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.
10 BEST INTERIORS
TRUCK OF THE
-Texas Auto Writers Association
Detroit Auto Show
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
View Ford Raptor ProductsView Jeep Wrangler JL Products
- 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
AT THIS YEAR'S
Whether you are going for a murdered-out look on your off-road focused Jeep, or throwing some striking gold accents on your lifted show truck, aFe’s diff covers not only allow for ample diversification from the crowd – but also provide all the protection and benefits that you would want from an aftermarket cover.
Each one provides more fluid capacity over stock as well as a magnetic drain plug while a majority of them feature both internal and external cooling fins.
JEEP WRANGLER JK
To learn more and to see what we offer for your vehicle, check out aFe POWER's differential covers HERE.
JEEP WRANGLER JL
PICK YOUR POISON
Same platform, same product, different taste – which one would you choose?
This year, as soon as the aFe POWER team made our way outside, we were happy to see an impressive array of custom builds sporting our differential covers. Just outside the South Hall, the SEMA Show hosts the famous "Ford Out Front" exhibition, along with several extreme, off-road builds and over-the top lifted trucks.
With already finished powder-coated color options, as well as a raw aluminum finish available, our differential covers have proven to be extremely popular in the aftermarket customization world.
Our Street Series diff covers are offered in a raw aluminum finish and are ideal for those looking for a true custom look. The Pro Series, on the other hand, come with black powder-coat finish for a durable, traditional look. All of the top-of-the-line Pro Series incorporate a convenient oil level sight glass as well as a premium magnetic deep reach fill plug. For optimum form and function, we have you covered…get it?
In most cases, the top-of-the-line Pro Series incorporates a convenient oil level sight glass as well as
a premium magnetic drain and deep
reach fill plug.
C7 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06
In a world full of bolt-on fender flares and air suspension, tastefully modified performance cars are getting harder and harder to come by at shows. Budget builds are budget builds, but quality performance parts, a stunning wheel and tire setup, and cars that are driven to their full potential will always grab our attention.
LEXUS IS200T F-SPORT
aFe POWER Black Series Momentum Carbon Fiber Intake
aFe POWER PFADT Series Tri-Y Long Tube Headers & X-Pipe
aFe POWER Twisted Steel Connection Pipes
aFe POWER MACH Force-Xp Cat-Back Exhaust
aFe CONTROL PFADT Series Sway Bars & End Links
aFe CONTROL PFADT Series Featherweight Coilovers
aFe POWER SCORCHER PRO Performance Programmer
APR Full Carbon Fiber Aero Kit
Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tires
FROM THE SHOW FLOOR...
TO THE STREET...
...and even the track.
Party in the parking lot at SEMA Ignited?
The hottest new wheel and tire setup?
Were you at SEMA This Year?
We want to see the most badass stuff you found and see what a blast you had.
Send us your photos on Instagram @aFePOWER
Selfies with Vaughn Gittin Jr?
AS AN ENTHUSIAST...
AS SOMEONE IN THE INDUSTRY...
From companies exhibiting their latest and greatest inventions, to buyers from across the globe, the SEMA Show is one of the busiest and most important times of the year for those in the automotive industry.
For those of you that are unfamiliar, the SEMA Show is a trade-only event – meaning, if you aren't in the automotive industry, essentially, you can't attend.
Each year it draws an insane amount of attendees. For 2018, the number continues to grow, with an estimated 150,000 people in attendance.
It's a collection of some of the most incredible vehicle builds in the country. It's the debut event for thousands of innovative new products. It's probably the only place you can turn your head one way and see Ken Block, and turn it the other way and spot a modified wide-body Lamborghini.
HONDA CIVIC TYPE R
Because it already has such a sporty design, the Type R always draws attention, but some people can go over the top with modifications.
Luis' is tasteful – sporting a stock engine bay aside from the Takeda Momentum Cold Air Intake, with our performance-oriented Pro 5R air filter.
