Much like previous years, the venue was hit with showers every day of the event – from the day we arrived to the day we left. But, skies cleared up just enough on Saturday and Sunday in order to see awesome drag racing, some high-horsepower dyno runs, and crazy tractor pulls. With puddles at our feet and “boost weather” in the air, we hit the event’s grounds to find some awesome builds and check out these super entertaining exhibitions.
May 3-5, 2019
Lucas Oil Raceway - Brownsburg, IN
If you're a car enthusiast and you're on social media, chances are you've already seen the highlights of the event. The highlights that were all over our feeds this year being: one, trucks blowing up and, two, the parts they left over after blowing up.
These guys are squeezing out every last bit of performance they can in order to get the best
so things are
bound to go awry.
And, sure, the
insane amount of
black smoke that
billows out of built
diesels is always
fun to photograph,
but throw a little
fire in the mix –
and, well, people
In a more positive light, those that have been trying for the podium for years, finally made it. The overall competition winner, Derek Rose, has placed every year since 2016 – coming in at second place overall two times previously. Boasting over 2,500 horsepower and 3,700 lbs. x ft. of torque, his bright blue Dodge proved itself this year. Its impressive power numbers, along with a 5.4-second quarter mile and 263 feet of strength in the pull competition, lined Derek up for his first ever first place win at UCC.
Left: Derek pictured with the rest of the team, DNR Customs, that built the winning vehicle (Photo: Ultimate Callout Challenge's Facebook)
All in all, despite the less than ideal weather conditions, this year's Ultimate Callout Challenge was a blast. As soon as the rain cleared, things were back to normal, and all racecar activities ensued as planned.
See you next year, UCC!
Photo: UCC FB
Photo: UCC FB
Photo: UCC FB
SPOCOM's Debut Into the Modern American Muscle Scene
The First Ever
SPOCOM has long been known across the country for their kick ass sport compact shows. We've attended every single one in Southern California for the past few years and can attest to the quality of builds they draw in.
When we heard they were expanding their event offerings to include the booming modern muscle market, we knew we had to check it out. Here's how it went down.
TORQUED was much like the O.G. SPOCOM in that it drew full-on show cars, purpose-built track cars, and literally everything in between.
Amazing under-hood murals, crazy wraps, huge turbochargers, insane fitment, free energy drinks, and models... lots and lots of models.
aFe POWER's Booth
We came prepared with handfuls of t-shirts, tons of goodie bags, stickers and, most importantly, three of our favorite in-house USDM cars – including two modded 5.0 Mustangs and a brand-new-to-us Challenger Hellcat.
Walking the aisles, attendees were rewarded with not only tons of eye candy, but also an overwhelming sense of community. Quite a few car clubs came in full force and it seemed everyone knew everyone.
It was truly a prime example of what the "car scene" is meant to be.
Honestly, the sheer amount of cars that were in attendance was pretty impressive, but it's not everyday that you can check out dozens of high-horsepower Vipers, Hellcats, Demons, and more – all in one place.
All we know, is we'll see you at the next TORQUED.
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In 1999, advanced FLOW engineering was born. What started as a dream and a passion for automobiles led us on this exciting journey. We had a vision for what an air filter should be and what you see is the result of that vision.
Our attention to detail is evident in our filters, and in every product we design and produce. Now in our 20th year, our Cold Air Intake Systems, Exhaust Systems, and other product lines are second to none, all built in our 160,000+ sq. ft. facility in Corona, California and we continue to grow.
Our growth and continued success would not be possible without the right team of people. We share the same dream, vision, and passion for performance. This united front is what allows us to create such exciting and compelling products.
-Shahriar "Nick" Niakan, President & CEO
WHO WE ARE
WHAT WE DO
A MESSAGE FROM
Thank you for your continued support of aFe and for celebrating with us in our 20th year in the automotive aftermarket. This is what we do.
We are craftsmen. We are engineers. We are innovators. We are performance car enthusiasts. And we are passionate about the pursuit of power.
We do it for the enthusiasts. For the feeling our products deliver. For the adrenaline rush.
Superior products are the foundation of aFe POWER. We are in the business to create the most exciting, highly engineered products in the world. We’re not like the others. Our products excel in every way – the installation, the fit, and the performance are benchmarks in the automotive aftermarket industry.
It's easy to get caught up in the routine of daily life. Most people here at aFe POWER are car enthusiasts first – Engineers, Marketers, Salespeople, Technicians, second.
Every once in a while, we have to take a step back. Forget about creating new products and forget about the business side of things, because that’s not why we’re here.
We’re here because we not only want to exercise our passion every day, but because we want the chance to share our passion with others.
The only things we love more than creating high-performance products are, one, using them ourselves and, two, hearing about the awesome experiences they allow our customers to have.
aFe POWER, as a company, started because a couple of enthusiasts wanted to make superior aftermarket products. Plain and simple. It’s our business model. We wouldn’t make it if we wouldn’t use it.
WHY WE'RE HERE
Sure, you’ve probably heard about how aFe products are flow-tested and dyno-tested, but we don’t stop there. If you’re buying off-road suspension for your Raptor, best believe that suspension has hit the most insane trails in Ocotillo. Our Jeep intakes have tackled rock crawling, stream-crossing, KOH – and the list goes on.
If you’ve been following along with some of our past news, you know we’ve been working to expand our suspension offerings. A lot of our parts we’re either updating or rebuilding from the ground-up and, like the rest of our products, with new inventive ideas, comes rigorous testing.
