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!
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.
Product testing is a tough job, but hey, someone has got to do it. We headed out to Ocotillo Wells with our Ford Raptor, Jeep JK, JL and a few side-by-sides all outfitted with aFe for some field testing. The washboard trails and dirt packed hill-climbs proved to be the perfect environment for some real-world R&D.
This entry was posted in aFe News and tagged Cat-Back Exhaust, Diff Cover, Performance Products, Ocotillo Wells, Ford Raptor, Jeep Wrangler JK, Jeep Wrangler JL, aFe Power on March 7, 2019 by Tyler Carrington.
Albert's Jeep is now sporting aFe POWER's Torque Tube Headers, High-Flow Down-Pipes, Throttle Body Spacer, and Cold Air Intake System.
Albert and his team will be racing Wednesday, February 6th, 2019. Stay tuned to aFe POWER's blog and social media for KOH coverage.
The King of the Hammers event is the ultimate combination of rock crawling and off-road racing. It’s referred to as the most difficult single day off-road event in North America – but still is basically an off-road enthusiast's heaven.
The event draws insane amounts of attendees to Johnson Valley, California – from racers and fans, to vendors and media. Months before KOH, thousands of off-road enthusiasts are spending their nights in the shop, cranking away at their builds in preparation for Every Man Challenge (EMC), King of the Hammers, Desert Invitational and even grueling UTV races.
KOH Week draws mixed feelings (a love hate relationship, as some say), similar to that feeling that is familiar in other aspects of the aftermarket automotive world – whether it’s throwing loads money into your car only to have it break and do it all over again, or industry veterans' perception of large trade events. KOH is man vs. machine vs. nature.
...One of those enthusiasts is a good friend of ours, Albert Contreras. Here’s his story.
Racers are a unique breed; there are those that race for the money and to get their name plastered on a trophy. But, there are also those that race because that’s what they’re truly passionate about – and that’s what they love doing. That’s Albert.
A certain level of respect comes along with those that can build something with their very own hands, to surpass those that have put hundreds of thousands of dollars into a build. Though he has yet to cross the finish line at KOH, Albert has already earned respect from many enthusiasts for his work.
2019 is going to be Albert’s 7th year at King of the Hammers and, maybe even equally as impressive, his Jeep’s 40th race. For lack of better words… this Jeep’s been through some ‘stuff’ – from cross-country races, literally from the west coast to the east coast, and multiple instances of rolling over, getting right back on its wheels, and continuing to race. He explains, “It’s been through seven years of hard, hard, punishing races.”
Albert has been into Jeeps since a very young age and started with just tearing them apart and getting to know the platform. Now, he knows every single generation like the back of his hand. That’s why his Southern California based shop, Jeep Thrillz, is so highly recommended in the off-road community.
He was an aFe POWER product connoisseur long before we got in contact with him – reportedly running our air intake and exhaust systems for the past 7 or 8 years or so. As soon as we learned of his mission with KOH, we were extremely excited to step in and offer our support.
“We’ve been completely prepping the vehicle, from top to bottom. Every year we try to make the car a little bit lighter and faster, to see if we can get to the podium. I’ve gotten so close to finishing this race. Every year I’ve been from 10 miles to 15 miles, 20 miles, from the podium, but I think 2019 is going to be our year.”
This year, Albert has refreshed his already impressive build by installing some brand new aFe POWER parts on his Jeep. One never knows what will help push the Jeep over its
threshold and get Albert to the podium –
or that much closer to the finish line.
“I think this is our year. 2019 is our year. We’ve
been through so much with this vehicle and
racing it – we’ve got to put this car on that
...Whatever it takes.”
The second annual Toyo Tires Calendar Launch event, in collaboration with Super Street, went off without a hitch despite unpredictable weather. With pouring rain beforehand, the skies cleared just in time for us to check out the eclectic mix of awesome builds and snag a few 2019 calendars from the Toyo girls.
Held at the Honda Center in Anaheim, there was a great crowd of enthusiasts drawn to some of So-Cal’s greatest builds. Here are just a few of our favorites spotted at the show. Where you there?
