2012-2015 Jeep Wrangler JK Models Get Estimated 14 More Horsepower with AEM Air Intake System

Engine Bay with AEM Jeep Wrangler Air Intake 21-8316DS
Engine Bay with AEM Jeep Wrangler Air Intake 21-8316DS
The Jeep Wrangler has been a long time favorite among off-road enthusiasts worldwide. The current JK platform debuted in 2007 and has received much praise in the 4X4 community. For the 2012 model year, the Jeep Wrangler JK received a new 3.6-liter Pentastar VVT V6 engine.
AEM Cold Air Intake 21-8316DS for Jeep Wrangler
AEM Cold Air Intake 21-8316DS for Jeep Wrangler


The new 3.6L Pentastar V6 is rated at 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. These are impressive numbers for the stock configuration. However, at AEM, we engineer our air intakes to outperform and part number 21-8316DS for the 2012 to 2013 Jeep Wrangler 3.6L lives up to that motto. Our sealed airbox intake system added outstanding gains from 4000 to 5500 RPM culminating in peak gains at an estimated 14 horsepower at 5,750 RPM and an additional 13 lb-ft of torque at 5,550 RPM. The increase in performance offered by part number 21-8316DS can prove useful in a variety of situations, whether it's merging onto a highway, towing a trailer, or off course rock climbing in your Jeep Wrangler.
AEM Air Intake for Jeep Wrangler
Dyno Chart for Jeep Wrangler Air Intake 21-8316DS
Dyno Chart for Jeep Wrangler Air Intake 21-8316DS
  • Increased Horsepower
  • Excellent Air Filtration
  • Reusable Dryflow Synthetic Air Filter
  • Sealed Air Box
  • Includes AEM Filter Minder® Gauge
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty


When AEM engineers set out to build a 2012 to 2013 Wrangler JK intake system they kept the needs of hardcore off-road enthusiasts in mind. AEM engineers used a sealed airbox design to retain the stock air inlet so that water intrusion characteristics of the Wrangler JK remain as designed by the factory. Wrangler JK owners can feel confident when crossing water or mud. Another advantage is that AEM part number 21-8316DS is compatible with the various snorkel systems already available in the aftermarket community.
AEM Cold Air Intake 21-8316DS for Jeep Wrangler
AEM Cold Air Intake 21-8316DS for Jeep Wrangler


Protected inside the sealed airbox of AEM intake system, the 21-2147D-HK is an oversized AEM Dryflow synthetic washable air filter for outstanding airflow, filtration, and performance while allowing easy oil-free cleaning. Incorporated into the airbox design is an AEM Filter Minder® Gauge, which helps Wrangler owners easily determine whether or not it is time to clean their AEM Dryflow Air Filter. AEM Dryflow Air Filters for intake systems can go up to 100,000 miles before cleaning is necessary depending on driving conditions.

Installation of AEM's Sealed Airbox Air Intake system for 2012 to 2013 Jeep Wrangler JK models with 3.6 liter engines is simple and straightforward. It requires no cutting and can be installed with common tools. Part number 21-8316DS fits in the engine compartment like an OEM component.

Extensive durability testing of part number 21-8316DS gives AEM the confidence to offer a lifetime limited warranty. AEM warrants that its air intake systems and Dryflow air filters will last for the life of your vehicle. Wrangler JK owners can feel confident that an AEM Air Intake System will withstand the rugged use Jeeps are known for.

AEM cold air intakes for Jeep Wrangler models can be found on the Jeep Wrangler Cold Air Intakes page. AEM performance products for other vehicles can be found using the AEM Product Search. To find an AEM dealer near you, use Search for AEM Dealer or simply visit AEMintakes.com.

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