aFe POWER was proud to attend the MainStreetClosure Event in Downtown Riverside presented by Black Market Window Tint, Dusty To Ducky, and Premium Auto Styling on March 18th! The event had all types of vehicles from European exotics to built off-road trucks. Some of the hottest tuner cars in So Cal all gathered in Downtown Riverside that day to show off their rides, and aFe POWER was proud to be right there in the middle of the action. Hundreds of vehicles showed up as display vehicles and thousands of spectators gathered to check out the event throughout the day. There were vehicles of all types with aFe POWER parts on display, from lifted Jeeps to lowered BMWs, we were happy to see such variety right here in our backyard. The event took place only a few miles away from our Headquarters in Corona, California. We look forward to doing this event in the future, and be sure to follow our social media accounts @afepower to stay up-to-date on all events we will be attending!
What started out as an overcast and rainy Saturday morning turned out to be perfect weather for a cars and coffee meet in beautiful Southern California. In our first official cars and coffee of 2018, we set up shop around 6:30am to prepare for the dozens of cars that came to visit our event throughout the day. By the time 7am came around we had a whole row of cars of all kinds of makes and models filled up in front of our headquarters. In the minutes after, we had many more cars come in together and start wrapping around our building as space started filling up. Then more cars started showing up around 8am, including three Ferraris! Coffee and donuts were going fast, and the sun started coming out more and more. By 9am the weather was as perfect as a Spring day in SoCal could get, and by 10am we held our raffle, giving away a few goodie bags to some lucky winners. We here at aFe POWER would like to thank everyone who came out that day to visit our headquarters and show off their awesome builds!
New C.A.R.B. EO Number
Ford & Mercury
aFe POWER is happy to announce our first CARB executive order for 2018, making even more intake systems 50-state legal. This E.O. covers Ford and Mercury vehicles, specifically Mustang, Fusion and Milan models.
aFe POWER remains committed to getting 50-state legal status on all of our cold air intake systems, look for more applications coming soon.
2015-17 Ford Mustang V6 2015-16 Ford Mustang EcoBoost 2005-09 Ford Mustang V6 2005-06 Ford Mustang GT 2006-09 Ford Fusion 2006-09 Mercury Milan
CORONA, CA Feb. 5th, 2018 –aFe POWER, the leading manufacturer of high performance aftermarket automotive products is proud to announce that it has renewed its series partnership with the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) for the 2018, 10-weekend road racing campaign. aFe POWER has been the official Intake and Air Filter partner with PWC in recent years and continues its popular alliance with North America’s leading GT Production-based motorsports series.
This year, aFe POWER has worked closely with the Pirelli World Challenge to develop fan-related promotional programs and event offers through the 2018 PWC series with ticket giveaways, racing fan videos and PWC driver events. Follow us through our social media outlets; Twitter (@afepower), Instagram (@afepower) and Facebook (@afepower) for more info on 2018 PWC fan activities.
“We enjoyed our company’s relationship with the Pirelli World Challenge in 2016 and 2017,” said Mike Santa Cruz, Marketing Manager for advanced FLOW engineering (aFe POWER). “We have planned a number of different promotions this year at the PWC events including, sign-ups to get aFe POWER goodie bags and created a dedicated landing page www.afepower.com/pwc with exclusive offers and ticket package give-a-ways to PWC fans.
“We are very pleased with the return of advanced FLOW engineering (aFe POWER) as an official sponsor,” said Greg Gill, president and CEO of WC Vision, producers of the Pirelli World Challenge. “aFe POWER has a tremendous reputation in the automobile and truck aftermarket segment and has proven to be a leader with its superb products. It’s fun to have a company participate in a variety of race weekend promotions with PWC.”
The Pirelli World Challenge enters its 29th consecutive season competing on many of North America’s most prestigious road circuits beginning on March 9-11 in the streets of St. Petersburg. Seven separate classes from the likes of GT3 sports cars such as Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes, Corvette, Audi and Aston Martin as well as the new and exciting TCR division with cars like Audi, Hyundai, Honda, Volkswagen and Alfa Romeo.
About aFe POWER: advanced FLOW engineering (aFe POWER) is a premium designer and manufacturer of automotive performance upgrade systems and components. Founded in 1999 aFe POWER is headquartered in Corona, CA., with facilities in Riverside and Ontario CA. and Indianapolis, IN., totaling over 200,000 square feet for engineering, manufacturing, Research & Development and warehouse distribution. The aFe product line includes over 4,500 applications, which are designed, developed and manufactured in-house. Current product lines include; cold air intake systems, high performance direct fit and racing air filters, exhaust systems, intercoolers, turbochargers, programmers, diesel fuel systems, throttle body spacers, suspension and more. aFe is passionate about providing the most compelling, innovative, and highest performing products that are designed, built and tested in the USA.
