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2008 through 2011 Scion xD Gets Big Power Gains with AEM ETI Cold Air Intake System

AEM Air Intake 41-1404C for 2008 through 2011 Scion xD
AEM Air Intake 41-1404C for 2008 through 2011 Scion xD
As the successor to the Scion xA, the Scion xD had to be bigger and better than ever before. Not only did it need to have head-turning looks, it also had to deliver more power and keep up with the latest technology in audio equipment. To accomplish these tasks, Scion completely restyled the xD inside and out, gave it a bigger more-powerful engine, and even designed a lineup of tuner-friendly accessories for the five-door subcompact.
AEM Air Intake 41-1404P for 2008 through 2011 Scion xD
AEM Air Intake 41-1404P for 2008 through 2011 Scion xD


Straight from the factory, the redesigned xD comes standard with power windows, doors and mirrors. It's given a choice of three premium audio systems made by Pioneer, all with six speakers and iPod interfaces. To top it off, the xD is powered by the 2ZR-FE dual overhead cam 1.8-liter engine that packs 128 horsepower and 125 lb/ft of torque.

As it sits from the factory, the xD is a step up from the previous xA model. For enthusiasts that desire to take the xD's performance yet to another level, AEM is right there to help. Custom engineered for the 2008 through 2011 Scion xD, AEM has released a cold air intake system using the latest in ETI Technology (part number 41-1404). The 41-1404 air induction system features a one-piece mandrel bent aluminum inlet pipe coupled to an AEM DRYFLOW performance air filter to deliver the best combination of increased horsepower and reduced restriction. The cold air intake design routes the inlet pipe from the engine's throttle body to an opening in the driver's side wheel well for the best source of cool air inlet temperatures. In addition to the high-quality construction and fitment, AEM offers this xD air intake system in two finishes. The 41-1404P features a highly polished finish, while the 41-1404C has a deep gunmetal gray finish.

To maximize the horsepower gains of the xD's 1.8-liter engine, AEM chose to utilize the newest in Electronically Tuned Intake (ETI) technology. By using an ETI system, the optimal intake tube diameter could be used for maximum airflow to the throttle body. AEM's ETI intake systems are designed to electronically manipulate the vehicle's MAF sensor readings. With the optimal inlet tube diameter combined with the preprogrammed ETI module (included), AEM extracted a maximum horsepower gain of 6.67 horsepower at 4,900 RPM. This increase in horsepower translated into a peak of 107 wheel horsepower with the 41-1404 intake system installed.

The 41-1404 Cold Air Intake System for the Scion xD uses a 21-201DK DRYFLOW Performance air filter. The 21-201DK has a 2.5-inch (63mm) inlet diameter and a height of 5.125-inches (130mm) allowing abundant airflow into the 2ZR-FE engine. The oil-free DRYFLOW technology is extremely durable and easy to clean. To further augment the filtration properties of the DRYFLOW performance filter, AEM also offers DRYFLOW Pre-Filters (Part number 1-4000 for the 41-1404 series of intakes). Designed to prevent splashes of water and/or mud from saturating the air filter, AEM's Pre-Filters are manufactured from durable micro-screen materials that are pretreated with a proprietary hydrophobic process. In addition, the AEM DRYFLOW Pre-filters also extend the service life of the air filter but add very little restriction to the airflow.

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