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K&N® Diesel Air Filters and Performance Intake Systems

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The typical driver demands more of their diesel vehicle. Whether towing a trailer or hauling gear up a steep grade, diesel vehicles require more torque and horsepower to get tough jobs done right. That’s why K&N® engineers diesel air filters to an even higher standard. 

Designed with deeper pleats in larger sizes, these filters afford greater surface area for increased capacity while maintaining the airflow for which K&N is famous. These specialized filters include 50% more cotton in tiger weave configurations, which delivers tremendous efficiency. With a K&N® diesel air filter at work, rest assured that your engine is protected by a product that is engineered and tested to meet the demands of your diesel engine. 

High-Flow Diesel Air Filters

Offering a state-of-the-art design of layered, oiled cotton media, K&N® washable, reusable High-Flow Air Filters™ are engineered to improve airflow, capture contaminants, and boost horsepower. Backed by K&N’s 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty, these performance air filters are reusable and intended to last for the entire lifespan of your vehicle. They can be swiftly and simply fitted to your air box in as little as 5-10 minutes.

  • +12 Estimated Horsepower Gain*
  • +23 Estimated Torque Gain*
  • Washable and Reusable
  • 6 Layers of Extra Fine Weave Cotton
  • Up to 50,000 Miles Between Cleanings
  • 50-State Street Legal

*Intake System 63-2600 (2017-19 Ford Super Duty 6.7L V8)

K&N model 63-1585 Performance Air Intake System for 2019-2020 Jeep Cherokees

High-Flow Diesel Intake Systems

The K&N Diesel Intake system pairs a High-Flow Diesel Air Filter with high-density polyethylene (HDPE) rotationally-molded tubes to increase the amount of airflow to your engine.  K&N protects the filter from the heat of the engine bay with an enclosed air box or steel heat shield. The result is more cool, oxygen-rich air flowing into the engine for efficient combustion and increased horsepower and torque.

  • +10 Estimated Horsepower Gain* 
  • Better Engine Sound
  • 6 Layers of Extra Fine Weave Cotton
  • Up to 100,000 Miles Between Cleanings
*Air Filter E-0776 (2003-09 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 5.9L Diesel)
 
 
63-2600 K&N PERFORMANCE AIR INTAKE SYSTEM

Specifications

63-2600 K&N PERFORMANCE AIR INTAKE SYSTEM

  • Estimated Horsepower Gain12.3 HP @ 2700 RPM
  • Air Filter Material: Cotton Gauze
  • Intake Pipe Material: High-Density Cross-Linked Polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Warranty: 1,000,000 Miles/10 Year

E-0776 K&N REPLACEMENT AIR FILTER

  • Filter Material: Cotton Gauze
  • Washable: Yes
  • Filter Re-Oiling Amount: 8.3 oz (245 ml)

How Do Air Intakes Work?

With a stock air intake system, air passes through a simple, disposable paper filter before flowing towards the engine via an intricate path of tubing. The intake systems that come with your vehicle can restrict airflow in multiple ways. K&N® air intake systems offer a solution to restricted airflow, enhancing the amount of cool, oxygen-rich air flowing into your engine - leading to less airflow restriction, which allows for increased power and acceleration.

Air Filter

Increased performance begins with K&N’s reusable High-Flow Air Filter™, which pairs layers of pleated, breathable cotton with K&N’s signature red filter oil. Paper air filters, although efficient, can quickly clog up with particulates. These particles become a hindrance with paper air filters, but with K&N’s High-Flow Air Filters™ they are used to your advantage by capturing new particles entering your system while maintaining a high volume of airflow. This allows clean air to continue flowing into your engine - up to 50% more air than a traditional paper filter.

Vehicle Applications

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Introducing the K&N PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE OIL CHANGE KIT

K&N PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE OIL CHANGE KIT

Engineered for high performance, the K&N Performance Motorcycle Oil Change Kit is available for a range of motorcycles and side-by-sides. This new all-in-one oil change bundle includes fully synthetic 4-stroke Motul Oil & a Premium K&N Oil Filter for premium engine protection.

PERFORMANCE MEETS CONVENIENCE

Oil Change

The new Performance Motorcycle Oil Change Kit offers Motul’s premium 4-stroke synthetic oil, which meets or exceeds manufacturer specifications and is laboratory tested to ensure excellent efficiency and peak performance. Additionally, this kit includes K&N’s Oil Filter which is backed by a 1-year limited warranty and is designed with a heavy-duty canister to handle extreme conditions. These premium filters also offer an exposed 17mm nut for easy oil filter removal and an anti-drain back valve (where applicable) which eliminates dry starts and prevents oil from draining back into the crankcase on engine shutdown.

WHY IS MOTUL OIL IMPORTANT FOR YOUR BIKE?

Motul Oil is a 100% Synthetic 4-Stroke lubricant, using Ester Technology to ensure improved lubrication. Meeting motorcycle manufacturer standards and specifications, Motul Oil provides excellent shear resistance to protect your engine and gearbox from the stress of pushing your bike to its limits. This oil is engineered for use in high-performance V-Twin, sport, road, adventure, cruiser, off-road, and enduro bikes fitted with 4-stroke engines. Offering smooth-shifting and high-performance, Motul Oil is used by racers across the globe from MotoGP to World Superbike. Meeting JASO MA2 specifications, this oil affords optimal wet clutch performance and is suitable for bikes with catalytic converters. 

WHAT IS ENGINE OIL, AND WHY IS OIL FILTRATION IMPORTANT?

With so many intricate moving parts, engine oil ensures that each and every part operates smoothly by reducing friction and excess heat. By lubricating those moving parts and absorbing heat, engine oil allows all components of an engine to work most effectively. When engine oil breaks down over time and gathers impurities, it loses efficacy in lubricating the engine which can result in abrasion against vital components. Oil filters prolong the lifespan of your oil by reducing the build-up of impurities and minute metal particulates in the oil.

While oil flow is invaluable in cars and trucks, it is vital in motorcycle or dirt bike applications since they use a fraction of the oil. On a sport or dirt bike, engine oil can also act as transmission oil, possibly catching debris coming from the clutch. Given this, oil filtration is even more crucial to the longevity of the engine.

 

46-1002-KN198 K&N PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE OIL CHANGE KIT

Specifications

46-2005-KN174B K&NPERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE OIL CHANGE KIT

KN174B K&N Oil Filter
20W50 Motul Motor Oil - 5 Quarts

46-2005-KN171C K&N PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE OIL CHANGE KIT
KN171C K&N Oil Filter
20W50 Motul Motor Oil - 5 Quarts

46-1504-KN153 K&N PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE OIL CHANGE KIT
KN153 K&N Oil Filter
15W50 Motul Motor Oil - 4 Liters

46-1002-KN303 K&N PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE OIL CHANGE KIT
KN303 K&N Oil Filter
10W40 Motul Motor Oil - 2 Liters

46-1002-KN198 K&N PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE OIL CHANGE KIT
KN198 K&N Oil Filter
10W50 Motul Motor Oil - 2 Liters

46-1003-KN138 K&N PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE OIL CHANGE KIT
KN138 K&N Oil Filter
10W40 Motul Motor Oil - 3 Liters

46-1504-KN164 K&N PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE OIL CHANGE KIT
KN164 K&N Oil Filter
15W50 Motul Motor Oil - 4 Liters

46-1504-KN152 K&N PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE OIL CHANGE KIT
KN152 K&N Oil Filter
15W50 Motul Motor Oil - 4 Liters

46-1503-KN160 K&N PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE OIL CHANGE KIT
KN160 K&N Oil Filter
15W50 Motul Motor Oil - 3 Liters

46-1503-KN151 K&N PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE OIL CHANGE KIT
KN151 K&N Oil Filter
15W50 Motul Motor Oil - 3 Liters

46-1004-KN153 K&N PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE OIL CHANGE KIT
KN153 K&N Oil Filter
10W40 Motul Motor Oil - 4 Liters

46-2004-KN171C K&N PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE OIL CHANGE KIT
KN171C K&N Oil Filter
20W50 Motul Motor Oil - 4 Quarts

46-2004-KN171B K&N PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE OIL CHANGE KIT
KN171B K&N Oil Filter
20W50 Motul Motor Oil - 4 Quarts

46-2003-KN171C K&N PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE OIL CHANGE KIT
KN171C K&N Oil Filter
20W50 Motul Motor Oil - 3 Quarts

46-2003-KN171B K&N PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE OIL CHANGE KIT
KN171B K&N Oil Filter
20W50 Motul Motor Oil - 3 Quarts

46-2003-KN170 K&N PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE OIL CHANGE KIT
KN170 K&N Oil Filter
20W50 Motul Motor Oil - 3 Quarts

46-1005-KN303 K&N PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE OIL CHANGE KIT
KN303 K&N Oil Filter
10W40 Motul Motor Oil - 5 Liters

46-1003-KN303 K&N PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE OIL CHANGE KIT
KN303 K&N Oil Filter
10W40 Motul Motor Oil - 3 Liters

46-1003-KN204 K&N PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE OIL CHANGE KIT
KN204 K&N Oil Filter
10W40 Motul Motor Oil - 3 Liters

46-1003-KN198 K&N PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE OIL CHANGE KIT
KN198 K&N Oil Filter
10W50 Motul Motor Oil - 3 Liters

Vehicle Applications

 

 

Introducing the K&N® Performance Air Intake System

77-3063KTK K&N RV PERFORMANCE AIR INTAKE SYSTEM

With the tourism industry having been turned on its head during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a huge spike in RV sales as people seek alternative methods of travel. There is unique freedom provided by RV travel that is unattainable through traditional tourism. Hitting the open road with your loved ones can be both liberating and relaxing, however, long road trips in a heavy-laden RV results in substantial wear and tear on the engine. With a K&N Performance Air Intake System, your engine will have increased horsepower and torque matched with industry-leading protection and durability. 

K&N® Performance Air Intake Systems feature a mandrel-bent aluminum intake tube paired with a washable, reusable High-Flow Air Filter™ featuring oiled cotton filter media. The oversized, conical filter design allows you to go up to 100,000 miles between filter services under normal highway driving conditions.


WHY IS COLD AIR SO IMPORTANT TO ENGINE PERFORMANCE?

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Combustion engines need a mix of both fuel and oxygen to generate power. The fuel injectors, as their name suggests, supply an exact amount of fuel to the engine. That fuel then combines with the air delivered through your intake system. A spark plug (or glow plug for diesel engines) ignites the volatile gas and the small explosion forces a piston downward, turning the crankshaft. That piston-moving force is what produces horsepower. 

Maintaining a healthy and precise air-to-fuel ratio is critical to engine performance. In fact, your engine needs almost fifteen times more air than fuel for efficient combustion. This is why a cold air intake system can have such a powerful impact on the overall health, durability, and performance of your vehicle.

Specifications

77-3064KTK K&N PERFORMANCE AIR INTAKE SYSTEM

  • Estimated Horsepower Gain: 10.01 HP @ 2944 RPM
  • Air Filter Material: Cotton Gauze
  • Intake Pipe Material: Aluminum
  • Warranty: 1,000,000 Miles/10 Years

77-3063KTK K&N PERFORMANCE AIR INTAKE SYSTEM

  • Estimated Horsepower Gain: 14.92 HP @ 2612 RPM
  • Air Filter Material: Cotton Gauze
  • Intake Pipe Material: Aluminum
  • Warranty: 1,000,000 Miles/10 Years

77-2570KTK K&N PERFORMANCE AIR INTAKE SYSTEM

  • Estimated Horsepower Gain: 17.48 HP @ 4101 RPM
  • Air Filter Material: Cotton Gauze
  • Intake Pipe Material: Aluminum
  • Warranty: 1,000,000 Miles/10 Years
77-2570KTK K&N PERFORMANCE AIR INTAKE SYSTEM

Easy Installation

All K&N intake systems, regardless of the material, are designed for easy, at-home installation. Engineered to incorporate the factory mounting points and sensors that come standard with your vehicle, these RV models typically take less than 90 minutes to install and only require simple hand tools.

Vehicle Applications

77-3064KTK K&N PERFORMANCE AIR INTAKE SYSTEM

2006 Chevrolet CK4500 Kodiak 6.6L V8 Diesel

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

2006 Chevrolet CK5500 Kodiak 6.6L V8 Diesel

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

2006 GMC CK4500 Topkick 6.6L V8 Diesel

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

2006 GMC CK5500 Topkick 6.6L V8 Diesel

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

77-3063KTK K&N PERFORMANCE AIR INTAKE SYSTEM

2005 Chevrolet CK4500 Kodiak 6.6L V8 Diesel

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

2005 Chevrolet CK5500 Kodiak 6.6L V8 Diesel

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

2005 GMC CK4500 Topkick 6.6L V8 Diesel

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

2005 GMC CK5500 Topkick 6.6L V8 Diesel

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

2004 Chevrolet CK4500 Kodiak 6.6L V8 Diesel

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

2004 Chevrolet CK5500 Kodiak 6.6L V8 Diesel

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

2004 GMC CK4500 Topkick 6.6L V8 Diesel

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

2004 GMC CK5500 Topkick 6.6L V8 Diesel

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

77-2570KTK K&N PERFORMANCE AIR INTAKE SYSTEM*

1997-2019 Ford E450 Cutaway 6.8L V10 Gas

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

1997-2019 Ford E450 Econoline Super Duty 5.4L/6.8L V8 Gas

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

1997-2019 Ford E450 Motorhome 6.8L V10 Gas

Class C

Street Legal in All US States: No

1997-2019 Ford E550 Econoline Super Duty 6.8L V10 Gas

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

1997-2019 Ford E550 Motorhome 6.8L V10 Gas

Class C

Street Legal in All US States: No

1997-2019 Ford E350 Econoline Club Wagon 6.8L V10 Gas

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

1997-2019 Ford E350 Econoline Club Wagon 5.4L V8 Gas

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

1997-2019 Ford E350 Econoline 6.8L V10 Gas

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

1997-2019 Ford E350 Econoline 5.4L V8 Gas

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

1997-2019 Ford E350 Cutaway 5.4L/6.8L V10 Gas

Class C

Street Legal in All US States: No

1997-2019 Ford E250 Econoline 5.4L V8 Gas

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

1997-2019 Ford E250 Econoline 5.4L V8 Gas

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

1997-2019 Ford E250 6.8L V10 Gas

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

1997-2019 Ford E150 Econoline Club Wagon 5.4L V8 Gas

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

1997-2019 Ford E150 Econoline 5.4L V8 Gas

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

1997-2019 Ford E150 Econoline 5.4L V8 Gas

All Models

Street Legal in All US States: Yes

 

*To see the full detailed list of applicable vehicles, follow the link below

Brand New AEM® Intake System for 2017-2018 Honda Civic Type R

Designed to be compatible with 2017-2018 Honda Civic Type R models, the AEM® 21-832C air intake system is precision engineered to increase horsepower and torque—and features a low-restriction, synthetic DRYFLOW® air filter to help protect against damaging engine contaminants.

The 2018 Honda Civic Type R

The 2018 Honda Civic Type R

AEM® COLD AIR INTAKE SYSTEMS CAN INCREASE HORSEPOWER

If you want to give your Type R more punch, check out the 21-832C performance air intake system, designed for 2017-2018 Civic Type Rs. The 21-832C is engineered to help keep engine air moving into the throttle body cooler (which can increase engine combustion efficiency) by providing a smoother, less restrictive path for airflow. Many stock intake systems incorporate components that create turbulence/heat, which can decrease your engine’s performance. By replacing your factory system with a specially designed tube and less restrictive filter, your engine can get the performance boost it craves.

The 2018 Honda Civic Type R

The 2018 Type R boasts 306 horsepower

AERODYNAMIC INTAKE TUBE INCREASES AIRFLOW

Many factory intake systems force air through a high-restriction disposable paper air filter, and a complicated system of tubing that can cause air to swirl and become turbulent. Because turbulence creates heat—which reduces the density of oxygen molecules in the air—your engine may not be able to combust as efficiently as it could with cooler air available. An aerodynamic AEM intake tube helps keep engine air cooler, and often significantly increases engine combustion efficiency.

The 21-832C intake system

Gain an estimated 17.1 horsepower with the 21-832C intake system

The 21-832C intake system features an aerodynamic, mandrel-bent aluminum intake tube, which is engineered to reduce turbulence in the air and help keep the airflow oxygen-dense. The 21-832C also incorporates a steel heat shield, which helps protect the air filter and intake air from high engine temperatures.

DRYFLOW® FILTER OFFERS EXCEPTIONAL PROTECTION

The included oil-free DRYFLOW® air filter is composed of a 3D synthetic filtration media that is washable and reusable, and provides outstanding airflow to your engine. Precision engineered to increase horsepower, the oil-free media can last up to 100,000 miles before cleaning is required (under normal highway driving conditions). Instead of re-purchasing a new disposable filter every 20,000-30,000 miles, you can simply clean and reuse your long-life AEM DRYFLOW® filter!

INSTALLATION

The AEM 21-832C intake system is engineered to incorporate factory mounting points and the factory mass air sensor. Installation can typically be completed in 90 minutes or less, and requires only simple hand tools. Detailed instructions are included in your kit.

Engineered to fit:

Rear view of the 21-832C intake system

A steel heat shield helps protect from high temperatures

• 2017 Honda Civic Type R 2.0L L4 F/I

All Models

• 2018 Honda Civic Type R 2.0L L4 F/I

All Models

WARRANTY

The 21-832C is protected by AEM’s Lifetime Limited Warranty. Using an AEM replacement air intake system will not void your factory warranty; in the U.S., manufacturers must provide evidence that an aftermarket part is the cause of a necessary repair in order to void or deny warranty coverage. The Consumer Products Warranty Act of 1975 (also known as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act) protects consumers’ rights to their warranty coverage.

The 21-832C after installation

The 21-832C after installation

DYNAMOMETER RESULTS

During dynamometer testing, a 2017 Honda Civic Type R 2.0L turbo with a factory air intake system was recorded at 263.2-horsepower at 4,945 RPM. After installation of 21-832C, the same vehicle was recorded at 280.3-horsepower at 4,945 RPM—an estimated increase of 17.1-horsepower. The torque also increased from 256.0 lb.-ft. to 269.7 lb.-ft.—an estimated increase of 13.7 lb.-ft. at 3,765 RPM.

Horsepower gains vary among products and applications, but each AEM performance air intake system is designed to increase airflow for specific vehicles and their engines. Each kit undergoes rigorous testing to help ensure that the filter and intake tube are engineered to deliver large increases in airflow and horsepower.

Visit this page to purchase the 21-832C air intake system, or visit the application search page to explore air intake system options for your vehicle.

 

 

AEM® Intakes Sponsored Driver Kristaps Blušs Tops Podium at Road Atlanta

Three rounds into the 2018 Formula Drift season, AEM® Intakes sponsored racer Kristaps Blušs dominated the podium at Road Atlanta.

Fredric Aasbo, Kristaps Blušs, and Chris Forsberg on the Round 3 podium

Fredric Aasbo, Kristaps Blušs, and Chris Forsberg on the Round 3 podium

Blušs claimed his first-ever Formula Drift win on May 12, edging out Fredric Aasbo—the most winningest driver in FD history—and Chris Forsberg, a three-time FD Championship winner who has also claimed the most podium finishes in FD history.

The competition this season is tighter than ever, with remarkably close point margins within the top 12. Blušs had to fight hard for his first FD win—battling against Kevin Lawrence, Forrest Wang, James Deane, and Piotr Wiecek before finally defeating Fredric Aasbo for the top spot on the podium. “Atlanta was a rollercoaster for me and the team,” he commented. “Through numerous One More Times, we fought hard to the very end. Thanks to AEM® Intakes for supporting us this round and throughout the season.”

Kristaps Blušs’ AEM-sponsored BMW E92 “Eurofighter”

Kristaps Blušs’ AEM-sponsored BMW E92 “Eurofighter”

Blušs, originally from Latvia, began his Formula Drift career in 2015 and currently races for HGK Motorsports. He pilots the BMW E92 Eurofighter—complete with a custom carbon kevlar body—powered by a 7.0-liter V8 engine that provides 900-horsepower. The car features a custom AEM® Intakes panel filter, which utilizes the same technology available in the AEM® Dryflow® Air Filters—available for your vehicle at www.aemintakes.com. Blušs has great confidence in his AEM® products. “The service, the quality, and the performance are perfect,” he commented.

The Eurofighter wasn’t originally intended to hit the drifting track so soon—oddly enough, it was intended to appear at the AEM® Intakes display booth at Irwindale 2017 instead of in the competition—but it hit the pavement as a pinch hitter after a major mechanical issue forced the HGK team to sideline the BMW E46 Blušs had intended to pilot. The Eurofighter has continued to prove its mettle as a powerful competition vehicle this season.

Under the hood of the E92 Eurofighter, which features a custom AEM® Intakes panel filter

Under the hood of the E92 Eurofighter, which features a custom AEM® Intakes panel filter

Fredric Aasbo continues to lead the pack with 260 points—with Forsberg a close 37 points behind. Blušs commands 174 points—87 points behind the top position. If the competition continues to be as close as it was at Road Atlanta, Round 4 will be an event not to miss.

You can see Blušs compete in Round 4 of the Formula Drift Pro Series at Wall Stadium Speedway in Wall Township, New Jersey on June 1-2.

AEM-Sponsored Formula Drift Driver Chris Forsberg Primed for Victory in 2018

There’s no denying it—Chris Forsberg is the driver to watch in Formula Drift for the 2018 season.

Forsberg’s #64 vehicle

Forsberg’s #64 vehicle has been completely rebuilt for the 2018 season

With the most championship wins of any Formula Drift driver—2009, 2014, and 2016—and the all-time record for podium finishes, Forsberg is one of the most prolific drivers to ever grace the circuit, and has once again established himself as the driver to beat. His recent first place finish in Round 2 at Orlando Speedworld is a fantastic start to his 2018 season, and a reflection of his many years of experience.

In 1999—four years before the founding of Formula Drift, Inc.—Forsberg, only in his late teens, discovered videos of drifting online and began experimenting with the sport. Before there was a professional platform for drifting, Forsberg was a dedicated competitor—living in a friend’s garage to afford vehicle upgrades, and competing with friends in a dilapidated parking lot in New Jersey. Before the sponsorships, the fans, and the world-wide platform, Forsberg was simply a car enthusiast with a passion for pushing the envelope.

Forsberg posing at the 2016 Formula Drift finale in Irwindale

Forsberg posing at the 2016 Formula Drift finale in Irwindale

Forsberg, whose drifting career now spans almost two decades, still hasn’t lost his passion for the sport. This past weekend, he earned another podium finish in Atlanta, Georgia—a triumph for his team, who finished a complete rebuild of Forsberg’s #64 Nissan 370Z in the off-season. Forsberg faced three former champions and 2017 Rookie of the Year Piotr Wiecek, one of the hottest drivers of the current season.

“The car was running perfectly, we were getting some of the fastest sector times out there—it’s one of the fastest cars on track,” Forsberg noted. “The Orlando win was very rewarding for myself and the team . . . we were against the best competitors in the series currently. We struggled with our new set-up, but this year we came in with everything fixed up exactly how we wanted it to be. We now have a championship contending car.”

Forsberg preparing for his heat at Road Atlanta

Forsberg preparing for his heat at Road Atlanta

AEM® has been a long-term sponsor of Forsberg. “We really rely on our AEM filters to keep our car running clean, getting all the power to the ground,” he observed. “With all that dirt, smoke, and debris getting pushed up into the air from the Atlanta clay—we want none of that in the engine. We need to have all the power from our motor to get that top spot again.” Forsberg’s 370Z has a custom AEM® filter that utilizes that same technology as the AEM Dryflow® Air Filters available for your car. Find yours online at www.aemintakes.com.

You can watch Chris Forsberg compete in Round 4 of the Formula Drift Pro Series at Wall Stadium Speedway in Wall Township, New Jersey on June 1-2.

AEM Induction Systems Sponsors New Formula DRIFT Halftime Show

Formula Drift AEM induction systems Halftime Show logo

Formula DRIFT Halftime Show sponsored by AEM Induction Systems

AEM Induction Systems is proud to announce that it will be partnering with Formula DRIFT – the world’s premier competitive drifting series – to bring fans a brand new Formula Drift halftime show for the 2018 season. AEM is sponsoring the show which will be available to event spectators as well as viewers of the Formula DRIFT livestream broadcast.

AEM Induction Systems has a long history with Formula DRIFT. In the last 10 years, its sponsored drivers have won six FD championships. AEM also uses the extreme environment created by the series to validate the effectiveness of their filters.

Beginning with the Formula DRIFT final round at Irwindale Speedway in 2016, and at several FD rounds during 2017, AEM Induction Systems hosted the Maximum Driftcast halftime podcast from its booth in the paddock area. These shows were extremely popular with both FD fans and the Team AEM sponsored drivers thanks to some great story lines and interaction with the fans.

At the same time, Formula DRIFT was investigating different ways to expand its live broadcast. It has one of the most viewed livestreams in the world, reaching more than 2.5M fans annually. The series wanted to provide more stories to its fans and bring greater insight at each event, so it made perfect sense for Formula DRIFT and AEM Induction Systems to team up for 2018 to present the Formula DRIFT / AEM Halftime Show with Maximum Driftcast throughout the 2018 season.

maximum driftcast hosts Corey Hosford, Paco Ibarra and Sam Nalven in car

Maximum Driftcast Hosts Corey Hosford, Paco Ibarra and Sam Nalven

Two more key Formula DRIFT partners, Nexen Tire and Motegi Racing, will also be on board as supporting brands, adding more content and features to the halftime show.

Maximum Driftcast has become a leading outlet for drivers to announce breaking news, tell their stories, and connect with fans like never before. Frequently, fans catch drivers off guard with tough questions, and those moments are what make the show so great. Along with the humor, knowledge, and passion from the hosts Corey Hosford, Paco Ibarra and Sam Nalven. These elements will now be brought to the big screen, with FD fans being able to enjoy the Formula DRIFT / AEM Halftime Show from the event venue or on their mobile devices via the livestream.

It can be viewed by accessing formulad.com/live during any live event as well as major platforms such as Facebook and YouTube. The schedule for each event is available at formuladrift.com

Kristaps Bluss Showed His BMW E92 Eurofighter in the Motul Booth at SEMA 2017

Click the video link to hear all the details about Kristaps' Eurofighter and what makes it tick

Click the video link to hear all the details about Kristaps' Eurofighter and what makes it tick

The HGK Motorsports E92 BMW drift fighter was supposed to make its show debut under the AEM tent last month at the Formula D finale at Irwindale. Instead, it was pressed into service as the 2017 car was about to launch its engine and driver Kristaps Blušs sat third in points. Rather than sit out the round, the Latvian driver strapped into the E92 Eurofighter and made it into the top 8, knocked out by the eventual winner.

What separates the E92 Eurofighter from most drift cars is its body is almost entirely made of composites. Rather than overfenders, new fenders were molded from a kevlar/carbon weave from strength and durability, along with other parts likely to contact other cars. Only the roof and rear window surround are pure carbon. Kristaps estimates the car is 90% covered in composites, which drops about 34% of the weight of a road-going E92. Power comes from a Dart aluminum small blocked bored and stroked to 427 CID built by Mast Motorsports that produces 900 horsepower without any forced induction, but drawn through a sizeable AEM panel filter.

Behind the mighty mouse motor is a Samsonas 5-speed sequential transmission to a Winters Performance quick-change rear. Brakes are from Wilwood, shocks from Nitron, and tires from Achilles. About AEM, Kristaps comments that “we’ve been working with AEM for five years. They give us service and quality – they’re perfect partners.” And now you’ll have a chance to see the HGK Motorsports E92 sitting still in the AEM Booth 22755 at the 2017 SEMA Show or watch the video about this amazing car.

A Mast Motorsports 427ci behemoth powers Kristaps Bluss' BMW E92

A Mast Motorsports 427ci behemoth powers Kristaps Bluss' BMW E92


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Chris Forsberg's Insane SR20DET-Powered Datsun 510 Wagon Debuts at SEMA 2017

Click the video to hear what Chris Forsberg has to say about his wife's new grocery getter

Click the video to hear what Chris Forsberg has to say about his wife's new grocery getter

Three-time Formula D Champion Chris Forsberg just can’t leave well enough alone. He purchased a clean and straight 1972 Datsun 510 wagon off of Craigslist for his wife Michelle to drive. But before she knew it, the talented drifter and car builder was tearing the PL-510 down to the bare chassis to make it a more modern, powerful, safer, and more street-able daily driver. The first step was to remove all rust from the 45-year-old car and replace it with fresh metal.

First displayed as a completed project at the AEM booth at the 2017 SEMA Show, the 510 wagon proved to be a real show-stopper. While the project started out in Chris’s two-car garage, it was clear he needed some space/help so the whole operation was moved over to RAD Industries.

Starting underneath the car all the worn ball joints and bushings and tired shocks have been replaced by a Techo Toy Tuning front end including a coil-over conversion, various rods and links, and a pair of camber plates for up on top of the inner fender.

The original Safari Gold paint was reapplied, but with metal flake and a clear coat top

Much work was required to fit the flairs. Check out the prototype rear suspension and the rear discs

At the rear is a custom four-bar plus Panhard bar solution (remember Datsun 510 wagons were fitted with solid rear axles and not IRS) also developed by Techno Toy Tuning that utilizes coilovers to replace the leaf springs and shocks.

Under the hood is a full-tilt SR20DET by Mazworx in Florida. It’s literally one of those “best of everything” builds: an oversized tapered conical AEM air filter, carbon billet intake manifold, top-mounted Garrett GTX turbocharger, Supertech valvetrain, JE pistons, all held together with ARP hardware. An oversized aluminum racing radiator replaces the tiny stock unit. Backing up this drift-worthy motor is an upgraded automatic so as Chris says “you won’t be splashing your morning coffee when you’re trying to shift gears.”

The exterior features CarbonSignal full-flared fenders, a real trick on a PL-510 wagon which required three separate pieces to align perfectly. The body was sprayed by Sam’s Autoland in the original factory Safari Gold with some added metallic and a clear coat too, as Chris puts it “give it that extra shine we’re looking for.” The stock color also helps to keep its Q-Ship factor low, but it has been fitted with a 2000GT-X Skyline grille, for the cognoscenti to recognize this is no ordinary wagon as if the lack of front and rear bumpers and the addition of a front spoiler weren’t enough.

The turbocharged Nissan SRD20 engine fits in the 510 wagon like a glove

The engine bay is super sanitary. Any unneeded holes were welded and ground smooth before paint

Wheels are massive era-appropriate Speedstar MKIII, which Chris modified to what he believes are the largest rear wheels ever fitted to a 510 wagon. Behind the wheels is a big brake kit from Techno Toy Tuning that features Wilwood calipers on all four corners.

Interior comforts have not been forgotten as, after all, this is supposed to be a daily driver. Dynamat was installed around the interior to keep engine and chassis noise down, while a modern air conditioning system has been fitted along with the Los Angeles-mandatory GPS system. Reclining Recaro seats keep driver and passengers secure and comfortable.

Chris has been an AEM-supported driver for a number of years, but with the number of choices out there why does he favor AEM? “We choose AEM because we’re always looking for reliability, even in our street cars. AEM has such a wide variety of intakes that they’ll fit any car you’re looking for, whether it’s a street car or a race car. We want to make sure we keep all the particles out of the engine because if you let any of those particles through, you’re going to have a failure.”


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Dylan Hughes Transitions From Mechanic to Formula D Pro 2 Drifting Sensation

Dylan Hughes pilots his V8-powered Nissan S13 drift car at Evergreen Speedway in Seattle, WA

Dylan Hughes pilots his V8-powered Nissan S13 drift car at Evergreen Speedway in Seattle, WA

In high school, Dylan Hughes was into lifted trucks and rock crawling. After growing up in a household with a dad who was into racing cars and dirt bikes, it didn’t take long for Hughes to get tired of moving slowly. Hughes was initially exposed to drifting via Youtube when a friend who was into drifting showed him some videos, and it triggered memories of riding freestyle dirt bikes, but with cars. Soon after, Hughes had purchased a 240SX. As is typically the case, Hughes quickly moved from the stock KA24 engine to a Japanese SR20DET. After that motor had met its’ demise, Hughes started to look into power upgrade options and stumbled upon the “Tuerck’d” and “Drift Garage” Youtube series. Hughes got motivated and decided to swap his 240SX to a V8 engine, which he completed in his garage with his dad.

Hughes took out Josh Robinson in the FInal 4 of the Pro 2 event at Evergreen Speedway

Hughes took out Josh Robinson in the FInal 4 of the Pro 2 event at Evergreen Speedway

The V8 swap went relatively smoothly thanks in large part to Hughes’ fabrication skills. When he was into trucks, Hughes became the go-to for all of his friends to build tube bumpers and rock sliders for those trucks. Shortly after high school, Hughes would get a job working at the famed Dirtfish Rally school outside of Seattle, Washington, and worked his way from grading the courses to helping with some of the general mechanical upkeep of the cars. In 2013, Travis Pastrana’s foray into Global Rallycross was supported by the Dirtfish school, and Hughes would help out with the racing team when they were testing at the school. Hughes would get to know the team, and even help out as a mechanic at a few events. Through a twist of fate, Hughes would meet Brian Wilkerson at SEMA in 2013 while working for the Pastrana GRC team, and Wilkerson would ask Hughes to help turn wrenches for Forsberg Racing as they expanded to a two-car team in 2014 with Jhonnattan Castro behind the wheel of the second car. Forsberg would go on to win the 2014 championship, and Hughes would become a go-to helper for the CFR team.

Hughes faced Matt Vankirk in the final but fell just short of the event win at his first Pro 2 event

Hughes faced Matt Vankirk in the final but fell just short of the event win at his first Pro 2 event

Hughes would move from the Pacific Northwest to live near Baltimore, Maryland before the 2015 season to work fulltime at MA Motorsports, the shop run by CFR crew chief Wilkerson. Putting his fabrication skills to work, Hughes would become the “roll cage guy” at the shop and caged more than 20 cars in his time at MA Motorsports. Hughes is quick to credit Derek Nelson at Dirftfish for teaching him many tricks to automotive fabrication, and continued to see his skills develop while at MA Motorsports. After watching drifting from the pits for nearly two years, Hughes decided to enter the final US Drift ProAm event of the season in 2015, a decision which would re-ignite his passion for driving. Hughes placed second at the event, and made the commitment to run the entire US Drift ProAm series in 2016 to focus on his own driving career.

With the guidance and knowledge from working with Wilkerson, Forsberg, and the CFR team, Wilkerson was able to win the US Drift ProAm championship in 2016, which granted him a Formula Drift Pro 2 license for the 2017 season. After CFR and MA Motorsports parted ways, Hughes returned to his West Coast roots and returned to work at Dirtfish Rally School as a driving instructor. His success in the US Drift championship helped him build his credentials as a driver, and some additional training allowed him to start to teach others about car control and driving techniques while on gravel and dirt.

Forsberg rushed Hughes in the winners' circle to celebrate his 2nd place finish

Forsberg rushed Hughes in the winners' circle to celebrate his 2nd place finish

Unfortunately, running the entire 2017 Pro 2 season wasn’t an option from the get-go. With Hughes living in Washington and the first event in Orlando, Florida, more than 3,000 miles away, just showing up to the first event would have cost more than running the entire US Drift ProAm series the season before. While Hughes had the support of a few sponsors, the decision to skip the first two Pro 2 events allowed him to save budget and focus on driving at an event that was local to him. Formula Drift rolled into Evergreen Speedway outside of Seattle for the third round of the 2017 Pro 2 season, and Hughes decided to enter to see where he stacked up against the rest of the Pro 2 field. During Thursday qualifying, Hughes would take Q3 in qualifying, showing he could drive the line that judges requested during the drivers briefing. As the tandem ladder would shape up, Hughes would defeat Gyorgy Szilveszter in the Top 16, Travis Reeder in the Top 8, and Josh Robinson in the Final 4 before finally falling to Matt Vankirk in the final. Finishing in second place was far ahead of expectations for Hughes, and Forsberg was one of the first to rush to the winner's circle to congratulate him.

Hughes sat out the final round of the 2017 Pro 2 season but is eyeing a possible full season run in 2018 knowing his driving skills are on par with the best drivers in the class.

Dylan Hughes earned 2nd place at his first Formula D Pro 2 event at Evergreen Speedway

Dylan Hughes earned 2nd place at his first Formula D Pro 2 event at Evergreen Speedway


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