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: