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2016 Lexus 200t Gets an Estimated Boost of 10 Horsepower with AEM 21-824C Cold Air Intake

AEM Cold Air Intake Systems are designed to add horsepower and torque

The aerodynamically-verfied dual diameter aluminum intake tube allows more air into the engine

Introduced as part of the revamped GS model line for 2016, the GS200t became the entry-level vehicle, positioned below the more powerful 311 horsepower GS350. While at 241 horsepower, the Lexus 2.0L four cylinder is no lightweight, AEM can help close the gap with the GS350 with its 21-824C cold air intake kit that adds an estimated 10 horsepower at the drive wheels.

The sophisticated Toyota 8AR-FTS 2.0L inline four-cylinder DOHC engine utilized by Lexus features twin direct port fuel injection, VVT-iW, and a twin-scroll turbocharger developed in-house by Toyota rather than by a third party. Compressed intake air passes through a liquid-cooled intercooler that lowers intake air temperature before it enters the combustion chamber. On the exit side of the turbo, a variable wastegate valve improves efficiency. The engine is backed by an eight-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic transmission.

With the AEM 21-824C air intake system installed, intake air enters the system through the AEM Dryflow air filter, through an aerodynamically-engineered dual diameter mandrel-bent intake tube to the turbo inlet. A precision-dimensioned heat shield fits tightly with the factory pressurized air feed to channel fresh air to the Dryflow air filter, so there’s never a shortage of fresh intake air.

As the 2.0L Lexus GS200t is turbocharged, it has the capacity for increased horsepower. The more cool, fresh air you’re able to draw through the turbocharger and into the intake, the engine’s Electronic Control Unit (ECU) will respond by adding more fuel. The equation is simple: cool air plus more fuel equals more power. The result is a large, consistent power gain throughout the engine’s rpm range.

The heat shield and filter are designed to be located in the original OEM air box space

The heat shield isolates the filter from underhood heat allowing only cold air to flow to the intake

The ECU, which is, in essence, a computer, requires a means by which it can shed its heat. AEM engineers have relocated the ECU to mount directly on the intake tube so as to reduce the temperature under which it operates.

A large AEM 21-2113DK Dryflow filter is at the head of the system. The filter material itself is an innovative high performance engineered material. The washable, non-woven synthetic filter medium has been chosen due to its ability to deliver high air flow, excellent filtration, and improved performance. In fact, a Dryflow filter captures up to 99% of harmful contaminants before they have a chance to reach your engine.

Under normal conditions, an AEM Dryflow air filters typically won’t require service until about 100,000 miles of driving. If you’re traveling in duty or dirty conditions on a fairly regular basis, AEM recommends that you inspect your filter more frequently.

The AEM 21-824C cold air intake is a relatively straightforward DIY modification that takes just a few hours to install, even for someone with little mechanical experience. Tools required are those that just about everyone has in their garage. Only factory mounting points are used for the installation of the AEM 21-824C, so there is no need to drill holes or otherwise make permanent modifications to your Lexus.

Complete detailed and illustrated installation instructions are included in the shipping carton

Everything needed to install your new AEM 21-824C is included in the box

Cleaning of the filter is straightforward and consists of the removal of the filter from the vehicle, and an application of AEM 1-1000 synthetic air filter cleaner. The AEM cleaner loosens and dissolves dirt and grime collected by the filter, after which the filter need only be rinsed with water until it runs clear, air dried, and reinstalled.

The AEM 21-824C is designed to fit the following vehicles:

2016 LEXUS GS200T 2.0L L4 Fuel Injection - All Models


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