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2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Ford Explorer 2.0 EcoBoost Turbo with an AEM Air Intake System Gets Power

AEM 21-756C cold air intake for the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Ford Explorer

The AEM air intake system for 2012-2015 Ford Explorer 2.0L EcoBoost turbo models includes a mandrel-bent aluminum intake tube, Dryflow air filter, and application specific heat shield

AEM Induction Systems has been designing and selling cold air intake systems as an easy way to increase horsepower since 1994. AEM, was embedded in the import tuner market from the very beginning and its first cold air intake was offered for sale in 1994 as a Do-It-Yourself upgrade for the Honda CRX. This first AEM cold air intake proved to be the beginning of a whole new tradition. Although AEM’s roots are deep in the early sport compact movement, many of those same early tuners have moved beyond compact cars; at least as their daily driver. After all, a Honda CRX can’t comfortably accommodate child car seats, or ride-sharing on the way to the office. Faced with this conundrum, Gen-X’ers and Millennials are buying crossover SUVs.

2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Ford Explorer can use an AEM 21-756C cold air intake

Auto manufacturers like Ford have stepped in to make crossover SUVs a bit more exciting by offering a 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged engine in the 2012-2015 Ford Explorer EcoBoost

Fortunately, auto manufacturers like Ford have stepped in to make its crossover offerings a bit more exciting by offering a 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged engine in its 2012-2015 Ford Explorer models. A 2-liter turbo inline-4 cylinder engine screams sport compact, even if it’s under the hood of a domestic crossover SUV. AEM Induction Systems has over two decades of improving performance and increasing horsepower of small displacement turbocharged engines. So it’s only a natural evolution for AEM to create bolt-on performance cold air intake systems for modern crossover SUVs like the 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Ford Explorer 2.0L EcoBoost.

Although times have changed, the same principles of how to increase horsepower apply. The goal of an aftermarket air intake system, whether it’s an AEM short ram air intake or an AEM cold air intake, is to increase power by reducing air intake restriction and turbulence. Because cooler air is denser, which can result in more efficient combustion, AEM strives to maintain inlet air temperature (IAT) at or near ambient air temperature as an important factor in increasing horsepower. The AEM performance intake system for 2012-2015 Ford Explorer 2.0L accomplishes all these goals by replacing restrictive factory components with new performance engineered parts from AEM.

AEM 21-756C cold air intake for the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Ford Explorer

Adding a finishing touch to the AEM 2012-2015 Ford Explorer 2.0L EcoBoost intake is an application specific air filter heat shield which utilizes the factory cold air inlet for more performance

The AEM air intake system for 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Ford Explorer 2.0L EcoBoost turbo models includes a mandrel-bent aluminum air intake tube to direct large amounts of laminar airflow into the Explorer’s turbocharger. At the end of the charcoal gray powder coated air intake tube is an AEM Dryflow® air filter designed to increase airflow, provide exceptional filtration, and long service intervals with the use of AEM’s synthetic dry air filter technology. AEM dry air filters are able to be washed, reused, and returned to service in a fraction of the time it takes to clean traditional oiled-cotton filters. Adding the finishing touch to the AEM 2012-2015 Ford Explorer 2.0L EcoBoost intake system is an application specific air filter heat shield which utilizes the factory cold air inlet for improved performance.

Dyno chart for the AEM 21-756C cold air intake for the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Ford Explorer

Dyno testing shows that AEM cold air intake, 21-756C for 2012-2015 Ford Explorer 2.0L EcoBoost models, made an estimated additional 10 horsepower and 9 lb-ft of torque

AEM engineers design intake systems as a fully integrated component of the vehicle. Significant testing is performed to assure that an AEM air intake is an easy way to increase horsepower safely, and consistently. AEM air intake owners can feel confident knowing that their AEM CAI or short ram intake system is designed to improve performance reliably and in a usable RPM range. In fact, dyno testing shows that AEM cold air intake, 21-756C for 2012-2015 Ford Explorer 2.0L EcoBoost models, made an estimated additional 10 horsepower and 9 lb-ft of torque at the wheels of a 2014 Ford Explorer 2.0 turbo automatic.

AEM cold air intake systems are made in the U.S.A and backed with a lifetime limited warranty giving further assurance that AEM is confident in its products. AEM air intake, number 21-756C, is designed to add a bolt on increase in performance for the following 2012-2015 Ford Explorer models:

2015 Ford Explorer 2.0L L4
2014 Ford Explorer 2.0L L4
2013 Ford Explorer 2.0L L4
2012 Ford Explorer 2.0L L4

Find additional AEM air filters on the Air Filters for the Ford Explorer page and find AEM intakes on the Cold Air Intakes for Ford Explorer page or use the Search by Car or Truck tool to find additional performance upgrades for a specific vehicle from AEM. To find an AEM dealer near you, use the Search for AEM Dealer tool on AEMintakes.com.


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