We here at aFe POWER would like to thank everyone who came out to the Spring Festival of LX in Pomona, California this year! A little bit of rain didn't stop the thousands of enthusiasts who came out in their Mopar vehicles to celebrate the platform. There were hundreds of modified Dodge, Chrysler, and Jeeps to check out at the Pomona Fairplex this year, and we brought out some of the best American Muscle cars on the market right now! This year we had a Jeep Trackhawk, Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat, and a 5.7L Challenger equipped with one of our first Track Series Intake Kits! There was a little bit of everything to see for every kind of car enthusiast out in Pomona this past Saturday, from McLarens to Rat Rods. We look forward to another great year and hope to see you all again at the next show!
This entry was posted in aFe News on March 12, 2018 by Tyler Carrington.
Jeeps are the perfect vehicles to modify to go rock crawling. We here at aFe POWER know this, and developed an exhaust just for those who want to have the absolute most clearance from their Jeep exhaust as possible. Now just one week after taking delivery of our newly purchased 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL 3.6L V6, the Rock Basher exhaust was born. This exhaust is super compact, and uses the factory mounting locations for easy installation. Stock Jeep exhausts are known to be a weak point for rock crawling, mainly because of that huge suitcase muffler in the rear. With our system, that suitcase muffler is eliminated entirely, and the factory resonator is replaced with our short high flow muffler.
We fired up the exhaust for the first time and were very impressed with the sound. It wasn't as loud as we were expecting it to be, but with sounded deep and aggressive. Perhaps most suprising was it's highway performance. The Rock Basher exhaust made the Jeep respond faster, and gave the exhaust a nice "burp" during shifts. We took the Jeep at highway speeds and were pleased when we didn't notice any droning whatsoever.
If you’re a fan of a good hi-tuck system with a tip on the end, we have you covered with our MACH Force-Xp Hi-Tuck system. But for Jeeps that demand the most clearance and weight reduction, the short Rock Basher kit is the performance exhaust to go with!
aFe POWER jumped at the opportunity to purchase the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD equipped with the new L5P Duramax Motor. With stock horsepower numbers advertised at 445 @ 2,800 rpm, and 910 lb-ft of torque at 1,600 rpm, we had to see what we could do to make those numbers go up. We immediately started development of an intake system for the new L5P Duramax. We started with the Momentum intake, and designed it to take advantage of the massive hood scoop that comes standard on all new 2017 and 2018 Duramax trucks. We made sure to add a large filter to help extend the cleaning intervals for the intake system, and developed the tube to eliminate any air turbulence as it travels through the tube.
When we put the truck on our DynoJet Dyno, we pulled in 15 horsepower and 37 lb-ft of torque with just the aFe Power Momentum intake alone. When we finished the Magnum FORCE Stage-2 XP intake kit, we pulled in 18 horsepower and 43 lb-ft of torque, proving just how much the L5P motor needs to breathe. We then developed our Scorcher HD Module to see just how much power we could get out of a stock system with just that modification, and were amazed when we recorded a 60 horsepower and 120 lb-ft of torque gain over stock. Combine both the module and intake together and the L5P really takes off from a standstill!
With great power comes great heat, and it’s important to keep your ride cool with upgrades like our exhaust kits, differential covers, and intercooler tubes. Those upgrades will help keep temperatures low when you start increasing the horsepower, meaning greater durability and extended performance in hot weather.
Now our 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD feels much more responsive and sounds great under acceleration. The truck feels much different than stock, and the amount of torque to the rear wheels really plants you in the seat as you take off. Add the simple plug and play Sprint Booster module to give the throttle body a 1-to-1 throttle response, and the new Sierra 2500HD/Silverado 2500HD feels the way it should have felt right off the factory floor!
We here at aFe POWER are addicted to performance. We know to get the most out of your vehicle, you need to tune the computer that controls your engine. We’re working in conjunction with PSI POWER in Indiana to develop tunes to get you the most performance possible from your setup. For the Scorcher PRO, we offer you custom tunes that are uniquely developed for the modifications you have on your specific vehicle. We take the time to test all our tunes on our in-house DynoJet Dyno to ensure the best results.
When looking for a performance computer tuner, it’s important to buy one from an established and proven brand, and the people at PSI power have been in the business for over 80 years developing tunes for all kinds of vehicles. Modifying the hardware on your vehicle like an aFe Power Intake, exhaust, and headers will increase the flow and get you more power than stock, but the true power of those upgrades is fully unlocked with a computer tuner. The stock computer tune will only allow for so much flow before triggering a check engine light. Our tuner bypasses that issue completely by flashing the computer through your OBDII port and uploading a tune that is specifically designed for the flow profile of your vehicle.