Luis explained, "The SEMA crunch was pretty spot-on this year, with less than two months to get everything together. This is my sixth time attending the show, but my first year being a booth car and its been an amazing road to here."
JEEP WRANGLER JK
aFe POWER's Differential Covers overtook the off-road portions of this year's SEMA Show. With a raw aluminum or black powder coated finish available, several builds rocked their custom finish choices.
For consumers, the SEMA Show is also the holy grail of automotive events –but for different reasons. With plenty of celebrity autograph signings, seminars to attend, and (of course) incredible builds to see, there is no shortage of things to do.
Some of the aFe team have been in Vegas for almost a week already – preparing our booth, product displays, and show vehicles for what (for most in the industry) is the busiest week of the year: the SEMA Show.
The show officially kicks off Tuesday morning, so Monday night was full of last minute touches – throwing the tips on our exhaust displays and dusting off all the fingerprints.
Over 30 people from our team hit the floors running first thing Tuesday.
The week commences...
Spotlighted in our booth as well as in SEMA's New Product Showcase, our AGD made its debut at this year's show. Its understated, yet captivating screen design is drawing in many questions from attendees.
With over 25 parameters to view, and more on the way, the all-in-one device monitors, records, and data logs important vehicle information – and will be shipping late December, 2018 for most vehicles 2009 and newer.
Advanced Gauge Display "AGD"
Quantum Cold Air Intake System
Our industrial-grade Quantum Series Cold Air Intakes recently debuted with applications for Dodge/RAM, GM, and Ford trucks, with many more on the way.
Quantum takes the same quality and performance focus aFe always delivers, and turns it into a convenient, sealed, easy-to-install system with plenty of innovative features such as an integrated filter-to-housing design and flexible bellows couplings.
2019 BMW M2 Competition
"Black Ops" Jeep Wrangler JL
Dodge Demon "Hellcab"
Products mounted on displays are great for educational purposes, but let's face it – products on vehicles are much more fun to look at.
With a brand new BMW M2 Competition, a murdered-out Jeep Wrangler JL, and a Dodge Demon dubbed the "Hellcab," our SEMA booth has plenty of eye candy to go around.
aFe POWER'S BOOTH
Visit aFe POWER's exhibit in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center : Booth #21309
- aFe Black Series Momentum Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake System
- aFe MACH Force-XP 3" 304 Stainless Steel Cat-back Exhaust System
- aFe Control Adjustable Coilovers
- aFe SCORCHER BLUE Bluetooth Power Module
- Falken Azenis FK510 Tires
- Vorsteiner VFF-103 Carbon Graphite Wheels
- Vorsteiner VRS Aero Carbon Fiber Kit
- Race Ramps
aFe Rock Basher 3" Exhaust System
aFe Momentum GT Cold Air Intake System
Black Ops 4x4 Custom Body, Frame, & Chassis
Currie Enterprises "Super 70" Rock Jock Ring & Pinion
RCV Big Bell Rockwell 300mm CVs w/ "Super 60" Knuckles
ARB 70/80 Air Lockers
Reid Racing Super Kingpin
JE REEL 1350 Long Slip Competition Driveshaft
Interco iRok Tires
Method Double Standard Wheels
Bartact Custom Tactical Bar and Loop Seat Covers
Artec Custom Rocker Guards
VKS Fabrication Bumpers
Warn 8000lb Winch
TerraFlex Long Arm Suspension w/ ORI Custom STX 20" Struts
- aFe Twisted Steel Longtube Headers
- aFe Connection Pipes
- aFe MACH Force-XP 304 Stainless Steel Cat-back Exhaust System
- aFe Magnum FORCE Stage-2 Cold Air Intake System
- Nitto NT555 Tires
- Race Ramps
Twisted Steel Long Tube Headers w/ Connection Pipes
'15 Dodge Challenger/Hellcat/Demon
This entry was posted in aFe News, New Products and tagged Cold Air Intake, Jeep Wrangler JL, SEMA Show 2018, BMW M2 Competition, Dodge Demon, Advanced Gauge Displayd, new products, aFe Power on October 31, 2018 by Jenna Schiebe.