Our Mustang GT was surrounded by imports off all fashions - but there was no lack of impressive USDM vehicles, either. A mint condition Ford GT made an appearance, along with plenty of modified modern muscle.
It's not very often you come across an automotive event of this caliber anymore - with everything from modified daily drivers with crazy wraps, full-on race cars, to exotics, all without any hassle from the locals.
Some cars from big names in the scene, such as JayCray, Bisimoto, and Johnny Grunwald, were spotted as well.
Two iterations of the legendary Acura NSX made an appearance - both outfitted in a gorgeous candy apple red paint color.
The OG NSX' classic sports car stature stole the hearts of many JDM enthusiasts, but sitting next to the new one, these cars together stole the show.
2015 Ford Mustang GT
Stay tuned to aFe POWER's blog for more photos and event coverage. Do have a build equipped with aFe POWER product? Please contact us with info on your ride and photos to share here on our blog or on social media.
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With more storage, more power, more efficiency, and more safety features – it’s the strongest, most capable, and most advanced RAM 1500 yet.
Some say it’s the perfect combination of luxury and performance…
...but we beg to differ.
We took the already award-winning 2019 model year Ram 1500 and made it even better.
This entry was posted in aFe News, New Products and tagged 2019 Ram 1500, Pro GUARD D2 Oil Filter, Twisted Steel Y-Pipe, MACH Force Exhaust system, Magnum FLOW OER Air Filter, Momentum GT Cold Air Intake, Headers, aFe Power, Magnum FORCE on December 18, 2018 by Jenna Schiebe.
With the Jeep Wrangler JL's debut earlier this year and Ford's big news of the re-release of the new Ranger,
the 2018 SEMA Show
With an abundance of applicable new products, the show was definitely geared towards these new releases. Some companies even opted for actual dirt on the floors of their booths, rather than the usual carpet or tile to draw in the proper crowd.
- aFe Momentum Cold Air Intake System
- aFe Hi-Tuck MACH Force-Xp Cat-Back Exhaust System
- aFe RaceRunner Leveling Kit
- aFe SCORCHER BLUE Bluetooth Power Module
- aFe Front & Rear Differential Covers
- Raceline Wheels
- Yokohama GeoLander Tires
- T-Rex ZROADZ Grilles with 2” LEDs
- WARN Winch
- GenRight Front/Rear Bumpers & Sliders
- Factor 55 HitchLink
- JcrOffroad Steel Fenders & Liners
JEEP WRANGLER JL
JEEP WRANGLER JL
- aFe Momentum Cold Air Intake System
- aFe Rock Basher Cat-Back Exhaust
- Fabtech Long Arm Suspension
- Dirt Logic Coilovers
- Steersmarts HD Cromoly Tie Rod, HD Drag Link, & Trac Bar
- Factor 55 Ultra Hook Link, HD Fairlead
- Rock Hard Rock Sliders
- Dana Advantek 4:88 Gears
- Baja Designs Lighting
- Bestop Sunrider Front Top
- WARN Winch
- Katzkin Custom Leather Interior
- Mickey Thompson Wheels & Tires
FORD RAPTORFrom our famous cold air intake systems and air filters, to exhaust systems, suspension, and more - we have products ready to hit the streets or the dirt.
For more information on the aFe POWER and Sway-A-Way products featured on these vehicles, or to see what we carry for yours, check out our website.
- Baja Designs Lighting
- Custom Side Exit Exhaust
- Aluminum Fender Liners
- Method Beadlock Wheels
- BFG 39" KM2 Tires
- Currie Rear End
- Alcon Big Brake Kit
- Custom Front & Rear Bumpers
In addition to a heavily modified JL displayed in our booth this year, we brought our very own "featured vehicle", previously used for product research and development.
...Here's a few of our favorite builds.
Built in partnership w/ X-Treme Toyz
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- aFe Momentum XP Cold Air Intake
- aFe SCORCHER PRO Programmer
- aFe Sway-A-Way Front Coilovers & Rear Bypass Shock Absorbers
- RPG Longtravel Suspension
- Carbon Fiber Fenders & Bedsides