...This is the part of the job that puts it all back into perspective.
As we sit in the middle of the vast expanse of the hot Southern California desert, ready to explore, or as we’re looking out to a view of neighboring towns after we tackle a gnarly mountain climb – we remember, this is why we’re here in the first place.
Needless to say, we’ve been developing a bunch of new parts, we’ve been shredding around putting them to the test, and we can’t wait to share them with you.
Off-roaders, sand toy enthusiasts: stay tuned to the website for news and new parts, fresh off the proving grounds, coming soon. In the meantime, we’ll see you on (or off) the trails.
Torqued: Saturday, April 20th from 1pm-6pm at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa California
Modern Muscle fans rejoice! SPOCOM introduces TORQUED, their first event that caters directly to the modern domestic market.
Bimmerfest West 2019: May 25th-26th at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana California
Ultimate Callout Challenge 2019: May 3rd-5th at the Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg Indiana
Join aFe POWER at Ultimate Callout Challenge (UCC). The event features diesel drag races, sled pulls, dyno challenges, and more.
Join aFe POWER at the largest gathering of BMW enthusiasts on the West Coast! Featuring two whole days of action, with a new time attack event being added this year, the admission is $20 per car (purchased on-site).
If you're attending, be sure to swing by aFe POWER's booth to pick up some gear, see what new products we're releasing, and talk to the engineers who make them.
This weekend’s 14th annual Spring Festival of LX in Pomona, California, offered perfect drag racing weather as thousands of Mopar enthusiasts cheered for their favorite racer and enjoyed checking out everything this event had to offer. aFe was at the heart of the action, showing off new products such as our Black Series Momentum GT carbon fiber cold air intakes and new exhaust systems for Dodge Demons and Hellcats. A huge shoutout to everyone who stopped by our booth to take advantage of our great show deals and participated in our raffle. Congrats to Horacio M. who won the grand prize: an aFe cat back exhaust system. Check out more pictures and videos from the Spring Festival of LX on our Social Media channels @afepower. Stay tuned for our next event!
New C.A.R.B. EO Number
GM Diesel Trucks
aFe POWER is proud to announce a new California Air Resources Board (C.A.R.B.) EO Number for our GM DFS780 Fuel Systems. These products are now exempt in all 50 states and will pass all state emission tests.
2001-2019 Silverado/Sierra 2500/3500 6.6L (td)
New C.A.R.B. EO Number
aFe Power is proud to announce a new California Air Resources Board (C.A.R.B.) EO Number for 1992-2013 BMW cars with naturally aspirated engines. These products are now exempt in all 50 states and will pass all state emission tests.
1992-2013 3-Series L6-2.5/2.8/3.0L NA 2004-2009 5-Series L6-3.0L NA 2004-2009 5/6-Series V8-4.4/4.8L 2002-2005 7-Series V8-4.4/4.8L 1992-1999 M3 L6-3.0/3.2L 2008-2013 M3 V8-4.0L 2006-2010 M5/M6 V10-5.0L 1997-1999 Z3 L6-2.8L 2006-2008 Z4 3.0i/si L6-3.0L NA 2006-2008 Z4M L6-3.2L 2005-2006 Mini Cooper L4-1.6L
Innovation is what aFe POWER thrives on and recently we acquired new equipment to help us design and create parts more efficiently. Recently, we added new, state-of-the-art CNC lathe and mill machines and our fourth 3D printer. This will allow us to keep up with rapid prototyping and development of first-to-market products.
Our New 3D Printer is a Stratasys F270 model, which is actually our second modern Stratasys 3D printer that we've added to our headquarters recently.
These printers have proven to be easy for us to operate and maintain, and is more than proficient at providing us quality prototype parts to test.
We've set this particular unit up to print flexible material, so we can test prototype couplings much more efficiently than ever before.
The auto-calibration and easy material swaps make this particular brand of 3D printer a very nice addition to our workflow.
This is one addition we are particularly excited about. The Haas VF-2 is their most popular model of CNC machine, and for good reason. This vertical machining CNC provides outstanding features at an excellent price, and offers us a wide range of available options to customize our machine to our exact needs.
With an 8100-rpm spindle, 20-pocket carousel, and 55-gallon coolant tank, this machine is ready to tackle all of our exciting plans for it.
This will allow us to CNC mill out prototype parts very quickly, allowing us to produce new products much faster than ever before.
Our new CNC Lathe is the ST-35 model from Haas. With a 21" x 26" max capacity and 4.0" bar capacity, this workhorse is perfect for tackling some of our upcoming projects. This unit in particular provides us easy setup flexibility, extreme rigidity, and high thermal stability.
Its medium footprint and big-bore spindle make it perfect for our machine shop. Space savings are always welcome, especially as we keep adding to the aFe arsenal of equipment!
These are just three recent additions, and we don't plan to stop any time soon. Stay tuned as the aFe Family of products continues to grow and expand across all makes and models of vehicles!
Save the Date! March 23rd, 2019 aFe will be attending the Spring Festival of LX at the historic Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California. This event hosts the largest gathering of Dodge/Chrysler LX platformed vehicles in So-Cal, with spectators and show vehicles coming in from all across the nation to attend. Last year, we had a huge booth with tons of new product on display and goodies for sale. This year, we’ll have a killer lineup of booth vehicles, a trailer stocked with product for sale and lots of freebies to raffle off. Make sure not to miss it! Below are some pictures from last year's show.