AEM air intakes replace 2011-2016 Chevy Cruz 1.4L factory components with a gray powder coated aluminum air intake tube, AEM Dryflow synthetic air filter, and an application specific air filter heat shield
It wasn’t long ago that turbochargers were only used in high-performance cars. The idea is that by forcing air into the combustion chamber performance is improved over a naturally aspirated engine because more air and proportionately more fuel can enter the engine than with atmospheric pressure alone. A turbocharger is one way in which a 4-cylinder car, like a Subaru WRX STi, is able to produce nearly as much horsepower as a V8 engine with a lot less weight. Recently auto manufacturers have been relying on turbocharger technology to improve fuel efficiency. By adding a turbo charger to a smaller than usual engine, cars like the Chevy Cruz Eco 1.4-liter turbo can produce 138 horsepower, 148 lb-ft of torque, and get an amazing EPA estimated 42 mpg.
By adding a turbo charger to small engines, cars like the Chevy Cruz Eco 1.4-liter turbo can produce 138 horsepower, 148 lb-ft of torque, and get an amazing EPA estimated 42 mpg hwy
Similarly an AEM cold air intake system is able to improve an engine’s efficiency by reducing the amount of power being spent on drawing air into the engine. Typically, the factory air intake tubing, stock air filter box, and disposable air filter is a significant point of restriction in modern fuel injected cars. The stock components are particularly restrictive in cars with turbocharged engines. By replacing restrictive factory components with an AEM cold air intake system the engine is able to breathe easier, in turn increasing performance by boosting horsepower and torque which results in better acceleration. For 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Chevy Cruz Eco 1.4L turbo models AEM air intake AEM-21-744C replaces the restrictive factory components with a charcoal gray powder coated mandrel bent aluminum air intake tube coupled to an open element AEM Dryflow air filter which is protected from engine heat by an application specific air filter heat shield. The result is an impressive estimated 13 more horsepower and 19 lb-ft of torque gain right in the middle of the power band at 3,400 RPM.
Increasing performance with AEM air intake system 21-744C will not put 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Chevy Cruz Eco 1.4L turbo models at risk. AEM air intake systems and AEM Dryflow air filters are designed and tested to provide high-airflow and increased performance without sacrificing filtration efficiency or engine protection. AEM Dryflow air filters are built with a non-woven synthetic air filter media pleated between coated wire mesh. Non-oiled AEM Dryflow air filters are designed for easy cleaning and durable service without the need for air filter oil. AEM Induction Systems stands behind its products with a Lifetime Limited Warranty and the ability to wash and reuse an AEM Dryflow air filter means it will be the last air filter that 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Chevy Cruz Eco 1.4L turbo owners will need to purchase.
AEM air intake 21-744C is a performance upgrade that looks as if it could have been installed from the factory
The AEM air intake system for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Chevy Cruz Eco 1.4L turbo models comes complete with all the necessary hardware and step by step installation instructions. In around 90 minutes or less AEM air intake 21-744C can be installed on the following Chevy Cruz models for a 50-state street legal upgrade for:
2015 Chevrolet Cruze 1.4L
2014 Chevrolet Cruze 1.4L
2013 Chevrolet Cruze 1.4L
2012 Chevrolet Cruze 1.4L
2011 Chevrolet Cruze 1.4L
The following Chevy Cruze models can take the AEM air intake 21-744C are not currently 50-state street legal but may be so in the near future:
2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited 1.4L
2016 Chevrolet Cruze 1.4L
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