Molded Intake Tube • One-Piece Sealed Housing with Auxiliary Air Scoop and Built-in Battery Tray • Three Filter Options: Pro Dry S, Pro 10R, and Pro-GUARD 7 • Built-In Sight Window Provides Easy Inspection of Filter without Disassembly • Unique (Patent Pending) Housing-to-Filter Interface for Easy Installation
Unique One-Piece Housing w/ Battery Tray The smooth one-piece sealed housing with auxiliary air scoop is used to eliminate the use of multiple-piece housings and ensure the coolest air intake charge available. A large, clear sight window is used for a hassle-free filter inspection and an aggressive style. Battery shown not included.
Huge 10-Layer Performance Air Filter The Momentum HD is designed around a massive 1,000cfm performance 360 degree radial flow air filter with 10-layers of progressive cotton media providing 99.59% cumulative efficiency (independently tested). The unique air filter to housing interface (patent pending) allows for maximum filter size which increases the available air volume while simplifying the installation process. The air filter is wrapped in reinforced metal providing maximum strength to prevent filter collapse. There are three available filter media options: Pro 10R (Blue) is an oiled filter media for maximum airflow, Pro DRY S (Gray) "oil-less" filter media provides maximum filtration, and Pro-Guard 7 (Gold) is an oiled filter media for maximum protection
Premium Hardware Premium stainless steel T-bolt clamps; Battery tie down and a 3-Ply reinforced silicone coupler are used for strength and durability while also providing the most secure installation available. Momentum HD intakes are designed with fewer parts for a quick and simple installation.
2000-2003 Ford Excursion V8-7.3L (td)
The aFe team had a great weekend as we headed up the California coast to put the aFe 2015 Mustang GT through its paces at the famous Laguna Seca Raceway. The goal to push the new aFe CONTROL Coilovers and Sway Bars in the track environment and test their performance. We also took the opportunity to test the aFe prototype Magnum Force Stage 2 Air Intake System.
We are pleased to report the aFe Mustang performed flawlessly, and the improved handling abilities provided by the aFe CONTROL Adjustable Coilovers and Sway Bars allowed us to put down a record lap time of 1:43.9 with our own driver, a very quick time that takes this mildly modified Mustang GT into a lap time of vehicles costing triple or more, and including besting previous cars like the 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 and 2008 Shelby GT500KR.
Here is a CAD rendering of the 2015 Mustang Coilover along with the Sway Bar
Image of the aFe CONTROL 2015 Mustang GT Adjustable Front and Rear Sway Bar Kit (Part #440-301001N)
All of these products installed are prototypes, and will be launched soon. In addition to the suspension upgrades and intake, we also are in development on Headers, Cat-Back and a full 3" Exhaust which will continue to add horsepower.
Take a ride on this record setting lap in the aFe CONTROL Mustang here:
Here is an additional run from early in the weekend putting the Mustang through it's paces:
Order any aFe POWER Intake System from afepower.com and we will add this high output RECHARGEABLE aFe POWER LED Flashlight to your order for FREE! One of our most popular promotional items, this super bright flashlight is made of aluminum, BILLET ANODIZED, water resistant and has five light modes. Measures 5.75" in length and the LED life is rated at 10,000 hours. Comes complete with a 18650 3.7V rechargeable battery with charger. Don't miss out on this $50 VALUE, and still get FREE SHIPPING on any order over $100!
No need to do anything special, we will automatically add it onto the order before shipping out.
aFe POWER (advanced FLOW engineering) is excited to announce the new Momentum Series of Sealed Air Intake Systems for the LX platform, beginning with the Challenger Hellcat.
We have finalized our testing, and will be sending this to production shortly, and these intakes will be available soon. This same sealed housing (with integration to the factory ram-air setup, more on that below) will work across multiple engine options in the LX family, so look for more applications soon.
Let's get to the fun!
aFe POWER Momentum Sealed Air Intake System - 2015+ Dodge Challenger Hellcat Supercharged 6.2L
The aFe Momentum Intake System is built to maximize airflow, and utilizes a massive air filter designed specifically for this intake. By outflowing the factory intake and improving efficiency, gains of +37HP and +33lbs x ft of torque are realized at the rear wheels with just this upgrade. (Dyno sheet below)
That takes the maximum power from 665.78HP to 701.67HP!
Quick Data Points:
• Improved Horsepower & Torque - Improved Throttle Response • Sealed Intake Design - Roto-molded Tube w/Premium Hardware • Massive Cone Air Filter - Choice of Cleanable/Reuseable Oiled or Dry Filter Media • One-Piece Sealed Housing w/Clear Sight Window • Direct Bolt-On - No Cutting or Drilling - 30 Minute Install - Utilizes Factory Ram Air • No Tuning Needed
For those not immediately familiar with aFe POWER, and our Intake Development process; All design and engineering comes from our 165,000 sq. ft. facilities in Southern California. We utilize the latest in technology, 3D scanning, 3D printing, CAD design software, and have an in-house AWD Dynojet Dynamometer.
We scanned the Challenger engine bay, analyzing the stock intact tract, and designed a new intake system that outflows the stock setup. Once the initial design was completed, we were able to "print" plastic prototype parts from our 3D printers, and construct the complete prototype and install on the vehicle. (Those of you that attended the Spring Festival of LX's this year saw the prototype installed.) From there we were able to test the vehicle on the dyno. Through rigorous testing, such as monitoring performance and ECU parameters in real-time, we were able to tweak and make any changes that were necessary.
Once R&D is complete, we move to manufacturing of the intake itself, creating the intake molds from CNC machines, and production begins. Premium hardware is used on the kit, including stainless steel T-Bolt clamps and Momentum intakes are designed with fewer parts, which allows this intake to be installed in 30 minutes for most.
Installation for the housing mounts the kit directly into the factory location on the fender well, ensuring the coolest air possible is being captured from the factory ram air intake inlet. A large clear sight window is built into the housing for easy filter inspection without removal of the air box. The largest filter possible was used and is available in two different filter media options: Pro 5R is an oiled filter media for maximum airflow, while the Pro DRY S "oil-less" filter media provides maximum filtration.
(For those with other applications and engines - This housing will work with several other vehicles, we'll be developing those right after this launch)
aFe Momentum Challenger Hellcat Supercharged 6.2L Intake System w/Oiled Pro 5R Filter (91 Octane)
Bolt-On Results - No Tuning