Round 8 Finale of the Formula Drift Championship Leads to Wild Finish!
The 2016 Formula Drift Championship season came to an exciting conclusion this past weekend, holding its final round of the season was held at the famous Irwindale Speedway or, as those in the know call it, the “House of Drift”. The sold out event was sold out and had over 600,000 online viewers watching from all over the globe!
Thirty-two drivers prepared themselves in hopes of winning the final race of the season, but everyone’s eyes were focused on four drivers, each with a chance to win the sought after 2016 Formula Drift Title. Two-time champion Chris Forsberg led the championship standings with Fredric Aasbo, past champion Vaughn Gittin JR., and Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis all giving chase. With a 36-point lead over second, Forsberg, driver of the NOS Energy Drink Nissan 370 Z, had a solid lead coming into the final round. That lead was soon in question as Forsberg had an upset during his run against Patrick Mordaunt. Forsberg lost control and hit the outside wall preventing him from finishing the competition, giving Aasbo and Gittin a small glimmer of hope. They both battled hard for a shot of grabbing first in points. Unfortunately, Gittin was knocked out of the top 32 early, leaving Aasbo for a chance at the championship title. Aasbo, heading for an upset title win, made contact with Matt Field, preventing him from advancing to the next round. This gave Forsberg his 3rd championship title since Bakchis was too far behind in points.
Now that the crown of the 2016 Formula Drift Championship had been settled on a winner, the question remained on who would win the event at Irwindale Speedway. The final battle came down to aFe POWER sponsored Dai Yoshihara in his Subaru BR-Z, and Matt Field, driver of the Gears of War 4 Nissan S14. The final battle was a nail bitter as both teams wanted to win and finish the season on a high note. The stage was set for both drivers, in a two out of three face-off that would determine who would take home first place. Yoshihara was victorious in the first run, but he needed to come out on top again to take home the win. As Yoshihara mimicked every move Field made, a victory for Yoshihara looked obvious. Unfortunately, Yoshihara’s power steering broke on his second run, sending the aFe POWER sponsored BR-Z into the wall and cutting the run short. Field went on to win the season finisher of the Formula Drift series. While Yoshihara crashed, he still finished strong in second place at Irwindale Speedway, wrapping up the season in great stride taking 6th place in points.
If you own an FR-S or BR-Z and want to unleash it's full potential. Contact our team of performance experts at 888-901-7693 or order online at www.aFepower.com.
Magnum FLOW OER High Performance Filter
Takeda Momentum Carbon Fiber Intake
Takeda Torque Booster Tube
(Also Available in Black or Red)
Silver Bullet Throttle Body Spacer
Twisted Steel Long Tube Header
Takeda Cat-back Exhaust System
This entry was posted in aFe News and tagged GT-86 Performance, BR-Z Performance, FR-S Performance, GT-86, Drifting, Irwindale Speedway, Scion Racing, Dai Yoshihara, Subaru BR-Z, Scion FR-S, Formula Drift, Scion, performance, toyota, aFe Power on October 14, 2016 by Josh Biggers.
We are proud to announce we have received another California Air Resources Board (CARB) E.O. number for additional aFe POWER Throttle Body Spacer applications. This CARB executive order confirms this group of TBS part numbers being 50 state legal.
CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD (C.A.R.B) EXECUTIVE ORDER #D-550-16
This entry was posted in CARB Updates, aFe News and tagged Suzuki, Infiniti, Acura, Performance parts, CARB approved, Subaru, Chevy, Dodge, GM, throttle body spacer, honda, porsche, performance, carb, ford, toyota, Nissan, aFe Power, Jeep on October 12, 2016 by Josh Biggers.