Our Scorcher Pro allows for full reprogramming of the computer with our custom designed tunes for the best performance. The Scorcher Pro also allows for ECU tunes for stock vehicles as well. The Scorcher PRO also allows you to read and clear any diagnostic trouble codes (DTC’s) on your vehicle, and display vehicle data using on-screen full color customizable gauges. It also has Wifi capability so you can easily download your custom tunes whenever and wherever you want! We're excited to bring you this new product that allows you to get the most power your vehicle has to offer!
aFe POWER, the leading manufacturer of high performance aftermarket automotive products, spent a week at King of the Hammers in Johnson Valley California to support Jordan Pellegrino racing for GenRight Off Road. This year, Jordan took on racing in the 4400 Unlimited Class as car number 98. Jordan started out riding dirt bikes as early as age 3, and honed his skills offroading over the years, eventually moving up to Rock Crawlers. He has since made the podium multiple times in the 4500 class, and this year it was time for him to move up to the 4400 Class in Ultra 4 Racing. aFe POWER provided GenRight with our world-class racing air filters to give them the performance advantage that a race this grueling demands. King of the Hammers is an unforgiving one-day race in the desert to see who can run the track in the fastest time. Hundreds of drivers compete, but only a few actually complete the course. A week before the big race day, we hopped in our new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL V6 and headed for the desert about two hours away from our headquarters to be a part of the action.
The weather conditions in the desert were perfect on race day, something that all of the drivers were relieved to see as they lined up at 6:30am on Friday for the King of the Hammers main event. The start of the race was at 8am sharp, and this group of racers didn't hold back. Everyone on Friday's race gave full throttle off the line, and took the first few corners at speed. There were many flips, flat tires, and crushed metal throughout the race. Jordan Pellegrino had at least one flat tire, and a few crashes that broke some crucial equipment in his rock racer, but after around 12 and a half hours inside his vehicle, Jordan Pellegrino managed to finish in 26th place. Only 29 people finished that day.
Saturday, aFe POWER stayed for the GenRight jeep trail run, where over 250 off-road enthusiasts signed up to go out and view parts of the race course. Thanks again to everyone who signed up and received a free aFe POWER goodie bag! The weather on Saturday was not so forgiving as it was during the week, as high winds blew dust at us all throughout the day. Luckily, our 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL handled the trails perfectly. Our new Jeep didn't even have 1,000 miles on the odometer when we were taking it over rocks that were bigger than our tires, and it still performaned like you'd expect a Jeep Wrangler to.
Overall every day out there in Johnson Valley that week was a test for every vehicle's off-road capability. We noticed improved throttle response when crawling when compared to the stock Jeep JL, and our RaceRunner shocks proved themselves more than capable of picking up speed in the dirt. For others though, air filters were working overtime, stock exhausts would get crushed, and stock suspension systems revealed their true capability. Lucky for those out there with aFe POWER on their ride, they could focus more on the trail knowing their ride is breathing easy.
At the trail run, we had our Momentum cold air intake system prototype installed, MACH Force-XP High Tuck cat-back exhaust, 35 in. Yokohama tires on RaceLine wheels, and RaceRunner 2.0 shocks with leveling springs. This setup proved to be very capable on the trails, even without the Rubicon fenders that give a bit more clearance for the tires. Overall we look forward to upgrading our Jeep JL V6 even more to see its full capabilities when taken offroading on even harder trails.
aFe POWER knows one of the best ways to get power from your engine is to help it breathe better. That’s why as soon as we purchased our new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited 3.6L V6 we had to design a performance intake for it. We spent hours mapping out and scanning the engine bay to get the most precise model to design the intake on. Then we spent even more time designing the intake system using the computer program SolidWorks.
Within days, we developed a fully functioning prototype ready for testing. Over two decades of experience, along with our advanced equipment such as our 3D printers and production molds, helped us to develop the intake so quickly. Our first aftermarket intake for the Wrangler JL was the aFe POWER Momentum Intake kit, to give your Jeep aggressive off-road performance and protection from the elements while offroading. We then set out on producing our Stage-2 Cold Air Intake for the performance enthusiast looking to get the most flow possible, while maintaining a unique exposed filter look when the hood is open. We have multiple designs set to be produced for our new Jeep Wrangler JLU, one to suit every environment and driving style out there.
Our preliminary tests with our cold air intakes on the Jeep JL look good, with solid power gained throughout the RPM range of the Pentastar 3.6L V6 equipped Jeep Wrangler JL. The sound produced from the intake system was also deep and throaty under acceleration, a noticeable change from the very quiet stock intake system. Improved throttle response could also be felt from just the intake change alone, which is a key improvement for any Jeep Wrangler. Sound clips of the Momentum prototype are already on our Instagram page @afepower if you'd like to hear what this system sounds like!
Follow Our 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Build
- Development Begins: aFe Purchases Jeep Wrangler JL For Development
- Suspension: aFe CONTROL Jeep JL RaceRunner Off-Road Shock Development
- Exhaust: aFe POWER Exhaust Development for Jeep Wrangler JL
- Intake: aFe Power Develops Cold Air Intake for Jeep Wrangler JL (Current Page)
Jeep JL V6 Stock Intake
Wrangler JL V6 Momentum 3D Print
JL V6 Momentum Tube Assembled
aFe Momentum Prototype for 2018 Jeep JL V6
Stage-2 Jeep JL V6 Prototype